WOW! What a fun idea! Refreshing a room in your home with a whole tribe of others to support you along the way.
I have to admit that as a person with an Interior Design business of my own, sometimes I get so wrapped up in my clients’ spaces that my own home projects take a back seat. So, this challenge represented the perfect opportunity to refresh one of the most important rooms in any home–the Primary Bedroom.
Week 1 started off with a plan, aaaaand a budget. Like any good room refresh, there was certainly a focal point. In this case, it was a beautiful new California King bed from one of my exclusive trade vendors, Alder & Tweed. With this piece on order, I was able to put together the remaining pieces to create what we hoped would be a relaxing retreat.
As Week 2 rolled around I tapped into some of my local resources, including a team of talented brothers who were able to create the faux coffered ceiling of my dreams! I’ve been staring up at this bare & basic tray ceiling for 3 years, and since black is an accent color in other rooms of my humble abode, I decided to bite the bullet and make this “fifth wall” one to remember! Can we say drama?!!
For Week 3, it was just like Christmas morning! NEW BED & AREA RUG!! I was extremely pleased that the bed and rug were just as lovely as I remembered them when seeing them at Highpoint Furniture Market in the fall. I went with a larger area rug this time, in order to cover the plain, builder-grade carpeting that lives in all the bedrooms, until we are ready to tackle new flooring- perhaps next year’s ORC?? Hmmmm…..
Now that Week 4 was upon us and the dark & dramatic ceiling was complete & the new bed arrived, and it was time to brighten up the wall behind our new bed. I selected the previous wall color as a pop of interest when we first moved in. But, it was now time to add some light & brightness back to this surface with Sherwin Williams Pure White paint, and, boy, did it make a difference! [I even enlisted some free labor.]
Week 5 was time for us to install the “jewelry” in the room. This is why I tell my clients that it’s important for us to help them create a Design Concept before we order any pieces. We want to make sure all elements of the space tie together and create a whole, cohesive look instead of looking just pieced together. This fixture by Currey & Co has been on my list for a long time, and I LOVE how the brushed gold pops off the black in the ceiling, creating even more drama, that-let’s face it- I’m here for!! Gold & black is a bit of a theme in my home, so I was super happy that I was able to tie this into the main bedroom.
During Weeks 6 & 7 we decided to accumulate all the fun styling & decor pieces that would complete the layered look that takes an everyday space to that next level. The beautiful antique gold wall mirrors by Gabby Home are the best complement to the beautiful calming color palette. The lamps were treasured items from before that provide even more ambient lighting in this serene space. The black cabinet ties in nicely with the ceiling color, while the existing mercury glass bachelors chests provide an additional finish to again create a balance. A fun pop of color is found in the olive green quilt by West Elm, while BOHO style throw pillows provide texture & pattern.
As a designer, I know that I’ll always have that desire to refresh spaces around my home. But, I think with the way that everything came together so cozily we will be happy here for quite a while! Until next year, ORC!!