One Room Challenge Spring 2018: Week 4

I am a mess. I have little to report.  I had a crap week.  I have been busy running on the hamster wheel. I had a car accident that shook me yet didnt physically hurt me. thankfully.

I have replayed it in my mind a zillion times. I looked and the car wasn’t coming… but it was.  I pulled out and was hit by the kindest man who has worked so hard for his new car that he had owned for 3 days.  His car and mine were BAD. Airbags were out and we were emotionally shaken.  

The kind man called his wife as I called my husband. They arrived almost in tandem.  She parked and almost raced to ME. His wife raced to me!!!! She gave me a reassuring hug and said cars don’t matter but lives do. I was moved and still am.  I cannot shake this generous response. I want to learn her kind and generous spirit…

On to the project at hand….

As you may know from WEEK 1WEEK 2, WEEK 3 I am participating in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge.

Be sure to go back and read about each selection specifically.

SofaBernhardt Palisades Sofa (108″) 

Carpet –  Stark Carpet Tigress in Stone 

Sofa Fabric S.Harris in Wimbledon Velvet in Vintage Citrine.

Chairs –  Camino Swivel Chairs from Bernhardt Interiors.  

Chair FabricStroheim’s Janiculum Fuchsia. 

End Tables – Arbor Round Chairside Table from Bernhardt Interiors 

Paint – Farrow and Ball Wimbourne White in Full gloss 

Cocktail Table – Aerin for E.J. Victor Chatham cocktail table

Side ChairFlorence Broadhurst Cockatoo Chair from Selamat Designs

Be sure to check out all the Florence Broadhurst for Selamat Designs HERE

 Media Cabinet –  Selamat Florence Broadhurst Sydney Mod Pyramids Credenza 

Curtains– Stroheim’s Montargis Berry

FYI- I used Fabricut Finished Products to make my curtains. I am happy to introduce the newest service for Fabricut customers: Finished Products.

Curtain RodsGold brass rod with End caps

Hallway WallpaperMilton & King JUNGLE PALM 

Hallway PaintBenjamin Moore’s Citrus Burst 364 

Hallway Light – The Hudson Valley Travis Aged Brass Four-Light Pendant with Clear Acrylic Shade is a stunner from Bellacor

Here is the hallway inspiration:

Geraldine Neuwirth’s circus set floating shape #2 2016 Collage from Hidell Brooks Gallery 

Gucci Funky Fresh from The New Gallery of Modern Art. 

The mini ribbon and lips my fellow ORC friend and talented artist, Angela Blehm, whom I featured HERE. You can order the limited edition ribbon HERE

Chairish Print shop  provided the fabulous Small “Pink and Orange Forever” Small “Pink and Blue Forever”Small “Violet and Green Forever”Small “Blue and Green Forever”.  See my feature on Stephanie HERE

Gina Julian of Nashville  See my feature of her here

Gray Malin  Polka Dot Llama II and Polka Dot Llama I from the second installment of Gray’s Far Far Away .

Lighting and accessories certainly play a big role too. 

 Quorum Broadway 15″ High 2-Light Aged Brass Wall Sconce from Lamps Plus

 Dimond Swirl Glass Radiant Orchid Glass Table Lamps from Overstock (hoping they arrive in time)

 Cupcakes and Cashmere Gold One-Light Table Lamp with Metal Mesh 

 Mini Hinsdale 5-light LED Aged Brass Table Lamp 

 Pair of Diamond Cut Hurricanes from Overstock

 Studio 350 Metal Acrylic Accent Table  

I turned to my dear pals at Couture Lamps for Deer Antler Set  & Couture Carr Table Lamps 

Arianna Belle is crafting me some solid bright velvet pillows in Orchid, Purple and Capri Blue/

 York Wallcoverings Candice Olsen Dream On Onyx Wallpaper from Bellacor.-  this sadly didn’t ship in time and the closet lost its upgrade… hopefully it has future hope.

I am also upgrading the outlets in the spaces with these Legrand Adorne Dual USB, Plus Size Combo Outlet and White Wall Plate Bundle and the White Pop-Out 1-Gang Outlet (fingers crossed they arrive in time. )

Feiss Hounslow Oil Rubbed Bronze One-Light Flush Mount with Clear Glass 


Here are a few peeks… paint art and curtains… Much of the room still needs help. 

The curtains in Stroheim’s Montargis Berry are pure perfection.  The embroidered linen drapes beautifully and they come perfectly packaged ready to hand. The hem length is also spot on grazing the floor as I had hoped.  

 Cupcakes and Cashmere Gold One-Light Table Lamp with Metal Mesh is the perfect little accent lamp below the Mick Jagger painting by Charlie Hanavich from Hidell Brooks Gallery

This Mini Hinsdale 5-light LED Aged Brass Table Lamp is a stunner and provides a tremendous amount of light in the dark space. 

This hallway is getting its makeover today with the Citrus Burst Paint and the wallpaper from Milton & King tomorrow. 


I have little progress. The art that is here has been hung. The room needs the furniture to come together.

The curtains from Fabricut have been hung and they are stunners.

 I leave for London Thursday night.  I am going to see my daughter. I cannot wait because I miss her so very much! I get back Tuesday night.  I plan to install the rug and all the furniture on Wednesday.  That being said, all must arrive and work perfectly. We all know that doesn’t happen.  Nail biting….

 Follow along the other participants too!

Apartment 34 | Beginning in the Middle | Coco & Jack | The English Room | The Gold Hive

Gray Malin | Jenna Sue Design | Jojotastic | Kelly Rogers Int. | Linda Holt | Marcus Design

Michelle Gage | Natasha Habermann | The Painted House | Rambling Renovators

Sacramento Street | Shannon Claire | Sketch 42 | Stephanie Kraus | Style Me Pretty Living

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  • April 25, 2018

    Glad you are OK.

  • April 25, 2018

    Oh my goodness!!! So relieved to hear you and all are okay from the car accident. This room is going to be so good. Relax and enjoy London with your girl!!

  • April 25, 2018

    So glad you are alright . I know that was upsetting. Your room is coming along great. You are the only one I am following and I have loved seeing what you do. I am a retired art teacher and I love your brave art choices. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter.

  • April 25, 2018

    I’m really glad you’re OK. Accidents are scary and really make you concentrate on what’s important. I’m sure seeing your daughter will help!
    On a side note, I saw a backgammon table like yours in Palm Springs a few months ago, with translucent yellow and blue game pieces. Such a stunner! Your room is WOW already.

  • April 25, 2018

    So sorry to hear about your accident. You already have her kind spirit.

  • April 25, 2018

    i have to say… it helps to know that i’m not the only one feeling the pressure in week 4! hang in there!

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