I am so excited today to be joining several other bloggers for a One Room, Three Ways series hosted by Jennifer Rizzo. I have to say this has been by far one of those most fun blogging things I have done. I have always enjoyed switching things up a bit but always stick with my same general theme so it was fun to mix up my colors a bit more for this! The guidelines for the challenge were to basically take a room and "shop" our home and show it styled three different ways. We were allowed a $100 budget if need to spruce up with fresh flowers or a few pillows or something, but we didn't need to spend anything. We were supposed to rely of furniture placement and using what we already had. Today, tomorrow and the next day we would be showing a different version each day and then Friday will be a recap and link party for anyone that wants to show their restyled spaces.
(If you are new here: we just moved into a new home yesterday. I did this challenge before we packed up our old home. Also, our internet isn't up and running yet at our new home so it may take me a while to respond to any questions or comments but as soon as I have a chance I will get to them!)
I chose to change up our living room. Here is what it looked like the day that I started playing around with things for this challenge:
And here is my first new look:
For this look I went a little more modern. I have to admit this was my favorite one but I didn't keep it this way because it didn't flow with the dining room space that's connected. I took the chairs from the living room and flanked the mirrored chest with them. (The mirrored chest used to be in that spot but had been in the dining room since last fall so I moved it back in here). The trunk I bought at an antique mall right after I graduated from college. Eventually I passed it down to Dana, and then Jason and then it came back to us and it was fun to use it again. I think I have a spot for it in our new house. The black and white pillows are from Target and I bought them for something else but was able to use them for this project. I had planned on swapping out the draperies for the striped gray and white ones in our master bedroom but ran out of time that day (I did all of this right around the time we put our house on the market so I had to work quickly to get everything back in it's place!)
This large picture over the mantel came from our bedroom. I bought it from Pottery Barn back when I was in college with my "birthday money" one year.
I moved the large chalkboard in from the dining room.
The black lampshade and the clock were in our bedroom too so I brought those in to add some black to the mirrored piece.
I love this little spool and scissors from Savvy!
The above images are what I decided upon for option one, but here are a few other things I tried for this black and white look. I added a more graphic pillow and put the chalkboard up on the mantel.
And I also tried switching out the chairs.
Now head on over and check out all of these other rooms for day one. I know I cannot wait to see them all!
I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday! I'll be back tomorrow morning with Look #2!