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!

LET'S CONNECT

22 comments :

  1. Its going to be so pretty Carol!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica! I certainly hope it turns out okay. :)

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  3. Oh I am loving your inspiration board and that brass light fixture is stunning! Excited to see this room come together! Let's do this! Sarah

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm excited to pull the room together. Going to check out your ORC space soon. :)

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  4. This is going to be gorgeous! I really love your inspiration and the gallery wall of mirrors. Great tip on the paint color, too. That "moody" art is fantastic!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! The gallery wall of mirrors is my favorite aspect of the design. I'm hoping to curate a selection of thrift/antique and new!

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  5. heck yeah! love those dark walls!

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    1. It's the ORC season for dark walls. Fist bump!

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  6. This is going to be so good!!!!!!!!! I really like it all. I normally go for Persian, but I like the Geometric one as well, it has a boho aspect to it versus the full blown geo that everyone tends to go for.

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    1. Thanks Jess! I hope my vision comes to life in this small room - and on time! :)

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  7. OH, fantastic plans! I love the color scheme. Can't wait to see this unfold! xo

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  8. OH, fantastic plans! I love the color scheme. Can't wait to see this unfold! xo

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  9. Carol you know I am a huge fan of those dark walls! This is definitely going to be a mighty space when you're done with it......love the design plan!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I'm loving the dark walls, which was just about the only design element I was completely certain about. :)

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  10. I love your mood board, Carol! This makeover is going to come out amazing. I typically get geometric rugs and not Persian types but both rugs your featured would look great in the space you are designing. Good luck with week 3 coming up! Xo, Tee

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    1. Can't believe it's the 1/2 way point... I need more time simply due to my indecisiveness. :) Have a great weekend, Tee!

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  11. I love the dark walls--also the geometric area rug! I think it's going to be so beautiful when you're done.

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    1. Thank you so much, Joan! I'm excited to pull the room together. :)

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  12. Loving the dark walls. So dramatic and I agree they do make the walls recede. Looking forward to seeing the transformation.

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  13. The room feels so cozy with the dark walls. I can't wait until it's put together so we could enjoy the space. Thanks for following along!

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