I’m finally getting around to sharing this reveal! The Junior League of Detroit Show House opened September 19th, and I’ve been spending days there greeting people and also trying to get ready for… Surprise! I’ve been chosen as a featured designer for the One Room Challenge! This has been on my bucket list forEVER. More to come on that, but for now, let’s get to sharing a ton of photos! Please pin away and share! Such a great way to support me and my small business:)
So, if you don’t know what I’ve been working on for the past few months, I designed the main bedroom of the Junior League of Detroit’s Show House! You can find my original plans for the room HERE. This is what the room looked like BEFORE:
A sad sea of beige and lots of ceiling repair! Yikes! Alright friends, feast your eyes on this:
Can you believe this transformation? This was SO FUN to do! I learned a ton and it was incredibly fulfilling. Let’s get to more pix…
All of this art is from Artfully Walls! I love their site! It’s so easy to search what you’re looking for. I simply typed in the colors I was looking for and had fun browsing and adding to my cart:) That fabulous ochre velvet chair is from All Modern. I love the way the art cascades down to it. The Kelly Wearstler lamp is from City Lights Detroit. It’s like having a famous person in the room! I love it!
They moved the door over to the right…
This Howard Elliott mirror is incredible!
So, the dress in the corner was a last minute idea. I’m a fashion lover, and couldn’t resist the feel of a retail/boutique space. It’s made a fun photo op for the guests:)
Speaking of retail, check out the shoes and ties! One big thought while designing this space is that I wanted it to be both masculine and feminine. It started with the mix of plaid on the walls (reminds me of a mens’ suit) and floral on the ceiling (wallpaper is from Thibaut), and continued right into my addition of fashion accessories. I paired women’s shoes with mens’ ties, all in yellow of course! 🙂 The lit cabinets from Universal Furniture are perfect for this.
Not necessarily realistic for everyday living, but great for a show house! These are the kinds of projects where you get to have a little fun, friends! Why not?
Amazing custom shades and bench cushion from Calico Corners! They did such a great job! Look at the detail here and how they so perfectly made their way around the window trim…
Lots of debate over these chairs! I initially picked out something different for this bay window, but these chairs from my bedroom actually ended up being a better fit. The beautiful brass stump table is from Crate & Barrel.
Couldn’t help but bring in something sentimental. This sweet little vintage espresso cup and saucer is my mom’s:)
Let’s talk about this high gloss paint. It was a bit of a risk. The color is Essex Green by Benjamin Moore. The color wasn’t risky, but the sheen was! The walls were in very rough shape. My painter did the best he could with repairs, but high gloss paint definitely shows every little imperfection. No regrets (I say it adds to the charm!) but just keep this in mind if you’re considering glossy walls.
Texture upon texture! I love that that pic looks like a fluffy cloud. The bench at the foot of the bed is from Safavieh. The amazing vintage rug is from Ghiordes Knot. Great rug source at the Michigan Design Center!
If you recall, I found the vintage portrait painting on the left from an antique shop. The two other prints are from BFF Printshop.
Can we talk about this bed? Amazing brushed brass finish with a lux velvet headboard, generously gifted from Universal Furniture! If you have a chance to visit the Show House, feel free to sit on the bed and feel the comfort of the mattress from Detroit Luxury Beds!
Gorgeous, modern chandelier from Build.com! I love the adjustable arms- the right way to go when working around a canopy bed! And the scale of it is awesome! I love a funky light juxtaposed with a traditional floral on the ceiling.
Love this little ottoman from Haven in Plymouth! One of my favorite local home stores. The vintage trunks I used as a nightstand are also from Haven.
The brushed brass bed from Universal Furniture is to die for! Such a beauty!
I can’t wrap up this post without a HUGE thank you to Frog Tape® for sponsoring this project! I will always be a loyal Frog Tape® user! There isn’t a better, more effective painter’s tape…
And thank you to the following sponsors for either donating or loaning items to make this room what it is:
Universal Furniture (canopy bed, leather chair, dresser, cabinets)
Ghiordes Knot (rug)
Howard Elliott (floor mirror)
City Lights Detroit (table lamp)
Detroit Luxury Beds (mattress)
Artfully Walls (art above dresser)
Calico Corners (custom shades and bay window cushion)
Haven of Plymouth (ottoman and vintage green trunks)
Benjamin Moore (Essex Green paint)
Crate & Barrel (end tables)
All Modern (yellow velvet chair)
Shop the room…
Thank you so much for being so invested in this makeover! I know this has been in the works for the past year, and it took a whole new turn at the start of this pandemic. I’m thrilled we were still able to open and have you safely walk through it! Thank you to the Junior League of Detroit for giving me this opportunity! It was magical, and I learned so much!