Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Room Challenge - Week One

A few weeks ago, I agreed to participate in on a multi-blog design fest.  The One Room Challenge consists of 15 illustrious designers and bloggers (see list and links below) taking one room in their house, and transforming it in a mere six weeks. Each week, we blogstresses will post on the progress of our room, wrapping it all up with a Finale at week six.
I knew the "ORC" would commence shortly after our move to Rio, so I figured it would be a good way to kick myself into getting at least one room in our new apartment more or less photo-ready. What the freak was I thinking?

Anyway, here we are...Week One of the One Room Challenge.  If you are new here, and linking over from the other bloggers, Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Truth be told, I could've chosen any room in our apartment, as they're all in a state of confusion as to form and function, but I'm choosing my our office. 
I've pretty much told my husband I'm commandeering this room, as I have this notion of a feminine-but-tailored, womb-like space where my creative juice cup will runneth over. Where I will flex my decorator muscles, becoming the love child of Windsor Smith and Tom Scheerer.
I want it to feel a little like this:
room by cheryl tague
 With a dose of this
I was already tossing around thoughts prior to our move, so I recovered a chaise lounge....
So, here's the Before in all its glory.
Along with commentary of my plans.
Try not to judge. 

 Six weeks to ship this into shape.  The order will be as much a surprise to me as you, soooo...
Wish me luck.  
Come back often.  Or at least next Wednesday.
And do check out the other lovely ladies of the Challenge.
Chinoiserie Chic              Nana Moon
The Cottage Mix              Nicole Scott Designs
Design Indulgence            Pawleys Island Posh
Everything LEB               The Pink Pagoda
Hodge-Podge                  Powell Brower Home
Living Savvy                   Sadie + Stella
Mix and Chic                  Trapped in North Jersey

21 comments:

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

You had me at kelly green and leopard! Im in love with your plan. That little green side chair is awesome too! Love!

Lindsay said...

So in love with your kelly green chaise! Good luck!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

fun! That's a lot to do in 6 weeks!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Oh, I love kelly green. This is going to be fun! WHAT A VIEW!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

How exciting that you are in Brazil! I am thrilled to be following along your adventure while I re-do my room as well!

Kim said...

How fun! Love the kelly green chaise ... fantastic inspiration piece!

Nicole Scott said...

I love your inspiration pics and your ideas for change! Can't wait to see what you do.

MFAMB said...

yes to all of that. i wasn't aware of this challenge...excited to see everyone's room.

cool.

Diane James Home said...

Can't wait to see the redecor of your office! Loving the small chair in the fern pattern and the VIEW!!! Best of luck pulling everything together, Cynthia

Amelia @ House Pretty said...

Love the kelly green - and that view! Looking forward to following along, good luck :)

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

The chaise looks great - a good jumping off point and such a great view outside those doors. Will be back next week. Good luck!

SHERRY HART said...

Kelly green and leopard! I'm in!!! Gonna be a sweet room. Brazil....dang I did not know that....need to keep up more with blogland :)

Lindsey E. said...

LOVE the kelly green chaise. So excited to see how it all comes alive!

My Interior Life said...

LOVE that chaise! Can't wait to see what you do!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

This is going to be so much fun to watch you talented gals transform these spaces. I have no doubt I'll love yours - I love everything I've seen of yours!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Lisa Mende Design said...

love the kelly green and leopard!!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love this, can't wait to see what you do!

Nancy said...

That is a great chaise re-do, and love the rug. It is going to be beautiful! Love the view outside the doors!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

The Pink Pagoda said...

Kelly and leopard? Seriously? Whoa. I can't wait to see your progress!

LindsB said...

You had me at the Kelly and Leopard! Holy hotness, I LOVE it already!

Here's to the next 6 weeks girl!

Nana Moon Shop said...

Oh I just love the chaise in green! Can't wait to see your progress this week!