One Room Challenge Fall/Winter 2021 Week 8 Final Reveal
This last week of the One Room Challenge has been a whirlwind of craziness. From having to send back my custom headboard to the upholsterer shop (it was too wide by 2 inches) to anxiously waiting for my custom side tables to arrive (which they did yesterday). It has been nerve wrecking times!
But we made it and this master bedroom looks simply amazing!
Check all the previous weeks of the One Room Challenge here:
This room has suffered from a bare wall syndrome for a couple of years. It was screaming for help and the plan was to infuse this space with textures and a touch of luxury. A neutral palette has always been favorite, but don’t ever think the end result is a boring one. When neutrals are well aligned with a rich gamma of textures (both visual and tactile), metals and a balance of deep and light tones; you get yourself a well designed space and inviting space.
Textures for the senses
Each selected fabric, wallpaper and finish has been selected to accommodate the main concept; textures for all the senses. But they were also chosen because they brought memories of Old San Juan, which is part of my heritage.
For the bed I ended up choosing Fabricut’s Maji in Smoke. It’s color, similar to old cobblestones (reminiscent of those in OSJ), is simply breathtaking. The rows of gold filaments in the background really creates a a harmonious combination.
Also from Fabricut, I used a soft linen called Acrab Wave 02. The fabrics embroidered stripes reminded me of the ripples created in the sand by the soft sway of the ocean waves. By using this material I was able to generate a sensation of movement in the space and avoid any monotonousness.
I also dressed up the walls with the Deptford Mist 02 from S. Harris (one of Fabricut’s family brands). This added a subtle touch that didn’t felt overwhelming and at the same time elevated the look of the room. The metallic details are simply beautiful and I love how this delicate glimmer looks throughout the different hour of the day.
Dressing THE BED
And yes, this is “THE BED”! Saatva “The Smarter Luxury Sleep” really knock it out the park. I had the opportunity to receive one of their made-to-order Classic Mattress (11.5” Luxury Firm) mattresses. This best-selling, dual-coil mattress blends the durability and responsive feel of an innerspring with the cushioned comfort of eco-friendly foams and a plush Euro pillow top. Layer by layer, Saatva took the best features of high-priced, name-brand mattresses and improved them to create one perfect mattress that comes in two different heights and three levels of firmness.
I also had the pleasure to tried their Saatva Organic Sateen Sheet Set and indulged in their five-star luxury organic cotton fabric with a silky-soft, 300-thread count sateen weave that will get softer with every wash. I literally cuddle up in their plush Saatva All-Year Down Alternative Comforter made also with organic cotton and a unique blend of 3D down alternative and sustainable lyocell fill. This breathable comforter will keep me warm and cozy in the winter but nice and fresh during the warmer months.
Because I decided to add a custom headboard for this space, I’m using Saatva Amalfi Platform Bed; a timeless platform bed frame (no headboard). Inspired by its Mediterranean namesake, the Amalfi platform bed exudes a relaxed style that lends itself well to both dressed-up and dressed-down spaces.
To finish up the bed, I’m accessorizing it with Spoonflower’s pillows. They offer an incredible amount of designs that are available in the form of wallpaper, fabric by the yard and more decor pieces. For this bed I’m using 3 different sizes of pillows; 18” square pillow in Ink Weave-Earth (by Lalouart), two 20” Kuba in Black square pillows (by Domesticate) and one lumbar throw pillow in Abstract Animal Texture-Sand (by Baxter Mill Studio). They make great statement pieces over the bed.
Make the eyes go up
We created an additional layer of interest in this room with the crown moulding and slat wood wall. Both items were possible thanks to a collaboration with Novo Building Products and Ornamental Decorative Millwork. I’ve shared in the Week 4 and Week 5 of the One Room Challenge all about the moulding used here (1261 Sawtooth) but what you haven’t seen yet is the slatted wall we created using the WOAK 1/2”x 2”x 96” Board. We measured and cut each piece to crated this effect over one wall as an accent. The result is simply outstanding and the grain of the white oak adds another fabulous organic texture to this room.
We also painted the crown moulding and ceilings with Kelly Moore “Sophistication”. This hint of color really opens up the space and also brings in that relaxing feeling. Selecting the color was really easy and because we are painting the ceiling, we chose a flat finish.
The Pilsen chandelier (like the wall sconces in the back wall) from Troy Lighting (part of Hudson Valley Lighting Group family) is another showstopper in this room. It has a modern/industrial approach to your regular chandi but also the perfect marriage of metals; bronze and aged brass.
Accessories that make the difference
All door handles (both for the entrance of the room and closet) are from Emtek. The beauty about these pieces is that you can create your own combination (from color, to finish) to add your personal touch. In ORC Week 6, we shared more details of our selections for this room.
For the closet we used the 84058 (12” cabinet pull), with a Knurled texture in Flat Black (US19) for the bar pull, and with Satin Brass (US4) for the stem. I paired these with the “Modern Blackplate for Pull” (86927) in Satin Brass (US4).
The room’s main door we are using from Emtek the Conical with Straight Knurled (SKK) in Sating Brass (US4) with a Disk Rosette in Satin Brass (US4).
Another amazing customizable accessory embellishing this room is a set of ottomans from the new West Elm + Minted collaboration. These made to order exclusive furniture pieces and art were designed by some incredible creatives from the Minted community of independent artists. The pattern I’m using in this ottoman is called “Gravel” and the “Patchwork Plaid” was designed By Sara Hicks Malon.
Anchoring the entire room is Loloi’s EHR-03 from the Ehren Collection. This rug was hand-tufted by skilled artisans in India and made of 100% wool pile. The pattern and texture summarizes the concept of this space
Another impressive piece is that now adorns our walls is Varaluz Stopwatch Round Mirror in Gold. The size of it (40″) is simply incredible and it was just what this wall needed. Did someone said “selfie”?
While I only initially designed this master bedroom for the One Room Challenge, I felt a preamble was needed. For this I added to the design concept the small hallway that leads into this master bedroom. Because it had to vibrate at the same frequency as the room, a stellar fixture and wallpaper were needed. For the latter one we used Ven Yip’s wallpaper from Calico Corners and for the lighting, the Rowland flush mount from Alora Lighting (check Week 7 for more).
This room now feels so elevated and welcoming at the same time! Coming up with a design concept was just part of the process. But to bring it to life, was only possible thanks to great brands that sponsored our spaces. I feel honored to have been part of this challenge along so many amazing designers. Now let’s go and dive into the reveal of their One Room Challenge spaces.