One Room Challenge Week Two

10.09.2013


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 below is my 15-year-old daughter's room, and it's what we're (she and I are a team on this one) working on transforming.  


So much to do and so little time!  I'm trying to do the most time sensitive things first.  We thought an abstract over the bed would be perfect.  I called my friend, the very lovely and talented artist Kerry Steele, to ask if she'd be interested.  Thank goodness she is!  Kerry thought it would be fun to work with my daughter and let her commission the painting.  Kerry asked her to create a Pinterest board of abstract art, and to look through her portfolio to see if there was a painting she particularly likes.  My daughter fell in love with Kerry's painting below and asked her to create something similar with the colors she'll be using in her room. Kerry and my daughter also talked on the phone about the project. This is such an exciting experience for my daughter, as you can imagine!



Here are some of the words my daughter has used to describe the look she wants:  undecorated (meaning uncoordinated), vintage-ish, boho and preppy.  To address the vintage-ish aspect, I thought of an afghan for the foot of the bed.  I found an Etsy seller who was happy to do a custom afghan for us, and my daughter was thrilled with the idea. 


We chose some yarn at JoAnn, and some online.


We arranged the colors in the order in which we wanted them placed on the afghan, and I emailed a photo to the extremely nice and wonderful to work with Chuckie.

And, now on to fabric.  I have a bolt of solid pink that I'd intended to use for a project and didn't.  My daughter loves it, and wanted to use it in her room.  My extra-speedy and very much appreciated seamstress has already finished the bed skirt.  It's the solid below.


Since I was using a fabric I already had, I had to be able to match it for pillows.  I decided to look around on Spoonflower and found the trellis above which my daughter loves.  Only it wasn't offered in the color we needed. Amy, of sparrowsong, custom colored it for me.  She offered to change the scale, too, but we like it as is.  


Did you notice the pendant shades in the photo of my daughter's room?  I had the idea to cover them in a large scale navy and white chrysanthemum fabric.  Instead of surfing the entire internet hoping to find what I needed at a price commensurate with applying to IKEA shades, I asked Amy if she'd be willing to design something for me. Above is what she came up with, and we LOVE it!

So, custom painting, custom afghan and custom fabrics.  That kept me pretty busy this week.  Come back next week and see what's happening. We have lots more to address in this room.  Now go check out what these other busy ladies have been doing!

Go here to get to Week Three.



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Also, be sure to see all the transformations going on with the One Room Challenge Linking Party tomorrow at Calling It Home.



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38 comments :

The enchanted home said...

Loving the inspiration and cannot wait to see it transform..I know it will be fabulous!

Cathy Wall said...

So fun! The afghan is a darling touch and your fabric choices are perfect. That Kerry is a talent, love the piece she did!

Kim said...

Oh how fun ... the custom touches you are pulling in are perfect! xo

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I really love the custom fabrics. I think custom touches make a room so special.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

So many fun things going on here. Kerry's art is amazing!!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Wao Jennifer! that was such great progress! You did so much! Love the Afghan and the pink fabric.....and that your daughter was involved in picking the painting is the best part. I'm sure she really appreciates participating. I'm sure the painting will be beautiful!

My Notting Hill said...

You really hit the jackpot with your custom work on easy. The afghan is going to be fabulous.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I am loving every bit of it. You and your daughter make a great team!

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

What a cool idea with the afghan !!! This is exciting.

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Jennifer this is fabulous! Your daughter's involvement and the custom elements will make it fantabulous! Well done, friend! Xoxo, K

Erin said...

Fabric drama! Love!

therelishedroost said...

Loving it already!!

pam {simple details} said...

Love your ideas, and the custom choices, Jennifer! Kerry's abstracts are always a favorite! It reminds me how much fun I had collaborating with my son on his room! :)

Vel Criste said...

Your daughter has exquisite tastes! Wonder whom she takes after.. ;-) Love all the fabric choices too!

Jessie said...

Love the fabrics you picked. I especially the pink geometric fabric. Can't wait to see more next week!

Beth Connolly said...

I love your colors and fabrics and that afghan is such a unique idea.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looking good...love the fabric and the color theme...cant wait to see it!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Wow, I've really got to use spoonflower more! I love all of the customization. That bedskirt is going to be so cute. Heck, it all looks great so far.

René said...

Love the afghan -- and your daughters style. This is going to be fun to watch!

Lisa Mende said...

Love where you are headed with this. Isn't Kerry Steele the absolute best!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Can't wait to see the finished room, Jennifer. It will be fabulous!
Teresa
xoxo

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Loving the art! The room is going to be FAB!

cindy hattersley design said...

Love the trellis fabric and your translation of your conversation with your daughter! My next room to fix up is one my daughter left..I can still feel the pain from working on that together! Thankfully now she has her own house!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Oh my gosh what an interesting eclectric group of items.. love this! your daughter is going to love this!

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Jennifer, I love direction you two are going in! The artwork is fabulous (when I was growing up my mother had a similar painting done by a friend and I always loved it) and the pink fabric is so great. Looking forward to seeing the custom afghan - what a brilliant idea!
Phyllis

Debra Phillips said...

boho and preppy.......... you are taking on a challenge jennifer! i can see in your hands a lot of brilliance, very exciting!
debra

SHERRY HART said...

Love Kerry and her painting is going to be so wonderful in this room. So much fun that you and your daughter are doing this together:)

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am absolutely loving the direction this room is taking! The afghan is just awesome and I love that you two are doing this together. I still have the first piece of art I bought with my mom for my bedroom when I was in high school. Very special. We'll have to trade in person reveals when this is all said and done!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

How fun and how fabulous! In love with the large scale chrysanthemum print, and the vintage afghan is the perfect boho touch!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love your bedskirt and pillow fabric. I am also in love with that blue flower one. Thanks for telling me about custom coloring on Spoonflower. I had no idea you could have an Afghan made for you. Great idea.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

oh my gosh, there's so much greatness going on here! I LOVE that you've commissioned a painting from Kerry! that is going to be awesome and something that your daughter will always treasure! And I can't wait to see how the afghan turns out. I am loving all of the use of color and those fabrics are stunning! can't wait to see more!

designchic said...

So excited to watch the room come to life. Love Kerry's work - we have a piece for the beach house that is a favorite and love your inspiration piece!

Amelia Steele said...

Wow, this is all going to be so beautiful together! Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this special room you are creating. It was a pleasure working with you!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I am really excited about these room plans and what you've ordered so far! It's going to look so unique and custom and wonderful! Xo Nancy

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out! The chrysanthemum fabric is amazing - don't you just love Spoonflower?

Katie Clooney said...

Looks great so far. Love the pink and white fabric. Can't wait to see the final product!!

Raina Cox said...

Those colors are glorious!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Such a cool experience for your daughter to help with input on the painting...now she has awesome art and an even better story to go with it!

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