One Room Challenge, Week 5


One more week to go!!!

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the great drapery debate last week! As of right now, I’m leaning with the majority to keep the drapes off. We (including me!) will have to wait until the reveal next week to see if I change my mind…..


So this week, the carpet from Karastan arrived as scheduled and she’s a beauty! I chose Wool Opulence Carpet in Ivory Tusk and it is even more luxurious than I had envisioned. (What an improvement over the jute that was there before!)


It is made of pure New Zealand wool which is known for being raised, produced and derived in an environmentally responsible manner. More and more, that is something I try very hard to be mindful of as a consumer. I also love that wool is a non-allergenic fiber that is renewable and biodegradable. And since Karastan wools are also known for their durability I know we are going to enjoy it for years to come.


If you have been considering new carpet, it is currently National Karastan Month through November 8th which means the lowest prices of the season on all luxury Karastan carpets like mine. In addition, they are offering a rebate of up to $1,000 which can can be downloaded here.

Also, don’t miss out on the National Karastan Month sweepstakes which ends tomorrow. You could win an 8×10 area rug or up to $1,000 off a SmartStrand Silk carpet.

So here is the room after the carpet was rolled out. Along with the wallpaper, I then had the perfect canvas…..


With the walls and floor taken care of, it was time to start putting the room back together which started with the Woven Accent Bed from ATGStores.


I chose this bed because of its Louis XVI vibe, a style that I’ve always loved, but with clean enough lines so as not to be too feminine. It was very simple to assemble. It was very simple for the husband to assemble. 🙂 Very straightforward, I’m told.


The color of the wood is a very lightly distressed off-white and it works perfectly with my overall design plan. The rattan adds another layer of texture which I think is really important in a neutral space.


With the bed in place, I tried out the antique nightstands but they were just too traditional so I decided to stick with the existing ones which you can kind of see here…..


I’m now trying to figure out the placement of the sconces which is proving to be trickier than I thought. I want to make sure they are not too low to be in the way but not so high that they look awkward. I’ve been looking around for images of bedrooms using sconces but they’re not helping me at all…..





But I’m working it out as we speak and am hoping to get it all sorted out by tonight…..


After that, there’s nothing left to do other than accessorize! I really want the room to be minimal and calm without too much stuff.  So other than the painting that was originally over the bed (above), I have no idea what the finishing touches are going to be yet. There may be a lot of running around to local shops in the next few days. Or not. I just have no idea….. HALP!

I’ll share how it all unfolds on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) so please join me there – if you’d like to see me pull my hair out. And I’ll see you here next week for the big reveal! If you are new to FTRB, you can catch up on the first four weeks here: Week 1Week 2Week 3 and Week 4. Now I’m off to see how the other participants are doing on their rooms…..


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

(Photos: 1-6, 11.FROM THE RIGHT BANK 7.Est 8.Decorpad 9.Vogue Australia 10.Veranda)

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