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One Room Challenge - Fall 2020 - Week 5 - Master Bedroom

Updated: Sep 14, 2022

Last week before the final reveal! How exciting!

Portrait of Huntington Beach interior designer next to Samia Verbist interior design logo

First time on my blog? Welcome and thanks for coming by! My name is Samia Verbist, I am a French Interior Designer based in Huntington Beach, California. I obtained my Bachelor Degree in Interior Architecture in Paris, France and created my own interior design company in California 5 years ago. I love creating interesting designs for my clients and coming up with interiors that go beyond what they would have thought of. I love wallpaper, gold and turquoise color! My favorite place on earth is Palm Springs! "


I love One Room Challenge! It is such an amazing way to show you the make over of a room in a short time. So, thanks to Linda Weinstein and all the ORC team who organize this event twice a year in collaboration with Better Homes & Gardens. It is my third participation as a guest participant and I really enjoy this moment of the year. I hope you enjoy it too! And don't forget next week will be the big reveal!!!

If you miss the last 4 weeks, you can still read all my previous posts:

We have so many things to do before the big reveal next Wednesday! We have just one week left to complete the project and we are running late! Those last few days were challenging. My contractor Armando was sick during few days and so the project was on "pause". Fortunately, he is okay now which is the most important and came back to work today.

Let's have a look at our latest progress for this week:

#1 flooring is done! Armando and his team removed all the carpet and installed a beautiful vinyl from Paradigm, color Manor, a light beige with a ceramic bead finish.

I love this color, a light beige for a beach style house!

Closeup of vinyl flooring for master bedroom in Huntington Beach

#2 For the baseboards, I selected a really simple one, pure line, in 5 inches. This will bring a touch of modernity and simplicity in the house! It is already installed in the other room as you can see on this picture:

#3 the new custom closet in still in progress, Armando and his team continued to work on it this week. The sliding doors just arrived today and will be installed tomorrow. He also worked on the second closet which will be a custom shoes' display!

So, everything is in good hands! We still have a lot to do before the big reveal next week.

The new interior doors will arrive on Friday and might be installed over the weekend. For the new chandelier, the electric part is done: switch and electrical cabling to the ceiling. We just need to install it once everything else is ready!!!

Let's have a look at the To Do List:

- Change the window for French doors for more natural light

- Remove the plantation shutter blinds

- Add a chandelier for more artificial light

- Remove the A/C unit

- Renovate the wood panels' wall

- Remove the old closet

- Install a new large and functional closet

- Install new sliding doors for the closet

- Change the two interior doors (bedroom and bathroom)

- Prime and paint all the walls

- Install wallpaper

- Figure out what to do with the actual floor (carpet)

- Install new floor

- Source new furniture (bed, nightstand, table lamps, chandelier, bench or ottoman, accent chair)

- Source curtains (blackout curtains and sheers) On their way...

- Source new bedding and plenty of pillows

- Source new decors and wall art

I am sure now you want to see the last and final part of this amazing project. So, see you next week for the FINAL! Have a nice week!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer


Huntington Beach interior designer Samia Verbist

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