After much indecision, I have decided to link up to the Spring One Room Challenge (ORC), a biannual event where bloggers/designers transform a space in six (five in actuality) very short weeks. If you follow me on social media, you may have read that my kind, smart and witty husband passed away suddenly eleven days ago. (I really can’t believe I am typing this. We are all heartbroken.) As a result, I wasn’t going to participate as there are so many unknowns at the moment and I didn’t really think I could jump into this so soon. But, I have participated in the past three challenges (first as a linking participant and the last two as one of the 20 designers) and not only was it a great experience but I had a beautiful room at the end. Working on a room in my own home will be a much needed diversion, get me back into work mode and create something beautiful for my daughter Maya – her bedroom. Plus, this won’t be a drastic change as seen in my kitchen, Maya’s bathroom or my bedroom so I’m hoping the subtle changes will come off without a hitch – famous last words, right? Go here to read all of my ORC posts and see what this is all about. In case you are linking up and new to the One Room Challenge, this article I contributed to may help.
Inspiration images via Pinterest
Below are the “Befores”and I know you are probably thinking that there is nothing wrong with this room. In fact, these photos appeared in Style at Home magazine in 2012 so it was probably last updated in 2011. But for the past few months, Maya has been wanting to change the pink paint colour in her room and eliminate all the colour and pattern to create something more restful and grown up. She is going to be 14 in a few months and was probably 9 when this room was last done.
All “before” photos by K West Images.
And here are some additional inspiration images:
The inspiration gives a good idea of the direction we are going in – clean, simple and minimal pattern – just perfect for a bedroom. There are a lot of decisions to make stat as I wasn’t going to participate until early this morning. Fingers crossed, it all comes together. I will share the concept and changes to be made with you next week. In the meantime, check out what all my fellow linking participants are up to here. And thanks Linda for once again organizing the ORC!