Fall One Room Challenge: Week 3

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This week has seriously been so fun! The sofa I ordered from Hayneedle came, my Article sideboard came and since the big pieces are getting here it is really becoming real! Sometimes it is so much harder to design for yourself rather than your clients. It can be so hard to decide what look I want to go for and run with it. No overthinking!!!!

Let’s chat a little bit about why I selected the pieces that I did for my entryway for the One Room Challenge.

Sofa: I have been crushing over this blush sofa for a long time now. The color is perfect, the fabric is soft and the channel tufting is so on trend. I am not afraid to have a pink sofa be the first thing you see when you walk in my entry. It says “Hi, I’m fashion forward and I am not afraid of a little color!

Artwork: The artwork that I selected from Minted is what I like to call the “lead of the room” . When I refer to a “lead” this means that this is the piece that brings the whole color palette together. I selected this particular piece because I loved the navy, deep green and blush tones in the abstract print. I love to add a little brass accent so the brushed gold frame was the perfect accent.

Sideboard: This sideboard from Article really spoke to me because I am currently obsessed with Walnut wood tones. I feel that walnut is so timeless and is such a great accent to any room. The beveled hexagon panels on the front of the piece are so beautiful. I was so impressed with the quality of this piece.

Lamp: Since I decided to do a v-groove moulding  on all the walls in my entry, I knew I needed a lamp that would really pop. The lamp I selected from Lamps Plus is so gorgeous! The navy shade pops so pretty off of the white moulding walls and is such a great compliment to the sideboard. The quality of the lamp is great too, it is heavy and substantial.

I still have a few things that I am contemplating for the room. Do I do a rug to ground the space but cover my gorgeous herringbone wood flooring? Should I  add barn doors to the entry to my mudroom and paint them a gorgeous dark green? What pillows should I do on this sofa, some sort of animal print?  I have all these things that are running through my head that I just can’t decide on. What do you think?

I really had my heart set on the chandelier in my original design board, but like a lot of items in the interior design industry, it wasn’t going to get here for my ORC deadline. I still feel like you need to know all about it and order it for your house. Here is the chandelier that I had my heart set on for my entryway.  I love the vintage vibe it has and well it is gold so that is a plus in my book.

Since I am not able to get this fixture in time to finish my ORC challenge I had to go to plan B, which is also such an amazing fixture so it is a win win situation for me. Here is the fixture that I selected as a replacement for my original selection.

Here are a few pics of what the room is looking like so far. It is pretty much blank slate at this point and I can’t wait to pop in all the color with the furniture and artwork. I decided to draw in where I was planning to put my new pieces so you could see it come together before the big reveal!

This is the very first wall you see when you walk into my front door. I wanted the sofa to be a centerpiece and accented with a dramatic piece of art and some really great sconces. The sconces I chose are also from Hudson Valley Lighting. They have so many beautiful selections, they are definitely worth checking out!

The opposite wall with the door is where my pretty sideboard from Article will be as well as the amazing lamp I found at Lamps Plus. Here is what I am thinking it will look a little bit like once I get it installed.

Here is the big question that keeps me up at night…….. To add barn doors or not to add barn doors over the opening to the mudroom. Please weigh in and tell me what you think I should do. I need your help, I really just cannot decide. If I do decide to do them, this is what I was thinking I would do.

Ok friends, let me know what you think I should do!! I was thinking dark green for the doors with a gold hardware for the handles and sliding components.

Make sure to follow along to see what all my other challengers are working on. There is a lot of great design to catch up on, you will not be disappointed!! Until next week…


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  • Alice

    October 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Ooh! I love the idea of barn doors, especially in green!

  • Sarah Alyea

    October 17, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    Yes to Barn Doors

  • Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    October 17, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I just love that sofa and can’t wait to see it in it’s place. I love the new fixture you chose and I’m very intrigued with the barn door idea. I like it!

  • Elizabeth

    October 18, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Yes to barn door!

  • Heather

    October 18, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I think barn doors would be too much with the chippendale railing. I think traditional hinges would look cleaner with all that’s going on in there.

  • Noelle

    October 20, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Totally enjoying your blog! Yaaaas, Go for those green doors! It will feel nice to enjoy sitting on the couch and not have to look at backpacks and shoes (even though that space is just darling, the option to close the doors will be nice) PLUS, green would be an awesome grounding color!

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