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Well, I can’t tell you there’s been a whole lot of progress since last week on my One Room Challenge playroom design, but one major thing did happen and it involved this lovely lot of Robert Allen fabric goodness you see above. Ten whole yards of spectacular green, yellow and pink floral delight and it is just as wonderful as I hoped it would be. Love at first sight, for sure.
I love this shot because you can really start to see how the elements of the space will tie together. The colors of the floral pattern pull together the pink chairs and yellow rug perfectly. Without it, the space would look a little disjointed, like…whose idea was it to put bright pink chairs with a loud yellow, moroccan rug anyways?? (Me) I have some pieces of art for the gallery wall that could have done the job adequately, but this makes such a statement while at the same time helping all the pieces feel like one big, happy family.
Plus, I love how it boasts the playful tone I want to feel in the girls’ playroom. I honestly can’t imagine how anyone could be sad looking at this gorgeous soon-to-be drapery hanging in the window! It’s cheery and delightful and it’s not taking itself too seriously, but it still has that refined, modern vibe that keeps the room from feeling too kitschy-kiddish. So the girls will appreciate it (hopefully) and I can too because I’m certain I’m going to be spending many, many hours in this room over the coming months.
I talked last week about our electrical set-up - or lack there of - and although the electrician came out and said it was doable in about a day’s worth of work, I’m still waiting with bated breath for the electric bid. He came Monday, said he would have a quote for me Tuesday and now it’s Thursday and we’re still waiting. I can feel precious minutes ticking by and it has me just a little bit on edge… I need to make a decision on this part stat because our final reveal is in two short weeks and if we keeping moving forward with the plan, I still need to source a light fixture and have it ordered in time for install on Tuesday, Nov. 6th. And if we don’t move forward, then I need to figure out where to put some lamps so these children can see while playing at night!! And also, so I don’t encounter anymore middle-of-the-night incidents like we had recently where I stepped on the world’s tiniest plastic goat while grabbing a glass of water... They make those lego memes for a reason it turns out. At this point, though, I’m pretty convinced the electrical work is going to be way too much for me to stomach and for the most part I think I’ve moved on. But a wee little bit of me is still holding out hope because there’s nothing that makes a statement in a room like this pretty gold globe chandelier would. It may or may not be sitting in my online cart at the moment.
Other than the arrival of drapery fabric, I’m still waiting on everything else that was ordered this week. I really want to start hanging the gallery wall but its position depends on the height of the bookshelf, which hasn’t made its way home yet, so for the most part we’re at a standstill. BUT!! I did start the exciting task of sewing the drapes and by exciting I mean, holy heck, this just got real and how on earth am I going to accomplish this with two sick kids at home?? The first cuts have already been made, though, and I’m remaining steadfast in this DIY design decision. I’m hedging my bets that my efforts are going to pay off big time.
So, short and sweet this week. I didn’t even include my ticklist of to-do’s because not much has changed. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’m starting to panic a little... I have a lot to do the next couple weeks, but I also have a final presentation due in design school next week, an internship to finish up and the kids are officially back home and kicking it full-time this upcoming Halloween night. It’s safe to say there’s a lot of things giving me a bit of a scare these days and it’s not just the head cold that’s taking our household down right now or the Halloween decor pics I’m plastering all over Instagram. Send good thoughts, friends… XOXO, Rach