One Room Challenge Week 5: The Home Stretch

It's Week 5 of the One Room Challenge and we're in the home stretch! If you've been following along, welcome back!  And if you're new here, I'm Rachel Dunham, an interior designer outside of Boston.  I've been putting the finishing touches on my client's first floor family room, unpacking boxes, unrolling rugs, and trying to arrange for an electrician to come install a chandelier.  I so wish I had done this earlier but you live and learn  Fingers crossed someone pulls through and if not, it's just one little speed bump and believe me, there could have been more. 

Another exciting thing that happened this week is COCO!  Coco is my client's new miniature golden doodle. Isn't she just so cute and snuggly?  Here she is checking things out as we unpacked and arranged. And yes, it is hard to capture a photo of a fast puppy, hence the blur!

I think my favorite thing so far are the counter stool chairs. They are providing a much needed pop of color.

I didn't take too many photos this week as I don't want to give too much away.  You'll have to come back next week to see the full reveal.  I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!  In the meantime, feel free to check out the other guest participants transforming spaces for the One Room Challenge along with the 20 main participants.  

One Room Challenge Week 4: Lots and Lots of Boxes

Hi everyone!  If you're new here, I'm Rachel Dunham, an interior designer based outside of Boston.  I'm participating as a guest blogger in Calling it Home's One Room Challenge this Spring, helping to update an open concept family room in my client's home.  During Week 1 I shared what we were starting with, Week 2 my inspiration for the room, and Week 3 my official plan. Now it's week 4 and I'm starting to freak out a bit that I won't have things done in time. Eek!  Almost everything is in, but we have a LOT of boxes to unpack - see below. This is about half of it - the rest is in my office taking up a lot of space.

There were 3 things I was concerned about making work in the 6 week timeframe:

  1. The console table: Unfortunately I heard from my vendor that the custom grasscloth console table for the entryway will not arrive in time for the reveal. Such a bummer, but these things take time.
  2. The chandelier: This is actually arriving tomorrow (a few weeks ahead of schedule), however, I'm having a hard time finding an electrician to install it before the reveal (why didn't I call sooner?!)  Fingers crossed that can happen in time, but if not, you may just see me holding it up in the background.
  3. The slipcovers: We got the slipcovers from Ballard Designs, and while the dimensions were slightly off, it looks as though they're going to work.  Yay!  Now they just need a good iron and I think we'll be in business.

Today I picked up the rug - definitely a time I wish I drove an SUV or was smart enough to take the car seats out BEFORE heading there.  Oh well.  It's here and in one piece.

I'm hoping that next week we'll be putting the finishing touches on things and getting ready to photograph the room for the finished product. Fingers crossed we get the light fixture installed and that things go smoothly!   In the meantime, head over to Calling it Home to see the other guest bloggers and where they're at.