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One Room Challenge // Week 2 Design Plan

Week Two is already here!  And I have been busy scheming and planning what this living room is exactly going to be.  As this space spend up into the previously completed kitchen & dining room it obviously needs to fall into the same design vein.  This means accents in white, black & shades of blue.  But wanting to warm up the area a bit, I wanted to bring in a little more color.

My clients love southwest patterns and accents (not my typical expertise... I love a challenge), so as soon as I found this burnt orange aztec inspired rug from Dash & Albert by Annie Selke, we had our jumping off point.  It brought in the pattern they desired as well as the blues and gray tones found in the rest of the space & solved my desire for another color.  Done.  Ordered.

Now we have a rug & a sofa... the Peggy Sectional pictured above, upholstered in that yummy textured fabric swatch on the mood board.  But this space is quite long & narrow, so one area rug just felt a little underwhelming.  I decided to layer in another rug with even more pattern and texture.  This one, from ATG Stores, helps to soften the space while still providing visual interest.  It also ties in beautifully with the rug in the dining room.

So now the once nearly empty floorplan is filled and ready to turn into a real life design.

Not only were the rugs ordered and on their way, pillows are headed our way as well!  While my personal style is not typically southwest or boho leaning, I can incorporate my love of pattern mixing when it comes to this space.  Fortunately my client loves pillows & pattern as much as I do!  So we have stripes, aztec & mud cloth pillows all on order & en route.  All of which reinforce the denim color of the kitchen island & the diy upholstered seats I created for the dining room.

Note || Some of these are one of a kind pillows, so the links below go to the source where they were found.  All others go directly to the exact pillow.

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Thank you to the following sponsors this week

And be sure to check out the other participants Week Two progress.

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  1. Morning! May I ask what program you use to create your renderings? They look great!

  2. Just stumbled upon your page through other bloggers ORC links and have to say I'm in love with the home you're designing. What a transformation so far in the other spaces! You've done such a great job and I can't wait to see what you have in store for the living area!

  3. Love the floorplan! Especially those layered rugs. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

  4. love the design plan. super excited to see how the space shapes up!

  5. Looks amazing - I love all the colours & textures you've picked!

  6. It's always fun to work outside your comfort zone! I'm in a similar boat with this ORC. Looking forward to next week's progress!

  7. Every one is going to have a choice in such a situation.

  8. Really Looking good! Take a look at our progress on my daughter's room

  9. Kristin the layering is so good. I love the combo's and I will forever have a different take on the word 'Southwestern'.

  10. You are the queen of layering so this space is gonna be the bomb! Can't wait:)

  11. You are the queen of layering so this space is gonna be the bomb! Can't wait:)

  12. Really challenging. You have done great job! The pillows give an interesting finish atmosphere of the room.

    Bonnie Osborne
    Removals and Storage services in London


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