One Room Challenge Week 6–Paige’s Bedroom Reveal

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Week 6 (aka “The End”) of the One Room Challenge™, hosted by Linda of Calling It Home. The twenty featured designers have already shared their spaces, and holy guacamole, there are some amazing rooms to see! I had to tear myself away from my computer and hide my phone to ensure this post got written, because it’s like an interior design vortex over at Linda’s. Consider yourself warned.

Now you get to see what all of the guest participants were able to accomplish in just 6 short weeks. I’m going on record as saying I totally surprised myself by getting this room finished. (Proof that I clearly work better on a deadline.) Friends and readers, feel free to email me arbitrary deadlines when you want to see a room get finished.

Here’s where we started.  (Check out the room in progress–Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5.)

One Room Challenge Week 1, Pretty Practical Home

One Room Challenge from Pretty Practical Home

Paige picked out her curtain fabric from the two choices I provided, and the design plan fell into place from there. We were going for a Victorian-Boho bedroom. (Yes, I just made that up.) And now for the after!

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho Bedroom from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

I know this isn’t my room, but what girl (or middle-aged woman) wouldn’t want a dreamy gold bed with ruffled linens? Is it weird that I stand around in the room sighing? I didn’t think so.

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

A little custom goes a long way. I had one lumbar pillow made with the leftover drapery fabric to give the room a more custom look. Everything else was purchased from nationwide chain retailers. #nottothetrade #iwish

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

It was really important that I incorporate my late grandmother’s lamps into the room. They cleaned up beautifully and still work, but I’m rewiring them because I don’t want to electrocute my child or burn the house down.

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

I wanted to add a little black to the room to keep things from looking too sweet. The vase is a dollar store glass bowl from my pantry that I spray painted. (Proving that I can be both resourceful and crafty under duress.)

Victorian-Boho Bedroom from Pretty Practical Home

The good people at Minted supplied me with 3 gorgeous prints for the gallery wall. (I’ll have a sources post available on Friday.)

Victorian-Boho Bedroom from Pretty Practical Home

World Market totally saved me and this room. The chair couldn’t be more perfect, and it’s a good thing Paige and I don’t have the same initials or I’d totally steal her new pillow.

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Here’s the sweet girl who inspired this makeover. As much as I love this room, I love her about a million times more.

Victorian-Boho bedroom reveal from Pretty Practical Home

Thanks so much for hanging in there with me for my second One Room Challenge™! (You can see my first one here.) It’s a real treat to be part of such a supportive design and blogging community, and much thanks to Linda for dreaming up this event. An even bigger thanks to my silent blogging partner and husband, Michael. This room would still be a “before” were it not for his help.

You can keep up with my latest projects on both Facebook and Instagram. I’ve been working on my other daughter’s room for approximately 6 months (not weeks) and I’m finally ready to share the finished product next week. (Cue the collective groan from the regulars here. No, really–next week. Pinkie promise!)  Thanks so much for stopping by, and go check out the other amazing rooms!

105 thoughts on “One Room Challenge Week 6–Paige’s Bedroom Reveal

    1. Thanks, Lisa! I had to make the bedroom super enticing to convince Paige to quit bunking up in her sister’s room. Now everyone’s happy!

  1. What a beautiful room! Your daughter has excellent taste- love the curtain material she chose. The red dresser pulls it together and the bed is dreamy! The lamps are really pretty- nice to see something reused with a family connection like that.

    1. Thank you so much, Liz! To be truthful, she only had 2 styles to choose from for the drapes, so it was kind of a win-win situation. 😉 I try to use a family piece in every room I decorate. I’m not a fan of rooms without a little bit of history. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

  2. Congratulations! What a wonderful room. I can just see the floor buried under clothes in a few short years! That’s if your daughter will be anything like mine, of course, which she may not be. Congratulations on the House Beautiful call out! Well deserved, indeed.

    1. Hi, Alana! Thank you for your kind words on my daughter’s room. I should post pictures of what the room typically looks like, now that it’s been finished for a few weeks. Dirty clothes are most definitely part of the decor. I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. It is absolutely beautiful Sharon! And I can see from Paige’s smile, she is quite pleased! I love that bed and how you made the room so easy to grow-up into!!!!!

    1. Thanks, Vel! Just wait–by the time Sophia is 10 you’ll be all done with wanting to decorate her room every few years! 😉 Maybe not, though–I think you love decorating for little girls as much as I do!

    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I love participating in your ORC and seeing what everyone dreams up–it’s a design lover’s dream come true. I’ll see you in April! 🙂

  4. A gorgeous room for a gorgeous girl! I have to say “victorian-boho” threw me, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Look out furniture- one of you needs to be red, now.

    1. Hi, Maureen! The red dresser is my favorite thing in the room, so I highly recommend finding a piece of furniture to paint! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. I just love the makeover! I especially like how you took the jnspiration piece (curtains) and designed the room around it. Very creative .

    1. Thank you, Melva! I prefer starting with the fabric first because I’ve been know to fall in love with fabric way out of my budget. It’s easier to find affordable furniture (or just paint something I already own) then it is to find pretty, affordable fabric. I appreciate you stopping by!

  6. I had to scroll back when I saw the after…..I am not sure this is the same room! What a transformation! Love the bed and how you accessorized it. Another thing is the black matting on the art…brilliant idea. Great job turning this into a gorgeous space!

    1. Thank you, Sherry! I was predictably spastic with my camera and my husband had to rescue the day for me and get the settings correct. That’s why it almost doesn’t look like the same room–significantly better pictures than what I usually put out there. 😉 I was spray painting those mats at the 11th hour because the white was looking too flat and didn’t show off the art–glad you think it looks good!

  7. OH MY! That bed! Those DRAPES!! That dresser and gallery wall!! This whole space is absolutely stunning – what an incredible transformation!! Love it, Sharon – I would have loved it as a young girl too!! So perfect and can grow with her!

    1. Thank you very much, Krista! I so appreciate you sharing the room yesterday. I love kids’ rooms that aren’t too juvenile. This was the 5th time I’ve decorated for my girls and I had to do something that would age with them. Lesson learned the hard way (as per usual…).

    1. Thanks, Sarah! The room is totally appropriate for grown ladies, too. I like a room that ages, since it feels like I’ve redecorated their rooms a million times already. This is it for me (and her)! I appreciate you stopping by. 🙂

    2. I agree. I see people commenting that they would have loved the room as a little girl. I am a grown woman and I love the room for me. I could totally live in it now with a queen size bed. I love everything about the room and I have been trying to think of how I can incorporate that style in my study. I have a 2 drawer file cabinet that would be perfect in red. I going to have to re-designate my style as “victorian-boho.”

    3. Hi, Nadine! I think it’s a style that works for all ages. To me, it’s just a variation on shabby chic style, which is also feminine and ageless. I bet your file cabinet will look great in red! It will be a real statement piece in your office. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Thanks, Traci! I had a canopy bed growing up and loved it so much–I’m glad my daughter feels the same. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. Sharon, it’s absolutely beautiful! I adore those lamps! I love how the pillow ties in with the curtains! Such a clean, sophisticated, yet fun room. Well done!

    1. Thank you so much, Hollie! I do not enjoy painting furniture (or anything, for that matter) but I’m pleased with the finished result. I appreciate you stopping by!

  9. Agree with everyone about the bed, the gallery wall, the dresser, and the beautiful lamps; but what really created a special room is your color palette – unique and original and not copycat. The gold metal with the touches of black make it current without being trendy. I hope Paige has many happy years in this lovely space.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Merlyn! I love the wall and ceiling colors, too. It would’ve been safer to go with white walls but the taupe (really lilac) makes the room so much prettier and interesting (at least to you and me.) 🙂

    1. Hi, Beth! I hope the room ages with her–I’m not a fan of kiddie-kid rooms. Asheville was too much fun–so much great shopping and restaurants, plus my dear friend to boot. Can’t wait to go back this summer!

  10. Sharon your daughter’s room came out so beautifully! You are so right about the small details giving a room a custom feel…..that one lumbar pillow in the same fabric as the drapes totally takes it up a notch. But that bed! OH MY!! And the dresser in red!! Love all your pretty details!!

    1. Thanks, Lisa! It was so much fun joining you for another ORC. My family both hates and loves it–they hate the process, but love having me actually finish something! Your son’s room is so dramatic–love it!

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! I try to avoid crafting but when I do, it needs to look good, which is why I avoid it. It’s a vicious crafting cycle. 😉

  11. This is lovely! That bed. I would have done anything for a bed like this growing up! Especially love the pop of red with that dresser. Gives the serene space just enough zing. Kudos to you on a beautiful space! ox

  12. Sharon this room is stunning! It just might be my favorite room you’ve done to date in ORC! I love the bedframe, the dresser is AMAZING, and the chair is the perfect fit for the room! I hope your daughter loves this room as much as I do,; she’s one lucky and beautiful girl! BRAVO my friend on a job well done! XOXO, Sarah

    1. You’re too kind, Sarah! So happy to have done another ORC with you! Paige really loves the room and is keeping it clean, which is a miracle. 🙂

  13. You did it ! And not just finished but finished with a bang!! This is a room fit for a rock and roll princess. I love all the bold color choices you made. And then to balance them off with those oh-so-sweet side tables which perfectly match the bed. Heavenly! Bravo to you Sharon. Now enough with the accolades… go and finish Claire’s room!! 😉

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Mary. Yes, I’m putting the finishing touches on Claire’s room–the longest wait in the world is almost over! 😉

    1. Thank you, Maggie! I’m not touching my girls’ rooms until they’re off to college so I kept things on the mature side. I appreciate you stopping by!

  14. Beautiful! I saw that bed at PB Teen last week and was drooling over it! The curtains and gallery wall are probably my next favorite although it’s hard to chose! I am sure your daughter loves her new room!

    1. Hi, Ange! The bed is a knock-off of the Pottery Barn bed from Overstock. Saved me a bundle and all I had to do was spray paint it gold. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  15. Sharon I LOVE how the room turned out! What a transformation and I love her bed! My favorite part of the room is the curtain fabric and pillow fabric! LOVE IT! You are one talented lady!

    1. Thanks! I didn’t buy any frames or mats. I have a bunch stored in the guest closet and spray painted all of the frames gold and the mats black. I love the lamps, too. 🙂

  16. Love it! I actually really love the ruffles and you know I’m not a ruffles kind of girl. Duress is what makes me tick too! Do people actually sit around and think about how to be crafty and resourceful? Well, not us anyway. 😉

    1. Apparently timelines and duress inspire my best work. I’m not into ruffles either, which is why this room was so much fun for me to design. Everything was outside of my comfort zone!

  17. Congratulations on creating such a beautiful space for your daughter! I love that you incorporated those lamps from your late grandmother (good idea on re-wiring them..hehe). The color scheme and the furnishings are wonderful in this room.

    1. Thanks, Tee! I’ve been waiting to use the lamps for 10 years now and was determined to design a room where they’d work. Love your girls’ room!

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