One Room Challenge Tween Queen Bedroom and Bath {Week 3}

For all of you rolling out of bed right now, let me tell you it’s Wednesday. Which means it’s time to check in on the One Room Challenge! And this week is Week 3, which I’ll do the math for you is the half-way point of the 6 week challenge!!! And whew, those three weeks have flown by!!! But there has been so much progress in my daughter’s bedroom and bathroom that unless a total catastrophe happens I should be able to complete the room ahead of schedule. So if anyone is doing the One Room Challenge and needs help (and lives in a warm, tropical location) you can fly me in and I’ll come paint walls or sew pillows for you. But that’s about where my handy skills end. Ok, let’s talk about some of the fabulous items that have arrived on my doorstep the past couple of weeks. If you missed last week I talked about the big furniture pieces that are going in the room.

One of the things that has already changed in my daughter’s room are the walls. First, one of the walls got this watercolor cactus mural from Anewall.

I’ve seen this mural in a few spaces on Instagram and instantly loved it. I’ve tried to work it into a few client projects but it never was quite right. But I gotta say, I think its gonna be just right for my daughter’s bedroom! It adds that bit of a boho style to the room and I love the green paired with the lilac of her bed. The mural went up last Friday and I’m only gonna give you this sneak peek!

With the cactus mural on one wall I decided to paint the three other walls a shade of white. Lucky for us Farrow and Ball is a generous sponsor of the One Room Challenge and I got the chance to use their paints! Here’s what I really like about Farrow and Ball. They have a limited selection of colors (132 to be exact) but all their colors are really the best shades of the rainbow. So instead of wading through 100’s of shades of whites they give you a small selection of whites with each having the perfect amount of undertones to differentiate them. Here’s what I will warn you about though- their paint colors on my computer screen look very different than what is shown in their sample cards. So do yourself a favor and order a sample card (they’re free) and pick your colors off the sample card and not off what it looks like on the website. For my walls I chose Farrow and Ball Pointing. And for the ceiling I’m going to use a beautiful muddy purple/gray color called Peignoir.

With the walls being white and the ceiling being a shade of lilac, I wanted to have a nice definition between the two colors. And after seeing the impact of mouldings in Tricia’s living room One Room Challenge I was so excited to add some Metrie mouldings to my daughter’s room. And crown molding seemed like the perfect choice to add as it would help further accentuate the beautiful ceiling color. But let’s be honest- is there ever a time when additional moldings don’t make a room look better?? And Metrie will make you find every place to put moldings in your house because they have so many types and styles to choose from!

This room from Studio McGee is such an inspiration with their use of moldings and a subtle color on the ceiling. Pure perfection. As if I’d expect anything less from Studio McGee.

Now that my daughter’s room has white walls it’s time to bring in some color. What better to hang on white walls than some gorgeous pieces of art? I ordered these two prints from Minted, Beauty Inside (top) and Be the Dreamer (bottom) both by Kristi Kohut of Hapi Art.

Also from Minted I grabbed the two cactus prints from Wilder California in a small size to sit on each nightstand flanking the bed.

Another large piece of art that is going in her room and bringing color to the space is the Ruthie print from Parima Studio. One of the things that I really love about the art from Parima Studio is the wide array of color palettes used in the art pieces. No matter what colors you are looking for I bet you can find a beautiful print in her shop that will be just right for your space.

This piece is currently being framed in a white floating frame by the lovely people over at Framebridge. And totally honest review of Framebridge, I had looked at using their services before but I wasn’t sure how it would work for me to order a piece from one website and have it framed by Framebridge. Let me tell you, it’s super easy. I ordered my frame from Framebridge and they electronically sent me a shipping label to have the artwork sent directly to them. At this point the art studio sent the unstretched canvas over to Framebridge and it’s getting framed as we speak. So simple and easy!

I’m not going to share any pictures of my daughter’s room yet, instead I’ll save the pictures for the big reveal I think. Plus right now the room is pretty much empty and not really all that exciting to see. But I will show you a few pictures of bathroom progress!

Would you look at all that beautiful subway tile? There are loads of options available for subway tile and the price can vary depending on whether they are handmade, hand glazed, large sized, etc. For this project I went with the most basic 3 x6 subway tiles because I needed a lot of them and I wanted to keep the cost down on this small bathroom. We will most likely be putting our house on the market in two years so while investing money in bathrooms will bring some return I wanted to maximize that return by using economical materials. I cannot begin to explain how much brighter and larger this bathroom looks after adding in all the white subway tiles! I was a bit scared about using the black wallpaper on the top half of the walls thinking that the room may be too dark. I’m not worried now that I see how much light the tiles bring to the bathroom. And those two niches in the shower make me happier than any niche ever has. Goodbye shower head shampoo caddy!! Now just imagine how pretty that shower is going to look when the Kohler shower trim valve is put on it!

Thanks for stopping by this week to check up on my Tween Queen Bedroom and Bath. Be sure to check out the other designers in this round. There are really some ambitious rooms and the design inspiration is abundant!

Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated  | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky

Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators

Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH


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11 Responses to One Room Challenge Tween Queen Bedroom and Bath {Week 3}

  1. Dabito says:

    Love the cactus wall! And bathroom’s looking fresh!

  2. i literally am having little heart palpitations over that paper!!!! i love it so much! it’s like when i realized i was falling in love for the first time… that good of a feeling for it in my gut.

  3. That wallpaper is just amazing!!

  4. This is going to be one fabulous room… or two I guess! I’ve never seen that cactus mural before, I’m totally in love!

  5. Love the wallpaper and the art. Such a fun room! I’m totally jealous that you’re close to finishing though… hop on a plane to Toronto! We’ve got tons of moulding to paint 😉

  6. Karen Smith says:

    Is it possible to be in a bad mood around that wallpaper?? I think not!! So fun and fresh 🙂

  7. Love the way this is coming together. What a happy room. The bathroom is also fantastic.

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