One Room Challenge | Week Four

Ladies and gents, it is getting hairy and there is no slowing down as we barrel through the last week and a half left of this challenge.  In the last 24 hours my wallpaper hanger ditched me and our order for floors ran too late.  No floors, paper still on a roll–that’s no way to dramatically pull the curtain back on a reveal.  And then!  I almost earned myself a traffic ticket speeding home from the mountains yesterday, but the officer kindly only shook his finger at me.

However!  I know how to say my decorating prayers, and by the end of Tuesday I had an enthusiastic new paper hanger lined up, and there will be floors!  Mike will install a basic pine floor that probably will not be sealed or painted because there isn’t time left for that, but there will be something on which to roll out the Overstock rug next week for photos.

This is real time, folks, photos from yesterday, take a look and see there has been so much progress but still so much left to do in a week and a half.  Mike, his crew, and his subs have been knocking it out like champs!  They are so dedicated to getting this all done and done right–we feel so blessed!
I LOVE the skylights!  So much light in this attic space! The following photo will soon be swathed in pretty wallpaper, walls and ceiling:Can’t wait to see this room trimmed out in Metrie shiplap–it arrives today!I’ve been collecting more pretties, like these chairs from Screendoor in Asheville…the orange is cool but not in good shape…
…so Stroheim sweetly rushed this oatmeal fabric, Hampton Texture in Magnolia, to recover the chair.  I think it will look like a big marshmallow when finished!I had envisioned a blue chair in the bedroom as seen in my original design board:But I am really loving the monochromatic, low-contrast with the Stroheim fabric better:

High fives to my upholsterer for agreeing to do this in a week!

The metal grid chairs might flank the walnut dropleaf table under the skylights…I don’t know.  I might do our white Bertoias instead, as planned.  Regardless, I’m excited to have these and might powder coat them a fun color and use by the pool.  The tile from Jeffrey Court came in–a lovely honed carrara for the floors and classic subway tile for the shower.I love it all with the Stroheim drapery fabric and the Farrow & Ball wallpaper in Feuille.  Modern Mountain Granny in full effect!Bedding is arriving daily.  You just can’t go wrong with a fluffy, white-dressed bed, duvet and down comforter from Overstock. Green stripe blanket.  Hem stitch sheets!  Textured towels–all from Overstock.  You can literally stock your whole home from their website!
Happy yellow mugs and water glasses, too, from the Big O!
What else can you get from Overstock, you ask?  Believe it or not, this carton and bag is our future bed–frame and mattress!  I know!  I can’t wait to unfurl that mattress and watch it fluff up!  Thank you, Overstock!Another lovely piece of art we received this week is this hand-painted platter from Jill Rosenwald–isn’t it beautiful?  It sits atop a wood table I picked up last week at Asheville’s Screendoor.So…it’s the final stretch!  Many, many thanks to Mike for working tirelessly on this space!  It is a bold endeavor and I’m so grateful that he has brought us this far!  Thank you, Linda, for the opportunity to hustle!

Are any of my cohorts freaking out like me?  Check to see:

Apartment 34 | Beginning in the Middle | Coco & Jack | The English Room | The Gold Hive 

Gray Malin | Jenna Sue Design | Jojotastic | Kelly Rogers Int. | Linda Holt | Marcus Design 

Michelle Gage | Natasha Habermann | Rambling Renovators 

Sacramento Street | Shannon Claire | Sketch 42 | Stephanie Kraus | Bisou Style 

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New Art Coming April 20

The Mexico Paintings hit my shop tomorrow, April 20, at 11am EST.This collection of small canvases and works on paper is the result of my art intensive in Mexico last month.  Joy, color, movement–I think these paintings speak to the level of happiness I felt being at the beach doing nothing but ART!

The canvases are all framed in a white floater–ready to pop on your wall.

One Room Challenge | Week Three

It’s Week Three, some may say “half way through,” but really it’s just like two weeks with the photos that need to happen.   I’m feeling a little anxious, but everyone is trucking along so I really shouldn’t worry.

Anyways, I’m so excited to stop in at the job site this week–tomorrow!  A lot has changed since last week so I can’t wait to share pics on ORC Week Four.  Until then, let’s take a look at the goodies I have been collecting for the big install.

The headboard I ordered from Chairish came in–so much good texture.
Remember the design board for the bedroom:

The wall starts to slant at the 50″ mark, following the roof line, and the headboard is a little taller than that.  So I am going to cut down the legs a bit for clearance.  I just hope the mattress still hits the curve just right.

Also in the design board above is the cheery Kate Roebuck print from the Chairish Print Shop, an ORC sponsor.  It arrived this week and the quality is so good, print and frame.  And I love the packaging so much!  Full disclosure…I also have art in the Print Shop so it was so fun to be on the receiving end of things!More good stuff for the walls arrived from Gillian Bryce Fine Art–beautifully elegant French watercolors.  This pic is from my Instagram stories…
These lovely ladies will hang in the bathroom atop this positively delightful frilly wallpaper from ORC sponsor Farrow & Ball:

Feuille is a classic blue and white pattern that is making me forget all about CrazyTown at my home.  I’m relishing doing something so different than my normal cup of highly-caffeinated tea.  The yellow velvet from Stroheim is currently at the workroom getting pinch-pleated into new drapes for the bathroom.  Oh, there will be drama!

There is one bold move I have up my sleeve and that is on the deck of the guest suite.  It arrived last week from ORC sponsor Stori Modern:

Nothing shy about this bright blue boy, the Tabloid sofa!  It’s the POP BOOM BANG that all that green of the mountain needs.  Saturated color, tightly woven, comfy cushions–thank you, Stori!  I’m also a huge fan of their Novel Collection.

Many thanks to Mike, our contractor, for keeping things moving on the job site.  Metrie trim arrives on Friday and Mohawk wood floors and the tile from Jeffery Court arrive soon after that.  And there is all kinds of goodies coming from Overstock, from a mattress to towels and bedding.  See you next week!

Pour another cup of coffee and check out my fellow ORC compadres:

Apartment 34 | Beginning in the Middle | Coco & Jack | The English Room | The Gold Hive 

Gray Malin | Jenna Sue Design | Jojotastic | Kelly Rogers Int. | Linda Holt | Marcus Design 

Michelle Gage | Natasha Habermann | Rambling Renovators 

Sacramento Street | Shannon Claire | Sketch 42 | Stephanie Kraus | Bisou Style 

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC 

Thank you, Linda, our host, for another week of motivation and to our sponsors for the goods to make the magic happen!

One Room Challenge | Week Two

It’s only Week Two of the One Room Challenge, but I’m already feeling nervous about reveal day…it’s those studs for walls at the guest suite in the mountains giving me flutters.  We have a great crew working hard, but there is no room for hiccups.  Let’s distract ourselves with something pretty…

The space is going Modern Mountain Granny.  I’m indulging my inner grandma with flowers and a yellow and blue palette with Appalachian green all swirled together with a modern oomph.  The color direction also comes from the main house that is primarily blues and greens…I don’t want to depart far from what is going on next door.  I’m throwing in a little purple to mix it up…and what granny doesn’t like purple anyway?

The palette is pretty much summed up in this painting of mine that I will hang in the space.  (You can also find prints of it in the Chairish Print Shop!)

Here is the design board with some of the elements:

And, a mock up of the bedroom, featuring a vintage headboard I found on Chairish:

I am going to pull in a walnut drop-leaf table that we have in one of the cottage bedrooms to the guest suite to use as a console and also dining spot.  The blue chairs in the photos are just fillers until I find the blue chair that works.

The granny sconces from Chairish were my first purchases for the space.  How sweet are those pansies?  Here they are lying on what will be the bedroom rug, from Overstock:

Seeing all the pieces come together in a cheery range of citrus colors and blue makes me so happy.  I want the space to be light, bright, and upbeat.  I think we’re getting there.

From our generous ORC sponsors:  the yellow Stroheim fabric (Epicure linen velvet in Sunflower) will be floor-length velvet curtains in the bathroom…excited about the drama of that!  The wood floor sample is from Mohawk, part of their Coastal Couture line in Beachwood Oak.  Not pictured, but highly anticipated is the molding from Metrie.  We are doing their vertical shiplap in the bedroom–can’t wait to see that!  We have several rooms with tongue-and-groove paneling in the main cottage house so I’m happy to pull over the texture to the guest suite with the shiplap.

I’ve been finding so many treasures on Chairish for the challenge…like this fun mushroom lamp:

The base is the perfect greeny-mustardy yellow…it sits on another Chairish find, a kilim rug for the bathroom.

I have lots of goodies coming from ORC sponsor Bellacor.  However, I’ve only unwrapped this one, the sconce for the bathroom.  If you know me, you know I love globes…and this has two!

Also from Bellacor is a vessel sink that will go a top a beautiful maple live edge counter in the bathroom.

Picking out the right wood slab is a little daunting, but I think the maple will be a soft woodsy addition to the space.  The cottage next door has beautiful, original pine floors and ceilings–so I wanted the presence of wood in the guest suite.  I love the organic, sculptural feeling of the live edge so it seemed like a good choice for the bathroom vanity.  We are also doing it in the wet bar area of the suite.

Here are some pics from last week when I stopped by, the main room:

The installation of the three skylights made a huge lighting difference.  And, they offer a beautiful view of the treetops.With a little limb trimming, the view out of the suite door will be amazing!

Looking back the other direction is the bathroom area.  To the right is the wet bar, vanity, and toilet area; to the left is the closet, linen closet, and shower.The wet bar–a cabinet, sink, mini refrigerator, and coffee pot–will fit in this little nook:Since I took these photos, electrical and plumbing were finished.  So hopefully drywall will happen this week!

Many, many thank yous to Mike, our contractor, for moving and a-shaking to get this all done!  Oh, the excitement!

Stop by and see what everyone else is up to this second week of the ORC:

Apartment 34 | Beginning in the Middle | Coco & Jack | The English Room | The Gold Hive 

Gray Malin | Jenna Sue Design | Jojotastic | Kelly Rogers Int. | Linda Holt | Marcus Design 

Michelle Gage | Natasha Habermann | The Painted House | Rambling Renovators 

Sacramento Street | Shannon Claire | Sketch 42 | Stephanie Kraus | Style Me Pretty Living 

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See you next week…catch me on Instagram in the meantime!