Well, I’m back for Week 2 of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE.  

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This week I’ve been trying to settle on the textiles, rug and lighting so I can got those ordered and in the works.  I put together this mood board:


I have this antique chandelier:

and I am trying to modernize it/freshen it up so I have found a few options…

This is fun, from SASSY SHADES on ETSY:

and I am in love with these, from SHANDELL’S:

I am also looking at SCONCES for above the bed which are really needed for night time reading.  Here are a few I’m considering.  These are all from LAMPS PLUS except for the one that is second from last, which is from TARGET.

I am leaning toward the third pair down as I like the brass and gold combination and it will offer a little contrast.

The look is pretty good for the price of $99/pair.  The last one I would take in a heartbeat but it is a little over budget.


This was one of my inspiration shots (room by Ana Rosa):

I put together these fabrics that I found at THE MILL END STORE in SE PDX. I like the Japanese toile that has a vintage quality to it and I am adding stripes and ikat.

 I am going to use these fabrics for my duvet cover and euro shams:


I have some triple pleated BELGIAN LINEN SHADES from WS HOME for this room.  I am going to add a decorative inner edge to liven up the curtains and tie in with the blues in the room.

This is what I will add – a few pleats on each inner side.

It is really nice to step into a soft, plush rug in the morning so I am thinking maybe something like this SAFAVIEH CALIFORNIA SHAG runner from LOWE’s for $83.


I am planning to paint the trim a fresh white. 

I was originally planning to paint the dresser indigo blue but I am also playing around with caliente red also.

Only because I can’t get this entry by @maxwhumphrey out of my mind.


That’s where I am for now.   I would love to hear your comments.  I have some fun art ideas in the works to share with you next time.  Thanks for stopping by.