Thursday, October 10, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week Two

Good Morning Y’all.  Thank you for joining me on the One Room Challenge journey!  Unfamiliar with ORC?  It is the brain-child of bloggess Linda from Calling it Home fame.  Twice a year she hosts a six-week boot camp challenge for twenty amazing bloggers to completely overhaul one room.  Progress is reported each Wednesday.  This year, she decided to add a linking party for those of us that want to participate from home.  Yours truly is one of the 70+ masochists bloggers that are participating!  Want to catch up?  See the Week One posts here.

So this week I’m supposed to have a plan for my master bedroom. Guess I should get started on that, right? 

Let’s begin by revisiting my inspiration image, the much-coveted Oly Studio bedroom.

The awesome thing about this room is the contrasting colors that sing together.  The coral and green play so nicely.  And that bold leaf print is amazing; however the art is available from Oly for about $6,500 each.  So NOT going to happen.  Instead, let’s bring that feeling in using fabric. 

Tommy Bahamas Swaying Palms in Aloe

Coral Silk Dupione

F. Schumacher Gainsborough Velvet in Conch
And, of course, I have to throw a wild card in there, right?

Scalamandre Leopardo

 Let's combine them all together and see what we come up with, shall we?

I cannot wait to show you some progress I've made in the room.  And discuss the challenges I've already encountered.  Be sure to check out the other linking participants here and the ORC goddesses here.



  1. great combo - can't wait to see it in action.

  2. This room is going to be soooo gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVE the combination of fabrics you selected!! I cannot wait to see how it all turns out!

    The Glam Pad

  3. Love that you are using fabric to get the look. Your colors are rocking my world.

  4. I love this so much. So so much! I have that fabric in a pillow and I paired it with coral after seeing the above room too. Such a great combo!

  5. This is going to be amazing! I love it all together. It's like the perfect combo.

  6. Oh that Oly Art! Yep, over my budget, but I have faith you are going to rock it!

  7. First, you know how much you crack me up. Pee Pee laughing for sure. Now, shut up on the fabric!! Seriously, you are smacking us in the face with goodness. Go for it.

  8. Kimber! This is shaping up to be a gorgeous gorgeous space. I can hardly wait until next Thursday!!

  9. Can't wait to see how you pull this off Kimber!!!! Love your inspiration photo a lot!

  10. So fabulous! Can't wait until you let us see a peak!