Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The One Room Challenge: Week 2


Hi friends!  Well... it's week 2 of The One Room Challenge and my little office is slowly but surely coming together. 


In case you missed my first post, I shared my desire to turn an empty, unloved room in to my home office.  I've often dreamed of having a place to blog from (aside from lying on my bed with laptop on my stomach...), and a place to work and design from would be nice, too!  This unloved room I speak of is an awkward open space just outside the guest bedroom.  I believe the architect's initial vision was for the room to be a gathering/entertaining space for guests. When I first moved in, I tried to turn it in to just that.  I bought a sofa from Z Gallerie, but then quickly discovered it had a bad crack in the wood base.  I hate to give a company bad press... but unfortunately when I asked for it to be replaced, ANOTHER defective sofa was delivered.  Here's a picture of my momentary happiness with the dud of a sofa (at least it looks pretty, right?) :


After the sofa debacle, I was too exhausted to try and finish the room and decided to give this design a hiatus.  

So... NOW is the time I am finally going to show this room some love!  
With the 6 week time limit of the ORC, I have had to kick it in to high gear and buy most of the office furnishings from stores rather than order anything online.  I decided this python beauty would give my office some much-needed swagger and make a great desk chair:


Would you believe I found this bad boy at Thomasville Furniture?  I would never have imagined to find something so unique in a traditional furniture store... that'll teach me for making assumptions.

I really want to go outside my usual aesthetic and add in an industrial feel to the space, so I chose a distressed zinc desk from Mecox Gardens:



I don't want it to feel too stuffy or formal (it's a workspace after all), and I knew if I went with a glass-top desk I'd be too nervous to sketch and render on it.  I also wanted to break away from the oft-used parsons desk, and for some reason this zinc one really charmed me.
The only thing is, I will need to find a way to add in some storage since the desk doesn't have any drawers.  Still, I am thankful 2 of the most important pieces have been purchased and I am thrilled with both!

I hope you'll stay tuned as the room evolves....

Here's a list of the other bloggers participating in the One Room Challenge- go and check out what they've been up to this past week! 

31 comments:

  1. that chair offers more than just swagger my love, it's fantastic. Bummer about the sofa, that set up does look great but not so useful if you can't actually sit down.

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  2. ME loves these chairs! I actually love your current coffee table too. But the new one is so boss.

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  3. Love the chair!! The skirt is so fab! Desk is awesome too! Love me some mecox

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  4. Oh yeay Sam!! Love it! The desk is spectacular. I love Mecox its one of my faves here. The storage art will be easy to figure out. And that Python chair is gorge!! Nice to know about Thomasville...I would have never entered that place.....hmmm.... You are running a mile a minute! It will be fab!

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  5. Wow Sam, that python chair. What an amazing find!

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  6. That chair is AMAZING, nice find, Sam! It will be a great look paired with your industrial desk!

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  7. Great scores!! How can it go wrong with those in the mix!! Happily following your progress!

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  8. I do think it's exciting to start a room totally from scratch - a comlete blank canvas. A great chair.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. I love the desk and the chair. Great pieces.

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  10. That python chair is the best! Your desk is fabulous, too, but remember you won't be able to draw on that bumpy desktop, so maybe an acrylic piece as a desk blotter or something? just thinking if it were me..I need smooth!
    Good luck with it all. Can't believe your sofa issues.. good grief!
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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    1. I know - you are so right! I am going to have to find a desk pad to write on.

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  11. I love the chair and the desk! I would never have expected to find something that chic in Thomasville either. I need to expand my horizons, clearly! This space is going to be so fantastic -- I can't wait to see what you do next!

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  12. That chair is so cool, I cant believe you found it there! I LOVE the color and shape of it.

    Too bad about the sofa- such a bum deal when the second sofa was delivered defective!

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  13. That chair would make me happy every time I went into my office. It is grand!

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  14. Dude Sam. That chair is RADICAL. I don't use that word lightly. Okay maybe I do. But still I love it. Can't wait to see more progress. :)

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  15. AHmazging desk. The chair is perfect too, but wow I'd love to see that desk in person.

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  16. I am the same way, when I get let down from a piece of furniture, or something....I avoid it for a long time. You will be so happy when this space is done. I love Mecox, and the desk is spot on. That chair is so fun, you will never want to leave this room.

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  17. Nice, I like where it's going. Can't wait to see the big reveal.

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  18. I agree with all the comments above - SWEET python chair. I wish I had your picture for a recent post I did on snakeskin in honor of the Year of the Snake. Can't wait to see what you do with the room in the remaining 4 weeks!

    Jeanne
    www.cozystylishchic.com

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  19. The Zinc desk is gorgeous ... you will love that and I am hoping that not having desk drawers in my desk will help me not accumulate quite so much stuff!! xo

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  20. Well.....I love the desk and chair so in my opinion this room is going to be great! Too bad for that sofa. What a hassle that must have been.

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  21. Sorry about the sofa problems, that does put a damper on things, but it looks like you have made some really fun choices so far,
    Kathysue

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  22. Love where this is going. Must have been so frustrating about the sofas!

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  23. The chair rocks!! I can't wait to see it with the table. Love zinc.

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  24. So excited about this space, can't wait to see more!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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