One of the things we love most about this industry is the sense of community and incredible support that designers offer one another. Unlike so many other creative fields, Interior Designers tend to look past the competitive streak and find beauty in inspiring one another. This drives us on a daily basis. When One Room Challenge began, it became an instant phenomenon, for obvious reasons. Yes, it is fun to look at beautiful spaces all day…after all that’s what HGTV dreams are made of. But more so, it is so amazing to be able to immerse ourselves in the process – watching spaces come to life – understanding every piece from concept to installation, as seen through the eyes of its maker. What an incredible gift to give to designers. We are so blessed to be a part of this extraordinary world and are beyond excited to be a part of this year’s ORC. We hope it inspires you!
This very special room has been one of our favorites to work on because of the genuine love and adoration the owners have for its purpose. Referred to as The Vintage Vinyl Library, this small, 10x14; room will be jam-packed with style and functionality. Not only will it double as a guest room with a queen-size sleeper sofa (yes, there certainly are beautiful sleeper sofas as you’re about to find out) – but also a magical place for the owners to indulging in their great love of music.
As the couple shares this space as their sanctuary, we wanted the room to feel equally masculine and feminine. It was also important to incorporate a retro nod that the vintage vinyls so deserve, while ensuring the room felt modern, bold and a bit forward...a place to have fun with everything from design to end use.
Our concept began with saturated color from floor to ceiling. Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray is an all-time favorite due to its unique ability to be both vibrant and subdued at the same time. The rich combination of teal, navy and gray achieves this balance between handsome and pretty that we absolutely adore. Taking the color from crown to base moulding creates a moody feel reminiscent of a library or study...a great place to start.
The next piece of the puzzle was to ensure we found a great (equally comfortable and beautiful) sleeper sofa that would feel like it belonged in the room but serve the right purpose as well. We knew velvet and tufting would get us there and that we wanted to stick with rich, jewel tone hues…what we weren’t planning on was finding the perfect fit in a West Elm sofa that offered us more than one awesome option. So now the question was – monotone layers in vivid shades of blue or a nostalgic palette in a variety of berries?