One Room Challenge: Week 2

Alrighty, thought you might like to see what we’re working with here:) Although this is the “BEFORE,” the real before was a complete shit show well organized playroom, that has since been moved to another room in the house. An extra bed has also been moved in, img_7461img_7464

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Above we were testing out some different paints. On the left we tried Repose Gray, and on the right Paperwhites. Repose had a little too much of a taupey purprle undertone, so we stuck with Paperwhites. It was the perfect amount of pale, white bright gray that we were looking for.

 

Stay tuned for this room to be painted head to toe, and hopefully a shiplap wall will also be on the way:)

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One Room Challenge: Week 1

orc-week1-fall-2016bWell hey there boys and girls! So excited to be back for Calling it Home’s latest edition of the One Room Challenge. We took a few seasons off from our first room transformation, and since there is another man human on the way, we figured this was a good opportunity to get our booties in gear, and get this room finished before he arrives.

Above is our furniture/inspiration board for this little man’s southwestern inspired, modern nursery with just a touch of glam…afterall, little boys can be fabulous too!! Since our last gentleman’s room was very monochromatic/ graphic print inspired, we decided to go with a softer, more soothing palette this time around.

The only challenge thus far, the rug. I definitely want the room to reflect a southwestern vibe, but not be completely drenched in it. Ya know what I mean? I’ve been considering the rug above, or possibly the one below? Or something neutral and completely different..I have no idea…What do you guys think?

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I’m also trying to keep the rug budget extremely low since I saw what happened to the rug in Butter’s room over the last two years. Lets just say it has seen it’s fair share of something that rhymes with schmeses.

Here is our TO DO LIST:

1. Paint, paint and more paint – next week I’ll show you some of the before pictures, but to give you a hint: Under the Sea nightmare. We have an under the sea mural left over from the previous home owners, and though it is not awful (after all we left it for this long), it is definitely time for it to go. After testing out a few colors, we’ve landed on Benjamin Moore Paper White. I wanted something light and bright, but with a touch of gray, Paper white is the ticket. Unfortunately, I think the baseboards and ceilings will also have to be touched up, or completely repainted, so that is our first major hurtle. Luckily my significant other, whom we will from now on refer to as “Captain Goodtimes,” has offered to take the reins on this one.

2. Shiplap – Okay, this one is looking iffy. We would reaaaallly like to have a gray white washed shiplap wall behind the crib. Though I always love a good DIY challenge, I know this is not something I willl personally accomplish in the next 6 weeks. We’ll be getting some estimates from our favorite contractor peeps to see if we can squeak this into the budget.

3. Chandy – we need to get a chandelier ordered asap and replace the current “nipple light” in the room. You guys know the kind of light I’m talking about.

4. Window treatments – 2 drapery panels, and some type of roller/roman shade that will block out as much light as humanly possible. I’ll also be removing the current blinds that are starting to look a little icky.

Oh, and did I mention that there’s another whole half of the room?? lol.  Expect a second furniture/inspo board coming for that soon:)

So far our source list looks a little like this….

Crib – Nurseryworks

Rugs – Wayfair and/or Overstock

Side Table – TBD

Glider – TBD

Moroccan Pouf – this one is from World Market, but found some fab ones at HomeGoods too

Sputnik Light Fixture – love this one, but hoping we can do a little $$ saving DIY..stay tuned

 

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Adopt a BFF: Our newest obsession

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Need a new lady in your life? I mean really, who doesn’t? That’s why this group of fine women is our latest decor obsession. We use our BFF’s for everything from fresh flowers to storing makeup brushes…aaaand…I always try to keep a few on hand for hostess gifts, birthday presents, etc. I’ve yet to find a lady that doesn’t get giddy over these lovelies. Want to adopt your own BFF? You can find them here:)

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Houston’s It Girls of Instagram

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It’s that time again friends! Houston Tidbits has just-released their list of nominees for Houston’s It Girls of Instagram! We are tickled pink (read: shocked) that our insta @shopthemanor, made the cut:)
Ready to vote for the most beautiful instagram feeds in the land? Click the photo above, cast your vote, then join us at the private cocktail party at Neiman Marcus Wednesday, September 16th, where you can meet the It Girls, see their fall trend picks on the runway, hear an all-girl rock band and indulge on Moscow Mules and Sprinkles cupcakes. The winning It Girl will be announced at the party. RSVP here. 
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