One Room Challenge: Week Four with The Mine + Moodboard

This week, I thought I’d give you a look into my creative process by showing you some of the ideas I’ve had for my son’s room for this One Room Challenge. Two weeks ago, I went through the process of choosing the paint color – we decided to go with All White by Farrow & Ball. Jackson’s room is the darkest in our house so it needed a paint color that would brighten it up. The room was painted last week and looks perfect! It feels like an empty canvas ready for the pieces I’ve selected to come in!

I wanted to choose a design that would be easy to update as Jackson gets older and his taste changes. I’m keeping it super simple, as the room serves as both a bedroom as well as a playroom. I’ve chosen a cool palate of grey and blue. This harmonizes well with the rest of our house – something I try to do with all of my projects. I also wanted to find a coffee table where he can play, create art, or build puzzles – which I found at The Mine. Then I found these beautiful vintage boat pennants from McGee & Co. When I came across them I knew they had to go in his room.

One of my favorite things we’ve installed so far is the new rug. Jackson’s nursery rug didn’t quite work with the new bedroom layout and we needed more of the wood floors covered. When I came across a stunning Loloi rug called the Alder Rug on The Mine (which is having a 20% off sale at the moment!). It has arrived and is perfection. I’ve put together a mood board with some of my ideas for the room. For a small room with many challenges, I think it’s coming together perfectly.

THE SOURCES


The Mine – Alder Rug and White Coffee Table
Farrow & Ball – All White Paint
McGee & Co – California Bear Pennant and Newport Pennant
Restoration Hardware – Beck Platform Bed and Avalon Nightstand
Hollywood at Home – Indigo Pillow
Pottery Barn Kids – Gingham Sheets in Charcoal


What’s up next week? I’ll be talking about the lighting selection. A little update on the timing of this season’s One Room Challenge. Due to all of the natural disasters across the country there have been a few delays getting product in time to install. With that being said, for the first time ever ORC is extending this challenge for an extra week. This one means one thing, you get an extra sneak peek at what all of the One Room Challengers are doing. The big reveal will be November 15th!

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGERS


Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

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 | Simply Grove

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC

Blooms in Season: Signs of Fall

The leaves may be changing here in the Bay Area but the weather continues to stay warm. We got a brief glimpse of crispness in the air, which got us all excited for fall layers, but alas it didn’t last. Since we’re slowly seeing signs of Fall coming, Natalie and I thought it was time to bring back Blooms in Season. To kick off the re-launch of this series Natalie outdid herself with this stunner! The mix of ferns, roses and pampas grass is the perfect combination for the start of Fall. Read more to learn about what inspired Natalie.

How do you get inspired with your arrangements when a new season arrives?

As soon as I see the season shift, I settle in for a few days to truly feel ready, and then I run with it. On the first day of Fall this year, the light shifted dramatically and I could see the change. It was that day that I bought my first pumpkin and decided I was ready to leave Summer behind.

What did you use in this arrangement?

Zinnias
Pepper Tree
O’Hara Roses
Money Tree
Pampas Grass
Blue Fern (A variety of Staghorn Fern)

What made you select the variety in this arrangement?

I was inspired by the unexpected palate for Autumn. Even when I am ready to embrace the season, I also like to ease into the palette. There is plenty of time for oranges later in the month so I wanted to start with a nod towards the season without overdoing the color.

A new season brings new blooms, what should everyone expect to see in the next month when it comes to flowers?

As the season unfolds we’ll start to see more fall foliage such as maple leaves, zinnias, the last of the dahlias, bittersweet and the last rose bloom.

To get inspired by past Blooms in Season posts – click here.

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Images by Caitlin Flemming for Sacramento Street

One Room Challenge: Week Three

Artwork for a toddler’s room can be difficult. Their interests change quickly, so investing in art is futile. I decided the best thing to use in Jackson’s room was his own art. Every week, he comes home so excited to show us the art he’s completed at preschool.

I solicited the help of Heather Day to complete an art project with Jackson. I have to say, I have never see him happier. He went wild with paint, spraying water everywhere, and literally dancing in the paint. Over a week later his toes are still blue.

He painted on a large canvas – abut 6 feet by 6 feet. Now that the paint has dried I’m trying to figure out which portion of the canvas to use in him room – I love it all! Stay tuned for the final reveal that will showcase this fun masterpiece. I’m thrilled with how it turned out. And Jackson loves that his artwork will be highlighted in his big boy room.

Next week, I’ll be sharing details about the full mood board behind the pieces I’ve selected for his room.

THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGERS


Boxwood Avenue | Coco & Jack | Design Manifest | Dwell with Dignity

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 | Simply Grove

Jill Sorensen | Sugar & Cloth | Vintage Rug Shop | Waiting on Martha

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC

Images by Caitlin Flemming and Heather Day

Entertaining: New Traditions for the Holidays

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

Thanksgiving holds a special place in my heart. Growing up as a child in Mexico, it was always a challenge to put together the traditional Thanksgiving meal. We usually had a gathering with other ex-pat friends, and the gathering was always packed with interesting and diverse people. This year, we plan to travel to Oregon to visit family. The table will be bursting with our growing families, so I offered to set up our first table set-aside solely for the kiddos!

I partnered with World Market to put together the perfect table that the kids will enjoy. I tried to keep the table in a style that would go well with the main table, but also have some special items to keep them entertained. The little place marks have colored pencils inside, along with cards to draw on. Beautiful orange napkins against a simple square white plate, add a festive spirit to the mix. Probably my favorite item on the table, are the copper mugs. No worries about breaking their cups, and they can be used later for adults to enjoy a hot beverage! Finally, I nearly did a backflip when I found poppers to give add a festive spirit. We have always had poppers at Christmas, but why not bring them out for Thanksgiving too?

Let me tell you, I can’t wait to get back to World Market for the holiday décor. There were so many great things and I have such a soft spot for this time of year. Family, friends, and gatherings of the heart, make this my favorite time of year.

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This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.