Week Four. ORC Spring 2017.

Everyone should know the drill here by now ... but just in case you need me to tell you again, Welcome to the One Room Challenge Link Up put on 2 times a year by Linda of Calling It Home. There is an official ORC on Wednesdays where 20 designers and bloggers will dazzle you with their transformations of a room in 6 weeks.  You can check their progress here.  And then she opens it up to the world to compete on Thursdays.  Compete.  With ourselves.  After all, isn't it ourselves that get in our way anyway?

Week Four!! and next week is Photo Time to prepare for the big Reveal.  And I told you I have been at the Furniture Market in High Point North Carolina for the past week.  I am exhausted and it has nothing to do with trying to get this room together!!  5 days of pounding the pavement in High Point looking for new inspiration, sources, and trends to bring home to YOU!  You are welcome!  Oh and did I mention it RAINED the entire time.  ergh.

While I was at market I stumbled upon my "jack rackham" swag ... just what I needed to complete my #KMIProjectRental Dining Room.  If you are confused about why Jack is here, you can read about my inspiration during Week One here.  He does add a little personality don't you think?

This Lucas and McKearn Flambeau light made in New Orleans had me at hello!  They are being shipped ... fingers crossed.  EEK!!

In the meantime, my lion head cabinet hardware came in ... a little lackluster.  So I am going to be zhushing them this weekend.  

I will also be painting my chairs.  Nope, haven't started that.  Good thing the weather is supposed to be a little nicer this weekend. 

Make sure to follow along with all the Link Up participants ... You can find us all here!


Lights. On.

Last week I ditched everything and headed to NYC for the 2015 Architectural Design Home Show.  It was my first ... and will not be my last ... time!  

Smaller than HighPoint and a section "MADE" that brought so many artisans to the show.  Independents creating art, furniture, lighting, everything you can imagine.  Fantastic.

Lighting was a BRIGHT spot!  Some of my favorites ...

Michele Varian

Brendan Ravenhill

The industrial look is still in ... but softer metals, exposed bulbs and even gold/copper/brass dipped bulbs made a big play.  I loved meeting the artists ... Brendan told me the physics behind his lighting ... I laughed and told him how much I appreciated his brain and the beauty he was able to create!!

Happy Hump Day my friends ... keep moving!!

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.