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Uriah and I are beyond excited to be participating in the One room challenge this year! If you remember from our IG Stories, we considered several different spaces for a transformation:
- The Entry
- The Living Room
- The Master Bedroom / Sitting Room
A poll of our audience revealed a close tie between the living room and master!
Well, friends, we can’t hold it in any longer. The winning space is – Our Master Bedroom!! Take a video tour!
To see all the other amazing spaces being transformed in the One Room Challenge, visit the ORC Blog page.
Our Master Bedroom, Before
Let me show you some images of our master bedroom, before the One Room Challenge. It is a main floor bedroom right off the living room.
There was also another dresser in the corner of the room, not in this view here (I already rehomed it to our closet.)
Let’s Talk About The Sitting Room
This area seemed completely unnecessary when we first walked through the house, but now we can’t see living without it. It’s where we snuggle in night to watch a movie or sip on our coffee as we greet the day.
Our master bedroom also needs to provide alternate workspaces. This sitting room is how we will achieve a multifunctional space that functions both as a center for productivity and resting place at the end of the day.
Why We Chose Our Master for the ORC
Uriah and I work from home most of the time, as you can see from the desk at the end of our bed. You may also know from current or recent experience it is HARD. Our room often doubles as a storage closet for extra decor, where “projects-in-progress” live and contains a general mishmash of pieces that were either inherited or purchased without a plan. Functionally, there is no division of work and home, yet it seems to be simply what it is for now. Needless to say, our bedroom is not the oasis we think it could be. That is why we chose this space for the One Room Challenge!
What We Envision for the ORC: Master Bedroom Edition
The vision for the master bedroom stems from an experience we had while staying at an Airbnb in Paris, celebrating our ten year anniversary.
Tall ceilings, white walls, light wood elements and plentiful windows held us captive and we can’t forget it.
The bones of our bedroom mimic many of the details found in that Parisian flat. If you scroll back up to our room, you may notice the super tall base moulding (in Europe, they call it “skirting” and I’m here for it.) What you may not notice are the four windows and ceilings that are 10.5 feet tall!
This epically romantic, european getaway became the foundation of our bedroom design and we can’t think of a better place to draw inspiration from. I will add that I tend to be drawn to more clean-lined modern features these days so you can expect to see a few moody elements incorporated.
The Master Bedroom Design
The design will include the following elements with me:
- monochromatic walls with additional wall trim boxing
- bamboo blinds
- light and airy curtains
- clean, modern side tables
- meaningful artwork
- a multifunctional sitting room
*you may even see a dark and moody feature wall in the mix!
Participation in the ORC is certainly a first over here, especially amidst a pandemic. But it is also providing a distraction for us and hopefully it will for you too. I’m sure there will be ups and downs, snaggs along the way, but hang in there with us because we will take you through the entire process from start to finish.
Next week, in ORC Week 2 we will dig deeper into the design plan and share progress of the room.
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