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One Room Challenge Week Six

March 13, 2013

So here we are now six weeks into the One Room Challenge and only one week left before the big reveal.  I'd say I made some real progress this week, mentally at least.  I realized how easy is it to stray away from your original room design goals, even in such a short time frame.  Typically my rooms evolve over time as budget and effort allow.  It's really easy to let one new thing change your plans.  Sometimes that's a good thing.  And sometimes it's not.  

Take my William Morris Wallpaper Reproduction Print I ordered for above our bed.  I love it but it just wasn't going to work where I intended.  Complimented by my pillow choices, I realized I need yet another pattern/color to pull out it's full potential.  Which meant a recovering my headboard.  And then my bedding felt too white.  And the walls too dark.  And the bedside tables all wrong.  And I thought about ordering more prints so I could wallpaper the whole back wall in them.  Then I realized that I was creating a totally different room from the one I wanted.  No matter how great that combo might be, it wasn't what I wanted in my bedroom.  It was just too much. 

 But I love the print and I like that it ties in all the various colors I'm using.  And it actually looks gorgeous against my charcoal gray walls so I just rehung it on the wall opposite our bed.  It feels better over there and creates a nice sense of balance to that side of the room.  Plus I like that it draws your eye in rather than to the tv.  Yes, we have a television in our bedroom.  I'll never give that up.

 I decided that while the green silk taffeta buffalo check is an amazing fabric it's just not cut out for this space.  So I went with option C, my old polka dotted scarf from Target draped right over top the existing headboard.  BAM.  I love it.  I knew we needed something above the headboard and realized just a nice quiet whisper of something would work best.  Enter an antique oval mirror.  I added just a tad bit of rub 'n buff to help bring out some of her former glitz.  I like that it's more muted than a new gold (or spray painted gold) mirror.

Now we're back on track!

 I'm really liking where this is headed now.  I swapped out our slipper chairs for a nice upholstered bench at the foot of the bed.  This still leaves plenty of room for climbing babes to perch but takes up less floor space.  It's their favorite spot to sit and watch tv in our room without getting their sticky fingers and soy milk anywhere near my new white bedding. 
 I still have a ton of editing to do but I think I'm finally in the home stretch!  I have my spool of coral trim to bust out and I'd still like to get my euro shams monogrammed but I know that's not going to finished in time for this challenge.  Unless someone local wants to hook me with some rapid service?  hint hint.  anyone?  no really.

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35 comments:

  1. Looking good. I love that large print. I need to check your previous post to see where you found it. I need something behind the TV in my master. A print like that might work.

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  2. Beautiful!!! Looks much more 'you' than the previous print!

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  3. Girl, you are on fire now. I love that bench at the end of the bed. I wouldn't be surprised if you wake up one morning and find a napping angle there. I love all the mixes of fabric in this space. Can't wait till next week for this.

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  4. The simpler the better in that room I think. It is looking peaceful and beautiful! Love the bench, the mirror, the lamps--all perfect Julia! I WISH I had a local monogram source....let's work on that one.
    xo Nancy
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  5. I think it looks great. That print is amazing and looks sooo good against your walls. And you know I always support the addition of polka dot. :) Can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  6. I love the changes you made and the fabrics are beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  7. I love your framed wallpaper, and it looks SO great behind the tv! It's shaping up to have the feel exactly like your inspiration!

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  8. Staying true to what you want in a space is so important. I really liked the more layered version with all the elements focused on the bed but think how you redistributed the elements around the room and streamlined the bed lets the room shine even more. Love just tossing a scarf over the headboard, I may try that myself. - Robin

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  9. Oh yeah, this version is so much more you. That scarf has seriously been like the best purchase ever! It looks gorgeous in there. You've got me craving a bench at the foot of my bed now.

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  10. Oh i am loving it! that mirror is PERFECT. i mean PERFECT. good for you! i almost want to see the audabon pic on the dresser over on the right nightstand, like in your initial mock up. how does it look? probably a reason you did that though! :)

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    1. oh don't worry, I have a one for the right nightstand too. The frames are just really really heavy and those are plaster and brick walls so they have to be hung properly. ie, not by me. The one on the left if just leaning against the bedside table and the one for the right is on the floor. Will have them both hung in time for the reveal. It's Audubon central in there, five in total. Made for a very happy husband.

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  11. The side tables are totally working for me. I love how it's brings in a more masculine look to the room, since after all, you are sharing it with a man. :) I can't wait to see it all come together! I love that wallpaper so I'm glad you're using it elsewhere and the mirror over the bed is great. It really helps incorporate the side tables antique-ness into the newness of the rest of the room.

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  12. Gorgeous! The headboard is perfect!! I am dying over the colors in the print so I am glad you found a home for it! Can't wait for next week.

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  13. Can you let me know the source of the large wallpaper print? Love it.
    xo~Jill

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  14. Loving the calming yet cheery vibe of the room now! I totally feel ya on changing
    Your game plan throughout the challenge- I've had those moments myself!

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  15. I really like this direction you have taken. The mirror is the perfect simple, calming touch for that bed wall.

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  16. Love the simpler look! I do the same thing all the time...and when I just remove a few things and go back to what I was originally thinking...everything seems to fall in place! Take care, Caroline

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  17. Love that you are keeping the William Morris in there ... and I like that you swapped it!! Looking fantastic!! xo

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  18. I cant believe that is a scarf! Amazing. and I love the picture that you had there that you rehung.... shows what I know, to my eye it looked great with the pillows haha! cant wait for the final reveal

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    1. It does Taylor! Almost too well! I felt like it was starting to snowball my design in to a direction better suited for another room in my house. Don't worry those pillows and the green buffalo check will make their appearance elsewhere. It's too good not to use!

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  19. Looking great! Headboard is perf!!

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  20. Yes, you got it all worked out!! Perfect and brilliant headboard solution!!!

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  21. lookin good! Can't wait to see it next week!

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  22. First of all, I totally love the color/fabric combination, but I completely hear you about keeping it simpler in the bedroom. The mirror is perfect. I just read your previous post and those bedrooms are all great inspiration. Can't wait to see it next week!

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  23. I like your new direction too. You are working it!! and Im glad the print is still in the room..it's amazing!

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  24. Most of my design plans get changed throughout the process, and I agree with you here, the second option is much more bedroom- LOVE that headboard and mirror together!

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  25. I will be pinning the final reveal . Your bedroom is really stellar . I love your vision and how you took us through the process. Sometimes we just need to step back & edit with many areas of our life, ha! Great job!

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  26. Love it! Wow, so crazy how different the two versions look. IT's amazing what color and pattern do to a room. Love the paper and I'm glad you kept it in the room.

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  27. The print is beautiful, and I think the mirror looks perfect over the bed. I love that it's muted gold. I like subtle best in golds and silvers.

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  28. Girl it is looking good, real good. Love the mirror over the bed and agree move the print to an adjacent wall. Your bed looks really fresh, love that!

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  29. Love the direction it is heading.

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  30. I'm loving this and also our picture on the night stand!!!!

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  31. Yes I love this direction better, looks calm and bright ;)

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