11.07.2013

The Big Reveal - WK6 ORC Challenge



The big day is here kiddos and the big question is, ‘did she or didn’t she get that damn room painted?!’  I know, I know, enough about the damn paint already.  First things first, a huge shout out to my mother from another mother, Linda from Calling it Home for orchestrating the ever popular ORC and for extending the link up opportunity.  What a great and terrifying ride it has been.  Sort of nervous for the big reveal but I super love the results and now have a enveloping sanctuary to retire to at day’s end.  I feel like it is very close to the original design plan I put together.  To start from the beginning, click the links below:  

 



I chose our master bedroom for the makeover as it has been woefully ignored since the day I moved in to Chez V 8 yrs ago.  I operated with a major budget and all the work was done by the V’s – meaning the mister, myself, and my in-laws.  Most of the items are vintage, having been collected over time and borrowed from other areas of my house and others are from discount places like IKEA, Home Goods, Home Emporium, RugsUSA, and Tuesday Morning.  Almost all the artwork I have had for some time with the exception of the incredible Jenny Andrews Anderson piece of MFAMB which I purchased late one night a few weeks ago and seriously, it is everything - it is my 4th piece of hers and I just love her work so.  I purchased the African etchings that are hanging above the bed 7 yrs ago, knowing that the right opportunity would present itself and they turned out to be perfect for the Old World chinoiserie safari vibe I had in mind.
 


I created a dragon block print for lumbar pillows, handpainted gold detailing, and made tassels to give them a little extra oomph.  I am also happy to report that my lighting sitch turned out spectacularly. The coveted Ranarps were located thanks to Elizabeth of Little Black Door, I succeeded in turning the vase I found at a consignment shop into a lamp, and the foo dog bedside lamps provide a humorous counterpoint to the oh so amazing scene stealing chandelier, which I located at an antique mall months ago and with which I am having a full on love affair.  But enough with the details, more pictures…






















I will be following up with a more detailed post covering lessons learned, paintmaggedon, sources and any how-to's in which you might be interested.  Just give me a shout in the comments.

Many thanks to you for checking in with me each week.  Your support has been pivotal in keeping me on track.  I would be totally remiss if I did not thank my husband and my in-laws, without whom none of this would have come together.  To my mommacita, for instilling your hoarding tendencies as I was able to pull this room together with mostly collected and childhood items as well as a few of yours. ;)  And last, but certainly not least, to my 5 yr old who patiently put up with my craziness this week and gladly ate PB & Js 4 nights in a row.  Muchas gracias mi familia!


Let’s go check out everyone else’s reveal!

All photos taken by me

kisses,  mrs. V

60 comments:

charmaine said...

Omg! You nailed it! Love everything, seriously. Cheers to you!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

You sure have talent mixing patterns and styling! OMG, love that gold chair corner, and there is just something about dark walls that is so perfect these days. What a lovely retreat for you and so inspiring!
enjoy! Great job.
xo Nancy

Kim said...

Well Mrs. V ... you rocked it! I love every detail and the painstaking treatment to the walls, worth every glass of wine it took to get through!! I would like to move in!! xo

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home said...

Absolutely stunning! You did a fantastic job! I love the artwork and bedding! It all came together so beautifully! Congrats!!

Cathy Wall said...

Wow!!! What a lovely and collected room. So many details that impress, but overall such a cool and collected vibe! And you are fortunate to have such a helpful family. Job well done!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, this room is AMAZING!!! You have have created a beautiful sanctuary!! I love every single detail, and all of the accessories (thank you mommacita!) I cannot get over how much you were able to get done since last week, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Just stunning!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Stunning space with gorgeous pictures. Love all the details and colors and textures.

erin williamson said...

This just blew my mind... it's amazing. Love all the details!

MFAMB said...

it looks so so so good. fantastic job. the painting pops so hard against that dark wall in such a magnificent way. it's so cozy in there. a little sexy too.
so...did you have to convince the hubs to get rid of the ceiling fan? are you going to live to regret it?
the new fixture is gorgeous.

Traci Hutton said...

So chic and exotic...well done!!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I love it -- such a unique point of view. I love the paint choice. Great job and BRAVO!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

tell me you did that block print - i LOVVVVVVVVVVE it! why is that so good. and i love this room. is has such a good vibe to it - like the sitting room in the Dowager Countess's house on Downton Abbey mixed with a safari circa 1930. I LOVE IT

Mallory Fitzsimmons said...

It is SO perfect...down to every.single.detail. I have serious room envy right now!
xo

cindy hattersley design said...

Love the wall color, the chandelier, the headboard and the overall bohemian vibe of the room...lovely!!

Three Sisterz said...

I'm speechless. Words can not describe how in awe I am of this room. Your talent knows no bounds.

alison giese Interiors said...

Bravissimo!!!!
It's gorgeous. Pics are great, too, you little stealth photographer, you.
I can't get enough Jenn-AY, either - this one offers a perfect contrast in the room.
Grade: A+
xo,
alison

PS - I didn't make the ORC due date - mulligan for next week? ;)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You freaking NAILED it girl! Every single shot is amazing. Your talent is endless and I'm so glad you challenged yourself here. LOVE!

Stacey said...

The wall treatment is to die for! Great styling and details too! You did an amazing job!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

I seriously feel like I'm looking at a magazine - so much to take in and so well done!!!!!

SHERRY HART said...

Shut it girl.....Holy Christmas. That is one sassy room. I love every stinking detail....might be a favorite makeover. You are graced with style and design talent. The photography killed me.....and am loving on all the detail shots. Whew.

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

I literally squealed. Like, let out a yelp. Please come do this for me in one of my bedrooms. If that's not possible, I guess I will use your room for inspiration. Wow wow wow. Incredible! LOVE it!

Michelle Woeller said...

Absolutely gorgeous! All of your photos are beautiful, love the little details, and the chandelier is the icing on the cake! Elle

Kimber McGallagher said...

Holy shit! That is so so so good. You absolutely killed it. Bravo!!!

Jennie Murphy said...

I am so impressed!!! You are quite amazing! Love it all!
Please come help me with my house!
Jennie;-)))

Jennie Murphy said...

Absolutely amazing !!! Love it all !!! You have a special gift !!!
Jennie

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

I'm really digging the dark and moody walls. The perfect backdrop for all of the colors and patterns you have going on here!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am crying with envy! I love, love , love it! The chandy.. crazy good. The dragon pillows... you need to sell similar and the artwork is perfect.
I have been on the fence about those curtains for myself and you have just convinced me.

Kate Decorates said...

So much talent! I love everything about this bedroom. Especially your art collection!

Elizabeth Herr said...

It's gorgeous, all of it. (Even your weird curtains are fantastic!) All those risks you took are what kicked it up to Art. Congratulations, and I hope it feels awesome going to bed and waking up in there! (I mean, even more awesome than going to bed with M. V. normally does.)

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

love, love, love!! The walls are magnificent! And the chandy is gorge. You did a phenomenal job girl!!

Vel Criste said...

Aaaaaahhhh! I can't believe you did this space in just 6 weeks?!!!! It is gorgeous and feels so collected, lived-in and oh-so-stylish!!!!! This belongs in a magazine dear, you should be mighty proud! love it and CHEERS!!!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

That tears it. I'm getting me some flowery curtains. love all of the pattern mixing and those amazing moody walls. Styling is the best! Fabulous!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Shut the front door!! I am speechless, which almost never happens. This is so so so so so good. Your photography skills are amazing, too. I was worried about you half way through all of this. Stupid me, you brought it so big. I would love to have your in-laws if I could. If not, than I would love to see a tutorial on the vase into lamp trick. Whose our daddy? Did you tell them about the April link up?

Sadie + Stella said...

OK. This is FREAKING PHENOMENAL!! I am so in love. You killed it!

Calypso In The Country said...

The textures and colors in this room are incredible and I think you have amazing photography skills! I love how it turned out!
-Shelley

Browning said...

Wow-best room ever! So rich with a depth of details! Almost looks like an English Gentleman on a luxury safari.

Tiffany said...

Your room is beyond gorgeous. definitely one of the best I've seen. Great styling too!

pam {simple details} said...

Truly stunning, one-of-a-kind!!! The dark walls are the perfect background for your gorgeous collection of art and accessories. LOVE all the layers and your talent for styling and photography! What a treat!

ginnysevier said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love all the pattern mixing and the dark walls! Your hard (and sandy) work paid off! :) -Ginny

Tricia said...

Seriously - I can't even begin to decide what is my favorite aspect of the room. It is styled to a T! Of course I might be partial to all of the gold accents...
My mother had hoarding tendencies but my father has mad tossing tendencies so there are few treasures I'll inherit. Lucky lucky you!

Brenda said...

Looks so warm, cozy and collected over time. Love it.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Very chic!

Meg@OliverandRust said...

love the moody eclecticness (word?) of this room. hard to find good like-minded vintage eclectic blogs. new follower

Abby M. Interiors said...

Magazine ready! I love it all. Just pinned like crazy. Congratulations on all your hard work and beautiful room. Well done!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Is that wall color not the most glorious backdrop to your colorful treasures? I LOVE a dark bedroom, and especially love yours with all these interesting and layered elements that make the space feel pulled together, cozy and fabulous.

kati @ sohappyhome.com said...

Wow! Stunning room. Love the accents of hot - pinks, reds, corals, gold - tempered with all that deep, dark, cool mystery. Very nice job.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

I can't believe you did this in 6 weeks! Phenomenal job! Love the dark walls and the styling is fantastic!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! this is amazing! i love the colors, love the dark walls! love it all! :)

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

omg, you are a styling queen. those photos are amazing. and that wall color is to die for! all of the details are luscious! you nailed it!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous! All the little details are perfect, and I love the richness of the wall color. Fantastic job!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Wow!!!! WOW!!!! Looks amazing. There are so many details here I love. I love the room paint makes it feel so cozy and warm and I love the elephant I could go on and on!! GREAT job!!

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

I love how the colors pop against that dark wall color! Amazing! Great job!!

Patty Rumaker said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful master bedroom. I like everything, but I especially like the chair and the gold elephant. Love the color of the walls. Great Job!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

DUDE!! I know it would be amazing but you rocked it so very very hard!!!! Many cheers to you, the room is smashing from top to bottom!! You are aces my friend.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Spectacular! I am in love with every single detail of this room.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

You're right...we DO speak the same design language! SO SO SO beautiful -- I'm blown away. And now I realize that I need to redecorate my bedroom immediately. ;) AMAZING!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

Love it! Love the walls, love the chandelier, love the nude, love the little herend bowl, everything is perfect! great job!

Christine Dovey said...

SO good- in love with every single detail...the dark walls...the Jenny...the fabric layering nirvana...the animal menagerie. You and me speak the same language my friend. Your room is STUNNING! xoxo

theblondebargain said...

Cheers to all your hard work on the walls, it definitely paid off, your room is fabulous!! Whoever said putting dark paint on walls of a small room was so wrong!!

-Claire

willowinteriors said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I have so enjoyed watching you create such beauty and held my breath wondering if this beauty u created would be surrounded by weird sanded walls? :) But u did it and it looks wonderful! Well done!