Spring 2014 One Room Challenge Week Two

4.09.2014


Welcome to Week Two of my One Room Challenge!  If you missed Week One, see it here.  I'm working in my 16 year old daughter's "hang-out room," and as you can see, I'm working with lots of fun, happy color.  Albertina, from Mimosa Lane, is responsible for all of the gorgeous pillows I'll be using.

Albertina has created an amazing line of pillows that she sells here and here. I'll be using two of these pink pagoda pillows on the sofa.  

We had lunch recently (both live in Dallas), and I mentioned thinking that Otomi fabric (for a lumbar pillow) would be fun combined with her pillows and work well in the room.  I didn't know where to find it, but Albertina had the perfect solution which is a One Room Challenge first, I believe.  Her parents were in Monterrey, Mexico, where Albertina knew there was a fantastic source for Otomi fabric.  She asked her mother to go pick some up for me which both she and her mother were so very lovely to do! After a bit of international texting, this INCREDIBLE fabric is what Albertina's mother chose.  I picked it up last week at Albertina's, and I'm quite appreciative and excited. It's a long piece, and I have several photos so that you can see all of the amazing design.




Isn't it just wonderful?  BIG, GIANT thank you to Albertina and her mother!  If you're interested in Otomi fabric, here's an interesting article about the collaboration between Hermes and the Otomi Indians of Mexico.  

I had the afghan below made for my daughter's bedroom for the last ORC, and absolutely loved what it added to the room.

So, I commissioned this Etsy seller to make the afghan below, for the "hang-out room."  I love the way an afghan adds texture and a vintage vibe.  This one works perfectly with the pink pagoda pillow and the Otomi fabric.  These colors are going to be so fun against all of the white.

This is my daughter's footlocker/trunk from years and years of summer camp. I'm trying to decide if it should stay or go.  I love the color, and it has sentimental value.  It also provides great storage.  Can you tell which way I'm leaning?


I forgot to show you this blank wall last week.  It's just to the right of what's below (which will all change).


I decided what I'll put on that big blank wall, and I cannot wait to show it to you.  It will be quite a showstopper!

A big thank you to Linda, for dreaming up The One Room Challenge, and letting me participate.  How great to have such a fun reason to redesign a room : )

Please go see what these amazing ladies have to share with you.






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49 comments :

The enchanted home said...

LOVE the pillow and all this fun and uplifting color....going to be amazing I can tell already:)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I have a feeling Albertina's mom will be getting a lot of requests. Such a fun story and a great fit for this room. I love her pagoda pillow. Wow, the second afghan is more beautiful than the first and I did not think that was possible.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I am now officially hooked on Otomi!!! Never heard of it so thank you for the introduction, Jennifer!! I love folk art and quilts, and it reminds me of both. Also, I've been traveling and just received my book - can't wait to enjoy it this weekend. Huge thanks!!! Cheers, Loi

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I love the Otomi fabric. What a fun look it will provide with Albertina's pillows.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Aww! Thanks for the sweet shout-out. My mom will be so excited for the mention too. I will email her the link. I love your plan. and I think that pink chest needs to stay. It's perfect for the space.

pam {simple details} said...

Love the pillow, love the Otomi, love the pink trunk and of course, your fab style, Jennifer!!

Linda Pakravan said...

what a happy room you are creating! I love that otomi, makes me rethink using it.

Paige Minear said...

It's ah-MAZING!!! I love how everything is coming together and falling into place for you!!!! I can't wait until next week!! xo

charmaine said...

I love the Otomi, I love the pillows and of course Albertina and your room!

Cathy Wall said...

What a great find the Otomi fabric is, so nice to have friends in all of the right places. Hope you will use the darling pink trunk as a coffee table, that's a piece not to be parted with!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

LOVE!!!

Susan Skelley said...

That room screams HAPPY!

Christine Dovey said...

Those fabrics are just sooooooo divine- the colour is heaven!!!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, all of that color makes me so happy!

Lance Jackson said...

All these colors are amazing! I love them all against the crisp white walls! So looking forward to seeing the progress! Love all your work!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooo good!!! That fabric is absolutely GORGEOUS, and the pillow is perfect! Great scores from Albertina!! I am so excited about this colorful, cheerful room!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

kate@willowinteriors said...

That fabric from Mexico is stunning! I was actually holding a dishtowel is anthropolgie yesterday trying to figure out if I could make it into a pillow for anna's rm. It was similar (but not even close). :) Love your custom afghans!

BRASWELL said...

I had never heard of the Otomi fabric + now I have + thanks. I know she will love her room + I certainly do. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

My Notting Hill said...

Those pillows are fabulous! Now I"m really curious about that wall...

Jessie said...

The Otomi fabric is so cheery and gorgeous, love the colors so much! I also like the pagoda pillow. This room will be fun and fresh for sure, can't wait to see the finished space!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com


Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

That fabric is amazing! Such great colors!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

In love with that gorgeous, vibrant fabric. REally excited to see what's up for next week too!!

Lesley Metcalfe said...

I just love hearing stories about how friendly and helpful the design blogging community is. Albertina and her mom are the best! Those are great colours and patterns you've got going on, this room is going to be great. And my vote on the pink trunk...keep it!

Vel Criste said...

I bet it will be! I'm guessing more otomi or some Sarah Hollander's works?? So excited!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

Love the otomi, its a great place to start with room inspiration. And the afghan and pillows are beautiful too!

Ashlina Kaposta said...

all this color just makes me so happy. love it.
xoxo
ashlina

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

The colors make me happy! I did not know that Mimosa Lane did pillows- so much to learn! I LOVE them!

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

The colors make me happy! I did not know that Mimosa Lane did pillows- so much to learn! I LOVE them!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I love the bright colors and how incredibly sweet of Albertina's mom to pick up the fabric for you! The room is going to be amazing - I can already tell!

Have a lovely day, Jennifer! xoxo

Beth Connolly said...

I am a big fan of Otomi and have used it in my own home and clients'. It looks wonderful with Chinoiserie too! This is the prettiest Otomi ever - great score.

erin williamson said...

What a great story! So nice of them to find that fab fabric for you!

Reichel Broussard said...

That Otomi fabric is dreamy! Gorgeous start! Keep the trunk it totally fits with the direction the room is going AND it has good memories!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I follow someone on Instagram who imports Otomi fabrics. I love it and have wanted to use it in a project for a while. Love where this is going!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Gorgeous textiles. I love when you can trust someone else to bring you back something fabulous. So much fun!

home before dark said...

Love the international support for ORC. Love work made by artisans. This is going to be a wonderful addition to the hang-out room.

Improvement List said...

That fabric is gorgeous! And I love that you had an afghan made that is similar but not exactly like the other one. Looking forward to see what you dream up next week!

Tiffany said...

That otomi is so gorgeous. The colors are so vibrant and fun. What a beautiful addition that will be.

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Christmas...that fabric is simply stunning! I am in awe that the timing worked out so perfectly! You are such a tease about the art:)

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Christmas...that fabric is simply stunning! I am in awe that the timing worked out so perfectly! You are such a tease about the art:)

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I love all the colors and that fabric is amazing!!! Love everything so far!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

sarah sofia knepp said...

Where's my hang out room?! You're leaving us hanging with the "show stopper"!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

I'll have what she's having. As in, I'll take all those gorgeous pillows and that afghan and plop them right down on my banquette. And now that my pillow sitch is handled what will you be doing?! Great story about Albertina and her mom. How did I not know about her pink pagoda pillows?!!!!!!! Clearly I have been under a rock or a banquette.

Holly said...

I love the afghan! Such a pretty fun element to bring into the room. And something your daughter will have for a long time.

Kim said...

Well of course the pink trunk stays!! And I have a feeling Albertina's mother may have just started a new business!! Love the otomi … simply beautiful! xo

Alison Fauls said...

Can you put that pink trunk on some kind of base to raise it up? The color works so well with all of the fabulous textiles you are adding in.

PMM pamela munger said...

love the afghans! thanks for the link to etsy seller....I plan to commission one too!

Roxy said...

love this! love albertina too!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm so jealous that you two great ladies get to hang out. And what a treat to have Albertina's mother help as well. The colors are perfect for the room!

Verandah House said...

I love doing girls rooms so much fun, those cushions are stunning!! cant wait to see how this room turns out, loving all the colour so much fun x

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