One Room Challenge – Final Reveal

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Well here we are and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, right?  The time has come for the big reveal of my renovated/completed Living Room as part of the One Room Challenges TM Linking Event. The last six weeks have been interesting. I’ve gone from being super motivated to complete a space that has been sitting in various states of disarray for the last year and a half, to being completely unmotivated and wrapped up in life. I am happy to say, that I have a complete room that I am very thrilled with. Thank you all for your kind words of support and most of all thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for coming up with this amazing concept called the One Room Challenge TM. There have been some super talented people participating this year in both the sponsored group and the linking group! Be sure to check them all out! Feel free to take a peak back at my journey these six weeks.

Week One: The Plan
Week Two: Productivity
Week Three: Procrastination
Week Four: The Freak Out
Week Five: Go Time
Week Six: The Big Reveal

So without further adieu…..

I give you the before….

 Living Room BEFORE

Keep in mind that the furnishings all belong to the previous owner, so no negative comments please.  But this is the view standing in the dining room, looking down into the living room.  We had a 7″ step down that had an ugly dated banister dividing the space.  So, here we go with the after….

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This is for all of you who were on TEAM MAGENTA…. I decided to photograph the space both ways to see how I liked it.  Well, it adds interest, but also weight, which being an inside townhome in Alexandria, you crave natural light.  So anything that took away from that, regardless of how it really started to grow on me, pushed it to the return category.  Don’t worry, I will still be on the search for that perfect lilac/mauve/magenta fabric to make some custom panels.  So until then, my STRIPE neutrals will go back up.

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BEFORE view into the dining room....

This is the view standing in the living room, looking back at the dining room.  You can really see the whole space and the possibilities here.  So down the banister went and opened up the floor plan for multiple options of furniture placement.  If you have followed me through this journey you will remember my affinity to symmetry.  There are lots of different versions of symmetry, but I am a traditionalist in that sense and crave the balanced symmetry!

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So I didn’t officially renovate much of anything in my dining room, I do have plans to replace the table and chairs (inherited in my marriage) as well as replace the light fixture.  In the meantime the chairs got a refresh with the fabulous Charcoal Dot’s fabric by Domesticate!  LOVE IT and they really tie the two spaces together nicely.

 The Details…

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My secondary focal wall was important to me.  I have a great focal wall with the fireplace but it was really important to me that you have a great view no matter where you are sitting in the space.  I changed up my original gallery per say, trading out a large white platter, for the amazing gilded angel wings.

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The AMAZING Leopard Lumbar Pillows are from the super awesome Betsy at Little Design Co!  My crazy fun throw back to my original Ibis Lamps, the Tallon candlestick, is from Furbish Studio, a wonderful shop in Raleigh, NC. The prints on the focal wall are from the uber talented Charleston artist, Lulie Wallace.  The gilded Angel Wings are from Ballard Designs.

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A little nod to all of my Meredith College Avenging Angels out there!

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So I decided that I liked the original finish on the coffee table I ordered from Ballard Designs. I am still sticking to my words, they need to open a storefront here in the DC Metro Area!!

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I got super lucky with the light on photo shoot day!  However, I didn’t want to interrupt his nap time!  The white and black pillows are made with the fabric Charcoal Dots from one of my favorite textile designers, Andrea and her company Domesticate!  You can find all of her fabulous designs on Spoonflower.

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Ok, so you’ve asked and here it is….

FULL SOURCE LIST

 Living Room Paint Color: Ellie Gray, Sherwin Williams

Dining Room Paint Color: Palladian Blue, Benjamin Moore

Braided Jute Area Rug

Durham Coffee Table

Blue Slipper Chairs

Leopard Lumbar Pillows: Little Design Co

Faux Sheepskin Hide

Gray Linen Sofa

Charcoal Dots Throw Pillows: Domesticate via Spoonflower

Pink and Blue Ikat Dot Pillows: Stein Mart

Zebra Linen Pillow: Stein Mart

White & Gold Round Side Table: Target

Tallon Candlestick

Carved Wood Basket

Mirror & Gold Round Tray:  TJ Maxx

Mercury Glass Votives: Anthropologie

Blue Ginger Jar

Flowers: Safeway

Blue and White Metal Tray: One Kings Lane

Coffee Service Set

Black and Tan Baskets

Artwork Prints: Lulie Wallace

Gold Artwork Frames: Michaels

Round Dinner Plates

Gilded Angel Wings

Black and Gold Lamps

Silver Bamboo Floor Lamp: Pier One Imports

Off white Cabinet

Kids White Table

Kids Whicker Chairs: Ikea

Large Tilt Mirror: NC State Flea Market Mirror Man

Black/Cream/Gray Striped Drapery Panels:  Fabric G Street Fabrics

Drapery Hardware: Overstock.com

Matchstick Woven Roman Shades: Home Decorators Collection for Home Depot

Boxwood Topiaries: Home Goods

Sunburst Mirror: Ballard Designs

Driftwood Frames: Michaels

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Rectangular Decorative Tiles – Black and White : Sid Dickens

Zebra Bust: Anthropologie

Wedding Portraits: Emily Alane Photography

Wedding Portrait Frames: Michaels

So there you have it.  It’s been over a year and a half in the making, collecting, searching, purchasing, re-purchasing, minor demo but it is complete and I’ve got great pretty photos to boot!  Thank you all for joining me on this journey.  It’s been a blast and I am already scheming on how I can complete my master bathroom next spring!  It’s really the last major space renovation that we plan to do in the house and I may be crazy for thinking it can be done in 6 weeks. Be sure to take a peak at everyone who joined me on this crazy journey!  I know I look forward to seeing everyone’s results! I am honestly humbled to see how many of you have taken the time to check out what I am doing and provide me feedback.  Thank you, each and every one of you.  I am still amazed that I have had individuals from far across the globe following little old me.  Again THANK YOU!  If I have made you laugh and given you any inspiration, then I have fulfilled my goal!  I’m still relatively new to this whole blogging thing, so this has gotten me in a routine of posting at least once a week.  My personal goal will be to continue that trend.  So stick around, give me a follow.  I will take you on my journey of life as a commercial designer, mommy of a toddler and wife to a die hard Carolina Panther’s fan and excellent daddy!  Until next week!

xoxo,

Emily

PS for now, I’m going to relax and hang with my two favorite people!  And seriously, how lucky am I to have a friend like Emily Alane Photography!

A and N

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One Room Challenge – Week Three

Thank you for checking in to see what Week Three has in store for me on this One Room Challenge, brought to you by Linda at Calling it Home.  To take a look back at Week One and Week Two, you can catch up in the links and see my plan and progress.

Ok, so week three and I didn’t do all that well… I thought that week four was supposed to be the hard one? It’s been a busy week.  I hate to say it but my progress has really not been what I had hoped.  I did however venture out and do a lot of sight-seeing shopping.  This is when I don’t find anything specific to my project, but I find a TON of sights to see on my shopping trip.  I was a very good and stuck to my budget and didn’t buy anything that wasn’t part of the original plan. Have you ever had a shopping trip where you were just overwhelmed with all of the magical objects so much that you couldn’t focus long enough to really see things?  I had this experience this past weekend. I call this DADD, Designer Attention Deficit Disorder.  Not to be confused with regular Attention Deficit Disorder of which I also suffer from.

I would love to say that I am still on the design high from last week. But it was a busy work week at my full time job (my desk moved from one building to another), wife and mom duty would not let up and this momma got sick. It occasionally happens.  As mom’s we are famous for “shaking it off” (thank you Taylor Swift for a new theme song) when we fall a little under the weather.  Thankfully for me I had my mommy come for a little visit and she makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches and soup!  I managed to get a little Birthday celebrating in there as well.

Some notes from this weekend’s adventures…. GO, no RUN to LUCKETTS Store in Lucketts, Virginia, as in NOW!  If you love old doors, architectural details and just beautiful things that are just awesome, you will not be disappointed.  I’ve lived in the DC metro area for going on six years and I have always heard about this jewel, just hadn’t made the trip.  They have market several times a year where the store has tons of vendors that flood their area.  It’s just AMAZING and you need to check it out.  It’s only about an hour/hour and half from DC, but so worth it!!!  I tried unsuccessfully to convince my dear husband that we needed to take home about four sets of antique doors.  These were just some of the amazing things I found.  I will need to go back without toddler and without husband to really dive into the goodies here. Sensory overload is an understatement!!!

 

I mean seriously!  Do they have a hotline to save doors and windows?
I mean seriously! Do they have a hotline to save doors and windows?
I really, really wanted this guy!
I really, really wanted this guy!

 

I think I almost had him, with this pair!
I think I almost had him, with this pair!
This ones for you Angie!
This ones for you Angie!

 

Seriously, they have just about everything!
Seriously, they have just about everything!
One last one for the road...
One last one for the road…

Next up on my weekend festivities was Gone Girl. It is a crazy messed up movie, but it’s awesome.  I didn’t read the book but now I want to!  Those of you who enjoy any of the variety of crazy that is on the Bravo, (No judgment zone, myself included) you will laugh out loud and feel  a high level of discomfort  all at the same time.  It’s been quite a while since I was in the movie theater where several collective and synchronized GASP’s came from the audience.  It’s a roller coaster that I’m glad I got to take!  Must make mental note, the hubs and I really need more date nights sans toddler!

So you want to know what I’ve done with my room so far. Well here it is, THESE beautiful creatures arrived Friday

 

Thank you Betsy @ Little Design Co!
Thank you Betsy @ Little Design Co!

I subcontracted out some pillow making to this lovely lady and her assistant.

 

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A girl, her grandma and a sewing machine…

Those of you who have toddlers (2 year olds specifically) can appreciate that we are just living in their world; therefore, we are their assistants. Right?!?!?!? My mom daughter sewed the fabulous Charcoal Dot’s fabric from Domesticate into two pillows to go on the big comfy couch!

Also, cleared out the room, shifted the rug and center everything on the fireplace.

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A little to the left….

 

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You know your all jealous of my fabulous accessories… (i.e. pink bubble mower)

I did get the overhead light ordered, but it won’t be shipped until Oct 28th. It will be a miracle if it makes it and gets installed before my final photos are taken.  You will have to stay tuned to see which one I ended up picking. Mainly, because I may just up and change my mind, no designer has ever done this right?!?!?!

I would love to say that this upcoming week I will be more productive; but alas, I highly doubt this since I will be all about this……

 

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Yep, you are seeing that correctly. It’s a Twinx, a Twinkie, stuffed with a Twix, wrapped in bacon and deep fried.  I am sure that there will be a ton of equally horrific yet fascinating food, people watching and gluttony to be had this weekend at the North Carolina State Fair! Follow me on Instagram to get all the goodies that I won’t post here. @emiglitter

I may have to make a stop in one of my favorite retailers for all things funky and fabulous Furbish Studio for a little “market research”.  I love it! Today’s test statement to see if my husband actually reads my blog, no hints friends, we will see how long it takes for him to say something. I love that I can tell him its market research for my work and really it’s just a shopping trip. J Perks of the trade!

We are off to visit with family, have our annual fall photo session with the amazing and talented Emily Alane Photography.  I mean, seriously guys and gals you have to check her out.  She took this masterpiece in last year’s fall photos and I cannot WAIT to see what she captures this year!

 

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photo by Emily Alane Photography

 So to recap the official to-do list for my Challenge, here is where we are sitting at week 3.

1. Remove horrible and ugly dated banister and patch the (hopeful) hardwoods beneath. Please lord, let the hardwoods be in good shape and please let me not have to keep it for building code reasons. This right here was the “You’re going to do what? Comment.

2.  Center seating area on the fireplace. This has bothered me from day one. With the banister in place, it really limits you on where you can place furniture. Until now the couch has been on the banister wall and we have a bowling alley down the middle. All is right with the world, now that I can have my symmetry! It may not be perfect but it’s balanced and that just makes my life feel complete!

3.  Create a secondary focal wall, so that no matter where you sit in the room, you have a pretty view. Have I mentioned that I have and OCD tendency for perfect symmetry? Really hoping to find some extra-large plate hooks on my travels this weekend.

4.  Purchase; Frame new artwork prints from the amazing Charleston artist Lulie Wallace. Seriously you need to check out her florals and her new tabletop series. She also has textiles and lunchboxes!

5.  Purchase lighting. I really don’t understand why builders don’t put overhead lighting in homes. Let’s face it, cost. So, I am going to attempt to source some super cool lighting that I can use on top of an existing buffet. Then the piece de resistance… ceiling swag for the seating area. I am going to have to get really creative since hubbie is keeping me on a very tight budget for this. Stay tuned, I got one ordered, but it may or may not be here in time. May have to get super creative and pull out those 3D Art skills!

6.  Purchase a coffee table. Quite frankly it’s embarrassing that I haven’t had one. Or what is worse that we have been using my daughters play table as our coffee table. So I am “living” with the current stain from the coffee table, and it is sort of growing on me. I am not sure if this is because, I really don’t want to sand and stain the thing, or if it is really just growing on me.

7.  Keep an area for my daughter to have her play table and chairs. This will also involve the use of creative storage solutions (i.e. baskets galore) to hide those fabulous brain stimulating, make your kid smart, bright and obnoxious toys! Who am I kidding here, there will always be a space for my daughter to play, regardless of whether or not it looks pretty. Take note in the “cleared room” photos there are toys EVERYWHERE! Even in my after photos, I plan to make it all beautiful and then let her have five minutes in the room and then photograph it.  Let’s face it people, there is “photography ready” and life.  Most of us live in life, so learn to see the beauty in the everyday as well!

8.  Make throw pillows. I collect fabric and I’ve found some major winners on Spoonflower.com. While I do know how to sew, it is not something I enjoy. Mostly because to do it right, it requires taking up lots of space and making a MESS! I may attempt to get my mom to help me on this one, since she is coming for a visit in two weeks. Thank you Momma, you’re the best!

9.  Drink some wine. I figure this will more than likely be a vital part of this challenge. Did I mention I have a two year old and a full time job. I really feel as if I let my readers down on this one, aside from the glass I had at my birthday dinner, I really didn’t drink much of anything besides hot tea this week. I guess it’s the being sick part. I promise, I will do my best to make up for it this week though it may be beer, since I am going to Raleigh.

10.  Source and or make new MAUVE drapery panels. Still having a hard time typing that MAUVE… Yeah, so I am still having a hard time with this one. I did make the current black, gray and cream horizontal stripe panels several years ago and I do still like them.  I will have to check my old haunts for some good mauvey/lilac-y fabric this weekend and see if I really want to change them out.  My fabric sources here have let me down a bit lately.

11.  Accessorize, style and find a photographer to capture some really amazing shots of the completed project. Still searching for that photographer in the Northern VA area that may want to help build their portfolio and help me photograph the final product. 

Well I guess, I should feel a bit better after revising my master to do list, really only three major items that I can’t check off at least part of the task, not too shabby! Keep checking back as this is the official half way mark of the challenge.  Oh crap, just realized that these three weeks have zoomed by and that means that the next three weeks will no doubt zoom by as well.  Please take a moment and check out the amazing talent that Linda has gathered for the One Room Challenge as well as all of the Linking Participants here.  Good luck everyone!

Until next week!

Xo, Emily

One Room Challenge – Week Two

HI, I'm Olaf and I'm in BAD Design JAIL!
HI, I’m Olaf and I’m in BAD Design JAIL!

Thanks for stopping back by to see my progress on this One Room Challenge Journey. To take a step back and see the overall plan link back here. As you can see by the photo above, the banister is not where it used to be!  I was so incredibly happy to discover that we did not have to keep the banister. We have a single step down less than 8”so no banister is required per IBC Building Code. 🙂

So my first week of the challenge really consisted of mostly my Sunday.  As my Saturday was spent visiting with these guys!  I know insert the AWWWWWW….. I seriously want a bunny, but really I just want to look at them and say aren’t they cute.  I do believe that our Husky and Westie would not be keen on the bunny.  Well not keen as a playmate anyways!

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And these two…. because after all it is FALL, my most favorite time of year.  What is Fall without a little trip to the pumpkin patch/corn maze/giant slide/giant pale of hay/petting zoo in Southern Maryland.  It is nothing, nothing I say!

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I have to say, I am still riding on a Designer’s HIGH  from Sunday when I took the chance and unscrewed the banister. This was either going to be very good or very bad. My home was built in 1996 by a track builder. As a side note, the preceding comments are no way trying to offend/discredit any track builders as there are good ones and bad ones, like anything else in life. It has been my experience that they are typically most concerned with the bottom line and unfortunately that may or may not be carried out with the best craftsmanship. In my case we have run into both while doing various renovations on our home. I was really worried that the hardwoods under the banister would be unstained . I was ELATED to find out that they just took the easy way and screwed it into the finished floor. Please keep in mind that my husband has been against this from day one…. “don’t fix what isn’t broken” is his motto. Silly man, doesn’t he know he married a designer?  A sad little fact, I owned more power tools than he did when we first got married. Last father’s day I purchased him his first power drill. (Mainly b/c mine needed to be replaced)

 

Simply used a pair of pliers and a Phillips Head Screwdriver.
Simply used a pair of pliers and a Phillips Head Screwdriver.

So removing the banister was a lot easier than I thought. I just pried off the wooden top caps to discover a basic screw. I opted for the good old fashioned Phillips head. My deal with the hubs is worst case scenario; we just put it back if the job turned into something larger than we wanted to tackle. I wanted to be sure to try and keep all of the original screws, just in case.

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A little Elbow grease…. and

It took me all of about twenty minutes to unscrew each of the 16 screws by hand. With the help of my trusty two year old assistant putting them into our standard “storage of random parts” zip lock, and then the muscle of my husband and myself, we lifted up the banister and discovered this…

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Sweet glorious finished hardwoods, with tiny little screw holes. I am not going to lie, songs were sung. It was as if doves were released and fireworks went off. Ok, that may be a bit overboard, but I was ELATED!!! Thank heavens, because even though I told the hubs that I would put it back if the job was too big.  I simply knew that was not an option. I am if anything very headstrong and once I put my mind to something, it will happen. I like to think of that as positive thinking, my husband has other words for it.
So this is probably hands down the largest change that I will make for my One Room Challenge, the rest will be mostly fluff, with a minor toe dip in electrical. I have to say, I hope this high doesn’t end, like EVER. Every time I walk into the room, it just makes me smile. It feels so much larger and actually opens up new layouts for my dining room as well. Who knows this may turn into a mini make-over furniture shift for the dining room.
I did make other progress this week, got my Lulie Wallace prints in and actually didn’t have to buy frames. I had purchased these handsome simple gold frames with single matte from Michaels’ about eight months ago on super clearance (like $4 or something crazy). So I was able to get them mounted pretty quickly. If I haven’t already admitted this here you go. Hello, my name is Emily and I hoard fabric, picture frames, and toddler girl clothing. Regardless, I think they look great. I do love a simple black frame, but I didn’t want to take away from the whimsy and the colors in the print. Max, the Westie agree’s, two paws up Lulie!

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My last update is a little bit of a surprise. Sunday, after I completed the de-construction of the banister, Nick to our daughter out to shop. He does this at least once a weekend, so that I can have at least an hour of sanity and recharging. I was so excited from the high, that I had a little impromptu dance party in the living room/dining room. It was pretty epic. In the middle the dance party for one, I got a text with this image.

Nick and I don't usually agree on décor for our home... So I was really surprised to get this text.
Nick and I don’t usually agree on décor for our home… So I was really surprised to get this text.

I should problably go back a step. Last week, I began my search for pocketbook friendly lighting. My original design had a pair of Gold Ibis lights that are seriously to die for. But their cost was just a bit more than I wanted to bear for this project ($472 each). So, I have been searching for something that I could buy or retro-fit into something that would give me a similar touch of drama and add the desired light I need.  I found these at a local Home Goods last week, in the kids section.

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The scale seemed good, but the color was off. The plan was to faux finish/spray the bases gold. I was coming around to the pale pink shades. I don’t typically like a colored shade, but I felt like, I could live with it. That was until Nick sent me the image above.

I know it’s not this guy…

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I couldn’t beat the price. They are a perfect scale, classic with a little drama and I really have to say, I am digging the black shade. It’s not as bright of a gold as the original and of course doesn’t have a giant bird holding a crystal ball in it’s hand, sitting on a square of Lucite, but I will survive.

Also, I received the coffee table I ordered from Ballard Designs, but I will have to fill you guys in on what I decide next week. Let’s just say, I am still trying to figure that one out. I wasn’t super keen about the color/finish that it turned out to be. It really is hard to order things online through a catalog (hint, hint, hint, Ballard Designs need to open in a storefront in the DC metro area, preferably one in Northern VA, near Alexandria!) I may be refinishing the top to get the look I want. Should be simple enough right?

So to recap my progress thus far… Here is what I have accomplished of the master to do list…

1. Remove horrible and ugly dated banister and patch the (hopeful) hardwoods beneath. Please lord, let the hardwoods be in good shape and please let me not have to keep it for building code reasons. This right here was the “You’re going to do what?” comment…
2. Center seating area on the fireplace. This has bothered me from day one. With the banister in place, it really limits you on where you can place furniture. Until now the couch has been on the banister wall and we have a bowling alley down the middle.
3. Create a secondary focal wall, so that no matter where you sit in the room, you have a pretty view. Have I mentioned that I have and OCD tendency for perfect symmetry?
4. Purchase & Frame new artwork prints from the amazing Charleston artist Lulie Wallace. Seriously you need to check out her floral and her new tabletop series. She also has textiles and lunchboxes!
5. Purchase lighting. I really don’t understand why builders don’t put overhead lighting in homes. Let’s face it, cost. So, I am going to attempt to source some super cool lighting that I can use on top of an existing buffet. Then the piece de resistance… ceiling swag for the seating area. I am going to have to get really creative since hubbie is keeping me on a very tight budget for this.
6. Purchase a coffee table. Quite frankly it’s embarrassing that I haven’t had one. Or what is worse that we have been using my daughters play table as our coffee table.  So while I have purchased the table, I wasn’t really happy with the finish, so off to Home Depot I go to pick out a new stain!
7. Keep an area for my daughter to have her play table and chairs. This will also involve the use of creative storage solutions (i.e. baskets galore) to hide those fabulous brain stimulating, make your kid smart, bright and obnoxious toys!
8. Make throw pillows. I collect fabric and I’ve found some major winners on Spoonflower.com. While I do know how to sew, it is not something I enjoy. Mostly because to do it right, it requires taking up lots of space and making a MESS! I may attempt to get my mom to help me on this one, since she is coming for a visit in two weeks.
9. Drink some wine. I figure this will more than likely be a vital part of this challenge. Did I mention I have a two year old and a full time job.  I figured I would leave this one not completely crossed off, we are only on week two after all!
10. Source and or make new MAUVE drapery panels. Still having a hard time typing that MAUVE… Accessorize, style and find a photographer to capture some really amazing shots of the completed project.

Banister – check, artwork – check, order table – check, drink wine – check, check, check! I’ve got a busy week planned this upcoming week. It’s my birthday week, Saturday, October 11th to be exact! YAY Libra’s!  Yes I know, it explains a lot. My Mom is coming for a visit. Hopefully, she will help out in the sewing projects and the shopping projects. Whomever said shopping with a two year old is fun, has never been shopping with a two year old. I imagine it is very similar to shopping with the Tasmanian Devil.  Don’t get me wrong, I adore my daughter, she is sassy and cute, but very unpredictable. I can attempt to plan the perfect pre/post nap shopping trip with snacks and everything I can imagine to distract her; but until the moment you step through the threshold of the store, you never know what you are going to get.

I’ve enjoyed seeing all the updates from the One Room Challenge Participants please go check them out here!

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I look forward to following allow with all the fellow Linking Participants updates.
Check us out here!

Thank you for all for your kind words of support both on the blog and Instagram!

xo, Emily

The One Room Challenge

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I’m so excited to be a linking participant in this Fall’s One Room Challenge put together by Calling it Home.  For those of you not aware, it is a six week challenge to design and execute one room. My husband and I moved into our townhome about a year and a half ago.  I had great steam and design ambition when selecting all the colors before we moved in, but alas, life happened.  As the mom of a two year old (mom’s you can relate) I really have no idea where all my free time went. 🙂  Between my full time day job (Commercial Interior Design – Government) and my little family and all of our activities, a few rooms really remain unfinished.  I’ve had great ideas on what I want to do, but I’ve lacked the motivation to really do for myself what I do for my clients. So with all of that said I’ve challenged myself and maybe a little bit of my husband, to do it all! 🙂 I may or may not have a DIY crane lamp in the works!

Check back with us next week as I present my plan and design as well as share shameless photo’s of my living room.  Notice the shameless, that is because it still has the pom poms and décor hanging from the ceiling that I put up for my daughter’s 2nd “Frozen in Summer” Birthday Party (upcoming post.)  That was September 6th.  🙂

I encourage you all to take a look at all of the wonderful and talented designers that will also be participating and cheer us on, because, lawrd knows we need it!