ORC 2018: Designing a MAster Bedroom with a Laid Back style
In my mind, I had BIG plans for this Spring. I had intended to fully renovate and update our rental property kitchen and dining room that we have in Kentucky. But then, 2 things happened. 1). I designed my first hand-dyed capsule pillow collection inspired by my work with Shibori and design 2). I literally just got back from a 20 day adventure across India and Japan, which I hope to share with you soon!
I took a step back and realized that there simply was not enough time to tackle a full kitchen renovation (which would require more cross country travel and likely take weeks!l) First, I looked to a few places around the house that needed my attention. I love our bedroom. I love it's spaciousness and the view from our windows. So, I am jumping in here, fully jet lagged and ready to share with you Week 2 of our California Master Bedroom Design!
Moreover, I'm hoping a streamlined space will provide me with a curated setting to photograph my hand-dyed pillow collection. I would love to share that process with you for anyone who like to hear tips about how to photo shoot bedding.
I'm going to start by sharing inspiration. It is going to feel good to finally pull this room together through all of the beautiful details.
If you know me, you know that I am a big fan of California and mid-century minimal design. I love well designed products and I relish in the details of a space.
I am hoping that by not taking on too much, I can really focus on bringing this room together through those products and details.
We already have a few things that you will see in the before pictures. I share more plans and pictures in a few days!
Until then, if you would like to see the Boys Nature Bedroom that I designed last season, check these out! Calling it Home and House Beautiful for creating this inspiring challenge and space for artists and designers to share their passion and home decor projects!
Week 7: One Room Challenge BOYS NATURE ROOM REVEAL
It's finally here! Week 7 of the One Room Challenge, which means we have reached the finish line on this one and it's time for the much anticipated reveal.
For this project, I am re-designing our son's nursery turned guest room, into a boy's nature inspired bedroom. You can catch up on the previous week's posts here:
Inspiration/ Product Boards/ Before Photos/ Paint guide/ Painting/ Decor + Bedding Sneak Peak
This how the room looked before, when we had temporarily been using it first as a nursery then as a guest room. We always planned to transform it back into our son's bedroom.
My son loves the outdoors and I wanted to create a peaceful space inspired by nature. Since we currently rent in Los Angeles, I decided to change the space primarily through paint, lighting and photography. I do believe in keeping kid's spaces simple, so that their minds are uncluttered and free to explore toys and objects more deeply. I noticed that when we keep alot of toys out in the room, my son can become easily distracted. My goal was to personalize his space while keeping the room minimal.
I always felt that I would finish the challenge no matter what, but I have to admit to a few hiccups along the way. I had a handyman cancel on me twice, right as the painting needed to happen, I ended up painting 2 of the walls myself! All that along with the personal launch of a textile workshop that I had been planning for months, and yet some how I made it to the end!
Are you guys ready to see the final room results? because I am excited to share them along with a full list of sources at the bottom of this post!
One Room Challenge Week 5: Painting the Walls and Lighting
This week feels exciting because we finally made a bit more progress on the Boy's Nature Bedroom, you may remember last week, when I narrowed it down to 4 paint colors. Now, with only 2 weeks left of the One Room Challenge, I am eager to get the walls painted so that we can begin to move furniture into the room. After careful debate, we finally decided on a new wall color for the room. hooray! We wanted something soft and light that would accent the photography. We had originally considered painting the room a soft white.
So without further ado, the color that we chose is: Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore.
Now, I'm convinced that we have to paint the trim and door in Cloud White, a softer slightly warm white that will not look yellow or beige.
In a twist to the plot, we decided to do an accent wall in a deeper color. Many of you responded to our Instagram poll with Blue Dusk and I do like how it looks on one wall!
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