Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
Click for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5

Hello everyone! Welcome to the big reveal! I can’t believe that I was able to accomplish all I did within 6 weeks.  While there are still some missing elements like window treatments and a big rug under the bed, I am very pleased with how the bedroom now  looks and the touch of feminine bohemian vibe that the room now exudes. Let’s take a look at the details…

A quick reminder of the before:

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal(before pic)
One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
For the design of this space, I went out of my comfort zone a bit with the choice of the wall paper. I am not usually inclined to florals, especially not floral wallpapers.  However, I wanted to exude feminine with a romantic flair. I also love how it juxtaposes with my modern Nelson chandelier(which many of you actually noticed and commented on when I revealed the paper in week 3). Another great feature about this wall paper is  that while  it provides a focal wall for the bed, it doesn’t detract from the bed. It was important that the bed be the focus. I absolutely love our bed which is the California King version of this Charles P. Rogers bed. 

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
I reused a number of things from other rooms in my home.  That sexy blue chair was in my sunroom. I purchased this wingback(see here), but it’s not ready yet. I will show it when it is finished. It’s amazing how this blue chair works though, almost like it was planned.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
The letter S was also relocated from another room.  It’s the first initial of my name, and I thought it was perfect for above the bed. The letter S is curvy and exudes sexy, doesn’t it?  Sleep, sex, succumb, snoring are some of the words that come to mind for the activities that will be ‘s-trending’ in our bedroom… Another great thing is that it’s lightweight so if it falls no one will get hurt.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
This is the wall across the bed. I kept this original credenza that I use as a dresser in the room because I just love it too much and I would have to spend way too much money to purchase something else. This piece is from Room and Board that I purchased years ago. Do you notice how the shape of the vase mimic the shape of the bedside lamps?  The oversized framed vintage art print is another favourite of mine that was actually just sitting on the floor in a guest room. Thank goodness leaning art is hip, because I don’t do the whole finding a stud and leveling thing very well and as you know(if you follow me on instagram), the hubby isn’t around. I adore the blue and white and it picks up on the bedding, the chair… I might do a gallery wall when the hubby returns home.

Feng Shui Elements

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.Read week’s 4 post that was all about the feng shui elements…

There is that gorgeous rug that you saw a peek of last week. This is “my side” of the bed and where my love center is.  Mounted on the wall(the only thing mounted) is a picture of both of us in Jamaica on vacation.
I know I showed you some bird prints that I was going to frame. However, I found a pair already framed and also those golden pair at TJmaxx and bought them last Friday. Well, I was going to attempt to hang  the framed bird art on Sunday when I saw the following comment from Jayme Barrett,  the Feng Shui author.

feng shui

Well, lucky for me because I wasn’t planning on hanging the birds facing each other! Well, I figured since I had the pair of gold bird figures, I would have them face each other and even be kissing. I returned the framed art and saved some money, plus I didn’t have to worry about finding a stud, etc. 

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
still in my love center

This pretty box holds some very sentimental items. That framed note is actually a note I wrote in a notebook the hubby had the year he was graduating High School. We stumbled upon it a while back when we were looking through boxes. I couldn’t believe he still had it! Anyway, I had written it in Spanish(Spanish was my favourite subject in high school) and called him ugly and naughty. I also told him that I hope to share a sandwich with him in bed one day. Guess that was my manifestation noteSmile. You can read a little about our story here. Also in the box is a letter that the hubby wrote me back in 2003 when he was deployed in Iraq. It’s the most romantic letter ever. He is not a mushy type of guy either hence it being even more special. The picture is of some photo booth fun on our 14 year wedding anniversary date in August.

(11-04-13) 1801
awww, how tweet

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the wooden bowl is a thrifted find purchased for $1 and I spray painted it white

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
This is the hubby’s side. The letter A is actually a book end, but in this space, it is A for Amor(love) and also the initial for the hubby’s first name is A. The thrifted containers (doubling as candle holders) from last week look lovely on his nigh stand.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
I found this pencil drawing that the hubby had casually drawn some time ago and framed it using the frame from one of the thrifted art work that I showed you last week.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
a close up of the embroidered details of one of the  luxurious euro shams on the bed

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
this duvet from Anthropologie  is sooo very pretty in person and it feels so soft to the touch.

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
orchids are so beautiful

One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
One Room Challenge: Week 6; The Reveal.
Like I mentioned before, I still need some items like curtains, etc.  I will show the updates once those are in place, but I am really loving the way the space turned out. I took a risk with the floral wall paper(thank you Don for the installation) and painted the room white! Very unlike me, but I really love it. It is very me; a mix of the things and styles I love. The hubby has seen the wallpaper via Facetime and didn’t seem to mind it. I believe there are masculine elements still in the room that he can appreciateSmile. Plus, Mama Bear deserves to have a girly space! 
A big, big thank you to Lea Hartman of Lea Hartman Photography for photographing the space!  It was so fun to work with you again Lea! Another huge shout out and thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for inviting me to participate in this challenge. It was a welcome distraction from my hubby being deployed and a much needed kick in the butt to give the space some tlc. Thank you to Jayme Barrett, Feng Shui Master and the author of Feng Shui Your Life for sharing your expertise with me and others. Thank you everyone for following along and for your motivating comments! Ok, onward to see what magical spaces the other talented participants created! xx


p.s. the orange phone from last week didn’t make the cut. it wasn’t the right shade of orange

68 comments :

  1. MY goodness woman, are you beautiful. The room? Stunning makeover. YOU? Timeless beauty.

    Stacy, what a huge difference you made! BRAVO MY FRIEND! Girl, get yourself on the cover of a magazine, will ya?

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  2. Absolutely fabulous! The room looks like a magazine feature - you are amazing! Beautiful photo of you, too!
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  3. I honestly can't think of a better way to describe this room than badass. It's seriously a cool space. It's fun and fresh but still cozy! I love that wallpaper with all the modern touches! Well done!

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  4. Stacey, Im wild about this room. LOVE that credenza and the blue chair and the Anthro comforter! Fun times and lots of love ahead in this room! That drawing your husband did is amazing, LOVE it!!! Great job and love your personality showing! xoxo Nancy

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  5. So smitten with this space chica. Ya did good. Fun, flirty, sexy and relaxing all in one. Especially love all the personal touches - love notes etc....definitely a room in which to exercise all the things that S symbolizes! Whew. Now take a deep breath and go relax.

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  6. Love the mix in there. The comforter and blue chair are my favorites! And those two birds are too sweet beak to beak. Love the thoughtfulness you put into it all!

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  7. Looks gorgeous :)

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  8. What a fun room. I love all the color especially the quilt and the rug! Bravo!

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  9. You are gorgeous and so is your space! Wow, I love that wallpaper mixed in with the modern elements. Such a great idea! I also love all of the personal, meaningful elements that went into this design. Well done!

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  10. Stacy, not only are you beautiful, your complexion is flawless. Between you and this newly updated room, I'm sure the hubs will be having sweet dreams real soon. I love the mix that you did. It was fun to learn about Feng Shui.

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  11. I love the color and brightness in your room! That chair is simply gorgeous and I did think the wallpaper is brighter than you would normally prefer, but it adds such a warm dimension!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. Love it, what a transformation. The bedding and the chair are highlights for me. Love it!

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  13. Very bohemian chic! Love so many of the details especially the wallpaper, the blue chair and the credenza! You pulled the room together so effortlessly well! Great job!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  14. It is FABULOUS!! And so are you! It's a great space and you have just elevated it with color and panache. The textures from the rug, floor vase and duvet are so fresh. Well done!

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  15. Just came across your blog. MEOW to the pencil sketch!

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  16. Gorgeous, Stacey!! I LOVE your unique room and collection of meaningful pieces that you incorporated! It's a testament to buying what you love and it will work together! Wonderful job, and beautiful photo of you!

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  17. this is just fabulous - i love the perky colors in the kantha and that blue chair. well done you!!!

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  18. I really love the mix of patterns, textures and elements in the room, looks eclectic!

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  19. Oh. my. You have done a magazine worthy redo here. I love all of it! That bedroom has a really good vibe -a world of difference from that very sad before picture. -Caitlin

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  20. I don't know what's more moving ... the beautiful boho combo of elements ... the intentional deep significance of so many special items (that also rock on the design scale, you don't have any meh objects!) ... or the calming and serene feng shui balance. Totally lovely. Robin

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  21. Aaaaaahhhhh! You are a great stylist Stacey!!! Love how you pulled all the colors and patterns into this space! That "S" and "A" decor made me smile when you mentioned what they stood for, a feng shui master would be so proud! Love it dear, window treatments can come later, I think it's perfect just the way it is now! CHEERS!

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  22. Very BOHO , love it!!!
    Great mix of vintage pieces as well!

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  23. I absolutely love this! I love that it's colorful and sexy but still feels restful. That wallpaper doesn't read floral from a distance, either -- no granny chic happening here! I love all the interesting touches you've included, especially using the letters of your first names (but in an unexpected way, not hanging next to each other). I personally love that Miro print leaning -- it's such a great pop of cobalt and compliments your chair. Well done!

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  24. Very nice eclectic mix without being overly stimulating. I love that quilt!

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  25. An amazing mix of design elements that feels cohesive and modern. Love that blue chair and all of your sentimental pieces. Well done!!

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  26. First of all what a beautiful picture of you mamma!! The room is fab from head to toe. I am so in love with the wallpaper and bedding mix. Your blue chair is perfect and I think we have the same rug in our bedrooms :) Cheers!!

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  27. That is tweet! (the birds seem so happy the way you've got them now) I love that floral wallpaper and the mix you brought into the room. Love those lamps too.

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  28. You did such an amazing job… Love the modern touches, the wallpaper, colors, all works so beautifully!

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  29. I love love the wallpaper. And love the contrast with the bedding. Also the blue chair is killer

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  30. How cute are you? You look fabulous in that room! Love the wallpaper choice.

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  31. Love it Stacey!! Turned out amazing!! It all comes together perfectly and the details are just lovely. Can imagine you love spending time in your new beautiful room.

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  32. Oh that comforter is so fresh and happy...and I love your sweet, sentimental box...have to steal this idea. We are in the process of moving...and I am finding so many mementos. Beautiful job!

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  33. LOVE....this room. The floral wallpaper with the modern light and that duvet is divine. The whole space has such a cool feminine...boho feel to it but with a splash of extra coolness.

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  34. Stacey! Stacey!! The room looks fabulous!!! And so do you :) I've learned so much about Feng Shui. Very cool. Congrats on your awesome bedroom.
    x Loi

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  35. Wow - what a transformation, Stacey! And you did it in 6 weeks. There's nothing like a blog to make you accountable to a timetable. Love the bohemian sexiness and can definitely see a flokati rug under the bed - something soft to put your feet on in the morning.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  36. A beautiful eclectic mix! That chair is insane.

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  37. Great fearless mixing! I really love that blue chair. Maybe its meant to be?

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  38. This room should be in the Urban Outfitters or Anthropology mag!

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  39. Well I am just loving this room and yes, make sure those birds face each other - too cute! I absolutely adore that duvet - love the colors and that rug is gorgeous. Such a lovely room!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  40. All of this works amazingly! You're so talented -- just love it all and my favorites are the rug and the duvet! Fantastic work!!

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  41. The room turned out beyond beautiful your ability to mix and match fabrics are amazing! Pat yourself on the back! Love it!!!

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  42. Love your artful mix of pattern and color with that dreamy blue chair. Simply stunning!

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  43. You, my friend are AMAZING, and this is absolutely gorgeous. Such an awesome transformation. xo.

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  44. That chair and bedding combo rocks! Love your styling and beautiful gal!

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  45. Beautiful! I love the mix of colors!
    -Shelley

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  46. Stunning! I absolutely love this room...the floral wallpaper with the modern furniture; the colors; the simplicity. Just gorgeous!

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  47. Well, you already know I love the room, but even more than that, I love getting to know you better! Beautiful job!

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  48. It looks absolutely fabulous! Everything came together perfectly. And you are stunning as well. ;)

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  49. What a stunning space! I love the paper mixed with your bedding, and that headboard is out of this world!! Great job!!

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  50. I love what you did to the space & going outside your comfort zone with the wallpaper really paid off! You have created a lovely space with a curated feeling of coziness.

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  51. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! You did such a great job, Stacey!

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  52. Stacy, I just love what you did! I know how much work one room is (I've been working on my sitting room/kitchen since summer). I LOVE your headboard and it looks great with the Nelson pendant and the chairs + I love your credenza and with the patterns/colors and chairs I think it totally works + love the midcentury feel of that Miro - although this is just me, I hope you will hang that gorgeous print when the hubby gets back! Thanks so much for stopping by my new design blog!

    xo Mary Jo

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  53. Stacey too cute. Of course I love all of the color and fabrics! Bravo!

    I hope you will come and visit!

    xoxo,
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  54. You and your room are both beautiful! Everything looks so perfect can't imagine how it could be even better with a rug and window treatments. Can't wait to see the update!

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  55. This room is great. That blue chair is amazing; it really does work like it was meant for the space. I love all the personal touches, too.

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  56. Wow what a romantic story and what a wonderful job you did with this roomI love it and the gold kissing birds
    and the lamp looks so great together the whole room looks great good job!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  57. Amazing!! LOVE your "sexy blue chair"!

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  58. Stacey! You did a fabulous job on your new bedroom. Your LOVE corner is perfect with the two gold love birds facing each other, the pic of you and your hubby on vacation and the special box of romantic letters. Happy that I could help you create a dream sanctuary for love and connection. Sending positive energy your way! Jayme Barrett (www.jaymebarrett.com)

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  59. What a fun and fresh look! LOVE the letter s over the bed and all that it stands for, you did a fabulous job!

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  60. What a fun and fresh look! LOVE the letter s over the bed and all that it stands for, you did a fabulous job!

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  61. First of all, you are adorable! The mix in this room is so fresh and lovely. So curious to know more about Feng Shui now.

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  62. Your room is beautiful! I love the embroidered shams and that chair is so killer! Great job!

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  63. Stacey, you are like a model at a photo shoot for a great bedroom! Actually, your wall paper choice is like old Europe but with the gently modern feel of the rest of the room it works the perfect harmony and it is fun, happy yet relaxing ... You and the S make up the sexy part!
    Xo z

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  64. Thank you so much for such kind words everyone!

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  65. WOW! This room is so cool! I can't believe everything you accomplished in 6 weeks. I love the wallpaper, the colorful duvet and all your personal touches! Great photos too!

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  66. Gorgeous space! I love the duvet and guessed it might be Anthropologie before I read that it was :) The chair is an amazing piece and so is the dresser. Great styling of the room. Fun and hip yet a calming space!

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  67. This space finished up so beautifully! I love all the photos. I especially love the wallpaper, it really brings so much character to this room. Amazing job!

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  68. Your bedroom looks amazing and I love how you added the touches of love and sentimental items from your marriage and dating. That blue chair!!!!!!!!!!

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