I can NOT believe we’re so close to being finished with our virtual spaces. This has been fun, but also really challenging, believe it or not. I do a LOT of virtual design with my eDesign service, so designing a room that I don’t get to see come to fruition is normal for me. But, trying to space out content over 6 weeks is NOT, LOL! I wish I could show behind-the-scenes of product being delivered and video of the finished spaces, but this isn’t that kind of project. You’re still I think you’re going to love the “reveal” of the spaces next week, though!
To step back, I’m one of 20 featured designers of the One Room Challenge. This time, we’re faced with designing a virtual space while bringing y’all along as we process our designs. We’re partnering with High Point Market to give you some insight into how designers have vast access to “to-the-trade” sources, bringing you gorgeous, unique home furnishings that you usually can’t buy retail. Learn more about this round of the One Room Challenge in the week 1 intro post and last week’s update sharing some of my initial design ideas.
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First, check out all the updates so far.
This week, I’m excited to show you the design boards of the spaces. You get to see the plan for my project with all the furnishings that I’m using. You can see my bold, eclectic style in all its glory. I WISH this was my home in real life!
First, here’s the layout of the rooms, showing where the furniture will be. I had to get rid of the home bar. I’ll tell you why later.
For the living room and library, I’m going for a bold, luxe, layered space that looks like it was put together over time. I love the rich colors and textures that I chose!
The green sofa might pop out to you first, but it’s actually gonna be recovered in the gorgeous pink velvet you see there. That’s the cool thing about working with “to the trade” vendors. You get access to unique furniture (and furnishings) that could be customized to make a piece even more special. We generally get introduced to trade vendors through High Point Market, which is like a candy store for designers. There are thousands of vendors that we can gain access to and develop relationships with to design some really beautiful interiors.
There’s a vendor for every price point, every style, and every designer. Seriously, ya’ll, when sourcing product for my full-service projects, I’m in wonderland!
The gorgeous pink velvet fabric is from Fabricut, one of my most used vendors, since you guys know I sell fabric and pillows (both ready made and custom). I have several fabric books on display in my design studio.
Other statement pieces in this room are the chain wall sconces by Arteriors, the gorgeous art piece by Michel Boyd for Leftbank, and the vintage rug from Surya. All trade vendors that don’t sell to retail. These are (mostly) pieces that you need to purchase from a designer or a designer showroom.
The library is soooo fabulous! If you go back to the layout of the space, you can see that it’s long and narrow. I challenged myself by sticking to the actual space constraints of my client’s sunroom. Remember, this virtual project is based off of a real-life renovation project that I’m working on.
Every part of this room is my favorite part, LOL, but if I had to choose one, it would be this leather chair and ottoman from another one of the trade vendors introduced through High Point Market, Interlude Home. Interlude does comfy, luxe, and high-end just how I like it!
I can’t wait for you to see the reveal of the room next week. You’ll get to see each piece in the space via 3D software. It’ll look so realistic, you’ll think it’s a real room!
If you need to get caught up to my One Room Challenge project, check out all the updates so far.
I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment below!
Can’t wait to share more! Be sure to follow me on Instagram, to catch the behind the scenes action AND you’ll get to see me actually go through the real renovation process of this gorgeous home that I’m using as inspiration for this One Room Challenge.
And, if you’re in the market for home decor and fun accessories, take a peek at my shop!
Be sure to visit the other 19 featured designers below. You’re in for a treat!
Till next time!