One Room Challenge // Week 2

April 9, 2014

hey hey hey! so, it's week two of the one room challenge and i feel like i'm already behind. mostly because everyone seems to have a solid plan and i'm still acquiring furniture. yummy pieces like zees:


truthfully, i'm not much of a planner so this works for me.

to elaborate on last week's explanation for this room, i have every intention of working with what i already have as much as possible. if we're blessed with another bambino someday, this room's primary function will shift to my step-daughter's room/guest room with secondary use as an office. so no maaaaaaajor overhaul at this point. which is great because it gives me an opportunity to flex my design muscles and experiment a bit.

at the risk of being a total blogger cliche, i've decided to go with white walls. one because i hope to photograph inventory in here so clean and bright is necessary. two, it's uncomplicated and classic. three - and most importantly - i had a can of benjamin moore white dove left over after repainting our formal and kitchen last year. it's the most delicious warm white and it looks fantastic.

see?

 
additional plans for this space include:

- clean up campaign dresser.
hardware needs some love and i have an ambitious plan for new drawer liners (said the non-DIYer)


(ewwwwww.)

- paint out closet and figure out how to best maximize this storage space

- address storage and inventory needs in general

- paint closet doors and possibly back of room door

- drapes

- lighting

- rug

- new office chair

- inspiration board above desk (another blogger cliche, but a must)

- art and accessories

- find giant unnecessary armoire a new home (preferably literally a new home)


let's check on these other fabulous folk, shall we?




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35 comments:

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

those pieces are yummy!! You can almost be done with those beautiful finds! And I love the white walls too. Mine will stay white! That peacock! Is it yours to stay? or inventory? If its inventory let me know. I need it.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your furniture score. I think it is so interesting to read how everyone approaches a room differently. White Dove is my all time favorite, and I make no excuses for it. Love it.

Christine Dovey said...

Oh those furniture pieces are heaven and I ALWAYS like a white room- this is going to be gorgeous!

SHERRY HART said...

You don't have to convince me about White Dove....my favorite. In face there is not a room in my house that is NOT painted that color:) Love your furniture finds!

Linda @ a design snack said...

that lucite table is something else! what a find.

aquahaus said...

From where I'm standing (sitting), that blogger white room is looking pretty damn awesome. Kinda like that campaign dresser.

Dominique DeLaney said...

Gimme that lucite table...and all your other goodies!!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Those furniture pieces are indeed yummy! And White Dove is the best white ever, isn't it? Not too creamy, not too cool? Looking forward to following along and seeing your progress next week!

House of Pemberley said...

White Dove...perfection. And I don't hate on white walls. All of my house has white walls except my family room/kitchen and my newly painted office. White is clean and goes with everything. Plus, I change my mind...often...and it's easy to change with white. Anyway, off soapbox. xoxo

kate@willowinteriors said...

Love your finds...lucite, brass and campaign-style!!! Can't go wrong with white dove in my book!

pam {simple details} said...

Love your 'no plan' plan! :) You're right White Dove is such a beautiful white, and that campaign dresser is going to look amazing against it!

katie gavigan said...

With some good white walls and natural light, you're in good shape already! Loving your pieces and your process. :)

VivaCindy said...

Looks like great start! That lucite table is amazing!

Lily L-M said...

Looooove that campaign dresser! I cannot WAIT to see it all done!

x Lily
http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Very yummy pieces indeed!! And that brass peacock is divine! Except for two wallpapered rooms, we have white walls throughout our home, and I love them. They are so crisp and clean, and they provide an excellent backdrop for all of your yummy pieces. :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Jessie said...

The campaign dresser is the bomb! Can't wait to see more next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

My Notting Hill said...

Love, love that lucite table!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

So smart that you're doing white walls in there. I have to carry my inventory to the white room in my house to photograph it or try to wrangle up a white sheet. Much easier to paint the walls white. Looks fresh and clean too! Winning!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

those two furniture pieces are damn sexy!!! I'm totally shopping my own home for this one too.
Oh wait, but I'm also in theory buying paper and loads of fabric. Foiled!

Ashlina Kaposta said...

can i please have that table? amazing.
xoxo

erin williamson said...

You had me at campaign and lucite. DAYUM.

Reichel Broussard said...

I agree with you! White is always a classic (and good) choice. A perfect backdrop indeed.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I'm with you on working with a lot of pieces already owned

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Theres always a place for white walls! Love it! Those pieces are gorgeous. Im still aquiring for my Link Up orc so I hear you!!

Tiffany said...

I love white walls. Clean and simple. Love your finds!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

You find the best stuff. Campaign, lucite, and brass -the stuff of my dreams. This new office is going to be awesome.

sarah sofia knepp said...

It's great to see a pro use the same furniture pieces in space! Can't wait to see what you do next, especially sine you have great pieces to begin with! If we had another bedroom I would be using it as my office, but the dinning room has been turned into my office. Regardless, it's great to have it tucked away with a door and used for multi-purpose in my book.

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

Those furniture pieces are such beautiful finds! Can't wait to see more!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Meghan said...

I mean....you could just put those two pieces in a white room and call it good and I'd still drool over it all...awesome finds!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

dude, those furniture scores are so major you could just throw them in to the room as is and it would look awesome. can't wait to see them in place!

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Love white rooms! Can't wait to see it finished :) Happy to find your blog! xx

Lance Jackson said...

Love everything about your plan!!! Great looking furniture pieces!!! Great eye !!! Can't wait to follow your posts!!! :) Lance @ Parker Kennedy

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Love that table! this is going to look fantastic when it's done. Hard to envision the white now but once everything is in place I can see it!

Verandah House said...

What a great find Im loving those furniture pieces wow! I cant wait to see next week x

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

CAN NOT WAIT to see this! I am loving what is going on already! xo Kristin

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