One Room Challenge – Week 2

I've never been THIS excited on a Thursday.  First off (and totally unrelated to the ORC), our Toronto Blue Jays advance to the ALCS!!!  Our city is buzzing right now since the Jays haven't made it to the playoffs in 22 years. It's a great time to be a Jay's fan, I'm still on a high from last night! Second, it's Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. Let's do this!


Big thanks for all the comments and encouragement on my Week 1 post.  If you're new to Love On Sunday, this is my first time joining the challenge as a guest participant and I'm excited but a little nervous.  For this challenge, I'll be transforming my studio space in six short weeks! This week, I've pulled together a little concept board with some key elements for my studio makeover.  Loving the image above for its simplicity.  Doesn't it feel like a calming space to work in? I will be incorporating tons of white with hints of black and white and maybe pink.  I love natural materials so I'm thinking some raw, unfinished wood will be incorporated somewhere.  For the lighting situation, I still haven't figured out whether I want a natural material or an industrial fixture.  Thoughts?


And of course, I can't forget the most important piece for the room; my desk. My plan is to have my desk span the width of an entire wall.  Since I work with 2 screens and a drawing tablet, ample desk space will help tremendously.  It will also offer an area for sketching/painting as well as space for the printer and other office accessories.  Here you see my Dad has clamped the pieces together in order to prevent the wood from warping.  Thankfully, the weather has been good to us so we were able to lay this out in my parents' backyard. 


Stay tuned, next week I hope to have the desk all set up and hopefully moving on to the seating area.  I'll also be sharing my progress on Instagram so follow along if you're interested!  

Don't forget to check out the other guest participants of the ORC here, who will be posting their progress every Thursday (like me)  as well as 20 talented designers whom you can find here, that will be posting every Wednesday.  A ton of inspiration!  I'm off to see what the others are working on.  Happy decorating and GO JAYS, GO! 



top image via Norfolk

concept board sources: IKEA storage cabinet / natural wood tabletop / room with daybed / lighting / eucalyptus wall hanging / large workspace