UncategorizedORC: Week 5, Rug Love, Linens & Nail Heads March 6, 2013 By classiccasualhome 43 Comments Welcome back to the One Room Challenge, where 20 bloggers make over one room in six weeks. I’m doing the guest room. This week I added two 3 x 5′ Camden Striped Rugs on either side of the bed. They are on sale at West Elm. Only the smaller sizes are left. I love the look of the rug so much we are using it in a client’s son’s bathroom and in another client’s kitchen sink area. As a recap, I have been doing this on a budget: • already had the bed and light fixtures • Stenciled the wall for about $35 • the curtain fabric was $10/yd • painted an old mirror I already had • the white quilt is from Target’s Shabby Chic line • the blue quilt is from a Ralph Lauren outlet about five years ago • the hemmed stitched sheets are from Garnet Hill (on sale–not on their website now) With a little mallet, I added French nailheads to a stool from Wisteria to give it a little more oomph. It was a little too cramped in the bedroom so it’s been moved to the adjacent bathroom… which reminds me–that room could use some blue touches to coordinate with the bedroom. (And I have to figure out how to stretch this out a couple more weeks to the “Reveal”). This is basically the closest I’ve ever done to a strip tease. I have these swatches up my sleeve. I’m writing this from the Design Blogger’s Conference in Los Angeles. Windsor Smith, Charlotte Moss and Barbara Barry among others gave inspirational talks. There was a central theme for bloggers to speak with your own, unique, distinctive voice. Also, the designers and traditional media stressed the ethical importance of sourcing photographs (Pinterest is not a source, trace back to the origin of the photo). I bought this amazing book, Around Beauty by Barbara Barry and she signed it. Check out what these other ladies have done in the last week… Chattafabulous Chinoiserie Chic the Cottage Mix Cottage & Vine Design Indulgence Design Manifest Everything LEB Hodge Podge Kim Macumber Interiors Little Black Door Matters of Style My Crafty Home Life Nicole Scott Designs Pacific Family Homes Pawleys Island Posh the Peak of Tres Chic the Pink Pagoda Powell Brower Home Simple Details Related Posts7 Stylish Affordable Ways To Personalize Your Rental ApartmentCosy California StyleA Great Fall Weekend in San FranciscoRandom Good Things for SUMMER!