Saturday, October 8, 2016

One Room Challenge 2016 Fall Edition

I'm late to the party but I'm going to participate in the fall edition of the One Room Challenge. The challenge is the brain child of Linda from Calling It Home. Twice a year 20 Designers are picked to transform one room in 6 weeks. They post their progress on Wednesdays. And folks like me can play along as a guest participant and link up our rooms on Thursdays. There are lots of great looking projects and tons of creativity. Go check everyone out!

Let me introduce myself. I'm Kathleen and I'm in the process of refreshing my condo on Chicago's North Shore. This time around the overall look for my condo is what I like to call contemporary glamour -- sophisticated, feminine and shiny sparkly stuff!

This is my first One Room Challenge. I've decided to tackle my office. It was my son's bedroom. He is now an adult and has moved out to his own place. Its time to make the room mine. I had made a little progress last year on the shelves but I just used stuff I had laying around. Time for a redo. I want to lighten the place up, make it more feminine, add some storage and functionality and basically zhush the place up! (And I'm so tired of the pea green walls!)

Here are some pictures of the room after my son moved out. The main elements are a desk, shelves and a futon.

My plans for the room are

  • Paint the room gray
  • Paint the ceiling and trim white
  • Change out the desk, add storage
  • Change out the shelves - lighten up the place
  • Update the futon - new cover, stain the frame?
  • Add drapes
  • Change out the art above the futon
  • Change out the shelf decor
  • Add a surprise design element!
Check back the next 5 Thursdays and see my progress!

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great plan!! Hope it's going smoothly so far!!