ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK SIX

It’s time for the final reveal! If you’re just tuning in, I’ve been redecorating our guest bedroom and bathroom on a timeline of just six weeks (you can check out progress from the first five weeks here) and today is the grand finale. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out and just a tiny bit relieved that everything came together at the last minute. Without further ado…

welcome tray

tortoiseshell glass  //  topiary tray  //  blue and white candle  //  ginger jar matches

These bedside tables were almost the death of me. Despite ordering a “bright white finish” online, they arrived in a distressed off white that just didn’t work in this room. But the price was right and they were final sale so I did what I had to do: set up shop in our garage this past weekend, spray painted them a glossy white, lost ten million brain cells in the process, and tied a navy tassel around the drawer pull as a little finishing touch.

dana gibson stroheim madagascar curtains

ginger jar prints  //  tall topiary  //  small topiary

The room started taking shape the moment these drapes were hung. They’re the first thing you see when you walk in the room and I love how bright and welcoming they are. I had them made at the Dallas Home Fabric Center but you can order custom drapes through this Etsy shop. The fabric is Dana Gibson for Stroheim Madagascar from DecoratorsBest and I added a navy border on the inside edges to tie in the headboard from my old apartment in New York.

texas art print

similar sconces  //  Texas print  //  headboard  //  lumbar pillow

I played around with several different art options for above the bed before I remembered I happen to sell the perfect piece to welcome our guests to Dallas! There is so much color elsewhere in the room and keeping the artwork and headboard simple balance it out a bit. I’m a big fan of white bedding and Pine Cone Hill was kind enough to send over this bordered duvet cover and matching pillows. They are so soft I now want them for our bedroom upstairs!

green bamboo dresser

This dresser from The Collected Eclectic Home is the stuff my decorating dreams are made of. Finished with six coats of glossy green paint and topped off with shiny brass hardware, it turned out even better than I could have imagined. They have so many amazing pieces just waiting for custom color — I can’t wait to shop with them again soon! Above it I added this white lacquer mirror from Bassett Mirror Company (also available here) and these killer navy bamboo lamps (which I shamelessly ordered right after seeing them in my parents’ new house).

lucite curtain rods dana gibson madagascar fabricThese lucite and brass curtain rods were a seriously chic upgrade. I ordered the 1.37″ diameter with polished brass end caps and love both the way they look and how easy they were to hang.

bedside table styling tassel drawer pulls

boxwood topiaries ginger jar prints

navy bamboo lamps

navy bamboo lamp  //  ceramic elephant

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ginger jar prints
lucite and brass curtain rods

lucite curtain rod  //  ikat fabric

design darling one room challenge guest bedroom

green bamboo dresser navy bamboo lamps

lucite curtain rods

blue and white dish

blue and white box  //  quote dish (the cutest housewarming present from my friend Amy!)

dana gibson canton ginger jar wallpaper

monogrammed shower curtain

ginger jar wallpaper  //  tassel shower curtain

Across the hallway is our powder room. I had been coveting this Dana Gibson for Stroheim Canton wallpaper for-ev-er and couldn’t wait to see it in our new home. It makes a bold statement but personally I’m in love and think it will be a perfect conversation starter at our housewarming party in December! The shower curtain came from my New York apartment but Will’s mom felt like it needed a bold monogram to hold its own next to the wallpaper and thankfully her friend Delaney from Sew Sew Swell worked her magic on this gorgeous appliqué monogram in a crazy short time frame.

dana gibson canton wallpaper

ginger jar guest towel

dana gibson stroheim canton blue ginger jar wallpaper

blue and white bud vase  //  white lacquer tray  //  blue and white candle  //  ginger jar matches

ginger jar wallpaper

navy trim towels

So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the grand tour as much as we’ll enjoy hosting our next round of guests here. Will walked in as I was styling and said he wished our master bedroom looked this good so I think we’ve got our work cut out for us. 😉 Don’t forget to check out all the other bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge — interior eye candy overload!

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
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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK FIVE

Week five is here and our guest bedroom and bathroom are finally starting to take shape. If you’re just tuning in, I (along with 19 other design bloggers listed below) am redecorating a room (well, two) in our house from beginning to end in just six weeks — which means I only have seven days to go! Here are before photos from week one, paint color decisions in week two, the decorating plan from week three, and artwork and styling dilemmas in week four. And now how about some sneak peeks in week five?!

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The wallpaper went up in our powder room (across the hall from the guest bedroom on the main floor of our townhouse) and it has me head over heels in love and wanting to wallpaper every surface of our home. This was really the only major thing I wanted to tackle in the powder room and it’s incredible how one step totally transformed the space.

This mirror arrived for the guest bedroom and will be hung on the wall across from the bed above the dresser. I love the cool shape and white lacquer finish — it’s just the clean accent piece your eye will rest on between pops of color from the cobalt and white curtains, navy headboard, and kelly green dresser.

I’ve decided I’m going to salvage the nightstands (which were too distressed and yellow against our white walls) with a fresh coat of white paint. It’s just too hard to find a substitute piece on short notice and they were final sale so I’m going to try to work with what I’ve got. Not that anyone should be tackling a painting project with just days before the final reveal… I’m going to need all the luck I can get.

lucite curtain rods

The lucite curtain rods are here and so gorgeous in person I could cry but it will be down to the wire on getting the curtains themselves finished in time. They are going to be such a strong statement in the space that it would feel completely unfinished without them so please send a prayer to the design powers that be and cross your fingers that I’ll get them home and hung with a little time to spare.

the ceh kelly green bamboo dresser

We’re also waiting on the kelly green dresser to arrive from The CEH but I have to tell you, the sneak peeks are looking fab-u-lous. I’m excited to be experimenting with more color and pattern in this room than in past projects so let’s hope it all comes together right in the nick of time!

Be sure to check out the other bloggers who are participating!

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

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK FOUR

Okay people, it’s crunch time! This week was a bit of a doozy as bedside tables arrived that were totally wrong for the room and now I’m scrambling to find something that’s the right color, size, and style and will arrive in the next week or so. I see an emergency shopping trip in our near future…

Thankfully the lucite curtain rods have shipped, I’ve found someone to hang wallpaper in the powder room, and this lumbar pillow is in the works to tie the bedroom together. Beautiful bedding and bath towels arrived courtesy of Pine Cone Hill and so until everything else arrives, I’ll be spending the next week brainstorming what to put on these bare walls. As a reminder, here’s where we started:

katie kime scalloped headboard

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Here’s the fabric for the curtains I shared in week two:

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Here’s the dresser that The CEH is painting for us and a sneak peek of its fab new color (!!!):

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And here’s the general plan of attack outlined in week three:

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So now we’re kind of in a holding pattern until pieces arrive and curtains and wallpaper go up. But I want to make some decisions about what’s going to fill these walls and thankfully we have no shortage of options! A grouping of Will’s bluebonnet paintings might be pretty between the windows:

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I’m thinking one of these prints we already own will go above the bed:

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{swimming pool print}

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{Central Park print}

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{David de Lossy print}

Let me know if you have a favorite of those! Then for the opposite wall I need to decide what to do above the dresser. I have this awesome antique quatrefoil mirror from my apartment in New York but I selfishly want to save it for our foyer or master bedroom where we’ll get to enjoy it more often. So it’s back to the drawing board on a mirror and/or artwork for above the new dresser. I’ve been pinning lots of inspiration:

{The Pink Pagoda}

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{Lauren McGrath}

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{Simply Seleta}

I’m thinking about ordering this mirror for above the dresser and bringing in these ginger jars from our living room for a little more color on that wall. And wish me luck on the bedside tables… I swear every One Room Challenge there’s going to be one piece that just plagues me — remember the coffee table dilemma from last year’s One Room Challenge? Ooof. Two weeks and lots of work to go…!

Oh and don’t forget to check out all twenty bloggers who are participating in the One Room Challenge. There’s a man cave, a nursery, a dressing room, an entire condo, a foyer, a ranch, and lots more. Interior eye candy overload!

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

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK THREE

Someone please tell me how we are halfway through this challenge because I am a little in denial. There is so much to do! I can’t seem to find anyone in the state of Texas to hang wallpaper, the drapes are still in production, and I’m crossing my fingers that the bedside tables and lucite curtain rods will make it in time. This is definitely going to be a mad dash to the finish line…!

This week I ordered bedside tables, bedding, and bath towels. And, more excitingly, we picked a color for the bamboo dresser after all your enthusiastic voting last week! Drumroll, please…

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one room challenge decorating plan

fabric  //  swimming pool print  //  bedding  //  throw pillow

bedside tables  //  navy tassels  //  bamboo dresser  //  green dresser inspiration image

We decided to go with green! We really gravitate toward cool colors throughout our home so green was just far enough outside our comfort zone without making us feel like we’d never be able to use it again in a different space. I also thought it would be pretty to add tassels (inspired by this dreamy collection) to spruce up a pair of plain white nightstands… How typical that I’m focused on the little last minute details and still have a room that looks like it did the day we started. Please cross your fingers that some of our new goodies start to arrive soon or it’s going to be a seriously insane week five and six.

Psst, don’t forget to check out the other 20 fab bloggers who are participating in the same challenge:

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
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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK TWO

Wooohooo! We’re in week two of the One Room Challenge and I’m slowly but surely getting my ducks in a row. This week I dropped off fabric for drapes, secured a replacement dresser, ordered mini chandelier shades for the sconces and lucite curtain rods for the windows, and started looking at new bedding. (If you need a refresher on where we started, check out week one here.) Otherwise, let’s dive right in!

The drapes will be in this Dana Gibson for Stroheim cobalt and white ikat Madagascar fabric with a navy border on the inside edges to tie in the navy headboard. (I love cobalt and navy together!) I ordered the fabric from DecoratorsBest and received my giant bolt of fabric the next day. I also ordered my favorite Dana Gibson for Stroheim blue ginger jar Canton wallpaper for the powder room. No surprise there! I have admired this pattern forever and can’t wait to see it in our home.

dana gibson stroheim madagascar ikat

dana gibson for stroheim canton wallpaper

Now for the dresser! I am so excited about this piece. I worked with the amazing team at The Collected Eclectic Home (we met through Instagram!) who scouted this incredible bamboo dresser that’s the perfect dimensions for the guest bedroom. If you’re looking for vintage furniture in Texas (or want someone to paint or lacquer an existing piece of yours), I can’t recommend them enough. Isn’t this gorgeous?

bamboo dresser

Now we have to decide what color to paint it. Since this is our guest bedroom and we won’t be staring at the space every day, I want to go bold and pick a color I might not use in our living room or master bedroom. That’s where I’d love your help! I have a few ideas — we’ve narrowed it down to green, lavender, and orange — but I’d love to know which is your favorite now that you’ve seen the headboard and gotten a sneak peek of the drapes. Here are a few inspiration images:

green campaign dresser vanessa de vargas in lonny

lavender bamboo furniture

orange bamboo dresser

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Which color would you choose for the dresser? Be sure to check back in next week to see what I decide on and don’t forget to check out the other awesome bloggers here:

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
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