Cozy Guest Bedroom and Bath Refresh
Greetings everyone to Week 4 of the One Room Challenge! We’ve made progress this week. Today the daybed from Charles P. Rogers arrived. When we moved into our Lenox home, I bought the Alexandria Canopy bed from Charles P. Rogers for my master bedroom. You can see it here. I have always loved their Campaign forged iron day bed as well. It has a trundle underneath and is perfect for a guest bedroom. It also comes in other configurations if you like the style. Charles P. Rogers also sells bed skirts to go with their beds. Pre-made bed skirts for trundle beds are hard to come by, and this one is neutral enough for my scheme-another thing to check off the list!
The Circa Lighting Parisian flush mount was installed yesterday, and I love it. In rooms that are less than 8 feet high (and in New England that includes a lot of us), flush mounts are a necessity. Luckily the market is filled with lovely options, and I’m certainly glad to have found this one. It goes well with the French chest and Campaign day bed. The gold metal that I’m using through out the room adds warmth to the blue walls. The crystals reflect light which is essential in a darker space.
Every time I go into the Brunschwig and Fils showroom at the Boston Design Center, I admire the Bunny Williams lamps on display. I decided to treat myself to one of them for the ORC. This one is the Pheasant Feather Lamp in Blue. In fact, I chose the dark blue wall color for the room from this very lamp. It is big and beautiful and looks great on the French chest I have that looks very similar to this one.
Now a little before and after in the bathroom. The before picture shows the white cabinet with the old round chrome knobs. The cabinet was in excellent condition, so painting it instead of replacing it made sense
Here is the cabinet painted in Ben Moore Coventry Gray with new knobs from Rejuvenation.
Just before I go, here’s a sneak peek of one of the pillows I’m using on the daybed. It’s made of 100% Baby Alpaca in an ombre pattern and it’s from Mackimmee Co in Lenox, MA – my go to place for blankets, throws and much more.
The One Room Challenge is a bi-annual online design event that is held every April and October. Each time twenty featured design bloggers from around the country take the challenge to design a space in six weeks and blog about the design process to their readers on Wednesdays. Guest participants link their room transformations with the event on Thursdays. You can check out their Week 1, 2 and 3 projects here. Better Homes and Gardens is also sponsoring the event. Last fall was the first time I participated in the One Room Challenge where I updated the master bedroom in our 90 year old Tudor home. It was a great experience, and I’m excited to take the challenge again. See you next week for Week 5 when I discuss accessorizing for the project and how to make a dark room come alive. Week 6 will be the final reveal where Featured Designers show their projects on November 7 and Guest Participants show theirs on November 8.