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2016 Fall One Room Challenge: Week 6 Final Reveal, Part II

Transforming a high-end one bedroom apartment in 6 weeks
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As promised, we’re sharing the final reveal for our second apartment in this year’s One Room Challenge.  While our space from Reveal One felt most like me now, this space feels most like me about five years ago.  Fun, loud, un-apologetic, and full of show-stopping moments such as our custom banana leaf sectional, a bright cheetah headboard, and lots of deep orange velvet.

But before we can dive into the details of today, let’s do a quick recap again for those just joining us.  As I shared yesterday, I set out to transform two model high end apartment units in the heart of Buckhead, one being a two-bedroom with a young couple in mind.  Today’s space: a one bedroom apartment fit for a single, sassy girl boss.  

While the install had a few complications like any typical design project, it was otherwise smooth sailing working with such a beautiful slate.  Pulling together the large living space was perhaps the most difficult since it was just that…one big space.  I needed to help future tenants visualize fitting the majority of their home into a undefined box.  Which of course, meant defining each area: living, dining and office.  

Starting with the living room, I went big with a custom banana leaf sectional sofa.  The sofa allows great separation of the living/dining room, but because the sectional isn’t tall, it still allows for an open view of the entire space and makes everything feel spacious.  I also chose to again forego a standard coffee table, and instead use two smaller, (moveable) tables.  I talked a little about this in yesterday’s reveal as well; I like to incorporate pieces that can move with your life.  By having two smaller side tables (here’s a similar option from Society Social) rather than one, you can scoot them around to reach guests at opposite ends of that large, glorious sofa.  Lastly, the killer antique mirrored console table with statement stools topped with a smaller collage of framed art from Minted serves as a great piece to house books, the cutest little gold lamp, and most likely a necessary DVR.  

Next, the floor to ceiling windows jut out, creating an enclave just large enough for a major desk and chair moment.  The burl wood and brass desk and orange velvet chair that literally steal the show, become the perfect place for anyone to sit and pen their plans. I kept the desk‘s surface simple by placing a white and gold lamp and easy planted boxwood front and center.  Just about anything would have looked amazing in the foreground of these views, but this combo is one of my personal favorites in the space. 

For the final defining area we come to the dining room.  A room, which if I’m playing favorites, might just be it.  The table alone is EVERYTHING, and paired with these chairs and this abstract print it’s the perfect area to both read the morning paper and celebrate the happiest of gatherings.  Rounding out the room is a small bar cart (obviously) and three orange velvet bar stools that tie together all three spaces.

Lastly, moving into the bedroom, I obviously didn’t hold back with bright, bold and beautiful girly prints.  This custom made headboard plays so well with the colorful throw pillows, cozy throw blankets and the prettiest bedding from Pine Cone Hill.  But the color crush doesn’t end at the bed; I brought the bold green to the bamboo dresser with this gorgeous green lacquer table lamp from Worlds Away. 

And that my friends, wraps up our fourth ORC!  Tell me, would you go bold in a space like this?  I’d love to know in the comments below.  And of course, in the meantime, I’m counting down until WOM’s next One Room Challenge.  A big thanks to Linda, House Beautiful and all of the generous vendors for helping me achieve another design dream.  Be sure to check out all of the product details in the credits below.  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

Living Room

Sofa | Juju Hat | Rug | Abstract art | coffee tables | vase | tray | candle | backgammon

Desk | Chair | Pillow | cache pot | lamp c/o | pencil cup 

Orange stools | vase

Console table | stools | Lamp c/o | gold starburst | mirror | pineapple | Leaf

Dining Nook
Table | Chairs c/o | Starburst statue | Bar Cart | Abstract art | Candleholders

Bedroom
Headboard custom order by WOM | Bedding c/o | throw blanket | Throw pillow | Gold Hand | Bedside Table | Dresser | Lamp | Turtle | Vase | Mirror c/o

Bathroom
Towels c/o | Shower Curtain c/o | Soaps | White Vase | Lips art | pompom basket 


Participants
JANA BEK | CHRIS LOVES JULIA | SHANNON CLAIRE | COCO.KELLEY | THE CURATED HOUSE

DRIVEN BY DÉCOR | THE ENGLISH ROOM | FROM THE RIGHT BANK | SHERRY HART

HI SUGARPLUM | HOUSE OF JADE | HUNTED INTERIOR | THE MAKERISTA | MAKING IT LOVELY

MARCUS DESIGN | PENCIL & PAPER CO. | MEGAN PFLUG | PLACE OF MY TASTE | SUBURBAN B’S

WAITING ON MARTHA  MEDIA PARTNER HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | TM BY CIH

2016 Fall One Room Challenge: Week 6 Final Reveal, Part I

Transforming a high-end two bedroom apartment in 6 weeks
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The day of a final reveal in the One Room Challenge is always the best day!  And in our case, and lucky for you, this year we’re stretching it into TWO full reveal days.  It’s just really the only way to show you both spaces in all of their completed glory.  

But first, let me back up; if you’ve been following along for the past six weeks, you’ll know I’ve made it my mission to transform two model apartment units in the center of bustling Buckhead.  Of course, that has entailed an entirely different challenge than any of my former spaces, which were either rooms in my own home or the the WOM office (see ORC 1, ORC 2 and ORC 3).  All of these spaces allowed for me to pull my signature go-big-or-go-home moves, whether that was with custom lighting and fixtures, paint or wallpaper.  

While these apartments limited me in a few ways (they are rentals, after all!), they also had me starting with a bright, beautiful and clean slate.  As you can see here, our first apartment was already stunning, with plenty of natural light and the most high end, modern fixtures (you can find “before” photos here).  But even with the bumps, when you’re designing any space in just a few short weeks there are bound to be a few trials and tribulations along the way, (to get a full picture be sure to read Week 4‘s update if you haven’t yet). 

All that being said, I’m absolutely thrilled how today’s space came together.  I designed this two-bedroom apartment with a young couple in mind, and wanted to create an elevated, eclectic feel with of course, a gender-neutral palette.   I stayed true to my favorite blue and whites with a few pops of color here an there and infused plenty of details and accents that are full of texture, interest and personality…I hate for a space to feel generic, safe and downright boring. 

I also wanted to make the spaces feel real and livable, which meant running the gamut of high, mid, and lower priced items to bring that feeling to fruition.  I went high with some stunning statement pieces from Noir, ATG Stores, Taylor Burke Home, Annie Selke/Pine Cone Hill, and Worlds Away.  Hit that mid range with Society Social, AllModern, Minted, Joss & Main and Waiting On Martha Home.  And sourced great inexpensive details from TargetWorld Market, and even Urban Outfitters. By infusing high to low seamlessly, I was able to create a collected and homey feel, which is so very important in a rental space especially. 

Looking to the separate spaces themselves, the living room had a very unique size and layout I had to work within.  While seemingly difficult to design, I was able to work around both obstacles by utilizing versatile pieces that can pull double-duty when needed.  For example, I rather than your traditional coffee table, which honestly wouldn’t have fit in the space, I used a table on wheels that can be moved out of the way when needed and can double as a fantastic bar cart when entertaining.  Similarly, I turned to my go-to faux python console table, placed behind the custom sofa.  The console table provides a place for a table lamp, can easily hold items you’d typically place on the coffee table, plus houses a basket full of additional pillows and throws (because you can never have too many). 

While this apartment was a two bedroom unit, I opted to turn the second bedroom into an office.  The campaign desk suits the space perfectly, allowing the rest of the room to comfortably have the custom Taylor Burke Home settee, the perfect chair and ottoman for reading, and the collection of art (all fun, affordable prints from Minted, plus some framed pom pom tassels which I just love).  My hope was that while I chose to turn this space into an office, each possible future tenant could easily see this as either a bedroom or office, or even both if you get a pull out settee!

As we step into the bedroom, I can’t help but dote on the beautiful headboard from Noir, custom artwork by Blayne Macauley, and luxurious bedding from one of my favorites, Pine Cone Hill.  I’ve always been a big advocate for great bedding. You spend so much time in bed, so why not make it a true oasis with the good stuff?!  Actually, more on that to come; we’ll be sharing a complete how-to for properly dressing the bed here on the blog soon.  Anyway, along with the fantastic bedding, because space was again an issue, I did away with your traditional nightstands which would have made the space feel too cramped and instead brought in a smaller side table and my favorite wall sconce to provide an always needed night light.

So that’s that.  I’d love to know, what’s your favorite piece in today’s big reveal?!  And stay tuned tomorrow for the second apartment in all its fabulous girly glory.  Be sure to check out the credits below with all of the links to each piece pictured, and of course my other fellow participants’ final reveals today too; I know what I’ll be doing for the next few hours! Truly, MKR

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Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

Living Room
Sofa | Throw Pillows | Armchairs | Gold Side Table | Lamp c/o | Rug | ArmoirConsole Table | Art  

Shelving unit | Bar stools (similar) | Ginger jar | Starbursts | Glass Beads | Darts | Plates | Glasses

Kitchen
RunnerCoral Art | Fruit Bowl | Swirl Vases here and here | Orchid | Planter

Bedroom
Headboard | Bedding c/o | Throw Pillows | Lamp c/o | End Table c/o | Decorative Urchin | Art | Media Console | African Slingshot Art | Lamp c/o | Vase | Buffalo 

Second Bedroom, Turned Office
Settee | Pillows (different color) | Rattan stools (similar) | Vase | Art: Nude, Motel, Pom Poms, TownHand Hook Worry Beads (similar), Surf Board | Faces | Chair & Ottoman WOM custom order, call for details

Desk (similar) | Abstract Art | Vase | Globe | Succulent | Brass Ruler | Brass Desk Accessories Holder | Chair | Pillow (different color)

Bathroom
Towels c/o | Bathroom rug | Shower Curtain | Vase | Soap Dispenser | Camera print | Wood Box 


Participants
JANA BEK | CHRIS LOVES JULIA | SHANNON CLAIRE | COCO.KELLEY | THE CURATED HOUSE

DRIVEN BY DÉCOR | THE ENGLISH ROOM | FROM THE RIGHT BANK | SHERRY HART

HI SUGARPLUM | HOUSE OF JADE | HUNTED INTERIOR | THE MAKERISTA | MAKING IT LOVELY

MARCUS DESIGN | PENCIL & PAPER CO. | MEGAN PFLUG | PLACE OF MY TASTE | SUBURBAN B’S

WAITING ON MARTHA  MEDIA PARTNER HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | TM BY CIH

2016 Fall One Room Challenge: Week 5

Sharing a Peek at The 'Before' Scenes of the Spaces
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…And just when you’re dying to see the final reveal, I tease you one week longer!  I know, I know, you thought I would share another peek at the design.  But no, I thought it would be an exceptional time to share the “before” photos of our two model apartment units that we’ve transformed these past few weeks.  Now, if you know how I do things in ORC’s past, I NEVER show the before photos.  But there’s a new time for everything, and these photos help paint the picture of the journey that is this season’s One Room Challenge

As I shared in previous weeks, my mission has been to rid the spaces of the impersonal, nondescript details, and instead bring in a warm, welcoming design that’s full of textures, motifs and decor that anyone would want to call home. As you can see in the photos above, both apartments are brand-spanking-new with gorgeous fixtures, flooring, and spare-no-expense kitchen and bath areas.  There’s already a ton of natural light (hallelujah) thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.  

But while all of these details are in fact wonderful, there’s a huge, tricky detail I’ve had to conquer;  both spaces have extremely unique floor plans.  And since these are both for rent, I can’t pull my standard big-statement-moves (wallpaper, dramatic light fixtures, bold paint) because it wouldn’t be fair to have tenants fall in love with details they aren’t allowed to implement themselves!  You can read about a few of the road bumps I’ve hit along the way in last week’s post

So friends, sit tight until next week when we share the ever exciting One Room Challenge final reveal in all its glory.  Cheers!  Truly, MKR

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Photos via Amli 3464

JANA BEK | CHRIS LOVES JULIA | SHANNON CLAIRE | COCO.KELLEY | THE CURATED HOUSE

DRIVEN BY DÉCOR | THE ENGLISH ROOM | FROM THE RIGHT BANK | SHERRY HART

HI SUGARPLUM | HOUSE OF JADE | HUNTED INTERIOR | THE MAKERISTA | MAKING IT LOVELY

MARCUS DESIGN | PENCIL & PAPER CO. | MEGAN PFLUG | PLACE OF MY TASTE | SUBURBAN B’S

WAITING ON MARTHA  MEDIA PARTNER HOUSE BEAUTIFUL | TM BY CIH

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