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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK ONE

April 1, 2015

WELCOME!  Today is a day I always love...WEEK ONE of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE!

For those of y'all who have followed along on these adventures in decorating with me in the past I'll cut right to the chase.  I'm giving our Master Bedroom a makeover!  For those of you who are just tuning in from instagram, the ORC is the brainchild of Linda from Calling It Home.  It is a community effort of twenty design enthusiast bloggers who all decorate one room in six weeks.  It's not a competition, the challenge refers to pushing yourself to focus on just one space from start to finish with an online support group cheering you on!

And for y'all who have just found my blog via other One Room Challenge participants I'll take just a second to introduce myself.  My name is Julia!  I'm a wife and mama to a three year old boy + a four year old girl.  I currently live in Richmond, Virginia although I spent the previous ten years in Charleston and Pawleys Island, South Carolina so I'm heavily influenced by a laid-back coastal lifestyle.  Full disclosure, I'm more of do it for me than a do it yourself-er although the practical side of me always pushes to make things work.  I love yoga pants or skinny jeans with flats.  I'm obsessed with dry shampoo + curling wands and pink lipstick.  I work a little bit outside of my home but a whole lot inside of it.  This is our third house and I love making it a home.  I'm glad you're here!

Every Wednesday for the next six weeks we are inviting you back in to our spaces to see how our rooms are coming along right up until the final reveal on May 6th.  The challenge isn't limited to just the original twenty.  Everyone is encouraged to participate and share their own weekly updates for the Thursday linking party.  More details on how to participate here.  It's a perfect opportunity to be encouraged and inspired and I urge you all to play along!

MASTER BEDROOM

Over the past year we have made some pretty drastic changes to our master bedroom that have really helped to freshen up and brighten the space.  So we aren't starting off today with a total hot mess in desperate need of attention, but as you scroll down you'll see blank wall after blank wall.  It's time to fix that and I'm so excited to share this process with all of you!

I will be completely honest here and tell you that the hardest part for me is making a space that both my husband and I love.  Matthew and I don't always agree on aesthetic or specific items, you relate right?  So it's going to be quite the challenge to design both the space I really love and want to showcase and a space that my husband loves!  Thankfully we both agree on a light and bright and airy space.  He wants more of a sparse and modern luxury hotel look and I like a bit more of a traditional feel with a little coastal eclectic thrown in so merging those two ideas will be our biggest challenge.


Because no real makeover is complete without a true before, I will gift you with this gem we inherited from the previous owners.  I can't even tell you how many painstaking hours is took to get this wallpaper removed.  We used every single method on the internet and nothing helped it to come down but sheer determination one inch at a time.  How do other people manage to tear off paper whole sheets at a time?  Anyway, good bones, good space.  Just needs updating.


And now on to the plan!  I'm going to discuss this process and my selections more in depth in the  next few weeks but I'll share my overall direction with you today.  Anyone who has been following along here for long knows I LOOOOOVE to change my mind and I operate on real time so we'll see if this is really where I end up!  Isn't that the fun part though?




I am so honored to be a part of such a fabulous list of bloggers!  A few of my very favorites that I know you'll recognize are on here and some new to me blogs that you'll love as well!  Be sure to check out the progress from the other participants below. I promise they won't disappoint!



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35 comments:

  1. So happy you are in the ORC and I can't wait to see your hotel/coastal creation!

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  2. Ooh, it's a great space! Can't wait to see what you do with it :) xx

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  3. ugh wallpaper is the worst! We are going through that now...inch by inch! Love the vision- def pinned that headboard.

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  4. Can't wait to follow along!!!!!

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  5. Love the artwork Julia! Our master is on this list for this year so I'll be paying close attention! XO- Amelia

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  6. I have no doubt the end result will be gorgeous - like you!! So glad to see you back in the ORC. Mixing design styles is always a challenge, especially when it's the hubs. When will they just let us do what we want?!

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  7. This looks fantastic Julia! I love your plan and the choices. Your room already looks 100% better than when you moved in. Have fun and best of luck. xo Nancy

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  8. This will be so beautiful! I'm so happy to see you back in the ORC and look forward to following along!!

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  9. I'm with you on the wallpaper removal, our last home was a 70's ranch with layers of wallpaper for each decade. Never once did it come off in anything close to a sheet. Can't wait to follow along with your transformation!

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  10. The best way to remove wallpaper is to remove the sheetrock with it :). I always love your style, and this will be great.

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  11. I'm loving the moodboard you created especially that lovely Schumacher fabric. So pretty!

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  12. It's already swoon-worthy now, love the direction your headed and excited to follow along your progress!

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  13. It's already swoon-worthy now, love the direction your headed and excited to follow along your progress!

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  14. I've loved watching the beautiful decor at your new house unfold and I have no doubt your two ideas will come together fabulously!

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  15. I already knew that I LOVE your style so I am very excited to follow along! Your mood board is perfection! And I'm looking forward to learning more about how you merge his/her styles. :)

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  16. This is such a beautiful space and there's so much potential - I love your moodboard (starburst mirrors for the WIN!) ;) It's great to 'meet' you through this Challenge, can't wait to work alongside of you with this one! xx

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  17. It's so pretty right now I know your finishing touches will be amazing in this space I really love your classic style!

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  18. So glad to see you back with the ORC as one of the featured designers. I will be following along to see how it all turns out!

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  19. Man bless! All that wallpaper! You have a great starting point though and I love your picks so far!

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  20. The design board is so pretty! I can't way to see it all come together!

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  21. Well look at you! You MUST paint your doors a soft black!
    xo~Jill

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  22. You create the most beautiful, soothing spaces. I can't wait to see everything come together over the next few weeks!

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  23. I love your style Julia! This room is going to be beautiful:)

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  24. What a serene apace! Cannot wait to see it come together. I am sure it will be fabulous with that great plan in place. Let the games begin!

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  25. Its already a lot better. The wall paper off made everything easier didn`t it?

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  26. I love the direction you are heading! It's going to look so good!

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  27. I can't wait to see this room unfold. Your design always has a refreshing feel to it!

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  28. You've come so far already! After our renovation, we have definitely neglected our own bedroom. It's so hard to find things that suit both of us. I can't wait to see how you bring the masculine and feminine together! :)

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  29. Love your classic inspiration! This is going to be so good!

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  30. Julia, your room is so bright and lovely already, I can't wait to see it after you cozy it up!

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  31. I look forward to seeing the finished result and following along the way! We're doing a somewhat similar scheme for our master right now too!

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  32. So excited to watch this room come together! You're so talented, so I know it will be FAB!

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  33. So exciting! I've always loved your ORC posts, so I can't wait to see this new journey!

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  34. I can't wait to see how it all comes together, what a beautiful space! Xo, Stephanie

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