We’ve made it! It’s week 6! Woot woot 🎉🎉. These past 6 weeks felt like the fastest 6 weeks of my life. And I’ve had a blast! I feel I should have mentioned this in week one, but better late than never, right? If you have browsed through my website, I’m sure you realize I’m not a blogger. However, I really do enjoy writing about design. I never realized that until recently, and even more so now having been apart of One Room Challenge . Most of the spaces you see on my website are of projects for my clients. It’s not about what I like and want to spend. It’s all about my clients and their wishes. They entrust in me the outcome of a space they are LIVING in! That’s no pressure, right 😅? Designing for someone other than yourself is challenging. Not everyone always sees the initial vision. However, that was not the case for this space. They were 100% trusting of the vision I had for this space. Never ever questioning me, just rolling with the plans. And the results were magical. So with out further ado, here it is!
How adorable!? I could absolutely see myself ( even at my age ) live in this room and be happy as a clam.
There was only one change we made along the way. Did you notice? We decided not to do the window treatments. It was nixed for a few reasons, budget and the scalloped siding was taking a little while to come in. Which gave me a chance to pull the room together and decided it wasn’t really needed! Would it have looked great? absolutely! But it looked beautiful without. Simple and clean. So just like that it was changed.
The wish list for this space was an adorable one. I’m not going to lie, when I first heard it there were a few requests I wasn’t quite sure how I would tie that in. The wishes were, french macaroons, baking, alpaca, grassy fields, soft furry fabric on something, bulldogs, and additional storage. Lucky for me she already had a bulldog lamp, so I checked that one off quickly. The bistro table sign chalk board menu and baking sign nailed the baking theme in the most perfect and awesome way. I reupholstered the ice cream parlor chairs ( which btw couldn’t have been more perfect for the space ) in a soft furry like fabric. IKEA’s, cubby console sign basket storage fit like a glove and will give her lots of storage. Then I have the alpaca and grassy fields. Hmm 🤔. What can I do with those that will make sense in here? I didn’t really have to think too much about the alpaca art. He found me! I wasn’t looking and just walked past him and knew he had to come home with me. Now down to the grassy fields. As I was looking for bedding, I came across the most perfect combination for this space. Ruffles, all our colors pulled together perfectly, and butterflies. Yes! Butterflies! They are in grassy fields. Please think a little out of the box with me on that one, but nevertheless it checked my box for grassy fields.
Budget has been something I have brought up along the way. However, I never said what it was. Including paint ( and excluding the bed and green dresser, which we worked with ) this space was done soup to nuts for under $900. We did go over a bit, however, there were somethings we just had to have in this space. And boy was it worth it when she saw her room for the first time! That’s the sweetest part of my job, the priceless reaction of a little girl in awe of a space she can call her own.
Thank you to One Room Challenge and House Beautiful for this wonderful opportunity to not only create a space but talk about it! It went way too fast! I truly enjoyed this experience and cannot wait to do it again. 😘😘