Hey there!  I can't believe it's already Week 4 of this challenge.  To be honest, I'm SUPER behind and a little worried that I won't be able to get this done for the reveal.  I've had minimal progress because a lot of this happened:


WORK.  I'm currently swamped with a few big design projects that are taking up most of my time.  I can't complain about being busy though - I feel blessed since I'm still fairly new to the full-time entrepreneur world.  Th photo above is a moodboard I'm working on a for a client.  

You'll notice the desk looks rather yellow? I've picked up a stain at Home Depot which I will test out in the next few days.  I'm thinking it might need a teeny-tiny bit of stain to give it more of an ashy colour.  What do you think?


How about this chair?  I'm excited I'll finally have a spot for it!.  Again, it looks yellow so I'm going to be stripping it down to the natural wood.  Wish me luck!  As you can see, I'm already getting a lot of use out of my new and improved desk.  It's so much nicer to have a huge surface where I can lay things out. And that rug? It's going bye-bye.  I purchased it with an IKEA gift card but I'm not really loving the colour.  What my heart really wants is a Beni Ourain rug or a vintage kilim rug to help warm up the space and make it feel cozy.  I'm loving these 2 options from West Elm:


Leaning towards the Souk because it's fair trade :)  Also, as beautiful as they are, I feel like it's everywhere which might make me sick of it after awhile.  Oh, decisions.

So things left to do:

  • patch holes
  • paint?
  • strip chair
  • hang art
  • accessorize
  • decide on a rug!!!
  • photograph

Please keep your fingers crossed that a miracle happens and I get this room done.  EEK!

You can check out the other guest participants of the ORC here as well as the 20 ORC designers here.  Don't forget to check back next week for more updates!