Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One Room Challenge Week Two


Welcome to Week Two of the One Room Challenge.  If you missed Week One, you can go here to catch up.  I'm so appreciative that Linda's included me in ORC.  She created and organized it, and I'm thrilled to be along for the ride.  A group of us are redoing one room each in six weeks and posting our progress every Wednesday.  The photo above is my breakfast room, and it's what I'm working on transforming.  
This is the first floor of our house.  Do you see how my breakfast room is between the two rooms I've previously redone for the last two One Room Challenges?  I want my house to have good flow and be cohesive, so that is something very important to me as I make decisions.  





My laundry room has a different feel than the family room.  I wanted it too be really casual and fun as laundry isn't my favorite.  But you can see that the colors are very similar.  I'm wanting the breakfast room to work well between these two rooms.  Many times people enter the house at the side entrance and walk by the laundry room, through the breakfast room, and into the family room.

House Beautiful

Anne Hepfer

I shared the above rooms last week as inspiration photos.  I like the rugs in each and think that something similar would work perfectly for my room.  If you look back at the floor plan, you'll see that when you take the walkway out of the equation, the room is a square.  Square sisal rugs are not readily available.  I did find an interesting source, however, that does custom sizes and the prices are pretty much in line with everyone else.  I'm not recommending this source yet.  I'm waiting for color samples and then I'll most likely place an order.  We'll see.  The below are the two samples I ordered.


Palomino

Cashmere

These are samples for a wool/sisal blend.  I want a little softness.


Last week I mentioned that I will do something with the bare window and the bare floor.  I also shared that the ceiling fan and the chair upholstery will have to go.  I'd love something new on the walls.  One thing I forgot to include is the photo below.   This is the the wall opposite the window.  It's bare, too, and needs something happening.  I'm thinking of maybe doing a plate/platter display.


Last week I spent much of each day at my daughter's school helping with the Upper School Musical.  Basically, I lost a week of getting things done for this room.  Yikes!  I've got a lot of ground to cover and not much time!  Any thoughts?  Suggestions?  I'd love to hear from you!

Be sure to visit each of the participants below for more adventures in One Room Challenging!






34 comments :

Kim said...

AH ... LOVE the cashmere rug!!! And I still wish I could do laundry with you in that happy space!!! xo

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Loving all your ideas. And the diagram of your home. That's so helpful!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I would love to see you create your own fabric for the window. Maybe using an image from your prints.

Sadie + Stella said...

Ahhhh this area slays me! Already love it and cannot wait to see what you do with it!

Matters of Style said...

I have had good experiences with sisalrugs.com and also theperfectrug.com. Love your choices!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Your two previous ORCs are soooo good...I'm sure this will be as well. Your laundry room is perfection. What a beautiful home!

pam {simple details} said...

Looks like life got in the way for a lot of us! :) The floor plan helps to visualize. I love your idea of a plate collection, I can only imagine what you'd come up with!

Nicole Scott said...

Don't stress you always pull it out!!! I love the idea of some plates on that wall!

Cathy Wall said...

Love the wool sisal! And I agree with Kerry about the window treatment fabric... Have fun!

Beth Connolly said...

Can't wait to see what you do. Pottery Barn does custom sisal in square.

Pb said...

For the bare wall opposite the window.. as it's your breakfast room, perhaps a mail/newspaper tidy. Not entirely sure how or what style, but it would leave the table uncluttered of envelopes and Sunday supplements!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I think either of your rug choices will look wonderful in there. And the plate wall would be a great addition as I know you probably have a great stash to pull from. :) I think pulling the reds from the laundry and the pinks from the family room are going to be an awesome mix!

My Crafty Home Life said...

What do I think? NEVER volunteer at school. There are always over-achieving moms willing to step up...let them :) I love the flow in your home. I also love the Gambrel ceiling in your family room. A plate wall sounds like you.

The enchanted home said...

Love the idea of a plate collection on the bare wall or maybe adding brackets painted in a great color that pops with blue and white vases? I could see that too!

Your home is nothing short of magnificent! I know whatever you do will be stunning.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I need a square seagrass or sisal, too, for my living room...I love the recap and floor plan.

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

YES Kerry!! Great idea:). Xo

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I've not seen your laundry room....soooo cool!!! Keep us posted on this rug source. I'd love to know what you think of the samples.

Nancy said...

I agree with Linda, the plate wall offers a nice variety in a grouping and not replicate the gallery wall in the laundry. I vote for layers on your window, say a woven shade and fabric panels? Just an idea....I know it will look stellar with your good taste! I love your table and chairs.
xo Nancy
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Kathysue said...

Your house makes me smile!! I love it! So cheerful and happy!! You have some wonderful inspiration images, great colors, wonderful chairs, I would say you are off to a great start. I love the first rug for you room. I think I would choose my light fixture first, because it is going to be the star of the room and work from there. I can hardly wait to see some of your plans. I love the planning process, but I know only too well how hard it is to do it for ourselves. I am still hemming and hawing over fabrics for pillows!!
I loved seeing the other two rooms, they are just HAPPY Rooms, I love a Happy house! xo Kathysue

LindsB said...

Both rooms you did before were stunning so I can only imagine this space is going to be just as amazing! You have an awesome start so far :)

Eda. said...

I love those chairs, both the colour and the style and that fabric is fabulous!

Eda x

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

jackie jade said...

can't wait to see what you come up with! your 2 previously done rooms look so great and love your inspiration photos.
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love that you have a perfectly square room for your dining area! I can be of no help for your rug source, but I do like the heavy texture of the 2nd option. My mom's dining room is red and I convinced her to add lots of blue & white and I love those colors together. Carry on!

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StagerLinda said...

Your home is gorgeious! The cashmere rug looks very custom! Picking up that color/texture on the window treatments would be a thought. Plate wall sounds perfect. (No problem with door in front of it?--I'm heavy handed!)

Vel Criste said...

I love the plate idea especially if you use blue and white plates - not necessarily just chinoisire-kinda plates, plain blue and whites in varying shapes and sizes would look cute. I also adore that wall in your laundry area - super nice, and your family room is just gorgeous, I betcha this room will look spectacular once your done with it! :-)

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I am in LOVE with that laundry room! Can't wait to see what you do in this room. It's going to be great!

Lisa Mende said...

Love your thought process and what you are up too! Can't wait to see how you progress!!!!!

SHERRY HART said...

I love your home....it's fearless with the wonderful colors! Even on cloudy rainy days I would be happy there! Can't wait to see how you enhance this space:)

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Are you doing a skirted table? Just love those.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see it...

A ndrea said...

I agree with Design du Monde… Drapes printed from your own designs – like the Roman shade you did for you laundry room – would be beyond perfect for this space! I also like the idea about the plate collection! Great idea from The Enchanted Home on the brackets for blue and white vases as well… reminds me of Mary McDonald’s hallway in Greystone Mansion. Whatever you do, it is going to be magnificent!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

René said...

I love your house already and just know that the breakfast room is going to be gorgeous.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This looks fantastic.... love the color combo of the red and blue. Can't wait to see it with the rug.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I'm just now finding your blog- love the one room challenges you ladies are doing! Pretty much in love with all the blue and pink in your home, its gorgeous!

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