Saturday, April 23, 2016

One Room Challenge - Girl's Room Design Week 3

So now it is week three and I have run into some challenges with the concept I have decided to go with. I am however surprised with the main color, Benjamin Moore / Venus Pink , that I have decided to go with. I am also excited about the metallic color I have chosen for the stencil and I'm sure that will be fabulous as well! The stencil design however has become a huge head scratcher....

Originally we looked at many wall covering options. As I mentioned in prior weeks, the idea my daughter came up with was a bit harder to find in a wall covering with the colors she wanted.  Of course her deciding on the metallic pink tones that resembled her iPhone was a challenge in itself to match. Teenagers are very particular with things, especially with trends like this, and since my daughter is a mature artistic sole herself, it had to be right. 

The process of mixing the colors to get the right matches was a challenge and pleasing her creative eye was another! You can imagine how happy I was when she loved the base color. One hurdle overcome, now it was time to start the stenciling...

The stencil I designed  was a series of links that would make up a 12" x 12" pattern and it would repeat. There was a small border that became apparent after we started applying the stencil and actually it was a nice surprise since I liked the effect. The bigger challenge was keeping the pattern straight around corners, door frames and switch plates.  I decided to make a change at that point and keep it off the corners. It became much more time consuming than I imagined, which resulted in a cost factor with the time the contractor was spending. This threw me a bit over budget on money and on time than I anticipated originally. I decided to keep the pattern off the corners in the room and the door moldings as well.  

I also decided it would be tasteful to eliminate the ceiling.The pattern started to look wonderful around all walls so I changed the concept accordingly.

I was also enjoying how the chandelier looked with the pattern itself.  The pink tones against the crystal was more elegant than I anticipated. The dark wood floor will be a nice contrast to it as well.

So far.... so good. We have overcome some huge challenges and I am anxious to see how this progresses. I am also excited to share it with you in following weeks.  Stay tuned!

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

One Room Challenge - Girl's Room Design Week 1 & 2

Joining the One Room Challenge    |     Girls Room

Calling it Home has been hosting the ever inspiring One Room Challenge for many seasons now.
I happened to find out from my amazing Design group Design Er-Therapy that the season was on its way. I was excited but the thought of being able to finish a project in 6weeks was out of reach in my mind, especially for a personal project. It is always easy to accomplish a task/project for a client but never enough time for our personal project.

I am a week late in entering the challenge and this is definitely going to make every decision to be taken in the right direction!!!! I am certainly inspired by looking into the past spaces and amazing transformations that have taken in these 6weeks !!

Before the project - April 7th

This weeks challenge room belongs to my daughter. She's very creative and has a design mind of her own already at 12 so my battle begins before I have even stepped foot into decorating this 18' x 13' personal space that she has reminded me is hers! Her love for the turquoise color has been strong for a while which you'll see in the concept below. It is her color of choice and it will take some persuading on my end to change her mind.

The floor plan below includes a low platform bed, a dresser between the windows and a study table large enough to accommodate for tons of homework. The flow through this room is very important for all the fun she plans to have with her friends in this, her personal private space!

The Concept

The rendering is a concept that my daughter has envisioned right down to the color, bed, dresser and desk. The wall design she has envisioned is inspired from a tile. We looked through a lot of wall paper designs but getting her color into the pattern was something she was very adamant about. With some convincing I can now say her favorite color is Rose gold, thank you Apple iPhone :))

We are currently getting a custom Stencil made at I do not want the wall to look too cluttered with a pattern so choosing the right one is very important.

Will keep you updated on future blogs once the stencil work has started.

Rendered Concept

My daughters original vision

Shhhhh......Paint and Stenciling in Process

The wall, ceiling and molding colors are all custom. The color to the left, Venus pink, is from Benjamin Moore and was altered to get just the right shade. This custom color has different effects based on the time of the day. It has already enhanced the room in just the first step. The stencil color is a metallic paint from Ralph Lauren and looks amazing!

As you can already see in the below photos, our painter has a very important task ahead. The detail of using stencils is both precise and rewarding.

Tell us what you think so far in the comments below. We will share more of the finished look in next week's blog.

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