One Room Challenge Week 1: The Plan

Since launching Maxpatch Studio last February, I decided this was the year I was going to tackle the One Room Challenge. And thanks to a client of mine, I found the perfect project for the challenge—a guest room turned nursery for a baby girl on-the-way.

Before: here’s a look at the guest room ready for a nursery makeover

Before: here’s a look at the guest room ready for a nursery makeover

For any new project I start with a site visit and conversations with the client. We discuss intended use, space considerations, design goals/vision, and of course, budget. Our One Room Challenge budget for this project is below $1K for furniture, accessories, paint, lighting, etc.

The design process continues with a brain dump of inspiration on a Pinterest board, followed by style boards to share with the client. For this space, my vision is feminine and playful with floral accents, able to grow with baby over time, and gives mama that dose of pink she’s craving without going overboard. Earthy greens, dusty rose, hints of natural woods and white to keep it fresh—that’s what we’re after.

Earthy hues: dusty rose, moss , emerald, and sage greens, a touch of ochre and pops of white

Earthy hues: dusty rose, moss , emerald, and sage greens, a touch of ochre and pops of white

I love searching Etsy for one-of-a-kind items that can be customized without breaking the bank. I’m super excited about the accessories we’ve found to add personality and warmth to the nursery and can’t wait to share a wall decor DIY in the works.

Handmade, one-of-a-kind accents , natural woods, and lots of texture—all for under $1K

Handmade, one-of-a-kind accents , natural woods, and lots of texture—all for under $1K

Lastly, here’s a sneak peak at the floor plan. It’s a tricky space with lots of doors and windows to work around, but a perfect size to fit all the essentials. Next week, time for paint!

Floor plan drawn to scale so there are no surprises on install day

Floor plan drawn to scale so there are no surprises on install day

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