Welcome to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge! We're more than halfway through this six week challenge - I can't believe it! This week, I've got a few updates to share with you about window treatments, a lumbar pillow, and a new light fixture. We're chugging right along!
Before we dive into this week's progress, I've got an update to share with you about the nightstand conundrum I talked about last week. I made a decision on what to do with the damaged tops: I'm having new ones made with marble! This option was a clear crowd favorite and was definitely mine too. It ain't cheap, but I think it will be worth it to bring some serious style to these vintage mid-century guys. I went to a local stone yard yesterday and picked out my Carrara marble remnant to have fabricated into two matching pieces. They're going to be stunning, y'all. I can't wait to show you!
Goodbye damaged tops!
All right, now onto this week's progress. Let's start with the new window treatments!
This little guest bedroom has one lone window, and it's tucked into an odd little nook in the corner. That wasn't the way the room was originally designed, but the previous owners added a double closet in the adjacent bedroom (the one that I use as my office), which created a 10" bump out into the guest bedroom. It's probably not the way I would have done it, but hey, it is what it is! I don't hate having the extra storage in my office. :)
With the way the bump out ends, I'm left with a 7" piece of wall between it and the window trim, and on the other side of the window, the trim sits pretty much right up against the corner. So obviously, this means the window isn't centered on the wall, but, it does mean I could add a single curtain panel on one side thanks to the 7" piece of wall (hooray!).
I also decided that I wanted to give this one window a layered look by adding a natural woven roman shade*. I love the idea of layering window treatments - it not only looks beautiful, but it adds function too. Our guests can lower the woven shade for privacy and still allow light to filter in during the day, and at night, they can use both, which creates a nice, dark room for sleeping.
Let's take a look at this newly dressed window!
I'm loving all the texture and movement with the woven shade and the curtain, but it's also simple, which is good considering it's next to that bold floral wallpaper!
Let's chat about that awesome fabric!
A big thanks to one of my fabulous sponsors, Calico, for sending this gorgeous fabric my way. It's the Pizzelle Navy fabric from the Vern Yip collection, and I put my sewing skills to work to stitch up that curtain panel. I hung it on a French return drapery rod and these curtain rings. On a side note, both descriptions say they're oil rubbed bronze or bronze, but they definitely fall on the more black side. That's what I wanted, but just thought I'd let you know!
Creating a curtain that was completely custom to my window was a first for me, and I'm glad to report it wasn't hard! All you have to be able to do is sew a few really long, straight lines and you're good to go.
It's a little bit hard to see the detail of the fabric from the zoomed out photo, so take a look at the two photos below of the zoomed in view and a shot of it semi-closed. It's a striped fabric, but the lighter stripes look like they're space-dyed, which I love. It's a little detail that adds so much and it gives the bold stripe a bit of softness.
Here's a shot where you get a good view of what it looks like all together with the floral wallpaper. It's a masculine-meets-feminine moment and I'm digging the way they complement each other!
Moving onto the next item on our list - the indigo lumbar pillow! It also happens to be another easy sewing project I took on. You caught glimpses of it in last week's post, but this time you get to see the whole thing!
Indigo pillows are so hot right now (ha!) and while I've used them for clients, I've never had one in my own home...until now. I happened to have a yard of indigo fabric that was perfectly sized for a 16x28 lumbar pillow (you can find the insert I used here) and I knew the pattern would work nicely with the floral wallpaper, so off to my sewing machine I went!
I definitely like the pillow as is, but I'm wondering if it needs a little something extra. I'm considering adding tassels to the corners - what do y'all think?
(Side note, in case you're wondering, the white modern farmhouse spindle bed I have in this room is this one from Crate &kids.)
Finally, let's zoom out and get to the last piece of progress in the room this week - the new pendant light!
A huge thank you to another one of my sponsors, Lamps Plus, for this new light fixture! I wanted something that was subtle, but unique, and made you take a second look. This cut glass pendant with its brass and black touches was just the ticket. I couldn't really capture it well on camera, but when the light is on, it casts the most beautiful fragmented light thanks to the cut glass shade. It also coordinates really well with the mirror I haven't showed you yet (next week!).
If you love this pendant too, you can purchase it directly from Lamps Plus or from Amazon! Here's the link.
So that's where we are in terms of progress for this week! I definitely still have some work to do, but I'm feeling good about where we are. Here's what's on the list to finish the room:
- Pick up the marble tops for the nightstands and attach them
- Hang the mirror
- Figure out art for the wall (I may be painting this - we'll see!)
- Hang wall hooks
- Finalize the bedding
I'll be back next week with more progress! In the meantime, be sure to follow along on IG Stories - I'll be sharing sneak peeks periodically over there!
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