One Room Challenge // Week 1
Linda from My Crafty Home Life invited me to participate in a challenge where we 15 of us take one room and transform it in six weeks. We will be posting on Wednesday for the next six weeks about progress on the room, and share our ideas, projects, projects and, hopefully, smashing results (and cpossibly challenges along the way). So much fun!
The room I’ll be working on is our dining room/area. It is in between our living room and kitchen, this is the view from the living room:
The shelving unit to the left came with the house. I really want to paint it, but it’s been one of those projects that have been on the backburner (but not anymore!).
I like the laid-back but classic country style that windsor chairs and the round table add. However I’d like to paint the chairs black and do something to the table too – I’m not 100% sure what to do with it yet…I’ll have to make up my mind once I start working on it.
The built-in is one of those original features of the house that we love so much. It could do with some more styling though – it looks rather bare!
When I thought about inspiration, I narrowed it down to 3 specific things.
Ever since I wrote about 5 things I like about Kate Spade’s house, I have not stopped thinking about her house. I love the mix of colors and she also has gray walls in one of her rooms which looks similar to our gray. These green stripes in her hallway are also on my mind:
Another inspiration is not interior-related, but rather botanical, more specifically tulips. Here I am cradling a tulip in my hands on a visit back home to Holland. Tulips come in so many colors, from intense purple to fresh yellow, as well as pinks and reds…there is such an array of colors to choose from. I want a sense of freshness and a mix of colors.
A third thing that came to mind was watercolors – I love sheer colors and the way colors overlap in a watercolor.
If you wonder how I plan to translate this inspiration into a room, you’ll just have to read along. :)
Be sure to also stop by the other bloggers participating in this challenges, I’ve read some of the posts and they are GREAT. Can’t wait to read the others later tonight when I have time!
Saved by Suzy
Trapped in North Jersey
Nicole Scott Designs
Kim Macumber Interiors
Rue de Emily
The Pink Pagoda
Nana Moon Shop
Taylor Morgan Design
My Crafty Home Life
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