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Bright And Breezy Bedroom Tour | ORC, Fall 2021, Week 8 Reveal)

Equal parts sunroom, home office, slumber sanctuary, visit our remade bedroom.



That's better.

After eight weeks of fussing and fluffing, our primary bedroom is a sweet dream.


Along with all the other home-loving, improvers who have been participating in this season's #OneRoomChallenge it's time to show our creations. Big or small. Simple or complex. Spaces near and far have been reimagined. Some have finished. Others are part way there. And, if you're like me, well, our ever-changing home never really stands still. But for now we are done and ready to welcome you in.

 

WHAT IS THE ORC?

The One Room Challenge™ occurs in April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers take the challenge as Featured Designers. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress over six weekly posts (bumped to eight weeks due to the pandemic). Better Homes and Gardens is the official media sponsor.


HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Everyone with a blog or Instagram account is welcome to join as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up each Thursday, flooding the internet and social media with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement. You can also visit the One Room Challenge to follow along and cheer on the hundreds of home-loving kings and queens working their magic.


OUR PARTICIPATION

This is our third #OneRoomChallenge and being involved has certainly spurred us on to keep improving and #LovingLeuty. So far, we've chronicled the transformation of our backyard into a cutting garden and flower studio (see here) and overhauled a laundry/bathroom (see here). Now, we're making over our main bedroom. Please come along.

 

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Reveal (you are here)

 

Where We Started And Where We Finished

This bedroom for Graham and me, tucked away at the back of the house, with a sunroom perched looking over the garden had great potential. She was an empty box, a bit beige and tired looking.


Here's what we had to address and how we tackled the makeover to bring out her charm:

  1. No closet space / Added kitchen-grade storage columns from IKEA

  2. Two-levels of orangey-hued flooring which interrupted the flow of the room / Painted the wood floor a crisp white with Rust-Oleum Floor Coating

  3. Many inoperable windows / Replaced them all with new, sexy black windows that open from Fieldstone Windows

  4. Privacy / Installed custom blackout roller blinds

  5. Door that didn't work / Put in a new door and hardware

  6. A narrow, dark hallway entry / Painted it the most lovely Hazy Blue by Kelly Wearstler for Farrow & Ball and wired in a ceiling light from Olde Brick Lighting

  7. Dated lighting / Whitewashed an oversized basket light that was in our living room and replaced one light with the quietest ceiling fan from Lumens

  8. Where to fit a king-sized bed? / Raised one window so our new, low-profile platform bed from Rove Concepts would tuck in nicely underneath it

  9. Needed a space for home office and tech / Created a sunroom library with a dinner table-inspired work surface, wrap-around shelving and old chairs recovered in butter-soft, caramel-coloured leather

  10. Lacking in personality / Infused the space with our vintage and artisanal treasures, including the show-stopping Italian velvet bedspread which is now a deskspread, a statement thrifted Victorian mirror, antique books, collectibles, brass globe light and wood stump side tables


Before.

After.

Before

After.

Take A Tour


The End

I hope you've enjoyed our boudoir reveal and following along. It's amazing what you can get done over the course of a few weeks. I hope if there's a project you've been thinking about starting or finishing, maybe this will offer a little nudge. Please remember to check out all the incredible One Room Challenge guest participant and featured designer reveals. There's so much beautiful being made.

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