This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement.
A few weeks ago, we teamed up with The Makerista (Gwen! I love her!) and Lowe’s Home Improvement to find a bedroom in the country in need of some TLC and a family that could use some respite. We had hundreds of bedrooms flood in and we cried through reading so many stories. The truth is–everyone deserves a sanctuary at the end of the day. Everyone does. Together, we chose a young family in Arizona who lost their young son, Will. The current state of the bedroom is dark, dated and forgotten and we’ll be traveling to their home at the end of February to completely re-do it in just a couple days!
We’ll be working together with The Makerista on this project, but Gwen and I thought it would be fun to each do our initial designs separate from each other so 1. Double the inspiration for you! and 2. We also thought it would be a great lesson on collaborative design or how to combine multiple design styles in a space. (Fingers crossed this works) So today, I’m sharing my vision for the space and Gwen is sharing hers on The Makerista (check it out here!) and the final design will be fun to see where we end up somewhere in the middle!
Here’s how the room looks now.
Lowe’s is sponsoring the makeover. They’re flying us there and putting us up and we are using ALL LOWE’S products and decor for the makeover. They have everything from flooring, paint and beams (which you probably knew) to beautiful floor mirrors, nightstands, bedding and the decor we’ll need to finish off the space, too!
More my mood board, I focused on the homeowners’, Cori and Chris’s, desire for a peaceful, bright retreat. My vision for the room is a light, neutral, soft and earthy in my signature traditional meets casual and cozy style.
Here’s the mood board I came up with!
Curtain Rod | Curtains | Beams |Sconces | Bed Frame | Mattress | Nightstand | Rug | Blanket | Throw Pillow | Floor Mirror | Bench | Desk Lamp | Dresser Tray | Chair | Floor Lamp | Wood Floors | Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Incredible White| Headboard Inspiration Source
I’d love to paint the walls and paneling a warm, light taupe (I’m thinking HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Incredible White, but I won’t actually choose the color until I’m IN the room!) and line the ceiling with multiple wood beams. Currently the room has a stretched out wall-to-wall carpet that I’d love to tear up and lay wood floors and layer a beautiful vintage-inspired rug to add a little bit or pattern, color and character.
Lowe’s has a lot of beds on their site, but I thought it would be beautiful to use the pretty walnut platform frame and then DIY an extra-wide headboard that extends from wall to wall. (Similar to this inspiration photo) and use curtains or drop cloths (!!) as the fabric with wall sconces mounted on it for a really custom look. The striped curtains will tie in to the black of the floor mirror and task lamp spread throughout the room, and the legs of the nod-to-modern nightstands (okay, I LOVE these!) a cozy reading chair for the corner of the room. Tonal bedding will keep the focus on soft texture throughout the room.
So that’s the high level of MY ideas. And now I’m off to check out Gwen’s. The only problem with this format is now I’m really attached to this room and want to see it come to life! Haha. In collaborative design, whether it’s with your partner or someone else, I would normally work in must-haves from the beginning and work together every step of the way. Designing two separate rooms first is more of a challenge, but also really fun to share our personalities and design ideas with our audiences, too.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!