ORC FALL 2018: The Final Reveal Rustic Guest Bedroom
Hello my friends, welcome to the reveal of our Rustic Guest Bedroom it has been a long 6 weeks, but we have made a lot of progress and are really proud to show off our new guest suite.
This season we opted to do a rustic guest bedroom located next to the on- suite Jack and Jill Bathroom featured in the Fall 2017 One Room Challenge. If you have not seen this challenge be sure to check it out, to get some inside on where we are going this time.
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
In case you are wondering what exactly The One Room Challenge is, so here is the scoop. This event was started by Linda Weinstein @ Calling It Home and is hosted twice a year, in April and October. For the past 14 seasons, the ORC has hosted over 250 interior design & decor bloggers, that have joined together to makeover one room in their homes. The participants have six weeks, from start to finish, in order to complete a full room transformation. To date, more than 2,200 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge and many spaces, have been recognized and featured by several of the hosts seen here:
THE BEFORE PICTURES
This season we have decided to give a facelift to the bedroom located directly next to the on suite Jack & Jill Bathroom seen ORC Fall 2017, which desperately needed to have a sliding barn door installed and prompted the entire make over. As you can see the room was nice but lacked any kind of real personality or visual interest, so it was basically a boring vanilla box.
THE GAME PLAN:
WEEK 1- Introduction, Inspiration Board, Project Outline, Starting Product Estimation & Procurement
WEEK 2- Clearing the Room, Painting the Walls Base Coat, Painting Tips Sponsored by HANDy Paint Products, CAD Drawing-Wood Wall Placement
WEEK 3- DIY Reclaimed Wood Wall Installation
WEEK 4 – DIY Barn Wood Sliding Door Staining & Installation
WEEK 5- Picking Up Custom Orders, Last Minute Accessories, & Room Staging
WEEK 6- FINAL REVEAL
Inspiration Board & Designs Plan:
Tad-Da, we have now turned that boring vanilla box, into a warm and inviting rustic style guest bedroom retreat. Filled with tons of rich wood tones and a variety of lush textures to feed all of your senses.
Using the sliding barn wood door as one of the main inspiration pieces for the room, we were able to create and carry through a very cohesive feeling using the same kind of wood tones. The reclaimed plank wall became a statement piece all on its own and by choosing to use a herringbone pattern created a more elegant version of a barn wood wall.
Textural variations through out the room keep the space from feeling too hard or overly soft, giving a more eclectic chic twist to a design theme that historically leads itself to being a little bit tough and rugged. When one thinks of a woodland lodge or rustic retreat you usually think of a log cabin. While I appreciate that design stye, I did not feel like that particular vibe meshed well with the rest of my home, and I did not want each room to feel as if you were staying in a theme park.
The more chic and elegant side can easily be spotted with the modern style white fur rug and the glam quilt desk chair. Which would not be the most expected choice to be paired with a modern industrial style pine desk. Even the more casual patterns we choose for the linens are still perfectly inviting and not overly done for this guest room.
THE OFFICE SPACE:
We decided that this room desperately needed a small office space. Nothing crazy big, but just a nice space to set up a laptop or iPad to check you emails while you are out of town, just as if you where staying in a hotel. The main challenge was where to place a small secretary style desk. The first and most obvious choice was in front of the windows but that caused the bed to be off center, which was a no go for me.
I really loved the idea of a small secretary style desk in the corner, however it had to be very narrow so the closet door would not hit it when opened. We were so lucky to find this industrial style hairpin leg desk at Home Goods along with the gorgeous chair, on two separate shopping trips.
THE ON-SUITE BATHROOM:
One of my favorite things about this guest room is that it has an on suite bathroom, which was our Fall 2017 One Room Challenge. The new barn wood door installation has really made such a big difference to the Jack and Jill Bathroom. It truly looks amazing from both rooms, it is hard to say which view is my favorite. Although I will say the more I stand in the Jack and Jill bathroom….. the more inspiration I had for a few more DIY projects in there, but those will have to wait until next year!
All good design is always about the details. If you have ever toured a Designer Showhouse, A Parade of Homes or Street of Dreams; you know what I am talking about. It is all the cool stuff that really pulls a room together. We are also avid antique hunters and love to find old vintages things as well. Things that have a story and cool one of kind stuff.
One of my biggest fears about all the wood in this room was that is might feel cold or hard and that is not very inviting for a guest bedroom. So I made sure to load up on tons of luxurious textures like faux fur rugs, pillows and chunky knits. However, I also wanted to add in some visual textures as well with the bark on the log lamp, the metal on the nightstands, even in the woven seats on the benches, giving a nod toward the return of macrame and crochet trends.
Over all, we are so happy with our new Rustic Guest Room Retreat, and that we have successful finished our 4th One room Challenge. We are already excited about the Spring One Room Challenge, and believe it or not, have started making plans for the next round! What can I say, when you get the design bug it just becomes one designer challenge after another and you just can not seem to stop yourself. Besides, I have a huge project list of things I want to do with this house of mine, and when I finish with this one I may just get a new one, or start on our Florida property, lol the possibilities are truly endless as far as I am concerned.