In case you missed my Oklahoma City Orchestra League Symphony Show House designer’s room I am sharing all of the before and after photos of my Artist’s Retreat and Creative Studio.
Here is what the room looked like before I got my hands on it.
Designing this room was a 4 week project and I couldn’t be more please with how it turned out! This was my first time to participate in the Show House and also the first time an Interior Style Blogger has ever designed a room.
Watch the below video to get a peek inside the house and see my interview with The Daily Oklahoman (it’s near the end of the video) . My face was front and center of the Real Estate Section of our newspaper this past Saturday!
I partnered with several amazing companies to create this Artistic Retreat and it all pulled together so beautifully!
All of the furniture came from Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. I am a ReStore super fan so this was a great partnership! Their Acquisitions Manager, Elisa, would text me every single day with photos of new arrivals coming into the store. It was really neat to see everything that comes through the door! The ReStore is also my favorite place to donate furnishings, as 100% of the proceeds benefit Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to donate or schedule a pick up visit their website at http://www.cohfh.org/habitat-restore/.
Most of the furniture I personally refinished or painted myself. This vintage waterfall buffet was a favorite find of mine and only needed a little bit of Hemp Oil to revitalize it’s original finish. The brass lamps were also scored at The ReStore! Ugh! Love them!
Another generous sponsor of this room makeover was At Home Stores. The new hardware for the waterfall dresser, gold metal wire cactus, black and white palm leaf lampshades, and acrylic finials were all sourced from At Home.
To make this room a true artist’s retreat I partnered with local artist, Piper Bridwell, to create original oil and acrylic canvas pieces to pepper throughout the room. She even placed a half finished piece of art on the easel to create a studio space an artist would love to use.
I also used hanging planters from At Home and repurposed them into paint and brush storage for art supplies.
Because of the fabulous wallpaper (don’t worry I will get to that!) I used natural elements throughout the room.
I replaced the sconces with mason jar shaped lighting. And more of Piper’s Artwork.
This chair and side table came from ReStore. The hat is mine and has been worn on many vacations! 90% of the furnishings in the show house is for sale and I have had several phone calls asking me to sell the hat. I have declined because there is a little stain on it. Also, it has a lot of memories.
Even the light fixture came from Restore!
I found the exact same lighting at a high end store for $699! It was tagged $29 at the ReStore… Ya’ll if you haven’t been there yet you need to! Once I discovered it was the same light I gave myself a pat on the back for having great lighting taste.
Go me. Go me. Go.. Go… Go me! (insert running man dance here).
Okay, are you ready to address this wallpaper?
I knew you were! It came from the Etsy Shop Sweet Pea Wall Design. And here is the BEST PART. It’s removable! It’s like a big ‘ole sticker! I loved it so much I bought some for my brick & mortar store too.
You can also watch me paint this director’s chair I scored at the ReStore on Facebook Live HERE.
The gorgeous green planter and green and white drum table are both from At Home Stores.
This chair came from the ReStore and I had it reupholstered for the room.
The wallpaper travels into this nook (it was really hard to photograph because of the lighting. womp womp…) and a vintage bookcase and hanging succulent wall feature add interest.
I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of my artist’s retreat! I will be at the Show House this Saturday night at Desserts First and Sunday so come by and gimme a hug!