One Room Challenge Week Four

7.18.2012

Ashley Whittaker

Schuyler Samperton

At Home in Arkansas via Carrie Leber

via Absolutely Beautiful Things

Just because we're at Week Four of The One Room Challenge doesn't mean I can't find new inspiration photos.  If you're new, see Week One here to learn about the challenge and see my before photos.  Week Two can be seen here, and Week Three here.  My room is really going to be a close finish with only two weeks to go.  I'm living on the edge.

The upholsterer has picked up my sofa and chairs, and the fabric I'm using is above.  That part is done.  The possible drapes fabric above doesn't have to be ordered.  It's here in Dallas.  I had thought blue originally, but I like the neutral.  It's several shades darker than the wall paint, and looks good with the rug background and the upholstery.  What are your thoughts?  Dallas has lots of fabric stores with beautiful linen on the bolt.  I could go with a color, and would love your opinion.  Remember -- I'm not an interior designer, and I need help!  I know I want pinch pleats.  And yes, it can still be done in time.  

This has been ordered and will be here this week.

This too.



Here's some art for the room from Amanda Collis, an Etsy seller I've admired for a while.

And this is from Shelly Porter, a Houston artist also on Etsy.  These colors make me happy!

I saw this on the fantastic blog House Four, and asked Janet if she'd sell one to me.  She's a talented photographer, and I was excited to add a photo to the mix.


So that's my update this week.  Please visit all the following ladies to see what exciting news they're sharing today.


Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella



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26 comments :

Sadie + Stella said...

Your art choices are beyond fabulous. I am also dying over your pillow fabric and cannot wait for it to arrive!!

Kim said...

Isn't it crazy how the inspiration rooms just keep coming!! I love the neutrals you chose ... and while I LOVE the color I would keep the neutral linen on the windows and you can change your pop of color with pillows or small accent chairs or other pieces at any time to go for the mood of the day!!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I like the neutral tones, and I know that you will be introducing tons of color. Love the fabrics you have chosen. Looking forward to the reveal, Jennifer!
Happy Wednesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

Loving all this! I can't wait to see more!!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh the choices. what i love is that you are using your signature pink and blue! that way, it'll definitely be you :)

Beth Connolly said...

Love the colors and the art. I think pink or blue would be great choices for the curtains.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

I'm new to your Blog, as I have been enjoying the One Room Challenge. I am also a lover of design, have been my entire life, and NOT a designer...Just have the passion. I understand you more than you can know. I can see the room developing to perfection. The mantel and all the new art are stunning! Love the pillow fabrics! Keeping the large pieces on the neutral side is very, very smart. Great progress ..Patty

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I love your signature color of pink as an accent to the blue and white scheme. Updated, lively and happy! Your room would look wonderful with blue or neutral drapes.
Cheers,
Loi

My Crafty Home Life said...

It is looking great! Your choice in artwork is always spot on. Hope you have recovered from your long drive.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

oohhh! Love the upholstery fabric and usually I'm a girl for color, but I really love that neutral linen for the drapes...you can add punch into the room with your gorgeous pillows (love the fabric you've selected) and you'll always have the ability to swap out the accent colors. Great job! OH, and I love those etsy artists...I'm going to head their next.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow - you are really re-doing things! I love the idea of a neutral drape- means you can mix things up around the room. And then I get more daring with accessories, art, etc. LOVE those paintings and photograph. It is going to look fabulous! My Pink Pagoda print arrived two days ago- I am excited to frame it and hang it up!

home before dark said...

Good luck with your edge living these next two weeks. Years ago I worked for an advertising agency that was decorated in black and white—and we had to wear black and white, with the subliminal (not so much) that when you think of B&W, think of us kind of thing.

I think you are very smart to use colors that remind readers of your artwork! Love the pinks and blue. It's a happy place. So envy ready access to fabric in Dallas, but I would have to join Fabric Anonymous!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Hi Home Before Dark, I suppose that is a nice side effect. I use pink and blue on my blog, and I'm using it in my family room because they are my favorites. They make me feel happy.

Nicole Scott said...

I'm living on the edge with you Jennifer! I just know your living room is going to be amazing. These fabrics are great...and I just love that you are such an Etsy hound. Janet's pictures are really great, Love her blog and the pics she used in her room last time in the ORC! Great idea. Looking forward to next week, and good luck!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Thank you, Patty! I'm happy you came by today!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

gasp--the pink pillow fabric and the art pieces are EXCELLENT. Oh, I can't wait to see this room. And I may order something from Amanda Collis.

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

I love the plans! that photograph is so pretty. I'm really looking forward to seeing your room completed!

Jessie said...

I love the direction you are going, Jennifer. All the fabrics that you have picked are beautiful. From reading your descriptions on each fabrics, I think the sofa and chairs will closely resembles your #3 inspiration picture. I could be wrong....

Anyway, I am sure your room will look fantastic and fresh when it's completed. Excited to see more next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

SHERRY HART said...

Oh Boy...how beautiful is the art over the mantel....love everything and of course I have to say neutral curtains...just cause.
Who said you aren't a designer...your room is going to be so gorgeous!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Great fabric choices! I love the artwork finds!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love your fabric choices. I love the soft cornflower of the curtains in your first inspiration pic but I think any of the curtain choices you have would work great. And you always pick the best art btw. :) Can't wait to see those bookshelves too!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I love the neutral fabric. It might be neat to use a bright pink or blue ribbon trim on the leading edge, maybe a Greek key?!

Ann said...

The rooms are really gorgeous...
I am leaning on the first and second one for my own design inspiration.

LindsB said...

That pink fabric makes me swoon- so beautiful!

Lisa Mende said...

Love these fabrics and I agree with Kerry@design du monde jennifer!!!

Janet @ House Four said...

I love the idea of neutral drapes because then you can change your accessories and other colurs in your room much more easily. Of course, i'm not a designer either, but that's how i make decisions....how easy will it be to change? Lol
Thanks so much for the shoutout about my photo :) it goes so well with your other choices! I ADORE that Shelly Porter print! You always find the most interesting Etsy artists :)
As always, thanks for the inspiration!

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