Week 4 of the One Room Challenge Fall 2018 series, sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens, has been a doozy for me. If you've been following along, I'm redecorating my home office. (To see my progress, check out my blogs about week 1 and week 2 and week 3). And check out the 20 featured designers at the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge Blog Now on to my progress (which was not much):
When the One Room Challenge is on, and you have a planned vacation, well, you bring your work with you on vacation! We went to Daytona Beach, Florida, where my in-laws have a condo and let us stay. We ate tons of seafood, looked for shells and watched the glorious sunsets. We slept in and watched TV and had no commitments, and it was a-mazing. I spent a lot of time on my laptop (with great views of the beach of course) browsing Wayfair, Amazon, Overstock and other online stores with office furniture. This was my view, in case you were wondering:
During the week, I also messed around with some room planning software. I used planyourroom.com which worked fine, but I had trouble saving my room design. I need to invest in a software solution, but that is a project for another day. Here is the preliminary space plan for my home office as of the One Room Challenge Week 4:
As you can see from the line drawing, the room is a rather odd shape. the blue lines represent the two windows, which are not even centered to the room. Then there is the nook area off to the right. I think this would be a great little crafting station, but I am struggling with finding pieces to fit, as well as what to do with my bulky, three-in-one printer. The sofa bed only fits on the left. The TV and a large storage console will be on the right. My desk will be somewhere in the middle with an area rug to anchor the space. Somehow I need to find storage for files, books and supplies. Whew!
Rather than tell you that I've made a decision yet on anything (I haven't), I'll just show you some of the pieces I'm still considering. Here is my Ideas Board on Wayfair. Wayfair is cool in that they let you save things you love to an idea board to come back and purchase later.
I will end this week's post with a fun project I plan to complete for the walls above my sofa bed. This came to me while browsing the aisles at Target. And of course, Pinterest had tons of ideas on how to make this happen. I found the scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby, which will coordinate perfectly with my colorful accessories. I plan to spell out my business name, Color Joy Interiors. As you can see, the gray walls will not stay bland for long. It took me some time to plan out all of these patterns to match. I can't wait to see how it turns out!
So overall, I didn't accomplish much during week 4 of the one room challenge. However, I will have much more time this week, now that the kids are back in school after Fall Break, to focus on this room. Stay tuned as I will be ordering furniture this week! Wish me luck! Remember, this is how the room looked after painting:
While I may not have all the furniture in hand by next week's post, I definitely will have to have it all ordered in order to complete this challenge. I'm really under the wire now. Do you think I can do it? Any suggestions? Feel free to comment below! See you next week!
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Susan is a Midwest mom of two and lover of all things colorful in the home. She works with homeowners to find their unique style and color palette while keeping their budgets and lifestyles in mind. You can find her hanging out on Instagram at @colorjoyinteriors or Twitter @getcolorjoy, where she shares her latest colorful projects and inspirations.
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