It’s week 2 already, time to reveal the master plan…
This is what I’ve learned from the One Room Challenge so far: I’m an OCD perfectionist. This means that I’m more comfortable with featuring picture-perfect things on SHB, than my own “perfectly imperfect” life. BUT seriously you guys, nothing beats sharing a picture of my living room in a state of disarray on move-in day, and get flooded with your comments and emails.
There’s not a more rewarding feeling than to get to know each of you better: from your love of Frank Sinatra to your dreams of purchasing pre-war apartments overlooking Central Park. You’re an awesome bunch! I truly feel like we’re all part of this mini-community of awesome gals (and guys). The internet amazes me sometimes.
1. Since I’m not painting the walls, I need art. And since I’m notoriously pretty bad at committing to pieces of art, I thought it would be better to install a gallery ledge so I can switch things around as I please while I build my collection. Eva Chen’s office was the main point of inspiration.
2. My dining “area” is only big enough to accommodate a round bistro table—so I want to make it multi-functional by turning it into a library table when not in use. The plan: stack coffee table books and anchor with a large vase filled with silver eucalyptus branches.
3. I traded my bulky desk for one that would accommodate small space living. A few friends asked: are you going to have enough space to work? The truth is, it’s forcing me to keep my desk really tidy. So it’s a win-win. I’m getting a large bookshelf to store all the office clutter that used to be on my desk and creating a setup similar to the one in Victoria de la Camara‘s Brooklyn apartment. So far, so good.
4. Since my “lounging” area sits right across from my desk, I need to make it extra inviting and cozy so I don’t get tempted to get up and work while I’m off-duty. I’m fixing it up with a floor lamp, pillows, throws and side tables to create the feel of a reading nook.
That’s it for now! Tune in next week for more updates, or re-read Week 1.
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Floating Rainbows by Jan Sowarby | Hood River Boats by Shari Margolin | Brahms Mount Surf Throw | Wishbone Chair | Cabot Bookshelf | Real Good Blue Dot Counter Stools | Purple Cotton Pillow | Kuba Cloth and Batik Pillows | Cara Linen Sofa | Aerin Charlton Lamp | Limited Edition SHB x Oomph Tini Table | Natural Woven Side Table | Braided Abraca Rug
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