Here we are already on week 3 of the One Room Challenge. Yikes!

See Week 1 and Week 2 to get up to date if you are just joining in…


I have hit a wall.  I am back from Italy and swamped with clients and a busy spring household.  Most of my items have arrived. The bunk bed has been removed and the queen bed is up.  Bo was actually sad to see his bunks go.  His bed makes him look older. The grasscloth should go in the next week or two. The headboard was delivered. IT IS FAB.  It needs to get scotch guarded asap.  I can see trouble with the white background!

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Things to decide still!

Linens…I am thinking of going light but WORRY with a boy.  With the dark walls I cannot go dark..ugh…a tangled web I weave.  Here are a few random ideas to consider…


I am a big monogram fan but not sure it translates to “rocker chic” vibe…


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Bo is a huge fan of the many fur throws around the house.  I was thinking he needs a fur throw for his bed…. I have shared my love of fur on the bed before here.

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Clean out bookcases…we have more little children’s books than the law should allow. 

I would LOVE to add this AMAZING Gray Malin Surfboard to Bo’s room but it does not meet budget at the current time.

It would be such great wall art!



I will report back next week with more progress!

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23 Responses to One Room Challenge: Week 3
  1. That headboard is INCREDIBLE!!! Seriously stunning.

  2. Since I have a boy about the same age I’m so excited watching this come together!! The red monogram is perfect, and no words for the awesome headboard!

  3. Oh how I would love to have a Gray Malin surfboard…one can dream right?

  4. the headboard!!!!!!!!!! O. M. G.

    i wish i could afford to cover my entire house in gray malin everything. the surfboard would be tres awesome for a boy’s room. budgets are mean.

  5. we picked the same bedding! LOVE that.

  6. I love the surfboard idea. Good luck with all the juggling

  7. The headboard!!! So cool. I love it and its so perfect for a boys room. Everyone needs a furry throw pillow, of course! And wao, that Gray Malin Surf Board would be cool, but I’m sure you can find a more affordable vintage piece somewhere? How was Italy?

  8. I love the headboard, and all of your bedding options!! The fur throw will add such a luxe touch!

  9. That headboard is perfection. You could just put that in the room and call it done and everything would look fab. 🙂 Its coming together great.

  10. I love the surfboard and your overall color scheme! Excited to see how it all comes together especially since my own son will need a room design soon 🙂

  11. I hate that Bo is sad to see the bunk beds go, but I know two little boys who are very excited to have them 🙂

  12. That headboard looks fresh and fabulous, love it!


  13. Shut up with that headboard. It could not be better….what a great selection. I have no doubt you will figure out the bedding:)

  14. That headboard is epic! As always, the level of detail here is staggering.

  15. How fun is that headboard!

  16. That headboard! Knew it would be awesome but in person it is fantastic. I think you can rock a rocker monogram. Aren’t rockers rather ironic?!

  17. That headboard is amazing. Can’t wait to see this room come together!

  18. The headboard is amazing. Such a good idea to scotch guard it!

  19. Too funny, fretting about a lot of white that is going in my daughter’s room, working on a monogram headboard or pillows and was trying to pull the trigger on Gray Malin photo to add ‘real art’ to her room! That surfboard would be sick! LOVE the headboard!

  20. Holly – I love this! The monogram Red “TME” pillow is the bomb! I love the overall look! Cant wait to see the seagrass walls! You know I love your work! XO Lance @ Parker Kennedy Living

  21. Oh wow, Holly, everything you’re doing here is incredible. This is going to be the most amazing boy room ever!

  22. that headboard is amazing!!


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