Here we are ladies and gentlemen, the One Room Challenge finish line. I can’t believe its here already.
I am a naturally confident and fearless person, but I have to admit, I’m
slurping down vodka a nervous wreck writing this post. Being a part of the One Room Challenge has been such an exciting experience. I swear that the only people who have regularly read my before the ORC were my Mom and probably some creeper ex-boyfriend’s. But since the ORC, every Wednesday my site views are about 10x higher than average and the comments being left are so encouraging. But now you are all waiting to see what I have done, and it’s intimidating! Even for me, The Design Daredevil!
For those of you who are just joining the party and have no clue what the One Room Challenge is, lemme get you to speed…. Linda from Calling it Home organizes a semi-annual design series for 20 design professionals transform one room in 6 week documenting the progress on their blogs every Wednesday until the reveal – which is TODAY! Eek! We were allowed to use any room we want, one in our own homes, a clients, whatever. I worked on a real life client’s master bedroom, and I loved it.
To get caught up on my project, you can visit Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, and Week 5. But for those like myself who have zero patience and just want to look at pretty pictures, here’s the quick version….
BEFOREAnd now an official Jessie D. Miller Design AFTER…
The bed was delivered carefully.
Very, very carefully.
My seamstress, Jeanette Longfellow, out did herself on the window treatments. The roman shades are in one of my favorite fabrics, Malakos.
A new burl side table was delivered minus a big crack. It’s an absolute perfect accompaniment to my beloved Stephanie Vovas print and Mary McDonald lamps, which weigh about 50 pounds each by the way. Those babies are solid brass and marble. Super, duper, luxe supreme.
And a lil Hermes never hurt anybody. 😉
Onto the prized piece – the marble mantle. I think it’s just pretty damn much perfect. I’m thrilled with the Rata Silks Portrait layered over the leaning mirror, so chic. A special thank you to my friend Christine for helping me select the white cherry blossoms. I was hard core floral stressin and that lady knows florals.
Oh, “How did that reading nook turn out” you ask? Well, in addition to installing the crown and panel moulding, and assembling the marble mantle, Architectural Elements nailed it.
And Mr. Ted Collier absolutely crushed his painting that he titled “Shadows.” It’s completely brilliant.
And I styled the hell out of those bookcases, if I do say so myself.The mirror I originally ordered for over the mantle felt too small, so I placed it over the owner’s original jewelry cabinet, which is also home to a well wishing Buddha from Lamps Plus. I love how there are two mirrors reflecting the stunning chandelier.Nicole Cohen’s Adidas print lives above the Society Social Chrystie street desk.
But WAIT! There’s more….
I have a few little surprises…
Since the transformation was so labor intensive, AKA intrusive, the owner was forced to shack up in her guest bedroom during construction. We moved her old bedroom furniture into the guest bedroom, which when I met her looked like this…
Using a fresh coat of paint, her old bed, nightstands, desk, and lamps I found hidden around her house, I transformed it into a lovely guest suite for her to stay in throughout the chaos.
Some Pottery Barn bedding and a HomeGoods run did some wonders to pull the room together.Good art has the power to elevate a space, so I made a sweet little gallery installation using pieces from Minted with vintage sconces and plates.
I love how tastefully sensual the nude and figures are.
Since I was doing the Master suite and guest bedroom number one, we decided to finish the second guest bedroom as well. This one has a gorgeous antique headboard and a ginger jar lamp, but not much else.
The bedding in this room is colorful; navy and oranges, but thanks to the TERRIBLE customer service at VF Basic, where I purchased the master suite bed, I can’t properly show it off. My client purchased a brand new mattress for the bed and I specifically inquired if the bed required a box spring, to which they informed me it did not. Upon delivery it was obvious it did in fact require one. I basically ran out of time, and had to steal a box spring from this bedroom, so now the mattress is sagging in the middle and we couldn’t take pics of the bed. This will be fixed in the near future and I will share, but in the meantime I have just a peek…..
As I mentioned in Week 1’s post, my client is very chic and has worked with other high end designers in the past. Before we met, another designer did a beautiful job on her living room. Lots of black, which of course, I like. My client really likes everything her previous designer did, she just asked for me to freshen up the bookcases flanking her television and fireplace. When I met her they looked like this..
The mantle needed some drama so another pair of dogs moved in, this time a set of Greyhound statues from Wayfair.I love, love, love them.
One of her favorite accessories I added was this Infinity glass knot from Lamps Plus.
But first, I want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to my FABULOUS client, who was willing to work with me and my crazy ideas as well as be patient through the at times frustrating process. I am so grateful for you. And to sweet Mojo for keeping me company while I styled.
THANK YOU to my WONDERFUL friend and photographer, Megan Thiele for taking these gorgeous photographs. You are always so professional and patient.
THANK YOU to everyone who has been following along and supporting this challenge. Your sweet comments have really meant the world to me.
And finally, Thank you SO MUCH Linda for including me in this round of One Room Challenge. I am so appreciative.
If anyone is interested, I AM for hire for design services, and other services if the price is right. Just kidding. Kinda… Any inquiries can contact me -> Jessie@jessiedmiller.com
Now, I am off to check out the reveal of the other One Room Challenge participants. And so should you!
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