Thank you so much for all of your kind and helpful comments on my first two posts for Calling it Home's One Room Challenge Linking Event. Each and every one means the world and I am genuinely beyond flattered that my talented followers and fellow bloggers seem to like what I am attempting to do! Talk about motivation to keep moving forward!
And speaking of moving forward, here's hoping this third post can live up to the first two!:
In week two I talked about the progress so far, which included some painting and a pilgrimage of the chintz.
This week, I am SO excited to show you my new Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallpaper!
I have been dreaming of putting this paper in my home for a long time now, so I decided to treat myself to a whole wall of it in my office!:
I purchased my Imperial Trellis through one of my favorite local home decor stores, Domain Interiors & Decor. Domain carries all of my favorite lines, like Quadrille, Thibaut, Scalamandré, and of course Schumacher! Owner Bobbi Jo Engelby also helped me find the lovely lady who did a wonderful job hanging my wallpaper--she even wrapped the switch plates with paper, aligning them perfectly with the rest of the pattern! Talk about talent!
And in other office news--per my design board--I have added a little brass bamboo accent table in between my two chintz chairs! I found the base on Etsy for $45...
...but it was topless (hee, hee) so I found a little, local glass company...
...and within thirty minutes my pretty little bamboo table base became a table once again! Oh, happy day!
After a fresh coat of Rustoleum, this little table should be as good as new!
Since my last post, I also decided to mount curtains between the master bedroom and the office to help separate the space. Currently, the sheer curtains are hanging from these rods...:
...which I screwed directly into the frame of the entryway to the office, but there is a large gap in between the frame and the rod and the rod is u. g. l. y. (aaand it ain't got no alibi)..:
...so I may just mount the rods above the frame of the entryway instead of in it.
For what it is worth, here is a before and after of the entryway (I will show the entire entryway when the left side of the office floor is not covered in piles of crap...):
So this is what the (right side) of the office looks like now!
It's still got a long way to go, but it's coming along!
The other little piece of progress this week was the completion of the custom valence that will disguise and dress the large arch window on the left side of the office:
I found some pretty patterns in the scrap bin at a local fabric store that I thought would be pretty to use for upholstering the valance:
I bought the tartan pattern in the middle, but once I got it home, I became concerned that it was not bold enough to provide balance in the room considering the corresponding patterns of the Imperial Trellis and the chintz, so I may keep hunting. Originally (as my design board suggests), I planned to upholster the valence in Imperial Trellis fabric, but then I made this impulse purchase which--like many of my impulse purchases--was likely a mistake... Thoughts?
Next week I will report my progress on the valence, as well as discuss sources of light in the office other than the window!