One Room Challenge: Week 1 - The Studio Transformation

    Hello everyone, I'm writing you this from my very space that will be transformed with a final reveal May 10th for the One Room Challenge.   You're probably wondering what I'm talking about, The One Room Challenge is something that Linda Weinstein from Calling It Home  created years ago and has gained so much traction in the Design blogging world that it is sponsored by House Beautiful.  It happens twice a year, in the fall and the spring.  20 invited design bloggers transform a room and blog about it for 6 weeks for a final reveal at that time.   Pretty challenging and exciting all at once!  There are also guest participants, enter me!  My first time designing a room on a tight timeline in my own home for all the world to see....my space-The Studio.   

 

 My current studio view..I really wish that was wine, nope, it's ginger-ale.

My current studio view..I really wish that was wine, nope, it's ginger-ale.

The space that I'm redoing is my son's old room, yes the one that I let him pick the colors at the ripe age of 12.  So, forgive the choices, and the Halloween esque vibe.  There is a lot to do in here before I can deem it my official work studio.   I'm moving on up(stairs)...cue music, my previous work space was the beautiful sun room right off our dining area.  Although I love it, I need more elbow room to meet with more than one person.  I'm embarrassingly attaching more pictures of the current situation.  This is in hopes I will knock your socks off in the final reveal.

 

 Hmm....my dog always steals the show, the best thing in the picture now.  A little hint on the final reveal with a makeshift daybed.

Hmm....my dog always steals the show, the best thing in the picture now.  A little hint on the final reveal with a makeshift daybed.

Should I add another??  Are you looking away in horror?

 I really don't know if I'm keeping the lockers...they are pretty cool (You're thinking-Yes, for a school.)  Ok, I'll consider removing them.

I really don't know if I'm keeping the lockers...they are pretty cool (You're thinking-Yes, for a school.)  Ok, I'll consider removing them.

Just when you thought it was safe to look again.....

 I think I'm done torturing you, let's do this!

I think I'm done torturing you, let's do this!

Ok, now you've seen my deepest darkest designer secret....and you're still here reading, whew!!  It's time to change this space, I have big plans my friends.

This is what I want to do:

1)  Paint, paint and paint some more!!  Walls, window frames...maybe even floor.

2)  Create a wall with inspiration boards.

3)  A mural...perhaps?  No, not an uncool birds and butterflies, but a chic, sleek, fashion forward, graphic one.

4)  A station to collaborate and design or meet.

5)  A daybed area to accommodate an occasional overnight guest (mainly my daughter).

6)  An area to photograph product.

These are my main goals, my inspiration or vibe is contained in the moodboard that follows:

 

 I'm completely struck by the idea of an invigorating office/work area.  So I've added emerald green to black and white and it suits me just fine.

I'm completely struck by the idea of an invigorating office/work area.  So I've added emerald green to black and white and it suits me just fine.

The main design style is an upbeat, Parisian loft influenced studio.  I have a love affair with the color green, particularly emerald green.  I'm undecided on pattern on floor, if any...may just paint that a solid color.  Like any design project, once I start,things evolve.   Follow along and see where this goes!  

Please take the time to support the other  design bloggers who are participating in this event, it's quite the undertaking and I'm happy to be in company to these talented designers.  Check my blog next week to see progress!!

xoxo,

Jenn