Sonata Script – Fall 2023 One Room Challenge – Issue #15

Giving you a peek into the past week for me and Sonata Home Design. The week in review, my favorite finds on the web, and just a little “this and that.” I always want to give you great ideas, inspiration, creative motivation, light bulb moments, and a hearty “You can do it!”

I know I am not alone in my passion for home decorating, crafting, and nesting. So, please join me each week for this creative Saturday jolt!

"Hello" sign on a door..

Welcome, friend!

Now that I am finished with the opera gala decorating project, I am packing my suitcase and heading to a blogger conference in Waco, Texas.

But in between, I have been planning a room makeover!

It’s week one of the Fall 2023 One Room Challenge! I’m giving a room a new updated look and I can’t wait to share it with you!

ORC Sonata Home Design

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I love a challenge, don’t you?

And the bi-annual One Room Challenge really gets me hyped up!

Last spring, I gave our first-floor half bath a makeover with new fixtures and BOLD wallpaper!

I fully realized that my wallpaper choice might not be for all. But many of you loved it! As do we!


A New Challenge

So now it is time for the next challenge…a bedroom!

I had a blast giving our guest room a makeover. Now it is time to update our primary bedroom!

We actually love our primary bedroom…at least elements of it.

It has a fantastic bank of windows, an en suite bathroom, and is located on the first floor of the house. I also love some of the furniture pieces.

But while I am happy in this restful haven, I want to add a little drama to it. And my go-to for drama is usually wallpaper!

I’m still figuring out exactly what wallpaper I will use but I know it will have an impact!

What Will Remain in the Room

While this will be a dramatic transformation, there are many things that will remain in the room.

Two upholstered chairs in front of windows.
  • Nightstands: I purchased two chests from a thrift store and love the overscale look and storage!
  • Upholstered headboard: There is nothing better than resting my back and head on this headboard when I’m reading a book!
A brown headboard.
A nightstand chest purchased from a thrift store.
  • French printer’s chest: This is a beloved piece and has a ton of storage. The TV on top takes away from its beauty. But guess what? The TV is staying in the room!
  • Television: I know I am going against every rule regarding TVs in a bedroom. But I actually fall asleep a lot quicker with episodes of The Great British Baking Show in the background! I need to solve the common problem of making it look less dominant.
A printers chest with a tv on top of it.
A french printers chest.
  • Bentley: The dog stays!
Bentley laying on the bed.

ORC Bedroom Makeover Goals

  • The grey carpet goes!
  • New luxury vinyl flooring and cozy rugs.
  • Create a focal wall behind the bed with wallpaper.
  • New bedding and different lamps.
  • Refreshed window seating area
  • Blue color palette with natural elements
  • Combine BOLD elements while still creating an atmosphere of relaxation and calm.
  • Integrate a coffee station area in the room.
  • Dog Friendly!

I should have a full mood board for you next week. I will also share my conference adventures in Waco. I will probably be putting the finishing touches on my ORC design in between conference sessions!

Big week ahead…I better get some sleep!

A sleeping mask with good night written on it.


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