One Room Challenge-Week Six-Finale

Reveal day is finally here for the One Room Challenge and I can barely believe it!  Where did these weeks go??? 

This is my very first One Room Challenge and I am so pleased with how this Master Retreat turned out!  This project definitely pushed my limits.  If you read my first post you know between week one and two of the challenge I moved... to another state.  This meant I had the fun of driving back to South Carolina from North Carolina a half dozen times to work on the challenge.  While it gave me a lot of time to think, I think I will stick to One Room Challenge spaces in the future that are in state!  Or my own house!  All that to say, I really love these clients and I loved working on their master space.  

I did a number of things myself for this project because I wanted to be authentic to the One Room Challenge experience.  That included hanging wallpaper, spraying the IKEA bookshelf and vintage peacock chair, and designing and upholstering this grand headboard!  I think this headboard really is the piece de resistance of this room.  My client's amazing dad built the frame based on my design and I upholstered it in blush pink linen and added an adorable pompom trim.  I was literally watching election results on Tuesday at one in the morning in my client's playroom and upholstering the headboard. I'm a very hands on decorator, but even this was a little much for me!  That's the great thing about the ORC; pushing your design limits is a learning and rewarding experience!  Some of my best work comes out of problem solving and last minute decisions. 

As many things that went our way on the challenge there were a few things that just did not arrive based on the time constraints.  Most importantly, and sadly, our beautiful Anthropologie aqua linen tufted sofa did not arrive.  Crying big tears about this one, but I will post updated pictures of it in the room next week.  Anthropologie shipped our beautiful sofa in time, but the shipping company called an old number for the client and failed to contact us about delivery, even when we contacted them.  Seriously.  So our sofa has been sitting in a shipping warehouse for two weeks.  Insert choice expletives here.  We also ordered lampshades and Lucite curtain rods that have since been backordered  and a fun wood trim for the curtains that didn't make it.  If you know anything about design you know it takes patience with ordering.  

Alright, let's get down to the good stuff!


And the AFTER!

Our headboard is complemented by fabrics by Lulie Wallace

Ballard Designs antlers for a masculine touch

This is where the sofa will go when it arrives!

Entryway into the master bedroom

Those curves and that trim!!

Judy.  Our CB2 bust we gave a blush makeover!

Art by Leslie Weaver

Jewelry station, what every girl needs!

His and Hers finials 

Our sweet chair standing in for the sofa

So that's it y'all!  I hope you loved our Romantic Master Retreat.  You can see more of my work by subscribing on my home page!  Be sure to head over to Calling it Home and check out the other rooms.  I know I cannot wait to see them all!  And a special thanks to Linda of Calling it Home and House Beautiful for creating such a fun event!

Happy Decorating,



Sources:  Serena and Lily: Capiz Honeycomb Chandelier, Zig Dhurrie rug, woven hamper | West Elm: Nailhead 3-Drawer Dresser, stone box | Hygee and West: Daydream wallpaper | Anthropologie: Washed Wood Six-Drawer Dresser, gold lumbar pillow, gold chevron pillow, duvet, Volcano candle, flower vase, throw, bone inlay frame | CB2: Judy Bust, green tray | Homegoods: bench, bone inlay side table, mercury glass lamps, Bone inlay tray, lotus votives, small frames | IKEA: VITTSJÖ shelf | Leslie Weaver: bedside mixed-media faces | Cottage Grove Vintage: Peacock Chair, brass sconce, jewelry dish, whale ashtray | Cotswold Marketplace Charlotte: Green Canisters, sea glass beads, sea glass vase |  Ballard Designs: plaster antlers | Target: Boxwood wreath, gold tray | Vintage finds:  mirror, brass frog, candle holders | Michael's: frames | Minted: Gallery wall art and frames | Hayley Mitchell: face print | Teil Duncan: nude print | Lulie Wallace: floral fabrics and floral prints.