One Room Challenge-Week Three

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are halfway there!  Welcome to week three of the One Room Challenge.  Thank you to our gracious host Linda of Calling It Home and Media Partner House Beautiful for hosting this inspiring event.

I cannot believe we are just a few short weeks to the big reveal.  And although I am working on a smaller space, participating in the ORC has given me the motivation to finally finish this room.  I am so excited to finish up and to be able to checkmark another space of our very long reno "to do" list.  

If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't, you should ;) @househaushome) you saw the design dilemma I was facing last week.  Something with the design just felt off.  At that time, I could not explain it, but it just never felt right.  Maybe this is the reason that it's still not done after all this time.

Original Design:  



While I have a love for all different design styles, I am a neutral girl to the core.  To me, white walls serve as the perfect blank canvas to layout a design that will easily be able to be refreshed and evolve as time goes on.  I love to mix the warmth of wood with metals, bold dark colors, and a contrast of creams or ivory tones.

I purchased these beautiful blush chairs from West Elm last year.  That was a huge ordeal and I will spare you the details.  Long story short, it took a hot second for them to arrive.  Although I had these amazing luxe chairs, it never felt right.  I could not decide on the walls...the rug...desk....nothing.

I was up late one night last week and couldn't stop thinking about the room.  Then it hit me.  I don't like the blush chairs in my office!  As a result, my ORC is being refreshed and this feels so right.  

Since the living room is right off the living room, I wanted the design of the living room to flow into the office.  


New Design:


Moody.  Dark.  This is my kind of space.  

My little painting disaster is almost corrected.  The walls and ceiling have been painted in Cloud Cover by Benjamin Moore.  The doors and some trim work still need to be completed.  Once again, the battle of dark vs. light on the doors is occurring.  




I will be bringing in warmth with a MCM credenza as a nod to the original style of our home.  This particular piece has beautiful brush brass.  This metal finish makes an appearance in every room of our house.  This piece was purchased on eBay but it happens to be at a local antique store, Flux Antiques.  If you are in the Indianapolis area, be sure to check them out.  They sell via eBay, have a booth at Midland Antiques, and their store/warehouse in Fountain Square .  



Curtain rods, hardware and drapery have been hung but need to be hemmed and steamed.  I picked these up at my go-to store for curtains-Home Goods!  I believe they were $29.99 a pair and I needed three sets.  Not bad for 96" panels.  The color is a beautiful light taupe with a light sheen and embossed design.  I love the depth that these subtleties add to the overall look of the room.  


Both the curtain rod and the rings are from Crate and Barrel.  If you sign up for emails you can get  15% coupon.  Even at full price, I found the cost very reasonable for the quality.

Let's talk about those new windows.  Sexy AF if you ask me!  My husband painted the window trim black (the outside is black as well but came pre-finished).  



The last decision for today is the battle of the rugs.  Unfortunately I could not photograph the room for this post until this evening so the lighting is off due to the overhead light that is on.  

Both are so beautiful and I wish I could just smash them together and put the thick lush trim on the rug on the right.  What do you think?  


Here are some close ups:


The second rug is more of a dark greige with dark brownie black spots. 

I am leaning one way but do not want to let the other one go.  #firstworldproblems

So there you have it.  Week three is DONE.  

Week Four will consist of:

  • Finishing paint
  • Hemming and pressing curtains
  • Finalizing rug choice
  • Sourcing Art
  • Styling Etagere
  • Some other surprises that I hope to start

Be sure to check out my fellow Guest Participants over at Calling It Home to see their progress.

Please swing by next week to check on the progress.