If you’ve never heard of the One Room Challenge, lovingly referred to as ORC (aka the-best-two-times-of-the-year), you’re in for a treat today. One of those two-times-of-the-year is NOW (yes!) and we’ve got a good one to share with you. For those that don’t know, here’s the gist: design bloggers sign up to commit to completely revamping a room in their home in six weeks (sometimes involving hefty renovations), sharing the results week by week with their readers (and anyone following the challenge). I, Julie, stumbled upon this visual feast of a project earlier last week, and think we all need to take a moment to pause and stare deeply at this room ’cause, um, can you say “details?” Every inch of this space has been meticulously thought out by designers Austin Carrier and Alex Mutter-Rottmayer from Hommeboys.
This now master suite used to be their office. I know this because I read all about the process on their blog and you can, too, here. The transformation is so impressive, from all-white walls open to the rest of the apartment to dark and dramatic. This beautiful space was introduced to me via a DM from none other than our lovely Caitlin saying and I quote “this headboard has me DECEASED.” Agreed, lady!
We have all seen our fair share of amazing feature headboard walls but this one is miles above the rest. The intricate design, mix of fabrics and integrating that beautiful Rejuvenation mirror (photo below), I am truly impressed. And I just have to share with you this part of their blog post regarding the headboard design:
“…but we had sooo many arguments over fabric that it was quite the headache getting on the same page. Austin wanted patterns patterns patterns and Alex wanted velvets with absolutely no patterns. Do you want to know the secret to working with your partner without trying to murder them? Lots of alcoh…compromise. We decided on striped fabric for the pill shapes in our headboard and velvet for the bendy parts which made both parties very happy. Honestly, contention sometimes breeds the best results because you have to think outside of your comfort zone.”
Did I mention they are also hilarious writers? Again, do yourself a favor and read their posts.
Once you are ready to finally peel your eyes off that headboard, you then realize that they not only Roman clay-ed their walls with a beautiful green from Portola Paint but also wallpapered the ceiling in that amazing Milton & King crane print. They truly thought about every aspect of the space, how to draw your eye and stop your heart on every wall.
Now let’s talk about the other side of the room which balances out the statement headboard wall. The natural elements from the caning on the credenza and those arched pocket doors (WHAT?!?) and Valley of the Yosemite on their Frame TV to the literal nature (the tree) in the room create a calm moment before entering the master bath (get ready).
But before we all metaphorically enter the bath, eye spy the cutest footed planter by designer Carmen Ellis. The level of craftsmanship in her pieces is unreal and much appreciated by us all.
No, that door does not have a glass panel and yes, they did say on their Instagram Stories that they just walk through the opening. In said stories, they mentioned that right before revealing the space, the caning on the bathroom door broke so eventually this door will match the bedroom one.
The use of minimal finishes in the bath makes it truly feel like you stepped into a spa. And I could not believe it when they said that the art above the tub is a painting and not a print. I know, it is so realistic looking. It’s by a local artist in the Sonoma County area (where this home is located), Tati Holt.
They designed and custom-built this vanity by using leftover flooring, so smart! Read more about the details about this piece and those arched double pocket doors right…here.
Oh yeah, they also backed those doors with a deep blue velvet and by the way, this space is in a barn. It is safe to say that I am in love with this room(s) but are you? Leave all your thoughts, questions and comments below about this October’s One Room Challenge by Hommeboys. Would you wallpaper your ceiling? Put crushed velvet on your doors? Die to simply see this room in person?? Let’s talk.