Week #6 has arrived and guess what? We actually made it to the finish line and completed this year’s challenge on time! As you might recall from last year, our Guest Bathroom Reveal took slightly longer than expected due to life’s unexpected twists and turns. Hey, life happens. And sometimes when things come up, its life’s way of also telling us, “I think you need a break”. I am thrilled that through lots of planning and sweat equity, our master bedroom came together beautifully and we are totally loving sleeping in our newly made-over digs! Big, BIG thanks to Linda from Calling It Home for hosting this One Room Challenge once again to not only bring about oodles of interior inspiration, but to celebrate over 250 new rooms that have been redesigned as a result from this challenge. Definitely something to applaud.
If you have been following along our Instagram stories, you’ll know that I also tackled this project mostly on my own – which I’m pretty darn proud of but needless to say, also came with it’s challenges. Luckily, I have a handy husband that I could call on to help me out! Marc has always been my #1 fan in life and as it’s our 2 year wedding anniversary coming up at the end of this month, it’s only appropriate that I dedicate this room to him – happy anniversary babe!
All mushy-ness aside, I’m so happy with how this room came together and that we will now have many well rested nights in this dreamy space. After this challenge, I plan on catching up on some R&R stat. So, without further ado…. here’s our new master bedroom:
Don’t forget where we started…..
We went from a dark and dreary space that really wasn’t warm, welcoming or inviting in any shape or form. We now have a light and airy oasis filled with great texture, some personal touches and of course I had to work in some bright colour too to provide a cheery vibe – how bout those orange lamps?! LOVE!
If you remember from Week #2, the piece of artwork of the sunrise/sunset we received as a wedding present was used as the inspiration for this room which seems fitting for a bedroom as we wake up and fall asleep with the sun. The canvas art piece not only reminds us of our love of cottage country (where we got married and love travelling to in the summer months) but we also wake up and look out to the most beautiful sunrises right from our bedroom window – yup, lucked out with this perk! So with that, I wanted to keep the bedroom fairly neutral and work in the rich varying blues and orange hues that make up a great sunrise/sunset.
Remember that armchair I also featured in Week #2? This is the same chair, just now, a more updated and custom look. I had it reupholstered in the Camino fabric from Tonic Living, had the hardwood painted black for a great contrast and the results? One bad ass looking arm chair! This fabric is absolutely dreamy and I love that it’s now one-of-a-kind. Thank you to our upholsterer, Jacquie, for helping give new life to this chair!
On the walls above this vignette, I chose some personal pieces to create a small gallery cluster. A picture of Marc and I from our fav spot in the Toronto beaches, a vintage map of Spain (something that reminds us of our travels) and a small circular mirror I found from antique shopping (truth- it has not found it’s place in our home until now). Altogether, it’s creates a cosy and inviting corner that I want to hang out in spending my Saturday morning sipping tea from.
I am also incredibly, over-the-moon in love with the vibrant blue area rug we got from Rugs USA. The colours are stunning and it will mask our dog, Jada’s, hair well. The challenge with having pets is that you often need decor pieces that will stand up to the dirt, fur and mess – anyone with a pet, you totally get me. This rug is definitely pet friendly. As much as I wanted a light coloured rug, I’m so glad I opted for something with colour and a bold pattern. It’s durable, really soft on the feet, grounds the room and makes the whole room feel a little more luxurious. Marc says it now feels like we are now sleeping in a hotel room! Let’s just say, we had a very easy time adjusting to our new cosy bedroom 🙂
Here’s a great view of the fabulous lumbar pillow I sourced from DeeMacAndCo on Etsy – still love the handmade details of this pillow so darn much. For some added texture, I paired this with some additional indigo velvet pillows from Tonic Living. They both play nicely with the small scale print of the sheets and also make a statement on the neutral bed.
In the end, I ended up keeping our current night tables. Ideally, I wish they were slightly larger and had some more storage, but I decided to work them into the design to hold onto them for a bit longer. Eventually, I think we’ll end up swapping them out and upgrading to something a bit bigger but for now, they work well and help show off our spectacular new orange table lamps — these were a serendipitous find from HomeSense Canada and as soon as I stumbled into them (literally, I found them on the floor in one of the isles as I was par-oozing…) I knew these were going to work perfectly. These lamps are a colour-lovers dream and definitely provide some added cheer to the neutral palette.
And with that…. it’s a wrap! I want to give a big thank you to Janine and Para Paints for partnering as our paint sponsor for this challenge. Their interior paint is really easy to work with and provided great coverage for our walls and trim. It was great being able to work with a trusted Canadian brand in the industry.
This challenge was an absolute pleasure to participate in. I wonder which room we’ll tackle next….?
Thank you to everyone who has been following along in our master bedroom transformation. We love all the support, kind words and being able to spread some interior inspiration with the world to help YOU create The Best of Home.
Headboard from Wayfair | Ceiling Light from Wayfair | Bed Quilt from West Elm | Bed Sheets from Costco | Duvet Cover and Bed Skirt from Hudson’s Bay | Velvet Pillows from Tonic Living | Lumbar Pillow from Etsy | Table Lamps from HomeSense | Florals from Blooms & Flora | Area Rug from Rugs USA | Curtains from West Elm | Side Table from HomeSense Canada | Arm Chair Reupholstered from ReStore | Vintage Map – gift | Various Accessories from HomeSense and Personal | Paint: Walls – Expert White, Trim – Jojo Whitewash by Para Paints