Getting Things Knocked Out {ORC Week Four}

Spring 2017 ORC bedroom design interior decorating home improvement

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!


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!


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.


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



  1. Your textiles are going to bring so much to this space, I can't wait to see them with the black walls and all the other elements! It's coming along Carol!!

    1. Slowly but surely, this room is coming together... Planning to install the gallery wall and start bringing in some of the furniture this weekend. :)

  2. i love the print on that black and white fabric! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    1. Thank you, Jillian! Thanks for leaving a comment. So great to meet new blogging friends via the ORC. :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm anxious to pull it all together... :)

  4. oooh i love the textiles and i think the light is great!

    1. Less dusting required on the light fixture I picked - so yay! :)

  5. That wall color is so dramatic and gorgeous! Love your textiles, too. Looking forward to seeing what happens over the next two weeks!

    1. Thanks Leslie! Can't believe the finale is just around the corner... I could use another week. :)

  6. Such a dramatic wall colour and I can't wait to see that great mirror gallery wall. It's looking fabulous!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! The gallery wall of mirrors is up, and can't wait to show it soon. :)

  7. Wow, I just love what you are creating in this space! The paint, the light, and I have had that inspiration photo of the gallery wall of mirrors on a Pinterest board for a long time. I can't wait to see your completed room!

    1. When I stumbled upon that image with the mirrors, I was immediately drawn in! Thanks for following along, Julie! :)


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