How is everyone else doing?? Happy, frustrated, excited, sleepless, broke? All of the above? I am loving feeling the collective energy of over 200 designers attempting a makeover at once. What an amazing forum for designers to cheer each other on, wallow together in misery, and celebrate our fabulous craziness at the finish line. More awesome transformations to stalk at One Room Challenge sponsored by House Beautiful.
Pleased to report we have a completed wallpaper situation over here. The bed has been assembled (love her), rug chosen & placed (harder than that sounds under already assembled bed), and the much-toiled-over curtains installed.
Highly impressed with the hubby who took on the job of moving the chandelier electrical box in the ceiling. Here’s a shot mid way through.
I am head over heels in love with the wallpaper choice at this point. The chandelier now makes my heart skip a beat too.
With the iron bed, bold wallpaper pattern, striped curtain, and strong chandelier presence I think the rest of the layering will need to be quiet and peaceful choices. I normally love pattern rugs but I chose a dreamy squishy cloud of white instead. Don’t just take my word for it…
Click here for my cutie demonstrating: carpet snow angels
Probably the most tumultuous decision was the window treatment.I didn’t want to take away from the wallpaper, nor the beautiful windows. Something was tugging inside to pick a pattern. I think the stripe curtain ultimately adds a unique layer, but also plays nice with the linear image of the wallpaper pattern. Did a happy dance when they were installed. (I’ll share curtains + feature wall in final photos, for now a pic on the white wall)
So time to share my source list of new beauties. I am sure this is not news to you reader, but I love finding a great deal on a product just because its in the kids department. I often source lighting & furniture from Restoration Hardware Baby and Pottery Barn Kids. Normal size, great impact, even better price. Love my dresser and chandelier both found this way.
Anyhoo, the source list of purchased elements:
Now comes the truly difficult last minute part of my ORC. I had already chosen most of these key elements before the challenge began. The important little layers that make a bedroom magic have not been chosen. Art! Lights! Bedding! Choosing these in real time within a restricted time frame is stressing me out. Normally this is my favorite part of the design process so I need to flip the script on my brain and get excited. And truth time. I have no money left for styling fun. I was given a budget for an eleven room house, and I saved the master for last. Poor planning. I am tapped out. Tomorrow we move in our home, and I will have to shop my own décor that’s been packed away in boxes for months. Giving myself a pep talk that my past self will provide a plethora of goodies to shop from. We shall see. Enter: my favorite Paris flea find, old lamp, and who knows what else.
On a personal note, I am on a train I cannot jump off. A track leading me straight towards my 40th birthday on 11/11. In a panic, I did the only normal thing to do while in the middle of a move and a home makeover. I bought tickets for Florence Italy on November 8th. So now my makeover timeline shrinks.
I can do it. I can do it. I can do it. (And if you are a fellow ORC participant you can too!)