The Big Reveal: One room Challenge
In highschool, I choregraphed a dance to “Standing Outside the Fire” by Garth Brooks with a friend. Those who know my dancing skills are laughing hard right now, especially since I put myself and “choregraphed” into a sentence together. But, I only tell you this to show off that I’ve got quite the background in country. Girl can get down to some Garth.
Today is the final reveal to show that I’ve gone country, dog gonnit. To keep you up to speed, a lovely client, asked that I decorate a guest bedroom at her second home in the country. She willingly went along with Linda of Calling It Home’s six week challenge to let me put the entire room together start to finish in just six weeks.
Here it was before…
And here it is today…
The bedroom sits on the ground floor of their country house and it overlooks the garden so I have dubbed it “the garden room.” I know, so very creative. But, if you say it in a snobby voice, it sounds very sophisticated. We went with a mixture of high and low/antique and new to pull the look together. The bedspread was the starting point for the entire design and it came from Ikea of all places. The bed frame is also Ikea but no longer in production – it was a major Craigslist score. Bench at the end of the bed is Serena and Lily. The rug is Bunnie Williams for Dash and Albert. The lamps I got at a local shop and the shades I recovered in Peter Dunham fabric. The big roller I had custom made with green ticking stripe and a piping in the matching Peter Dunham fabric. My favorite part is the beautiful photograph by Julia Lynn above the bed. The black side table on the right hand side, while absolutely beautiful belongs somewhere else in the home and sits there for the photoshoot while I await the Chairish side table to come. It was the first thing ordered – a gorgeous dark wood antique spindle table and I can’t wait for it to eventually arrive. The dresser on the side of the room was already there and it’s gorgeous. The antique faux bamboo chair is also my clients (I wish I could take credit for finding it) and doesn’t reside there as there wouldn’t be any need for a bench and chair at the foot of the bed but I thought it looked pretty for the pics. There also was a debate between white and blue pillows for the bed. In the end, we went white for the softness it brings but I included one pic of the blue for you to see.
There ya have it. I’ve got to tell you that the One Room Challenges, this one, and the poolhouse I did last time (you can see the reveal here), take a ton of work to pull together so quickly but as Garth Brooks says, “you’ve got to be tough when consumed by desire. Because it’s not enough just to stand outside the fire”
Check out the other participants beautiful finished rooms here.
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