ORC: Week 3 of 6
Welcome to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, where I along with more than 200 other bloggers are making over one room of our choice in 6 weeks or less. The event is sponsored by CallingItHome and media partner House Beautiful. To view the progress of others participating in this challenge click here; and here to view the 20 featured designers.
Last week was filled with dashed makeover dreams. But I’m happy to say that the past 7 days have been gloriously productive. I even have a little DIY to share with you.
I have a confession to make. Are you ready to hear it? Here goes...I am not a seasonal decorator. Gasp! There. I said it.
While I love to bring you, my dear readers, the most exciting news about small space interiors and living, seasonal decor is something you won't see here on J'adore le Décor. No pumpkins and scarecrows, no bundles of hay on the front porch, no bowls filled with acorns. Nada. It's just not my jam. "Sooo boring!", you say?
Au contraire mes amis. You'll be surprised to hear that there are a number of interior bloggers and decor enthusiasts just like me. Does this mean we don't share the excitement of the changing seasons? Far from it. We just find other ways to express it. So after checking out Havenly, an online interior design service, and thinking of how I welcome the Fall season into my home, I jumped at the opportunity to illustrate how some of us non-traditionalists prepare our homes for the changing seasons.
There are spaces in every home where the idea of adding décor just seems odd. For me, one of those places is the empty space above the loo...i.e., the toilet.
This area of my bath, as you saw in my bathroom renovation post, is completely bare. For several years now, I've wanted to place something there. But I wanted that something to serve a function and be beautiful as well.
There's just something euphoric about getting a first apartment or home. FINALLY you have a space to do anything you wish. Well... almost anything.
The problem is that for most of us, our first apartment, condo or home might be a bit snug, tight... s-m-a-l-l. But if you follow this blog regularly you already know that for true small space dwellers - like myself - size doesn't mean a thing.
Today we'll explore two design boards that well illustrate how to choose the right furnishings for your first apartment or home.
Mirrors are perhaps one of the most important pieces in a small space. In fact, in the world of interior styling and design, mirrors and small spaces are practically marriage mates. If you see one, the other is somewhere nearby. Mirrors are this week's inspiration
Every so often, I become fixated on a particular design element. The obsessive attachment becomes so intense, that I must implement it somewhere - anywhere, so that it will finally release me and slip quietly into the recesses of my mind, leaving me feeling giddy and quite satisfied.
That being said, my latest preoccupation seems to be centered around stripes- yes stripes. Animal stripes, zebra wood (ornamental striped timber), painted wall stripes - you name it. This obsession recently lead me to paint horizontal stripes on one of my walls. I'll share that with you in an upcoming post. But for now, take a look at the pics below and let me know how you feel about stripes?
Welcome to "my place". I'm Ola, a self-confessed décor addict and DIY think-tank. I love working with small spaces. Please make yourself comfortable, and let's get to know one another better.
Latest on Instagram