Thursday, November 7, 2013

The reveal-ORC linking participant


 Linda, from Calling it Home is the brainchild of this endeavor.
 Oh Linda! what a six weeks it has been! Thank you for hosting and giving everyone a chance to delve into the fun of the ORC
Let's recap.
I wanted to create a dual use room that is an inviting guest room, when needed and a personalized space for my 18 year old son who is away at college majoring in music business . The look needed to be masculine with an eclectic mix of mid-century modern and boho elements yet cohesive.
Two inspiration pics
I also wanted a kickin' gallery wall.
The challenges for me were to avoid anything feminine or ridiculously out of place. I kept reaching for candle holders and Chinoiserie elements or a plant (even funnier if you know me). Most 18 year old guys aren't into candles and/or blue and white porcelain and he will be using this room most.

One of the most fun aspects for me, after the artwork (highlighted in week 5), was choosing the lighting. I got really lucky and that story is in week 4.
Walmart pillow...who knew!?
Week 3 was all about panic but I showed off my happy vintage goodies in week 2
Without further ado...





Ideally, this will be a place for guitars and playing

Little glass tray for his guitar picks


Mmmmm...sleepy.



 I am in love with this desk and chair.


Each area contains a reference to music or music studies.




You might recognize this hat from the painting of my son.



The gallery wall.



I did manage one sort of last minute DIY.

 I took this 20 year-old Ikea bookshelf and AS chalk painted it in Paris gray


I used a mini foam roller to save time and it worked brilliantly.


Then I fell into styling hell and prayed to Sherry, the goddess of shelf styling but as you can see she did not come to help. LOL!

I must say, I am thrilled with this room and it turned out more 18 year-old son than guest room but that's OK.
Now I think I will christen this room with a cozy nap.
Below is my source list if its not on here I already had it or its vintage.

Source list

Kantha quilt--Etsy
Duvet cover--Overstock.com
Navy shams--Homegoods
Round pillow on bed-- eBay
Bedskirt--eBay
Desk and Shagreen nightstand--Target
Gray lacquer tray--JcPenney
Chrome and Lucite lamp--Homegoods
Vintage lamp--Etsy
Custom portrait by Sam Kimura--Etsy
Large abstract--Kerry Steele
Linen curtains--Ikea
Bamboo shades--Lowes
Round cushion for stool--Target.com


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59 comments:

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Beautifully done, Kerry! I love all the art on the wall as well as the woven shades and all the accessorizing. The wall color is amazing.

Cathy Wall said...

Kerry, I am guessing your college boy will be thrilled when he comes home to see his room so perfectly transformed. And I think any guess twill feel welcomed into a room with such a hip and pulled together vibe, it is fabulous!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Kerry this is a fantastic room! Love your bedding, that desk chair! the mid century pieces, the wall color! Fantastic!!!!! He will love it. Your art is perfect and that gallery wall amazing.
xo Nancy

Kim said...

Kerry I love it! I am loving the dark wall color, so warm and masculine and fresh!! The gallery wall and your art? Well ... simply stunning!! xo

mrs. V | Chez V said...

that gallery wall with the portraits is just so stunning. bravo - great transformation!

SHERRY HART said...

Kerry girl....that room is way cool. You did a great job and I love the gallery wall! It has such a nice eclectic feel to it which is so me! You worried way too much about the styling....you nailed it!

Traci Hutton said...

The desk and chair are my favorite, but the whole room is fabulous!!

Kristen Alcorta said...

It looks terrific! Love the gallery wall. Tons of detail everywhere. I'm sure your son will love it!

charmaine said...

Looks great Kerry! Love the gallery wall and I'm sure your son will love it!

Vel Criste said...

Really cool space - you can tell an artist's son sleeps here! I love the manly and cool vibe of the space. From the gallery wall, the little details of the accessories, you managed to pull off a stylish young man's retreat!!!!! Apartment therapy would love this space! CHEERS!!!!!!

Alyson said...

It looks so great! Can't believe you got that pillow at Walmart! So perfect with the chair. I also love the light on the desk.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

great job kerry! looks perfect for your son! i love the target side table in there - what a great touch!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This room is perfect. It met all of your requirements and then some. I really love that sweet hat from the portrait and then on the book. You styled it perfectly. It looks very inviting and interesting. Still jealous over that chair.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

You have such a talent! That gallery wall is one of my favorites ever. I don't know how you managed to make a room chic enough for a guest room and masculine enough for you son, but you pulled it off. And by the way, that chair - dying over it....

Karena Albert said...

Kerry I love this room and I know your son will be thrilled when he is home spending time there! LOve your gallery wall!!

xoxo,
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

such a cool room Kerri! I bet your son is thrilled to come home and sleep in this room. The gallery wall is my favorite part!

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

Ok that's it. I need a room in my house with that wall color - first and foremost. THEN, I NEED a gallery wall. You have inspired me! Great work!

Lisa Mende said...

This looks amazing! I adore everything you do!!! That painting over the console is to die for. LOVE!!!!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow, Kerry!! It's exactly what you hoped for!! I love the dark walls, gallery wall, and the desk, chair and lamp together are SO fabulous!!

Stacey said...

This space is very cool and any college aged young man would be happy here! I love how it seems to exude the essence of your son(though I don't know him). However, the personal touches and your choices seem personal to what he would like. I am an earthy type of person and that wall colour beckons to me all the time I see it. You did a fantastic job!

An Urban Cottage said...

Love it all! The gallery wall is great.

Kimber McGallagher said...

This room is amazing, Kerry. That gallery wall...wowza. Such talent! I love that hat. Precious.

michele said...

you're an artist goddess AND a genius. i adore what you've done. that gallery wall is killer.

hope you'll have a moment to stop by and see what i have been creating: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-art-giveaway.html

smiles to you.

michele
hello lovely

Jessica said...

Love it! The textiles, the gallery wall--it's all perfect together. I will have to go check out the pillow section at Wal-Mart; who knew indeed. I love that the hat from the painting is in the room, what a great touch!

Mary Jo said...

I love it, so many great touches and that bamboo/rattan chair is everything!

xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

This is one of those rooms you feel instantly cooler just by standing in it! Very hip, great job.

Kate Decorates said...

What a room! You are very talented - love the navy with the gallery wall. And that desk area is my favorite too. Great job!

Calypso In The Country said...

Such a cool room! Love the colors and the gallery wall!
-Shelley

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Your gallery wall is amazing! Love how everything turned out. The desk with the lamp and that chair is drool-worthy. You did a great job!

My Notting Hill said...

This is a terrific bedroom!! Love it all - you must be so pleased. The wall color is gorgeous and sets off all your artwork beautifully.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

I love the eclectic feel of this space kerri and your attentions to detail amazes me... everything is a reference or ode to his music. You always have a leg up on the rest of us because your artwork is always the scene stealer! amazing. what a cool room.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

That gallery wall - dying!!! Such a great and handsome space. you done good!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

of course I should've known you'd have a killer gallery wall! love all of the art! it's amazing! love that chair and walmart pillow (huh!?, never would've guessed!) and your last minute diy looks fab! awesome job!!!!!!

Windlost said...

Love it all. You're a genius. Love the wall colour and the bed is gorgeously done up and the art is all so nice. Beautifully done and I am sooo impressed!!! Definitely inviting and I wanna come for a nap. Xo. Terri

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Kerry, I love the color on your wall and that gallery wall - amazing!! It's a fabulous space for both your son and guests……so cozy and inviting!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Terrific job! Love the wall color and gallery wall. And that chair! Love!

Carol said...

That gallery wall is fabulous and the wall color?? Oh my! It's to die for! Love it! I'm sure your son will enjoy the space as will your guests (when they can kick him out - LOL!) Love the space and you did a fabulous job!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great job, Kerry! I love all of it especially the gallery wall and desk area.

karen said...

Love it! I'm sure I missed the detail somewhere, but what is the wall color? It's exactly what I've been looking for - Thanks!

willowinteriors said...

What a great room! So warm and inviting! Love the colors and that gallery wall is to die for! Well Done!

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

I love so much about this room, especially the dark wall color! I have such a hard time getting dark colors to work on my walls, but your color turned out beautifully! Great job!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

You nailed it! The gallery wall is perfect! And I'm dying over that nightstand! Great job!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

I Love the abstract paintings...thanks for sharing : )

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Your gallery wall looks just like your inspiration pic. I love everything about this room - especially the wall color. Cheers for a job well done!

erin williamson said...

Fantastic! I love the wall color, gallery wall, amazing home goods lamp, fab art... ok. All of it!

Tricia said...

It all looks amazing Kerri - I absolutely love the gallery wall! Great job!

Vel Criste said...

Hi Kerry! just needed to let you know that I have your room as one of my ORC faves featured today in my blog! http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2013/11/my-orc-faves.html

theblondebargain said...

I would love to stay in this guest room, it doesn't look to 18 YO boy at all! Great job on the gallery wall!

-Claire

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