I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel of this One Room Challenge! I hope you’ve been following along, but if you need to catch up you can do so below.
And, I almost did something crazy this week. I nearly decided to have the room painted white. The painter was willing to do it three days before the reveal, which was his first opening. I’ve been going back and forth about this for weeks. I love white walls, but now that the room is so close to being complete, I decided I am happy with the softness the light taupe provides. More importantly, I do not need the stress of having the room torn up that close to the reveal date! The paint color can always be updated later if I truly want a change.
Other than the paint stress I brought upon myself, I devoted this week of the One Room Challenge to ironing. Luckily, my husband was around when it was time to get started ironing the new bedding. I am almost done, but not entirely. It is quite the workload!
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I believe the only thing that didn’t require ironing was the cotton velvet coverlet. I wish you could see it in person. It might be my favorite coverlet of all time!
Now, they are in a pile patiently waiting to be styled. Don’t miss the star of the bed, the big white pillow with gold dots. As I mentioned last week, it’s 28″ x 36″ and it is beyond fabulous!
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Fortunately, I found some reasonable 20″ down inserts at Joss & Main. I also found the Euro inserts there. They are made to order so they take a few extra days, but again, the price is great and the reviews are very good. I chose queen pillows and king pillows for the comfort of our future guests. You can find more guest-ready ideas, here.
As the room begins to look more livable, I’m still completely in love with the chandelier by Currey & Company.
Additionally, I had a chance to rest on the new Cariloha bamboo mattress. It’s super comfy and definitely feels cooler than a traditional mattress. I considered returning my new box spring. Initially, I thought I might want one with a lower profile. However, I am so glad I stuck with this one for the One Room Challenge!
Originally, I wanted to hang a gold mirror above the bed. But, I decided to go with this grouping of beautiful new art. I am trying it out here, but may choose to move it to the opposite wall because the room looks a little “heavy” on one side.
Since I didn’t order the gold mirror for above the bed, we hung this round one next to the bathroom door. I meant to snap a picture of it, but I promise to include one next week.
Reflecting on all components of this room, the rug has been my greatest challenge. I have two and I love them both. The gray one was meant to be the bottom layer and I was going to put a patterned one on top.
I also have this one. It feels like heaven under my toes! I love it with the Aidan Gray chair, but I simply cannot find a way to make it work as a top layer in this room without cutting it down to a smaller size. Both rugs are by Jaipur Living and the quality is excellent. For purchase information on the rugs,Tobago Natural and Heron, please contact Jaipur Living ([email protected]) and they will help you find the nearest retailer.
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I am still waiting for a few accessories and the remaining pillow inserts, but I am close and so excited to reveal our new guest room next week!
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