One Room Challenge | The REVEAL | Master Bedroom Re-imagined

Updated: Nov 25, 2019

I am really excited for today because it is time for the reveal day for the One Room Challenge! I finally get to show you all the details of my master bedroom re-imagined! The room is now a bright space that reflects my design style more closely than ever before.


If you've been following along, you'll recall that we were keeping some antique pieces and creating a new concept by combining them with some acquired mid-century modern pieces. My love of travel is a big inspiration for my design sense.


If you've missed any of my previous posts, here are the links:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5


All AFTER photography by Alex Hill Productions.


MASTER BEDROOM - BEFORE

Once upon a time there was a lot of purple, oh, and some lavender, too!


Before our re-imagined space, the room felt dark and dated. There was nothing really wrong with the space, but it just wasn't bringing me joy.

To transform our space, we evaluated which furniture pieces we would keep, what needed to be edited out and consider what we needed to more closely fit our functional needs of how we really use the room.



THE PLAN FOR OUR RE-IMAGINED MASTER BEDROOM


PROCESS

Fortunately, this room didn't need any big demolition or construction to achieve our goals. The biggest jobs were priming and painting over the purple and lavender walls. Next we hired out the electrical work to have a new switch (with dimmer) and overhead ceiling fixture installed. Finally, we hung wallpaper behind our bed to create a feature wall.

We used Benjamin Moore color called Alabaster in a matte latex paint for the walls and a Sherwin-Williams flat ceiling paint in Bright White.

A little luxury appears with the installation of this gold, sputnik-inspired ceiling light fixture. It makes a big difference in the evening, especially with the adjustability of the dimmer switch.


MASTER BEDROOM - NOW



WALLPAPER

I have always been a lover of wallpaper, so it was a natural choice for me to create a focal point using it at the head of our bed. This Dandelion Navy on White wallpaper is from Spoonflower. I was looking for something fun that fit a mid-century modern vibe and I wanted a navy touch.


Using the wallpaper along the wall surfaces only and not papering the semi-ceiling angle (above on the right side) helped solve the problem of the room feeling closed-in. It had previously been painted the same color as the wall and really accentuated the awkward angle.

I enjoyed pulling the overall color palette together with the bed linens and pillows. The pattern on the bolster pillow is a bit reminiscent of the shapes on the wallpaper.


I adore having a newly designed master bedroom, but what could make it even better? A set of new bed sheets!


We had recently purchased our new mattress set at a local Washington mattress retailer, Mattress Depot and had an easy, no-pressure experience. The exciting thing is that when they learned I was participating in the One Room Challenge, they offered me a free set of sheets to complete my project! (Disclaimer: I received one queen set of bamboo sheets from Mattress Depot in exchange for sharing about my pleasant experience shopping with them.)


NEW SEATING AND VINTAGE DRESSER


Our Marigold chairs helped solve the problem of the empty middle space of the room. In the past, we had a bench against the wall where the dresser is now, but moving them near the windows really connected the bed area to the dresser area, making it feel like a cohesive whole instead of segmented and isolated spaces.


We love our new-to-us vintage dresser and how well it works with our oak bed and the antique wardrobe.


SPECIAL ART

The featured art is a stretched canvas print based on an original encaustic painting by artist and gallery owner Laura van Horne. As a designer, I was able to purchase the licensed print from Third and Wall Art Group.


ANTIQUE ARMOIRE


Our antique English armoire, made from English walnut, has taken up residence in the entryway of the bedroom. Despite mixing woods and styles, all of our wood furniture works together!

Here you can see the reflection of the bed and pillows from the open mirrored door of the armoire.

GALLERY WALL

I am loving how the gallery wall turned out! I have been gradually moving towards purchasing more original art and less mass-produced pieces. It can be expensive to do this, so I am starting out small. A gallery wall can be a perfect way to make a big impact with small, curated pieces.


A couple of the pieces have been gifts, a couple are from recent travel, and the black and white geometric pieces (upper and lower right) are prints from a Swedish artist Anna Curtius.


ALL THE DETAILS


LIVE HOUSEPLANTS


In the foreground, I have a snake plant and in the background, a whispy lady palm. Lucky for me, the snake plant can handle some neglect and the lady palm doesn't need direct sunlight.


ACCESSORIES AND DECOR



The tray full of accessories and the flower sculpture were both purchased new a within the last year or two, but everything else was a treasure found at thrift shops or from grandma's house.


That cute little wind-up clock is a travel alarm that I found in my husband's bedside table drawer.


It has been sitting in that drawer for years, unbeknownst to me, and originally belonged to his grandmother. She must have given it to him when he went away to college but it feels like it was waiting to be found to become part of our new room.


I love little mementos like this that get passed around in families to be rediscovered and treasured once more!


ONE MORE LOOK AT OUR NEW MASTER BEDROOM

There you have it, my One Room Challenge master bedroom reveal. My next blog article will look at our budget and what it costs to re-imagine a master bedroom.


THE DESIGNER - VALERIE

Thanks for the support of so many as you gave me feedback and encouragement as I sorted through the design and implementation process!


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