The days are clicking along quickly and I'm starting to feel the pressure of the One Room Challenge.
If you missed week one, click here!
If you missed week one, click here!
This was the week of making decisions.
I have a specific budget to work within, (don't we all) and so first step is setting priorities. While the decorator part of me wants to make everything pretty, the designer in me wants the room to actually FUNCTION for my clients. Once we've decided on the furniture and lighting, then I'll know how much cash I have left for the ultimate fun--faaaaaaabbbbbrrriiiic.
But I digress...back to the furniture.
They *need* new nightstands. I was looking for something a bit modern, and visually light. I found one piece I liked, but it didn't have legs and wasn't the perfect height.
I thought she might have perfect nightstands in stock, because her basement/warehouse of vintage furniture is a magical place. Instead, she put together a custom piece; exactly what I needed.
Imagine these glossy white with brass knobs.
They'll go up against their gray bed. Oh, and did you notice the walls got painted? ;-)
If you missed it, the walls and bed used to look like this:
Imagine all of this gone!
New, wider upholstered bed, fresher nightstands, new walls, and all new bedding.
Oh, and can we talk about the windows for a minute? Do you see how the one shade is hanging down while the other is up? Yeah, they're going. Broken. Gone. New solution!
More on that later...it's in the works.
Are you still with me? There are many changes happening here. Hang on.
Let's switch to the opposite wall. The TV wall.
Now that the walls are painted (below) it's time to address this huge wall.
First, the TV stand needs to be a more appropriate width and height. They really can't see the television as it is. Thankfully they've agreed to mount it on the wall instead and a new TV stand is in the works.
Before we began this master bedroom, my client bought sawhorse legs, sprayed them gold, and was planning to add a glass top.
Glass would be pretty, but in the back of my mind, throughout the whole scheming of this plan, I'm thinking three words.
Custom. Luxe. Unique.
So marble, obviously. ;-)
I twisted my client's arm and she agreed to a custom marble top for their table.
Cue the dancing and margaritas!
I sketched up this design for the table and my marble guys are making it now!
This was inspired by Greek key pattern and will have a beveled edge.
It's being delivered in a couple weeks and I can hardly stand the wait!
Oh, and yes, this beauty is on it's way to the master bedroom. I've heard it's a beast to put together, but we're nothing if not determined.
Are you seeing the room come together? Am I throwing too much random information at you?
I hope you can see the vision. We've got the necessities figured out annd now I can move on to textiles and linens. If you want true sneak peeks of this project be sure to be friends with me on Instagram.
I asked my clients a couple questions for this week. Because as I mentioned in week one, it's all about the process. I think part of the reason the ORC is so popular (thank Linda for putting this all together!) is because the readers want the inside scoop of how a room really gets done in six weeks.
Q: What's the most challenging part of working with a designer?
A: Going outside my comfort zone and trusting your vision. Since we have worked together before and I trust you completly, this has also become the most exciting and fun part about with a designer.
Q: What's the most fun?
A: See above. I am horrible at making decisions and often second-guess myself. Having a designer I trust has taken this component out of the design process!
Q: Are you happy you agreed to the ORC or is it more intense than you bargained for?
A: I am estatic to be part of the ORC. It is a great and fun distraction from everyday life. I'm thrilled that this room will come together quickly.
Thanks C.! It definitely helps that we've worked together before.
I'm excited to see the room finished.
Have you seen the other 19 ORC projects in the works? I'm pretty pumped for all of them and already have favorites. Don't forget about the additional linking participants. Their second post goes live tomorrow.
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Thanks for reading today! Now it's back to work while reading through everyone's post. This is so fun! What do you think so far?
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