One Room Challenge WEEK 1:


Lions + Tigers + STRIPES + Oh, my!


I’m baaaAAAck!  Well, that was an unexpected hiatus.  That kept hiatus-ing!  I didn’t  intend to take the summer off, but well, I did. And then it dragged on.  And on.  Can’t say I minded though!  Not the not blogging part, but the playing hooky from work with my kids part.  Hey, it’s their last summer of “childhood,” so can you blame a mom for soaking it all up?! But, now, back to business.  And what a better way to start than with another One Room Challenge!

Aren’t you excited?!  The fall is very busy for us, so I’m a bit nervous, but hey, that’s what a challenge is all about right?  This time around I am tackling Kid No. 3’s room.  I’ve mentioned I have three teenagers, right?  Three amazing, hardworking, cranky seniors in high school.  One already got the jungle of his dreams this past spring (check it out here), the other is happy in his man-child den, and now my step-daughter needs a room refresh.  See, her room never quite got completed…my bad!  I never finished painting because I didn’t know what I wanted to do, we’ve moved her furniture around several times to maximize the space, she recently shared with a house guest, oh, and she was affected by our kitchen flood, so the room got torn apart a bit.  It just never got pulled together in a way we loved.

The Challenge:  Now, this wouldn’t be a challenge if there wasn’t a challenge, right?  In her room there is one major issue that I am trying to work around.  My son’s “issue”?  He wanted white walls.  Her’s? Well, it has nothing to do with white walls for sure, and it has nothing to do with what she wants (just wait until her client interview.  Insert eye roll emoji.).  It has everything to do with the wild hair I got when we moved into our home and she was twelve years old.  Stripes.  Beach cabana stripes. HUGE. YELLOW. STRIPES.  Yup, those bad boys are NOT getting painted over.  They will live on in infamy.  She does, however, love the beach, Hawaii in particular. So, we are going to make this work!  Cabana stripes, ooh na-na!  (Get it? Get it?  Alright, if you’ve been living under a rock and don’t…look up Havana ooh na-na and then chuckle to yourself, “ah! Yup, now I get it!”)

MmmHmm. I did this…
…and this. And we’re going to work with it people!

The Design Concept: Bold Beachy Boho…I’m not as sure about the finished project as I usually am, so this should be very interesting!  I’m going to try my hand at some macramé, hit up Ikea as usual, and most importantly, I’ll be exploring some non-toxic finishes in a little R+D for client offerings. Check out the concept below and let me know what you think!

ORC Fall 2018 Design Board

I’m not the only one who’s back at it, so be sure to check out the other amazing Featured and Guest Designers over at One Room Challenge!



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