One Room Challenge Fall 2015: Week 4

One step forward and two steps back is this weeks ORC theme, sadly. 


See my ORC WEEK 1,  WEEK 2, and WEEK 3 if you are just tuning in.  

The only real progress is the AMAZING KARASTAN EXOTICS carpet as installed and it ROCKS!  I use this series in leopard and antelope constantly as it is the most durable and camouflaging carpet I have ever seen while still being uber chic.




My beautiful custom curtains from Tonic Living arrived in pristine condition as did my pillows. The malachite fabric is more beautiful than you can imagine and the workmanship of Tonic Living is immaculately sewn and tailored at each pleat.  They are being hung on Friday. I cannot wait to share them.  

The cool Crystorama Light Fixture is going to be a beauty but the canopy was not as large as anticipated because I did not measure. I then had the can switched to a hanging fixture and left a big hole in the dang ceiling that has to be patched, re-sheetrocked and repainted in order to hang the fixture,  UGH! 
I did pick up a few great elements for the room.  
I picked up one of these carved skulls from High Point Market. Is going to be a fab addition to the gallery wall. 
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I also ordered this Mark & Graham Game Set for our upcoming family game nights in our newly revamped playroom. 


Now, I really messed up! Neither sideboard I chose was available and I am on a mad hunt for a 80+” wide storage piece.  I am afraid to hang the gallery wall without this piece.  

Suggestions in stock?  


I have my photographer scheduled in about 10 days.  Lots left to happen!!!!!

Find and install the sideboard piece

Curtain install scheduled Nov 30th

Hang Gallery Wall and other art

Install Wallpaper in Bookshelves Nov 6th

Style Bookshelves and Room

Sofa to be Delivered with Pillows on Nov 6th

Here is the room plan with the updated elements.

OB-ORC Fall 2015

Carpet – Karastan Exotics Aberdale Antelope

Sofa Fabric – Duralee velvet with Teflon

Sofa Back- Purple Vinyl by Kravet

Art Prints from Minted – Kristi Kohut

Wall Paint – All White by Farrow & Ball

Trim & Ceiling- Off Black by Farrow & Ball 

I do want to not the sheen of the FULL GLOSS by Farrow & Ball to go unnoticed.  It has the most unreal lacquer finish I have ever experienced straight out of the can. 

NOTE: this is dry paint. 


Wallpaper for shelves –  by Lindsay Cowles

Chairs – Lazzaro Leather

Game Chairs – Ikea Tobias existing

Chandelier- Crystorama Layla 5 Light Antique Gold Chandelier

Lamps – Times Two Design Lamps

Curtains- Tonic Home Malachite 

Pillows- Christian Lacroix Caribe Perroquet

Tonic Home Malachite,  

Arianna Belle Leopard 

Coffee Table/ Ottoman– Ambella Home Harlow in Mongolian Fur

Cabinet pulls – Small Custom Purple Agate Slice Drawer Pulls Knobs

Game Table – Ikea Docksta table has better proportions than the CB2.  It is also local and ready to pick up.  

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Are you scared for me? You should be…


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  • October 28, 2015

    I’m sure it will all come together in the end. I love your carpet choice and the high gloss paint…incredible. You are going to have such a great eclectic mix.

  • October 28, 2015

    I’m a little scared but I know you will pull it out! I saw a few sideboards today at Sleepy Poet!

  • October 28, 2015

    I am dying over the high gloss of your paint. This is looking amazing. Good sideboard thoughts coming your way.

  • October 29, 2015

    Just thinking about this room coming together makes me smile! That carpet is so so good…..kind of wish I had ordered it:)

  • October 29, 2015

    I love how it’s coming together! I adore the antelope – I had it cut and bound as a rug in my dining room. It is fantastic!!!

  • November 2, 2015

    This is going to be amazing! I saw a number of available long sideboards at Greenfront last week….Building 10!

    You are my inspiration!

  • January 29, 2016

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