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SO, here I am at Week 2.  I put this mood board together to show you how a few things have changed.

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I have managed to buy some white paint and we are prepping the walls for painting.


I have been casually shopping and found a few nice items that are serving to inspire.


I was lucky to find this work of art that gives me some direction as far as accent colors.  I might paint the frame white; haven’t decided yet.  We go to the beach a lot although I have never seen the Oregon coast this busy so I am not sure where this beach is.  This reproduction of a photograph is quite large and is helping to set the tone for the space.  IMG_4813 copy.jpg

Here is another fun find – I found this mid century lamp at GOODWILL – it has a wonderful white crackle finish on it.  It is a decent size and I found a Nate Berkus lamp shade from Target that compliments the shape and the bronzy metal base.

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I have been battling with whether or not black and white is too high contrast and I might tire of it so I have decided to keep things light on the walls but bring in some softer elements and pops of color so it feels cozy and inviting like these fabulous baskets from TARGET again by Nate Berkus.



I don’t think we can get our wall to wall carpet completed in 5 weeks as the waiting list for installation is a few months out via HOME DEPOT. They have decent wall to wall carpeting options for hard core use in this area and they also have 12 mths interest free financing so that’s looking like the way to go.

(WALL TO WALL CARPET..will most likely not be installed in time)

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I am leaning toward painting our heirloom dresser white and I like the sand/tan drawer fronts of this piece from THE LAND OF NOD.  I think it is a grasscloth type texture on there which really looks terrific.  Might be less likely to get tired of it if we keep it neutral.


Sure would love to find some nice knobs to modernize our dresser. Any ideas?  Love the ones on this piece.

I have also been inventorying our art and family photos as I am working on a salon style gallery of photos and art.  I need to several items taken to the framer to spruce up the mattes, get glass for some frames, etc.

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download.pngI am going to take the challenge (as I often encourage my kids to do) and participate in THE ONE ROOM Challenge organized by CALLING IT HOME as a ORC Guest Participant.

My 6 week project will be my daughter Charlotte’s room.   Here are a couple inspiration palettes we came up with.  Soft pinks and lavenders, with neutrals and maybe a few punches of color like green or yellow so its not so pinky sweet.  The cherry tree in our front yard and the whole neighborhood in fact is blooming gloriously.  That has been our primary inspiration as far as finding the right pink and lavender for the walls and ceiling.


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She is nine so she still plays with dolls…maybe for another year or two…


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Just to give you a little background on the room and my daughter…she and her twin brother have moved out of their shared nursery which is now my HOME OFFICE and moved upstairs into their OWN ROOMS.  Charlotte’s room is really small. It could be a walk in closet; it’s that small.  There is another room that’s a decent size available but she has chosen this one for the coziness factor.

Here is a quick floor plan of the room.  The dimensions are 9’5″ X 7′ 3″ .

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As you can see there is room for a bed, a dresser, a small accent chair and a side table. That’s it.  The ceiling height is 7’10” at the highest point but 6″10″ where the roof line intersects with the window frame.

Here is a before shot of the room. This is what you see when you walk in. Two windows. There is a little more to the room on the left wall where the bed will go and that’s it.   There are also issues with the double-paned windows as you can see.


So, here is a list of what we are hoping to accomplish:

  1. Patch old plaster and paint room.
  2. Select lighting for the room; a ceiling fixture and small lamp for bedside table.
  3. Design and fabricate Window Treatments
  4. Slipcover existing side chair we own
  5. New bedding – cover, shams, accent pillows
  6. Select and hang art
  7. Either re-carpet or find a throw rug.
  8. Address double pane window fogginess issues.

Think this is do-able?  I guess we are going to find out.

So follow along with the twenty designers and design bloggers who will each be sharing room makeovers from start to finish over the next six weeks. And there are many more guest participants, like me,who will link to the CALLING IT HOME website.

See you next week!




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