Master Bedroom / One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge Week Two – the Master Bedroom Plan

Welcome back to the Spring One Room Challenge – Master Bedroom Edition! Now that we are officially underway I’ve got the same “can I really get this all done” nerves that I get every year. Between having to work around our new schedule and the stress about getting the rest of my supplies, there’s been a whole new set of challenges to overcome this year — so I’m really thankful for those extra two weeks the ORC team has given us this time around!

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This week’s post is all about the inspiration and design for the master bedroom. While I like to keep the first floor of my house pretty neutral, I have found that I really like to take more chances with the rooms upstairs and over the last year I fell in love with look of monochromatic trim work.

Image from Jeweled Interiors
Image from A Glass of Bovino

After last spring’s challenge I couldn’t get these two bedrooms out of my mind and they really became the jumping off point for my design. I wanted to emulate the lush, opulent feel that a master bedroom deserves. They also reminded me of Mandi’s monochromatic Library from A Beautiful Mess that I am absolutely obsessed with and will be using as inspiration for the bookshelf I’ll be building.

Image from A Beautiful Mess

I’m going to be going with a more neutral color for my trimwork to compliment the other major element in the room (a giant DIY brick fireplace) so to keep things fun I decided to add some wallpaper. Finding the right pattern turned out to the the HARDEST part of the entire process!! I looked for months with no real direction — until we took our annual trip to The Hotel Hershey over Christmas and all of a sudden I found what I was looking for.

The pattern I finally settled on isn’t exactly the same (it’s definitely Art Deco inspired) but the movement and blue/putty color scheme came directly from that pattern I saw at the hotel.

Even though I was loving the direction the design was headed, I was worried that I was falling in love with a lot of pieces that didn’t necessarily go together so I put together a mood board to ease my mind.

On paper, the actual workload looks a lot less than last year’s challenge, when I took on three spaces, but behind each of the projects are 100s of tiny steps that I need to nail along the way.

The biggest project in this room is hands down going to be the DIY brick fireplace I have planned for the corner – when I’m done this will be a cozy sitting area complete with the velvet Magnolia chair I found at HomeGoods over Christmas. But coming in a close second is installing the wallpaper and trimwork around the room. I’m also going to add painted shiplap to the tray ceiling and a gorgeous new Fan. In the desk area I’m planning on keeping my secretary desk, but building it in so that it goes all the way to the ceiling. Oh and I need to build a new bed frame and figure out a bedding solution that my dogs won’t ruin.

As I mentioned, a lot of the furniture in the room will stay the same but the dark armoire will be getting a paintjob and some new accessories. The colors in my favorite rug are also really going to pop in the new design. I will be building two new nightstands with a little help from my friends at Miss Mustard Seed and I’ll also be building a floor to ceiling mirror and a simple floating shelf above the TV full of plants and artwork.

Next week the real fun starts when I’ll be sharing some actual progress, but until then here’s a little sneak peek at the paint color….I think you guys are gonna love it as much as I do! Until then go visit the One Room Challenge blog to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

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Finally……A huge thanks to the companies that sponsored products for me to use in this project, Handy Products and Miss Mustard Seed. I’m so grateful to be able to use their amazing paint products to make my vision come to life.


May 14, 2020 at 2:26 am

I love your ideas. Can’t wait to see the results!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 14, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Thank you Deb! Next week I’ll start sharing how it’s all starting to come together ; )

May 14, 2020 at 12:19 pm

This is going to be an incredible– Can’t wait to see it!

May 14, 2020 at 6:04 pm

It’s going to be an amazing transformation!

May 14, 2020 at 10:38 pm

I am really excited to watch all of this unfold! So many great ideas/inspo for in here!

May 15, 2020 at 12:05 am

Wow! I love your plans! I also love the new wall color….and that fireplace, I’m excited.

    Lindsey Joy
    May 15, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Yay!! I’m so happy you’re excited too! I didn’t think that new wall color would make all that much difference but it so has

May 15, 2020 at 6:32 pm

This is going to be so beautiful!

May 15, 2020 at 6:50 pm

I am SO excited to see this room transformation! Love the mood board!

May 17, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Can’t wait to follow along!

May 18, 2020 at 4:57 am

YES! I love the monochromatic trim work too, and will be doing that in my daughter’s room. Excited to see these rooms shaping up!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 18, 2020 at 11:32 am

    I just feels like the right combo of modern and classic don’t you think! Excited to show everyone what it looks like

May 18, 2020 at 8:05 am

Such pretty inspo pics Lindsey. I love all your ideas – this is gonna be so good!

May 18, 2020 at 3:34 pm

Love your inspiration images, and the finishes you’ve chosen. Those wall brackets are top notch!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    I’m so glad you like them! I looked a long time to find something that wasn’t too gold or too dark bronze and then I finally found these

May 18, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Love the inspiration! It’s going to look so good!

May 18, 2020 at 5:49 pm

Your mood boards have such beautiful choices! I love using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for furniture!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 18, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I’m really excited to get to that project! I have so many MMS goodies to play with

May 19, 2020 at 12:14 am

This is so exciting!!! Love the plans and can’t wait to follow along 🙂

May 19, 2020 at 1:57 am

Love your inspiration photos! I can’t wait to see it all come together over the next few weeks. We’ve got this! 🙂

May 19, 2020 at 5:23 pm

This is going to be so lovely, esp that fireplace! Good luck!!

May 21, 2020 at 9:26 pm

I love what you’ve chosen for the room, and your inspiration photos are some favourites of mine too! I’m looking forward to following this room throughout the challenge. Good luck! 🙂

    Lindsey Joy
    May 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Awww that is very sweet of you to say Norma! I’m so glad to hear you like it and thank you for the support!

May 27, 2020 at 7:25 pm

love love love all of the charm and character you have planned! It’s a gorgeous design!

    Lindsey Joy
    May 27, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Aww thank you so much Cate! This room had zero character to start so I’m so glad to hear you say that!

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