Bright and Relaxing Master Bedroom REVEAL – {One Room Challenge}

It’s here!!!!  It’s Week Six!  Calling It Home’s spring One Room Challenge is over and today is when we get to show you guys what we’ve been working towards over the last six weeks.   The designer reveals were yesterday and oh my, what amazingness.  I don’t know how some of these people do it in just six weeks, you have to go see them!

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Today, all the rest of us linking participants are revealing their projects.  For my room, I decided to give our less-than-stellar master bedroom some much needed love to make it more our style and finally feel “done”.  It’s been years of just mediocre and the ORC was the perfect chance to kick it into high gear and get something done in here.  To catch up, click over to the previous weeks to see my progress:

Week 1 – Intro, befores and the mood board
Week 2 –  The to-do list and picking a paint color
Week 3 –  Mirror conundrums
Week 4 –  Getting in some items, updating some finishes, more mirror drama
Week 5 – Getting in more items, not getting in items, and painting the wainscoting

Now, just for the good ‘ol before and after effect, let’s take a look at our two befores once again.  The top one was about January 2011 when we still had all of our college furniture and a teeeeeeny bed and the bottom picture was taken last May right after I installed the DIY wainscoting.  Much better, but still not quite there.

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A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

And here we are now!!  Calm, relaxing, light, bright, fresh, coastal, all of it.  Get ready, there’s a barrage of pictures headed your way ;)

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

Now, if you’ve been following along, you may notice there are a couple of main items missing in here, the rug and the new mirror.  Yup, not here still.  Overstock lost the first rug I ordered and after numerous frustrated chats just shipped out my replacement on Monday.  Guess when it is due to arrive?  TODAY.  Yup.  As pissed as I am, I guess I have an excuse to do a Reveal Part II post later in the month, huh?  We’ll get to the mirror in a bit.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

The bedding from Pottery Barn is just heavenly.  I’m not much of a pattern girl but this duvet set completely makes the space.  I can’t imagine anything else in here.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

The boring brown-framed DIY algae prints got a makeover too with some Annie Sloan “french linen” chalk paint and burlap scrapbook paper mats.  Honestly, this may be my most favorite transformation in here :)

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

The mirror that came with the dresser got removed.  This big clock just leans against the wall and I updated the decor now that there was more room to play with without the mirror.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

To congratulate myself on finishing, I ordered me a bouquet of freesia from The Bouqs to put in the room for the reveal.  They’re still opening but already smell beautiful.  It’s settled, I will always have fresh flowers in here.  Done.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

I changed out our table lamps for arched wall sconces to bring more height and interest to this wall, and because the husband knocks stuff off his table all the time and the lamp’s days were numbered.  I wasn’t about to delve into any hardwiring this time so these plug-in sconces were perfect.  They’re totally adjustable too for whatever height and/or angle you want.  Also, I am completely addicted to the contrast of our dark furniture with the light, airy, and natural elements.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

My side of the bed, some flowers and some sweet frames (and my bottlecap collection overflow, eek).

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!wall color / wainscoting color / flowers

Husband’s side of the bed.  Just a large driftwood bowl to collect all his accoutrements and to prevent said knocking-over of things.

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

I snipped a few of our smaller palm tree fronds and put them in a large vase to get some height on this wall and balance out the clock.  The little fuzzy flowers are actually parsley that I’ve let go to seed in the garden because I’m lazy.  So many veggies and herbs have such gorgeous blooms if you just let them go, I may start growing broccoli and parsley just for their flowers now ;)

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!wall color / wainscoting color / clock glass lantern 

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

Ok, so the other item missing in here is one I struggled with for the better part of this whole challenge.  The mirror.  I went from rectangular mirror over the dresser to square mirror on the small wall, then finally decided on the Lattice Mirror from PB.  Aaaand it’s on backorder until the end of this month.  So, until it’s here for Reveal Part II, let’s just pretend it’s hung and in place, mmmkay?

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!duvet cover / sheets / euro shams / throw pillows / throw blanket / quilt  / sconces / wall color / wainscoting color / flowers / bench / faux sheepskin / driftwood bowl 

While I didn’t take on a project near as daunting as alot of my fellow participants did, I am completely elated at our new room and love how perfectly finished it is now.  I want to be in here all the time.  I love me a good deadline so this challenge was right up my alley, albeit frustrating at times.  Did I do everything on my to-do list? Nope.  Are there things missing that I wanted? Of course.  Due to money, I wasn’t able to spring for my perfect x-ottomans or the beautiful standing fan, and annoyingly am waiting on the rug and mirror to get here.  But even without those things, the room is beautiful.  We love it so much and it makes our house feel that much more complete.

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A calm, fresh, and relaxing master bedroom makeover, with just a little touch of coastal!

I’m off to check out everyone else’s reveals today over at Calling It Home.  Thanks so much to Linda for this awesome challenge!  Make sure you head over there, you’ll be amazed at what the other bloggers are doing, there’s some seriously cool spaces happening!  I’ll see you for Reveal Part II when all my stuff comes in finally ;)

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100 thoughts on “Bright and Relaxing Master Bedroom REVEAL – {One Room Challenge}

  1. Oh my goodness Emily!!! It’s SO dreamy!!! This is exactly what I’ve been picturing for our space! That bedding is absolutely gorgeous and those sconces couldn’t be more perfect! The palette is totally relaxing! LOVE every single detail (even without the mirror and rug!)!

  2. Emily, it looks fantastic, and I agree…those pictures and the way you hung them…my favorite part too! Overstock…so frustrating sometimes. Sorry not everything made it in, but it looks beautiful!!

    1. Thank you Heather!! Half of why I love them is that the algae is from my thesis work, so I’m glad I found a way to make it look even more special :) And yes, O.co is on my list right now, they’ve always done me a solid before. Ugh.

  3. Ou did an amazing job, Emily! Your bedding is beautiful! Love all the greenery! Way to go, friend!

  4. What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Gorgeous. What a fabulous makeover. This room is so inviting and so peaceful, exactly what a bedroom should be. Love all the quiet glam that you added. Great makeover.

  6. Calm is definitely the word! I love the colours and all of the details that went into the bedroom. This looks like such a perfect place to curl up and take a long well deserved rest after all of the hard work in these last 6 weeks. Enjoy!

  7. The bedding totally makes the space! Really love it! You do a great job accessorizing. I have such a hard time with that. I think the wall mounted lights really help make it more serene as well. Let’s have some beer/wine tonight and celebrate that we got it done. Cheers!

    1. I must have moved things around a thousand times before I liked it. I’ve found that taking away instead of adding on helps, as well as using larger objects, but it still drives me nuts! Definitely kicking back tonight, I so wish we could all meet up somewhere and celebrate :)

  8. Holy cannoli this makeover is AMAZING! What a perfect oasis retreat :) I’m digging the cool relaxing color palette and that gorgeous bedding! Can’t wait to see the mirror and the rug in place :)

  9. Hey so I’m just gonna take everything you did and put it in my own room, ok? It’s gorgeous! I’m loving those sconces you have on either side of the bed, and you’re right that the duvet makes the room. Great work!!

    1. Hahaha, ok Bre!! Go for it! I feel like I’ll never have bedside lamps ever again after owning these sconces. It’s soooo much better!

  10. STUNNING Emily!! It’s so dreamy and serene! You should open up a B and B; I’ll be the first in line! I hope your rug arrives soon, but seriously, it doesn’t take away from any of the beauty.:)

    1. Aw, thank you Shannon. Owning a B&B is actually a day dream of mine…maybe someday! And my rug friend was there to greet me at my doorstep yesterday evening, figures.

  11. So beautiful Emily! I absolutely love the boat cleats and the coral prints. Such a fun Idea! It looks so comfy,I would have trouble getting out of bed in the morning if this were my space.

    1. Thank you Alison! I was just looking at y’all’s bathroom and luuurve it, I have on my list to find old metal baskets for towels ;)

    1. Thanks Amanda!! I don’t now how I can wait three more weeks for the mirror, it’s going to be perfect there and I want it NOW!! ;)

    1. That’s exactly what I think Shonee, the pattern is bold enough but subdued enough at the same time ;) Thanks so much, have a great weekend!

    1. No, no it’s not Linda, there will always be things to switch around and add ;) Thank you so much for this challenge, it was a ton of fun and I’m so glad you love the room. Looking forward to the fall!!

  12. Shucks, I’d be pissed about the rug too BUT the room still looks so lovely! Great pallette for a bedroom and I just can’t stop swooning over the lamp sconces.

  13. GAAAHHH!!! I need to x off an entire day on my calendar to drift through blog land and see all these reveals. So I am ridiculously late to write this comment and tell you I LOVE it!! I just ripped out the catalog page with those sconces last week- they’re perfect in here! (Also, what do I do with my stack of ripped out catalog pages?!) The bedding, the colors, the calm feeling…it’s all lovely. And oh man, that is so funny about the rug. Murphy’s Law right?! I will be standing by for Reveal Part II. GOOD JOB GIRL. Love!

    1. At least you just keep pages, I keep the whole catalogs because you never know, right?! Ugh, must stop. I wish we got to look through reveals like this every six weeks ;) Thanks friend :x

  14. Wow, beautiful transformation! I have trouble with printed bedding too but I LOVE that duvet cover! Gorgeous!

    1. I think I was more comfortable with this one since it wasn’t an all over pattern and only has one color so it’s still subtle enough. Thanks Ann :)

  15. Your room looks amazing, Emily! I’ve been eyeing that PB bedding – after seeing it in your room, I think I’m going to pull the trigger and order it! I love your attention to detail, and the fresh flowers look lovely. Well done!

  16. It looks like is belongs in a Coastal B&B. It’s so pretty and relaxing. Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.

  17. Emily!! I LOVE your space!! It goes so well with the calm, beachy vibe I’m always getting from you! lol. I’m featuring your room transformation tomorrow at Talented Tuesday. Hope you stop by to link up again!!

  18. I absolutely LOVE the soft feel of your bedroom makeover. The duvet cover is stunning and adds some nice pattern to the space. Also, I love the mix of different textures in the bedding and the throw over the bench it adds a lot of warmth and interest to the space. I just started my own blog because I am inspired by bloggers like yourself!

    1. Hi Ally!! I am a sucker for textures over patterns :) Thank you so much and that is just the best thing to a blogger, we do it all for sweet readers like you and I wish your new blog much success! I’ll pop over and visit as soon as I can <3

  19. Hi, this is beautiful! I followed your link but still don’t see any info about your bed? I’d love to know the source bc it’s beautiful!!!

    1. Thank you Julia! The bed and dresser set came from a local furniture company who’s now out of business. But it’s an almost spitting image of the Pottery Barn Farmhouse bedroom set (here) which was my inspiration. Hope this helps :)

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