Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge, also known as Holy Shit there are Only 4 weeks left and I Haven’t done anything Yet! Seriously guys, I couldn’t sleep last night. My To-Do list was haunting me.
If this is your first time here, I highly suggest you check out last week’s post where I layout the room I’m decorating and share the ugly before pictures. This week I’ll be sharing my design inspiration.
It’s funny how a room design can really stem from anything. For me it began with this art print by Sarah Eisenlohr…
I love the mix of green and coral
and the dreamy organic feel.
It just makes me happy.
How does that translate into a room?
Yea, I don’t know, But I’ll show you what I’m digging.
I’m inspired by the color, pattern and boho feel of this daybed by Betsy Burnham.
Remember, I’m planning a daybed as well.
But I want to mix it with something that feels a little Darryl Carter…
White, organic, modern, edited.
This suzani makes me want to cry pure tears of joy.
Green and Coral, Baby.
Alas, it’s $3,500 over my budget.
But, it’s cool, it’s just inspiration.
I like the idea of mixing dose of color with a rustic feel in my Bright White space.
This room has been a big inspiration for a long time.
Those of you who follow me on instagram (designmanifest) may have noticed I’m on the hunt for wood palettes.
Yep, we’re building a reclaimed wood wall!
(Still need to find about 15 more palettes… Yikes.)
Soon the wall behind my daybed will look more like a mix of the Brad Ford room above and the planked wall below.
I still haven’t decided if I want the daybed platform to be same wood boards like the wall, or something different to contrast. I don’t want it looking overly rustic, but I also like the idea of it being more homogeneous and letting other elements take center stage.
DESIGNING FOR THE SEXES
Unfortunately, Fortunately, Unfortunately, my boyfriend is swaying my design process with his manly tastes. The guy doesn’t technically live with me yet and he’s already poo-pooing over my coral dreams. Love him, really do, but what’s with his hatred of pink and florals? Don’t even get me started on the wallpapers. (He hates all of them.)
I value his opinion a lot, but this room is also mine and an expression of my style. So I’ll be doing what I want, but also using some restraint. The fact of the matter is, I’m not looking for a color explosion, just a carefully edited tasty treat. I want the room to feel calm, casually elegant, bright and heavenly.
I’m taking a lot of inspiration from Lauren Liess’ new studio.
Layered, California Chic. Yes, Please.
I’m also inspired by the clean, minimal collected feel of this space…
But let’s please mix in the vibe of this…
Does anyone know who makes this paper?
I need it hardcore.
So that’s my inspiration.
I don’t actually know how it’s going to translate into a design, but I better figure it out and order materials soon.
NEXT WEEK: I’ll share the pieces I’m working with
You should check out the hashtag #oneroomchallenge.
Lot’s of goodies to see.
And please visit my friends to below to see what they are up to week 2
Week 1– Before Pictures and Plan
Week 2– Inspiration
Week 3– Furniture Pieces and Textiles
Week 4– chair makeover and barn wood wall
Week 5– Art selections and wallpaper options
Week 6– Finale