Before we dig into the last few weeks of the ORC I would like to thank Linda from Calling It Home and the ORC team not only for hosting this challenge but also for skipping week 5. Thank you for making the decision in honor of our black friends, for continuing to fight for equality and eradicate racism. I appreciate you all for acknowledging that bigger issues are more important. Love is love. 💗
If you’re new to the ORC it is, The One Room Challenge™, currently in its fifteenth season, it’s a biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design bloggers and hundreds of guest participants (like me) take the challenge and transform a space. Here is more information on the event.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS IS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE ORC! https://www.bhg.com/news/one-room-challenge-launch/
Week 5 was a good week for progress! I love when wallpaper goes up because it’s the most dramatic change for a space besides paint. I chose this beautiful Black and Gold Bee wallpaper from Wayfair and it’s the perfect balance between whimsical and studious.
I had worked with wallpaper in my previous ORC where I made a hallway into an office. Wallpaper may seem difficult but it really isn’t as scary as it sounds. You just need the proper tools and some patience to make sure everything is lined up correctly. I would suggest you not start a wallpaper project at eight thirty in the evening. Lol Just trust me on that. I did something very unorthodox and ran the paper horizontal as opposed to vertical. The bees are multi directional so when I turned the paper the bees were still facing the correct direction. This way I have less seams. Not every wallpaper is like this but it did work for me! I only ended up with 4 seams total.
I love how rich the wallpaper makes the hallway feel! It adds so much dimension to the room. The hallway feels taller which is awesome! Hello seven and a half foot ceilings…..I also started seriously considering what to do with the 5 doors that are in this hallway.
I didn’t want to just paint them all a solid color and be done. I wanted to do something out of the box. So, my sister thought of the idea to fabric the doors. I ran with the idea and started looking for fabric. I settled on this Serengeti Leopard fabric by the yard from Ballard Designs. Here’s a sneak peek of the fabric. I will go in to depth with a blogpost soon about the entire process of putting fabric on doors! So stay tuned….
I truly feel like this hallway is becoming a room I can love and appreciate every time I walk through it to get to another room. I’m loving where we’re heading friends!
Thank you so much for your ongoing support! Much love.