It’s finally here, Week 6 in One Room Challenge (ORC) the big reveal day for our first ORC Master Bedroom!
It truly has been a challenge and pleasure to participate in this 6 week design challenge with so many talented people! Many thanks to the talented Linda from Calling it Home for graciously hosting the ORC.
I set out to finish our master bedroom in this around of ORC. I had made huge strides in the first few weeks of moving into our home before our second daughter Charlotte arrived. However, if you’ve had a newborn you know very little gets accomplished in those first six plus months. ORC was the jump start I needed to fully transform our bedroom into the getaway retreat I had envisioned. Moreover, I have been inspired by all the participates in ORC, your comments, and feedback! You’re the reason I finished my master bedroom in record time!
The title of this design challenge is fitting, because there are so many unforeseen obstacles and hoops you have to jump through to finish a room in six weeks. Just because you’re on timeline doesn’t mean everyone else is on the same page. For instance, I’m still waiting to hear back from Design Services of Charlotte regarding my estimate for my nailhead and fabric trim FAIL! Then there’s Karsey Glass Company that has my grandparents antique mirror and delayed several weeks, which charged me twice, and still hasn’t reconciled or refunded me the charge. FAIL!
However, those wall scones that I bought last week were a little more complicated than I anticipated to install. I called Ken with Kelly’s Painting last week in a panic. He’s booked solid and couldn’t come until last night for an estimate. He saved the day and was able to install the wall scones just in the nick of time!
And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for… more pictures of the BIG REVEAL!
This Davidson College book was my grandfather’s with mementos of his days on yearbook. I followed in his footsteps years later.
I decided to keep the comfy blue arm chair and found white and grey toss pillows to even out all the blue and match the antique mirrored accent table.
The green elephant I bought during a business trip to Taiwan when I worked for the US Senate. The shells I’ve been collecting with my daughters and remind me of our beach days in Sarasota.
This bench is one of the best finds for this room!
Love how this white mirrored tray looks with the sand dollar place settings from our wedding (almost 5 years ago) in Sarasota.
This silver monogramed tray was a wedding favor and has been put to great use in our master bedroom.
As you can see my DIY nailhead trim turned out
OK GREAT! I went back and forth with the grey fabric trim, even my husband liked it one day and then thought it was too much the next. However, it is here to stay for now!
Love this painting of Cannes that was passed down to me from my parents.
There you have it, our master bedroom after 6 weeks! If you looking for details on the room check out my previous posts. I’ll have a full wrap up post soon. Don’t forget to check out all the other participants in ORC on Calling it Home! Thanks for joining me in this fun six week challenge!
For behind the scenes and sources check out my post here.
I recently updated our master bedroom with professional photos here.