2018 Fall ORC Reveal- Ashley’s Master Bedroom

It’s here! It’s here! Week 6 and reveal week of the ORC! This has been an interesting journey. Because this was my first time doing the One Room Challenge, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or what may happen if I actually had to finish a space in 6 weeks. 

I am very pleased with the results. 

Let me give you a brief rundown of where we started before we see where we are today. 

So when it all began my master bedroom was bland, grey and the dumping ground for old furniture. I did my best to work with what I had, but I was never satisfied with the results.  All I really had at this point was big ideas and a mood board. 

Here is a link to week 1

By the time week 2 came around, I already had wallpaper hung and the room painted a fresh, bright white. 

Read about that here in week 2

During week 3 I made some big (yet inexpensive) purchases that were going to transform the room. We made some changes in the design and scored some serious deals on lighting and bedding. 

Read about week 3 here. 

When week 4 came along, we had made our wall length green velvet headboard panels, installed all the lighting, and began deciding on the furniture that would actually be used in the room. 

Read about week 4 here. 

Week 5 became our crunch time. It was when I began to have a sinking pit in my stomach. I knew things had to get done and some big, still undecided things needed, well, decided! That isn’t my specialty right at the end of the project. 

Read about week 5 here. 

Drum rolllll….


Would you like to see some before and after photos? 


One of the things I love about this room is the selected pieces I decided to keep. Complaining about how this room was a dumping ground of furniture was something I repeated constantly. Look at this cute dresser above. This was my grandma’s piece and everytime I see it I think of her. How could that be bad? It also gave the room a very eclectic and collected feel. The harsh, modern edge was also softened by pieces like this. 

The bedding was a place in the room I knew I wanted to spend money. A well made bed can make or break a room, so it was vital in this very white room. My first purchase was a creamy gauze striped blanket from Frontgate. I then bought this black tipped duvet from H&M Home. I was initially drawn towards the more expensive versions from Restoration Hardware and Parachute, but this one was 1/3 of the price and gave the same feel. It will also hurt my heart less when one of my kids decides to write with sharpies all over it. 

After shopping around endlessly for pillows, I decided to make my own. I found some bolts of fabric that spoke to me, so I decided that was the way to go. I used to have an Etsy shop where I sold pillows and baby quilts, so pulling out my sewing machine was an exciting prospect. It has really inspired me to reopen my shop, which will be happening very soon! 

Here is what I made: 

I am so in love with the deep, rich cognac velvet. It is the perfect color to welcome colder temperatures. Mixed with the black mudcloth and ivory embroidered pieces, it makes it even more luscious. 

One of my last minute changes was the small nook where my grandma’s dresser used to be. It is a small corner that the door swings in to so it can only accommodate a small piece of furniture. I decided to paint it the same Benjamin Moore green we used in the bathroom. It was the perfect spot to show off some artwork and a very special chair from a local flea market. 

Some of the other things that make the room are the lighting and wallpaper. These two things go hand in hand, as the wallpaper might not seem so special but when the new chandelier and wall sconces turn on, it sparkles! 

Here are a few more shots of some of my favorite things around the room:


I am very pleased with how my master bedroom turned out. This room, more than any room in my home, truly reflects my personal style.

I had a great time participating in the 2018 Fall ORC. Thanks One Room Challenge for allowing me to join in….. I will see you all in the spring!! 

Check out all the other reveals for the 2018 Fall ORC here