You all are going to think I am absolutely nuts. You’ve been warned.
Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, Week 2! Do you guys know Linda, the one who makes this all possible? She is the best and you should send her your love every week. I am SO excited for all the rooms that were announced last week and all of the wonderful guests signing up!!! In case you missed our last post, see it here!
Ok….if you spend any amount of time with me and Andy you will know a couple of things about us. One: we have a lot of kids (7) and only one of them is a girl (the youngest, and the “ours” of our blended family) SO SHE’S SPOILED. There! I said it. And two: we loooooooove old things. Like, really. (We may or may not own two official documents signed by Queen Victoria herself.)
When you combine those two things…our love of our only daughter and our love of antiques, you get this:
I’m sorry!! It only get’s worse from here….you should see my private pin board. There is just so much here that we absolutely love! The peachy pink, the gilding, the canopy, the moldings!!!
We live in a house built in 1859, so we feel totally justified in this aesthetic. (Wait, this was way before 1859….YES, BUT IT’S STILL REALLY OLD SO IT COUNTS). There are definitely things we can do to make this look work for our relatively “new” 1859 home and our 3 year old, like, we probably won’t build in a fireplace or have 30 ft. ceilings etc.
I told you. Nuts.
Here are the main things inspiration-wise we are taking from this:
- peachy pink color
- a bed canopy
- awesome moldings
- antique art (we have some whimsical ideas in mind)
- wainscotting (can you see it there at the bottom?)
- french details
Some more inspo:
This room is a relatively modern room, in the Ritz. Paris, I think. I am loving the pink fabric inside of the canopy and the gold detail on the trim.
This amazing space is in the Great Russian Palace. I’m not sure if it’s just because it is an old picture, but I’m going to pretend that it really is pink everywhere, which is super cool. I am loving how it plays with the gold/mustard fabric.
We have two little closets on either side of where Kit’s bed will go, so we are going to connect them with a lot of molding and make the bed feel more built-in like this!
This room is in the Grand Trianon in France and just KILLS me. The pink color used way back then just feels so modern and forward thinking! Again, the gilding. We are looking for an antique bed crown to use if possible, but if not we will just add more moldings until it feels right.
Here is another amazing pink room, and while we will be using a more muted tone, I still love how it’s paired here with green and mustard. Those are a couple of colors we’d love to incorporate. Then again…I might just shift, we will see.
Obviously we live in UTAH and not FRANCE, so this is going to be a challenge for us and our design will definitely be a toned-down version of what you are seeing above.
For the One Room Challenge we get to work with some incredible brands. They provide us with their product in exchange for us showing it off, talking about it here and on social media. This round’s brand sponsors are INCREDIBLE and we will try to show you things from almost all, if not all, of them. Next week we will be posting our finalized design and the items that we have picked, but in the meantime, we would love it if you’d go check them out!
Arianna Belle | Article | Couristan | Craftmade | Crystorama | Emtek | Fabricut | HANDy Paint Products | Hansgrohe | Hayneedle | Home Pop | Hudson Valley Lighting | Jill Rosenwald | Kichler | Lamps Plus | Metrie | Milton and King | Minted | Overstock | Rugs.com | Schaub | Select Blinds | Shay Geyer | Spoonflower | SWD Studio | Varaluz
We can’t wait to see you back here next week to reveal everything we will be using in the space! For now, here are some more incredible bedrooms…just because.
Tony Duquette | Hutton Wilkinson
I hope you’ve enjoyed your journey back in time with your grandma-best-friend, Candis. Now, go say hi to everyone and check up on their progress!