It's been a long six weeks but my eclectic glam guest bedroom is now complete and I can say I'm truly in love with the finished space. The guest bedroom It's intended for guests but I'm pretty sure we will find an excuse to migrate to this newly designed space in our home.
My husband was very impressed with the design process and how the finished space matched so closely to the design concept and moodboard. I've never gotten him so involved before but since Covid is in full force he became my contractor and design assistant! Thanks Honey!!
So lets get into the final design and journey!
First things first!! Stick to the design plan.....
Even as an interior designer, I can get tempted to add a little this or that to the design plan. But as we all know this can cause all kinds of problems especially if you aren't carrying your room measurements and swatches with you when shopping. Inevitably, you will end up wasting time returning items that don't quite work in your space. Therefore, I believe its best to follow the design plan and stick to that plan. You can always add decor at the end if the space needs something a little extra to take it to the next level.
So lets start our journey with the gorgeous juju hat! I'll be the first to admit that I can be a do- it- yourself type of person. It's that nature to get into creating new things that lured me into the idea of making the juju hat myself. Well after researching the process on making the juju hat and sourcing the materials I thought about it for a day or two and finally decided to leave it to the professionals. And let me tell you that was definitely the right decision for me. I am very picky about many things and one is the decor pieces I select for my home and my clients homes. I believe you can't do a mediocre job and think you will get the desired effect so I placed my order with a company called My Accent Touch. It is owned by Isabelle Domkam of Atlanta, GA. When I received the Juju hat I couldn't help but notice how it was so perfectly shipped in a cylindrical shipping box. It was also tied with string for extra safe shipping. It was really cool how you pull it out of the box and it unfolds to a huge 32 inch round juju hat! The juju hat also came with a sweet thank you card and care instructions as well. The craftsmanship was beyond excellent and it made me especially happy to support the artisans of West Cameroon and in my opinion made the piece even more special! I will definitely order all my juju hats for decor projects in the future from My Accent Touch. It was truly a great experience. Check out the photos below!
Ok the next stop on the design journey was the wall art over the tv and the accent comforter at the end of the bed.
I really wanted to continue the theme of supporting the independent artists so I ordered these items from Society6. com. If you don't know much about them I can tell you that they feature the work of a global community of 300,000 plus independent artists. You can select a design and create an array of products from that design, like art prints, comforters, t shirts, mugs, etc. I purchased the black galley frames from Tj Maxx and what I loved most about them is that they were sturdy and included a template in the package. And yes designers use those templates too! The templates make hanging your gallery wall a breeze!
Ok now onto the decor for the room.....
I got this gorgeous wood garland from Target's Threshold Collection designed by Studio Mc Gee to add some texture to the smooth console table. What I love most about them is that they are large scale, offer lots of texture and have cute tassels!
I got all the nightstand decor from my local Tj Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls. Gotta support the local stores to keep them open and prosperous! The black and white polka dot candle is from the Pink Cookie Candle Company and was made custom just for my project!
The nightstands from Riverside furniture are truly gorgeous and substantial at 30 inches wide! The hardware on the nightstands match the nail head trim on the Montclair headboard from Joss&Main perfectly!
Next up..... custom pillows for the room! I ordered all the custom pillows from retailers on Etsy and I'm so glad I did because I was able to customize the exact pattern ,color , style and size I needed. The leopard pillows came from the Nelle Company and the copper pillows came from the Nunudesignstore. The copper and black dot pillow came from Kauwa in Spain. Yep, I said Spain. Sometimes you have to go that far to get just the right piece for your room. I can't praise them all enough for the excellent materials and craftsmanship of all the pillows! Truly gorgeous!!
I can't forget to mention the faux fur accent chair was from Overstock.com, the pom pom window treatments and the gold morrocan accent table were from Amazon.com and the black and white hotel bedding was from Walmart.com of all places at an insanely excellent price for the quality.
Next Up....... Lighting and Wall Mirrors!
I chose these cute table lamps from Style Craft. l love how they echo the gold in the gorgeous Juju wall mirrors from Zuo Mod . I intentionally chose lamps that had a 3 way bulbs so you can select from 50 watts all the way up to 150 watts per lamp. No feeling too dark in this room when you want the extra light. I also placed a floor lamp on the other side of the room to create some balance in lighting as well as serve as a task light when reading in the accent chair.
Lastly, I have to mention that painting the window trim and all the doors in the room to create continuity with the black accent wall was essential and I'm so glad I convinced my husband that it had to be done. He agreed after it was all done and was very happy with the result.
To close.... I want to thank Linda and all the sponsors of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge. This was a wonderful experience and I look forward to participating to more challenges in the future!
To view all the other One Room Challenge entries click here and here.
Until next time!!