Arlo’s Sweet Southwestern Nursery -ORC- 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 another man human has arrived who is ready to move in to his abode, we figured this was a good opportunity to get our booties in gear, and get this room finished.

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 and bold, 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. 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. Guess we need to figure that out as well:)

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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End Domestic violence with a selfie and #ENDABUSE

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1 in 4 women will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime

Men are victims of nearly 3 million domestic physical assaults in the US

On May 27th, you’re going to see something ridiculously cool occur.  AVDA Houston, is launching a HUGE #endabuse campaign, to create awareness of domestic abuse, and tell the world that it’s time to put an end to it. You can join me along with 18 other remarkable Houstonians (seen above at our #endabuse photoshoot) for the kick off. Here’s what to do…

Joining is quick and easy :

  • Take a photo with an #EndAbuse sign on 5/27 (print yours here)
  • Post it on any social media outlet you’d like

And your done:)

Who is AVDA?

The mission of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) is to provide direct services to families that are victimized by domestic violence by providing legal representation, education, and battering intervention programs.

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Manor Launch Party April 9th!!!

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It’s spring, and time to think pink…and gold, and inflatable flamingos. On April 9th we are so excited to announce that we’ll be officially celebrating the launch of Manor!!! Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Houston and hosted by Houston’s sweetheart, Carrie Colbert, an RSVP will get you into glitz, glamor, and pool-side festivities in the Wine Garden at the Fiori Day Spa, from 6:30-9:30 pm. Houston’s stylish elite  will flock together in  for this 1960’s pool party chic-inspired event where, surrounded by pastels and glittery gold accents, a big, inflatable flamingo, swan and donut, (all of which you can find at shopthemanor.com ::wink::), will serve as lifeguards in the pool. While guests sip signature cocktails from Dripping Springs Vodka, fresh lime margaritas from Slimritas, and get tipsy on alcoholic ice cream from the Tipsy Dessert Bar (do you see a theme forming?  You can also indulge your crafty side at the donut decorating station from Glazed under the twinkling lights of the Wine Garden, get a dose of Paris from the Creative Crepes station, or even say hello to some curious furry friends visiting from the Houston Zoo.

Can’t attend, but want to help out Ronald McDonald House?
Visit shopthemanor.com, and use code: WeLoveRMH at checkout and 20% of your purchase will go to RMH, (and you’ll receive an extra 5% off too!:).

RSVP by April 2nd to info@shopthemanor.com

For more information visit www.shopthemanor.com, or catch our latest moments on Instagram and Twitter @shopthemanor

 

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