One Room Challenge Week Three

7.11.2012


Hello friends, I cannot believe I'm already posting Week Three of The One Room Challenge!  The time is flying.  If you are new here, see Week One here and Week Two here.  My exciting news this week is the painting above.  I've posted about my friend Kerry Steele before.  She's such a talented artist, and I love her work.  I asked her to do a commission, and she was fantastic to work with.   

The painting arrived yesterday

in this very carefully packaged crate.  Kerry was so awesome to send me photos as she worked so that I could give her color input.  I hope she is as happy with how the commission process worked as I am.  I'd love her to do another for me sometime!

So, here's the mantel before.

And here it is now.  This mantel is special to our family.  This is our third house, and this mantel was taken  from our first house.  We lived in a neighborhood in Dallas called Preston Hollow where many of the 1950s ranch houses have been torn down and replaced by gigantic McMansions.  We knew that was the fate of our house and asked the buyer if we could take the mantel from the living room.  We love that we still enjoy the same mantel in our family room now.  And I like it much better with Kerry's painting!


Here are some of the fabrics I'm considering.  And yes, I do know that it's kind of late in the game to still be considering!  Did you see my post Monday where I shared my recent custom order?  That took more than a week of working constantly, so I'm very behind on my One Room Challenge.

I'm definitely using the neutral on the sofa and chairs with the solid blue for welting.  I'm not sure if or how I'll use the large scale floral.  It's a Pindler fabric and it adds something to the room that I like.

I'm crazy for this pink fabric that my girl Junell, from Seekers Bazaar, was amazing enough to identify for me.  Not sure if I'll use it, but I hope to in some capacity.  I have several others in pinks and reds that are also in the running.  As I'm not an interior designer, any suggestions on the fabric front would be quite appreciated!  

Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge participants:

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