Hey homies! I really enjoyed reading through everyone’s ORC posts last week and I CANNOT wait to see every room unfold! If you’re new here or new to the One Room Challenge, it is a 6 week challenge to re-do a room from start to finish in front of everyone on the internet. Not intimidating at all. The whole thing is lovingly organized by Linda at Calling it Home and we have been asked to participate this spring!
To re-cap, we are redoing our master suite. We have literally NEVER decorated a space for ourselves. Are you shocked? I am mostly sad. The problem is, we barely have enough time to keep all of our children fed and showered let alone do something for us…thus…our master suite is going to be absolute fire. 🔥
Okay, so here we are…we still don’t know exactly what is going to happen with the floors. They are so much worse in person than you can see here. I just don’t know if I would ever live it down if I didn’t try…so try we will! Stay tuned.
As for the inspiration…We are going to attempt not to go total old-English-lady. Easier said than done considering the amount of Antique art Andy wants to use.
I do want everyone to have a good idea of the space, so I drew a little floor plan of what it looks like now:
Here is what we’re going for now…
We are moving our sleeping chamber (we are very fancy) to the small part of the suite because we really only *sleep* there. We are moving the massive IKEA pax closets and then creating a sitting area with two comfy chairs for all of our clothes to sit on.
In the office/sitting room, we plan on a small-ish sectional, a coffee table and two adorable matching desks. That wall where the desks are will have a TV that will be disguised in a gallery wall of antique prints (see before floor plan, no matter what, just putting art on the wall will be a huge accomplishment.)
This piece of art is a major inspiration. As noted in week 1, we found amazing original wallpaper underneath several layers and I’m hoping to bring a little of that feeling back in for the suite.
See that amazing green paired with the bright orange/red/pink?! Then the little hints of blue and dark brown and black? I could stare and it all day. SOOO, because of this painting the sleeping room is going to be painted a lovely mossy green:
(These floors actually remind me of ours, except ours suck.)
Here is what I’m thinking for the bed wall:
So, big crown molding, sconces, some art and a canopy bed. I am learning from Pinterest that you can really f-up a canopy bed. MAINLY if you don’t use enough fabric. This week I’m going to be playing around with just how many miles of fabric I need to pull off this look.
In the sitting/office, we are painting the walls a peachy color to play along with the orange/red from the painting:
Old British Lady…I told you.
We are planning on two matching desks, a lot of antique art and a *hopefully* somewhat less of an eyesore TV. But we watch TV, so that’s that, and I’m just going to own it.
OKAY! So now I need to actually make some decisions on furnishings…I was telling Andy in the car the other day that I feel a little guilty that I am spending so much time and putting so much energy into designing a room…that I could be solving world issues or something instead….and then I realized that I am raising 7 human beings and how they feel in our home matters. I believe in the power of home and the energy you create there. Anyway, I don’t feel guilty anymore that I spent the last 2 hours looking at only-very-slightly-different peach paint swatches.
Don’t miss everyone’s update this week!