So, normally by week 4 of the One Room Challenge things are coming together and most of the big stuff is complete or close to it, right?! Well, call me crazy, but I have decided to add a twelve foot wall of builtins onto my to do list.  Easy right?! ha


The original plan for this room was a little different, but as soon as we learned that this drop ceiling had to happen, for structural reasons (darn you practicality!) this area has become a focal point structurally and not necessarily for a great reason.  So my thought was that by adding a full wall of interesting builtins covering the entire span of the ceiling drop it would result in a more purposeful focal point and could be something quite amazing if we execute it.

The other issue is that this is a young, newly married couple, who have not accumulated years of books and accessories that a twelve foot wall of bookshelves needs to be filled!  This in mind, I am planning a layout of the shelves that celebrates some of the negative space and will be graphic enough on its own rather than just horizontal rows.

That being said, we do have to add in some great accessories, so these are going to be making their way into the space very soon!!

And luckily, the rest of the space is really coming together quite well thanks to some major deliveries.  We finally got the sectional!!

The custom shades from The Shade Store are up and looking good!  (I will have more info about the shades in the next few days.) And two of our floor lamps arrived from Lamps Plus.  And I am glad we snagged them when we did!  They are out of stock at the moment, but should be back in stock soon.

And our Minted Art and Joss & Main ottomans are in!
So stay tuned, and send some good vibes my way because the shelves are happening Sunday! Whether the hubs likes it or not.  They have to happen!
And be sure to check out the other participants progress as well!
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xo – Kristin