One Room Challenge: The Master Bedroom

Yay it’s the first day of the One Room Challenge!  I am so pumped to transform my bedroom from an empty space to beautiful, finished room.   I plan to do it up in my signature Preppy Bohemian Style and I won’t be afraid to use a little color along the way.  I’m probably totally crazy for agreeing to take part in this 6 week makeover challenge when I haven’t even moved into my home yet!!  (I’m moving in next Tuesday.)  I’m not going to lie, I’ll probably get a little crazed along the way, but I work well under pressure and nothing like a deadline to help you git her done.

As a reminder the One Room Challenge (ORC) is a 6 week start to finish makeover of one room.  I am doing my master bedroom because a girl’s gotta have a place to sleep.  20 total bloggers are taking part in the challenge and I will share all of their details below.  This isn’t an actual competition, but as I’m uber-competitive  I will treat it as one in my own head.

Here is the culprit.  I plan to decorate it hard.

master bedroom before

closet wall before

Cons: the room had several choppy wall sections plus the wall color and carpet weren’t working for me.

Pros: The big bay windows, Light on two sides, My bed fits.  Pine floors hidden under the carpet.

We made a few construction changes to the room which I shared on Monday.

(Including tweaking a few walls and refinishing antique pine floors.)

You can see that post Here.

Here is a little mood board of what I am planning for the room.

In my own home I always edit as pieces fill in, so I may change it along the way.

cottage bedroom scheme design manifest

What does it all mean and how will I use it?  You’ll have to stay tuned every Wednesday to see!

I’ve already taken the first necessary steps in completing the design…

Painting is complete!

I wanted the room to be moody yet also energetic, so I went bold with a teal wall.

1 bedroom painted main wall

I used Benjamin Moore Naples Blue on both the walls and trim.  (Eggshell for walls, semi-gloss for trim and doors.)

2 bedroom painted slanted wall

And, just in case you are wondering, NO I don’t think a dark color makes the room look smaller.

I think it makes it more fabulous and enchanting.

3 bedroom painted three doors

There are 4 windows and 3 doors in this room and I didn’t want them to make the statement.

When I use white  it will be a purposeful pop in this design!

4 bedroom painted bed wall

Enough about my room for this week, here is a list of all the amazing bloggers taking part in ORC this time around…

ORC Banner Blog Headers

Amazing talent here, guys!  I can’t wait to check every single one as soon as I’m back from my vacay.

You can follow along with their makeovers as well.   Take a little peek at the links below.

Coming Up Next Week:  Since I move in on Tuesday, I will be sharing the room essentials next Wednesday.
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  2. Kristen

    Wow! Going bold! So looking forward to this 🙂

  3. "Lucy"

    Oh, I just love the mood board, so I’m already intrigued!

  4. What a fun challenge! I follow some of the bloggers included in this round up and I can’t wait to see what every one does! I had never heard of Panyl, oh my gosh! That is the coolest site ever!

  5. nelya

    I LOVE that you painted the doors and trim the same color! And what a fabulous color it is. So excited to see it come together.

  6. Hi Naomi!

    I love that wall colour, and everything in your inspiration collage! The colour scheme looks very sophisticated. Love the black accents, as well.

    Enjoy Mexico! 🙂

  7. I adore this color!! Can’t wait to see what pops up!

  8. Aw, you’re in Mexico. I am currently drinking a margarita so maybe I’m there in spirit. Digging the new space i.e blog. Definitely looking forward to the finished product. I think you’ll be in first place. 🙂

  9. ange

    Gorgeous color! The white trim is already popping and the floors look fabulous! Already a huge improvement and you haven’t added anything to the room but paint.

  10. Love all the natural light! You are so lucky there are wooden floors underneath! Looks like you have some good bones to work with! Cant wait to see it all come together!

  11. That paint color is beyond gorgeous. And your board is incredible. I know this will be an amazing room and I can’t wait to see the transformation!

  12. I know it is going to be fabulous Naomi style….I love the paint color….never afraid of dark colors….especially in a room with so many windows! Can’t wait!

  13. I’m so in love with those teal walls you could stop now and you’d have a great room. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

  14. I’d say you’ve got this one in the bag! I love how the room details are both highlighted and muted by the paint.

    ps: love the new site!

  15. Looks fabulous! Yay for moving in too!!!!

  16. This is so exciting…love all the natural light. Your color scheme looks amazing!

  17. Sarah

    You are one brave lady! I cannot wait to see what you do!!

  18. Good Luck Naomi! Can’t wait to see your preppy bohemian oasis!!

  19. Kelli

    yay fun! I’ll be following along

  20. Karen

    Really looking forward to seeing your room…great start so far! I love the ORC…so fun to watch the transformations. Have fun 🙂


  21. Oh, it looks great already and will look fab in 6 weeks! How exciting. You know I love dark walls – they totally recede but also make it cozy. Good luck with your planning!!

  22. René

    I love your style! This is going to be gorgeous!

  23. Wow you are brave since you haven’t even moved in. Love the colors and the fretwork and the Greek key.

  24. Nancy

    That teal wall slays me, seriously in love with it and the teal doors! Naomi, it is going to be so fabulous… I just love the bones of the space. Youre well on your way! Best of luck!
    xo Nancy

  25. Oh my, I LOVE it already! I have that exact bay in my bedroom and can’t wait to see what you do with a window treatment, it’s always had me stumped! Gorgeous plan!!

  26. The color of the walls is a knock-out against the warmth of the floor. Been following renovations on the cottage. Can’t wait to see your decor plan unfold!

  27. It is going to look amazing. I am glad you are joining us on the fun this time!

  28. Cathy

    What a charming room, love the bold color choice and how the doors painted the same as the wall unifies it all. This looks like it will be an amazing space when finished and even tho 6 wks is a short time, it will be great to have your BR done so quickly! Can you spell retreat?!!!

  29. You certainly went bold on this one. I can’t wait to see you work your magic. I love your Boho….whatever you call it. It rocks in my world.

  30. So glad you’re doing a moody bedroom! Can’t wait to see it come alive!

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