Hooray, hooray! It's One Room Challenge reveal day! I am beyond excited to share my brand new "eclectic modern farmhouse" guest room with you. I'm so thrilled with how it turned out, and thank goodness it's done because we have houseguests coming this weekend!
If you've landed here for the first time today, welcome! I'm Chaney, the gal behind Mix & Match Design Company. Mix & Match is a multi-faceted business that offers one-on-one e-design services, shares decorating inspiration and education through the blog, and teaches a course for designers on how to launch their own e-design businesses. I also hang out a lot on Instagram. Whew! Let's just say I wear a lot of hats. :)
Before we dive into all the after photos, let's remember what this room looked like before:
|| BEFORE ||
There was nothing terribly wrong with it, but it just felt blah, boring, and in need of a little oomph - do you know what I mean?
Well, oomph it got! I can't even believe this is the same room. It's now a little oasis for our guests (I hope they love it as much as I do!). Let's go for a tour!
|| AFTER ||
The most obvious change - and the one that was really the inspiration for this entire room transformation - was the addition of that bold, beautiful watercolor floral wallpaper from Sweet Pea Wall Design. Man, I love that wallpaper. I think I stop and stare at it every time I walk past this bedroom. Even though it's a floral, the blues, greens, and grays keep it from being overly feminine. Those three colors happen be favorites of mine in general as well, so using them as the color palette for the room was a no-brainer.
As I mentioned in Week 1, this room only has one funny little window tucked back into a nook (it offers a surprisingly good amount of natural light throughout the day). When we moved into this house, I threw up a tension rod with a beige curtain to give folks some privacy and darken the room at night. That was supposed to be a temporary measure, but the next thing I knew, it was 2.5 years later and that same sad curtain was still up there - it was definitely time for a change!
I decided on a layered window treatment for this window to give it some serious style and function. I hung a natural woven shade (it's a great one, y'all, and it's super affordable!) and a curtain panel, and the combination of the two is mighty fine if I do say so myself. I DIY'd the curtain panel out of some amazing Vern Yip fabric from Calico and you can read all about that over in Week 4's post.
To the right of that window is a nice stretch of wall that was definitely in need of some artwork, and can I be honest with you for a minute? Figuring out what to put here was hard. I didn't want to compete with the floral wallpaper, but I wanted something that was in the same general color palette and overall feel. So what does one do in this situation? Create some art!
Here's the quick version of the story behind this piece: one thing I've been trying to do more of in 2018 is paint, and recently I was playing around with an abstract landscape that happened to have the blue/green/gray color palette I was using in this room. I ended up loving the way the paints looked on my palette, so I decided to do something a little crazy: create some digital art out of it! I had it printed in a large format to fill this wall frame and loved how it turned out! It ended up being just what this wall needed.
And guess what? I'm going to try something new - I've decided to offer this piece of art to y'all as a digital download so you can have one printed in your own home! You can print it on paper and frame it (I had mine printed at Staples), or even have it printed on ready-to-hang canvas. You can click the button below to head to the purchase page. To celebrate the ORC reveal, I'm offering it for $10 (50% off!) for a limited time, so go grab yours today!
Moving to the other side of the room, we have the antique dresser that belonged to my grandparents. It's one of my absolute favorite family pieces even though it's not in the best shape. It's seen a lot in its long life, and I'm totally ok with the fact that it isn't in perfect condition. :)
To give this side of the room that eclectic modern farmhouse feel I was going for, I hung a black and gold hexagon mirror from Holly & Martin, and added a slim modern leaning ladder on the angled wall next to it. I figure that ladder will be a great place for towels and for guests to hang a few items. It's a small room, so I wanted to take advantage of the vertical space when I had the chance!
I love how in the detail shot above you can see the reflection of the wallpaper and the fabulous glass pendant light from Lamps Plus. The light fixture is so simple, yet elegant, and it definitely marries the modern and farmhouse style pieces in the space. Also, it's hard to go wrong with a brass elephant for a little bit of fun on the top of the dresser!
Turning back to the bed side of the room, I wanted to point out the new blue rug from Mohawk. I've wanted a rug for this room for forever - it adds a certain coziness and grounds the white modern farmhouse bed really nicely. The simple grid pattern has just enough going on to stand up to the wallpaper behind it, but it doesn't compete. This rug is made out of Mohawk's SmartStrand material, which is virtually indestructible, so I'll never have to worry about spills or stains in this room (read more on that here).
Let's talk details about a couple of the other pieces. First up, the nightstands! These vintage babies have gotten a new lease on life thanks to some Carrera marble tops. (You can see what they looked like before here.) They feel so special and custom now - I'm so glad I decided to splurge and have those pieces cut to fit!
Here's a shot straight on of the one on the right side. The marble really brightens it up and unites it with the bed and wallpaper.
Next up? The indigo lumbar pillow! Back in Week 4, I showed you this pillow I made and posed the question of whether I should add tassels to the corners. Well, just like when I asked about adding marble tops to the nightstands, the answer was a resounding YES! So I headed to the fabric store, grabbed some embroidery thread and made some tassels. I had never done it before, but it was surprisingly easy and quick. They add the perfect bit of personality to this pillow!
With that, I'll leave you with a few more shots of the room below, along with a source list for the items in the room if you'd like to get the look for your own home. Some items are vintage or pieces I already had, so I did my best to find some similar ones. Let me know if you have any questions!
Thanks SO much for following along on this One Room Challenge journey with me for the past six weeks. I want to give a huge thank you and shout out to the companies that helped make this transformation possible by sponsoring some of the products in this room: Sweet Pea Wall Designs & their sister shop MUSE, Holly & Martin, Lamps Plus, Calico Corners, and Mohawk Flooring.
I had a blast with this project, and I'm beyond thrilled with how this guest room turned out. Visitors, come on - we're ready for you!
|| SOURCES ||
- Blue-green watercolor floral wallpaper
- White modern farmhouse spindle bed (similar in queen size)
- Glass and brass pendant light
- Mid-century nightstands (similar)
- Mohawk SmartStrand carpet bound rug in Bay Blue
- Green gourd table lamps (similar)
- White duvet cover set (similar)
- Gray linen shams (similar)
- Indigo lumbar pillow (similar)
- Curtain fabric
- Oil-rubbed bronze French return curtain rod and clips
- Natural woven shade
- Abstract artwork
- White wall frame
- Hexagon wall mirror
- Leaning black ladder
- Indigo throw blanket (similar)
- White vases (set of three)
- Faux banana leaf plant
- Mini abstract landscape art by Megan Elizabeth
- Wall color: Benjamin Moore Winter White
- Trim color: Behr Ultra Pure White
Psst! Want to see more One Room Challenge spaces? Head over here to see the full list of participants!
Thanks again to all of these amazing sponsors for their contributions!
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