The time has come my friends! My One Room Challenge reveal is here!
I am so happy to be able to share this space with you all. I’ve been working hard over the past 6 weeks. Between the pregnancy exhaustion, taking care of two little ones, AND needing to finish and shoot the space an entire week early.. I almost thought I wouldn’t make it! Thankfully everything managed to fall together and I finished just in time!
In case you missed whats been going on, you can click through and check my progress from the beginning!
Designing a room for Adelaide has been a long time coming. She never had an official nursery and she’s also just kind of had a hodge podge of furniture in her room. Even though this room is TINY (its 8 ft x 8 ft remember… basically a closet) it now feels so open and clean. I secretly want to live in it myself. Anyway lets get to the photos because I know you all are dying to see!
and lets just have a quick recap of how boring this tiny room was before
Not much to see in the old space. Painted with a flat off white paint, and all character stripped from the room. I love how intentional it looks now. My goal for the space was to keep things feeling light and fresh. I wanted it to feel a little bit french bohemian, a little bit old, a little bit new. I’m not a classic minimalist but I felt like it was important to not go overboard in this space. Its so small already so I chose to invest in things like trim and paint and keep the decor simple. Adding picture frame molding to the space made such a difference. It visually elongated the room, and took boring walls and brought a little character back into this 98 year old victorian!
I also chose to limewash the walls and first, I cannot say enough great things about Portola Paints. Jamie, the owner, was so helpful and kind throughout the process. He answered my never-ending questions and when my trim color turned out a little off, he sent a new one out immediately.
The limewash itself is STUNNING. Adelaide requested a pink room and even though I swore that would never ever happen, I’m now totally sold. We chose the shade Duet and its the perfect earthy barely-blush. It has so much depth and the highlights and shadows that weave throughout the walls gives it a ton of dimension and visual interest. I was a little nervous because when researching limewash, I couldn’t find any examples of anyone painting over trim work or moulding. I was hoping that by using it on the picture frame molding it would mimic the look of original plaster work and I really think it does. It makes the transition between walls and trim totally seamless.
I ended up using an enamel paint for the baseboards, crown, window trim, and door because they take more wear and tear and the limwash itself isn’t exactly scrubbable. Luckily Portola Paint had a color called Angel’s Landing which is a complete match to the limewash so I could keep the tone-on-tone look that I was going for.
The antique wardrobe was such a great find- and for only $80!? I mean come on, you just can’t beat that! It ended up looking gorgeous after a lot of sanding and love. I’m glad I made the last minute decision to wallpaper the back side. I totally amazon primed this wallpaper and put it up the same morning of the photoshoot so its definitely not perfect, but is such a fun detail peeking out from behind her dresses and winter jackets. It holds so much storage which is SO needed in this small little room. I kept the styling light up top with a vintage brass bowl to hold her hair bows and some other collected items from over the years.
I’m so in love with the light from Eclectic Goods. It was an amazing price for such a large statement piece. The shape feels a touch modern but the gold leafing on the interior is such a beautiful contrast to the matte black exterior. I love how it ties together the tassels on her duvet cover, and the brass from the curtain rods.
The rattan daybed, curtain rods, and chunky throw blanket are all from anthropologie. The rug, duvet cover, sheets, and sage lumbar are all from target! I love the mix of budget pieces, vintage, and higher end finishes in this space. It feels layered and not too fussy and totally perfect for a new three year old. Honestly, sure there was really nice linen bedding that I think would have been beautiful in here, but the reality is that my girl still has to go through potty training so I have to be reasonable.
I also mixed in some gorgeous silk throw pillows and a handmade Hmong printed pillow from my favorite local interiors store, Threve Mercantile. Threve is also my favorite source for baskets and the ones featured in this room are also from her beautiful shop.
I’m just so so pleased with how this space turned out. Even though its SO small, it feels light and spacious. And while it feels good for anyone to tell you they love your design, the best feeling was when my sweet girl said “Wow Mama! Is this my room? I love my room!” ….I’m not crying, you’re crying.
I hope you all enjoyed following along as I transformed this space. It was such a joy for me and I loved participating in the One Room Challenge. If you haven’t already done so, you NEED to go check out the reveals from the featured designers and the rest of the guest participants. I love everything I’ve seen so far and there is so much beauty floating around its making my eyes very happy!
*All photos by Meagan Forbes