One Room Challenge - Week V (Almost there!)


THIS IS WHAT PROGRESS LOOKS LIKE! 

That's right! If you don't know already, I'm participating in the One Room Challenge Linking Event transforming my master bedroom in 6 weeks! You can see my progress here!

This is the last week before the big reveal (!), and it was messy but productive. Actually, I still have so many things TO DO, that this is going to be a quick post :) 

I moved furniture (again) to make the room more efficient. It did help to have it placed in a certain spot for some time, and actually experience how comfortable it was. Dresser is moving, and mirror too. Leather chair went to my studio - it was too big for the space in the end.

The biggest accomplishment: curtains are up! I hesitated a lot about the color, length, fabric and actually placing a big one behind the bed. I tried that, but it just made the room shrink too much. I was also dying to place some dark wallpaper and decided to wait a bit. But hey! it's happening for sure in a couple of months! I'm so in love with the samples I got :)

To try to balance the off-center window I'm creating a gallery wall and trying to create some visual symmetry. See here:

Also, DIY projects keep happening!! I just can't stop! This is part of a bench makeover, which is going to look FAB! and I'm going (right now) to try to paint some pillow covers! Oh yes!

Still in my TO DO list:

- Dresser and nightstands styling.

- Finalize gallery wall.

- DIY pillow covers.

- Finalize DIY art.

- Install light fixtures (Thank you, baby for helping so much on this one!! and everything else <3)

- Full length mirror.

- New Bedding! :)

We are almost there! Photoshoot happens this weekend and I'm so super excited about it!! :) I've partnered with the talented Nikk Rich for it. Stay tuned!! And thanks again SO MUCH for the support. You all ROCK! xx.

Styling Progress: Basement Apartment

Buenos días!

A couple of friends asked me why I don’t write in spanish more often, so I decided to throw a couple of words here and there to spice things up a little bit. Are you ready? :)

I’ve been working hard these past days on fun styling projects! One of them comes with special good vibes. Welcome to the full-of-memories basement in Adams Morgan, recently renovated! This apartment has lots of stories in it. Three friends of mine have occupied it at some point. Crazy parties, long talks, police coming to check on weird situations. Tons and tons of sleep overs. Even my parents stayed here for a couple of days during my wedding. Tantos recuerdos. And now, I get to style it pretty! 

This is a rental place, always a challenge as I have to work with whatever I get. I went to see it last week, and this is what I found. Lots of potential! New kitchen’s bar, bigger windows, new floors! Even though ceramics are not my favorite, they are much much better than the previous carpet. Trust me. This is luxury here.

We decided to start with the common areas - living room and dining room. So, I came up with some ideas for furniture distribution and basic buys. As always, the couch hunting gets all the attention (you know, this piece could determine the use of space, decor and even the room’s lighting!). We have looked at A BUNCH of options in our budget and will make a final decision this week. So exciting! 

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Have you seen this brand new kitchen? I know the plastic wraps are not that appealing, but it’s going to be preeeettttttty. Breakfast bar? I think so :) And a BIG plus. This apartment has a great room for rent with its own private entrance (pictures show the work in progress) I will be working on it too and try to transform it into a cosy, beautiful space. Can’t wait to show you some after pictures! 

And last but not least, here’s the pink and girly inspiration board we put together. !¿No es lindo?! I’m so jealous. Having pink pillows gets a little bit difficult when sharing the house with a boy. And don’t take me wrong, no stereotypes in here. It’s just that as a couple, you end building your own particular style. In our case, it’s classic and more gray. I will definitely have to share more pictures of my home with you :) 

Would you try any of these ideas? Hope you get some inspiration for your home. xo.