Moving right along, friends! Hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend! The weather is finally amazing in Michigan! Feels so good to finally have sun and warm air outside. So, this week for the One Room Challenge… the rug has arrived! I know last week I questioned getting a second rug to compare, but I actually love the first one that came.
It completely warms up the space, and I love how the colors play off of the furniture. There’s just enough rust to compliment the chairs, and enough gold/beige to have the color of the sofa make sense. I also love that the navy doesn’t really compete with the black walls. It just works!
I knew I wanted a wood coffee table to warm up the sleek black room, so I brought back an oldie but goodie that we had in our basement. This is about ten years old from World Market. I had it in here years ago and swapped it for a marble tulip table when I was feeling a mid-century vibe. Typically I give furniture to family or I’ll try to sell it, but I held on to this wood table because I loved it so much. I’m so happy to find a use for it again. I moved the tulip table to our office, and it’s actually been so great to have in there! Just another homework station for our current at-home learning situation! #quarantined
So here’s the wood coffee table now in the ORC space, and it’s doing exactly what I’d hoped it would do: adds just enough rustic charm to what will otherwise be a modern/sleek space.
Of course I didn’t waste any time starting to style it, even though the rest of the room isn’t close to being done. Lol! Styling is my favorite part. Couldn’t help myself. Plus a Mother’s Day gift arrived and it was like angels started singing when it was set down in its perfect home:
I’ve had my eye on that coffee table book and it was worth every penny! If you’re ever wondering what to buy me as a gift, you can’t go wrong with a coffee table book; especially one filled with gorgeous interiors!
Ok, friends, can we talk about THE MOST AMAZING DELIVERY EVER? Look what arrived from Universal Furniture!
Had to get a little messy before it got beautiful. Lol!
I’m dead! Dead, I say! It’s the Simon Display Cabinet, with beveled glass and metal front doors, and interior lighting!! This will be a dream to style! It was the opposite of a dream to get in the house, but we won’t focus on that. Lol! Let’s just say this is high quality and heavy. So incredibly thankful to Universal Furniture for their sponsorship!
Side note, I bought that vintage trunk at a thrift store last summer and I knew as soon as I measured these cabinets that it would fit up there and be perfect! Needs a good dusting, but it’s beautiful!
Let’s Talk Details…
There’s two small changes made in here that can mostly be appreciated in person, but I wanted to share anyway so that you can see that they’re worth doing in your own home.
- I swapped out the outlet covers for black ones. Wall outlets bug me to begin with- just acne on a wall. But after I painted the room black (Benjamin Moore Jet Black), it took my annoyance with them to a whole new level. So I ordered black ones and it helped a ton! They’re super inexpensive (under $2 each). I didn’t realize they would be so shiny. The matte ones were way more expensive, but in retrospect, I’d probably go with the matte ones. Maybe I still will, we’ll see. Either way, big improvement!
- I replaced our floor vents. They got a little damaged/warped when we replaced our hardwood floors last year, and they weren’t the prettiest. Have you looked at vents recently? There’s actually quite a selection of styles these days! We settled on these…
Ok, friends! That’s the scoop for this week! Fingers crossed next week we start working on the arch trim going on the sofa wall! Here it is in its current state:
To read the plans for this wall, visit WEEK ONE. It’s going to add so much character to the space!
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