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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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via Erin Williamson

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via Lonny

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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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