11.05.2013

ORC New Bedroom Finale!

Thanks for hanging in there for the 
completion of Tommy's room for
The One Room Challenge
(where twenty bloggers make over a room in six weeks).
The goals for our college aged son's room were to make it:
•  comfortable
•  somewhat masculine
•  classic but fresh with a modern country vibe
•  not spend a lot of money and repurpose furnishings





I might be over-doing the photos here...
but Liana, who made the pillows (I love that girl)
took so many good shots, I couldn't decide.
To recap, the vintage French travel poster 
was a starting point.

I revamped an IKEA pendant to give it more 
of an industrial feel
(total cost about $75).

 Here is the somewhat blah before photo for comparison.

The ticking stripe curtains (an extra long shower curtain)
were bought on Etsy and I already had the convex mirror.

I simply spray painted the lamps black and hand painted
 the chests with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Tommy is at school in Gainesville, Florida, 
but his buddy, Todd, sent him the above photo.

Here is another before photo...

And after...

I arranged the little succulents and shells myself.

The 24" square pillows are made with printed linen from
China Seas (Nitik II) and the bolster is Belgium linen 
with Duralee trim (Whisker Border).
The wall mirror is from IKEA.

Even though this wasn't part of the challenge,
here is Tommy's attached 


This room is on its way to San Francisco.
If you haven't heard, we are moving there for
a fun job opportunity for my husband.
We found an apartment on Russian Hill 
with great bay views on a picturesque 
(but unfortunately noisy) cable car line. 
I just bought a "white noise machine" on
Amazon and will let you know how it works. 
Can't wait to show you the apartment
...its got a few room challenges!
Thanks for visiting...
check out what my friends have completed...


Check out my last One Room Challenge
Here.
Many thanks to Linda from Calling it Home
for allowing me to participate in this awesome series!

85 comments:

  1. This bedroom looks fantastic! I love the striped curtains, the pillows, the beautifully arranged succulents and your gorgeous styling! The attached bathroom also looks fabulous! You did a wonderful job, Mary Ann! I love everything you picked!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  2. OMGosh, to say I love it is an understatement. Fantastic!! Perfection in my favorite combo of black and white. I am sooo impressed. you always use restraint and yet it is still layered. The pillow choices are spot-on. Kudos to you Miss Mary Ann!
    Soon to be a Northern Calif. gal , like ME!
    xo Kathysue

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  3. Wonderful job! Classic, casual and beautiful. Good luck again on your move and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your new place!

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  4. WOW! I am so impressed, I absolutely love it! You have done an outstanding job and it looks like a million dollars....you should be very proud and Tommy so excited to have such a room to come home to. And all this while you are moving...you are impressive!

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  5. Your son must be doing a happy dance. This is truly lovely :-)

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  6. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You rock my dear!! I'm super sad you are leaving it too! But you will do well where ever you go! XO The room came out perfect!!

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  7. The room is fabulous. I was going to say that Tommy is one lucky boy, but then y'all are moving. I cannot wait to see what you come up with in San Fran. I enjoyed your challenge. You nailed it.

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  8. Love your style. Can't wait to follow your adventures in SF. Decorating and otherwise! Best, Beth C.

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  9. I love everything you've done - the bed is divine and this fabulous room is going to look great in San Francisco! Best wishes!!
    Phyllis

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  10. Everything is executed perfectly! Love those pillows on the bed and the mirror above! Such a tailored space!

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  11. Mary Ann,
    You completely hit it out of the park! LOVE. IT. ALL. The painted lamps are totally transformed, the pendant (unbelievable how good that looks), the fabric choices - all good. And just so you know, you can NEVER have too many pictures! HA! M.

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  12. Your style always blows me away Mary Ann, I love this room. The styling is perfect and the choice of bedding and the ticking stripe is perfect. I can't believe youre moving!!!!!! I am sorry, but San Fran, are you kidding? What a fun adventure ahead and I wish you the best in the transition. Your belongings will make your new digs feel like home instantly! Great job!
    xo Nancy

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  13. Well, I'd say mission accomplished!! Black, white and wood is my favorite look and you've done it flawlessly! I love it! ....and that bathroom - yes! Good luck w/the move. I know what you mean. There is a possibility of us moving in the works....bittersweet...both exciting, sad and scary. Can't wait to see your place in San Fran, one of my favorite towns!

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  14. Looks really great! The bedding alone makes a huge difference. And painting the chests really tied it all in. Love it!
    Kristen @ pursuingvintage.com

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  15. Of course I could not love this room more! The neutral vibe has my name on it and those pillows....dying...along with the ticking. Everything about it is so damn awesome. I know you are sad to move but I can't wait to see what you do with your new space:)

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  16. You are the cutest thing! I am in love with this room. You hit every objective on your list. The pillows are fantastic.Every adventure has its positives and negatives. I really do want to hear about your white noise machine. Embrace the change. Personally, I can't wait to watch your life in SF.

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  17. It's just perfect!! Looks amazing...well done! I am so looking forward to seeing your new digs in SF!

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  18. Love this room! You did a fantastic job - what was the source for the round mirror over the bed?

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  19. Perfect! Love the colors and every little detail and I am thinking that this should replicate well in your new place! You do such a great job giving a sophisticated look to a comfortable room, hope your son loves it and good luck in getting your new place pulled together!

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  20. This is beautiful. It looks terrific and restful while still being so sophisticated. Love it!

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  21. Mary Ann, you've done it again! Love the black & white, so classic, and warmed up with the shades and art. The perfect masculine space. It's been so fun to see the transformation of this home, and I look forward to your next one and your adventures in San Francisco. Best wishes as you make the move.

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  22. The Ikea light is really cool! The room is stunning-you are so talented!

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  23. What a terrific bedroom! The poster bed and that light fixture are really fabulous. Love the fabrics and how you handled the tv wall too. So many ideas here!

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  24. Mary Ann,
    Tommy's room is great. I love the simplicity and style. It's amazing how adding the bed posts and pillow ticking just made the bed. I also like the way the chests turned out...they have a modern feel, but the details are classic. Great job. I know it will be fun to hear from you once you've moved and get settled, it will be like a virtual tour of San Francisco while you makeover your apartment.
    xo,
    Karen

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  25. WOW! That room would make me move back in with you forever if I were Tommy. Love every detail of it :)

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  26. It's your gorgeous signature style, Mary Ann! I love the Ikea pendant, and your diys on the dressers and lamps turned out amazing!! Beautiful details throughout! Oh, and that gallery wall around the tv is perfection, too!

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  27. This is so beautiful! I'm very, very impressed! Congrats on the move and best of luck!

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  28. Oh my my! Fantastic job. One of the most impressive things for me is how you embraced the " big black box" that we all have and try to hide. Your wall of photos is genius. Flat screens are very much a part of our lives now and you made this wall simply wonderful. Excellent.
    Sharon
    @novaraway

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  29. Beautiful room and I'd be sad to leave as well. My favorites is the overhead light and the shams. We almost used that trim in another colorway for a client but the $$ got a bit too much with the amount we needed for the particular project. Love it!

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  30. Wonderful Mary Ann! Yes, I love spray paint too… And the bathroom: well, it's gorgeous too.
    btw: I slept every night with white noise when we lived on Columbus Ave. in NYC. It DOES help!

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  31. Truly an amazing job, Mary Ann. I love every single thing you have done here. I know that your son is happy.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  32. Mary Ann, of course the room is stunning! Love that poster of Normandy. May need to find that myself since I just visited there. Oh, I can't wait to see your new digs.

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  33. Mary Ann,

    You did a fantastic job on this room...love the pillows and the chests came out great. At least you get to bring the room with you after all your hard work!

    I purchased a white noise machine from Amazon a few years ago. (due to neighbor noise) Wonder if it's the same one? :) I wear ear plugs too. If only I could sleep through stuff like my husband!

    Linda in S.D.

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  34. Looks amazing, love all the neutral tones, you made it look so sophisticated!

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  35. Tommy must have been so surprised...it looks wonderful....love the black and white theme and the pillows are amazing...

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  36. Fabulous, I love this! Everything works so well!!!
    What a relaxing space!
    Best,
    Karolyn

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  37. Perfect classy man's room Mary Ann!!!! This is a great example of how you could add elegance to a man's room. Love how the windows look like wall art when the blinds are down! But overall, I would not change a thing in this space! Can't wait to see how this space gets 'transferred' to your new digs! More rooms and challenges for you to tackle which I know, you will handle with grace! Good luck with the move dear! And congratulations for a job well done!

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  38. Well....I don't even need to look at all the other room to know that yours is my favorite and definitely the winner! It is nothing short of perfect and I want it to be in my house! Can I steal all your ideas for my guest bedroom? I keep saying the same thing, but EVERY detail is perfection! Liana's pillows are to die for, she IS the pillow queen! LOVE...LOVE...LOVE it! But the best photo is of you sitting in the completed room! I can't wait to see your new SF digs...I know they will be just as wonderful and then some! Thank you for all your inspiring posts! xoxo Gail

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    1. Oh....and YES, mission most certainly accomplished!!!!!

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  39. ok - im over here dying. i love this space. the pillows, the pattern. i LOVE IT. the fixture works so perfectly too! great great job mary ann!

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  40. Mary Ann, what an amazing transformation. You were really able to show how to transform a space without breaking the bank. This is totally an A+ project!!!!

    How exciting to be moving to San Francisco. Can't wait to see how you transform your new home. Best wishes to you.

    I am also relocating from Southern California to Santa Barbara county. I've lived here all of my adult life and am totally nervous about the move. Here's to new adventures. :)

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  41. love it, I can't believe that light from ikea with that rope. it's just fabulous. and the bed with the posts. your styling is amazing! great transformation! I've got to zhush up my space for the linking reveal tomorrow!!!

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  42. I think you've succeeded fabulously! Such a handsome space and it feels fresh. I really love those paintings in the bathroom too. Such an unexpected pool of vibrant color. Good luck with the move Mary Ann!!

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  43. Mission accomplished for sure!! It is all I dreamed it would be. :) I'm lusting after those pillows - the trim on that bolster is sooo good. Congrats!!!

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  44. Mission totally accomplished!! What an incredible room. I'm loving that black and white. And those succulents! Great job!!

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  45. I LOVE IT!
    But, I love everything you do!!!
    I cannot wait until you arrive in the Bay Area!
    Maybe we can collaborate on some designs. I have some exciting news to share with you...
    Please give me call whenever you get a minute!
    Congrats on another excellent transformation my friend!
    xo

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  46. Mary Ann you never disappoint! Tommy's room looks fantastic! Liana's pillows are so gorgeous, as usual! The fabrics....yikes, so great! Liana's photos too....girl is amazing!

    Can't wait to see the new city digs! Hope you are doing well :) xo

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  47. Congratulations on your move! I think this room will make the transfer with grace, although I am shedding a tear at the thought of leaving that gorgeous bathroom...

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  48. This room looks so amazing! I love everything you did there, the bed looks amazing with those pillows and the black and white curtains! Good luck on your move!

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  49. It is stunning, Mary Ann. What a difference the draperies make and love the pillows. You have done an amazing job!! Can't wait to hear all about the move...

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  50. Amazing makeover! I love how the room is completely neutral, but still bright and interesting. I bet your son will love it! And congrats on the move...San Francisco...how fun! :)

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  51. It's so good!! Masculine but with nice restful elements, layered and chic. LOVE that pendant. It really adds a lot to the room. The textiles are perfect too.

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  52. Such an amazing transformation!! Yes, I would definitely say mission accomplished!! Best of luck with your move... I cannot wait to see your new home!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  53. A perfect room for a young man. It is masculine without being over the top. I love all the elements in this space.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  54. It looks great! He may not want to leave when he comes home!

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  55. Gorgeous!! Just gorgeous! Your fabrics are beautiful and I LOVE the gallery wall!

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  56. Oh my, so well put together Mary Ann! Your objectives were all met and then some. Looks like you and I had the same idea with the IKEA mirror :)

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  57. Oh my gosh, Mary Ann, I am such a fan of black and white and this room sends me to the moon with happiness! Tommy must be so psyched!! I would be freaking out if that were my room. I just love your style and your talent. It's always so fun to see what you do. Good luck with the apartment! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  58. You did a heck of a job! I love how soothing and inviting it is! The gallery wall is my favorite!!

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  59. love the room!!

    My sister just moved to Russian Hill from LA in September! Maybe I'll see you around when I come visit her! (I live in Chicago).

    good luck with the move!

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  60. Such a classy room makeover. And I love the art in the bathroom, too!

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  61. The bedding and the bath are killing me! Great job as always Mary Ann! The black and white color scheme works so well in this room. love.

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  62. Gorgeous gorgeous makeover! I had to keep scrolling back and forth to take it all in. It is truly a beautiful space and I love every detail!
    -Shelley

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  63. Really nice work! Especially love the ticking curtains.
    *The bath is not too shabby, either!
    Congrats on a great ORC!
    alison

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  64. You did such an amazing job with his room and the bathroom is gorgeous!! The ikea pendant with the rope is fantastic. I hope your move goes well, I can't wait to see the new digs!!

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  65. The room looks great! The bedding is perfect, and I love the pop of color from the wall art in the bathroom. Good luck with the move; I look forward to seeing the new apartment!

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  66. Maryann those pillows are beyond wonderful! I love anything with a whisker detail! Good luck in your new home...you chose the right area! So many great restaurants and shops within walking distance!

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  67. Dear MaryAnn, I love your new room reveal. The bedding and accessories are perfect with your fabric choices!

    It was hard for me to leave San Diego; however I am so fortunate to be near family and you will grow to love Russian Hill!

    Visit when you can as I am having major blog issues and my posts are not coming through to anyone's list when I publish!

    xoxo,
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

    xoxo,
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  68. Mary Ann,
    This is fabulous! I love your clean, crisp style!

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  69. I have two sons (now grown) so I appreciate the masculine look. The room is fabulous.

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  70. What a room to come home to! And that light fixture is to die for! Love your style!
    ~ www.suburbanbitches.com

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  71. All of it is just lovely. The hacked pendant, the bed, and the pillows are my fav. Good luck with the move!

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  72. In two words: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

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  73. The final result is amazing - Love it! Sorry you guys have to leave but best of luck on your new Adventures by the Bay!!

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  74. Your son's bedroom is so nice! I love the pillows and all the details that tie the room together beautifully. I'm going to miss seeing posts on your Southern CA home (it's so lovely...I'd be sad to leave it too!) but am looking forward to seeing what you do with your new place in San Fran.

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  75. Oh Mary Ann, I love every detail! Those pillows really finished the space and the gallery around the tv is perfect. So glad you will be able to take this room with because it is sooo good! You have wanting to arrange succulents and shells now.

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous room! So warm and inviting and yet elegant at the same time. Love the ticking stripe fabric and the dressers! It's so pretty I'm sure it will be hard to leave it!

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  77. Just found you through the ORC and love how your boys room came together! I was surprised to read that you are moving! I live in the Bay Area...you will love it! What an exciting adventure to live in SF...good luck!

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  78. I love your final room - you did a great job! The pillows are amazing and are the icing on the cake to pull the room together. I also love the pair of chests - I could sure use them in my master!

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  80. WOW, you just pulled off masculine cozy perfection! It's been so fun following along. Excellent job! And good luck in San Fran!!! One of my favorite cities!! -kate

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  81. Holy moly, that is awesome!!! I just bought three of those same lights (the smaller version) at Ikea for our kitchen remodel. LOVE it in the room! The whole thing, including the bathroom, looks amazing. Love it.

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  82. Gorgeous room! Where on ETSY did you source the extra long curtains? Thank you!

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  83. What a beautiful job you did on this room! Brand new reader, found you through Better After. Amazing job. Bookmarking and subscribing!

    XOXO,

    Shannon

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