Well I am in a white-out after this weekend. Not from snow, from my all-white office/reading room. I painted the walls pure white during my second week in The One Room Challenge, a 6-week challenge with fellow design bloggers to finish decorating a room. Last week I told you a bit about the spare room in my condo; this is the inspiration photo I have chosen as my favourite.
|from the Marion House Book|
As my philosophy for design is to minimize consumption, re-purpose when possible, and use eco-friendly products when they make sense, my office makeover will follow that creed. The paint I used on the walls last weekend was CIL Naturaliving no-VOC paint in "White on White". I have a pretty low budget and plan on creating a lot of things from scratch or upcycling. I already have a desk, a daybed and a credenza, and I am only purchasing two new pieces of furniture- a desk chair and a filing cabinet. And I'm going to keep my eyes open for interesting thrift store finds as I go.
To make sure I stay on track, I am going through the proper design process for this room makeover:
1. Figure out what style and mood I want to create and find inspiration pictures I swoon over.
2. Create a design board with colours, furniture elements, lighting, etc. This will keep me on track throughout the process when I get distracted by a great pillow that really doesn't work with the design.
3. Lay out a plan. Set a budget. Make a list of things to buy or DIY.
4. Proceed with accomplishing everything on the list and see the space come together. There is room for a little tweaking along the way.
So then, here is step #2: my design board.
And step #3: my to-do list (if crossed out they are complete!)
order eames plastic armchair (reproduction)
-purchase file/storage unit
-DIY fabric headboard for daybed
-DIY wallpaper projects
-DIY pillow covers
-create magazine storage solution
-style and finish room
I hope you follow along with me, as well as with the other 14 gals who are taking on this challenge!
See you next Wednesday!