Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge | The Reveal!!!

Welcome to the final episode of the One Room Challenge!  Thank you for sticking with me through some not so interesting posts.  I'm so happy to be sharing the final results of a very short six week room makeover.  While sharing a client project would have made much more sense and probably been a better use of my time, I am honestly thrilled that I chose to work on my own home.  If you are new to the blog, you can catch up on old posts here.  I'm not going to share all those u.g.l.y. before pictures in this post.

Before I get to the reveal I would like to thank Linda for once again inviting me to be a part of this wonderful group of women!  Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by and left comments throughout the process. It is always helpful to hear from ya'll.


When I started this project, my goal was to turn this room into a soothing retreat.  Part of the plan included painting the walls and bookcase backs a warm gray.  We also wanted the built-ins to have a more custom look.  So we added trim detail and it made all the difference.


When it came to styling the shelves I tried to use restraint and not put everything back that was there previously.  I think my edited approach worked to create a somewhat simpler space.



I really prefer simple bedding and after lots of thought about different pillow scenarios I ended up keeping the Dwell pillow and just bringing in Euro shams.  We also added matchstick blinds which have been on my wish list for so long.  They weren't exactly the size we needed, but were easy enough to cut.  Mr. just rolled them up tightly and wrapped the ends with duct tape before cutting them to size with a saw.





We took down the huge wood framed mirror that came with the dresser and hung this gold one in its place.  It did wonders for lightening things up!



And now for the gallery wall...I'm so glad you all suggested that the TV be mounted on the wall!  I was somewhat against it, but I'm really happy with how this turned out.  I decided to keep the frames white and really like the simplicity.


Last but not least is the window seat.  I brought in the striped pillows from another room and in a last minute crunch found the ikat pillow at a local store.  I already had the knit throw and basket. Love shopping the house!



I'll be back tomorrow to share sources from this project.  Now let's go see some amazing transformations...


66 comments :

  1. Your room turned out great. I love seeing the reveals.

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  2. Amazing! Have followed you Challenge with the most enthusiasm. Your bedroom is the exact blueprint of mine. Same dimensions same windows so it has given me a lot of inspiration. Can't wait for the sources. Wonderful transformation.

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  3. Rene, Everything is absolutely is absolutely beautiful. I love the color palette - it is so serene. Nice work!
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  4. I love it so much! Y'all must be so excited to retreat here in the end of the day. Classic perfection! You've convinced me 1. I need built-ins in my bedroom 2. Matthew needs to hang our tv. Today. 3. I want my old four poster bed back.

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  5. Those round mirrors make me happy! Your room looks fabulous and I love the styling on the dresser. The window seat is my favorite. What a great personal retreat--enjoy! xo Nancy

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  6. A beautiful and peaceful place to rest your head. Love the gallery wall and window seat!

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  7. what a beautiful and relaxing space! i love the soft grays.

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  8. Rene, this is so peaceful. I want to paint my bedroom this color and edit it down, too. My husband said we have 'too much stuff' in that room. I'm going to show him this....when I am ready to work again. I love all of this. The bookcases look so much better with the updates that your husband did. I love the television mounted on the wall. All of your mirrors are fantastic. Love the window seat, too.

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  9. really beautiful!!! Love the bedding + pillows! And you edited shelves look fab! Well done girly!! xo, Tessa

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  10. Bravo. The room looks fantastic and the bed is so inviting. I love the small details and the bookshelf styling.
    Makes me want to crawl in the bed!

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  11. Beautiful and peaceful. Love all the textures you brought in and the warm woods. The matchstick blinds are perfect in this room. I'm making note of your flanking sunburst mirrors too!

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  12. Rene, you have completely succeeded in making a calming, edited space. I especially love the bedding and window seat--what a great little spot. Enjoy all of the beauty of your hard work!

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  13. Rene, it looks beautiful ... what a wonderfully calm and warm space to retreat to! The details on the builtins are perfect! Congrats! xo

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  14. How beautiful, Rene!! Serene, cozy, and pulled together. I love how you styled the bookshelves!

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  15. Absolutely beautiful! Everything looks great! Makes me want to redo mine. It's so soothing and welcoming. Love it!!!

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  16. LOVE it! Great choices on simple bedding. Beautiful gallery wall and your bench seat looks so cozy. What a retreat!

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  17. What a lovely room! Your bedroom feels very cozy, calming and inviting, it is definitely a retreat! Love the built-ins and window seat! Well done!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  18. Rene, it is beautiful! Very well done! It looks like such a comfortable, polished space. Great job!

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  19. rene -- this is so pretty! how serene, and i love the pillows and the bedding and the window seat.

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  20. Gorgeous, Rene!!! You did it!! The built-ins look amazing and Iove the gallery wall! I am so in awe of you guys that tackle the ORC, can't wait to go check out the other reveals:) you've totally inspired me to get started on our master update!

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  21. So beautiful. I especially love the gallery wall and the window seat. Great job!

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  22. Beautiful, Rene!! I keep scrolling back through to take it all in, I love the simplicity and the way you've created such a fresh, yet warm and cozy space. You made that tv look so good, that's talent, my friend! :)

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  23. Beautiful, warm and inviting room!

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  24. Sooo..the paint color looks beige to me...what is the name of the paint? Looks lovely!

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  25. i love all of the details!!! it looks fabulous! so welcoming, relaxing, crisp, personal, fresh, etc etc etc!

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  26. Looks wonderful, I love the window seat pillows!

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  27. Gorgeous room!!! Love how you styled everything Rene and all the lovely details you added! The shelves are perfect - restraint is a difficult thing for me and you showed if off well with this one!!!! Congratulations for a job well done!!!! CHEERS!

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  28. Great job styling! I love the simplicity in the room.

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  29. Everything looks really great. My two faves are the window seat wall and the frames around the TV. Four thumbs up. :)

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  30. Congrats on creating such a gorgeous retreat for you and the hubby. Love the simplicity and calm you've created in there. Well done Rene'!!

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  31. Your room is beautiful Rene! I love the gallery wall around the TV and bookshelves are styled so well!

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  32. It turned out so well! I love every last detail and your bedding is heaven! Well done!!

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  33. love the new room! I like the idea of putting up a new mirror over a dresser. I also love how you put frames around the TV.

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  34. Everything came out so beautifully. Those pillows are so peaceful and inviting. I love the lamps and gold mirror. My kind of room! Awesome!

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  35. Rene, it looks fantastic. I love your bookshelves with the lighter grayish color in the background and your accessories. I also love your euro shams! You know I never noticed that you had a four poster bed. I'm considering one for our master. For the longest time, I was of the mindset of getting an upholstered headboard, but now I think I've changed my mind. I love how simple and classic your four poster bed looks.....timeless.

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  36. So jealous of your built ins and window seat! Lovely job.

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  37. Rene it looks fantastic! You really acheived your goal of a soothing retreat...so nice!

    I love how the tv wall turned out....one of the best I've ever seen!

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  38. This room looks amazing! Love all the details, the room is so well done!

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  39. Lovely retreat. Great book shelf styling...serene and personal. I love it all but my favorite is your dresser top with the new mirror, artwork and pretty accessories.

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  40. Rene...you aced the styling! The bookshelves look so good and the gallery wall is perfect. Hanging the TV was the right thing to do. You and I so like the same style....separated at birth:) Very pretty room....I know you are pleased with how it turned out!

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  41. So pretty and very calming! I love the gallery wall, and what a great tip about rolling up blinds and cutting them with a saw! You outdid yourself - beautiful room.

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  42. I love shopping my house too :)
    It turned out great. The gallery wall looks really fab.

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  43. This room looks very restful. I love the way your decorated the shelves, and I adore the window seat. What a lovely room to fall asleep in.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  44. Lovely, lovely bedroom Rene! Everything's so well thought out, and the TV wall turned out beautifully! Have fun on your trip!

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  45. The room looks so cozy! And I love that grey and white striped tray on the nightstand!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  46. What a beautiful, beautiful room!! Congratulations, I don't know how you did that in 6 weeks and had a life, too. Just love it!!

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  47. I think you accomplished your goal of creating a sooting retreat, this is lovely Rene! I love the simplicity and serenity as well as all of your great touches and details!

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  48. I love your dresser styling with the layering of the art over the mirror and all of the details that makes this room so special. love it.

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  49. It really is a soothing space! I love all the wonderful layers and pretty details! Beautiful job!
    -Shelley

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  50. What a perfectly calming space. I love the bookcase styling! And i'm a huge fan of tv gallery walls. Love it my dear!

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  51. Your styling is very pretty. The room looks very comfortable and like a retreat.

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  52. I'd say you definitely accomplished the soothing retreat feeling. All the details are great, I love looking at all the little touches you added.

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  53. This looks so comfy and fresh! I love it!

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  54. Great room! I have been very interested to see how you dealt with the bed in front of window dilemna! Love the sunburst mirrors and the room is lovely!!

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  55. A very calming retreat indeed. So visually pleasing to the eye. Great job.

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  56. Oh, Rene. I love how this came together. It is so light and bright. I just love the trim on the shelves and those pillows on the window seat. What a relaxing space. Well done, my friend.

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  57. Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments everybody!

    XO,
    Rene

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  58. Such a lovely room! I love the window seat area and the mirrors above the bed! Beautiful!

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  59. I was out of town last week and just catching up on the ORC...your room looks fabulous! I love the simple styling on your bookshelves and your TV/gallery wall turned out perfect. What a soothing space to end a long day...

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  60. Your serene retreat was a complete success! Everything is gorgeous! I love your simple bedding, the two mirrors over the side tables and that whole built-in/window bench!!! It's amazing. It has been so fun following along! Well Done!

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  61. Fabulous job! Loving all the glam touches too!

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  62. Great to see the result. I especially like how you integrated the TV with the picture frames. I used it as inspiration for one of my articles about decorating around a TV: http://www.firstapartmentchecklist.com/decorating-around-a-tv-6-inspiring-ideas/

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  63. Adore the gallery wall! Where did you source the frames? Thank you!

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  64. I'm sooo late to this party, but I wanted to weigh in and congratulate you on the amazing job you did in this room, Rene! The mounted tv/gallery wall, the trimmed-out built-ins, the wall color, the window seat--it's all so fabulous. You must love spending time in here now. Enjoy!

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