This is the week where allllll the little things have not gone to plan. Right on time.
Let’s just focus on all of the good news though, we have made some progress! This weekend we installed a new light fixture and for once, it was an easy install! We purchased two completely different lights for the space and took a vote on Instagram to help us decide. In the end, the most popular one ended up being our favorite as well, and we can officially check that off of our list!
The weird part – I would LOVE to link this, but the weirdest thing happened! Maybe this happens all the time, but it’s a first for me. It’s called the Darren chandelier. I have the box and charge from Pottery Barn to prove it. However, it’s now no where to be found on their site or the inter webs. So strange- right? If you do manage to find it, it’s quite lovely and the perfect scale for a large dining room table or a room with vaulted ceilings like ours. We’re really excited about it and can’t wait to share more pics!
Next up was another larger purchase for the space, a rug! We’ve kept things pretty neutral with the dark walls and wood and white accents, so color was important here, and I’ve been drawn to muted tones lately. We originally had a rug selected from Magnolia, but after seeing this rug on an amazing sale at Rugs USA over Easter, we pulled the trigger.
We also started tackling the feature wall where the TV is. Originally when first scheming and dreaming for the space weeks ago, I saw a plaid wall in my head, but couldn’t find an exact example of what I was thinking or any inspiration that was even close. So, we decided to switch gears to the brick that’s in our mood board in week 1.
Then, literally Tuesday of this week, I was minding my own business, just scrolling through Instagramland, when the absolutely amazing Studio McGee basically made my jaw drop. In one of their new projects, they have a plaid wall that’s getting installed, and it was EXACTLY what I had been looking for as inspiration for ours. I quickly hopped on the computer and started making some mock-ups to find the perfect pattern for our wall.
First up was almost the same exact pattern that they used, but with the horizontal molding on the upper half of the wall.
Next was balancing out the top horizontal molding with matching pieces near the bottom. I liked where this was headed, but thought it looked a little busy for our space.
I was instantly more happy with this version (ignore all of the boxes, that’s me placing “furniture” in my head), but didn’t know if balancing out the tv with art worked with the pattern.
But then after centering the TV on the molding, I loved the look on the wall, but not how it would actually look in the space. This would push the deepest piece of furniture we had in the space essentially in the corner, and make things look unbalanced.
Lastly was this layout! Something with some height (maybe a leaning mirror? Faux tree? Blanket ladder? I should probably get shopping) on the right, and then a little grid of frames on the right. I’m leaning towards this option as of right now, but will be sharing little updates over on Instagram as I play around with the space!
Look at that, we managed to keep this post almost completely positive despite all the crazy that’s happening behind the scenes! I’m off to go work on our Murphy bed, and hope to share those details next week!
As always, be sure to hop on over to the ORC blog to check out all of the amazing progress posted each week!