It's time for this week's progress report on
The One Room Challenge!
As you may know, I started The One Room Challenge
three weeks ago. Here are the first two weeks posts:
Linda from My Crafty Home Life organized this
challenge and Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda invited me to join
in the fun! This is the first time I have participated in anything like this
and I can truly say, it's been a blast! I am enjoying watching everyone's progress. We have even started offering advice to our fellow participates! Linda asked readers to weigh in on whether she should ditch her chandelier or paint it, so Beth from Chinoiserie Chic did an entire post about it!
Read it and weigh in with your opinion!
I am in this challenge with this fabulous
group of women:
To be honest, I have been on vacation so we didn't get done as much as I would have liked to do this past week, but we did go furniture shopping. Since we are doing this room under a deadline there wasn't time to custom order furniture, so we went to A. Hoke, which is one of my "To The Trade" resources. To the Trade means that the items are so to the Interior design Trade and not directly to the public. They have a showroom in Charlotte and Raleigh, which are both in North Carolina. They always have great things to offer on their floor. Not to mention, they are as nice as can be to work with! Here are some of the pieces we found.
Great lamps! Love the square shades. Love
this console but not sure we need either.
The lamps are a little more formal than
what my client wanted.
I must have a thing for square shades. Love
this lamp base. Might be a keeper?
We both loved this lamp but need to see
how our color scheme plays out.
This lamp is a beauty! It has a mate too!
We both liked the style of this Michael Weiss Sofa
for Vanguard. We especially liked the nailhead
trim around the sides and back and base of this sofa.
This Lee Industries sofa was fairly neutral
and safe but was it too safe?
Lee leather and nailhead drum ottoman.
I use these quite a bit, because of their dual
use as an extra seat or table.
Currey and Company mirrored side table.
Great size and classic design. Perfect by a
sofa or a chair when you need a smaller table.
Beautiful mineral blue velvet sofa from
Hickory Chair. I found those pillows on
another chair and put them on this sofa,
because they have all the colors my client
wanted for the room. Wonder if she will
like these???? Also, like that lamp on
the sofa table behind the sofa.
There was a pair of these linen chairs.
Love the smaller size. There was also a
great ottoman made out of the same linen,
but we really don't need an ottoman.
Another sofa option. Did you notice I
brought those pillows along for a test
drive on this sofa as well?
Up close of the pillow, even though I failed to
turn the pattern the right way! Sorry, oops!
The colors are perfect! Wonder if the
client will think so?
This club chair was nice. The pillow looked
good on every chair and sofa!
Another safe and tradition sofa,
but may be too safe?
I liked this pair of linen chairs. They had the
added bonus of being swivels!
Sorry, this chair is a bit out of focus, but it is a
chocolate herringbone and is Lee Industries
#1 selling Club Chair. Very comfy even
though it doesn't swivel.
I fell for this beautiful Bradburn Gallery
green lamp. Not sure if the client needs
it in her family room, but I'll bet I can find a
place for this beauty!
(Hey Kim, Marsha and Elaine...see you
behind the lamp working away! )
(They are the best)
Great coffee table, but the client has decided
to keep hers so we don't need it, but
I thought I would show you anyway.
Need to keep this floor lamp in mind,
in case we need one. I love the simple lines.
Also, loving these charcoal grey chairs from Precedent.
These might work somewhere...
Would you believe we are also working on
this client's dining and living rooms too. She
wanted custom drapery, but there wasn't time,
so I found these and they match her Sherwin Williams
Mindful Grey paint perfectly! Score!
Can you figure out where we are headed with
the furniture selections? Remember we only
need a sofa, two chairs, pillows, accessories, a rug,
lamps and a couple of tables. Check back next week,
when we hopefully finish up our shopping.
We still have lots more to buy!
Don't forget to hop over and check out the
at the other participate's blogs: