Well hello there! I’m not certain if my blog thingy even works at this point since I have not written a post in gosh- 2 years! Here I am dusting off the virtual cobwebs and joining in this round of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Guest Participant Link up.
If you follow me in Instagram and have been around a while (thank you) you may remember me joining the ORC the last time at the last minute. Well, I’m happy to report I’ve come to the conclusion that doing this challenge gives me the motivation I need to finish up the projects I start even with a new baby in tow.
Last night, while seeing all the buzz around IG about the ORC, I was admittedly getting some major FOMO. Frankly, it’s been two years since the last one and I missed it. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve been busy over here feathering our nest at Casa Meyer but I wasn’t super motivated to get on here and blog about the year long process of getting our powder room to completion. Boring to say the least.
To be 100% transparent, the room I chose is almost there… maybe 65% done and I need the adrenaline rush of the ORC to kick this makeover into high gear and get r’ done. I’m a serial get it almost all the way done. I hate that I have what seems like a million little looming projects hanging over my head. I had wanted to “save,” this space to do for this Spring ORC and do it start to finish but chickened out for fear of not getting it to where I wanted it and to get the look I wanted to achieve. With Covid (did you think you would get away without hearing that word) there have been challenges to say the least in production and shipping lead times in the design industry. That also had me worried as well. But I pride myself on being a pretty resourceful and a tenacious sourcer of things, I think this room will come off in a way I will love and be happy with day after day.
Now before I get to showing you the mood board I wanted to tell you why I went in the direction I did. Sit and grab a drink…
Forever and ever I have loved Schumacher’s Hollyhock fabric and wallpaper (the black and white floral pattern below). As you may recall in one Fall ORC I used it on a cornice box for my son’s nursery. When we moved to our new home, the only window it would fit was in our dining room, and so there it went and my vision of having a whole Hollyhock fabric room would settle in that space. As our family grew, so did our needs for more space for all their stuff. I made the decision to scrap the dining room (which had not been made-over, thankfully) put the table in storage and convert the space to a playroom. It was the perfect (albeit sad, no more beautiful dining space-we used twice a year, lol) solution to our family. The room has pocket doors and so I can get some quiet time while the kids watch TV or play. Let’s be honest- screen time.
What the heck was I to do with the rather large cornice box for the window…? I needed to use it. I couldn’t part with it. So I went to Instagram and talked it out. One of my dear followers Alex sent me a drawing of what I was sort of envisioning and voila the bedroom makeover was solidified and off we went. Thanks Alex. Finally, I would get to have the bedroom of my dreams in all its floral goodness.
Here is the moodboard that has been changed several times as in 35 times.
Things have changed a few times, namely the rug because of a long dramatic discontinuation of the one I wanted, then the replacement was discontinued and so on. The armoire and nightstand (pictured) was a FB marketplace find of the century not because the furniture is that good, but the people I met and made friends with. So stay tuned! More to come in the weeks ahead about design decisions and some DIY that I’m hoping to get done. So excited for this round of the ORC. Please click here to follow all of the Guest Participants and Featured Designers. Thanks goes out to everyone in the ORC community and Better Homes and Gardens for being the sponsor!