We've made it to week two of the One Room Challenge and I'm soo excited to start to see some changes happening in the space, it's my favorite part of the project to see the plans that I've been scheming start to take form. Last week, I wrote about what the space had been and some general plans about what the new function for the space would be. This week, I'm sharing more about the design and what the overall look and feel of the room will be.
I knew I wanted to room to be green, I've been playing around with more color on the walls in this house and I was thinking that a dark, luscious green would be cozy and comforting (the perfect feeling for a guest room and office). I also knew that I wanted to try my hand at a wallpaper mural. I was originally looking for a black and white forest-type scene, like something you might see out of an old book...this one was particulary on my mind when I started my search. After winding my way down the Internet rabbit hole I happened upon Canadian-based Anewall and found my fingers clicking on their "Clouded" mural; I knew immediately I had found the one :)
Below is a mini version of the full size mural. Within hours of contacting Anewall to discuss lead times and getting samples for paint color selection they had samples in the mail to me. Their customer service has been excellent and I'm looking forward to putting the mural up on the wall! Fingers crossed that it arrives next week!
Once I selected the mural and some paint ideas, the other pieces started to fall into place....here's a little snapshot of the inspiration board for the room.
I like to use these as a guide for the overall look and feel of the room. Some of the items I may already own, some of them I plan on purchasing, and others are there as a way for me to hone in on textures and colors that I might be looking to add to the space.
Here's a rough floorplan.
Paint went up on the wall this week as well! I felt like I was getting a big green hug as I rolled out the walls (insert happy blushing emoji here).
The color is Benjamin Moore's Rainy Afternoon. For those of you following along on Instagram you may have seen my paint swatch debate. Originally I thought I wanted to go with a slightly brighter green, Benjamin Moore's Caldwell Green, but after thinking more about what would go best with this house and the other tones that I have going on, I thought this slightly more muted green would work better. I still have some touching up to do and I plan on taking the hardware off the closet door and stripping off the old paint hooooopefully this weekend. The still white wall on the right of the photo is the wall that the mural will be install on.
I was also able to get the window frames painted in the same black paint as the rest of the house (Sherwin Williams Caviar). I'll have to leave it to a professional photographer to capture this better than I have here :)
So that's it for this week! Lots going on behind the scenes to pull more of the details together as we move along. I'll be sharing more on Instagram stories in the coming weeks. Thanks so much for your kind words and ideas and for following along in general. It means the world to me! xo, Nicole
Don't forget to check in with the other guest participants room transformations on the main One Room Challenge Homepage.