Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sophie's Room: The Reveal (or Worth The Wait!)

I am sure you were wondering if this day would ever come, but here we are at last...Sophie's redecorated bedroom is complete. Well, maybe 99.9% complete; the only thing that's missing would be hanging on the wall to the right of the window, but I am waiting for something perfect to present itself and I'll know it when I see it.

Delays are inevitable in any decorating project, and we certainly had a few, but it is worth taking extra time to insure you are getting everything right and good work can take time. Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for inviting me to participate in the One Room Challenge and thanks for following along!

To recap, above is the Schumacher wallpaper that was our jumping off point and on the bed below are the Chelsea Textiles pillows (originally in the living room) that were the inspiration for the color scheme.

And in case you need to be reminded of what it looked like when we started:



On either side of the bed are Sophie's original Simon Pearce lamps updated with new shades from Shades of Light (a great resource for lighting as well as lamp shades.) I like the fresh and modern feel the black paper shades give the lamps.

I am absolutely thrilled with how the custom bookcase turned out. Above is the Chelsea Textiles chest I had copied and below is the work of my genius cabinetmaker:


Sophie's new desk, also from Chelsea Textiles; the chair I found at Hedstrom & Judd in Hudson, New York.




And the Lee upholstered chair and ottoman - a birthday present to Sophie from Mr. H's mom. 


I was late getting on the flokati bandwagon, but I am now hooked and have them in every bedroom in various sizes. Nothing feels better underfoot, particularly when getting out of bed on a cold Vermont morning. I bought them all from Overstock.com.


My workroom did a beautiful job of making the bedding and the headboard. We had a few consultations on the dimensions and construction of the headboard and I could not be more pleased with the quality of their work; it fully exceeded my expectations.




A few friends were surprised that I would be redecorating Sophie's room for her when in a year and half she will be heading to off to college. My reasoning? I want her know this will always be 'her' room and be sure she always loves coming back to it.


46 comments:

  1. Sophie must be a sophisticated girl. How nice that you won't need to redecorate when she goes off to college. I can't wait to get my hands on my son's room when he heads off later this year.

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  2. Wow. So lovely and sophisticated. Your daughter must be over the moon. This is sooo worth the wait. Especially appreciating all the beautiful custom details.

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  3. I have been looking forward to seeing this room complete since it is so gorgeous. It is beautiful Phyllis and love all the thought and workmanship that went into every piece. Beautifully designed and I know she's thrilled. Love the flokati! xo Nancy

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  4. So worth the wait. I love it all - from the wallpaper to the bedding! Your custom designed bookcase is brilliant. Beautiful work, Phyllis!!! xo

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  5. Just beautiful!! Sophie is fortunate to have such a talented mother!!! I love the flokati, too... Addie has one in her room!

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    1. Another sub-zero morning - I am ready to start wearing one at this point! ;-)

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  6. PS - I think the large scale pattern of the wallpaper makes the room look bigger.

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  7. You did a beautiful job. I am sure she will love coming home to this room always.







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  8. Worth the wait! Classic and gorgeous. Love the detailing on the bed skirt.

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  9. So pretty....I could not love that wallpaper more:) It makes such an impact!

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  10. Hi Phyllis, all of the details in this room are so impressive. I love the custom bedskirt! This is such a sophisticated room. I will definitely use that bookcase idea for my daughter.

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  11. Its so important to be patient and get the right things. Your patience surely paid off!

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  12. I am sure she will love coming home to this room! Now that you've finished you can take a breath....just in time for another round :)

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  13. I love the playful bold graphics paired with the serene colors. This room is wonderful!!

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  14. Phyllis I love that Chelsea Textiles desk and all of the beautiful dressmaker details on the bedding. Details do matter don't they?

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  15. Phyllis,
    Well worth the wait. Sophie will have some solid pieces she can use in her first apartment if she wants. I love it! The bedding and headboard are my favorites. It really is lovely, great job mom and daughter.
    xo,
    Karen

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    1. Hi Karen, Yes, my thoughts exactly when we began - these are things she can take with her when the time comes.

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  16. The room looks beautiful, it is absolutely worth the wait. The gorgeous headboard and bedskirt are my favorites!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  17. Absolutely beautiful! The SImon Pearce lamps on the bedside are the same as the ones I have in my middle daughter's room (but the smaller size), and I think they are the perfect touch for both rooms!

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  18. All grown up!
    Phyllis, this is stunning in every regard, find myself just staring and absorbing, then going back. Chelsea textile is such a wonderful line, as is lee ind.
    In your hands, stunning!
    Debra

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  19. Beautiful! And sophisticated. That bookcase is covetous.

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  20. Your room is absolutely gorgeous! And I'm sure any daughter would be ecstatic to know that they have that one special room in the house that's always there! Everything is perfect here Phyllis!

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  21. The room is stunning! She is one lucky girl!
    -Shelley

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  22. I've had to go back and look at everything three or four times. I'm amazed at how you've made the room looks so warm using basically a black and white color palette. Really beautiful room!

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  23. Beautiful! The room looks smashing! Your daughter must be thrilled too.

    Deborah

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  24. WOW!!! This is stunning, love the color palette and the wallpaper was a homerun, what vision you have Phyllis!! Sophie must be beyond happy:) She may not want to leave!
    Think I have successfully readded you back to my blogroll...fingers crossed!!!

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  25. I have been waiting for this moment. I love this wallpaper and your style and I love how you used it on only one wall. You did a beautiful job and I am going to take your tip with the flokati rugs have been hesitant to purchase -- do they get dirty fast??

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. As the flokatis are in the bedrooms they rarely see shoe traffic but we do have dogs and I have still not found the rugs to get dirty quickly. To clean I just vacuum on the low suction setting.
      All best,
      Phyllis

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  26. That was definitely worth the wait! Absolutely stunning, and I love that it is her forever room!

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  27. Beautiful! .. and I know Sophie will enjoy it for years to come:) The kids come and go once they're off to college so it will lots of use! The desk is so pretty.. love the end tables, and the lines are gorgeous. Nicely done!!

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  28. I love it! I think that Sophie will enjoy it now as well as coming home to it for a very long time. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work!

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  29. WOW! I knew this room was going to be a stunner and you exceeded my expectations! The details! I adore the wallpaper, that headboard, the bedskirt!!, the black shades the rug and the matching chest and bookcase!! The mature feel of the room is absolutely beautiful! Well done!

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  30. So sophisticated looking....your daughter must love it!

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  31. Oh my word Phyllis, I bet she loves it, I know I would. It's so grown up! I always have great admiration for someone who can take a few scraps of fabric and wallpaper and tie it all together to make it look this wonderful! You have such a talent.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    Di
    xoxo

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  32. Your attention to detail shows so beautifully in Sophie's sophisticated room. So refined and elegant, just like the rest of your pretty home, Phyliss. I admire your patience, I tend to throw out any ideas that take time, so worth the wait though.

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