Thursday, October 15, 2015


Today I am sharing a bit about my direction for the Fall 2015 One Room Challenge. For this round, I'm making over our unused and often neglected guest suite into a new home office studio where I can both work productively for my bread and butter during the day and create by night. I'm still ironing out some of the details that will be incorporated into this new space, but I have a pretty solid grasp on the scheme and vibe I want the finished room to reflect. 

 I know what works for me and while I really admire bright, colorful eclectic designs, I always gravitate toward a more neutral - even monochrome palette in my own home. I'll be continuing on with the use of my beloved Benjamin Moore White Dove for the walls, with an out of the box accent painted out in a dark charcoal gray I have sitting around from the last One Room Challenge.  I'll soften out the edges of a mostly black and white color scheme with use of floral and buffalo checked pattern, while also warming things up a bit through a gilded statement light fixture. I'll fake out he black thumb I've been sporting of late by incorporating some digital plant-life and pull in some low maintenance, sculptural flora to breathe life into the room. 

 The lighting won't be the only statement in the room. There will be a stacked gallery wall to house a curated collection of art prints sure to inspire and motivate me through future workdays.

I try to avoid "cluttering up" a room. But a creative space is the one place I feel at liberty to display some of my very favorite things en masse - things that are a meaningful and memorable link to a past experience, an entrepreneurial dream or beloved hobby. So there will be some of that incorporated as well.

I have a growing collection of creative materials for all my little passion projects. I have a grand plan to organize myself a little better, while adding additional functionality and dimension to the room. That plan involves use of mixed colors and materials. 

Next week I'll show you how that scheme is already taking shape. I'm moving right along and already have the space painted and built - yes built! - out. I thought well ahead of this round and placed my materials orders early, so the UPS guy is arriving with daily goodies sure to keep this gal busy until the next update. 

Be sure to hop on over to Calling it Home and check out how the rest of my blogmates participating as guests of the One Room Challenge are making out in Week 2. 

photo credits:  annika von holt's home by marie murstad | apartment therapy | made llc | erin gates via the everygirl | lauren conrad's office via domaine home | sagmeisterwalsh

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avery street design said...

Can I please jump into those inspiration spaces RIGHT NOW?! They are all gorgeous- can't wait to see how this unfolds!

Amy @ Love On Sunday said...

Your inspiration photos are so dreamy! Can't wait to see how you transform your space. I'm also working on my studio space for the ORC. Looking forward to following you along!

Kyla said...

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU DO HERE! Yes, that had to be in all caps! A-MAZING! Excited to see what happens next week!

celine@aquahaus said...

Super super good. As always. I love the buffalo check.

Domicile 37 said...

OOOOOooooh, I cannot wait for this one! every single detail is perfect.

Christine Dovey said...

Your posts are my favourite- they're just always SO pretty! I ADORE that moodbord- the mix of florals, graphic black and white and the buffalo check is just ridiculously good. I can't wait to see this happen!

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