The One Room Challenge Week 2

Thank you to everyone who left comments and words of encouragement last week!

I'm lucky to report that I've made some progress in selecting things for my space. I can be pretty indecisive sometimes, but this challenge is pushing me to trust my gut and not overthink.

product-sourcing-ORC-ariannabelle_ I started off by making a list of everything I needed to get and then began sourcing various options for each. Something I found super helpful was to measure and determine the maximum and minimum size I'd want each piece to be, and keep all those measurements in one place that I could reference. Especially with online shopping, the number of choices can be a bit overwhelming, so having a specific size range determined, helps eliminate a lot and narrow down the choices significantly. You may find that like me, there are a lot of things you're drawn to and then think, how am I gonna choose between all of these?? When you determine the ideal size, you'll find many things are either too deep, too tall, or too wide, and so you can quickly dismiss them as options. That makes choosing so much easier and helps avoid costly mistakes and unpleasant surprises!

To get organized I've been using Evernote. I created a notebook to keep everything (notes, photos, bookmarks, etc) in one place, that I can access from my phone, laptop, and desktop. Their little web clipper is so handy. It's one of my favorite digital organization tools.


Here's some of what I've chosen so far:


accent chair / lamp / art / rug / dining chair / basket

Yup neutrals, but don't worry, I'll be adding color with accessories and art.  I like that a neutral base will allow me the flexibility to change things up easily for the holidays, etc.

Some stuff has already started to arrive, like these Minted prints, and more things should be arriving soon. I'll be sharing photos on Instagram, so be sure to follow along!


art prints clockwise from top left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

ORC Fall 2015 Participants

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