the one room challenge- week 2

Well I am in a white-out after this weekend. Not from snow, from my all-white office/reading room. I painted the walls pure white during my second week in The One Room Challenge, a 6-week challenge with fellow design bloggers to finish decorating a room.  

Last week I told you a bit about the spare room in my condo; this is the inspiration photo I have chosen as my favourite. 

Marion House Book

As my philosophy for design is to minimize consumption, re-purpose when possible, and use eco-friendly products when they make sense,  my office makeover will follow that creed. The paint I used on the walls last weekend was CIL Naturaliving no-VOC paint in "White on White". I have a pretty low budget and plan on creating a lot of things from scratch or upcycling. I already have a desk, a daybed and a credenza, and I am only purchasing two new pieces of furniture- a desk chair and a filing cabinet. And I'm going to keep my eyes open for interesting thrift store finds as I go. 

To make sure I stay on track, I am going through the proper design process for this room makeover: 

1. Figure out what style and mood I want to create and find inspiration pictures I swoon over. Check. 

2. Create a mood board with colours, furniture elements, lighting, etc. This will keep me on track throughout the process when I get distracted by a great pillow that really doesn't work with the design. See below. 

3. Lay out a plan. Set a budget. Make a list of things to buy or DIY. Check. 

4. Proceed with accomplishing everything on the list and see the space come together. There is room for a little tweaking along the way. Not checked...yet. 

 So here is step #2: my mood board. 

Kelly Anderson

Refreshed Designs

A re-designer focused on natural, sustainable and holistic design.