One Room Challenge: The Vintage Vinyl Library Week 5

We’re getting dangerously close to crunch time and there are so many finishing touches that need to come together before this amazing space is complete.  Next week will be all about styling those gorgeous shelves and other surfaces, but in the mean time there are some feature pieces that we finally nailed down after hemming and hawing for weeks over the perfect choices! 

1 – The Tables.  Because of the layout and use of this particular room, we were really limited in table options.  We needed multi-functional pieces that could equally serve as a place to kick up your feet or rest your glass and could easily be moved to convert coffee table into end table when the sofa pulls out into a bed.  We went through a number of ideas before serendipitously stumbling on what could only be described as the HomeGoods find of the century.  Caramel leather & brass tables with storage racks underneath will sit side by side, beautifully complementing the warm tones and textures across the room and giving us that form and function we were searching for.  And this, friends, is why we believe in the genius of high/low shopping.

HomeGoods  - $49.99 each (genuine leather)

HomeGoods - $49.99 each (genuine leather)

2 – The Cornice.  Window treatments, in all of their simplicity, completely finish a room.  They are what we consider to be the belt…a clean, simple and small but interesting and beautiful item that makes the entire look feel put together and sophisticated.  In this case, we wanted something somewhat basic that brought out the tone of the wall color we love so much and played off of the masculinity of the space.  A tonal woven fabric cornice in just the right combination of blues, finished with brass nail heads.  A coordinating bench cushion will sit inside the built-in.

3 – The Lamp.  Lighting is always an essential element in any room.  This subtle yet powerful piece had to feel both vintage and modern, subdued but strong.  The metal tripod base gives us that delicate element we were looking for while the coordinating brass shade provides balance and edge with its weight.  The angle at which the floor lamp shines though is the key, creating that reading nook vibe indicative of a cozy library.

Follow along with the other ORC Guest Participants here and be sure to stay tuned for our final reveal of this Vintage Vinyl Library next week!