It’s Wednesday, my favorite day of the week……..American Horror Story night!!!!!!
Oh yeah, and it’s also……….One Room Challenge update day!!!!!!!For new readers, the One Room Challenge was create by the lovely Linda from Calling it Home and challenges 20 design professionals to transform a room in six short weeks and give weekly updates on Wednesdays. If you haven’t been following my challenge so far please check out Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.
Construction progress is moving along slowly but surely. Architectural Elements has installed the huge, bad ass crown molding and my beloved ceiling medallion.
Also dying to see the big, bold piece of abstract art I had commissioned by Ted Collier installed smack dab in the middle of the bookcases. I worked with Architectural Elements and Ted a few years ago on a similar project with a built-in banquet with large scale abstract art for a modern bachelor pad and I think the collaboration was quite successful.Of course this time I will be increasing the drama with a traditional bookcases in edgy black. If you have been following my work for awhile you know I have a passion for black and white abstract art and this project will showcase an original, one-of-a-kind piece from Ted. My client and I took a field trip to his studio to discuss the vision.Love his space.
We ultimately decided to go in a Franz Klein inspired direction, this is one of my favorites…..I can’t wait to see what he comes up with!
All of the other art pieces we have selected are pretty darn ferocious as well. We will have a Gillian from my beloved Stephanie Vovas.An ADIDAS from the incredibly original and inspiring Nicole Cohen.I will say that this art selection has caused the most head scratching, especially from men. They are just a little confused on how this incorporates into a bedroom collection then one guy said “Oh, the “All day I dream about sex” print.” and then I was scratching my head. I had no idea that was a popular acronym for Adidas and now I love it!
I also want to share that Nicole Cohen is the creator Sketch 42, by far one of the smartest, most original, and visually appealing art/design blogs and she has just released a limited edition book featuring works of hers and every page is single sided and tearable for easy framing. GENIUS!
Now, for the piece that will take the coveted spot above the mantle….. I’m very proud to share that my client sourced it herself. I can’t tell you how much of a dream client she really is, I’m so lucky. She was originally contemplating Roman Polanski’s Nightmare by the artist that goes under the name Pure Evil in the UK.I adore it. Also love many others from the collection. But something just didn’t feel right. So we ended up selecting Rata Sliks “Portrait” and I am wild about it.It’s a signed, limited number and isn’t terribly large, so I am mounting a large mirror over the mantle and layering this over it. It’s going to be MAJOR. I do think the collection looks incredible together.Love large.
Please keep up with my design adventures on Insat @designdaredevil. Last week was littered with a lot of self-indulgent outfit posts from St. Louis Fashion Week but now I’m back to my daily uniform of leather jackets and leopard print tennis shoes and my picture taking is it’s regular pretty decor stuff. And gratuitous chihuahua shots. And my manicures….
Anyway, I appreciate all of the support, this has been a really fun challenge and I just can’t wait to cross the finish line. Please check out my fellow Design Daredevils, because let’s face it, you ain’t a scaredy cat to sign up for the One Room Challenge.
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