Hey hey y’all. I want to thank each and every one of the kind souls to leave me a sweet comment last week. I can’t tell you how encouraging it was to hear positive feedback. This ORC drama is a challenge fo realz. Thanks a lot for getting me into this mess Linda. Just kidding. But just kidding on the just kidding part.
If you aren’t familiar with the One Room Challenge, two things: 1. Why are you not currently cyber stalking me and already knowledgable of every pretty, filtered, detail of my life? 2. Please see last week’s (Week 1) post before continuing. I’m a stickler for chronological order. That’s probably why I’m still not into The Walking Dead. I missed the first season and didn’t have the time to catch up once the second season started and I had the best intentions of binging some weekend and getting into and it never happened and now it’s season 14 and I could care less about Glen and his girlfriend. Sorry Mom.
Anyway….I’m still stressed to the MAX about the bed. No updates on that.
Good news, all of the fabric/furniture/finishes have been selected and ordered. Biggest ticket item is architectural details, i.e. big ass crown molding, trim, chair rail and an intense built in shelving/bookcase system for the reading nook.
I’m using the above image as inspiration for my carpenter, Architectural Elements, as it is very similar to what I was visualizing to begin with. Creating the illusion of built in bookcases with closed storage on the bottom, wall mounted sconces, oversized black and white abstract art, Chesterfield style love seat, and a zebra rug. Ours will of course have a ton of books, but I will probably add a few more interesting objects to the mix. A combination of traditional and modern elements to create a timeless, layered feel.
So what are those elements you ask? Well let’s start with lighting. As you know we already decided on the sickeningly sexy Hanley Chandelier, but I will be adding an ornate ceiling medallion to give it that old world|modern tension that I live for.We already received the Mary McDonald Regine table lamps and we ordered four Mary McDonald Directiore sconces, two for above the headboard and two for the reading nook.But the most exciting order was……….
This burly man will be standing in as a nightstand.And I also sourced this vintage chair to be reupholstered for the writing desk.In what fabric you ask? Well…..I’ll give ya a peak at the entire package and leave you to guess what’s going where….Honestly, you know I’d love to over share and tell you where every single element is going as I love talking about myself and my work, but I’m exhausted and am going to have
a cocktail coffee instead. Please tell me what your predictions in the comments though…which fabric goes with chair, drapes, romans, pillows etc. I’d get a kick out of hearing!
Hopefully I make it back next week! If not, I’m in Florida wearing a coconut bra. But please follow up with these fancy ladies who are doing it big in their One Room Challenges without a doubt.
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