I am so excited to be participating in my first ever One Room Challenge! The ORC is a biannual (every spring and fall) interior design challenge where 20 Featured Designers are selected to document their process of transforming a space over a period of 8 weeks. Anyone that has a blog or instagram account can participate in this challenge as a Guest Participant- like me!
Every Thursday over the next 8 weeks, I will be sharing my progress as I transform our empty guest room into a play room for my son, Beckham! Today starts Week 1!
I started creating this mood board 2 MONTHS prior to the start of the ORC! I had so many ideas and wanted it to be perfect! Here is what I came up with:
I still kept the design along the same lines as the rest of my house- whites/blacks/woods/greens- but I saw this yellowish giraffe wallpaper from Livette’s Wallpaper and knew I had to have it! The room I am transforming is right next to Beck’s bedroom and was already his ‘play room’ where all of his toys were thrown into. It is a small 11’x11′ square room with gray carpet and white walls. It isn’t a bad room, but I wanted to make it FUN! Here is my plan:
- add floor to ceiling wood work on one wall
- add fun wallpaper to another wall
- remove shelf in the closest and replace it with an IKEA Aurdal system with wallpaper on the back closet wall
- do an IKEA Dutkig play kitchen hack
- add in all the fun decor and Montessori toys!
Here are some before pictures of the room!
My plan for Week 1 is to start on the wood work! I will use 1×2’s floor to ceiling to create a board and batten look. My initial plan in my mood board was to keep this wall white, but now I am thinking possibly a color?! I can’t wait to share this process over the next 8 weeks with you all! Here is to starting Week 1!