Welcome to Week One of the House Beautiful #OneRoomChallenge. If that means nothing to you don’t be discouraged all will be explained.
We as designers are notorious for creating amazing spaces in other people’s homes but are victims of the “cobbler’s children have no shoes” phenomenon. The creator of this challenge began in 2011 with the desire to finally finish ONE room in her home, she had the idea to motivate herself and a small group of online friends by setting up a challenge to work along side one another with the goal of having one finished room. She titled the event One Room Challenge™, as it became evident that staying focused on one room, from start to finish, was indeed a challenge.
So now every April and December an official set of 20 designers begin a 6 week journey to complete room. In addition to those 20, hundreds of guest designers (me) launch their own 6 week One Room Challenge.
Introducing the Room
I decided to tackle my bedroom. Actually I’m currently sleeping in another room while this one sits as a repository for all the elements to come. If you follow me on Instagram (you should) you’ll notice I really love a dark room so that’s exactly what I decided to do in this space. With the help of my sponsors my room will become a space that is very much Sarah.
I’ve been wanting to do a black room for a while. In fact check out my black rooms board on Pinterest to see how many rooms I’ve pinned. I’m sharing some of the rooms that have been an inspiration whether due to color or lighting or general feeling.
Here’s the direction I’m headed in. There may be changes along the way depending on availability of some of the elements but each piece so far has been chosen to match the vision I have for the space.
One Room Challenge Week one – Electrical
This week I’m getting the J-boxes installed for my pendants and overhead lights as well as the switches for the pendants. (Think hotel bedside switches)
I’m waiting on my Legrand Adorne switches and outlets to arrive before we do the wall outlets.
Each week I’ll share the progress of the room so you can follow along the journey with me.