Fall 2020 One Room Challenge: Week 3

We're officially three weeks into the design process and it's so much fun to watch things quickly come together. This week I was faced with a bit of a design dilemma when it came time to select artwork.


Do you remember the floor plan from Week 1? I had originally planned to flank both desks with the Bunching Etageres from Universal Furniture. While I absolutely adore these pieces, something just wasn't quite right with the layout...until I had the "Aha" moment for the perfect solution!


I wanted something functional (i.e. cork or white boards) to hang above the desks but didn't want to compromise the overall design of the room, especially since the space is being used for so much more than a home office/homeschooling station.


The solution? Artwork/White Boards all in one! I know...hang in there with me for a moment and let me explain. I'm going to install barn door inspired hardware in a fabulous gold finish above the desks. Similar to the track I used in the IDS Charlotte Designer Showhouse earlier this year.



The white boards and cork will both be hung on sliding tracks like barn doors so that you can have the pretty artwork slide to hide the messy white boards when you're not working! What do you think of this solution?



Now, on to the fabulous artwork! Natural Curiosities is an Art House + Design Studio based in California with a selection of fine art. They have a showroom at High Point Market with a large selection of pieces.


I've selected these two complimentary pieces by Paule Marrot to be hung on the sliding tracks in front of the white board and cork boards.


Paule Marrot, Lilies




Paule Marrot, Feathers



Let's shift gears for a minute to talk about what's happening on the other side of the room...there is a large open wall where the TV will be mounted but I knew the wall needed to have interested and depth.



We're installing shiplap up the entire TV wall to create a unique statement. Kinda of a similar look to a project I did out on Lake Norman but this shiplap is running up the entire wall. The TV be mounted for optimal viewing but it will be flanked with shelving units. The shelves will be stained similar to the flooring, not painted.


To help envision the shelving units, take a look at these from my Ashford Glen project - both functional and stylistic to hold accessories and family memorabilia in this multifunctional family retreat.



Now for the paint - the trim, walls, and ceiling are all painted in the same color - Jodphurs - a custom paint color from my collection with Benjamin Moore.


And for the finishing touch? Drapery! Jaffa Frosted Jade fabric selected from Fabricut (another High Point Market favorite) to be made into floor-length drapery to be hung above the side windows. Fabricut has a fabulous selection of drapery hardware that pairs perfectly with the drapery. So many to choose from but I selected the antique brass with crystal detailing.



This print works as a neutral component against the other fabrics in the space and helps tie together all of the prints and colors used in the family retreat.


Drapery is one of those things that has the ability to either make or break a room. Truly the finishing touch on any space! Pro tip: work with a custom fabricator to make the drapery to perfectly fit your space. Remember where I mentioned that drapery can make or break a room? Rush ordering drapery online that isn't quite the right size for your room has the opposite effect on a space, drawing your eye and attention in but not a positive way!


Things are progressing quickly and I cannot wait to share more from this journey with you!


Are you new here? Check back to see how the process began with the initial plan during Week 1 and material selections during Week 2. For more ORC fun follow along on my Instagram Stories to hear more details about the design process. Remember to follow along with the other featured designers to see where they are in Week 3.


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