It’s finally here!!! Friends, after many long months the One Room Challenge has come to fruition. From Covid delays, to support for equality for all, we have made it to the final reveal. I cannot express enough gratitude to Linda Weinstein, the founder and director, of the One Room Challenge, as well as Better Homes and Gardens the ORC media partner, for giving me, and so many others, the opportunity to let our creative juices flow. I also have such a deep appreciation for those of you that continue to follow along with me on all of my crazy projects and design whims. I am a lucky girl, cue single tear down cheek!
In case the One Room Challenge has brought you to me for the first time, here’s a little bit about me. I’m Deb, a former music, voice and drama teacher turned interior designer. I have always loved to be creative in my spaces, and I adore helping others reimagine and design their spaces as well. I am a mom of three, two in college and one in high school, and married to the best husband ever, Nate, for 23 years. Design is my creative outlet and passion. If you like what you see I hope you’ll give me a follow here!
In case you missed my previous weeks, and blogs, here is a link to them all. I think in order to get a sense of where we are, you have to know where we began.
I started off this challenge with a few ideas in my head, but not a clear cut plan. As with any design project, I think you have thoughts, but the true plan comes from a piece that inspires everything else to fall into place.
My first absolute must-have in revamping the entire room was color. I needed and wanted tons of color. Color makes me happy. After being stuck inside for months, I wanted the space to feel bright and alive. I pretty much wanted the room to feel like a rainbow exploded, but a hot pink and navy rainbow!
Here is where we started, just to give you a reminder.
- Clear the space, clean the space, paint all floors, paint all trim, replace screens, add a ceiling feature, add all new furniture and accessories, and fill it with lots of color
The plan sounded easy enough, but then Covid hit. With that, came a 40 percent loss of our business income, and a limited ability to get supplies and materials. Sooooo, a game plan change came into the mix. The first expenses we cut were replacing the screens and buying a new sectional. I knew that if I cleaned the current cushions and updated the pillows and rug, I could make them look new again. And I did just that. We will replace the screens later.
Next was finding that one color, or combination of colors, that inspired the space. That came in the form of a rug. When I found my indoor/outdoor rug on Wayfair’s website, I knew exactly what would come next. It is vibrant, filled with beautiful shades of pink, navy, and aqua, and it inspired the entire design. Here she is in all her glory. And now on to more important things.
With the rug in hand, all other accessories and pieces began to fall into place.
So now that leads us to what you’ve all been waiting for……..
Sources for products, links provided where available:
- Area Rug
- Ceiling pendant
- Garden stools
- Mid Century chairs and table-Homegoods
- Hanging lanterns-Ballard Designs
- Large glass bottle floor vases
- Bar cart
- Blue and white striped pillows
- Crochet Fringe Pillow-Pottery Barn
- Octopus pillow-Pottery Barn
- Ivory fur pillow- Busa Designs
- Knotted pillow- Busa Designs
- Navy and white geometric pillow-Homegoods
- Hot pink pillow-Homegoods
- Cream textured pillows-Homegoods
- Aqua lumbar pillows
- Tucson faux leather pillows
- Mustard blanket- Target
- Cream blanket- Target
- Wood cutting board-Amazon
- Glass rope lanterns
- Pink pampas grass
- Monstera leaves
- Behr porch and patio floor paint Color is “elephant skin”
- Bright white trim paint Benjamin Moore
The most incredible part of this entire project was that my husband, Nate, and youngest son, Sam, made my design for the ceiling come true. Without their help, it wouldn’t have been possible.
I am so happy with every single inch of the space and it turned out exactly as I imagined it would. This zone is all about relaxing and entertaining and I cannot wait to host all of our friends and family to celebrate. Color is always a good decision. Don’t be afraid to mix it up. Add lots of patterns and textures and it can completely transform your entire home. Now, who’s ready for a cocktail, I know I am.
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