Thursday, October 3, 2013

One Room Challenge: Week 1 The Plan + Challenge Overview

I'm thrilled to be participating in this year's One Room Challenge as a linking participant!  During this challenge, I'm going to be transforming my guest bedroom.  Those of you that follow Vivid Hue Home may already have seen some minor updates in this room.   But let's just assume we're starting from scratch for the challenge sake. 

If you are here to catch up on all of the week's progress, thank you for visiting!  Here's what's been done so far: 

Week 1   The Plan  read the post below  |  Week 2   Progress  |  Week 3   Evaluate  |  Week 4   Square Up   |  Week 5  The Chandy  |  Week 5 1/2 Art Gallery Wall



Week 1 The Plan

Here are the dreadful bare bones before photos of the Guest Room.  Now granted, ya'll, when I snapped these photos originally, I had already started tossing items out of the room because I was getting ready to start painting the walls.  I decided to snap a few "before" photos to freeze this nastiness in time because I knew there was no going back...THANK GOODNESS. 

I have big ambitions for this bedroom.  Though I call it the guest room, my daughter Vivi sleeps in this room so I have a tough client to impress.  I must confess I've already painted this room and I hope to further transform this room during the ORC. 

Here are some inspiration photos that drove my design for this room.  I wanted a dark navy wall against the canvas headboard. 

La Dolce Vita
I absolutely LOVE the color HGTV's Emily Henderson painted her office (Sherwin William's SW6510 Loyal Blue) and I absolutely adore her master bedroom with it's bohemian chic vibe.  I wanted to do something similar using fuschia, navy, turquoise. 

Photo Courtesy of Emily Henderson


Photo Courtesy of Emily Henderson
And so, with my canvas...I attempt to figure out how to achieve similar hopes and dreams within the next 6 weeks.  Here's what I hope to accomplish:


1. Paint the Room in Sherwin Williams' SW6510 Loyal Blue (see process here). 
2. Add window treatment to windows (to include bamboo shades, drapes, brass hardware)
3. Use Parker Kennedy Palm Beach Nightstands (see below). 
    3a. Add bevel mirrors to nightstand tops
    3b. Change hardware
4.  Find uniform lighting for nightstands
5. Spruce up bedding with throw pillows and color pops
6.  Consider Turquoise Beaded Urchin Chandelier by Stimulight (photo below + link here)
7.  Hang Art in Room that goes with Theme/ Vibe of Room
8. Add Ribbon Nailhead Trim border around room

 



 

Turquoise Beaded Urchin Chandelier Lighting by Stimulight on Etsy, $529.00
Custom Urchin Chandelier by Stimulight
Phew, makes me exhausted just thinking about it.  But I'm up for the challenge!  Please continue to check back here each week!

Check out what's happening with the other One Room Challenger's over at Calling It Home.  Here are the other fabulous bloggers that are participating in the challenge:
ORCBanner Fall 13
and you can visit their rooms here:

I also love to have new followers, so if you'd like to follow me on my journey, you can follow me by by Google Friend Connect or by email delivery, just look over on the left hand side, and/or follow me on any of the other social media outlets as well. I like to meet new friends and will follow you back!

34 comments:

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I think navy is wall color of the year! I am using it on my guest room walls too. I love your plan. You always wow so I am excited to see what you do.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Oh my goodness you are killing me with that light girl!!! I'm coming to stay when you are finished ;) xo

Cathy Wall said...

Fun, fun , fun! Love the color inspiration and the light can't wait to see the room come together!

Cathy Wall said...

Fun, fun , fun! Love the color inspiration and the light can't wait to see the room come together!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I am crazy excited to see your trim come to life!! And that light is just dreamy. :)

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Vivi is going to be really pleased! I love anything Emily-esque so your plan looks killer!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

oh yes girl, this is going to be great! xoxox

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Yep, yep girl. Love the direction and love that your little is named Vivi! I had my heart set on Vivienne for my daughter - husband nixed it. Rude. But I still call her ViviV - hence my blog bears the moniker! Can't wait to follow along.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Shut Up, on that chandelier. Good God, this is PBC heaven. I want to be your daughter. Thanks for joining.

Barbara Matson said...

Ooh, that room is going to be fablous!

pam {simple details} said...

Oh, I love those navy walls and punches of color, will be fun to follow along!

Raina Cox said...

It looks like a whole lot of lovely is about to happen!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Looks AMAZING! I'm dying to paint something navy. Can't wait to follow along!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

I so love your plan. It's going to be gorgeous. (A new follower)

Vel Criste said...

That chandy will totally make the space spectacular! Love the color, using a navy too in my teen son's room re-do. Can't wait to see it all come together!

Jennifer BNHblog said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with. I love your inspiration images, particularly the first one.

Sherry Calamia said...

Hopping over from Linda… I love your plan! I can't wait to see the progress each week. It's going to look gorgeous!

charmaine said...

I'm dying over that chandelier! Can't wait!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Love, love your ideas and the colors you plan to work with! Looking forward to seeing you make over your room!

Patty Rumaker said...

Your room plans are lovely. I am anxious to see the process and the final space. I found your blog through the ORC and I am now your newest follower on GFC. I am also participating #47 - The Porch - would love for you to stop by.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Improvement List said...

I love the colors you picked on your inspiration board. I can't wait to see how the room turns out!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I am really excited to see that nailhead ribbon trim.. that will be so fun! And you can't go wrong with navy blue.

C a i t l i n said...

I really like your use of color -I guess that's why you call your blog vivid hue :)
Navy blue will look sweet. I'm looking forward to seeing where you go with this.
p.s. I spent my childhood in West Hartford -couldn't tell exactly where you live but must be nearby because of the West End visit. Cheers, Caitlin

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

You're inspiration pics are gorgeous! I love Emily Henderson! Can't wait to see how your room turns out!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Yeay!! I can't wait to see more because I love your inspiration board! I will be following along the next weeks. And I actually posted about your project today.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

This is going to be GREAT! I love all of it and can't wait to see it come together!

therelishedroost said...

So happy For this One Room challenge because I ma finding such great blogs through it!! Cant wait to see the transformation of your space!
Best,Karolyn

Brett Albino said...

can't wait to see this in person this WEEK!! I have no doubt it will be my favorite room and Vivi will have to make room for me in that bed :)

Nita Stacy said...

Just found your blog and I'm really loving it. I'm your newest follower and adding you to my Blog Roll. Gorgeous rooms here!

Kate Decorates said...

Can't wait to see the final product! It's going to be beautiful.

Andrea said...

I'm so excited to follow your ORC! I just mentioned you today on my blog, check it out! :)

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Jessie said...

Your room is already gorgeous. It will be even more gorgeous when it's finished. That chandelier rocks, by the way!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Adam Smith said...

I must say that you will feel awesome when you will use such kind of stuff for your home. you can get the stuff from UK Leading Bed Manufacturers

Maria at inredningsvis said...

What a LOVELY post:) Im now following on pinterest...I hope you follow me back.

Check out my blog today...divine royal bedroom inspiration:)

Have a fab. week dear

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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