One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge – Weeks 3 + 4

Welcome back, last week I had a lovely headcold and just couldn’t muster up the energy to post. It’s not like I’m lazy…. Okay, maybe a bit and the headcold was just a good excuse. Anyway PROGRESS pics are why you’re here so let’s get to it!


The blinds are up! I removed the decaying romans that came with the house…eh-hem…from 8 years ago, back when we bought the place. They were gross then, I haven’t a clue why I didn’t ditch them sooner. Stupidly, I ordered the incorrect size* for two of the windows, luckily they fit my daughter’s windows so good for her, she got rid of her nasty blinds too! (*seriously, always measure all of the windows in the room, don’t skip steps, even if it is your own house)

A part of me wants to add some sort of trim to the shade. I thought I’d like the peacefulness of white shades but I feel like it’s lacking. Thoughts??


I have also gotten my lamps in. I thought these guys would be great for reading and take up less space in the room. So far they are one for two. They are a bit too bright for night-time reading with the recommended wattage; I’m hoping a lower wattage will solve that glaring problem. I am loving the size of the lamps, visually they take up less room and dimensionally they do too. And did I mention they are on clearance at Pottery Barn.

I’m still working on bedding and accessories, good thing there are 2 weeks left! Now go check out what everyone else has been up to here


One Room Challenge – Week Two

Welcome back! For the past week or so I’ve been debating the overall design of the room. There are a few constants like the paint color and the bedding. It’s just the accessories that I’m getting hung up on. So I might as well show you what I’ve come up with so far.

I know I want a light bedroom, I’ve learned I enjoy living in bright rooms more than I enjoy rooms painted a color. 

FancyFreeMe - Bedroom design

The mirror situation is up for debate. I’m in LOVE with that brass beauty from west elm, but it would be nice to have full length mirror in the bedroom. I’ve also decided to go with a less is more kind of approach to the room so I’m not sure I want the visual clutter….needless to say I’m pretty sure I’m ditching the chair (sorry to all of you who love it!) to make some more space in the room. I’m all for cosy but not here, not this time. 

I’ve actually gotten the painting finished (here’s a sneak peek, don’t judge, the walls are still drying) The walls are Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee and the trim is Benjamin Moore Simply White (one of my favorites, I’ve used it on the trim and in the kitchen and bathroom.) 


I don’t know about you but I’m already feeling better now that the brown walls have been ditched and those disintegrating romans are in the trash! Now just to hang the new blinds. And I think that’s all I’m going to attempt to tackle for next week. 

Don’t forget to check out the Wednesday goodness of the ORC here, and read up on other ORC Thursday guests here

Indecision + Delay

The One Room Challenge has been over for a month now, I made over my stairwell here. And for as happy as I am with all the work I accomplished in those 6 six weeks, sadly I haven’t finished the project. For whatever reason I can’t seem to pull the trigger on a trim color for the draperies. Here is the space in case you’d like a refresher. 



My first thought was to go the greek key route, however with the giant art in the stairwell, I think doing a solid might have a bigger impact. I naturally drift towards neutrals in my own home since I change my mind so frequently. But I can only do so many neutrals before I want to pull my hair out from being bored. 

So this is what I’m thinking, 


RED! This has been a favorite Elle Decor vignette of mine for some time. Everything looks so crisp, bright and classic. And I think I can really work the red trim in the stairwell. The woman in our art is wearing red and I think it would have a classic feel with our blue/gray wall color. But I can’t help myself from wanting to play it “safe” and go with a black or navy blue like these treatments from House & Home, so I don’t tire of the draperies too soon. 



I was kinda hoping by taking the time to post on this and put everything together I’d come to a conclusion, but I’m finding myself just a lost as I was before. Maybe it’s a bit too much to think about with Christmas or maybe I’m just looking for excuses to procrastinate. 

Care to weight in with your thoughts? What do you do when you can’t make up your mind? 

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