One Room Challenge Fall 2016: Week 5

One week to go and no rest for the weary!

The Room:

See my One Room Challenge kickoff HERE to see all the before images of my new office,  Week 2,  Week 3 & Week 4.

The Progress:

Big things happened…the fab pink sofa FIT!!!! 

It arrived Monday while I was out and the lovely ladies in my office handled it getting in with the delivery guys without telling.  Apparently, it had to stand on the ends and a light fixture had to swung sideways.  All heroic measures aside it fit and is FAB!!!! They let me just see it when I walked in from a meeting. It was THE BEST SURPRISE!


It is so soft to the touch and so damn chic with the acrylic legs.


I am thrilled I went bold with the vibrant pink as I always am.  I have piled it high with pillows and even tested it for a nap in my near future.


 If the the shades are down don’t come knocking cause I will be napping.. 

I am no longer in a total state of disrepair yet, I gotta put my nose to the grindstone this weekend and get it done after another Saturday horse show.  Sunday will not be the day of rest for me.  I have photography scheduled for Monday. YIKES!


I still cannot get over how great the carpet turned out. I am such a fan especially the animal prints

National Karastan Month:
Reminder: National Karastan Month is taking place from now through November 8th. National Karastan Month includes all luxury Karastan carpets, and features the lowest prices of the season and no interest until January 2018. Get shopping friends and replace that old carpet. 
National Karastan Month Sweepstakes:
They are also hosting a National Karastan Month sweepstakes from now through November 3rd. They are giving away two product prizes: an 8×10 area rug and up to $1, 000 off a SmartStrand Silk carpet. Enter HERE.  #LiveBeautifullywithKarastan 

My old office is now full of stuff that still needs to be organized and moved too…add it to the list.

The Inspiration:

See the details HERE

The Plan:

Reminder here is the plan… 


The Sources:

Pink Velvet Sofa with Acrylic Legs – ALL Modern

Navy and Brass Chairs– Joss & Main

Orange Wool Egg Chair – ALL Modern

Wicker Chairs – ATG Stores

Geode Table – ATG Stores

Acrylic Game Table– ATG Stores

Hand Dishes– ATG Stores 

Geode Pulls – ATG Stores

Side Tables– Joss & Main

Navy Lamps – Joss & Main

Flat Roman Shades in DVF Cumulus Fabric -The Shade Store

White and Gold Luna Hanging Light – Crystorama

Hague Blue & Wimborne White Paint– Farrow & Ball


Hang the hall fixture

Accessorize my office

Hang the additional Art

Have the upholstered rooms and drawers put back in…


Put the amazing agate hardware from ATG Stores on the doors and drawers…


Hang the gallery Wall – UGH!

 It should be the highlight but it is currently proving to be the headache as I have added 3 more Iris’ portraits in the past week including these 2 from illustrator Kate Worum:


Kate Worum / Iris Apfel

This beauty is by Miles Purvis Art and she should be coming in hot tomorrow…


Hang & Create the Vision Board.

A vision board you ask? …A vision board is a powerful visualization tool to help you organize and embrace your goals. I even made a Pinterest Board to take my regular inspiration board to the next level.  I am going to get these goals accomplished #goaldigger!

If Oprah and Huff Post think it works then I am on board. 

Here are some examples:  






I even had the frame made in mirror to remind me to reflect only on my personal goals.  


One Room Challenge for those not in the know,  is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy’ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish hosted by Linda of Calling it Home.

See all my previous ORC reveals Fall 2013,  Spring 2014,  Spring 2015,  Fall 2015

 For the next 2 Wednesday’s, we will all be giving you updates on our room progress. 

See all the Week 1 introductions here-

Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House

Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart

Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely

Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s

Waiting on Martha  

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