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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And Thursday is Guest Participant day!

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


  1. GIRL, those COLORS!!! I am such a big fan of mustard. I can’t wait to see it all come together.

  2. This is going to be beautiful – love your selections! Also, that view…

  3. Whaaaattt!!!! this is going to be amazing!! Those sky lights! now you can enjoy those beautiful trees! And I love all the color combinations you have. Your plan is spectacular! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  4. Michelle says:

    Beautiful color scheme! It’s going to look so fresh.

  5. What an amazing and fresh color palette! It’s very innovative and inspiring. I’m so looking forward to seeing the progress!

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