Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One Room Challenge - Week 3

This week is going to be a Putting Together ... of sorts.  We need furniture and you know we are working on something custom ... and please, custom by someone else, not ME!!

Here's what is happening now.  While considering seating for our keeping Room we came up with three descriptives:

Traditional yet Comfy 
Casual but Neat
Slipped for Easy Cleaning

Our room is a nice size, but because it is also in an entryway with heavy use we don't want to overwhelm the space with furniture.  So we found the above Slipped Sofa comes in A SASSY Chair and A HALF  Yes, not as big as a loveseat but bigger than a Chair!

We are replacing this table for two of these in this space:

Perfect, we'll take two! But we want them in a white Denim Cotton to go along with our Duralee Fabric for the windows:

For the window treatments we found my favorite Iron rods from Pottery Barn ... the reason I like them?  They are simple, clean and no finials to "fuss up" the room!!  Although I prefer their "looped" rings ... the clips look a little cheap to me ... and if we are adding custom curtains ... we are not going for a cheap look!!

Can you see where we are headed?  We ditched the yellow and the red ... for a more calm and neutral palate for our room ... but we still love and want color ... so our punch is going to come from:

These amazing suzani pillow covers I found at Brimfield in May!

They are going to give our neutral zone a pop of color and happiness!!  And ... you are sneaking a peek at our Sutton Slipped Chair and A Half in White!! ... wait till you see the whole thing!

Disclaimer ... there are no dogs in this house!!!!!  Which make white a much easier choice than normal!!

Things are pulling together ... make certain to check in next week!

I am going to feature 5 days of Custom Furniture and the ORC Special Piece on Wednesday!

Don't forget to check in with our other ORC's to check in on their progress!!



Beth - Chinoiserie Chic                    Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence             Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge                   LisA - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy                       Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life           Alison - My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon                       Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs
Julia - Pawleys Island Posh             Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home      Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily                         Lindsay - Sadie + Stella


  1. It is looking fantastic, Kim. Those pillows are fabulous! Lucky you for going to Brimfield; I have been reading about that place of wonder. The chairs sound perfect. Can't wait to see it all.

  2. What a nice change! I am a complete fan of white slipcovered furniture. I love the pop of color in the space too! It's looking lovely!

  3. Great progress! I am loving the fabric choices!

  4. Kim - i am so excited for all of your progress. and let me commend you on the Arhaus furniture! My sofa is from there, and while I spent as much on it as a custom Lee sofa, I have no regrets. It's wonderful quality and they put so much into their manufacturing. arhaus just feels like big-box store to me (maybe because i heard all about their process and value when I interviewed there years ago for a store designer position).

  5. I love those pillows. What, no dog...what kind of clients are you working for? Just kidding, but they are missing out on some of the most unconditional love there is...better than kids, at times :)

  6. Those pillows are going to really make it! Love them. I wondered about the white denim...and then you said "no dogs" ahhh it makes sense. Your room has me on the edge of my seat... err chair and a half :)

  7. Fabulous pillows. My dog makes far less messes than my husband.

  8. Love everything you have done so far and are talking about doing. Totally agree about the clips on the drapery, much prefer the rings and drapery hooks. Love those pillows!

  9. The curtains rods and pillows look fabulous! Excited to see your progress next week!

    By the way, I am hosting a fabulous giveaway! Come by and enter for a chance to win $100 credit towards a beautiful personalized canvas, if you like!

    This is a giveaway you don't want to miss!


  10. I'm so glad I found your lovely blog! I'm Loving the One Room Challenge ~ It's so Fun!

    I found you on Emily A. Clark Interiors' post and am now following. Hope you will stop by some time soon and say Hi....


  11. Hi Kim, I love how your room is coming together. Those pillows are such a fun and beautiful addition! It must be so calming to be able to do the ORC and know what you're doing!

  12. The pillows are amazing! I've been dying to go to Brimfield, I have a feeling I'd be renting a Uhaul!

  13. I love those pillows! Brimfield would be a dream....if only I lived closer.


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