Hello, and welcome to the final week of the One Room Challenge!
Small but mighty guest bedroom
They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and it’s so very true. I am very happy how the room turned out!
Thank you, One Room Challenge and Better Home and Gardens for the opportunity to showcase our work and process in a structured, easy-to-understand way. I also want to thank my dear husband Rafael for being my greatest supporter, handyman, personal shopper and electrician!
The challenge for me was to juggle all my usual work flow, my volunteer role at the Alliance of Interior Designers , and family schedule. However, the biggest challenge was to be so public with this project. Many things could have gone wrong but we made it!
As you can see, I am not using the Bulbis lamp here on the dresser. When I made and hung my wicker and feather pieces I noticed that the lamp and the art didn’t look good together. The lamp will have to find a new place elsewhere in the house.
Luna Bella lamps are the jewelry of the room! What attracted me to them was the combination of materials, the vintage vibe, the simplicity of the glass shade, and the unique look.
The zodiac sign art piece has a great sentimental value to me. My mother, who is no longer with us, bought it for me when I was little (back in the USSR!). My husband is also the same zodiac sign of Cancer. The room dedicated to my mother-in-law, so in a way, this art is connecting people who have never met.
What do you think of the combination of wicker and feathers? Take three basic wicker trays, some paint, feathers, a hot glue gun, and voila- you can make some unique art!
Also, don’t ask me why but I do like the head sculpture a lot.
The hibiscus print fabric I ordered from Spoonflower looks colorful and bright. I like how the silk fabric reflects the light and looks dimensional. Big thanks to my workroom Virginia Quilting for finishing my panels on time! Always a pleasure to work with a professional workroom and to deliver perfect products for my clients.
Here is another jewel of the room – a contemporary chandelier paired with an art deco-inspired ceiling medallion. They look like they were designed for each other. It is a great example of combining design elements that seem different, but when placed together, they create an unexpectedly cool look.
One final look at the room… The art I painted is perfect for the space, and it echoes all the colors in the textiles. The white bedding looks crisp and fresh. I chose only a little bit of texture and a subtle stripe pattern in the bedding and pillows to let the pattern of the draperies be the star of the space.
Thank you for following me on this journey. I appreciate the support I received from all of you. I hope that this project will inspire you to get started on your own project. And if you find you need a designer to help you, I am only a phone call away! We will create something unique for you. With your favorite colors!
Photography by Catherine Nguyen.