I did it — I signed up for the official One Room Challenge!
I’m excited and a little nervous. Not because I think we can’t finish it in the 6 weeks allotted for the challenge, but mostly because I’m not a great rule-follower and I want to make sure I follow the rules for this one! It’s a great opportunity to participate in a group challenge that is such a great community of supportive and encouraging fellow bloggers and Instagrammers who are also making over a room of their own! To learn more and see what other designers and participants are up to, go to https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/.
The brief description of the challenge is this: choose a room of your home to makeover/freshen/revamp, and complete it within 6 weeks. It officially begins (began!) October 8 and rooms will be revealed on November 12! We chose our main bathroom because although we started remodeling it in the spring, we came to a halt in July and haven’t gone any further. Other pressing matters with home projects and business have been prioritized.
We decided by joining in on the challenge, it would hold us accountable to get the room finished up, once and for all! So to kick off week one, I’ve finalized our overall design concept for the room. I’m calling our design a “modern/resort-style bathroom” — it includes modern black and white tile, mixed with classic marble, brass fixtures and black rimmed mirrors. I’ve thrown in some cane, wood, a statement chandelier and, of course, some soft textiles to keep it all soft and warm.
I’m sharing here some very early “before” photos. We basically got it to a functional space — drywall, running water, working toilet, some paint and trim — and then neglected it. If you use Instagram, I encourage you to check out my feed over there for all the video footage of behind the scences: the old, the new, the good, the bad!
I’ll be posting a weekly update, so click subscribe if you don’t want to miss what we’ve gotten done each week! You can always just check back here, or even better, follow along on Instagram. I’ll be sharing more in real-time there, in stories and posts during the week. Next week I will share about 2 design dilemmas this room poses, and what we plan to do about them!
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