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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK THREE

April 15, 2015

Welcome to week three of the ORC friends.  If you're new here be sure to check out week one and week two to see how our master bedroom is evolving.

My goal over the next few remaining weeks is to create a soothing retreat.  A soft space to relax at the end of the day but with all the special touches of a luxurious seaside spa resort.  While my husband and I both want the same end result we don't agree 100% on every detail along the way.  So I'm also learning how to execute this so we're both really pleased.  But a happy wife makes a happy life. While I take my husband's opinion into consideration, ultimately I'm the one pulling the strings in this makeover and he's pretty much okay with that.  He still gets veto power but is letting me make most of the design decisions.


Last week I discussed using my favorite fabric on our bed and many of your agreed that one long pillow would really highlight the pretty pattern.  I bought a $9 body pillow from target to test out how we liked the look and feel of a big long pillow in front of the Euro shams and I have to say so far I'm convinced.    I plan to cover it in Schumacher's Garden of Persia.


Our new chairs arrived from Arhaus and I'm smitten.  Actually it's fair to say I'm in looooooooooove.  There is nothing more exciting than actual bona fide adult pieces of furniture that aren't hand me downs and such good quality they will last for years to come.


I moved our storage bench up from the laundry room.  I decided to make the switch instead of making a new cover for our old bench. It's a perfect match and right now I feel like I'd be biting off more than I could chew with figuring out hot to make a new seat cushion and slipcover for it.


I've also been playing around with some new art prints that arrived from Minted.  I was really excited to try out their art for the first time and was blown away with the quality.  I was hesitant to purchase the frames as well but I'm so glad I did because they're really well done and more important they came ready to hang on a wall.  Sad to say a few prints I bought over a year ago still haven't been taken to a frame shop.



That's it for this week!  Be sure to tune in next Wednesday for more updates.  You can also follow along on instagram for even more little sneak peaks on the progress in our master bedroom!

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20 comments:

  1. It is looking so so good. I love your new chairs and the idea of the long pillow. The relocated bench looks perfect in the space!

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    1. thank you! I'm sad to see it go from my view on the sofa downstairs but it is seriously perfect in here :)

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  2. LOVE everything you have done so far, especially those new chairs! Those are some of my favorite pieces from Minted :)

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    1. Thank you! Matthew only likes one of the pieces I ordered but is letting me use them anyway. I think they're amazing and it will grow on him. ha!

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  3. Your new chairs are gorgeous Julia! This is definitely feeling like a spa.....it's going to be beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! Now if only that spa came with a no children waking up in the night feature. hahaha!

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  4. It's already feeling so luxurious, Julia! Those chair are perfect, and I love the soft vibe of your artwork!

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    1. thank you! I was really second guessing our wall color for months now and never got around to giving it a second coat in case I wanted to go back to white or grey. Now I am loving it and the warm feel!

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  5. It's looking sensational Julia! Obsessed with the idea of a large lumbar, I need one for our room! Those chairs and divine as well!

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  6. Those chairs, Julia!!!!!! Glad your going with the lumbar. And good call using a body pillow for the form, I wouldn't have thought to use that!

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  7. I am feeling the exact same vibe. Light, bright, and no finger prints :).

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  8. I am feeling the exact same vibe. Light, bright, and no finger prints :).

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  9. I am so smitten with your wall color and think your soothing spa of a bedroom is going to evolve beautifully! We have a similar Emily Jeffords print in our master bedroom and I love it!

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  10. It feels so serene already! I can't wait to see it all come together. Ps - your blog is absolutely beautiful

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  11. Love your art work picks! Your getting close and it's looking fantastic!

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  12. Julia....this room is going to be so pretty....a nice retreat for busy parents:)

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  13. Loving the neutral palette. It's so soothing and everything looks so crisp and fresh. And can we talk about those chairs?? LOVE them!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  14. Everything is coming along so nicely! I'm so happy to hear your review of minted prints. I have never tried them but would like to.

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  15. It is looking SO beautiful so far. You also have me wishing I had gone with the half-strength paint color, too.

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  16. You are doing SUCH a great job with this- what an inspiration!

    Xo Julia
    Tartan & Sequins

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