For the past 8 years or so, I have created a design room at the Philly Home Show.
This year’s theme was “Petite Retreats”. Check out what my space looked like the day I arrived!
Thanks to Homesense for sponsoring my entire room! I needed all the help I could get.
I shopped several different Homesense stores in my area and slowly but surely collected all the right pieces for my design room.
The completed room was a hit! it has a little bit of everything you need to relax.
A recliner, and an end table for your glass of wine.
All you need, right?
The bull happens to be a personal favorite of mine, but it was a LOVE/HATE point of conversation at the show. People either loved it or hated it. The split was women hated it, men loved it. Where are you on the bull?
One of my favorite features of every room I design, is architectural details. The carpenters at the Philly Convention center built this grid wall for me and it is amazing! Ignore the fact that it’s not chalked and you can see the nail holes. It’s a design room – its demolished on the final night of the show.
*if you’re wondering, the accent wall is painted Sherwin Williams Peppercorn*
I added green jewel toned velvet like curtain panels to soften the edges and add some more fabric and color to the space.
Short little matte black curtain rods were used to hang the panels.
I knew I’d have cement floors in my design room, so I made certain that I had a few rugs to layer on top of each other.
Every room needs a little life. I found the perfect greenery with this amazing wicker basket at my local Homesense.
The very first piece I bought for this room was the bull. I feel in love with this guy! (Although a lot of home show attendees could do without the bull!)
I didn’t realize the bull was going to be so controversial!
Tom was my inspiration for this room. It’s not a “man cave”, but it’s a petite retreat for Tom to chill and have a drink. All Tom has asked for for the past year or so, was a recliner. Every woman’s dream, right? I was hesitant too.
until I found this linen-like gray fabric recliner with nail heads. I promoted style of the room as “a recliner even a wife could love!”
A few accessories and accents to make the room “real – life” and it was complete.
The show runs for 2 weekends. One weekend I held free DIY workshops in front of my design room. I taught how the art of chalk lettering with small black canvases and white paint pens.
Stay tuned for February’s DESIGN ROOM – also sponsored by Homesense.
That room will be called
“GET OFF YOUR PHONE! Family Fun Room” and will be at the Philly Home & Garden Show in Oaks, PA 2/14-2/16.