Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Room Challenge: Week 4

Pinch me.  How is it already Week 4 of the ORC? Time flies when you have none.  Am I right?  Don't get me wrong, I thrive in the realm of crazy!  We'll make it.


Today my office gets an inspiration board!  I've needed one forever.  I dedicated a whole post to wanting one here, over a year ago.  And.... it never happened, until now! To create mine, I simply took a linen fabric I liked and wrapped it over a cork board, then staple-gunned it in to place.  I have to keep my DIY's simple.  Remember my X-bench tutorial?  You know I love my staple gun.

Ta-da:





A fun mix of fabric swatches, paint colors, quotes, and pictures that inspire me, this board is both functional and aesthetically-pleasing to me.  All of those samples up are being spec'd for current projects, and I like staring at a mojito while working.  The quote in the center of the board is actually a greeting card that says "I recommend vodka."  The smaller quote says, "I find inspiration everywhere I look.  It often comes when I think I see something and realize it's something else. It can come from a building, a bridge, an object or even a shadow."  And finally, a personal favorite, "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten," said by Gucci.

Remember last week when I said I wanted to create a happy mess of objects and books for my desk and console decor?  I am well on my way...



I hope you like!  Happy Wednesday!

See how the other One Room Challenge participants are up to: 

30 comments:

  1. The inspiration board is great and I love how your desk styling is coming along. I am redoing my office right now and this is inspiring me.

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  2. This is SOOO lovely. I adore the inspiration board. It is amazing!

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  3. Even with Pinterest and everything else around, I still love an inspiration board you can actually touch! Your accessories are perfection too :)

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  4. Love an idea board in the office, it is inspiring and gets the juices flowing, along with a Mojito! Your office is looking gorgeous, and your collection on your desk so fun! Gotta get that pencil holder, I love it.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  5. That is the best quote..."quality is remembered...." so true. Girl, can you style a space.

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  6. Gorgeous inspiration board, along with those fabrics on it! I'd certainly be inspired hanging out in there!

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  7. Love the vodka quote :) You can never go wrong with a fab inspiration board!

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  8. I love your board!! and your desk top is looking amazing! And I love the quality is remembered quote!

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  9. Perfect inspiration board, I need to make one!

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  10. I DO Like! Yes, your office is rock'in!!

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  11. Isn't the layering on the most fun part of the process. It's looking great!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  12. Your inspiration boards are ... Inspirational!! I love that you include quotes and happy photos! I want to be able to bend like that girl in front of the VW ... I used to ... I think!!! Love your styling! xo

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  13. you are well on your way! that little amethyst paper clip holder is darling!

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  14. It's all coming together Sam. Great colors on the board. Definitely starting to see a palette take shape in the space. And of course you also have two of my wish list items on your desk- the brass pencil holder and snakeskin tray. Can't wait for you to pull the camera back and show how it all works together!

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  15. So pretty! Love all of the images and items you chose to display!

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  16. This is really pretty Sam! And I love how organized it is still. What a great and practical way to keep your client's rooms in your head!

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  17. love the tray--pretty and functional!

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  18. One of these days I will get around to doing and inspiration board! I just know I am going to love this office.

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  19. Fabulous collection. I could easily put all of your stuff into my home and be a very happy girl!

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  20. Great board! The happy mess of objects is looking awesome too!

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  21. The Gucci quote is my favorite -- so so true! I'm crazy for your new desk and the styling you've done is looking really great!!

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  22. love your inspiration board!! looks amazing - and love the desk accessories too.
    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  23. This looks great! I NEED to get going on this project myself.. they are so fun to create and change up seasonally. Have fun with the project! I find many women in the blogging world thrive on the craziness:)

    leslie

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  24. Lots of fun going on here !!! Time to change my inspiration board.

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  25. Your desk is looking fabulous!
    A well edited selection of beautiful things.
    Can't wait to see the rest.
    Donna
    thebeneblog.com

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  26. Oh my gosh Sam. I am LOVING this. Such a gorgeous sense of style. I need you to come to my house! ;)

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  27. I love the simplicity of your inspiration board - might have to make one of those myself.

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  28. So good! Your inspiration board is fab, and I must say I can't get my eyes off that little amethyst bowl you are using to house paper clips. Week four and onto styling is definitely a good sign! Keep up the good work.

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  29. Now I am caught up on last week! I can't believe I didn't meet you at the DBC!! I had an AMAZING time. So inspired I couldn't sleep and have been up since 3am. This is looking great!

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