Green tufted headboard with blue trio bedding and gold lamp on Thou Swell @thouswellblog


Last week I introduced Julia’s bedroom project during week two of the spring 2017 One Room Challenge (I was a week late this season), but I’m up and running and have some good sneak peeks of the textiles in the room to share today. After settling on a dramatic tufted velvet headboard for the room, I set out to bring some pattern and whimsy to the room with the bedding, rug, and roman shades. The bedding is one of my favorites with a classic, three-line border embroidery from Annie Selke that I used in my dorm room as well. This time around I chose a bright French blue for the color to bring in some classic blue and white. I took a DIY approach with the drapery in the room and sourced these sheets for a pattern without the hefty pricetag (a King sheet was just the right length and width when cut in half)! My mother helped line them, and the window was professionally finished off with a woven wood shade from The Shade Store. On the other window, a larger-scale pattern in a blue-grey takes center-stage. Oh, and don’t miss the glamorous ArtHide hide rug – just click below to see these additions to the room!



Winding Leaves in Lapis roman shade from The Shade Store on Thou Swell @thouswellblog
The Shade Store custom roman shades in Hampton 1 and Winding Leaves (Lapis) for the One Room Challenge on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

You can see some of the samples I chose between for these roman shades in my post from The Shade Store showroom in Atlanta, where I finalized all my choices. I also settled on cordless shades, and boy is it easy to move these up and down the window! These shades are so vital, especially in our rental with these horrible aluminum sliding windows. By placing the shades and curtains closer to the ceiling, it also elevates the ceiling height with the visual weight moved upwards! They will also make it so much easier for my sister to sleep in as the morning sun is especially strong on this side of the house.

Gold patterned hide rug from ArtHide on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

ArtHide’s glamorous Isola hide rug definitely takes makes a statement on the floor. I added this piece to the room last minute but I’m liking how it brings the metallic motif to the floor and how it’s organic shape will help connect the bed and desk area. Plus, I’m always a fan of how durable hide rugs are!

Annie Selke French blue trio bedding on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Here’s another shot of Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill Trio bedding with Euro pillows and a lumbar across the bed. The blue and white border is just so classic! I can’t wait to bring you more details of the room next week. Check in with the rest of the linking participants to see what how all of the room transformations are coming along on Calling it Home!


Product for my One Room Challenge was sponsored by the following brands: Annie Selke, ArtHide, Framebridge, Minted, PrettyPegs, The Shade Store, Shelby Dillon, West Elm, and World Market. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

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  1. Kristin Strickler Cadwallader wrote:

    Oh, I love all the details! This is going to be beautiful, Kevin! xo

    Posted 4.21.17 Reply
  2. Julie Nichols wrote:

    I love the bedding and the shades are gorgeous! It all so so beautiful already I can’t wait to see it all finished!
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

    Posted 4.20.17 Reply
  3. Janna wrote:

    It looks amazing already!! Love the window treatments! I started a week late too and am trying to play catch up! Time flies!

    Posted 4.20.17 Reply
  4. Ron Carrier wrote:

    Love the bedding! Great choice. I love seeing the progress.

    Posted 4.20.17 Reply