Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE- WEEK 2

One Room Challenge- Week 2 


This is week 2 of the One Room Challenge, and it is when the stress starts to set in.  I have met with my client (the 12-year-old) and her mother to determine the direction we want to take the room.  They are game to start over with everything except the pretty window treatments (and an amazing light fixture).  You can't go wrong with white linen!  

Do you remember what I am starting with...


This is where I want to go.  I want to incorporate neon pink, fuchsia, fuzzy something (pillows, area rug) and I adore that hanging chair!!  Ooh, the bright art is a must as is a desk to do homework.





So, I need to start with a clean room.  Out goes everything!  I want to paint the rooms a creamy white color.  I love the warm white of Dunn Edwards: Whisper.  This will give the entire room a base from which to start.  

Dunn Edwards Whisper

Then, I want to add a wallpaper that will bring in the FUN neon pink!!  No, I don't want it on all four walls.  I want to have it on the wall that you see right when you walk in the room.  Then, the bed in front will be framed by a beautiful paper.  Bang.  I have been obsessing on Osborne and Little wallpapers lately.  I think anyone can find a paper they adore from their collections!!

I want something girlish with a little sophistication.  That will allow her to keep the wallpaper for a while. This is my first choice.  It is feminine, but abstract and the pink is exactly what I want.  If I put a fuchsia bed in front of it the paper would look awesome. The neutral background will add the level of sophistication that we need. 

Arizona
Here is choice number two.  I love these chrysanthemums.  I am afraid it might be a bit too granny though.  Don't you?

Wilde Chrysanthemum
We will have to wait and see what she choses.  Update:  I know what she chooses, but you will have to wait a week.  Are you tortured?!  I would be.  I HATE waiting for anything!!  I am so sorry:-)  Next week, I will show you the room emptied out, freshly painted and maybe a wall with wallpaper on it.  I will keep my fingers crossed:-)

Now, you must go visit the other bloggers that are participating in the challenge!  I am going to!!







xoxo,




20 comments :

  1. I know it's gonna be awesome, Kathleen! Love the abstract poppy flowers in the first wallpaper. Great scale, too!
    xo
    Loi

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  2. Darling! I can't wait until next week to see more.

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  3. Wow - she's soo lucky! I love the Arizona paper...I hope she does too!

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  4. Hi Kathleen! This is so similar to a girls room board we just did, with fuzzy elements. They wanted that hanging bubble chair but didn't want to pay the price, so opted for the hanging Ikea chair.. Love the wall paper feature. Looking forward to seeing what they chose!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. I'm imagining what you're describing and it's AMAZING. LOVE the first paper choice. Osborne and Little has such amazing options. Your room is going to be absolutely incredible -- I can't wait to see it finished!

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  6. YES, I hate waiting- I want to know what paper you went with now :)

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  7. Perfect! I love the first wallpaper and I am rather jealous of this little girl. ;)

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  8. Fantastic plan! I love the idea of wallpaper behind the bed. She is a lucky girl!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  9. What a lucky girl! I adore the first wallpaper--bet she will too. Love the sophistication with some funky elements thrown in.

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  10. Love those wallpapers!! Neither is granny!!

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  11. Oh to be 12 and have a professional designer makeover my room....yeah, that never happened for me. I am guessing which one she picked, but maybe you will email me to confirm? It's after 6 in NJ, and I am having a glass of wine with you....cheers!

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  12. LOVE the first wallpaper, fun and sophisticated for sure!

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  13. Oh such a tease!! Loving the direction!! Can't wait to see next week!! xo

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  14. I love your inspiration pics. I don't think the wallpapers are granny.

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  15. Love O&L papers.....this is going to be one cool room!!

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  16. love the plan!! can't wait to see which wallpaper but i think i know!!!

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  17. I just love that Suzy Hoodles paper. Hope she went for it!

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  18. Oh I hope she chose that wallpaper - it will be stunning on the wall!

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  19. Kathleen - Just found you via Classic.Casual.Home!
    Love both wall papers. Considering a desk? The BESTÃ… BURS in the high gloss gray finish at Ikea could be the item that takes all the possible "Granny" out of the floral designs.

    So happy to learn that we are nearly neighbors - I'll drive to Newport any day for shopping. :-)

    Cheers!

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I love your comments! Thank you for reading. Best, Kathleen