Habitat For Humanity x Raymour & Flanigan Master Bedroom Reveal
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Do you feel it? All those good vibes coursing through the air? I certainly do because we just wrapped up another Habitat for Humanity project done in partnership with Raymour & Flanigan and the amazing Bloggers Heart Habitat crew, lead by Charlotte Smith ( don’t worry, I’ll tag all the participants below so that you have an opportunity to check out each finished room). This time, I had the pleasure of putting together the master bedroom with 2 of my favorite people: Kelly Bryant & Jessica Brigham! To declare that we had a blast is an understatement! And I’m sure I can accurately speak for each of us when I say that we were incredibly moved by the reaction the family had to not only our room, but the entire home.
A couple of the remarks made by the husband and wife, that stood out the most were: “ we would never have been able to do this ourselves!” and after seeing the master bedroom sanctuary that Kelly, Jess and I created using the gorgeous pieces sourced from Raymour: “It’s unbelievable! Wow!…It’s perfect- I’m not leaving.” I mean, it can’t get better than that.
Later on, when things calmed down after the big reveal, I chatted candidly with the hardworking couple, who have baby number two on the way as well, and learned that even though they were more than grateful to be getting this newly built home with all the beautiful finishes, they were nervous that they would have to bring in what they considered less than comparable furniture, and that even those pieces would never fill a whole house. They worried that it was going to take them years to pull everything together and that was an overwhelming emotion that plagued them. But, after seeing every room put together so thoughtfully by each team of blogger/designers, with their personal needs and preferences in mind, the family couldn’t have been more thankful. Their anxiety and fears were lifted with the generosity of Raymour & Flanigan and the Habitat organization.
I’ve said this before and I will continue say it again and again, but contributing to these projects are the most rewarding days of my year. They fill up “my bucket” with joy and gratitude and an astounding amount of love for our communities and the good people in them. Each family that I get to witness experience a sense of relief and comfort and grace, gives me the motivation to give back to those who may need a little extra pick me up in life. It’s these projects, where I spend time with people I am so lucky to call my friends, that remind me of the passion and respect that we have for one another as humans. And it’s these projects that convince me that there are organizations, like Raymour and Flanigan, no matter how big they, that want to uplift families when they need it most. Every single time, I gain new perspective and am reminded of just how fortunate we are; and I walk away with the hope that if things ever did take a turn, I’d have a staggering support system to help me get back up again. So, I hope you aren’t tired of my Habitat for Humanity posts because I plan to selfishly keep filling up that bucket of mine with those good vibes I was talking about at the beginning of this post and keep up my team membership for as long as Charlotte and the Bloggers Heart Habitat will have me!
Now that all of my gushy feelings are out on the table, let’s take a look at where we started:
The room definitely had good bones and the Habitat Organization did a great job building this home. What it now needed was to be softened with textiles and we did that by adding an abstract rug, velvety bench (which also has storage!) and an upholstered tufted bed (complete with box spring and mattress) in a soothing creamy color.
We topped the nightstands with the coolest concrete look lamps (that happened to be the perfect size since they don’t take up too much real estate on the table top).
And we rounded it all out with art, meaningful accessories (hello family photos and a globe marked “HOME”) and plants.
*Not pictured is an awesome table lamp that has since replaced the one on the large dresser (the one in the picture is a stand-in from my personal lamp hoard since the Raymour light hadn’t made it to the house yet.)
We couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out and again this is all in thanks to Raymour & Flanigan. I know the other ladies feel the same about their spaces so take a second to look through those too:
Living Room by FW Made By Carli
Kitchen/Dining: Weekend Craft
Guest Bedroom: A Home To Grow Old In
And I really do hope you come back to read about more Habitat Projects in the future ; )
As always- Love and Creativity,