So, we're officially into the second week of our One Room Challenge. To stay up to date, check out last week's post. I'd like to say that in my first week I've accomplished something tangible to show you all...but sadly no. This post should really be entitled, "Brainstorming". This week has been about searching for the perfect dresser, fabrics, and possible desk options. I'd love to be able to go out and purchase whatever I want for my home, but the silver lining I guess is that it gives me the chance to really find out if what I like, is actually what I really want. And it's definitely been working for me. So I'll get right to it and fill you in on what I've been considering for my room and what things are in the works.
For starters, I'm on the hunt for a small but decent size desk. Target has this amazing campaign desk in mid-tone stain, but they neither have it for sale online or in the store. They only sell the red and black desk, not the stained one, really?! Freakin' dangling that thing in front of me, c'mon Target, you're killing me! So, I've resorted to stalking CL for a little antique-y desk within my price range. So far...no cigar.
Next on the list is the headboard situation. In my inspiration board I had an upholstered headboard but have since been eyeing these photos of wood headboards. And after considering what it would cost me to reupholster my headboard myself and then actually just purchasing one, look here...that is just craaazzy good people! So, it is something to consider. What I'm loving about a wood frame and headboard is that since I'm leaning towards all white linens for my room, this look is a total winner. What are your thoughts?...Wood or linen? Linen or wood?
As far as linens and draperies, I've always adored this fabric from John Robshaw. I had thought I'd use it on the windows, but got to thinking I'd better just keep the draperies solid and neutral since I tend to switch things around every other week. I'm seriously in love with this fabric!
And lastly, a little diy I'm totally psyched about, which includes a little bead work using these babies. Let's pray this one turns out as good as it looks.
I'm excited for everything to start coming together so I can actually say I'm accomplishing something. Tomorrow I'm hoping to look at a possible dresser purchase that isn't exactly what I had in mind for the room, but works within my price range and our needs. One thing I can tell you about designing a room is that you go with the flow, when a piece doesn't work out you keep your eyes peeled for other options. There is definitely an evolution to designing a space, and I love it.
Keep up with the other participants and designers over at Calling it Home. See you next week!