One Room Challenge-Glamily Room-Week 3


Jonathan-Louis-Radley-Sectional-MacysI am thrilled to share Week 3 of the One Room Challenge with you because there is progress. I had almost given up hope of being able to find a sectional with everything that I wanted.  The configuration, fabric, comfort and price! 

The really stylish ones were either like sitting on a park bench or a bean bag. I wanted one that had deep seating but was firm and you didn’t sink like quick sand. I narrowed the style down to track arms and clean lines because it is so versatile. I originally wanted the one above from Macy’s but thought that it was too big and too expensive.

After more measuring I realized that it would fit. Go big or don’t bring it home!!!  I went back to show my husband and it was on sale for over 40% off. It was a done deal. I am so excited!!! It gets delivered next Friday.

In my 20 years of adult life I have only had 4 couches. An antique one that was given to me and that a friend helped me reupholster, the IKEA Ektorp (which I loved), a poufy padded leather number with recliners that haunted me for years and my current craigslist find that is officially thread bare. So this was a big deal for me.

It is lighter than I am comfortable with as far as stains are concerned, but I bought the protection plan and called it a day. 

Still loving this inspiration pic the most. 

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Eclectic home office design by los angeles media and blogs Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

I am going to love the contrast against the dark walls. Speaking of dark walls. We are painting this weekend!!! That is the other progress that I am so excited about.

I chose Black Heron by Valspar. It was the truest black in my home. It doesn’t have brown, green or purple undertones. I was happy to see it listed as one of the Top Black Paint Colors according to Jenna Burger. The white color that I chose is Quail Egg by Valspar. It is a warm white that contrasts the White Dove trim. The rest of my living space will be Quail Egg.


This is my current pillow crush from H&M

Next week I will share my lighting choice from Lamps Plus, more before pictures, and hopefully a little preview of the paint. 

If you’re wondering about how we did on the garage….We made lots of progress. I can see the light at the end of the pit! 

My To Do List:

  • Pick out and purchase sectional, rug, and ottoman
  • Sell existing furniture
  • Paint
  • Install new shades and curtains
  • Choose new lighting (I have a few in mind from Lamps Plus)
  • Hang gallery wall around TV
  • Hang mirrors above sofa
  • Art above piano…possibly a DIY

Feels good to have crossed something off!!! 

    Follow along with the progress of the other participants this week at Calling it Home




    3 thoughts on “One Room Challenge-Glamily Room-Week 3

    1. I’m so excited for you! That was huge to just find the sectional and start painting. Now is the time to prep yourself for the mess you will be living with for a while. It’s going to get worse before it gets better! But really, the whole garage? Couldn’t you just make his favorite dinner? Oh well, I hope you found your brushes!

    2. I’m so behind in keeping up with your blog and your ORC but, when I do get the chance to read some and look at all your beautiful photos, I must say…I’m lovin’ it!! I have a crush on the pillow from H&M too. It says to me: “oh yeah, I’m bold! But you can still cuddle with me!” Also, “Black Heron” describes the color perfectly! I agree, no undertones of any other color, just soft black that draws you in and makes you feel warm all over!! 🙂 Good Job!


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