It’s here, it’s here! I’m so excited to share the reveal of our multipurpose den space, where we wanted to combine a casual hangout space, a workout room, and a guest bedroom when needed. We made over this space for the One Room Challenge, a six week home design challenge to work on any space (or for some, spaces!) and document it along the way!
Let’s start back at the very beginning, and share the before photos!
We had the floors updated to match the rest of the house prior to the challenge, but everything else was tackled in these last few weeks! If you want to start from the beginning, here are links to each week, but if you’d prefer to skip ahead to the pretty photos, let’s get to it!
Our biggest projects this time around were that plaid wall, the Murphy bed and custom headboard and repairing a damaged dresser.
The wall is probably my favorite part of the entire room – we went back and forth so many times on what to do, but I had this dream of a plaid wall from the very beginning. After seeing an amazing inspiration image from the talented Studio McGee mid project, I did my own take on it and am so glad that we went that route! I swear it’s the next fun molding trend – at least I hope it is because I love it and want to put it everywhere!
That dresser was also a super last minute addition (as in I picked up the tile and did it all this week!). I found it in the damaged section of a Crate and Barrel outlet store and it was missing it’s original marble top. I LOVED the idea of all of the storage for bedding and workout gear, so brought it home and tried to come up with a plan. Attempt A was to add a high gloss white finish on it, but that plan failed, so adding marble back to the piece through tile ended up being the winning choice!
Last but not least was this headboard! The Murphy bed was just open when we installed it, so the backdrop was the painted wall. I wanted to create a ribbed headboard look to add some extra texture, so made a series of frames with cheap lumber, and used inexpensive curtain panels from Homegoods as my upholstery fabric. It was a bit of a project with the math to make it fit perfectly, but I think it’s so much more exciting to look at then a blank wall so was totally worth it!
She has certainly come a long way from when we first got the keys, and I can’t wait to get our Peloton bike back up and running! All of our gear is stored in the drawers and closet, so it’s a super easy swap to go from our every day workout room, to a guest room when we need to sleep extra people.
I’m so excited about my new view while taking classes! The art is all from our travels and honeymoon, and adds a little personal touch.
And that’s a wrap on this room! If you liked this series, be sure to check out all of the other amazing participants and designers over on the One Room Challenge blog, and a few of our past ORC projects below!
And for the grand finale of what seems like every challenge (she’s quite the sleepy model around here), here’s a sleeping dog picture of our sweet girl who forever tests out each and every rug we bring into the house. Spoiler alert, they’ve all passed.