It’s week 6 All! And that means we are d.o.n.e. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to work on these two bedrooms for two special sisters and to share the completed projects through the #oneroomchallenge. It is inspiring to work on rooms for 6 weeks alongside over 200 guest designers doing the same. You can see their amazing work here.
We started with framed rooms that were then painted in colors that the girls picked out themselves. We added wallpaper to give each room its own personality, along with nightstands in coordinating colors and crisp white bedding to balance the patterns of the paper. Here is the design board we started with:
And here is our finished look for the West bedroom:
And for the East Room we started with this design board:
I hope they enjoy their rooms for years to come, it was so much fun to put them together.
Hi All! Just popping in to share with you one of my favorite aspects of the rooms so far- the wallpaper! I cannot believe how much it changed the entire look and feel of each of the rooms… and I am so excited to share the final product with you in a few short days. I have been so inspired checking out the amazing creativity of the other guest designers here.
Creating rooms for clients as part of the challenge, rather than a room in my own home, has been a completely different experience this time. Thankfully they are friends who kindly agreed to share all the progress made on their girls’ bedrooms, and admittedly we have been so busy I completely blew through weeks 3 and 4 without posting what had been accomplished. Note to self, you can never have enough progress pics.
Nevertheless we are marching toward the deadline and will have everything completed on time. I look forward to sharing the rooms with you in their entirety this Thursday!
Hello! Week Two of the One Room Challenge is here! This week I am happy to report that drywall is done and there is a sneak peak below of the first coat of color for one of the rooms.
Both girls’ rooms have amazing closet space and these closet systems have been ordered to maximize every inch.
The structural layout of the rooms create two unique spaces in each room that could serve as additional storage, a reading nook, a study space etc. We have had fun playing around with measurements and furniture selections to see what option(s) work best.
Happy Thursday and thanks for checking in! You can see the progress of all the other designers here…so fantastic to see everybody’s plans!
Good Morning All! I am so excited to participate in the Spring 2019 One Room Challenge! By way of background, the Challenge (in its 15th season!) is a six week adventure in which both featured and guest designers make over a room from a before to an amazing after. You can see all the other incredible design plans here, as well as check out previous seasons of the Challenge for inspiration!
I have participated in several past seasons, and it was an amazing experience, not to mention a kick in the pants to get.it.done! Nothing like a deadline:) This year I am fortunate to be working with a wonderful family to design their daughters’ bedrooms. I enjoy putting together spaces for kids, and with my daughters being around the same age, it has been a really special project to be a part of. The addition to their charming home has added sizable bedrooms for each of the girls on the second floor, and a large living room on the first floor. For the Spring 2019 Challenge I am thrilled to be sharing the design progression of the two bedrooms with you.
Here is what the layout of the rooms look like for a sense of scale:
And here is a photo we took of the construction progress- these windows are one of my favorite details of their home:
The decorating phase of the project kicked off with the girls each selecting their own room color. For the East Bedroom, a lovely shade of pink was chosen for the walls, to which I added pops of gray and aqua. A beautiful dandelion wallpaper will be perfect as an accent wall behind the bed:
For the West bedroom, Summer Breeze by Valspar was selected so I chose to bring in complimentary shades of navy, apple green and a blush pink. The wallpaper will take center stage as an accent wall behind the bed. I cannot wait to see it all come together!
Good Morning All! So here we are…week FOUR of the One Room Challenge! It’s going to be a nail biter to the end. This past weekend I was originally planning to complete the focal wall, but with two sick kiddos hubby and I only had time to calculate and recalculate and then calculate again the materials needed for the project….and then of course head to multiple hardware stores to gather supplies. Hubby stepped in with the Hail Mary and called in a carpenter to save the day (p.s. the same amazing soul that bailed me out in my last challenge, adding crown molding on a deadline). He is not available until this weekend, so my To Do List had to be, ahem, adjusted.
We are headed out of town this weekend so I am going to be painting at night next week to make up time. I have figured (famous last words) that once the wall is built I will have a primer coat (yes, doing it the “right” way) and then two coats of color, along with painting all the baseboards that are getting installed this weekend as well. The desks were delivered this week but there was no place to build them, so they are still in boxes and I am hoping it is literally A+B=C because I am running.out.of.time!
Here is how I left the room at the end of last weekend…sadly not much further along, but I have a plan so (deep breaths) it will be fine.
So here is what I am working with:
And here is a sneak peek of the color going on the focal wall…I did get one coat on the radiator. I am hoping that by painting the radiator (with a high temperature paint), the same color as the wall it will totally disappear. We shall see!
In sum, I am a weekend behind, but hoping to pick up some evenings and catch up! If you want to check in on the amazing progress of the other One Room Challenge Guest Participants you can follow along here.
Hi All! The day has finally arrived! I am so excited to share my One Room Challenge reveal with you! I chose to makeover my older daughter’s room, and her only request was to create some comfortable areas to relax, and to paint the walls pink. To be honest that much pink kept me on the edge of my comfort zone for the entire project, but in the end it all came together and she is so happy with the result…and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do it. Thank you again to Linda at Calling It Home for organizing this crazy adventure!
Here is the Entry BEFORE:
and Entry AFTER (insert my giddy giggle):
Before, the headboard and wall that never got completed..
The dresser BEFORE:
The AFTER: I am so thankful to amazing friends for pulling off this incredible makeover of my late grandfather’s dresser. The lacquered grey is gorg in the room and each brass handle was polished to perfection…
Simple styling on the bookcase…
and a lap desk for use as a homework area…
And then there is the wallpaper…which definitely provides the impact I was hoping for:
I am so happy this all came together and sooooo thankful that an extra week was added to the challenge, as I was literally polishing the brass hardware on the dresser a mere 24 hours ago.
Morning All! I cannot believe all six weeks of the One Room Challenge have flown by! (You can check out all the amazing designers and their finished rooms here) I originally thought I would have time to tackle both of my daughters’ rooms (HA!), but quickly realized after plaster repair set me back that I needed to focus on one room at a time. It was down to the wire, painting the bookshelf side table late into the night…the night before the photoshoot. Full disclosure, I was off by a week and thought last week was the reveal. HOWEVER, when I realized my mistake I added more projects…and more late nights. This project was totally DIY so I am happy to now rest, enjoy the room, and celebrate Mother’s Day with my family.
Photo Sources: Bins– Target| Printable– The 36th Avenue| Navy Polka Dot Vase- Michaels (in store)| Flamingo– Target| Curtains– Overstock| Room paint colors (all Benjamin Moore): Walls-Stonington Gray; Ceiling- Caribbean Breeze; Trim- Decorator’s White; Closet Door Abstract Color- Razzle Dazzle; Bedside Bookshelf (see below)- Hale Navy
Photo Sources: Bed (similar)- Pottery Barn Kids| Duvet (similar)- Pottery Barn Kids| Custom Pillows- Sara Langley Designs (my own!)- see shop link above| Blanket– Annie Selke (now only $18 in the outlet!)| Artwork- my own creations
Photo Sources: Flamingo jewelry holder- TJ Maxx|Trophy holder– Michael’s (in store only)| Silver jewelry box- Gift| Shoes– Target| Laundry bin– Pottery Barn Kids
I had a great time pulling this together and am counting down to the next Challenge. Already picked my room…and warned hubby. Now I am off to prepare to host Mother’s Day brunch.. so stay tuned for pics! Thanks for following this adventure.
P.S. Do I really believe the room will stay this way!? Nah, but I have pictures for posterity and accomplished my client’s goal of having more space to play. Now if I can only keep the Barbie Dream house in the playroom!
Hi All! How did an entire week sneak by me? One word sickness! And not just me, the.entire.family. Blech! On the bright side, we are starting to come around and having the windows open and sun shining has definitely helped us recuperate faster! Needless to say not much has happened with my ORC except to plan… plan… plan. This was pretty expected since we are hosting Easter and didn’t want it to be in the middle of a construction zone. So here is where we stand so far…..
If you are just joining me, welcome! I am doing BOTH of my daughters’ bedrooms for the One Room Challenge. Most of the changes will be occurring in my younger daughter’s room, while implementing more of a refresh for my older daughter. You cannot do one without the other…or so I am told.
For my youngest, I purchased this cozy chenille rug in a herringbone print, which is perfect for the girl who prefers to play legos on the floor;
She wanted to choose the wall color and went with gray (read: internal mom happy dance), and is urging me to go darker than I had planned. The exact shade is still being heavily debated, but the room gets painted next week so we shall see how this one pans out.
This room challenge is going to be all about the details, so if I can get hubs on board to help me, I would like to add a cool background between the bookshelves like this inspiration pic:
To do so, I would love to try this reposition-able wallpaper from Chasing Paper. I am leaning toward this print and LOVE the color which will bring the ceiling color down into the room:
I also ordered this desk mat from Pottery Barn Kids so I can layer photos and some of her own art as a backdrop to the top of her desk:
We decided on Caribbean Breeze from Ben Moore for the ceiling and painted a swatch in an inconspicuous area to see it in multiple lights:
I also plan on using this free printable that pulls in all the colors of the room:
I am still on the hunt for curtains (another bold print?) and additional artwork. Next week the kids are off from school, so first thing Monday morning (after a monstrous cup of coffee of course) they are helping me empty my youngest daughter’s room so I can tackle the carpet removal pronto!
I saw this on IG this week and really think I need to order it to make it through the next few weeks!
Stay tuned and keep track of all the amazing talent participating in the ORC here.