The Color Restraints:
I had to trust the material chose and how they interacted with color. Initially my color palette had a pop of blue for the bathroom. I envisioned the colors for the material for the space being white-ish gray tones and the floor tile dark wood, but as things typically happen in design, a road block had me switch gears. Finding the wood tile to match my original wood tile in my home was quite a challenge and my color palette shifted to a floor to ceiling tile to in the shower and on the floor.
I needed to shift gears on the color, but I was fighting myself because I really wanted a "pop of color". Surprisingly, neutrals are really challenging because you have to make the monotony interesting despite having minimal color pop. The gray-black board and batten paired perfectly with the "Scott and Living" Textured Geometric 3D peel and stick wall paper from Lowe's.
With neutrals, playing with tones, patterns and textures is how I kept the energy interesting in the space. The lines in the wallpaper became the design muse for the space. I used circles and lines in creams and whites to form a cohesive room that bounces throughout the space. The neutral of the cream next to the dark paint plus the mixed metal warmth of the fixtures kept the space warm, peaceful and inviting. It is the perfect vibe for a guest to feel when the enter any space in a home.
Although I love a pop of color, I had to use some restraint from the overall feel of the room. I chose to use color in my flowers in the space instead of color in the material. You can see that you can still get pops of color in a space without painting a wall bright blue. There is still a bit of editing to do on the décor, but overall I'm pleasantly surprised by the color in the space. It's still enough to keep me satisfied in my love of color.
Variety is Vital
Nothing grinds my first-world-problem gears more than a space with décor that all came from the same place. A room with items from a variety of places typically feels more authentic. I try to visit a variety of places so my items have a little more depth. If there are any items you love in this space, let me know and I'll share them. I hope to tag all the items in a near future post.
This project was hard, and I really had to challenge myself to do things I have never done before. I installed light fixtured, designed a bathroom, created a board and batten wainscoting, wallpapered an entire room, etc. I'm proud of the space that I envisioned and brought to life. I absolutely could not have done this without the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE COMMUNITY and you all.
Someone asked me what I get for doing this project and I explained that got way more out of it than I put in. I was able to complete a DIY shelf that I will share a how-to on a later date. This challenge gave me accountability to complete a space in a deadline, I expanded my IG community, and and added bonus, space that was literally a storage of junk before. I'm still shocked that in 8 weeks we were able to turn
I'm have more spaces to work on, but for now I'm definitely going take a break before I jump in to the next space. Follow me on https://www.instagram.com/rejigthecrib/ for more of my projects. In the mean time, I'm going to check out all the other spaces of some talented people that did a One Room Challenge and I encourage you to do the same @ https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/blog/orcspring2021wk8
I'd love to know what you think. What are your favorite parts? Was it what you envisioned? Now that the challenge is over, is there something different you'd like to see?
Thank you for your support! ❤