One Room Challenge Week One

10.02.2013


The amazing blogs listed above are all participating in the One Room Challenge.  Linda, of Calling It Home, created and organized the challenge, and I so much appreciate being included. The objective is to finish one room in 6 weeks.  If you're new to The Pink Pagoda, thank you very much for visiting today.  I'm happy you're here!  

The room I'll be doing is my 15-year-old daughter's bedroom. We're working as a team on the room. She's making most of the design decisions and I'm implementing. The last time her room was redone (not too long ago, unfortunately) she didn't love it.  She helped make the choices then, too.  This time, we're making sure that everything will work for a very long time!

East Wall

As you can see, we never got to the styling stage.  She just wasn't excited, which was not a good sign.

West Wall

South Wall
We didn't even do a window treatment.  She was obviously not liking this direction, and I didn't want to invest more time or money into something that wasn't working.

North Wall
She asked for all of the art to be musical theater related which is
her extra-curricular pastime.  Now, she wants more of a mix.  

North Wall
These blackout roller shades are not very decorative.  


Notice all the right angles?  Everything is just much too rigid. 


I don't blame my daughter for not loving her room.  It's kind of cold, bare and rigid. I asked her to go to my Bedroom Pinterest Board and see if she could find some bedrooms she loves.  The four images below are what she came up with.


Emily Henderson via Apartment Therapy

MFAMB via Mimosa Lane

So, this last one is interesting as it's a former bedroom of Naomi Stein from Design Manifest.  Naomi is a ORC participant.  Maybe she can tell me what I should call this look as I am not hip enough to know.  

Next week I hope to have lots of progress to share.  Getting rid of those stripes is first on our list!  Thoughts?  Advice?  Suggestions? 

  To go to Week Two go here.



Now, please go see what these amazingly talented ladies are doing in their rooms:





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49 comments :

Vel Criste said...

Love the wall treatment already Linda, it's got great shape so I'm sure this will look fabulous!

Vel Criste said...

Sorry, I meant JENNIFER - I know you understand the confusion, LINDA = ORC! Now, that I'm awake, let me check on the others, I'm doing a teen boys room for mine. Good morning!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

She's picked some great inspiration photos and it looks like you can work with some of what you already have. How fun to do this together! Can't wait!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Jennifer, I love that we are both doing rooms for teenage daughters. So far it has been much easier than I thought it would be!
All best,
Phyllis

My Notting Hill said...

What a great idea to work with your daughter as a team! I have a 15 yr old daughter too. I'm going to have her follow along with me.

Cathy Wall said...

Looks like a great foundation for a terrific teen room. Seems she's maybe a bit more boho than preppy????!!!! Can't wait to follow along!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Finally ORC is here!! There is so much potential...and you can have so much fun with this because its a girl's room....it will be fabulous!! I know it will!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love your daughter's inspiration photos. Their tastes change so fast and this plan seems more sophisticated. Can't wait to see it unfold.

SHERRY HART said...

Can't believe you are painting over those stripes! So much work. But I know that after seeing the inspiration pictures it is going to look great!

Beth Connolly said...

Very Bohemian Chic - a departure from the rest of your home. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Your daughter has fabulous taste (the apple doesn't fall far) I'm so excited for this makeover, I hope she loves it and if not i'll be happy to move in ;) xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am so happy and sad that you are doing this. Happy because it is going to be amazing! Sad because my 15-year-old will want everything in it. The inspiration pictures are fantastic. Thanks for joining in.

Raina Cox said...

My sympathies. I had the same thing happen after we hung incredibly expensive Osborne & Little paper in my daughter's bedroom - "Mama, I hate the flowers!"

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I love your direction! You're starting with such great bones! Can't wait to follow along!

Kim said...

Oh Jennifer, how fun for you two to work together and loving that your daughter loved your Pinterest board as much as you! Looking forward to the new look! xo

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

What fun that you and your daughter can work together on this project! Excited to see what you two come up with!

pam {simple details} said...

She has great taste Jennifer, I love her choices and can't wait to see what you implement!

therelishedroost said...

I love that 2nd image too.. what fabulous taste she has!!!
Cant wait to see!
Best,
Karolyn

Jessie said...

I am making over my son's bedroom and both our rooms has so many similarities. Stripes and white furniture! I will be sad to see the stripes go but looking at the Pinterest inspirations, I know the room will turn out beautiful. Can't wait to follow along!

Jessie

Erin said...

Clients -- so fickle! ;)

Seriously, if that is the reject room then the final room is sure to impress!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

jennifer - this will be such a great room to watch the progress on! im excited to follow along!! and i love that shes making the decisions, a decorator in training :) she has a great role model! are you keeping the stripes or totally departing from that?

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

I have a 15 year old daughter as well...and we LOVE decorating together. The one thing that transformed our most recent makeover were a pair of antique twin beds we made over... SHE LOVES THEM! They are so good for sleepovers, or the extra clothes...might be a place to start? I adore your Broadway beginnings and hope they stay...l Have fun!I will be playing along!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love her inspiration pictures..She has good taste like her mama!

Nicole Scott said...

Can't go wrong with some boho! I love watching your transformations Jennifer! Looks like this one will be fun:)

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

It's great your daughter's input reflects really fun, colorful and pretty taste.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Okay, here we go again!! I'm reserving my Wednesday mornings to enjoy all these fabulous makeovers. Can't wait to see the collaborated work with your daughter, Jennifer! I know it will be fabulous, young and chic!!
~Loi

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh I cannot wait to follow this. I like the before so can only imagine the after. The first inspiration with the velvet headboard is to die for....Thanks, too, for all of the blog buttons for the challenge. I am excited to participate!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I hope your collaboration goes along more smoothly than mine did with my soon to be 15 year old. She only likes black, white and blue. And no pattern. I am excited to see how this all plays out!

Karena Albert said...

Hi Jennifer, it is cool that she wants a mix in her room! She has good taste like her Mother!!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
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Naomi@DesignManifest said...

why hello, old bedroom! Thanks for the feature. I'd call it preppy bohemian. A nice mix of happy colors, clean lines, but also some looser elements in there so its not so rigid. Maybe a curved headboard? Not that I'm suggesting you make one ;)
You guys will get it right!

home before dark said...

I think anyone who has a red washer and dryer has an inner diva that needs to go Footloose! This should be fun.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Your daughter has picked some gorgeous inspiration from your pinterest bedroom board so you do have similar tastes. This sounds exciting and will be fun. I cannot wait to see the infusion of colors other than the blues.

René said...

Oooh...I do like her choices and what fun inspiration for a girl's room.

Junell said...

Funtastic! Def Boho Chic! Love that fuchsia scalloped pendant shade ~ so Moroccan. She (Y'all) will be setting some trends for sure!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

What a fun teen your daughter has come up with. I love doing a girls room!

I am thrilled to be in the One Room Challenge with you. It is a much needed swift kick in the rear to get this home office of mine looking good.

Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with and the AFTER shots.

Fondly-

Holly

Katherine said...

Your Daughter's choices are what I call Boho Beauty - it's a little retro funky with layers of pretty. Start searching for a vintage statement piece to set the tone.

Lisa Mende said...

Can't wait to see what you do! I loved participating in the ORC when I did it that time. I know you were the reason, so thank you for including me! It's always a great group of people! This one is going to be no different!

Stacey said...

Oh I can't wait to see what you both come up with! It's awesome that you're allowing your daughter to have creative input. After all, it's going to be her room! Fun, fun, fun!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I love the color and florals in the inspiration picks! Looking forward to following along. :)

Christina Baker said...

How cool that is something your daughter is going to play a role in! Love the inspiration images. She has a thing for "pops" of color art I see. : ) oh and I love that window!!

Kate Decorates said...

Love the inspiration images. Can't wait to see what you and your daughter decide on!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I love that you're willing to work on this room because she doesn't love it. A bedroom, especially for a teen, should be a retreat that feels good to be in, and she's lucky to have a mom that will make it that for her! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Maison My said...

I really like the first option, from Lonny. I really hope she will like this time around!

Kathysue said...

WONDERFUL INSPIRATION! It looks like your daughter has good taste and design sense like her Mama!! This will be such a fun project. I love to do childrens/young adults bedrooms.
Kathysue

Andrea said...

How fun! Your daughter's room is going to look amazing! I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Katie Clooney said...

Can't wait to see the progress...

Improvement List said...

Your daughter picked our great inspiration pics. She definitely likes color! Can't wait to see how the room turns out.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Such a great start, and a little styling will make all the difference. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Hi! Great talking with you!! This will be fabulous!! I know it will:) xo, K

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