One Room Challenge – Week 3

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

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?
The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)
The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

And speaking of paint colors…we have a final decision and paint is going up this week!

I started out the selection process by picking four different color families that I liked for this space…
The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

Then we narrowed it down to three colors and put up swatches.  From top to bottom we have Newburyport Blue, Charcoal Slate, and Deep Silver (all colors are from Benjamin Moore).

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

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.

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

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:
The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)
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…

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

Then looked at some existing pieces to figure out how exactly I wanted them configured…

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

And then we took another trip to the lumber yard to pick out our wood (sorry, no 4-inch heels this time).

The O’Donnell Collective: One Room Challenge – Week 3 (Fall 2015)

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!

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Comments

  1. Omg! That rug is amazing. I will check out eBay. Do they deliver to Europe? Love the pattern and the colours. It will go so well with your sofa and the wall paint you picked!! Karolina

  2. That rug is gorgeous. I cannot wait to see the finished room.

  3. That rug is amazing and I love the paint colour! I’m very interested to see those custom pieces too :)

  4. OH MY GOSH!! Lindsey, I just was able to check in on my fellow guest participants and I am in love with your rug. I need to go back and see your other posts, but I am intrigued!

  5. That rug is so awesome!! And now I’m wondering where I could use one of those sofas, too. Love all these little glimpses into your room; can’t wait to see more! :)

  6. THAT RUG! Yes! It looks great with the paint colors. I can’t wait to see more.

  7. That rug!!!! Stunning and I love the paint colors too.

  8. I LOVE that couch. Can’t wait to see it all put together!

  9. The rug is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the final room!

  10. That sofa is jaw-dropping! Can’t wait to follow along!

  11. That sofa is fabulous, and all those beautiful warm shades of red and orange look gorgeous with your final paint choice!

  12. I love that rug! And the Charcoal Slate is really going to make everything pop! This is going to be so beautiful!

  13. I am officially obsessed with that rug. Gorgeous!

  14. I love it! The rug and the sofa! Can’t wait to see how it turns out

  15. That rug is HEAVEN!!!! I absolutely love it. And the sofa…le sigh…it’s amazing!!!! Can’t wait to see that custom piece too!

  16. The rug is beautiful & I love the sofa!

  17. Love that rug!! And great choice for wall color!

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