Well here we are kids. After six weeks of living in chaos, having a seriously displaced seventeen-year-old daughter, and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears we have made it to the end of the One Room Challenge. I’m not gonna lie, I’m thrilled to be here. I began this process with one very specific, and lofty goal, and that was to create a design that was filled with drama and luxury, incorporate my daughters love of dance and art, fill the space with warmth and softness, but also make it glamorous, hence the “Gotta Have Glam” title. I believe that we hit every single mark, and the outcome is truly special.
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I want to take you back to where we began. She had a great space, but it hadn’t been updated since we moved into our home six years ago. The furniture that had been moved from our previous home was not suited for a teenager. It was time to give her a beautiful space, and also a create a room that can double as a guest room when she leaves for college.
I knew that I wanted to do some sort of feature wall with wallpaper, and I also knew that I wanted to use a floral pattern. I had seen many different prints on design jobs for the design firm I work for, as well as countless images scouring the internet, but I hadn’t found THE one just yet. I knew that I loved several rose-covered papers, so that was in my head. However, because this was my daughters room I certainly wanted to include something that she loved, so we began to look together. When we came across the image of the chosen wallpaper, we both stopped in our tracks, and knew that this was the winner. Our inspiration for the room was born! Here is the image we saw.
I mean, am I right? It is just perfect in every way. After choosing the feature wall everything else fell into place. With the main wall being black, I knew that I needed to choose other elements that were light, and warm. I needed to create a design with balance. The light linen walls, the bedding, the incredible chandelier, and the neutral rug did just that. Here is what my final plan came to be; a dramatic and oversized chandelier, linen bedding with a ruffle detail, an area rug with a worn pattern, neutral main walls, new flooring that could withstand a lot of wear, a platform bed and low bedside tables, navy velvet drapes, brass curtain rods, brass lamps, and vintage accents.
Now to the best part, and what you’ve been waiting for. Here is the finished bedroom design. I was able to incorporate some antique pieces we already had, as well as her favorite artwork from the old room. The result is everything we hoped for and more.
It’s hard not to share one hundred different photos, because I love them all so much. But most of all, I love this young woman who is the WHY behind the room. I think it reflects all of the amazing talents and qualities that she has. And now, she can move the heck back in, YIPPEE!!
See the source list for this entire project below! I am so thankful to the One Room and Challenge (see the featured designers here!) and Better Homes and Gardens the media sponsor for this amazing event! Head on over to see all of the other guest participants here!
I am so grateful to all of you who followed me along on this journey, and provided so much encouragement. I am also beyond thankful for my husband Nate who was my general contractor for this project. I could not have done it without his help and willingness to demolish, lay flooring, roll paint, build, and hang everything with me. Through this process I have grown as a designer, unleashed a boat load of creativity, and gained tremendous confidence in my abilities. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Spring. Now I’m off to drink an entire bottle of Veuve Clicquot! Cheers!
- Floral Self-Adhesive Wallpaper
- Winterton Oak Flooring
- Belgian Flax Linen Bedding
- Francesca Beaded Chandelier
- Ivory Fur Pillow and Knotted Pillow
- Navy Blue Velvet Pillows
- Sunny Wildflower Medallion Area Rug
- Brass Arched Table Lamp
- Navy Velvet Curtains
- Brass Curtain Rods
- Platform Bed
- Low Drawer Nightstand
- Recycled Glass Vase
- Faux Manzanita Branch
- Sandstone Cliff Behr Paint- Main Walls
The dresser, vanity, chair, all art work, white fur pillows, additional lighting, and any other item not in source list was previously purchased and no link is available. The black and pink paint colors were both custom paint from Behr.