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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Room Challenge: The Big Reveal!

It's finally here- time for the final room pics from the One Room Challenge!  To see how the room came together and check out my progress over the course of 6 weeks, click here.  

Just for a quick recap, my starting point for the room was a rug that my granddaddy brought back from overseas years ago.  I layered it over a room-size seagrass rug.  I pulled the red and aqua from the rug and used that as the basis for my color scheme.  


I had the headboards made with inexpensive red linen, piped in natural linen, and I chose a modern Quadrille pattern for the roman shade and pillows.  I trimmed the shade in red grosgrain ribbon.

Sheets are from Serena and Lily, coverlets from Ikea, and the throws are Missoni for Target.  

As you probably can imagine, there is no shortage of brass animals in my house, so I used a few throughout the room including these giraffes.  The aqua glass lamp is a Homegoods steal!

The MCM dresser belonged to my mom when she was a little girl, and the cowboy wall hangings hung in my dad's childhood bedroom.  I added a pair of modern red lamps to the dresser for maximum lighting, since this room does not have an overhead light.

Vintage wooden animals serve as bookends for B's favorite Richard Scarry books.

For art, I framed a large Gray Malin beach photograph to hang on the long wall.  Over each bed hangs an Animal Print Shop animal, a giraffe and zebra.  

This was such a fun project!  I think it will grow with B as he grows up, but it also has some fun touches that make it perfectly enjoyable for a little boy.  The colors make me happy, and I love incorporating meaningful pieces from my family into the design.  That aspect is special to B, too, as he absolutely adores his grandparents.  

Thank you to Katharine Fuchs for taking pictures (when she was sick.  I was sick, too.  We took turns lying down on the beds to rest mid-shoot!)

AND, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have two things to admit:  
1.  I finished the room several weeks ago, since this upcoming baby's arrival made me a bit nervous about timing, finishing, etc.

2.  One of the twin beds has already been relegated to the nursery and replaced by the crib (with no sides, of course, so functionally it is no different from a bed, but to my little guy, it is safe and secure and his special place to sleep).  I also brought his favorite chair and ottoman back in so we have a comfy place to read stories together before bedtime.  One day that won't be important to him (the thought of that breaks my heart!), but for now, I wouldn't trade the prettiest room in the world for our special moments in his room.

A huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home (formerly My Crafty Home Life) for organizing the One Room Challenge (and inviting me to participate!) and to Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda for designing the logos.  It has been such a pleasure for me to be encouraged and motivated by the other talented ORC participants, and to make some new blog friends as well!

I'm going to do my best to keep up with blogging over the next couple of months, but I know it may be tricky adjusting to becoming a family of 5.  

Be sure to check out the fabulous designs by the other ORC participants here!

42 comments:

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Looks incredible! I love every detail. The color scheme is just perfect. Yay for your soon to be family of 5!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Sarah, it looks terrific! Love the pops or red and blue.

Holly

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the room...and the colors are so fun for a boy-- and he can totally grow-up with this room! Take care, Caroline

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE! I'm going to start the countdown now to when my sister starts emailing me about this awesome room! You did an incredible job my dear! xoxox

whitley hamlin said...

Love it!! Nice work Sarah!
Whitley
www.thequeencitystyle.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Great job! Wish you a safe and easy delivery and lots of sweet moments with B in his new room.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

What a special place for your little ones. It looks ljust fantastic!!

Sadie + Stella said...

How adorable?!!?!? I am obsessed!!

Nancy said...

those beds are amazing! I love the styling and the colors and all the repetition in the window treatment and around the room... Great job, it looks fantastic!
What a great boys room to show off- Love the art!!!!!!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Ashley said...

Absolutely incredible! 6 weeks of hard work really paid off to a beautiful room.

Kim said...

Sarah, you pulled this together beautifully! I love that your Grandfather's rug was the inspiration for it all ... and now, you can 'relax' HA! and wait for that new little one to bless your home!! xo

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How absolutely adorable, I totally love that you pulled in pieces of your parents (your mom's dresser and your dad's cowboy artwork). The custom headboards and the shade really give the room a finished look. The best part of all is your perspective - to actually live in the room - read with your little boy - have a comfy spot for him to lay his head - I love reading about how you really use the room :) Beautiful job.

Lisa Mende Design said...

Sarah, it looks fabulous!!!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

yay - it looks BEAUTIFUL. i love that ocean print and that giraffe!!!

LindsB said...

I really love every detail here- its such a perfect space for B. Even if its changed around a little already, the bones of this place is just adorable. Awesome job!!

pam {simple details} said...

Sarah, you've captured playful and sophisticated perfectly! I love your sentimental pieces and color scheme! Wishing you the best with your new family member! :)

Nicole Scott said...

It turned out adorable, like I knew it would! All the sweet personal touches are what make it special..just adorable. You earned a break...All the best!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Sarah, I just love this space! I am so crazy about the color palette - that bold red in particular. So glad we got to work on our projects together (kind of). Get some rest now - happy delivery!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

coby kutcher said...

amazing job!! I will never ever tire of that color combination. It's gorgeous.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Of course you should bring back his comforts. A new baby makes the other babies wonky for a while. I love this room and all of your details. That rug is fantastic with everything. Don't worry about the blogging thing, we're not going anywhere.

Camila said...

Sarah! It looks stunning! Bravo. Love the tomato red with the aqua. Such a fresh color combo for a kids room. Adore all of the vintage pieces from family members. So sweet!

Vel Criste said...

Love this room, i love the color combination and all the personal details that you made work in the space! Great job!

Jessie said...

Love this fresh and beautiful bedroom! The roman shade and upholstered beds are too pretty!

You did a wonderful job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Betsy said...

If it's possible, you have outdone yourself! It is truly the perfect little boy room!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

What a great room! I love the color scheme and the artwork.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Incredible space! Love all the colours and the mix of patterns!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Loooove the poppy red headboards, and that rug! How special. Such a precious room. Job well done!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

The colors all work together so beautifully...the walls and the throw blankets. The Roman shade is perfect, too. Really great job. Good luck to you and your little family!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

PS. I just noticed the room matches your blog header! Darling!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

This looks great. Such a fun color combo!

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I am sure your parents are bragging to one another about your creative talent right now.

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Wonderful job! Love the giraffe! My mom had a Steiff one like that:). The dresser is amazing. Congrats!!! Hope you have an easy delivery:) xo

Ashley Hurt Callen said...

Love the color scheme & the meaningful pieces you integrated. So important to have a history to things in a room. Becoming a family of five can be challenging It def threw me for a loop. but so fun at the same time! Best, Ashley (naturalelementsbyashley.com)

A ndrea said...

What a cheerful and fun room! I love the mix of high and low. Excellent job!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Emily Davis said...

Absolutely love it! Fabulous job!

xoxo, Emily
www.mainstreetchic.blogspot.com

René said...

I love that you were able to use so many family pieces. The color combination is darling and I don't blame you a bit for bringing the reading chair back. Those moments are precious and pass too quickly.

Lalla said...

Everything about the room is perfect! You did an amazing job!

The Pink Pagoda said...

What an incredible boy's room you've created. Everything is so well put together -- the red and blue palette is perfect!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I just love the room. Its so darn cute. And I'm sure its still gorgeous with a crib and a chair. It's real life after all.
Good luck with the upcoming baby!
xo

SHERRY HART said...

Sarah.....I love the room....the colors are great and no matter that it is all changed:) I mean these days we style everything so much that people think we live like that...ha ha!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love this color palette! the beds are AWESOME!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Sarah B's room is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the colors and you did an incredible job of making it both playful and childlike but completely chic too! It is really going to grow well with Mr. B...I love it!

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