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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  1. This is so impressive!!! It is looking great. Love the cool metal chairs you have been collecting and all the accessories! Dying to see it all together! The drape fabric and wallpaper are killing me! So good! Keep it up!

  2. I am still so blown away by how much you’ve taken on! It’s looking great though 🙂

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