One Room Challenge – Gone Country

April 9, 2015 at 5:05 AM 3 comments

I’ve got an update on the one room challenge, where I’m making over a guest bedroom in the country.

As a reminder, here’s the plan I showed to my client this past week.


The feedback is in people. The big issue came with the headboard.  My client doesn’t like tufting and well you can’t really get around that.  She also didn’t feel that a tufted headboard belonged in the country.  I loved the look and the big shot of green so I tried to push my headboard choice by showing my client the kelly green fabric swatch that went so fabulously with the stems of the flowers.  I also upped the country vibe by switching the blue pillows out to ruffled pillows to see if that would help.

Nah.  She was almost convinced but not fully there.  So, it was time for a new bed.  As luck would have it the very most perfect four post bed came onto Craigslist as I was searching high and low for the correct alternative.  And here she is…


Yes, the discontinued Edland bed in a beautiful yellow pine.  Now that bed will do just fine in the country, city or the suburbs.  Speaking of the burbs, I was 99% ready to hoard my find for my own suburban home.  But, I passed it along to my client and she was on board!  And we are moving forward!!  We officially have a bed!

Other feedback was that she liked the spindle wood side table but not the round side table.


I was fine with that.  The round side table wasn’t a complete love for me but rather something that I thought went well with its mate.  When doing bedside tables that are different, I think it’s important that they are similar heights and widths to pull it off.  So, for now, I’ve got some hunting to do.

Overall, my client was very pleased with the design and loved the bedding, which is the most important part.  We’re getting places!!

I’m just celebrating my luck with the Edland bed.  I mean check out this old Blueprint pic for inspiration…



PS – remember Blueprint Mag?  It was the best!

Next week, I’m headed over to build the bed and to start to bring the room together.

Please go check out the other participants, here.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. deborah moore manning  |  April 9, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    Love the new bed; as you said it would be a standout ANYwhere! I adore the round table, a bit of sophistication w/ the Country vibe. . . and the contrast would have been great w/ the Edlund bed, oh well. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • 2. Anne {Almost Home}  |  April 9, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Kate, I love it. Beautiful choices and that bed will be a stunner (and the fact that it was a Craigslist find makes it that much better!). I also appreciated how you shared the feedback your client has given you. I’ve helped a few friends/acquaintances with some decorating plans, and it’s reassuring to hear that even someone as talented as yourself gets feedback from clients asking for changes to the original plan. xo

  • 3. casavilorainteriors  |  April 9, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    I totally love the bed! It is just beautiful! I love your plan


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