Well…it’s hard to believe that it’s week 6 of the One Room Challenge already…the big reveal day! And despite my setbacks (my cabinet knobs and the area rug didn’t arrive until today…talk about cutting it close!), I was actually able to finish my room (well mostly finish…more on that later).
In case you forgot, this is what I started with.
I had a bunch of requirements…but most of them were around needing more storage and a bigger work area…
I got my built-in cabinets and shelves built (find the instructions for how to build them here)…they provide tons of storage as well as display space. The base cabinet with the drawers on the right hand side is from the Martha Stewart Living Craft Storage collection at homedecorators.com.
The paint is Middleton Pink from Farrow and Ball…I love the way it looks different during the day than it does at night.
There’s a place to sit and look out the window (which the cats love!) And it uses my inspiration fabric for the curtains and and bench seat.
Here’s the same chair with a faux fur* cushion that my mother sewed for me.
The gold mirror (from wayfair.com*), Andy Warhol print (from art.com) and faux peonies (from wayfair.com) add a little flair to the room. As I’ve said before…I know a lot of people prefer live plants and flowers, but my green thumb seems to stop at the front door…so I’d rather have good looking fake flowers than real dead ones!
Chinese symbols give me some inspiration.
At the other end of the room, my work area has more storage and I was able to re-use my drafting table…lots of work area! The work chair and lamp (both from overstock.com) make the space functional and stylish at the same time.
I was able to update an old bathroom cabinet with black lacquer paint…it stores (and hides) all of my internet electronics perfectly! You can see my post on that here.
And it all goes very well with my stairwell.
Overall, the room is bright, pretty and glam…my favorite kind of room!
The one thing that I was not able to complete? The ceiling design…but it’s still on my list of things to do…so stay tuned to see how it turns out!
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