One Room Challenge: Week No. 2

One Room Challenge Spring 2016 Inspiration — Gabrielle Savoie

Time for an #ORC update! Full confession: I haven’t actually started ordering yet (eek), but I mostly know where I’m going—and it looks something along the lines of the design boards below. I’m basically using some existing furniture from my last apartment—my bed, bistro table and barstools, and infusing them with new accents and personality. You might remember from Week 1 that the marble top of my bistro table shattered in the move, but I’m hoping to get it restored (fingers crossed). It fits so perfectly in the sunny corner nook of my apartment, and it feels wasteful to replace it for a near identical option.



One of the first things you notice when walking into my apartment, is how the builder grade pendant lighting really clashes with my overall décor—picture girly chrome drum pendants—but not in a good way. So I’m really hoping that my super will allow me to switch them to prettier alternatives. The main one that hangs above my bed is also very off-centered—which really grinds my OCD gears, so the plan is to loop the new one with a ceiling hook, and center it above the bed.

The next main point of importance is storage: I need more. I fell in love with this Blu Dot cabinet because it has half drawers, and half doors with shelves. Across from the dresser, I was hoping to squeeze in a tiny loveseat, but after measuring last week—I really only have 3-4 feet to work with, so a large lounge chair will have to do. So far guests have been sitting on my bed, which is very middle school chic. I’m keeping all my new furnishings really light and bright to  not overwhelm the already crowded space, and also because it’s pretty.

For windows, I’m also going super light and airy—I’m thinking minimal white linen roller shades with an inside mount, but I could also go really breezy like in the room above—what do you guys think? Tailored to perfection, or breezy boho?

One Room Challenge Spring 2016 Inspiration — Gabrielle Savoie



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  • CallingitHome

    Let’s hope the delivery people are on your side. Love the plan and the light fixtures. Fantastic.

  • Sarah Walker/The Curated House

    There’s a quiet elegance to your modern mix that I just love. And I’m with Linda – the lighting selections are totally on point. Can’t wait to see it come together! xx Sarah

  • Kat Neunaber

    I am soo obsessed like I knew I would be! Can’t wait to see it all come together. xo Kat with Waiting on Martha

  • Mimosa Lane

    I love your plan! Can’t wait to see more

  • Barbara

    What a great design!!! Looking good!! Cant wait to se it all finished 🙂

  • Andi Perullo de Ledesma

    Ooooh I can’t wait to see what it’s going to look like in the end! Great style and taste!!!

  • Maria Brittis

    Simple, classy and beautiful. Enjoyed reading your post on the OCR, so much inspiration fills my eyes with amazement ! Its my first OCR, enjoying every minute.. Best of Luck Maria

  • Corina Nika

    Love the clean and airy style!

  • naomistein

    I just adore the Serena and Lily pendant. Hoping your Super lets you swap them out. Why would they care? Good luck getting it done, Girl! Time is a tickin’ 😉

  • Kristin @ Postbox Designs

    That light fixture is perfection (and I’m in loooove with your bar stools!). Can’t wait to see how you pull it all together!