One Room Challenge Fall 2018 Week 2

HElllooo! Welcome back for week 2 of my One Room Challenge makeover. I am so thrilled you are here. I have been an interior designer/home stager of over 2 decades and feel like that background really equips me in some ways for this One Room Challenge. However, a blogger I am not and it is really important to tell your weekly progress in an interesting and fun way. When I was in design school my teachers praised me for my creativity and told me that I was a stream of consciousness thinker so therefore it was ok for me to write in a stream of consciousness manner. WELLLL that was fine then but hasn’t really served me well since. What that really means now is that I do not always punctuate when it is necessary and I have a tendency to have run on sentences. I feel it is only fair to share that with you so when you are reading this you are able to hopefully understand where I am going :) I really am more of a visual person as well so telling my story with pictures is really more my style which is why I LOVE Instagram so much.

That said here we go! So as I mentioned before I decided to do my guest room for the ORC. Again, below is the real estate photo and how the room looked when we bought the house. Yes it still screams YUUCK!! ( that is a technical designer term for those of you who didn’t know :) ) Not only is this room our guest room but it needs to do double duty because a guest room alone is really just wasted unused space and when you live in a small beach house you can’t have that! I am also going to make this into a snuggle up and watch tv room. Either way it will serve a great purpose and my guests will have everything they need for a nice and comfortable stay. I am also going to be highlighting some of my vast blue and white porcelain collection to give the color and feel of a beach house without being obvious in the decor.

The below photos are my inspiration room and well as my mood board showing the overall design concept. I would love it if you would leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Until next week….

Love The Duchess

 I sn’t this great a space to hang out and watch a movie or an episode of the Real Housewives. I am a Bravo junkie!! I don’t remember who’s room this is but if I were to guess I might say a Kardashian because of the artwork and candy.

Isn’t this great a space to hang out and watch a movie or an episode of the Real Housewives. I am a Bravo junkie!! I don’t remember who’s room this is but if I were to guess I might say a Kardashian because of the artwork and candy.

  I think I have decided to use this wallpaper. I am choosing it more for the warmth and color then I am for the pattern

I think I have decided to use this wallpaper. I am choosing it more for the warmth and color then I am for the pattern

  I love this wallpaper as well. If you love one over the other leave a comment and let me know why. I am still vacillating a little bit.

I love this wallpaper as well. If you love one over the other leave a comment and let me know why. I am still vacillating a little bit.

  This is my overall design concept. I added the my first choice wallpaper in the background to give a visual as to how it might look.

This is my overall design concept. I added the my first choice wallpaper in the background to give a visual as to how it might look.

 Once again the before photo. Nothing really more to say.

Once again the before photo. Nothing really more to say.

 Please make sure to check out all of the featured designers as well as the guest designers here  https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog/.   there is a lot of talented people so you won’t be disappointed.

Please make sure to check out all of the featured designers as well as the guest designers here https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog/.

there is a lot of talented people so you won’t be disappointed.

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