One Room Challenge Spring 2018 Week 4 | Pretty Details

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Hi there,

It's Week 4 already of the One Room Challenge. As they say, time flies when you are having fun!

If this is your first time here, welcome! I'm Caireen, designer and lover of casual, modern interiors with a dash of mid-century modern style. With my husband Graham, and a small tribe of suppliers and trades, we are tackling our Master Suite in our 1960's bungalow for the challenge.

To find out our plans and what we have been up to click through to read Week 1 , Week 2 and Week 3. If you'd like to know a little bit more about me and my husband Graham, that info is over here.



It feels like things have been moving painfully slowly this week, but we are making progress. The bathroom is now painted Benjamin Moore's Classic Gray, which I am super happy with - it works with the backsplash tile so beautifully. Excuse my painted fingers - I'm a messy painter!


And the floor tile was installed too - it has such a lovely texture to it so it feels great on bare feet. I was a bit hesitant selecting a 12 x 24 tile as I had contemplated a small penny tile or a mid-size hex. My reasoning for the larger tile was to keep the space feeling as expansive as possible, and calm not busy with lots of grout lines. I think it's going to work out just fine. Let's be honest here, by the time the vanity and toilet are in we will really only see about 4 square feet of it!


Graham has been busy on the plumbing front and installing the baseboards. He has been super busy on the real estate front (he's a realtor) so we are a little behind on those going in, but nothing that we can't manage.


I finally made a decision on the night stands. You may recall I was searching for a gray night stand that I liked, was in budget, had the right dimensions and would get here in time. I can confirm that it was indeed a unicorn as I anticipated last week, and I opted instead for these mid-century styled white stands from West Elm. If I still feel that grey is the right option in a few months, these will work equally well in my plans for our guest room, so I feel ok about the compromise.


As you can see I have also begun picking up some of the more pretty details to style out the room.

The black Dropit Hooks by Normann Copenhagen have always pulled at my heart strings since I first saw them at Guildhall, so I'm pretty excited to use them for our hand towels in the ensuite.

And I'm thrilled with that the fabric has arrived for the bench. So gorgeous. That heads to the upholsterer at the end of this week for its' facelift!

Paint. Light blue paint to be specific. This was a major dilemma for me this week, and I turned to you lovely folk on Instagram and Facebook to help me out. Thank you so much for your input.

I knew I wanted a really pale blue for the wallpaper wall (you remember the anaglypta paper?), and I found myself waffling between a few options. After narrowing it down I painted samples of two on the wall. Instagrammers were divided almost equally between the two. (Sorry for the pink tinge to these images - my photo editing skills are challenged on this one! ;) )


So I found a third sample that was the same lightness as A, but had the depth of colour B. After sharing on Facebook opinion was divided, but seeing all the options in the space mine was finally made up. I plumped for A of the options below - it looks very soft in the space, not too grey and not overly baby blue either. 




This coming week is stacked liked domino's. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little bit nervous!

Here's what should be accomplished by next week's post: the vanity installation, counter templating and install, backsplash installation, plumbing install, mirror templating, wallpaper installation and paint, painting of baseboards and closet doors. Phew! 

Plus I have everything crossed that the light fixtures, drapery rod and artwork all arrives in time. Eek!


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See you next week!