If you are new here, welcome! I’m an Interior Decorator living in Milton, ON (Canada) sharing my work and inspiration here and on Instagram. This is week four of the One Room Challenge, where I am redecorating my daughter’s bedroom in five weeks. I have about ten days until the photographer arrives to shoot the space. But this is a fairly simple project (unlike some of my fellow bloggers/designers who are renovating kitchens, bathrooms etc.) so I’m hopeful it will all come together. You can catch up on my three previous posts here to see the before photos, inspiration, design concept and progress:
The impetus for updating her room was she wanted a grey paint colour on her walls rather than the barely there pink which she had for the past five years. But of course, being a decorator, we couldn’t just stop there, right? I decided to make some additional changes and link up to the One Room Challenge as a much needed distraction at this time (see my earlier posts.) After looking at a number of grey paint colours, some that were too blue, too green or too cold, we settled on one of my favourites, Benjamin Moore Stonington Grey HC-170. And we both love it!
As you can see if you looked back at the Before photos, I also took down the drapes leaving just the shutters for a much cleaner look. Sometimes drapes are dust collectors and my daughter has a dust allergy so taking them down is also a healthier choice. (All of that drywall dust on the floor, remnants of the popcorn ceiling being removed, will be gone asap.) My new light fixture should arrive tomorrow and I’m so excited to get it installed.
I still need to put the room back together, install the headboard, hang art and style the room pretty in the next week or so. Speaking of styling, it’s one of my favourite things to do as a decorator. This is how Maya’s bookcase looked last week with the coral paint on the bead board back:
And this is how it looks now with the back of the bookcase painted a glossy black (left over from when I painted the interior of my front door) and using accessories that we already have. I plan on making an accessories run soon for a few more white pieces and storage containers. The black and white is definitely more grown up and “lit” as she says. 🙂
Follow me on Instagram as I will tag sources for some of the pieces in case you are interested. As always, thanks for following along and don’t forget to check out what all my fellow linking participants are up to here. And thanks Linda for once again organizing the ORC. Have a wonderful week!
(And thanks again for all your support in person, via texts/emails and on social media during this difficult time.)