It’s that time again! the Fall 2018 edition of the One Room Challenge. All week I have been sharing the other five challenges that I have completed since 2013 on Facebook and Instagram, and today I am happy to be embarking on my 6th installment of this fun, exciting and crazy challenge
If you have followed me for a while, you will undoubtedly know what The One Room Challenge aka ORC is. But if you are new around here, allow me to introduce you to the next six weeks of a mad dash to get a room finished and photographed for the big reveal on November 8th.
Linda Weinstein of Calling It Home blog started the challenge back in 2011 as a way to get a few of her design blogger friends to finish a room in their homes over a six week period and blog about the progress and support each other. On week 6, they come together and show off their finished spaces and celebrate. What started out as a way to stay motivated to finish a room in their homes, has grown to a huge challenge with hundreds of participants each Spring and Fall.
Today, the ORC is a global phenomenon. Over 2200 spaces have been made over since its inception! That’s remarkable!
Twenty design bloggers are chosen each season as the main participants and are supported by great sponsors including Better Homes and Gardens as the media partner. Click here for a list of featured designers and sponsors. Anyone can join in as a guest participant and each edition hundreds of designers and bloggers participate.
If you would like to see some of my reveals dating back to 2013, you can click to my reveal for Spring 2018, where I did my son’s (also guest) bathroom, and you will find links to past reveals.
This is the bathroom that I just love!
So which room am I taking on this time around? I decided to go with an easy easier room; my powder room.
Many of you know that back in March I closed on a builder basic home I purchased brand new, and I have been slowly adding my own unique touches to give it a luxurious and custom look. The lower level is pretty much finished except for the powder room. Here is one of my favorite spaces – my living room
You can see from just this room alone that I love a great eclectic mix of colors, patterns textures, and design styles. I love mixing the old with the new, the timeless with the trends, high with low, with a heavy dose of classical appeal and a touch of whimsy. The powder room will be no different.
The room itself is only 3’x8′ and 8′ high ceilings, so I plan to give it major impact. I may not have a big foot print, but I can still get super creative. I still love the idea of going eclectic; grounding it in classical charm and adding my favorite things and whimsical touches
So, want to see what it looks like now? Ok, you asked
Isn’t it charming? Haha
The saving grace for this room is the window, which I think is odd but love having it there. I added the shutter when I moved in.
The powder room is literally right in the foyer, so it has to be bold to match the rest of the space. Here is the foyer all finished and fabulous. That door you see there……That’s the powder room, immediately off the front door
So what’s my big plan? Glad you asked……
Ok, that’s the mood board – allow me to explain……
The first order of business will be to clad the entire room, including ceiling in thin plywood accented with panel moulding. I already have my carpenter on high alert for that
This is the exact moulding detail we will be adding to the walls and ceilings to give it a feminine, Parisian flair. Before that, I will have my electrician add junction boxes for a ceiling fixture and two hanging pendants.
I decided to paint all the walls in pink – yep a yummy soft girly pink. I chose Sherwin Williams Rosy Outlook in an eggshell finish. My good friends at HANDy Paint products were kind enough to send me some supplies to use for painting the space. I will be showing you soon just how amazing and easy their products make the task of painting.
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I will be doing a contemporary wall mounted faucet in a warm brass by Kohler. The vanity itself will be a big beautiful slab of marble with either an integrated sink or a contemporary under-mount white sink. I am hoping to find the perfect remnant – maybe a calacatta gold hopefully. The space for the vanity is only 35 wide and 21 deep, so it should not require too much. I will then do a bottom shelf in reclaimed wood. I was hoping to find a piece of tiger wood, but no luck so far. I will be calling on my friends at Republic Creations Katy to help with that
I am super excited about the pendants I found. After searching a bit, I came across these beauties made from ceramic. I have my order in so hopefully they will arrive soon
I decided to do hanging pendants on each side of the mirror instead of the standard vanity light. That way I could get a really beautiful and tall mirror and the wall mouldings won’t be disturbed by a light fixture
I am really into the lilypad ceiling fixture. I have had it for a while now and wasn’t sure where I was going to use it, so we will see how I feel about it in there.
Check out this beautiful mirror that will be the vanity mirror!
I am so in love with it
I will be adding a small functional fabric roman shade to soften the shutters. I have loved Mally Skok’s beautiful textiles for a while, so I decided to make the investment and get the gorgeous Botswana Trees in Peridot for the roman shade. I love it so much and it really is a nod to the fact that when you decorate with what you love, it all comes together.
I am gladly changing out the builder basic toilet to a nicer model. my guests will be happy.
The Zebra art you see there in the mood board is not exactly the same one I will use. The one I will use has a bit softer colors, but still pretty bold. I bought some street art during a visit to NY earlier this year and I got it stretched and framed. I was a bit too lazy to go take a picture of it for the post. Haha. Here is a similar one
That’s me in Soho NY. You will see the fun Zebra art on reveal day!
Ok, so this is the plan. What do you think?
Come back next week to see the progress. I should have the walls done by then, and hopefully painted. I can’t wait to see what that will look like. Yay!
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Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!