Getting Things Knocked Out {ORC Week Four}

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I'm starting to see a glimpse of light at the end of this One Room Challenge!  For any new readers out there, the ORC is a bi-annual event where designers and design bloggers make over a room within a six-week timeframe.  Definitely not an easy task under the time constraint, especially when you suffer from indecisiveness that's me!  This is week four of the #oneroomchallenge, so that means there are only a couple more weeks until the room reveal.  Just feeling a little stress and panic to get to the finish line... 😅

My objective this past week was to finalize the furniture, textiles, and lighting for my room makeover - a small, under-utilized bedroom that is being turned into a triple purpose bedroom-study-lounge!  I knocked out MOST of the objectives for the week... yay!

LIGHTING

One of my biggest concerns was finding a ceiling light fixture.  I wanted a semi-flush mount with a brass finish, similar to the fixture on the mood board.

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However, since I just couldn't bring myself to pay $$$ for the actual inspiration piece - not for a non-master bedroom at least - I spec'd more budget-friendly alternatives.

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I landed on a semi-flush mount light with a beautiful finish of aged bronze and brass.  The style wasn't initially what I had in mind, but I do like its transitional shape.  The "open cage" design also means I don't have to worry about cleaning it too often!

GALLERY WALL

Our large brass-framed mirror is serving as the "anchor" piece of the gallery wall.  I've been able to find some great vintage options although the finishes weren't necessarily quite right.  A little gold spray paint helped fix that "issue" right up!  I'm hoping everything looks okay once all the mirrors are hung.

TEXTILES

Here's a peek at some of the soft goods rolling in for the room...

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The checklist is coming along slowly but surely:

  • Paint entire room ✔
  • Closet door DIY treatment - original plan modified
  • Replace ceiling fan with light fixture - ✔
  • Run any necessary electrical for electronic components & study nook
  • Task/accent lighting - in process
  • Area rug ✔
  • Bedroom/lounge furniture - ✔
  • Textiles for lounge area - pillows, blankets ✔
  • Small desk & chair for study nook - in process
  • Accent furniture - side table, pouf - in process
  • Gallery wall - mirrors, possibly art - ✔
  • Console table for media wall ✔
  • Mount television

Thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting this event, and to House Beautiful for coming on board as the media partner.  Get more #oneroomchallenge previews over on Instagram: @cadinteriors @oneroomchallenge @housebeautiful

THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING ALONG!!!

Halfway There {ORC Week Three}

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It's week three of the One Room Challenge, which means we have reached the halfway point of the ORC hosted by Calling It Home!  If you missed the first two weeks of our "Small But Mighty Bedroom-Study-Lounge" makeover, you can get caught up via the following links:


Last week, I shared the design direction for our bedroom makeover...

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...and this week, I'm sharing a peek at some of the goodies that will likely make it into the room! 😅

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This past week was mostly spent hunting down mirrors for the gallery wall.  I found two good vintage options to go along with a couple mirrors that I already had.  The hunt continues for more mirrors!

The rug decision was also made finally.  So, there's no more waffling since the order is already on its way!  Finalizing the furniture, lighting, and textiles are on tap for this week...

Here is where I'm at with this makeover:


  • Paint entire room ✔
  • Closet door DIY treatment - in process
  • Replace ceiling fan with light fixture - this weekend?!
  • Run any necessary electrical for electronic components & study nook
  • Task/accent lighting - in process
  • Area rug ✔
  • Bedroom/lounge furniture - in process
  • Textiles for lounge area - pillows, blankets
  • Small desk & chair for study nook - in process
  • Accent furniture - side table, pouf
  • Gallery wall - mirrors, possibly art - in process
  • Console table for media wall - may use existing
  • Mount television

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Designing the Bedroom-Study-Lounge {ORC Week Two}

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Welcome to my week two update for the One Room Challenge!  My family and I were on our annual spring break getaway when the ORC kicked off, so I am playing some catch up on my room makeover.  I did make progress over the last couple days on the biggest change happening in the room...

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...the WALL COLOR!

Unlike the light and airy vibe throughout most of our home, I'm venturing into the dark and moodier side in this space.  The room is small (~10 ft x11.5 ft), so going dark was a bit of a design risk - but something I knew the room could handle.  I LOVE how cozy the room feels being completely enveloped in a dark hue!  It actually feels "larger" too because dark walls can have a "receding" effect.

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I painted the (other) walls in the same dark charcoal-ish color that I used to paint the accent wall two years ago.  While my hubby questioned me painting the entire room in a dark shade, he trusted the design process.  It's only paint, right?! 😜  DESIGN TIP: Since paint tends to dry darker, using a shade slightly lighter than a true black can help alleviate the "cold starkness" common to black in room settings.


DESIGN

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Since I am still sourcing most items for the room - including all the lighting, textiles, furniture, and accent pieces - I thought I'd share the general design direction for our "Small But Mighty Bedroom-Study-Lounge" in a mood board format.  I envision a cozy and inviting room with slight casual sophistication (via brass elements and mirrors), modern-meets-old world (via patterns and eclectic decor), and layered warmth (via natural textures and textiles).

P.S. I am also scheming up a DIY treatment for the closet doors that I hope turns out okay. 😉

Here's the "to do" list for this makeover:

  • Paint entire room ✔
  • Closet door DIY treatment
  • Replace ceiling fan with light fixture
  • Run any necessary electrical for electronic components & study nook
  • Task/accent lighting
  • Area rug
  • Bedroom/lounge furniture
  • Textiles for lounge area - pillows, blankets
  • Small desk & chair for study nook
  • Accent furniture - side table, pouf
  • Gallery wall - mirrors, possibly art
  • Console table for media wall
  • Mount television

I'm planning to pull the trigger on some items this week, so stay tuned!

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Small But Mighty Bedroom-Study-Lounge {One Room Challenge Week One}

Ready or NOT, I'm jumping in!  With a little friendly motivation from Linda and some blogging friends, I decided a few days ago to join the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge!


I'm linking up every week to share the makeover progress of a room that I will be sprucing up over the next six weeks.  SO, let the fun begin! 😅

Owning a fixer upper means we have lots of spaces that need TLC.  While we have plenty of rooms that still need attention, the renovations that are in the pipeline limited which room I could actually tackle.  I finally settled on an under-utilized bedroom that will hopefully be unaffected by the impending construction.

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Here are a few photos of the room in its present unedited state...

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CAD Interiors Bedroom Study Lounge Makeover interior design home improvement

CAD Interiors Bedroom Study Lounge Makeover interior design home improvement

CAD Interiors Bedroom Study Lounge Makeover interior design home improvement

CAD Interiors Bedroom Study Lounge Makeover interior design home improvement

It is on the cozy side, aka small - in line with what you'd expect in a 1955 traditional ranch home.  The room is barely 10ft x 11.5ft in size.  There are area rugs the size of this room! 😜

Right now, it is an uninspiring dumping ground for paperwork and odds and ends.  It also happens to be where my middle schooler does his homework.  We really have no bedroom space to spare, so I'd like to maximize how the space is used.

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On the positive side, we did give the room a few updates when we first moved in.  Namely, we replaced the windows, added shutters, scraped off the popcorn ceiling, and made cosmetic changes (new carpet, paint, baseboards).

To be honest, this room has given me major design paralysis.  I literally stopped updating it after I painted the dark accent wall...two years ago!  I couldn't decide how it should function.  So rather than designating a specific function, I plan to transform this small room into a triple purpose BEDROOM-STUDY-LOUNGE!

Here's where the room actually started when we closed escrow in 2013:

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It came complete with green shaggy carpet and original drafty windows that did not open/close very well.

Stop by next week to see the design plan!  In the meantime, I pinned some conceptual ideas that show the general direction I'm headed towards...




Follow along every week for the real-time transformation of this small bedroom that I intend to make MIGHTY!  I'll be sharing snippets of my design progress over on Instagram too, in case you want some sneak peeks.

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If you're new here, or feel like going down memory lane with me, the links below will take you to the two rooms in our home that we transformed thanks to the One Room Challenge.  Of course, both have since evolved! 😂


Head on over to Calling It Home to support all the participants, including the twenty featured designers, who are joining this bi-annual design blogger event!