For someone that’s embarrassingly early to literally EVERYTHING, I’ve chosen to be fashionably late to week one of the One Room Challenge. And by fashionably late, I mean I’ve taken a break from my anxiety around this situation and decided to finally write this at the 11th hour. But, tomato, tomato…
For those of you that may be unfamiliar, the One Room Challenge is a six-week challenge to transform a room that happens twice a year. They feature some crazy talented designers, and allow guest participants for hot messes like myself to play along. Participants share their progress once a week, and then reveal their transformed space at the end of the six weeks. As far as I’m concerned, this is literally the best thing since I heard Saved By The Bell may be having a reunion.
With all that said, operation turn the storage room into an office has officially begun.
**cue the hyperventilation and meltdowns**
So here’s the space. (do not judge me Karen)
Beautiful right? It gets better…
And here’s the door to the closet on the other side of the room (don’t ask me what’s inside).
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m not exactly a planner. I’m often indecisive, and more of a fly by the seat of your pants type of girl when it comes to design. So if you’re looking for someone with a clear vision, you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m still learning, and I do my thinking through a series of stressful polls on Instagram (often with dramatic music), and then make my final decisions by flipping a coin. I will say, somehow it always works out.
With that said, I have done some thinking. I heard mood boards are how you fit in with the cool kids, and so here’s my attempt of something that will likely change 17 times:
When asked what my vision is, I can best describe it through music, and how I want the room to make me feel. As for this room, the first song that came to mind was Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles. I know answering my vision with a song may sound crazy, but it’s the only way I know how. Just trust me on this, ok?
As for my thoughts on the next few weeks, here’s what I’m thinking:
Week 1: Clean out the office, finalize overall vision
Week 2: Finalize paint colors and mural decision. (at least one of each goes up)
Week 3: Finalize and order major furniture pieces. Finalize and install lighting.
Week 4: Style/assemble any furniture + any other paint or structural updates.
Week 5: Blinds, decorative accents, wall decor
Week 6: Any final touches and reveal!
I’m fairly confident none of these will be in order, and there will be lots of crying (and emotional eating). Either way, I’m super excited. For more details and fun, I’ll be sharing way more in stories on my Instagram. Please be sure to pop in and answer one of my million polls, and don’t forget to check out the featured designers and guest participants.
See you guys next week, wish me luck!
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