Welcome to my One Room Challenge update for Week Five. If you've been following along, you know that Linda, of My Crafty Home Life created this challenge and invited some fun ladies to participate. Basically, this is Linda's party, and I'm a very appreciative guest. If you need to catch up, here are weeks One, Two, Three and Four.
I came across the above photo of this gorgeous room by Mackle Construction late last week. The colors in it are so similar to what I'm doing. I won't have a boat over my mantle in Dallas, Texas, but I really adore this room. It's my new inspiration photo.
This Ashley Whittaker room is my drapery hardware inspiration.
Here's my hardware. I got it on sale -- YAY! -- but when I unpackaged it, it looked a bit bright for me. I like bright color, but I'm not used to bright metal finishes in my house. The architecture just doesn't go toward the glam. Am I just being too conservative here, or should I tone it down? And if I decide to tone it down, how in the world do I go about it? I'm not a DIY girl, unfortunately.
I did go with this linen fabric for the panels.
And I showed the seamstress this graphic. She told me what it's called, (I was calling it the wrong thing) but I already forgot the name. I'll ask her again, but you probably already know.
I've been framing some art for my bookshelves. This is the illustration that Laura, of Spun Sugar Paperie did for my website.
This is a silhouette I made of my daughter. It was so easy with just a camera and Photoshop. I took the photo at night and the reflection is looks a bit unfortunate. It's better in person.
I decided my bookshelves would be more camera ready if I took the dust jackets off, so that's another thing I've been doing this week.
I'm supposed to get my reupholstered furniture Saturday. My drapery panels and my new pillows will be ready by Monday. If all goes according to plan, I'll have lots to share next week. Thank you so much for visiting. Be sure to see the progress of the other participants below.
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic
Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life
Danylle - Nana Moon
Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs
Julia - Pawleys Island Posh
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home
Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey