May 8, 2019

One Room Challenge | Week 6: Modern Guest Room Reveal

And as quickly as it came, it's ended! Week 6 of the One Room Challenge has come and gone and now it's time for the reveal! I know you're here for the photos so I'll keep it short and sweet, but just know that I was booking it Monday and Tuesday evenings to get this room finished and ready for the shoot. I cut it close (it's 10:43pm) but it's here!

Week 1 | Home Office Befores & Plans
Week 2 | Prep & Mood Board
Week 3 | Final Paint Color
Week 4 | Installed Closet
Week 5 | Fan & Finished Closet

As a refresh, here's what the space looked like 6 weeks ago.

And here is what 42 days and a lot of sweat (and brain) equity gets you.

It really came together at the last second, but now I want to spend all my time in here.

If you've been following me for any amount of time you've probably noticed I love round mirrors, especially black ones. I have two of my favorites from Target and decided to give one of them an DIY upgrade for this space. Amber Interiors and Studio McGee gave me a bunch of inspiration with their leather and hinged mirrors, so I grabbed some small rectangular wooden dowels and a piece of leather and faked it. 

My second DIY for this challenge was an art piece which was also inspired by Studio McGee that I included in the moodboard. 

Next project was to cut my own custom size mats for the IKEA frames that have been laying around the house for a while. I'm really into extremely large mats because it really draws you eye to the photo when you walk in.

I also DIYed the curtains. I wanted a roman shade but wasn't feeling the blandness, so I found a great inspo photo on Pinterest where the shade was rolled up and pinned. I tied it in to the rest of the room by using leather pieces to hold the roll up. Each end has an eyelet in it and hooks onto a circle hook on the window frame.

The clothes rack was a huge last minute decision, but I'm so glad I ditched a double rod closet and put my dresses out here.

Last week I showed you guys the closet and it had the traditional two rods. I started putting my clothes in and realized I really didn't need two short spaces, I just needed one and a space for dresses. So I opted to build shelves for my denim, sweaters, and shoes, and put my dresses/the rest of my shoes on a rack.

This was my first hat wall and it won't be my last.

Every year I feel the crunch during this last week but as I sit in this space and write this post I'm so glad that I push myself through and actually accomplish a big project. Thanks for stopping by to check out how my hard work turned out, I hope you love it just as much as I do! Pop over to the rest of the ORC participants and show them some love!


  1. "This was my first hat wall and it won't be my last." LOL!!
    It came together so well! I love all of the little DIY leather touches, it really ties it all together. Also, now I want to borrow some of your clothes.

    Congrats on getting it all done!!

  2. So beautiful and serene. Well done!

  3. What a beautiful, calm room!!! That mirror DIY is genius! Great job, I love the simple modern style in here plus great styling!

  4. I love the look of the art you put up, and the roll-up shades. I am wondering if you have further considered painting the windows (but not the frames) a dark color to match the rug. I think the room needs a bit of contrast somewhere, not necessarily a pop of a bright color. I have seen black or dark near black painted windows and woodwork in a white room and its stunning. It reminds me of "European" although not sure why, LOL. The finished room gives off a serene Scandinavian vibe, so dark windows might be just the thing. Try one and see how you like it. Great job!

    1. Thank you! I'm definitely drawn to the Scandinavian style! Oh I definitely considered going with a black window frame but couldn't make a decision in time. I'm def going to try it!! Thank you!

  5. I'd be super happy to spend the night in this guest room - it looks like a cool downtown apartment. Love the oragami artwork!

  6. This looks awesome. I love the boho vibes mixed with mid-century modern. Great job. I also wanted say that I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award for just being you. Keep up the great work. Check it out here

    1. Thank you!! OHMUGOSH you are so sweet! Since I finally replied I'll get right on it! Thanks girlie!


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