Welcome back to the Holy Crap Challenge!! It’s at this point in the ORC that I start to get all tweaked out about meeting deadlines. I’ve got custom furniture pieces being built and delivered last minute, pillows delayed from Uzbekistan and a whole room in my own house full of accessories that need to be unpacked and selected. I have no idea where anything is going, but I’ve been shopping like crazy and we have some gorgeous pieces to work with. I’ve been lying awake at night arranging pillows in my head, debating if I have enough trays (are there ever enough trays?,) planning necessary greenery and flowers and freaking out as if Architectural Digest were coming to shoot the place or something. What can I say, the word, Challenge, drives me to nuttier perfectionist levels.
The goal is to make my client’s space feel warm, vibrant, collected and most of all, finished. Come hell or high water I’m showing you guys the completed living and dining rooms next Wednesday.
Before I dive any further into week 5, if you are new or need to catch yourself up, I’m decorating my client’s living room and dining room. Be sure check out the progression below…
Week 1 -(Before Photos, Inspiration)
Week 2 - (Floor Plan, Paint, Rugs)
Week 3 - (Vintage, Casegoods, Lighting)
Week 4- (Seating)
All good? Excellent. Let’s discuss Styling. That magical final element that really transforms a space into a home. Placing accessories is the last thing I do, but I’ve been collecting items for weeks. I’ve found some fabulous vintage items that you will have to wait until next week to see. But here is a taste of some of the accessories we are using…
Besides hoarding accessories like crazy in my guest room, I’ve also been filling in the final furnishings.