Thursday 14 April 2016

The Roof Top Severy - One room Challenge Week 2

Good gracious, how is it Thursday & week 2 of the One Room Challenge already!!! 
If you are new here, thanks for stopping by. 

If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge let me give you the skinny. The ORC was started by Linda from Calling It Home 5 years ago. Linda invites & challenges 20 design bloggers to transform one room in their home (or a daring client) in 6 weeks & give weekly updates on Wednesdays. Here's this seasons line up & it's good, like really good!

 Thursday are for the Guest Participants, thats me & about 199 others! This is my second time participating. You can see my first one here.

This time around my Mom & her husband, Dave are the clients. I've designed a servery on the top floor of their mulit-level town house. At the very top of the stairs is a small space, 10 ft x 6 ft to be exact & the door to access to the roof top terrace is located there. It really is a beautiful out there, it backs on to a ravine & it does feel like you are in the treetops. My scheme was inspired & has a gentle nod to The Beverly Hills Hotel with a bit of cottage chic mixed in & touch of whimsy. 

Heres the original plan.

And after rounding out the budget & sourcing the design plan has evolved to this & I actually love it even more.

This week not much work has happened. I sourced the Black & White floor tile & was going for this triangular pattern.


In the end, this classic 12 x 12 porcelain black & white checker board floor won out. Some compromising was done by all in order to keep the dreaded budget in check. Fingers crossed, tiling will start next week.

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We purchased the wall sconces & after much deliberation these babies from IKEA are going up, but first the brushed nickel will become matte black.

Hopes were very high on getting a black bar sink but the cost was just too steep, were going round & stainless & the black faucet remains. Too bad both were sold out, so we gotta wait on those.

The paint situation is also in check.

Here is still so much to do.... honestly the fact that this is not happening at my own home makes me feel a little out of control.

Below is the master list of things to complete - note that nothing has been crossed off the list. The electrician & tiler will begin early next week along with the cabinetry. Hopefully I will have more to share with you next Thursday.

replace flooring
built millwork
counter top
black glass floating shelf
install wall lights
stairwell lighting
make & install under counter skirt
bring in a fridge & dishwasher
cabinet hardware
door hardware
paint exterior door
paint walls including the stairwell & handrail
carpet stairs

Until next week my friends & don't forget to check out all of the other Guest Participants.


  1. Love the door color you chose! The tiling will look fantastic as well. Can't wait to see things installed.

    1. Thanks Kate! I love the green too, I always like to include something unexpected.

  2. This is going to be such a great space! Can't wait to see that floor!!!

    1. Thank you Tammy, there has been so much deliberation about this floor.You can't go wrong with classic B&W!

  3. I am really excited to see how this turns out! This is going to be such a fun space! Love your choices.

    1. Thank you so much Celine, this little space is going to pack a punch!

  4. Hollie I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

  5. Your mom is so lucky to have this space! It will be beautiful when you are done with it. It's nice that the color scheme won't distract from the view!

    1. Thank you so much for following along, I'm really excited to see this space evolve over the next few weeks.

  6. Love what I am seeing...This space is so fun, youthful, and vibrant...Love it!


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