Week 3 of the One Room Challenge has just wrapped up, and things are back up and running smoothly (after my post-Week 1 debacle) in my client’s office. It may not look like much, but I assure you, major progress has been made!
First of all, we have a rug!!! I found this gorgeous vintage Oushak rug on Ebay for a great price, and it shipped from Turkey in record time. Since the rug was going to serve as the main color vehicle in the office, I wanted to get something ordered right away, just in case we needed to go a different direction for the wall paint colors. I love the red/orange tones of this one. Isn’t she pretty?
And speaking of paint colors…we have a final decision and paint is going up this week!
We quickly eliminated Newburyport Blue (too close to the color we’re doing on the couch). We then checked how we liked Charcoal Slate and Deep Silver up against the colors in the rug, the wood floors, and the sofa fabric.
And the winner is…Charcoal Slate! We’ve decided to give the mirrored closet doors a chalkboard finish, so that should happen this week as well.
The sofa was selected a few weeks ago, due to the 8-week lead time. We went with the one in my original design images, Room&Board’s Murphy Sofa in Connery Ink:
Do NOT be surprised if you see the black and white version of this show up in my living room at any given point in time. I am officially obsessed.
As for the desk and credenza, we decided to go the custom route because, you know…I know people. We started off with some inspiration photos and sketches…
Then looked at some existing pieces to figure out how exactly I wanted them configured…
And then we took another trip to the lumber yard to pick out our wood (sorry, no 4-inch heels this time).
Don’t worry, I will reveal my top secret furniture genius all in due time. He’s working on a shelf for this room as well, so much of the credit for this final space will go to him.
That’s all for now, folks! I’ll be back next Thursday with my Week 4 progress report. I’d love to hear what you think of my progress thus far, and be sure to stop by Calling it Home to check out what my fellow designers have been up to!