Serene hanging chair stuffed with blue pillows and a blanket.
(via Marie Claire Maison)

Aand the packages have started arriving (see the room preview with all the pieces here)! It’s always fun receiving mail, and especially so when it’s the decor for your One Room Challenge. As the pieces sit together waiting to be arranged, it’s interesting to see the room’s character build and its palette develop just from the pieces being together. Next step: paint! The walls are currently a horrible dark brown, and the room is in desperate need of some bright white. And the faux-bois wall needs to be covered (I wish we could paint over that, but our landlady is attached to it… she painted it herself!). After that, the room needs some plant life, and before I know it the six weeks will be over. Make sure to check out the rest of the linking participant’s entries on Calling it Home, and I’ll see you next week for the last-week craze!

One Room Challenge: Decor Update | Thou Swell

It’s hard to make sense of things without the pieces tied together with the bigger pieces (sofa and chairs) but I love the combination of patterns and the collected feeling the room’s got so far.


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  1. Vel wrote:

    Wow, lots of eye-candy here, I am for certain, that this room is gonna be fabulous! Excited to see it all come together Kevin!

    Posted 4.24.15 Reply
  2. Emily Cochran wrote:

    I’m so impressed with EVERYTHING.. you’re my new fave blogger to stalk. And I mean that in the least creepy way possible 🙂

    Posted 4.24.15 Reply
  3. Erin | Holtwood Hipster wrote:

    Introduced to your blog through the ORC. Spent some time this morning catching up with your latest project and past posts here on your blog, which is lovely by the way! I’m a big fan of white paint on the walls. It does so much to brighten things up and create a clean base for the rest of the design. Good call! Appreciate the limitations and challenges trying to work within a rental agreement as well. Love the elements you are pulling together and will be checking in to see how the plan is evolving!

    Posted 4.24.15 Reply
    • Thank you so much Erin, I’m excited to see how the white brightens the room! And fun to work with limitations, as challenging as they are 🙂

      Posted 4.25.15 Reply
  4. Lisa Canning wrote:

    Loving all the texture!!!! Excited to see it in full context!

    Posted 4.24.15 Reply