It's week five of the One Room Challenge. Again, a HUGE thank you to Linda from Calling it Home for putting this fabulous event together twice a year. And another thank you to Better Homes and Gardens, the media sponsor of the event. For more information on the event, click here.
As you know, we have been working on our master bedroom. The plan was to create a restful oasis with color and pattern, that has been curated to have a modern feel... Modern Maximalist Master. I'm all about curating that maximalism as I say.
what we got done this week
• Kevin finished construction of all four bedside table shelves. To give you an idea what this is going to look like, here I propped one of the finished shelves up on a nightstand that is obviously going bye bye. Again, there will be two shelves on each side of the bed from bed to wall.
• I sewed two more pillow cases from my Bloomsbury fabric collection, and made a video of the process for you. These pillowcases have double sided cuffs and French seams. They are made using the "roll" or "burrito" method. SUPER EASY. I have a mission to help decor lovers get sewing so that you can have custom decor of your own. In that light, I'm starting a series on IGTV and YouTube.
• I mentioned that I am keeping the TV wall plain. I'm sticking with that plan, and the only exception being a plant that was hung in the corner for a little life over there. The thinking behind this is that the rest of the room can do all the talking. No need to muddle that all up. I've said for years, "just because there's a blank wall doesn't mean you need to hang something on it". Mainly I say that to my mom. She can attest to the fact that she doesn't listen to me. Her motto is "fill all the walls". I don't get my maximalist ways from nowhere. LOL.
• I ordered a lamp from Anthropologie for the wall with the chinoiserie painting for a little balance over there.
• In order to make the area with the bench and painting a little more useable I bought a little laptop table as well, and I've actually been sitting there editing photos and such. I think it's important that things not just be pretty, but also functional. I also got that plant I was mentioning last week.
• Pendants were ordered and will be delivered tomorrow from CB2 for over the nightstands. In this shot, I put one of the shelves on top of my existing nightstand to illustrate why pendants are necessary there. I went with extremely simple pendants as I felt that the area needs a bit of "architecture" but nothing overpowering.
This photo illustrates the size of the pendants.
what's left to do
• Install the floating night stands. This is going to involve opening a wall, apparently. I'm still not sure exactly why but the hub says it's so they are stable.
• Install the two pendants next to each side of the bed.
• Move TV down and bury wires in the wall
• Change all outlets to white if there's time left and if I can talk Kevin into it (y'all. I'm HIGHLY DOUBTING I can get him to do this. But there's a chance I can get Jorge, our electrician to come back another time. I need outlets changed in the kitchen too, so there's that.
Where to get the items in this room
• Bed: Camille by Joybird.(sponsored)
• Chandelier: Mitzi Colette in Aged Brass (sponsored)
• Art over bed: Willa Heart from Chairish
• Rug: Sarah Sherman Samuels for Lulu and Georgia
• Wallpaper: Coming soon to Bari J.
• Pink Tassel Throw, Kip and Co.
• Fabric on curtains, Bari J. (on fabric.com)
• Curtain hardware, Drapery Rods Direct
• Quilt and shams, Anthropologie by Coyuchi
( A few of the pieces in this room are sponsored such as the gorgeous Camille bed from Joybird. As always, I only promote products I truly love and want.)
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