One Room Challenge, Week 6

FTRB One Room Challenge

It’s here! It’s here! We’ve reached the end of the One Room Challenge! I could tell you all about how fun, stressful, exciting, exhausting and rewarding it has been but what we all want is to see the finished room, am I right? So let’s just get right to it.

I present to you our finished master bedroom…..





Quite a change from the Before, right? Just to refresh your memory, my goal was to create a tranquil and neutral space that better reflected my style. I feel like I achieved the modern mashup with a French and Scandinavian twist I was aiming for and I’m thrilled with the result.


The entire room was elevated by the Wool Opulence Carpet from Karastan. It set a luxurious tone that wasn’t there before and provided a much prettier, lighter backdrop for the overall design.


As the most important piece of furniture in any bedroom is the bed, that was the first thing I searched for and as soon as I saw the Woven Accent Bed from ATGStores I knew it was the one.


After having had just a headboard for years, I’m loving the polished look that the rails and footboard add to the room. The rattan detail also adds so much warmth and texture.


For more wonderful texture, I opted for Stone Washed Linen Duvet and Shams from Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill. A little know fact about me: I’m obsessed with sleep (I’m often evangelizing about how important it is for our health and well-being!) so a good bed and fine linens are two of my must-have’s in life. I just love the look and feel of this duvet and shams which are made of 100% linen, one of my favorite materials. In addition, they are produced under fair trade conditions which I’m always happy to support.


I wanted to bring in my favorite Serge Mouille style for additional lighting and the white Koge Wall Lamps from ATGStores were just the ticket. These are designed to be hardwired so we had to buy a separate cord set (which cost a few dollars) which we then connected so we could use them as plugins.


Moving on to the sitting area, you can see that I decided not to reinstall the drapes after all and to just keep the roman shades. After the wallpaper went up I just felt like I didn’t need the drapes. (The shades were custom made years ago and they’re also white linen. I told you it’s one of my favorite materials!)


And speaking of the wallpaper, it really was the key in transforming this room. In a large room like this, it’s especially important to pay attention to scale and the beautiful Aranami pattern from Farrow & Ball added just enough visual interest without overwhelming the room.


I wanted to keep the sitting area really simple and the Slice Side Chair from All Modern was the perfect statement piece. I’m so pleased with the solid construction and the heavy weight cotton upholstery. The iconic design is extremely comfortable too as it kind of hugs your body. I’m planning on spending a lot of time in it reading and watching the leaves change color outside the window. Yes, I actually do that! That’s how much I love fall…..


I paired the chair with the Modway Side Table from ATGStores. This style of table is one of my go-to pieces because it is so versatile and can work in just about any space. Of the many pedestal tables, this is one of the sturdiest I’ve seen and the glossy finish is just beautiful.


The main items that were in the room before and stayed were the antique vanity, the painting over the bed (both from Paris), the vintage Italian nightstands found at Scott Antique Markets in Atlanta and the chandelier which is the one light fixture that came with the house that I didn’t replace(!)


Most of the smaller accessories are things I’ve collected over the years, mostly on my travels, mixed in with a few things from home goods stores. To me, it’s these one-off pieces that make a room personal and truly one’s own. If you have a question about anything specific or if I’ve left something out, please leave a comment and I’ll be sure to answer.


So that’s a wrap on my first One Room Challenge! Thank you so much for your encouragement and thoughtful comments throughout this journey! I also want to thank the generous sponsors without whom this project would not have been possible: Farrow & Ball, ATGStores, Karastan, All Modern and Annie Selke. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to work with these wonderful companies.


And of course, a huge thanks goes out to Linda at Calling It Home who created this amazing project that is now responsible for over 1,000 room transformations. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate and making everything run so smoothly. It’s been an absolute pleasure!

ORC Fall 2016

If you’d like to see the room and my thought process from the beginning, here are the links to each week: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4 and Week 5. I’ll also post some of the many outtakes on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) in the coming days. Be sure to visit the other participants to see their reveals today, too. This has got to be one of the most exciting days in the blogosphere, right?


Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House

Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart

Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely

Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s

Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

Thanks again for stopping by!


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43 thoughts on “One Room Challenge, Week 6

  1. This beautiful room truly invites me to REST, Ally. It’s soft palette and gentle mix of textures is soothing to the soul, and I love the juxtaposition of antique and modern throughout. Beatiful job!!!

  2. I thought for a minute there I was at Elle Decor website! WOW! I love the relaxed feminine vibe in this space! Perfect for any type of bedroom for that matter! Congrats!

  3. Oh wow, Ally you hit it out of the park. I want to steal that incredible bed, it’s simply stunning. Everything just feels LUXE. Love the carpet & the paper. Well done!! Was an honor to be in this round with you! xox

  4. I could sleep for yeeeears in this room. N’es ce pas? And what I love most is that even though this was a design challenge, you made a room that looks less design-oriented than it was (and it was beautiful) and more a true extension of you. Lovely.

  5. So calm, peaceful, elegant, sophisticated, refreshing. It may just be my favorite. The look of it is like when someone says a woman has effortless style. Bravo! Want to come do mine, lol!

  6. Ally, this is lovely. That wallpaper looks amazing and I definitely would not want to leave this room. I think the bed is my favorite part, but all the elements are stunning.

  7. Congrats on your first ORC! This room is totally fabulous. It’s very relaxing. I love everything about it and I so love the wallpaper. It looks really amazing. Thumbs up!

  8. Hi Ally,
    I looove the finished look of your space. The seating by the window is my favorite. I just discovered the ORC and I saw your blog’s name, so I immediately clicked over to see. Great job!

    1. Hi, Hilary! Thanks so much! I can’t believe that was already over a year ago. I had no idea then that we would be moving so I didn’t get to enjoy the space as much as I would have liked. But it was nice while it lasted! 🙂

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