One room challenge week one

One room challenge with The House That Lars Built When it comes to the spaces I live and work in, I’m always itching to rearrange furniture, try a new paint color, and mix up the style. However, it’s hard to make the time unless I have a deadline to motivate me. Anyone else thrive on deadlines?! Lucky for me, I got the kick in the pants that I needed! I’m thrilled to announce our participation in the Fall 2017 One-Room Challenge! Over the course of six weeks, I’ll be one among 20 design bloggers taking you along our redesign process and showing how you too can redesign your space with a few simple steps! From wallpaper and lighting to furniture and rug selection, we’ll show you the ins and outs of the design process starting with these MAJOR BEFORE photos. YIKES! Sometimes you don’t know how bad something is until you look at it through a nice lens…and thousands of followers. It’s going to be a fun ride!

One room challenge with The House That Lars Built We decided to redesign one of our offices that doesn’t get seen too much and because of it, it’s been low on my priority list of things to do. In its current state, the room serves its purpose but not to its full capacity or efficiency and to me good design does all of that AND looks good. Right now it’s just desks for working, a few extra chairs for meetings, and that’s pretty much it. There’s plenty of room for improvement and lots of opportunity for pops. Just looking at these pictures depresses me. Yikes! Thankfully, it’s a great space with wonderful lighting and windows out onto the horse pastures (yes, we indeed have views of horsies!)

One room challenge with The House That Lars Built

How many computers on one desk does it take to run a company…And please note the electric fly swatter on the ground. Keeping it CLASSY! One room challenge with The House That Lars Built I cannot wait to take the depression out of this room. I mean, even literal depression like these deflated cushions on this thrifted chair. We bought this with the intent to make it over and well…here it is…10 months later…

The plan

So! What are we going to do? Some of our main objectives include creating more storage space with additional desks and shelves, as well as making it more suitable for team meetings with additional comfortable and stylish seating. With stark white walls, we also hope to make the space more inviting with rugs, wall hangings, and lighting. I also can’t wait to get my hands on those doors. They are screaming for help!

One room challenge with The House That Lars Built

Check out who else is participating in the One Room Challenge!
One Room Challenge Week 7

See all the weeks here: WEEK 1  |  WEEK 2  |  WEEK 3  |  WEEK 4  |  WEEK 5  |  WEEK 6  |  WEEK 7 

Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | IBB for DWD | The House That Lars Built | Little Green Notebook | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | Old Brand New | Old Home Love |  The Painted House | Megan Pflug Designs | Pink Pagoda | Erica Reitman | Sacramento Street | Simply Grove | Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha *

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I can’t wait to show you more. Heck, I can’t wait to figure out what we’re doing first!

Before photos by Clara Sumsion


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