One Room Challenge: Week One

If it's your first time here welcome!
Thanks for popping over to see what I'm up to during this six week challenge.

I'm so very thankful to Linda at Calling It Home for asking me to be an official participant in the One Room Challenge this Spring.
 
I'll be honest the ORC has been the best incentive for me to complete a room in my own home. I tend to procrastinate when it comes to making decisions for my own house.

In my last ORC I refreshed our dining room.  You can check out the details here.



So my daughter is thrilled that I'm participating this time around because it's her room I'm going to tackle.
 
Here's what it looks like now
 
Ralph Lauren pink and toile custom bedding and draperies
 
Original nursery furniture
 
Vintage headboard and footboard
 
Extremely messy closet
 
 
 
 
Don't get me wrong I love the bedroom and I was crazy about this pink and white Ralph Lauren toile. But I installed the curtains and duvet over 10 years ago when my daughter was a baby and she's 11 now and begging for a change.
 
So for her 11th birthday I'm gonna make it happen. She wants the toile out. She wants lavender and blue in and the room to function a lot better since her room is on the small side.
 
I totally got this.
 
The Plan:
 Whenever approaching a room to decorate you need to start with a full plan and budget before you begin.
Like they say "If you fail to plan then plan to fail".

To improve function of the space:
 
A new desk for studying
Closet organizer
Task Lighting

To improve style:
New modern headboard
New bedding
New draperies
New accessories

Here's what I'm including in my design plan

This mirror

Bungalow 5

This wallpaper

Schumacher
 
 This fabric

Quadrille/Alan Campbell
This bench
recovered.

Horchow

And from the ORC sponsors

This linen from Loom Décor

Fog Loom Décor

This art from Minted

Land of Plenty

And this desk from Wayfair

 
How?
By setting a strict budget and
we're consigning old furniture, clothing and using birthday money to pay for the new stuff ...  my girl's gotta understand the value of a dollar!
 
And don't forget to come back next Wednesday to see what I'm going to do with these beauties...


Anthropologie
 
 
And you MUST take a look at the other extremely talented one-room challengers...
 
 
You need to check out their rooms here:

 

 

 

 

P.S. This challenge is not a contest it's just for fun-- there are no judges or prizes and no one wins ... well in this case my daughter would consider herself the winner!



Thanks for reading!! xoxo