First off, if you are new here, welcome! I’m an Interior Decorator living in Milton, ON (Canada) sharing my work and inspiration on the blog (when I can )
This is week two of the One Room Challenge, where 20 designers/bloggers transform a space in six weeks. The reveal post will be up in exactly four weeks from today – yikes! A lot needs to transpire in those four weeks.
Go here to see the first post including Before photos of my principal bedroom which is the room under construction/decoration. Below is the inspiration board using many products from our sponsors. I will get to the pretty in a minute.
But first, the ugly. To date, the room was emptied except for the dresser as it was too heavy to move.
The ceiling has been scraped – no more ugly popcorn ceiling! I hired someone to do this but you can definitely do this yourself although it is a messy job. I was getting rid of the broadloom so he didn’t have to protect it from the falling stipple. Because our house is only 10 years old and the ceiling was never painted, the stipple ceiling came off really easy in about an hour. He just sprayed it with water from a large container and then scraped it off with a putty knife. He came by the next day for another hour to apply the drywall compound over any seams. And then came back a third day for less than half an hour to add some more drywall compound. On the fourth day, he sanded for less than a half hour. So, less than 4 hours work to have this done.
The ceiling hasn’t been painted yet but I’m hoping it will be smooth like a baby’s bottom with no seams or anything showing once painted. It does make a big difference to a space, so if you are renovating a room and it is going to be empty anyway, I encourage you to look at doing this. You will be happy you did.
And the hardwood flooring has been installed and I love it. That alone has changed the space drastically and was a huge part of the budget but so worth it. It’s the same flooring I had installed in my daughter’s bedroom. (The floor is covered in drop cloths so I can’t show it quite yet.)
I also cleared out the closet, donating bags and bags of clothing, sold the old closet system, patched up the millions of holes that were left and now I am waiting for my new closet to be installed next week. So looking forward to that!
So, let’s talk about some of the pretty items below for my elegant yet relaxed bedroom:
Many of the pieces shown are generously provided by our sponsors as follows.
- one of the pieces of art I chose from Minted whose art collection continues to expand over the years. It was so difficult choosing a few pieces for this space. I literally loved almost every piece.
- the area rug is grey wool broadloom from Karastan, cut and bound and it is gorgeous! Can’t wait to share a close up when I have it.
- the large round mirror is from the Bassett Mirror Company (you know how I love round mirrors, right?) and I love its simple lines.
- the shaded ceiling fixture is for the center of the room. I did think about doing something cool and edgy like the black fixture in the Marlton Hotel inspiration photo I shared last week, but the ceiling height is only 8′ and I thought it would overwhelm the room. I love the brass and lucite detail on this simple fixture. Two of the small fixtures shown are being installed in the closet and the entry to the bedroom. All light fixtures are provided by Crystorama.
- I have loved the Arteriors lamp forever and so happy to use one of them on the dresser. It’s from Bellacor.
- the linen animal print is Celerie Kemble for Schumacher from DecoratorsBest
I have been a fan of Tonic Living for years having used them a few times in my own home and recommending to my consultation clients who are on a budget. They are sewing drapes in the grey linen shown (largest fabric photo above.)
The blush pink and brass chair is from West Elm and I wanted it as soon as I saw it added to their furniture line. The tufted ottoman is from Whittington’s custom furniture, a trade only manufacturer of high end furniture. I already have a few of their pieces in my home.
I instagrammed this photo of moulding – swoonworthy, right? I won’t be getting this fancy with the Metrie moulding but it still will really up the luxe factor in the room. PS Metrie is having a contest to win $2000 in product so pop on over to their site to enter.
source: A+B Kasha
And I received sample pots of paint colours I am considering from Farrow and Ball. I have a favourite but will wait to get them up on the walls this week before deciding. Below are also three of the fabrics I will be using, from left to right – ottoman, headboard and draperies.
My fellow ORC mates have really brought their reno/decorate game on strong. Be sure to follow along.
Apartment 34 | Arianna Belle | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling |
Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | TM by CIH
And don’t forget to check out what all the linking participants are up to as well.
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