One Room Challenge // Master Bedroom Final Reveal

November 5, 2014


Well, my friends, it's final reveal day. Collective sigh of relief! What started off as a relatively stress-free six week makeover became significantly anxiety inducing in the eleventh hour due to a small lighting fiasco.

But let's start at the beginning. I set out exactly six weeks ago to make over this neglected space:







Cringe.

I wanted the new space to be fresh, bright and comfortable with a feminine/masculine balance. A colorful vintage Serapi rug was the perfect starting point. I was going for something like this:


Then I came across the most unbelieveable brass Sarreid chest you ever did see, which changed up the nightstand situation. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love me some one-of-a-kind vintage items -- especially when they're brass! And I opted out of an Ikea hack to save time and sanity. Which brought us to something more like this:



Which was great until I received the wrong sconces not once but TWICE within a week of the deadline. And put off new art selections a wee bit too long, which meant pulling pieces from other parts of the house. With very little time to order a new affordable lighting option online, I defaulted to my favorite source, Kansas City's West Bottoms, in hopes of finding a suitable substitute. When I happened upon a massive Tole wall sconce, I knew I had my answer. A few coats of matte black paint keeps the room from going too fem and a little rewiring by the hubs gives us easy control from a remote. Gorgeous AND functional! Me likey.

Now I must warn you that I am eating my words a little bit with this final reveal. I promised unstyled and lived in. Which you are getting with no-frills bedding and a barrister that needs a serious dusting. But the Kleenex made it into a fabulous Afghan box instead of sitting out entirely. And there are actual flowers on the nightstand. (Fancy!) Without further ado, our new master bedroom:





















all photos courtesy of Jane K Photo


SOURCE LIST
wall color Valspar Modern Gray // bed Nail Button Tufted Wingback in charcoal // bedding Calvin Klein in white // striped throw Happy Habitat // vintage Tole 9-arm sconce painted Rust-oleum Camouflage in ultra flat black // vintage brass Sarreid chest // vintage painting on brass chest // vintage Serapi rug // bench upholstered in Ballard Designs Dodie // Saarinen-style side table LampsPlus // alarm clock Soundfreaq // magazine basket HomeGoods

vintage barrister bookcase // starburst mirror (similar) // barrister white lamp Crate & Barrel // vintage brass floor mirror // vintage rattan stool used as plant stand // lips painting on top shelf Meg Biram original art

white Malm 6-drawer chest // brass drawers pulls Etsy // dresser lamp Target

figure art my own // limited edition letterpress print Hammerpress // gazelle horns High Street Market // metallic constellation print Amber Goodvin // original leopard watercolor print The Aestate // You're The Best And The Mostest print Read Between The Lines // stripes Rebecca Atwood original art

Definitely keep an eye on my shop 200Main for similar vintage goods! We're constantly listing fabulous new treasures.

Countless thanks to the brave Linda of Calling It Home for tapping me to participate a second time, and for coordinating flawlessly. Thank you to Lamps Plus, Happy Habitat, Read Between the Lines and Soundfreaq for your extraordinary generosity in the way of donated items. Big wet kisses to my patient husband and mom for helping me along the way. I would still be sitting amidst Ikea dresser components lightingless (I just made that a word) without you. Big ups to co-worker and photog extraordinaire Jane K Photo. And, as always, thank you to each and every one of you that has followed along here and via Instagram. Your kind comments, encouragement and advice are unmatched. I am so blessed to be part of such a powerful community. oxox

And now it's time to go forth and feast your eyes on 19 other top notch spaces created by these incredibly talented ladies. Please make sure to tell them how much you appreciate their hard work and inspiration while you're there. Because we bloggers are nothing without your comments and encouragement. It's like crack. There is also a linking event via Calling It Home that goes up tomorrow with even more ridiculously inspiring spaces so be sure to check that out, too.



             



















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67 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Fabulous room Tobe! That fixture over the bed is such a show stopper! It is so unique and key to the room! Your rug is gorgeous and love the brass chest! Congrats and enjoy! xo Nancy

Mary@ I Like it Lovely said...

OOOO WEEEE! I love it all. Job well done considering the lighting fiasco (ugh). I particularly love all the shots with the little miss and of course that cabinet and the sign with the bit about the sailors. Fantastic job again. Congrats. Xx

Sadie + Stella said...

This my dear. Is AMAZING! That brass chest is to die for and if I were you, I would never leave this room!

Sarah said...

Looks so great! I love how it's not overly styled and seems like real actual people live in the room...of course all those fab vintage pieces can really shine that way. Good job! sarah

Abby M. Interiors said...

What a beautiful and relaxing room. Perfect for Saturday mornings with coffee, an ipad, and snuggling that darling baby of yours. LOVE how you styled everything. Congrats!

Sherry Calamia said...

This room looks beautiful! I love the light fixture over the bed and love, love the brass side table!

tara martel said...

simply amazing....and you completely speak my language with your "real" pictures. I love that it looks lived in and comfortable. phenomenal job...love love it!!

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

it looks amazing. great photos too. that rug is pretty much everything and the ballard fabric pops like sum'bitch. my favorite tho? the mismatched side tables. GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB!

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

Great job! That rug, the spotted print- so fabulous!

SHERRY HART said...

Well hello there "big girl room"....full of awesomeness. Styled or not it is hands down beautiful. Clean...simple...uncluttered. And that brass end table and overhead sconce.....shut up. You nailed it babe.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh I love it. The rug , headboard, simple white bedding that just begs to be flopped upon, and that absolutely gorgeous brass chest are all stunning together, simple and beautiful. But I think we all know what steals the show here ..... and that would be a very small someone :) Thanks for sharing your room, it is beyond lovely and was so fun to watch come together!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Nailed it. And I love that you went with a sconce over the bed. So unique and simply beautiful. And it makes me miss the West Bottoms. Cheers to you girlfriend!

Jessie | The Design Daredevil said...

Oh Tobe, I just LOVE it!!!! That sconce really is the focal point, what a fantastic accident.The brass trunk/side table is what my dreams are made of. The shoe display situation is amazing!!!! And I love the pics of sweet Ava! XO

Beth C. said...

That lighting mishap turned into a showstopper. The most unexpected and sublime choice. A gorgeous space. Best, Beth C.

jana bek said...

TOBE! So so good! that sconce was worth the headache - it's unreal. Fantastic that you rewired it in no time! I love that just styling your shoe barrister makes it look so fresh - I'm glad you reinvented it. Your gallery wall & styling is just lovely. Amazing job Tobe! XX jana

Aleksandra Ivanko-Deel said...

The room looks great. I love the side table.

Elizabeth // Stone Textile said...

Wow! I love it. You have such an eye for finding unique vintage pieces. This room really came together nicely. I think we would have fun shopping together--maybe one day! Great job!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Tobe!! I love it!! I love the photos with Ava. I adore your bedside tables and your sconce above the bed. And all your artwork. What a fresh and crisp new bedroom you have designed. Congratulations it is so, so beautiful!!

Jessie said...

Lovely transformation! Effortlessly beautiful room. Well done.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Soooooo pretty. That rug has me drooling and paired with that Dodie covered bench, I am quite delirious. Perfect styling on the barrister meets shoe cabinet. I'm a gonna steel those leopard booties. Glad the lighting fiasco was rectified! Bravo.

pam {simple details} said...

Hands down, the most precious reveal! :) Oh my goodness, dying over that brass nightstand and piece above the bed! Beautiful job, Tobe!

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

I think the sconce fiasco was meant to be so that you and the beautiful fixture now hanging over the bed could find one another. The entire room is serene, feels collected without being over cluttered and you have some pretty killer pieces in there - that brass bedside table is AWESOME. Loved how you styled up the shoe barrister. Your pretty heels seem like art pieces now. Such a beautiful job here Tobe.

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

What a perfect space, I love it all....the lighting is just perfect and the chest and the spotted fabric. So good!

sarahsofiaproductions said...

Tobe, you've such a joy to watch in ORC and this round didn't disappoint, especially with your cute assistance! Wow, that nail head upholstered headboard is the perfect centerpiece with the black overhead lighting! The gold nightstand it to die for, LOVE! Not to mention the bench in contrast to your new rug! I'm loving the modern and vintage mix that makes this room a beautiful master retreat! I hope you can finally enjoy all your hard work, BRAVO!!

Decor To Adore said...

An absolutely magical transformation! I adore the bench and the rug. Well done! Bravo! Three cheers for you!

erin williamson said...

Excellent work, friend! And your adorable helper amped up the cute factor by about 100000000x.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great job!! It looks like a perfect oasis now. The brass chest beside the bed is perfect, and I love the real-ness of the Sandra Boynton book, too. My kids loved her when they were little. :)

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love this room-- fabulous! Love the black sconce above the bed and your carpet is to die for!!

Sandra said...

Tobe,

This room is FABULOUSLY BEAUTIFUL!! I love the fixture over the bed and THAT RUG just stopped me in my tracks...not to mention the Sarreid chest! WOW! I LOVE IT!!!

katie gavigan said...

Love it!!! The original sconces would have been great, but I'm really loving the new one you found for over the bed - it worked out! The room feels so comfortable, which I love. Also taking note of all the fabulous, casual jewelry storage/display ideas. And that shoe cabinet…!!! I'm on the hunt now.

Katie Waddell said...

Seriously so good! That sconce snafu was the best because that tole beauty is just amazing!!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Tobe this room is gorgeous (and so are u and your daughter!)!!! Maybe the lighting gods were actually on your side b/c that giant sconce is so unique and completely works over the bed. I think my favorite is the bench and rug combo...or is it the amazing side table with leaning art...or your granddad's incredible barrister styled perfectly (and love the street girl sign). Well done!!!

apieceoftoastblog said...

Sigh of relief indeed! Pat yoself on the back because this transformation is killer, Toby! That light fixture above the bed is everything and it's such a cozy, pretty master bedroom (: You totally inspire me to do more vintage shopping - you find the best things and it brings so much character to the room!!
xx
Molly

Jill Sorensen-LiveLikeYou said...

Super cool and modern makeover. Love the light fixture above the bed!!

autumn said...

the combo of that rug and the dotted bench is just gorgeous. i love the gallery over the dresser, and the fact that your room is bursting with personality!

Maggie said...

Love it, lady! Especially that it feels easy and simple, but still glam. That rug is killer.

Amber Chambers said...

Great job! Love all the details!

Jacquelyn | lark & linen said...

TOBE! You've OUTDONE yourself! It looks so, so great!!! That gold nightstand is to die for. TO DIE FOR.

celine@aquahaus said...

Just beautiful. The nightstand, shoe cabinet, and bench. To die for. NO surprise...because you're awesome!

Amber said...

Everything feels like Tobe - heartfelt, little quirky, sophisticated - and elegantly combined in a way that only you can. Love that photo of you and Ava and thanks for featuring my print! Now come do my house!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, so well done, your rug is a showstopper beautiful and stunning. love your vision, all so THAT word eclectic! and works so well. WAY TO GO!

Susan Dorff said...

Dear designer soul mate,

would you consider airbnb-ing (is that a verb?!) you master? it's is the stuff dreams are made of. that rug! that light fixture! sexy drawer pulls!

If you need extra convincing, I'm kind of awesome with babies...

Victoria McGinley said...

That light fixture over the bed = SWOON.

waitingonmartha said...

First off, LOVE the rug! Love it. And that candelabra adds such a great hint of drama! xo

Julie Khuu | Haute Khuuture said...

I've always dreamed of acquiring those brass nightstands! I love how they instantly glam up any space, especially one with such a mix of traditional and modern elements! Great job love!

Xx- Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

Haute Khuuture Blog

The Pink Pagoda said...

Everything is just fantastic, Tobe! You're so brilliant to use that piece for shoes! LOVE!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Liveable, loveable, beautiful. Real. Awesome elements and great photography. You should be so happy!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

the colors in that rug are absolutely divine. And you know I'm obsessed with that brass chest.
ps you and ava are too cute for words!!! xoxo

Jessica said...

It turned out perfect :) You have such a talent! I'm on the hunt for a barcart...do you ever come across any of those? I had my heart set on this one (https://www.etsy.com/listing/200725096/mid-century-brass-bar-cart-1960s-vintage) and right when I went to buy, I realized it sold. You seem to have a knack for finding hidden gems!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

The pics of you and Ava are way too cute I can't even handle it, and your room is seriously drop dead gorgeous!!! That sconce! And a remote?! Even better!

Karena Albert said...

Tobe great design job, I love it all as mixing it up is the best! Vintage with new, great art and wow the brass chest! Bravo.

As another Kansas City Girl, it has been so exciting having the Royals in the World Series.

I hope you will come and see my feature on Panache on The Plaza!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts from Karena

Beth Connolly said...

What a great job you have done. I love the lighting fixture and the brass chest especially. Your styling is wonderful.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This looks amazing, Tobe. I know you had lighting issues, and this black one looks lovely. Ava is so adorable with the shoe. The bed is also amazing. I may order one of those. Great job.

Amy C said...

This room is so great! I love the bold red rug with the gold accents but the way you made the room look so light and airy with all that is fantastic! Awesome job!!!

Anonymous said...

Tell me you didn't get rid of the "I love your hair, will you marry me?" picture!

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

Why do I love this room? Because it's awesome! I adore your gallery wall and that gorgeous rug. And of course the absolute best is little Ava! So sweet!

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! The chandelier is sooo cool and something I would never think to do! I love that you kept your grandfather's shoe cabinet as is and that brass side table is so perfect. The room is so you, it's perfect! I love too how you have a few bold pieces that could seem heavy and yet the whole room feels so light and airy. Well done girl!!!

Michelle @ Eamonn & Jack said...

I love the room you created! everything down to the small details are amazing - I love the rug, and that brass chest is to die for. Congrats!

Kimberly Duran said...

I know I'm late but oh goodness, this is stunning! I love the rug, the brass chest (of course), the sconce above the bed, the animal print bench... so much love for this space! Stunning work as always and all the better for seeing your gorgeous little girl in the shots - she is just the CUTEST THING EVER.

xxx

Lily L-M said...

I am SO impressed! I DIYed that same Ikea dresser -- check mine out here:http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/2014/03/diy-ikea-hack.html

x Lily
http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

A Perfect Gray said...

your room is so me. love everything, especially the sconce. You did just enough, and not too much, which is a fine balance. I think that is one of the BEST things about this space - not overdone. Just right! Can't say enough good things about it....donna

Vel Criste said...

The name of your blog truly suits you and your room! Awesome!

Jamie Morton said...

Amazing room! Love your brass nightstands. Your gallery wall is perfect.
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Georgia Milton said...

Your master bedroom looks gorgeous! The balance between masculine and feminine is very good and every thing is awesome.


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Kendalls said...

The turnout is amazing, no doubt! Your before look was quite unsightly with the cat but anyways, this project is a success! One to point out is the awesome gallery wall.

Tiziana said...

Very nice home decor and high quality of photos...your baby is cute!
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Emily Kingham said...

Hello, just discovered your fab blog and wanted to say what an amazing transformation to your bedroom. Its so stylish and chic. The upholstered bed is very elegant and definitely takes centre stage. I love the wall display, the shoe cabinet and all the finer details like the nail polish pot, coral stand for bracelets - its all great :O)

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