About a month ago I headed out to HighPoint, NC with 8 other bloggers to take part in the Design Dash hosted by La-Z-boy, and it was SO MUCH FUN! What’s the Design Dash, you ask?! Well, they gave us 30 min to run through their HUUUUGE showroom tagging everything that we thought we would need to design a room. It was so crazy! We were handed a picture of the room as the 30 minutes began, and I totally lucked out because my space was STUNNING, look at those ceilings! I had no idea how 30 minutes was going to be enough time, but honestly everything I picked in the first 10 min went into my room and the rest got cut, shows that you should listen to your first instincts in design! The next day we had about 4 hours to style our room, and LOVE how mine turned out. EVERY thing in this room is from La-Z-boy, can you believe it?!? I want to transport this room to my Barnhouse renovation.
Ok, now the best news, if you vote for my room design HERE, you are entered for a chance to win $15,000 in furniture from La-Z-Boy, so you can have your room look like this, AAAAAHHHH!!!! Go vote now! It only takes a few minutes!!!
Check out more about my room in this cute video!
This mirror was a SHOWSTOPPER! The scale was amazing with the tall ceilings and the gold brought the right amount of warmth to the room.
I am in love with the fabric on the Bellevue High Swivel chairs! I am getting this same pattern put on a Chair and a half for my latest renovation.
This charred root coffee table was stunning and was perfect to ground the center of the room. They also had it in natural wood, which I loved and if I had to do it all over again, I might have picked.
I loved how this little faux leather ottoman was stylish and multi-functional as a side table or could be swung around to put your feet up on.
This solid wood desk had a antique feel that fit the room perfectly. I styled it up with old letters and can picture this in the office of the Barnhouse!
For all the shopping details and the voting head HERE!! The contest ends TODAY so make sure you get your vote in for the chance to win $15,000 worth of furniture from La-Z-Boy!!! Which is amazing because everything in my room can be found at their stores!!! Now if only the vaulted ceilings came with the furniture! Thanks to La-z-Boy for including me in this year’s Design Dash, it was an absolute blast!
Last Summer, I showed you all my bathroom makeover here, and when I posted that I was thinking of redoing it on @ispydiy Instagram, a lot of you though I was crazy, but I wanted the bathroom to be a little calmer, plus the since the 125 year old walls are not straight, and the wallpaper had a couple gaps that were driving me insane! To fix that, I did a board and batten treatment on the lower part of the wall, tutorial here, and just wallpapered the top. I used Chasing Paper’s removable wallpaper, so the removing the old stuff was SUPER simple, it pealed right off. I picked the Botany print because it’s softer and felt super calming…read on for details or head to the end of the post for shopping credits!
I went back and forth on the color of the board and batten, I like this soft gray by Behr – Statuesque, but thought it might be too boring, so got a few samples of bolder grays, peaches and pinks, but all seemed to intense next to the hexagon floors and the white door trim. I should have trusted my first instinct because I ended up going back and getting at gallon of Statuesque, and I LOVE it! It’s hard to tell in the pictures, but it’s a little darker then the trim, which is Ultra White by HGTV for Sherwin Williams, and works beautifully with the clay background of the wallpaper and the gray floors.
Two updates in the room that I am SO HAPPY with are the little stool in the corner and the new art. The Tana stool is from Article and is just so beautiful. I actually ended up getting two more for the livingroom and added a wax and oil coat on them, but left the one in the bathroom au natural because I love the softer wood tone. And the art from Society 6 tied the whole bathroom together! I just love this one, called Bath, and the floral art, Spring, a few photos down, the colors were perfectly muted.
My guest room makeover is done…for now! Ha! It’s funny how when we were shooting the HGTV pilot, I was able to stage this entire house in a day, but now it takes me 2 months to makeover one room. I’m sure it’s because the pressure is off, and I am trying to put things I truly love in the space. For all those that were following the process of putting up the board & batten wall treatment on IG, stay tuned because I will be doing a tutorial in another post AND tomorrow I will be showing you the steps for the faux map drawer dresser. Today, you’ll get all the credits and steps for one of my favorite parts of the room, the barn wood ledge that I made with Minwax! Pretty sure I will restyle that shelf once a week, but I wanted to show you it’s current state…well actually I have restyled it since taking these pictures…but is a room ever really done?! Credit after each picture, if I miss anything, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you with a source!
I had matching night stands, but wanted the room to feel a bit more eclectic, so switched them out for this little side table on one side, and a stump on the other (below). Since it’s a guest room, I was not too conserned with bedside storage.
First I had a desk in the space, but ultimately need more storage for off-season clothes, so gave a Target dresser a makeover to look like a map drawer (steps coming tomrw). I am super happy with how this corner of the room functions now. And I have a place to display the thrifted art I have been collecting!
And HOW BEAUTIFUL are these flowers! My friend Jamie from Sweven Floral arranged them for me and I wish I could freeze them in time!
The room is tiny, but the ceiling is vaulted, to this wall is SUPER tall, and I thought it would be fun to have a big piece of art to show it off. I worked with Colleen O’Connor, and she cutomized this beautiful work of art for the room. She even used the wall color – BEHR Hostaleaf so it would tie together. I LOVE it!
I have been making a point to shop more at the amazing local boutiques popping up all over Milwaukee! The little pitcher and cup set are from Orange & Blue. You must stop in there!
I just love seeing the reflection of the art in the mirror when you walk in the room! And the wood I used as a shelf was such an amazing find. It’s an old piece of barnwood, full of nails and holes and so much character! And since the room is so small, I like that it did not stick out too far, and fit perfectly in the 6in brackets. Steps and supplies after the break… (more…)