Wednesday, October 15, 2014

One Room Challenge - Week Three

Thanks for checking in on Week Three of the One Room Challenge where I am turning my library into an office for myself for my blogging and interior design work. For weeks one and two, click here or on the gold ORC button in my sidebar.

Last week you will recall that I had the room painted in Benjamin Moore Lavender Mist.

My game plan this week was to decide on and order the art. The room is small. One wall is all built in bookcases. The room also has a door, a window, and built in file cabinets taking up wall space.

The previous owners had the amazing idea of installing file cabinets in a wall that was deep enough because it is under the staircase. There are four file drawers so there is ample storage for files and supplies.

I am going to redo all my hanging files and am ordering new hanging files in chic colors.

With my limited wall space, I have decided on using just three dramatic pieces of art that I love. From Minted, I have ordered this wonderful black and white photograph called "Looking Up" by Gail Schechter. I am having it framed in a black frame in their largest size of 44" by 44" so it should be quite dramatic.

Looking Up

I am also very excited to be getting two pieces of art from The Pink Pagoda. Are you aware that the uber talented Jennifer has started creating botanical photographs that she is taking herself? Peonies are a favorite flower of mine and I have chosen this pair to hang above my desk. Aren't they stunning?

Next week I have a great DIY project to share - I found a perfect little desk and I am gold leafing it myself.

Now let's go see what the rest of the gang has been busy doing this past week.

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  1. I love the idea of having filing cabinets built in. The art you selected is lovely and I really want to see it on the lavender walls. OK, I am so excited to see your DIY!

  2. Dying to see the Lavender Mist...and of course anything gold leafed! Great art choices. Jennifer is uber talented!

  3. Wow, thanks for the compliment, Beth! I can't wait to see these hanging on your lavender wall!! I'm also excited to see the DIY desk!

  4. I love the Pink Pagoda photographs...peonies all year round. Just perfect! I adore filing cabinets as well...they are lifesavers. I can't wait to see your office painted in that pretty hue.

  5. OMG...those peonies are down right fabulous! This is gonna be good!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous art choices!!!! Love!

  7. YES. I am so into black back florals. great picks!

  8. really really want to see that paint on the walls! and gold leafing the desk?? girl, you crazy in the best way! ox

  9. Those bold art prints are going to pop off your lavender walls! And really, is there anything more exciting than fresh, new office supplies?! File folders are fun :)

  10. Good luck with the gold leafing!

  11. Really partial to your paint selection as that's the exact color in my own home office! LOVE your art picks as well!

  12. wow! I am really digging the art selections. I had no idea Jennifer was doing photography now. That girl is uber talented! Love the direction for your space!

  13. Like Mrs. V, dying to see the lavender mist! I bet it's stunning - love your art selections - esp Jennifer's peonies & so excited to see your gold leaf DIY! XX jana