Time for the BLING! ORC Week #5!

If you have seen crazy women driving around looking a little frazzled, it is thanks to Linda who brought us all together for the Second One Room Challenge.   

We've been wallowing in the neutral zone ... and I don't for a minute want you to think this room is BORING! 

Our desire for a Keeping Room began as my client started connecting to the sound of this ... where the family can lounge, relax, read, play games or just hang while she is in the kitchen putting together a meal.  

Not only are there no mudrooms in these Colonials of the 60's and 70's, The great room was only beginning to be considered.  The Keeping Room is truly the precursor of this Great Room.  So to move FORWARD, we must go BACKWARD!!  

We all know the party is in the kitchen, so we are bringing it home with the Keeping Room!

To help bring in the warmth of our neutral palate, I wanted texture and layering.

My favorite layering effect is a Sea Grass Rug and Animal Skin.  We chose a custom Sea Grass so we could make the most of the rug in the space.  Remember my guidelines on a good cut and bound rug?

Then the Skin!  

Remember the Tiffany Lamp?  It is Gone Baby Gone!!  ... and here, in it's place, is our Bling!

I gave you my trick for finding the perfect chandelier size in the first One Room Challenge ... you can get the details here!

We have brought Bling UP and Bling DOWN this room!  We are pulling together the last touches of our Keeping Room ... and cannot wait for the big Reveal next week!!!

It has been such fun working with my client on this room ... it is becoming functional and beautiful ... the perfect MIX.

Don't forget to check in with my other ORC Girls ... they are knocking it out of the Park!!



Beth - Chinoiserie Chic                    Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence             Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge                   LisA - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy                       Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life           Alison - My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon                       Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs
Julia - Pawleys Island Posh             Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home      Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily                         Lindsay - Sadie + Stella