Who doesn't love a great pair of jeans and a slouchy sweater? This basically has been my uniform during this pregnancy, especially as I near the end!
I've only got about 6 weeks left of this pregnancy. It's super surreal how fast it has come but we really cannot wait to welcome baby #5 to our family.
Jeans: Thyme Maternity Citizens; Tunic: Thyme Maternity Long Sleeve High-Low Maternity Sweater; Necklace: Tessa & Olivia; Shoes: Steve Madden.
Thanks to Thyme Maternity for partnering with me during this very special time and to Mdd Photography for capturing my growing bump!
When I start a design for myself or a client, I start with coming up with 5 words that will describe the design and I basically use them as a filter for all design decisions. Doing this for clients is really helpful as it ensures the goals of the project stay on track- and for my own home, I need as much direction and discipline as possible since I know the multitude of design options available to me- I find designing for myself very overwhelming!
Here are the 5 words I am using as my design funnel for my laundry room that I am completing as part of a fun little project called the One Room Challenge:
The process of coming up with the 5 words takes me some time and discernment- I carefully select them, tweak them, use a thesaurus until the balance of the words is just right. And then comes the fun part…
I use Pinterest and pin pin pin until I feel I have an accurate vision of how I want the space to feel. This is the visual reference point I use to select all the actual finishes in the space.
Faucet is by Brizo, cabinets by Cutler, baskets / hampers from Bouclair. I still need a bit more to satisfy the vibrant element- loving these coloured wire baskets, perhaps will add some vibrancy with a bench cushion and pillows like this Agate fabric, and I am debating if at all practical to add a level of polish with these Restoration Hardware sconces I have in inventory. Stay tuned for more every Thursday as I keep at it with the One Room Challenge! For more about this amazing challenge where you complete a room in 6 weeks and blog about it in real time click here– there is an impressive group of 20 designers being featured. And to see other bloggers who are participating in the linking event like me including my lovely friend Sarah Walker click here! Next week I'll be sharing where I am at construction wise in the space- it's going to be a huge transformation!
Today begins the crazy interior design adventure that is the One Room Challenge. If you aren't familiar, it's a blog series / audacious challenge organized by the wonderful Linda at Calling It Home. Read all about the challenge on her blog here.
I'm participating as a linking participant, which means that in addition to the 20 bloggers Linda will be featuring, I will be doing my project in REAL TIME as well. One room in 6 weeks= mad adventure. So come by every Thursday for the crazy week-by-week play by play.
I am tackling my laundry room. Hold your breath, here it is:
I'm going to be asking A LOT of my laundry room. It needs to be a little mud room of sorts for my soon to be 5 kids, a folding space / storage space for all of our laundry (it's a lot) and storage for stuff I access on the regular like props for styling gigs. I will be doing this project very much in real time- so today I'll be sitting down and finalizing all the design plans and confirming what materials to order so I can order them STAT. I hope you'll join along!
Some inspiration for my floors (image via):
And my cabinets:
And of course I need a small industrial influence of some kind (image via):
Here are the featured 20 in One Room Challenge: Jana Bek – Autumn Clemons – Coco+Kelley – The English Room – Vanessa Francis – Greige Design – Hi Sugarplum – I Heart Organizing – Jenna Sue Design – Stephanie Kraus – The Pursuit of Style – Julia Ryan – Savvy Home – Simple Details – Simply Grove – 6th Street Design – Jill Sorensen – Swoon Worthy – Waiting on Martha – Kimberly Schlegel Whitman And to see the awesome people (150 plus!!!) who are linking along click here.
Finally, follow along with the hashtag #oneroomchallenge for all the crazy mad design fun.