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Hi friends! I’m excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge. Over the next six weeks, twenty Interior Design bloggers will completely transform a room from start to finish, blogging progress updates every Wednesday. The One Room Challenge was started a few years ago by Linda of Calling it Home. It’s a fantastic idea that I am thrilled to be apart of! So here’s the breakdown of my ORC-

Client- My assistant, Janna.

Room- Master Bedroom.

Challenges- Small yet quaint space.

Features- Lots of windows and natural light.

Needs- Updated furniture. Fresh, modern colors. Art. New bedding and accessories.

Below is a peek of what I’m planning to do. It’s going to be a fresh and clean space with lots of artistic details and beautiful textiles. One key element will be a striking, deep, accent wall that will hopefully take our breathes away!

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Check back next Wednesday for WEEK TWO’s update! And make sure to check out the other bloggers participating in this challenge, listed below. Also follow along on Instagram using #oneroomchallenge

 
Trademarked by Calling it Home

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Last week I chatted about design, my kids and Habitat For Humanity. If you care to listen to me ramble, check out The Honest Home Podcast here and listen here.

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There is one whole area of the studio that I use for photo shoots. I placed diamond wall panels from Wall Dimensions on the north side of that area. I wanted something that would give dimension to the white walls since the south side of that area is boring and has no furniture or decor. With a little styling of old and new pieces, it became a stylish wall.

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The next part of my studio is the working zone. You’ve already seen my desk that my hubby built. I don’t think that I can ever get rid of it. The size and height is perfect.

Another brilliant thing to note in my office is this incredible magnetic wall system. The uniquely designed MagWall™ Panel System is a modular solution to organize your entire workspace. In an office, or any space really, the MagWall™ will create space to organize your work visually. With STRONG magnets, there are no holes in your art or pictures, and because magnets come in different strengths, they can hang heavier items like coats, hats, and keys….seriously. I only post products that I truly believe in and this is one of those products. I can create a moodboard for my clients in seconds! I can also layout what I need for the day in seconds. It’s a game changer people, a game changer! Check out their Kickstarter here.

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Come back tomorrow to see part 3 of my studio tour!!

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We’ve lived in our Bungalow for 7 months now and I’m finally settling in to my basement studio. We painted the entire room white a few months. And what a difference it made! I chose Sherwin Williams Extra White on the walls. It immediately created the ambiance that I need for this space.

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I have 3 zones in my office. A sitting zone, working zone and photo shoot zone. I wanted a comfortable sitting area that was modern and stylish. This sofa and chair fit perfectly. IFN MODERN specialize in Mid Century Modern Reproduction Furniture with extremely high quality but at affordable prices. If you’re a fan of the Barcelona chair, they have you covered. Find other product links below.

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Paint, Rug (vintage), Acrylic Table (similar), Blanket, Cage Light, Vintage Portrait Art (My MOM!), Plant Pot (vintage).

Tomorrow I will be showing you my working zone in the studio. See you soon!

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Hey Boise friends!! Most of you know that this week Treefort Music Fest starts. It’s becoming quite the event. For those of you who don’t know, Treefort Music Fest is a five-day, indie music festival which is held at various venues throughout downtown Boise.

There is a cool event that I think you will want to attend during the festival. NAVY PRoject is bringing a pop-up shop to Treefort Festival. It’s a space for people to visit, enjoy, and shop in a combination of the five principles of our foundation; art, architecture, fashion, design and hospitality. The shop-in-shop will offer vintage festival outerwear including ponchos and bajas, hand-made accessories, and fashion illustrations by artist Deanna First. Everything will be priced under $100. Event location and times are as follows-

Bricolage shop-in-shop
418 S. 6th Street (near corner of 6th + Myrtle)
Eco-district in downtown Boise, Idaho
Thursday, March 26th 4-9 and Friday, March 27th 11-6

For more info, visit here.

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There are so many fun things that you can do in a kids bedroom. From color, to pattern, the world is at your fingertips! I am loving what Shaynah from Ruffled Snob did in her boys shared bedroom. It’s a perfect space for little boys to be little boys, but it doesn’t lack in style or character. Go here for the entire tour.

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Recently I’ve been in to dark, moody walls. Our previous bedroom had a fabulous dark wall that I really miss. I’m considering doing it again to my current bedroom. One dark color that gets me every time is a rich, dark, green. It’s untypical and a bit out of the box. Sherwin Williams has several deep green options that are awesome, including Dard Hunter Green. These rich green hues would make the perfect addition to a minimal space.

BTW, Happy St Patricks Day! This post is quite fitting, don’t you think?!

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My kids have shared a room the past few years. Recently we decided it was time for them to both have their own spaces. So we kept Eden Jo in the existing room and moved Ethan downstairs to the once playroom. It’s already made life easier (and quieter) having split them up. I gave Eden’s room a makeover in collaboration with PB Teen. She loves having her own space to do girly things. You can see the entire tour over here.

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2015

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By Mölle is blowing my mind with their new linens. They are modern and fresh. Perfect for adding some beauty to your bedroom!

Shop the entire collection here.

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Most of you know that I live in 1940’s bungalow right now. We are renting it in hopes of buying a similar style home in the near future to reno. For now, I’m loving my time here. Being a renter is stress free in a lot of ways. But on the flip side, you can’t do everything that you want. So this has caused me to have to become really creative. I’m not a stranger to renting. We rented our last home and I found some major corners to cut when it comes to decorating. One easy trick is hardware. Always change out the hardware because you can change it back in a flash.

Hickory Hardware and Porch.com asked me to create an out of the box way to use hardware. So to make things easy and creative for all of you renters, switch out your hardware! I chose this hardware in matte black. It’s amazing how it will change the look of your cabinets immediately. Another tip is to use hardware to display mugs, cups and other kitchen accessories.

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Because my kitchen is so small, I’ve had to be creative with how to display items. Coffee is (of course) very important to me so I created a coffee bar. Right above the bar, I hung a wall piece that I inherited from my uncle. The hooks are small on it and they don’t hold mugs very well so I attached some Hickory Hardware hooks right on the existing hooks to hang my beloved mugs.

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One day I’ll give you an entire tour of my kitchen. I’ll even share with you my counter top secret!

Check out other creative ways to use hardware here.

xxoo

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The average person does not desire nor dream of decorating and styling their own spaces. In fact most people could care less. Though they want to live in something beautiful, they are not interested in doing it themselves. Well, lucky for all of you who would rather clean a toilet than decorate a room, Remodo recently introduced Boxed Rooms. Boxed rooms is all the bedroom essentials to make decorating your bedroom as simple and fun as possible. Each box contains bedding, throw pillows, blanket, picture frame, storage bins, coasters, and more. The first collection contains six color schemes in twin and queen. TwinXL and King is shortly to follow. I personally love the Refine Queen Boxed Room. The black and white is so classic!

Shop the entire collection here.

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I Instagrammed my studio this week and got some inquiries about my desk. I’ve had this desk for a few years now and I’m just not getting tired of it. My father in law built the sawhorse legs and my husband built the top. We used Surface Skin from Blik to cover the desk top. Though it doesn’t offer storage. it offers all of the tabletop space that I need! Go here for a somewhat easy sawhorse desk DIY. If you’re not in the place to build one, Ikea has these leg options and tabletop options. Below are more sawhorse desks to feast your eyes on.

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Lighting is one of my favorite details in a room. It changes the mood immediately and can make or break a room. Currently my favorite lamp in my home is the Lovell Porcelain Task Lamp from Barn Light Electric. It marries mid-century style with American made, quality craftsmanship. You can choose 20 custom options including shade finishes, stem finishes and cord styles. I have this lamp in my living space. I’m sure it will be moved around the house these upcoming months, because that’s what happens to my stuff…

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Shop this lamp and more here.

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This Toronto house tour, seen on Style Me Pretty Living, was actually posted last year but I’ve come to appreciate the pops of color and soothing bedroom. I’m also loving the nursery. It’s calm and cool. The home itself is 107 years old. Amazing! See more here.

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