One Room Challenge: Week 2

The blog is back for the ORC and I’ve forgotten how to write a complete sentence.

I missed last week due to technical difficulties.  Apparently, it’s true after all – if you don’t use it, you lose it.  But in case you missed my Instagram post, I’m working with my good friend and creative accomplice Jennifer Glover of Carolina Girl Cooks . We’ve been curating her darling downtown bungalow for about a year now.  This particular space, clad with windows on two sides, oozed with potential from the beginning.  Behold… the real estate before pictures…


This space sits on the far end of her home and when you walk in the front door and look left, the space is framed out as a backdrop of sorts to the formal living room.  See below more real estate before photos…


We discussed at length how best to use these two spaces.  What we eventually decided is that the formal living room would be transformed into a music slash sitting room and the former piano room would be transformed into a den.

When we began scheming for this space and discussing how it would work, I had just recently seen Nina Campbell speak at the Greenville Arts & Antiques Show.  A space Campbell had done in Gstaad immediately made me think of Jennifer’s den.  Dark, enveloping, cozy – a small space filled with large furniture.. it was a perfect concept for the soon-to-be den…


However, Jennifer had just come from a red and wood toned home so we had to find a way to take this concept and make it mod.  Naturally, we took to the internets to begin collecting inspiration.

Here are a few of my favorites…


via Erin Williamson


via Lonny


via Lonny

  Stay tuned next week to see the planning begin!  Also, check out the other #oneroomchallenge participants by clicking the link below.





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