Wednesday, October 1, 2014

One Room Challenge - Week One


Follow this One Room Challenge Fall 2014 Edition as I transform my traditional red library into a girly office for myself. By clicking on the links below, you can find all the related posts from the launch on October 1 to the reveal on November 5. Thanks for stopping by.

One Room Challenge - Week One
One Room Challenge - Week Two
One Room Challenge - Week Three
One Room Challenge - Week Four
One Room Challenge - Week Five
One Room Challenge - My Office Reveal

One Room Challenge Chinoiserie Chic Office Mentions
Sarah Sofia Productions
The Pink Pagoda

Welcome everyone to the Fall 2014 Edition of the One Room Challenge. I am thrilled that you have stopped by and honored that Linda of Calling it Home, the brilliant creator of the One Room Challenge, has asked me to participate for the fifth time. I thank you Linda and my house thanks you. The ORC is so well known after three years that it really needs no introduction, but for any newbies, an amazing group of twenty interior designers and interior design bloggers chosen by Linda have six weeks to transform a room of our choosing with weekly updates and a final reveal.

For my first One Room Challenge, I chose my kitchen. Here it is decorated for Christmas -





For my next One Room Challenge, I redid my powder room -





Next I redid my laundry room -













And this past One Room Challenge I surprised my husband with a man cave -





So what do I have up my sleeve this time around you may be wondering? I have chosen to redo my home office. When we moved into our classic brick Georgian colonial fifteen years ago, I did not have a blog or an interior design business. The library was used primarily to house my husband's extensive book collection. I went old school, painting it red with a mahogany desk and leather chair. Don't get me wrong, I love red rooms, but prefer red in a room that is used primarily at night like a formal dining room or a library.

My life has changed and it is now used exclusively by me as my office for blogging and my interior design business. I use it primarily during the day. I want a space that is bright and airy and girly and glam.

How do the baby flamingos from the first photo enter into this? You may recall that my Chinoiserie Chic Color of the Year for 2014 was lavender that I called Baby Flamingo. Flamingos are born a luscious lavender color and do not start turning coral pink until they mature. I need to paint a room in my house this lovely color before 2014 is over and the time is now.

Here are a few before photos of the space now -







This week I have scheduled Salvation Army to pick up the desk, chair, and etagere, and my painter is coming tomorrow. I am off to pick up lavender paint swatches at Benjamin Moore.

Next week we will look at paint selection, inspiration rooms, and my To Do List for the room. I hope you will enjoy following along. Here are the rest of the wonderful and talented group that Linda has put together. Let's go see what rooms they have chosen.




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26 comments:

jana bek said...

I've been so digging lavender lately so I'm double excited to see your walls! Cannot wait to follow your design! XX jana

Christine Dovey said...

I'm obsessed with lavender at the moment as well so really excited to see what you come up with! Love the flamingos too!

The Pink Pagoda said...

This is going to be so fresh and pretty, Beth! I love your description of where this is going : )

designchic said...

And I've followed every one - love what you did in the other challenges so I can hardly wait for this one. Loving lavender…

Kimberly Lemmon said...

You had me at lavender. Dying to do a project with it so I'll be excited to see yours office come to life!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

There will be some lucky Salvation Army shoppers in your area. I had no idea about flamingos being lavender at birth. A Chinoiserie office a lovely shade of lavender...divine!! Can't wait to see your other choices.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I can't wait to see!! An office is such a fun room to design. All your other rooms from the ORC are amazing.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

hi girlie! you have such terrific spaces. I can't wait to see how you transform this one! I'm in as a linking participant tomorrow! xo

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Looking forward to seeing the transformation!

Vel Criste said...

It'll be hard changing up such a beautiful room already, but I know what you mean, good luck, looking forward to following along your progress! I know it will be more smashing!

Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

You always do such an amazing job, I know this is going to be fabulous!! Cannot wait to follow along! And I agree with Linda, there will be some lucky Salvation Army shoppers by you!

Jessie said...

Can't wait to see progress next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

waitingonmartha said...

Cheers to office re-do's! Can't wait to see more doll...what a whirlwind this will be! xo

michelle said...

can't wait to see what you do with it! the lavender will look lovely with all your ginger jars!

SHERRY HART said...

Lavender is going to be gorgeous.....so fresh! You are going to throw all kinds of pretty in there:)

Tiffany said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who loves lavender. Can't wait to see it up.

Jessie Miller said...

I always love watching what you do, can't wait to join you this round! XO

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Cannot wait to see what chinoiserie lavender goodness you come up with. I have loved all of your rooms!

Tobe | BIA said...

oh this is going to be goooood. anytime you transition from red, it's a real transformation. based on what we've seen from you in the past, you'll nail it. ox

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I'm happy to hear you'll be getting an office you deserve. Lavender sounds lovely! Curious to see what color you choose.

Shelia Dowd said...

You are going to have a beautiful office space! Lavender is a great color choice! I am using shades of purple myself for my daughter's basement bedroom makeover!
Shelia
House of Highlands

Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

Your office is sure to be beautiful...I love lavender at the moment and love the sound of your direction. Cannot wait to follow along.

kate@willowinteriors said...

I have loved every one of your rooms so far and I'm sure this will not disappoint! Good luck!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

This will be a wonderful transformation! I love that color, and had no idea flamingos were born lavender! :)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Yay! A girly space. Looking forward to it

apieceoftoastblog said...

Can't wait to see the transformation of the room from red to lavender! It's going to look so bright and fresh!
xx
Molly