Category Archives: One Room Challenge

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: JULIA’S ROOM REVEAL

May 11, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Blue and green bedroom makeover with tufted headboard on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

DESIGN | TEXTILES | ARTWORK | STYLING

Week six – the big reveal – is finally here! Usually, the One Room Challenge season totally flies by, but this year definitely felt different since most of the project was done remotely. A HUGE thank you to my mom and little sister who unpacked all the deliveries, helped me set up the room over spring break, and thank you to my little sister for putting up with me while I Facetimed the photoshoot! She did a wonderful job on these photos, as you’ll see below… Back to the project, you’ll remember from my introduction that I tackled my older sister’s bedroom at my mom’s house. She’s a Junior in college now and it was about time to upgrade her room from a twin bed to a queen, and bring in an adult design and efficient layout for a serene retreat when she gets home! I settled on a green, blue and gold palette with some fabulous upgrades to the room from some of my favorite brands. Jump down below to get all the details on the space!

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: BEDROOM STYLING

May 4, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Styled hairpin leg console table with decor and accessories on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Rue Magazine)

Just one week until I reveal my sister’s bedroom for the spring 2017 One Room Challenge, and I love to share a little peek of how I’m styling the room before the photo shoot. If you’re just catching up, don’t miss the design boards, textiles, and new desk and art. I’m teaming up with Waiting on Martha again this season to share some seriously stylish decor and accessories that I’m using to bring life and personality to the bedroom. Not only is Mandy a fellow Atlantan and blogger, she is the sweetest! I love supporting local shops and she’s one of the best. Continue reading to find out how I tackled each vignette in the room and which items you’ll be seeing in my photographs. You’ll also want to stay tuned the week after my reveal since I’ll be sharing a giveaway with Waiting on Martha so you can spruce up a room of your own! And don’t miss the exclusive promo code below…

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: ART AND A DESK

April 27, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Easy DIY desk with green and gold desk legs from PrettyPegs on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(Roman shade, Burl frame, Table lamp, Desk chair)

Welcome to the fourth week of my older sister’s bedroom makeover for the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge! In case you’re just catching up, you can find my design boards for the room here and get the lowdown on all the textiles in the space here. Yesterday I outlined some of my tips for choosing the right lighting for your bedroom, and you’ll get some more shots of the modern lighting from west elm, like the great brass lamp above, in this post. I’m also sharing the details on those pretty green and gold table legs from Pretty Pegs and how I put together the desk. Finally, you’ll get a look at the art selection in the room, including some fabulous copper art shelves from Minted! Click below for more.

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: BEDROOM TEXTILES

April 20, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

Green tufted headboard with blue trio bedding and gold lamp on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Last week I introduced Julia’s bedroom project during week two of the spring 2017 One Room Challenge (I was a week late this season), but I’m up and running and have some good sneak peeks of the textiles in the room to share today. After settling on a dramatic tufted velvet headboard for the room, I set out to bring some pattern and whimsy to the room with the bedding, rug, and roman shades. The bedding is one of my favorites with a classic, three-line border embroidery from Annie Selke that I used in my dorm room as well. This time around I chose a bright French blue for the color to bring in some classic blue and white. I took a DIY approach with the drapery in the room and sourced these sheets for a pattern without the hefty pricetag (a King sheet was just the right length and width when cut in half)! My mother helped line them, and the window was professionally finished off with a woven wood shade from The Shade Store. On the other window, a larger-scale pattern in a blue-grey takes center-stage. Oh, and don’t miss the glamorous ArtHide hide rug – just click below to see these additions to the room!

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DESIGNING CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS

April 19, 2017

Decorating / One Room Challenge

(Roman shades in Linen Ivory via The Emerald Studio)

I’m thrilled to be bringing custom window treatments to my older sister’s bedroom for my One Room Challenge project. To design the perfect shades for her room, I headed to The Shade Store to pick the style and material of my shades. Their showroom in Atlanta in the Westside Provisions District helped me visualize all the options for custom window treatments that The Shade Store offers. Although you can get custom blinds, shades, and drapery, I decided on roman shades for my sister’s bedroom – one for the window by the bed and one for the smaller window above the desk. Since I already had curtains made for the room, I decided to pair the pattern with a woven wood shade and opted for a patterned fabric on the smaller shade to bring a bit of color to the desk area. Find out how I narrowed down all my options, and which swatches I loved most below!
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