Project by: Kevin Francis Design
It’s been a whirlwind of six weeks, with my first rodeo in the One Room Challenge designer group and my last few weeks of high school! It’s definitely been crazy, but I’ve had so much fun tackling this bedroom makeover. Having the support of such an amazing group of sponsors absolutely made this room shine and let me stretch my limits. It’s so amazing to see how my designs have progressed through each One Room Challenge season, starting with my dad’s back room, then my mom’s living room, and now my dad’s master bedroom… I’m so lucky my parent’s let me redecorate all the time! My dad’s bedroom was the last room to be decorated in his home (see the rest of the house on Design*Sponge). His bedroom definitely got the royal treatment with custom drapery, a high-gloss ceiling, and a custom-cut rug. I am thrilled with the final result, and hope you like it as well! A huge thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for believing in me and including me in the designer group this year, and to the other designers and readers who have commented and cheered this project each week. Make sure to check out all of their room reveals below, and the linking participant rooms tomorrow on CIH.
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The campaign nightstands were one of my first picks for the room, because they’re classic, bring some warm wood to the room, and pair perfectly with the mid-century task lamps. I styled this nightstand with Waiting on Martha’s horse match strike, bourbon candle, and a large faceted vase for fresh greens. The bold curtains were one of my biggest design risks in the room, but I’m so glad I took it! The curtain fabric is Futura by Robert Allen, found at a fabulous price at DecoratorsBest.
On the bed, I used classic Matouk sheets with traditional embroidered details for simple hotel-style luxury. I paired them with diamante quilted shams and a coverlet, then added a lumbar pillow made from Trend’s Zebra fabric. The grey nailhead headboard ended up pairing perfectly with the curtains, and its low profile kept it from blocking too much of the window.
I absolutely adore the floor mirror from Bassett Mirror Company. It feels a little old-world which adds some great character to the room, not to mention the fantastic presence it has with its size (it’s over seven feet tall)! As you can see below, the Luna chandelier was key to providing a well-proportioned focal point to the room, and it has a contemporary style that looks incredible against the blue ceiling. The high-gloss paint on the ceiling from Farrow & Ball was definitely a key piece to the room, and the little bit of reflection expands the room tremendously. I used Wevet on the walls, with their classic matte finish for a clean white slate. All the painting was made possible by Purdy’s amazing extension pole, rollers, and brushes!
Two more faceted vases make a great pair on this side of the bed, and the brass urchin brings some a gold accent to the bedside. There’s really nothing like having flowers next to you when you fall asleep and wake up!
I found the perfect blue print to complement the curtains from ArtStar, and paired it with a framed Instagram I took this past summer on a trip with my dad. Both pieces have an energizing shade of bright blue and make a great pair. I love bringing a personal touch to the art, and a square Instagram shot makes great wall art when it’s framed by Framebridge.
I loved creating this corner vignette for my dad to sit down with a book. I curated a gallery wall of photography, collage, and painting prints from Minted that feels collected and eclectic with the assortment of subjects and frame types. I love their new gold metal frame, which, surprisingly, looks fantastic next to the silver mirrored frame of my oversized Framebridge print. It’s actually one of my own photos, which makes it a special addition to the corner. It’s hard to see all of the pieces in the gallery wall, so you can shop them all in the widget below:
I probably wouldn’t have guessed a big leather chair would end up in my project if you’d asked me six weeks ago (especially since I took out the two red leather armchairs in the before pictures), but this chair from Lazzaro Leather combines the comfort and sentimentality of a leather armchair with sleek brass and a lithe modern look.
If you love my brass and marble table lamp as much as I do, you’ll want to follow along on Instagram since I’ll be giving one away in the next couple of weeks! I also will be sharing a great giveaway with Waiting on Martha so you can get your very own wooden glasses holder (isn’t it hilarious?). Don’t forget that you can use code THOUSWELL at checkout for 20% off!
The blue Trina Turk pillow has become one of my favorite accents – I love the geometric design and the great colors. It was perfect for bringing the blue over to this side of the room, and it’s almost uncanny how much it matches the chair with its brownish-gold lines. The footed side table is also a fun element over here; my dad calls it the ‘elephant foot’ table!
Here’s a closeup of the dreamy wool Violetta rug from Karastan. It’s exactly what I hoped it would be – a warm shade of gray that’s neutral but not too creamy. The hand-drawn look is contemporary and provides a subtle pattern that’s not overbearing in the room. Right now is a great time to purchase because it’s National Karastan Month, which means you get the lowest prices of the season, special financing, and up to a $1000 rebate on your order!
Many of you commented on the bench in my design plan, which I love because it was a Target find! It’s part of Threshold’s summer collection which I shared here, that includes so much great rattan and mid-century inspired pieces. It’s hard to believe this woven bench was under $100!
Last but not least, I tackled the ugly closet curtain situation with the help of Lowes’ home brand Allen+Roth. Bringing the curtains up to the ceiling emphasizes the ceiling height and creates a more elegant look. The black hardware has a classic finial shape and I used the same curtain rod and clips for the curtains behind the bed as well. I chose solid curtains to blend into the wall, but the ripples in the fabric soften the corners of the room.
It’s hard to believe that I won’t be running over to my dad’s house with my photo equipment and styling materials each week now, but I’m so glad to see the space come together and finally be finished! What’s your favorite part of the room?
Product for my One Room Challenge was sponsored by the following brands: AllModern, ArtStar, Bassett Mirror Company, Bellacor, Crystorama, DecoratorsBest, Farrow & Ball, Framebridge, Joss & Main, Karastan Rugs, Lamps Plus, Lazzarro Leather, Lowes, Minted, Purdy, and Waiting on Martha. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!