Thursday, October 2, 2014

One Room Challenge Week 1: Inspiration

 I am thrilled to be participating in this 2014 One Room Challenge as a linking participant.  I've participated in previous challenges and, whew, let me tell you, it is a whirl wind 6 weeks.  But I love every minute of it!  Here's the bohemian chic guest bedroom reveal  (another post here) from the past challenge. 


For those of you that are new to Calling It Home's One Room Challenge, this is a 6 week challenge where bloggers select one room in their house to makeover.  Each week, we reveal a preview of the progress of the room all leading up to the final reveal on week 6. 

This time around, I'm going to makeover my son's bedroom.  Jack is a seven year old who started sleeping in our guest bedroom rather than his own room so that he could be closer in proximity to our master bedroom.  Over time, this room became his room.  Now, I want to turn the guest room into his own space.  There are a few main objectives in this makeover.

1. Bunk Beds

Courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids
 
I want a space that Jack can enjoy for his own, but also share with his friends as he gets older.  Ok, ok, I must admit that sometimes Jack's lil sister, Vivi, also likes to have a slumber party in his room on the weekends.  So having bunk beds would be a cool way for them to share a room without sharing the same bed.  The only thing is, I'm torn about actual bunk beds.  I don't want them to be flimsy and cheap looking.  I want something that can be used for years to come.  I'm in search for the ultimate non-bunkbed-looking-bunk-bed. 

2. Unique Ceiling



Design Megilla
I want to have fun in this space.  Really deck it out and make the ceiling something that wouldn't normally be expected.  I want something that will make the kids feel like their in a special place.  I don't know if wallpaper or paint is the way to go, but something along these lines...

3. Individual Lighting


Jane McKeller
Soraia Tetamanti via Pinterest
I love the idea of posting individual lights on each bunk level.  These would be great for reading and creating individual personal space. 

4. Industrial Decor

I usually use an explosion of color in decorating my home.  Proof here and here.  However, for this makeover, I want to try to stick to neutral tones and select one color for a pop.  I envision a Restoration Hardware type feel.  Something that uses industrial type decor but in a child-friendly way. 

Via RH Baby and Child

via Lush Home

via Restoration Hardware

I can see using vintage/thrift and new furniture in this room.  This week, I'll be trying to narrow down the type of beds to put into the room.  I think that will drive the rest of the look in the space. 
Check back next week to see progress.  I'll also reveal a photo of the room I'm working with. 
 
Also, the following exceptional designers are participating in the ORC.  I encourage you to hop on over the Calling It Home to view the progress of their rooms.  It's breath-taking what designers can pull together in 6 week's time. 
 
Here are individual links to each participant. 
 
Additionally, You can see more linking participants by visiting Calling it Home
 


26 comments:

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Love your inspiration and can't wait to see what you do with the ceiling. How fun! (I'm linking up as well so I wish us both luck!)

Angela, blue i style said...

Your plan sounds great! I did my son's room for the Spring ORC {with a painted argyle wall}, and I really think kid spaces are the most fun! I can't wait to see what you do with the ceiling!!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Woop. So glad you are linking up again. I know you will dream up something colorfully fab for the kiddos!! Let's do this, again!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Heather, ahhhhhh this is going to be so great!! The ceiling idea alone! So glad you are participating again, looking forward to following your progress!!

Improvement List said...

What great ideas! I loved your past rooms, and can't wait to see how this one turns out!

Christine Dovey said...

I love those built in bunk beds with individual lights so much. This is going to be such a great room- can't wait to follow!!!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Loving the industrial look you are going for! This will be great

Vel Criste said...

I know this will be fantastic Heather, so giddy to follow along!

Kim@The Green Room Interiors said...

WE just did a project with built in bunks and the boys love them. Excited to see your makeover!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Yippee! I'm doing my son's room as well! I loved your guest room and I know this will be just as fabulous! Good luck!

Kathleen said...

Built in beds were one of my childhood dreams. They would make an excellent hang out spot. Best of luck over the next six weeks!

Kimberlee Martin said...

I LOVE kids' bedrooms and I'm so excited to see what you come up with! I'm participating in the linking event, too, this round. Good luck!

Holly said...

Wow! What fun. Is this the guest room you just redid for the last ORC?

Natasha at The Simply Luxe Life said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the ceiling! I'm love with the RH line, too! That' exactly the look I'm going for in my son's room, just way cheaper! :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Heather, these are such cute pictures. I love bunk beds and those lights would be fantastic. Good luck.

Decor To Adore said...

What a fun space this is going to be. I cannot wait to see your progress and how it all unfolds.

I too am participating in the One Room Challenge. My challenges? I just moved to a completely new state (Texas) last week and therefore have no idea where to source things other than Wal Mart and Home Depot. :) I am currently battling strep throat and just want to lay around and eat soup as opposed to painting a 30 year old polyurethaned oak coffered ceiling that has never before seen paint. The accompanying powder room rivals the worst gas station stall ever. But a bonus is that the previous owners installed a wine glass and bottle holder on the ceiling of the bathroom. I kid you not. Come take a peek.

Melissa @aprudentlife said...

I adore all your inspiration photos! I can't wait to see what you do to the ceiling - it already feels like this will be a magical room.

Shelia Dowd said...

Jack will be so lucky to have this new room! I love all of your ideas! That ceiling will look amazing!
Shelia
House of Highlands

Paige Minear said...

This will be sooo good! I love that you are doing another kid's room, he will love the outcome! I too am excited for another round (and maybe crazy) and so thrilled we are in this together!!

xo

tara martel said...

love your ideas!! I am a big fan of the industrial, slightly vintage with a touch of modern. My son's room is need of an update in the near future...can't wait to see how this comes together! xoxo.

Erin Dove said...

This is going to be a cute room, Heather! Can't wait to follow your progress through this challenge. Good luck :)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I know you so I have no doubt this room will be amazing! xo

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Great inspiration! I can't wait to see what you find! :)

Tiffany said...

This is going to be such a fun room. Love your inspiration pics!

SHERRY HART said...

Well...love all of your inspiration pictures so I know this will be a great makeover!

sarahsofiaproductions said...

Love your inspiration, especially since I have some of those same images pinned! Your little boy is going to have one fab room! I can't wait to see what you do! I'm working on my 3 year old's big girl room.

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