Welp. Next week is the big reveal for the spring 2018 One Room Challenge, and I’m so not ready! I mean, I know I can pull this together- all that’s missing are those final details that really add oomph to the space. Yet I am still kind of in a panic. BUT, I do have some updates for this week and I’ll likely have one more mini-update next Monday before the big, big reveal. I thank you all so much for all your kind words and support during this crazy fun challenge.
I knew I definitely wanted something in the corner where Pee Wee’s crate used to be (he’s since been relocated to the living room area; he doesn’t seem to mind). I wanted a colorful, velvet accent chair, and I’d been eyeing this gorgeous vintage tufted armchair by The Novogratz/DHP Furniture for a long time. I just knew the chair would pack a ton of style into a small space.
They generously provided the chair to me, and I love it. I will be totally honest…I thought the chair would be a deeper/darker green, but it’s definitely a mossy/olive color. I tried to really capture the true color in my photos for those of you who are interested in the chair. I added a lumbar pillow for some support and the seat is very firm (which is something I like).
I’ve been reading a lot lately in the evenings to unwind, so I chose this elegant aged brass pharmacy reading lamp from Lamps Plus to complement the chair. I love the adjustable height and swing arm.
I moved over my blue and white chinoiserie garden stool from the living room to function as a side table. And it all looks well enough…but the walls are so bare. I have a lot going on on the accent wall, but I want the room to feel balanced on both sides, you know?
Being frugal, I wanted to use frames I already had on hand so I started to dig through closets to see which frames I hadn’t hung up yet, and I found several. Sunday afternoon I whipped up some templates to do a few mock-ups, and this is where I’m at.
And this is my inspiration via Focal Point Styling.
My husband thinks it needs more frames; I hate clutter on walls. Really large eclectic gallery walls are fun for me to look at on Instagram/Pinterest, but in my home they give me hives. My game plan is to get some of the heavy duty Command strips for larger/heavier frames (these hold up to 16 pound frames!) and give it a shot. If I hate it, I can take them down without much fuss.
Where I absolutely know I am hanging some art is flanking the TV stand! You can catch up here with all the DIY details from that project. A few weeks ago I came across this print from Jenny’s Print Shop, and I knew I absolutely had to have it in my master bedroom.
Problem is I wanted to turn it into a diptych of sorts, and that’s when Nations Photo Lab came to my rescue with a fun collaboration!
I used Photoshop to slice the image in half (after I paid for it), and Nations Photo Lab printed each side for me on their metal prints with stand-offs. I finally get to use some stand-offs in my home. I’m spraying painting the stand-offs gold and using a laser level to hang them this weekend. Here’s what they look like side by side. I tried to minimally edit these photos so you get a true representation of the color and gorgeous finish.
Fingers crossed this turns out as good as I am hoping, but luckily Nations Photo Lab includes a template. I can’t recommmend them enough- their products are superb and I used them all the time in my previous job because of their metallic prints. Here’s where these prints will end up:
And the other accessory that made it into the room is the Lawson leaning mirror from Holly & Martin. Right now the reflection showcases how much work I have left to do, but in about a week, it’ll be reflecting beautiful artwork. I’m also on a weight loss journey, so having a full length mirror to take pics in is a HUGE bonus.
This weekend I also finally bought some gorgeous black and white pinstripe bed sheets. They are ridiculously soft and I can’t wait to put them on the bed. I’m doing the bedding last because of Pee Wee, and so I can iron it all so it’s blog worthy.
The duvet cover is also very hotel chic. This room is going to be one I don’t want to leave!
I’ll do an update on Monday, May 7 before the big reveal on Wednesday, May 9 with the details from the gallery wall. I feel that deserves it’s own post. I’m done with blog posting for this week though so I can focus on finishing up the room. You can always catch me on Instagram (I share stories most days!)
So for now…help a girl out with my gallery wall problem. 🙂 Should I maybe place the Flora metal prints above the chair and do a gallery wall around the TV? So many decisions…
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