One Room Challenge- Week 4: Master Bedroom Sitting Area Progress

It’s Week 4 of the ORC and I’ve got some progress, I’ve got some fun things to share, and I’ve got some news. Before we get to the best part of our weekly date, I’ll start by sharing that the One Room Challenge has been extended by a week. We were granted the extension yesterday due to recent events and so many participants enduring unusual circumstances, along with other logistical delays. That means, pencil me in for a Week 7 date because on November 16, I’ll be sharing the entire master bedroom makeover. And will hopefully be able to do it right. I hate the reasons for the extension but y’all, I can’t tell you how relieved I am. I have several key pieces that haven’t even shipped yet – and, things I do have can’t be tackled because some of the outstanding items have to be installed first. We leave next week for our long awaited trip to New England. With the original schedule, I would have stressed about my final items arriving while I was gone, flown back home,  to finish installing, shopped last minute items, shot the room, etc., basically in one day. This extra week is such a gift and the best surprise I could have gotten. One full week between my trip and the reveal to finalize the room. Woo!

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If you missed the first three weeks of progress, you can catch up on the project here:

WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3

See the final reveal HERE.


So, on to the progress since we last chatted. I have been waiting on rugs before starting any setup. I still don’t have them but after feeling stagnant and paralyzed waiting on shipments and deliveries, I decided I didn’t care if I had to re-do areas in a week or so, I was going to advance this room. We still aren’t touching the main bedroom area just yet but I started hauling everything in for the sitting area, and y’all. It makes SUCH a huge difference when you properly use the space. Here’s a look back at the before (on a messy day haha).

And here’s where we are now.

Bedroom Sitting room makeover progress

As a caveat, this area is far from finished. Art is on the way, I don’t have a rug down, I used an interim pillow (HERE) to improvise until my new pillows arrive, window shades are on their way, I haven’t accessorized… well, you get it. Even in this tiny area, there is a lot to accomplish. But, I’m so glad I finally got these big boys out of their boxes to give myself something new to love on. These chairs are oversized. And plush. And everything I wanted. I ordered one with an ottoman (HERE) and one without (HERE).

oversized white chair in the bedroom sitting area

My throw pillows from Tonic Living are scheduled to arrive tomorrow (woo!) and I actually had a slight update to last week’s pairing. I went back and forth between the gray and white vs. black and white flock pillow for these chairs; just before I ordered, I ultimately decided on the black and white. And, good news- all of the pillows below are currently on sale with code FALL15. There are so many delicious patterns and materials. You can check them all out HERE.

Pillow 1 | Pillow 2 | Pillow 3 | Pillow 4

This lamp actually comes as an affordable pair (and in about 56 different colors); I’m still scouting a location for its mate 😉 Because my bedside lamps are more elaborate and I also have this brass floor lamp planned for the sitting area, I went more simple on the table lamp.

Neutral sitting room progress

Speaking of tables, this one is the real deal. It actually shipped via freight in two different pieces- the base as one parcel and the top as another. The base is made of steel and the top is heavy,  solid acacia wood. I feel like if I were going to dance on a table, this would be the one! haha The finish is what has me celebrating with myself the most though; it goes with my RH metal dresser perfectly. It’s one of those finishes that you can’t really tell if it’s brass or bronze or pewter or… it basically goes with it all and ties it all together. Yes!!

Sitting area progress with two oversized chairs

wood and metal side table in sitting nook

Because I was stuck and can’t make shipments show up, I took myself out of the house today and did something I could control. I headed to Home Depot and picked myself up a new snake plant. It was a small thing but anything to shake up the stagnancy is a win for me this week. Ok, I also took myself to HomeGoods and picked up that gray striped throw 😉 (double win)

Style a snake plant in the corner of the room in a basket on top of a garden stool

If you step back from this corner that looks like it’s coming together, you will see the true state of the little nook.

Sitting area progress in one room challenge makeover

My woven shades are also on their way! I went with something much lighter (the Bali White from Select Blinds) so I’m anxious to see how they will turn out. I went with the cordless again – that call on our last set of shades in the guest bedroom was huge! Fingers crossed but I just may have those installed before we head out of town next week.

Select Blinds woven shade sample in bali white

Unless you tune into my Insta-stories, you probably haven’t heard about the bedding selection. Well, it arrived today and even though I could have gone with something totally different, I actually got pieces I already have in other parts of our house. That’s how much I love it haha. I went with the Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover in White (HERE) and the Belgian Flax Linen Diamond Quilt in Flagstone (HERE).

Full disclosure, I was able to snap a quick shot of my camera shy little guy, enjoying “his new spot”…

Shih tzu lounging in oversized chair

but then Maggie was a little jealous of the attention. Basically, it quickly turned into a mini puppy photo shoot.

Bedroom sitting nook progress with a puppy gazing out the window

This has nothing to do with my progress but everything to do with how obsessed I am with my children haha

Pup lounging in bedroom sitting area

Puppy napping in oversized chair in sitting area

If you’re still with me, let’s recap quickly as to what still needs to happen:

  • Install window shades
  • Install rugs
  • Assemble bed
  • Assemble and hang chandelier
  • Receive, assemble, and install nightstands
  • Hang art
  • Have vows re-framed
  • Plan, order, and install barn door (project after the completion of the ORC)
  • Come up with plan to disguise dog bed/toys
  • Come up with plan to hide fan
  • Source and install accessories
  • Steam bedding
  • Hide all lamp and electronic cords

We are so getting there, y’all. Hang with me and I’ll see you back same time, same place for next week’s date. To get the latest updates each week, you can sign up for my emails at the bottom of this post.

A HUGE thank you to my room sponsors,  all of whom I believe in and none whom without I could pull off this transformation!

The Mine, Tonic Living | Minted | Pottery Barn | Select BlindsMetrie | Wayfair 

See the final reveal HERE.

Be sure to check out the other participating bloggers and their project progress on the link-up page HERE. Here is where I am on the new furnishings I am planning.

NOTE: There are a LOT of discounts happening right now! Check the codes with each retailer.

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  1. 10.26.17

    looking so serene already and the puppies agree too!

    • 10.26.17

      Tim, thank you! And yes, although I think they’re a little biased with anything stuffed and fluffed 😉

  2. 10.26.17
    Alisha said:

    I had to check out your post before heading to bed after the link-up- it’s looking awesome! I may be biased by the cute puppies though 😉 I love the new layout for this area in your room- it looks so much more intentional and oh-so-comfy. I feel like that table will hold many a wine glass while you work on posts in your new chair/ottoman! Enjoy your trip

    • 10.26.17

      Alisha, you are too kind! And I agree- so crazy. And, you are so right! I can’t wait to have this cozy spot to add into my work mix! xoxo

  3. 10.26.17
    Wendy said:

    Already in love with everything. I now see why you had so many empty boxes ?

    • 10.26.17

      Wendy, thank you! I’m still waiting on some things but am starting to see the light. While I was collecting boxes but not yet unpacking, things got a little ridiculous. I also need to work on getting some things sold/donated ASAP!

  4. 10.26.17
    Kimberly said:

    You can even make a snake plant look FANTASTIC!!! Girl…you’ve got this! xo-Kimberly

  5. 10.26.17
    JoJo said:


  6. 10.26.17
    Sharon said:

    I love everything and how it’s coming together, but especially love the validation that you’ve got one comfy chair when you fur baby naps on it! Sweet!

  7. 10.26.17
    Kate said:

    This is only one corner of the room and it already looks amazing!

  8. 10.26.17
    terrie said:

    Kelly, I love the new Master Bedroom sitting area. I love the two chairs and ottoman. It is going to look awesome. Can’t wait until November 16!

  9. 10.26.17
    Marguerite said:

    What a difference that white color makes…. and if you think you and your husband will ever sit on those beautiful chairs…forget it! I think the dogs have claimed them for Super Duper Dog Beds! Love how the project is going!

  10. 10.26.17

    Looking good! I love the new set up, as apparently your sweet pups do too 😉

  11. 10.26.17
    Mattox said:

    I enjoy seeing you transform rooms that already look good into even more lovely places. The sitting area is great!

  12. 10.26.17
    Tamara said:

    It looks soooo good Kel! I would kill for a seating area in my bedroom! Gorgeous moldings too! Woohoo!

  13. 10.26.17

    OK, your little sitting area has already undergone a night and day transformation – how is it going to possibly be any better than this?? Love every single furniture and accessory choice you’ve made. This is going to be so good!

  14. 10.27.17
    Charlotte said:

    Love the way your master is coming together. I would so love to redo mine. I know you are crazy about your Pottery Barn bedding. I am thinking of ordering sheets for our master. Any suggestions?

  15. 10.29.17
    Lil said:

    What color/make is your carpet. We just started looking and carpet stores can be overwhelming. I want a neutral color similar to what you have. Thank you!

    • 11.7.17

      Lil, I didn’t save that info. I’m so sorry!

  16. 12.8.20
    Ericka said:

    i love these chairs but unfortunately the link did not take me to it, i’m sure since this is from 2017 that they may not have them anymore i just love them so much and need something like it!