Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE- WEEK 3

One Room Challenge- Week 3


OK- We have a LOT of winners out there...This is the Osborne and Little wallpaper we chose- Arizona!  Here is a picture of it on the wall.  I love the scale of the flowers and the pink just makes it down right cute:-)  I promise, I won't ever do that again!! Waiting is for the birds!


So, I have been looking for fabulous art to accessorize with.  I easily could have gotten prints, but I think everyone needs some original art!  In children's and teen's rooms I often will put the child's or teen's own art on the wall.  In fact, I will be doing that in this room as well.  But, there is an artist who I just adore.  If any of you out there read Jennifer's blog, The Pink Pagoda, then you must be familiar with her work below.  The paintings are by the fabulous Kerry Steele!!  You must visit her Etsy site Fine Art by Kerry Steele.  Last year, Jennifer purchased a large piece from Kerry for her One Room Challenge.  Seeing her image on her blog got me hooked.

These two pieces below are beautiful, bold abstract paintings.  The colors are so fun and her strokes are very energetic.  That is how I would describe my teen client- fun and energetic- so these are perfect.  I will put them on a wall where I plan to hang the lucite chair.  It will bring some wonderful color to that side of the room!




Now, you are wondering, what is this picture??  Well, I couldn't resist!  This is an amazing painting by Kerry that was PERFECT for MY home:-)  Haha!  I can't resist landscapes and I doubly can't resist nautical landscapes.  Kerry catches the reflections and the sky very well! Look at her brushstrokes!



OK, enough about me...Back to the challenge! 

Since my client needs a study area and a place to pin her things, I ordered a custom bulletin board by LG Designs.  It has a silver frame and her initial in bright pink.  It is adorable and is 40" x 28", so it has a lot of room to pin.  The background is "Oyster Burlap,"  which is basically burlap with a hint of silvery gray in it.  It will bring in some of the wallpaper colors across the room.





Next week I will show you a bit more.  It should be a three week challenge, except we can't do it all that fast!!  I ordered the linen for the bed I have designed.  It is a Fabricut fuchsia linen which will be lined before upholstering.  I know you are thinking, nice picture with the plastic tag.  Ugh.  Anyhow, the fabric arrived very quickly and it is already at the upholsterer's.  I can't wait to see the bed frame!


Don't forget to visit the other bloggers to see their progress.  It is so fun to see!!  Enjoy!







Well, I hope you have a great week!!  Can't wait for next week.
xoxo,



21 comments :

  1. That wallpaper is stunning, but Kerry's art is just spectacular. I love all of the paintings, but the one you bought for your own home would look perfect in mine :). 3 weeks?!...At this moment, I am wishing it was 16 weeks long.

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  2. oh man, I'm a little bummed you snagged that sailboat painting of Kerry's. I've had my eye on it for awhile now. Such talent floating around, including you. Love how this is shaping up!

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  3. Thank you for the introduction to your readers. The room is really taking shape and I am excited for this young girl!

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    1. A ton of Kerry Steele love out there!!! Thank you for sharing your talents!! Xo

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  4. Wow, Kerry is SO talented!!! And dying at the wallpaper- gorgeous!!

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  5. The wallpaper if fabulous! I love the pink linen, too. Kerry's abstracts are going to be so fun in there! Can't wait to see it altogether..you've peaked my curiosity! Have a great week.
    xo Nancy
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  6. Yay for that wallpaper! Kerry's artwork will be stunning with all of your choices!

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  7. Such pretty wallpaper- this girl is super lucky to have such a pretty bedroom in the works!

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  8. Love Kerry's work and I think it'll be a great addition to the room!

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  9. The paper looks great!!! So excited to see this room. she is going to LOVE you! What a lucky girl.

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  10. Pretty paper! You crack me up...two paintings for the client and one for you. Well, it could have been two paintings for you and one for the client ...well, the fact is..I LOVE all three!

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    1. It's so hard to be a designer sometimes!! It's kind of like eating m &m's with your children 1 for you, 2 for me:). Hahaha!! Xo

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  11. I love the paintings by Kerry you're using! And that O&L paper is just amazing. This room is going to be smashing -- I'm so excited to see it finished!

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  12. Isn't that the best way to shop. Reminds me of Christmas, one for someone else, one for me!! But then I have to stop the madness! Kerry's art is beautiful and I love where you are going with it! Looking forward to seeing this look come together! xo

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  13. I love that wallpaper and the artwork is equally as amazing. What a stunner this room will be!

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  14. Your making progress girl!!! Loving the pink and I love Kerry's art also!

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  15. I adore that wallpaper and Kerry's work - this is going to totally rock!

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  16. I love where this is all going - I think I could be happy in this room at my age. Kerry is such an amazing talent!

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  17. This room is going to be so fun - luck girl!

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  18. yay love the paper. I agree, original art is so special. I try to have a good balance of prints and originals.

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