One Room Challenge: Week 3 Progress- Blue, White, and Wood All Over

Last week, I had a laundry list of things to accomplish before leaving for my trip. Here it is, Wednesday night, and I think I have done just everything I set out to tackle prior to take off.. except actually get ready for my trip. I have an alarm set to wake me up in five hours and I haven’t even started packing just yet. Oh Lord… I better get the coffee brewing! The real challenge this week has nothing to do with one room – it’s more like the “One Suitcase Challenge” – fitting 20 outfits into one bag in one hour. I’m glad I don’t have a “reveal” scheduled for that as I’m sure it is not going to be cute. Ok, so back to the fun challenge. This week, you can really see the direction this room is taking! Blue, white, and wood everywhere. If this is your first time checking in with me on my guest bedroom makeover or aren’t quite sure what the One Room Challenge is, catch up with my two previous posts for Week One and Week Two below.



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It’s Week Three and the space is officially a bedroom. I still have a ways to go, making calls, stalking orders, exchanging emails, drawing plans, making design decisions and changing my mind… but, some important things happened this week.

My pair of garden stools arrived and I am so totally in love. They are the perfect soft blue with hints of indigo- not navy, not royal blue… perfect.

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - Blue and White Pagoda Garden Stools

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - blue and white with wood color scheme

Also, I officially have my rug (also totally in love) and made my window treatment selections from Select Blinds. The stools and rug were two non-negotiables so I am thrilled they arrived. The stools are out of stock on most sites (you can still find them HERE) and the rug is low on stock (HERE).

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - blue and white color scheme in guest bedroom

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - safavieh vintage rug in bedroom

My husband assembled the bed which after my tray, was the first piece I chose for the room to use as the inspiration for all the other pieces. Funny story- when the bed arrived (in three ginormous, heavy boxes), I was out of town. As the lone soldier, Dave had to build a makeshift “ramp” to get it over the front door ledge and into the house. It was not an easy task getting this baby upstairs either- it is solid wood, substantial, and heavy. And, it’s even more beautiful in person *all the heart eyes*! Best news, I just checked and it’s now on closeout price (HERE). It’s also available in an antique white 😉

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - woven wooden and cane bed

What else came? The bedding! I’m going to have to disassemble the bed to do the initial ironing but I was anxious to get it all made up to get an idea of how it would come together. I went with the white Hanna quilt and Euro shams, the navy Wheaton Striped duvet cover, and the PB essential sheets, all from Pottery Barn. I have been a long time fan of THIS Belgian Flax Linen Pottery Barn quilt (and own several) so I was ready to switch things up. The Hanna is traditional but totally versatile. I also had my fingers crossed that the duvet cover wouldn’t be too dark or too bright. It was perfect- a slight casual fade to coordinate perfectly with the garden stools.

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two- Pottery barn quilted euro shams

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - woven tray on bed

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - Blue and white pottery barn bedding

And lastly, that sweet guy of mine hung the chandelier! Even though I had read the dimensions and Lighting Design Company had asked about ceiling height, I didn’t realize until I opened the box just how big this thing was. I have some flexibility since the ceiling in this room is vaulted (to 10′) and it is hanging over the bed so it can hang a little lower. If you are in the market for a large, statement fixture that’s affordable and coordinates with most anything, she is perfect. Just take measurements first. I needed something big but didn’t want to go too feminine; I couldn’t have drawn a more perfect fixture for this space if I tried. In a few weeks, you’ll see how large scale it is during the full reveal.

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - guest bedroom chandelier with wooden beads

I still need to rotate some of the twists in the chains 😉

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two - Feiss Chandelier

One Room Challenge- Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover- Week Two- versatile large guest bedroom chandelier

Here’s where we are with the major items. (You can click in the images below to be taken directly to the source.)

So, I am not sure what next Thursday’s update will bring since I will literally be gone the entire week. We’ll see if I develop a super power between now and then 😉 While I’m gone, I’m still going to try to cross some things off the list.

  • Decide on art and order (this week)
  • Source throw pillows and order (this week)
  • Assemble room as products are purchased and arrive
  • Install window treatments
  • Shop for accessories and guest essentials
  • Find full length mirror
  • Organize guest bedroom closet

Check back in with me next week – I may very well have zero progress made since this week but I promise, if I don’t, I will share a really fun story to make up for it haha.

A big, HUGE thank you to featured sponsors this week for contributing to this project.

Wayfair | Pottery BarnLighting Design Company | Select Blinds

I would love for you to let me know your thoughts in the comment section below as we go through progress updates. And, if you want to make sure you are getting the latest updates each week, straight to your inbox without missing a single detail, you can sign up for my emails at the bottom of this post.

Thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for hosting this highly anticipated bi-annual event! To check out the other bloggers and their projects, be sure to visit the link-up page HERE. And, you you can check in on the 20 featured bloggers for Week 3 (HERE). 

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  1. 4.20.17

    You had me at blue, white and wood all over! Absolutely gorgeous Kelley, it looks like my dream room. Can’t wait to see it all finished. 🙂

    • 4.22.17

      Kim, thank you so much! Hoping it all comes together 😉

  2. 4.20.17

    Oh Kel! I am cracking up picturing Dave and his makeshift ramp. In my imagination, he’s definitely wearing his flashlight headband/helmut! But seriously, your selections are gorgeous and that chandelier is EVERYTHING! My statement chandelier loving heart is full with just a few views of it! Excellent progress my friend! xoxo

    • 4.22.17

      RIGHT?! Haha so funny but makes you a little proud, too 😉 You are the best.

  3. 4.20.17
    Lianna said:

    It’s coming together great. Love all the blue and white layers, and the chandelier is looking amazing!

    • 4.22.17

      Lianna thank you! I have wanted a blue and white bedroom for so long!

  4. 4.20.17
    Deb said:

    This is absolutely stunning! You had me at blue, white, and wood all over! I love all the details of this space. I have to follow along, love your style!

    • 4.22.17

      Deb, thank you so much! I am still hoping a few things come together!

  5. 4.20.17

    Those garden stools are sooooo pretty. Looking gorgeous so far as always, Kelley!

    • 4.22.17

      Christina, thank you so much! Here’s to a productive week!

  6. 4.20.17

    Love the soft and serene palette but it’s got oodles of texture. Beautiful!

    • 4.22.17

      Jen, thank you! I really tried to bring it since there’s no feature wall or anything; I so appreciate you visiting!

  7. 4.20.17

    Wow, I’m truly swooning over this! I love the duvet cover, the stools, the dreamy color scheme, the rug…everything. And sheesh, girl, your photography is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

  8. 4.21.17
    Ingrid Bohannon said:

    It looks like the room is going to be exquisite Kelley! Love your posts. The writing sometimes more than the pictures, lol! Safe travels 🙂

    • 4.22.17

      Ingrid, thank you so much- and THAT is the ultimate compliment 😉 xoxo

  9. 4.22.17
    Kelly said:

    I’m obsessed! So far it is gorgeous! Thanks for showing us where to get the pieces discounted.

    • 4.22.17

      Kelly, thank you so much! I am hoping it turns out as what I envision 😉

  10. 4.22.17
    Judy Torres said:

    I love the way the room is shaping up so far! Love your style! You are in San Antonio at the perfect time! Fiesta week! I hope you can check out the festivities and have Margaritas! A Taste of New Orleans, Night in Old San Antonio & Kings Williams Fair are my personal favorites. Welcome to our city from a San Antonio girl!

    • 4.22.17

      Judy, we are going for family and Fiesta Week! My husband is flying out today and I am going to have to check with him but I think some of these sound familiar and are on our list!

  11. 4.22.17
    Linda said:

    Going to be beautiful! I’m driving into San Antonio today as well. Girlfriend coming in from Washington state….let’s have fun!

  12. 4.22.17
    Charlotte said:

    Your room is going to be beautiful. I am thinking of re-doing both of my boy’s bedrooms into something that doesn’t scream “boy’s room” into rooms that says “guest room”. You are giving me some beautiful inspiration

    • 4.22.17

      Charlotte, how fun! If you do, I hope you will send photos!

  13. 4.23.17
    Lisa said:

    Kelley, I am obsessed with blue and white everything and absolutely adore the choices you’re making for this room. Those stools!!!!! And the bed!!!! Everything is so gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it all come together! Hope you got packed and your alarm went off on time……looked like all you lovely ladies had a wonderful time together!

  14. 4.23.17

    That bed is an absolute stunner Kel!!

  15. 4.24.17

    Hi Kelley! Love the refreshing vibe of your room. Those blue ceramics looks amazing! Your bed looks so cozy and comfy too. Where is the mattress from btw?

  16. 4.24.17
    Bree said:

    Kelley, I just love how things are coming together in this space! It’s going to be another stunning room this go round again and I love all of your choices so far!! Xoxo

  17. 4.26.17
    Pam said:

    Beautiful so far. Can’t wait for the reveal! Next ORC they really need to add you as one of the 20 main designers. Your last ORC (office) was to die for also.

  18. 4.27.17
    yuni said:

    i love the pair of garden stools but that chandy is everything!!

  19. 4.27.17

    Kelley, I am loving that chandelier and those blue and white garden stools! You know I love blue and white and you’ve nailed it! Can’t wait to see you transform this into another swoon worthy room my friend! XOXO, Sarah

  20. 5.4.17

    I usually shy away from color when decorating our own house, but those subtle hints of blue you’re adding have me considering possibly doing the same. And can we talk about that gorgeous chandelier? I could sit and stare at it for days…

  21. 5.11.17

    I am catching up and LOVING all this blue and white!!!

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