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July 16, 2018

Teenager Boy Bedroom Makeover

I’ve been waiting a long time to update my 11 year old boy’s bedroom. It feels like yesterday that I was updating it from his baby room to a “big boy” room. Where did the time go? Maybe I was in denial that he was getting so much older, or maybe I just got too preoccupied with other things. But, when your son complains about how outdated his room looks you KNOW you’ve waited too long! Time for the teenager boy bedroom makeover!

I like to think I had been waiting on some form of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. It came to me in the form of a couple of black striped linen pillows that I snatched up on sale about a month ago. I designed his room around them, and I’m happy with the result. More importantly, so is my son! Here is the moodboard:

Teenager Boy Bedroom Makeover

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It’s hard for me to pinpoint what I love the most. But here goes:

  • neutral tones
  • pop of colour
  • Scandinavian farmhouse “feel”
  • pop of black

Things are just starting to arrive in the mail, so hopefully I’ll be able to put it all together soon. Stay tuned!

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November 15, 2017

Fall 2017 ORC Reveal – Minimal Modern Master Bedroom

I’m writing this post from my brand new, beautiful master bedroom! That’s right folks, the 2017 Fall ORC reveal is finally here. I can finally show you the results of our minimal, modern, bedroom transformation. If you haven’t been following along with the other designers (featured and guest), now’s the time to check out all the final reveal goodness. I personally cannot wait to brew some tea and settle into a night of pure design voyeurism. Anyway, back to my reveal.

Design Challenges

There were two main challenges with my master bedroom. First, at 10.5′ x 13.5′ it’s relatively small, and second, it’s located in the darkest part of the house. Here are some BEFORE pics:

ORC master bedroom renovation reveal

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In Inspiration, Lifestyle, Our Home on
November 11, 2017

Fall 2017 One Room Challenge – Week 6: Ikea Cable Management

I don’t know about you but I love watching television in my bedroom. I know, I know, I’ve heard it too: the bedroom is supposed to be a sacred, peaceful place free of media (ie. dopamine inducing stimulation) in order to encourage peaceful and restorative sleep. I get that, which is why I try to stop watching at least an hour before sleep time. Most times I’m successful, other times? Not so much. But I truly enjoy a good movie, or an occasional Netflix binge watch (Gilmore Girls anyone?), and sometimes I just need that kind of mindless enjoyment. Judge me if you will, but the tv in the bedroom is staying put.

The main problem was dealing with all the cords from the television, including a wide network cable that was wound up the floor, which we had gotten used to seeing but was downright ugly. Ideally, it would have been nice to bury that cord in the drywall, but unfortunately that’s just not in the budget. Plus, I found a pretty decent way of dealing with the cord issue, thanks to Ikea’s cable management solutions:

Starting at top, clock-wise: Signum, Kvissle, and Fixa.

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