We finally made it to Week 8 of the One Room Challenge!! Cue all the applause! Are y'all ready for the final Maximalist Bedroom Reveal? Settle in with a coffee or a cocktail, it's a long one, but don't worry, there are lot's of pretty photos to pour over.
I am sooooo excited AND truth be told, feeling just a wee bit vulnerable inviting y'all into my bedroom!
Guys, this space was really NOT good...here are some "Before Photos" for you to swipe through to prove it! Why I lived with this baby poop brown color on the walls for longer than a day is beyond me!
Much like everyone else during quarantine, I started looking at my home waaaaaay more closely and really noticing how it wasn't functioning for me anymore. I was the Cobbler whose son had no shoes! My bedroom and I were NOT vibing at all! In fact, I remember having a conversation about our bedroom with husband in the early days of the pandemic. I told him that I didn't think that I could stay in our bedroom for two weeks straight if I got sick and had to quarantine. FOR ONE, we needed a new mattress! We had been dragging out feet on getting a new one. Secondly, we had so much STUFF in it! It was painful to think about the process and it needed soooo much work and I just hadn't felt like dealing with it....and so I didn't!
Then a Divine Design Intervention happened! I got contacted by the One Room Challenge team to see if I would be interested in participating as one of the Featured Designer! That was a no brainer! I knew immediately that I would be updating my Primary Bedroom Suite. So c'mon in as I walk you through the finished project and spill the tea and share all of the links to products that I used to complete this project. Scroll all the way to the end and you'll find a list of sources. *** Note: if I haven't included a product link it's because the item is either a vintage piece that I treasure hunted or it's a family heirloom.
NEUTRALS AS THE BACKGROUND
People always assume that because I'm a Maximalist, I don't like to use neutrals. The opposite is true. I love neutrals and I typically start my design process by neutralizing the space so that I can layer on pattern and color.
I find my inspiration in the way a Chef layers spices to a meal, or the way a Fiber Artist weaves colorful threads to create a unique tapestry. I use color to flavor the home, drawing out the passions of its occupants to create authentic, lively and beautiful spaces. - Rachel
The walls and trim were painted Thistle Gray by Kelly-Moore Paints. I have some odd trim issues in this room so I decided to paint them the same color as the wall so that they wouldn't stand out. The settee is a neutral off white velvet and the large Couristan Bromley Taiga area in Frost-Ivory is a very cozy textured neutral. It makes my feet very happy!
When I'm using neutrals, I like to make sure that they have either texture or pattern so that they're not too neutral. I used this gorgeous Balinese Peacock fabric Scalamandre from Calico Corners in Java for the bedding.
POPS OF PATTERN & COLOR
I decided that I really wanted a bold feature wall and a dramatic ceiling color. My husband was super supportive and let me know that he completely trusted my vision. I fell in love with this Milton & King Fantails Wallpaper and that really got the ball rolling. I got the goosebumps when I saw this pattern in this color way and used it as the jumping off point for the whole bedroom. Chicha Morada by Kelly-Moore Paints is the ceiling color. It is seriously such a soothing and relaxing color for a bedroom ceiling. It feels like a night sky.
Living in Southern California, we really needs ceiling fans most of the year. I'm obsessed with Kichler's Brahm 56 inch Natural Brass with Walnut Blades Ceiling Fan. It's modern but also blends well with my vintage vibe and this mid-century home.
The Minted.com abstract wall art was inspired by my husband. He's quite the outdoorsman - he loves to surf, trail hike and camp so when I spotted these abstract landscapes with water and pines, I had to get them.