One Room Challenge: Week Two
Welcome to ORC, week 2! As a refresher, I’m redoing my mom’s pool house, you can read about it here. Everything is coming together and I’m really excited! This has been a dream of mine because we are using some of my favorite fabrics. And since I’m doing this for my mom, I get to visit all the time. So, it’s pretty much a gift to myself.
We have the plan finalized. I’m not going to give it all away because what fun would that be? But, here is the fabric plan I presented…
Tweaks have been made to what I presented. The pink is a no go. Bummer! My mom is not a pink lady. I am. However, I am absolutely thrilled that both patterned fabrics are happening in a big way. I am beside myself with excitement!
With the major pieces decided and ordered, we’re onto deciding about art.
My family is big on art. Judging by this first image that I showed you from my mom’s living room.
All the walls in my mom’s home are covered with large pieces of art. However, there is one wall that has been bare. The pool house wall, above the fireplace.
Sad, sad wall.
Ultimately, this is my mom’s home so she does get to make the final decision but I have made some art suggestions.
Paul Ferney is a favorite artist of mine. He’s also a very nice guy who I’ve commissioned to do pieces for me several times. And he’s local, based out of San Francisco. He recently did an amazing series of beaches on the California coast. I’d ideally like one of those.
My dad, who passed away five years ago, was a character, to put it lightly. One thing he would always do is swim with a speedo on. He wasn’t some major sport fanatic or a crazy talented swimmer, no, he just loved a good costume. One of his favorite speedos was one he picked up in Australia. I’d love to frame the speedo and get a really large matte for it.
This is a pool house. We are in California. Wouldn’t one of his famous Palm Springs prints be so fitting?
And there you have it. My choices. My mom hasn’t committed to any of them so we may be without art on the final reveal. Ultimately, it’s her choice and art can take time to pick. What say you? Which one would you choose?
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