Today is the day we have all been working for and waiting for...The Reveal!
I'm glad that you decided to come back and see how we are doing, and apologies for posting at the last minute this week for the project! If, for any reason you have just found my conversations, I challenged myself to work on the Fall 2015 One Room Challenge - where designers and design lovers of every kind work on one room for 6 weeks and write about the project. The whole concept was started by Linda of Calling it Home.com and has grown to include over 100 participants around the country (around the world, really, as there have been participants in England and Australia also!) Its easy to get hooked, so be sure and check out the Main Affair as well as the other Guest participants!
Welcome back to the One Room Challenge- We've made it to Week 4 and I am really doing pretty well with getting everything done by the deadline, but there are so many last minute things to finalize...its getting SERIOUS! The most time consuming elements are really the finishing touches, the last few details that take a room from good to great - those items have taken a back seat to the major components. That's when a deadline starts to make me anxious, so count me among those who are starting to get a little TENSE!
Welcome back to my One Room Challenge! Where designers volunteer to transform a room in 6 weeks and write about the process. And, here I am at the halfway mark - Week 3. I DID think that I was making good progress toward the finish, and I am certainly pleased with how everything is turning out...but seriously....that was the fastest three weeks ever! And there are only 2 weeks left before I need to photograph and be ready for the reveal!! We are all feeling the pressure of the time frame, but be sure and check in on the other participants- we love having you follow along and keep the good thoughts and comments coming. Some of the Wednesday posts are are certainly keeping me amazed at all the great inspiration.
So now we are really into the process and as excited as I am to be involved, it DOES create lots of nerves! Be sure and visit ORC on Wednesdays to see the "main attraction"!
I am so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge as a linking partner! I have read with interest and pleasure all the posts of the talented designers and bloggers that have participated and I am looking forward to my first time...as an introduction, the One Room Challenge was started by Linda of Calling it Home a few years ago and it has become a blogging event that I have looked forward to each year!
"Classic" and "Timeless" are the words you hear when describing designs that stand the test of time- but it is precisely because we do hear them so often that I wonder what we really mean when we say that design is a "Classic"? It certainly means the opposite of "Trendy" or"Modern" - but is it really limited to "Traditional" interior design?
Do you love blue and white china? "Traditional" or "classic" design? Do you have an item that seems oddly "oriental" that you associate with your mother, grandmother or other family member? And you like it, but not quite sure how to fit it in?
For as long as I can remember, I have loved the stories told about historical homes, personal tidbits about a certain item of furniture or family "heirlooms". I always found the romance in the wear pattern on a stone step, or the marks made from years of handling - these things make the past very real for me. I have often thought that is why families have traditions of any sort - turkey at Thanksgiving, honored routines on special occasions - they connect us to our homes, our families and the generations, past, present and future.
Today begins a Wednesday feature on the blog highlighting how "Old" becomes "New" in interesting ways. In my work I am known for respecting period features, honoring family legacy, and infusing my designs with contemporary flair. Incorporating a modern sensibility and a classic foundation really creates the best of both worlds in my view.