Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One Room Challenge Week 4: Pillow, Art & Rum...

This past week my Master Bedroom makeover was at a  bit of stand still since we went to our favorite place for spring break, St John USVI.  This was the view from the bedroom there - makes me wish it was my view all the time.  Every time I thought about the loss of  1/6 of the time for the ORC, I just drank a little bit lot more rum… So now I'm back to reality with two weeks left to go!


I did make some progress on the fun side of things.  My sponsor, the fabulous Charlotte & Ivy, is providing a beautiful Greek Key pillow for the bed.  I think the 15" x 23" size will be perfect for a center pillow and the gray and gold ribbon will tie in nicely with the gray velvet headboard.



I also found two pieces of art for the room from ORC sponsor, Minted, who offer limited edition prints from independent artists. They have a really interesting model to bring art to their customers - they sponsor ongoing design competitions where designers submit works and the Minted community votes to tell them what to sell.  The works are available on museum quality cotton rag archival paper with archival ink or acid and lignin-free paper with deluxe pigment ink.  I chose two beautiful abstract pieces.   Below Ravello, a limited edition print by Kelli Hall (pictured above)

and  Painted Grunge, a limited edition print by Aticnomar.  This 30" x 40"  piece will be hung vertically in the entry area of the bedroom, replacing the current  smaller landscape.  I think that vertical placement will create a better feel to this small space.


As a reminder,  this is the bedroom back on  Week 1.  (you can also check out the decisions/progress of Week 2 and Week 3)

Next week, I'll be showing you:

-  the new drapes and pelmut
-  progress with the grasscloth on the Ikea Pax closets
-  the newly upholstered headboard



Now be sure to head over to check out what my fellow bloggers have accomplished - which I'm certain is going to light a fire under me to make up for that lost week!



29 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

A vacation to ST Johns! whoa, that is waaaay more important and so glad you got a break. Sounds like wonderful behind the scenes progress is being made! Have a great week. xo Nancy

Beth Connolly said...

Love that Greek key pillow - what a perfect addition. And your choices from Minted are great - I really like the pieces I chose from them too.

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

What a great getaway! The pillow is great and I cannot believe all of this beautiful art is from minted!!

Karena Albert said...

Michele it would have been very difficult to get me to return form vacation! in St John!

Love the pillow and art choices!

xoxo Karena
The Arts by Karena

Christine Dovey said...

Vacation sounds amazing and what a view!!!! The art from Minted is gorgeous- the colours are going to play so nicely in your space! Can't wait to see the headboard and curtains next week.

erin williamson said...

How can you even post after returning from such a fabulous trip?!

Love your art choices!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Good for you that you enjoyed some time off! I love everything you chose from Minted, and can't wait to see your progress next week!

kate@willowinteriors said...

My parents have a condo in St. Thomas, so I absolutely ADORE St. Thomas and St John!!! Hope u had a blast and man is the rum there awesome!!!! Back to the ORC, love what you've got going on...I need to check out Minted. :)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I think I need to follow your lead and take a vacation. :) Love your pillow and art picks!

Abby M. Interiors said...

Sounds like an amazing trip! The art will be perfect in there. Can't wait!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Sounds like next week will be a busy one!!!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Crunch time for sure! Love the art and the Greek key pillow!!

Andrea said...

That Greek key pillow is divine!!! And I love the art!! This room is going to be so gorgeous!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Jessie said...

The Greek key pillow is a beauty! I like the prints you picked, they are so understated and pretty!

P/S: I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, by the way. So, come by and enter for a chance to win a fab handheld vac from Black+Decker!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2014/04/blackdecker-pivot-vac-best-handheld.html

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Vacation in St. John's ... Heavenly. You have scored some really beautiful additions to your room challenge. It will all be so inspirationally beautiful. Stop by my post and enter the giveaway.
Vera

SHERRY HART said...

Oh girl....I would not give up a week in St John just to finish a little ole bedroom.....I know you can go at warp speed now to get it finished! Besides you have that fabulous art to help make it all come together.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love that pillow! And the minted pieces. can't wait to see the drapery!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

That is an amazing view you had! I bet you are re-energized. Love the pillow and the minted prints are fabulous!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your pillow, such a classic statement. The Minted art will look fantastic and subtle in your room. I can't wait to see that Ikea hack progress. Glad you had a chance to take a break, and drink a little ;)

Reichel Broussard said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who'll be taking a vacation during the 6 week run. I'll be on vacation the last week though. Which means I need to have everything ready like yesterday ;) lol Love the art pieces you chose. And what an adorable pillow!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Suuuuuper jealous that you have been galavanting on the beach. Colors coming together are looking amazing!

pam {simple details} said...

Ahh, I'm sure you're so energized after that fabulous vacation you'll be rocking your to-do list! :) Love that Greek Key pillow and your art will be perfect!

Brandi said...

Glad you had such a nice vacation. The view is beautiful!

therelishedroost said...

Can't wait to see reveal!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Michele-
I am glad that you enjoyed your vacation!
Love the pillow and look forward to seeing your room.
Terea
xoxo

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Ocean breezes and rum would be hard to leave... But beautiful pillow and art! I am excited to see what you have planned for next week. :)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

That artwork is beautiful. Lucky you to get away!! looking forward to next week.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

St. John? I think I hate you a little. Lol.
Great pillow and art selections. Looking forward to next week.

Tobe | BIA said...

LOVE the art. you have a much more glamorous excuse for not getting things done than i do. no fair :)

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