One Room Challenge: WEEK 2

Last week, I introduced you to the One Room Challenge headed up by Calling It Home.

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

ORCBanner Fall 13

Here is my WEEK 1 post where you can see my disaster of a home office and my to do list.
This week I do not have a huge amount of progress to report other than I have a real plan for this room.
I find it is important to come up with all the large aspects for any room you are planning first.
Things to consider always are:
Walls- paint or wallpaper
Lighting- lamps and ceiling 
Flooring- carpet, area rugs, hardwood, tile, etc…
Window Treatments- curtains, blinds, shades, etc…
Furniture- how much seating do you need? What is the main focus of this room?
Furniture Plan-  Always lay out your plan to be sure your items will fit. If you do not want to draw it out just use masking tape in the room.
I then fill in with artwork and accessories which are equally important but, can be step 2.
Here are the choices I have nailed down this far.  

Wallpaper –Thibaut Tanzania in Tangerine

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Light Fixture – Robert Abbey Penelope Pendant in Orange

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Bookshelves – CB2 Array Yellow Bookcases


Lamps – Lamps Plus Tender Shoots Apothecary Table Lamp


Roman Shade Fabric – Spoonflower Holli Zollinger Elephant and Umbrella Pop

Screen Shot 2013-10-08 at 10.16.34 PMSeat cushion Fabric – Pindler & Pindler Sharma in Mango


Desk Chairs – PB Teen Furlicious Airgo Chair


Paint for Bookshelves – Benjamin Moore 364 Citrus Burst


much more to do, decide and execute…The final reveal is November 6th. 

Here are the lucky participants on this ORC. Be sure to check out their weekly progress too. 


See you next Wednesday with more updates.

Feel free to drop by and help me purge….not my strong suit.  I am a designer and a secret hoarder of things.


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  • October 9, 2013

    LOVE all the vibrant colors! That wallpaper is amazing. This is going to be such a fun space!

  • October 9, 2013

    Three cheers for you for using such great colors. And that wallpaper is one of my favorites. Great work!

  • October 9, 2013

    Oooh, that wallpaper is going to look fabulous!! LOVE your fun combination!

  • October 9, 2013

    Such a fun space! I love the bookshelf- it allows the books to make a statement while not being intrusive. Great chair, too, and an amazing combination of patterns.

  • October 9, 2013

    Love the fun color scheme! Adore the orange spots wallpaper you picked. The fabrics are lovely, too. This room will be a happy room once it’s finished, can’t wait to see more next week!

  • October 9, 2013

    I’m crazy for everything you’re doing here, Holly! Especially the Tanzania! I can’t wait to see this all come together!

  • October 9, 2013

    Love that wallpaper. You will never want to leave this room!

  • October 9, 2013

    What a fun color combination! The wall paper alone will make such a difference.

  • October 9, 2013

    Vibrant, fun colors. Love them & that fab, furry chair!

  • October 9, 2013

    Oh….this room is going to be wonderful. Love the Thibaut wallpaper…I have the samples and wish I could get someone to use them!

  • October 9, 2013

    I think this is going to be my favorite office space. In fact, I am may copy it . Your tips and advice are fantastic. I’m also using Thiabut, but for fabric.

  • October 9, 2013

    WOW is this fun! I cannot wait to see it all together!

  • October 9, 2013

    I’m so excited to see your bold use of color. Looking forward to seeing this one come together!

  • October 9, 2013

    I adore that wallpaper and love your colors. This space is going to be fabulous!

  • October 9, 2013

    yes, yes, yes! love how you’re mixing all of these colors and patterns. that’s right up my alley! I LOVE that wallpaper! and love holli’s fabrics. can’t wait to see how this comes together! it’s going to be great! i’m posting my update tomorrow as a linking participant! would love for you to check out!

  • October 12, 2013

    LOVE! You have amazing style. i’m so glad you are doing the orc, this is my dream room. It’s going to be fun watching it unfold!

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