18 January 2012

the one room challenge!

I'm thrilled to be participating in the One Room Challenge, created and hosted by Linda over at My Crafty Home Life. Fifteen design bloggers will be blogging every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks about our progress in redesigning and decorating one room that needs to be finished! 

Check out week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6.

My room is an office/reading room. I currently rent a condo with a small, long and narrow room with no windows, but with fantastic french doors. Right now it is a blank space with a single bed and my desk.

I want a light and comfy space to curl up for some reading, and a functional area for my desk and office needs.I'm thinking of going with a white scheme, like some of the inspiration rooms below, but there are some others here that I love as well.

                                                                      Source: blog.stylizimo.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                             Source: themarionhousebook.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                                Source: designspirationsk.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                                  Source: decorpad.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: housetohome.co.uk via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                            Source: adesigndock.blogspot.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

                                                                    Source: houseandhome.com via refresheddesigns. on Pinterest

What do you think? Next Wednesday you will see what I have decided to go with, and I will show you a design board with the elements I need. I will be trying to put together this room using a mix of new and old, and with sustainable design in mind. If you have any ideas, please send them my way. I'd love to hear from you.

Make sure to hop on over to the other participants in this challenge to follow along as they finish a dynamite room of their own. 


  1. Oh, this is going to be good! I love a light bright space. This will be the perfect inspiration for me. Can't wait to see how it goes!

  2. These are some great inspiration photos! I love all white schemes!

  3. I would love to be able to do all white - 2 kids and a dog later, I worry it would be "all brown" :)
    So I will live vicariously through your project - can't wait to see how it all turns out!

  4. That second photo is GORGEOUS. I can't wait to see what you do here. With your inspiration photos, I can tell it will be amazing.

  5. I hope you go with a white scheme with pops of color. Makes everything look so crisp and fresh!

    1. Thanks, I think I will as I have a few office things in turquoise that would be cool to add in. I agree, crisp and fresh will be inspiring for me when I'm working at my desk.

  6. I love the bright white-walled ones, they look so airy. Can't wait to see what you do!

  7. Great inspiration photos. I really like the white with pops of color.

  8. I love this idea and can't wait to follow along with your progress..so fun!!

  9. Oh how fun, smaller spaces like this are some of my favorite to create! Can't wait to see if you keep all the white! I am very jealous ... my children and dogs seriously prohibit my use of white!!

  10. All of your inspirational photos are wonderful-pulling elements from any of these pictures will be fantastic in your space. I am excited to see what you will come up with. I saved that picture of the sheepskin chair as well a few months ago- love that space.

  11. Kelly, What a fun challenge! I can't wait to see the progress. A white backdrop with pops turquoise sounds so pretty!

  12. I love all your bright inspiration photos, love the last one with all the pops of color too. I look forward to seeing what you do!

  13. My favorite office is the one with the furry chair! I agree with you on the all white though. You're going to have to create your own light and bright if you don't have any windows. Good luck, that's a tough challenge!! I can't wait to see how you tackle it :)


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