Welcome back to the One Room Challenge- We've made it to Week 4 and I am really doing pretty well with getting everything done by the deadline, but there are so many last minute things to finalize...its getting SERIOUS! The most time consuming elements are really the finishing touches, the last few details that take a room from good to great - those items have taken a back seat to the major components. That's when a deadline starts to make me anxious, so count me among those who are starting to get a little TENSE!
Welcome back to my One Room Challenge! Where designers volunteer to transform a room in 6 weeks and write about the process. And, here I am at the halfway mark - Week 3. I DID think that I was making good progress toward the finish, and I am certainly pleased with how everything is turning out...but seriously....that was the fastest three weeks ever! And there are only 2 weeks left before I need to photograph and be ready for the reveal!! We are all feeling the pressure of the time frame, but be sure and check in on the other participants- we love having you follow along and keep the good thoughts and comments coming. Some of the Wednesday posts are are certainly keeping me amazed at all the great inspiration.
So now we are really into the process and as excited as I am to be involved, it DOES create lots of nerves! Be sure and visit ORC on Wednesdays to see the "main attraction"!
I am so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge as a linking partner! I have read with interest and pleasure all the posts of the talented designers and bloggers that have participated and I am looking forward to my first time...as an introduction, the One Room Challenge was started by Linda of Calling it Home a few years ago and it has become a blogging event that I have looked forward to each year!
Do you love blue and white china? "Traditional" or "classic" design? Do you have an item that seems oddly "oriental" that you associate with your mother, grandmother or other family member? And you like it, but not quite sure how to fit it in?
For as long as I can remember, I have loved the stories told about historical homes, personal tidbits about a certain item of furniture or family "heirlooms". I always found the romance in the wear pattern on a stone step, or the marks made from years of handling - these things make the past very real for me. I have often thought that is why families have traditions of any sort - turkey at Thanksgiving, honored routines on special occasions - they connect us to our homes, our families and the generations, past, present and future.
Today begins a Wednesday feature on the blog highlighting how "Old" becomes "New" in interesting ways. In my work I am known for respecting period features, honoring family legacy, and infusing my designs with contemporary flair. Incorporating a modern sensibility and a classic foundation really creates the best of both worlds in my view.
Today is the launch of a new blog series and a completely renewed blog for me! I have been in the process of some big changes at Meredith Bohn Interior Design and I can't wait to show them to you.....but for today, here is a sneak peak!!
The nature of interior design in general, and Designer Show houses especially...is that the designer has to be able to ADJUST!! Items are late or unavailable, plans have to be modified due to circumstances or hidden details that pop up, and sometimes something that looked good on paper, just didn't work as well as the designer hoped. Things happen and we have to solve the problem and roll with the punches.....
Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn toward stone houses. At first, my attraction had to do with the solid sense of history, the sense of richness with stone that one does not get in a simple clapboard or shingle construction. Then, as I experienced the interior of a stone construction, I was especially drawn to the thickness of the walls, creating deep window embrasures, just made for a cat to sit in or a possible opportunity for a window seat to curl up and read.