One Room Challenge

Setting The Mood: Week 7 Of the One Room Challenge

This is week 7 of the One Room Challenge! Just about one week until the REVEAL! I missed the update post for week 6 because it wasn’t until the end of the week before the room was painted!

If you are checking in and missed it, this room is being completed as part of the One Room Challenge.  Thanks to the organizer of this fantastic event year after year for 10 years! Linda, we so appreciate what you have done for this community!

And to add to the fun, Apartment Therapy is the media sponsor this season.

Here is a way to track back from the beginning.

Week 1- What is a Listening Room? ||  Week 2- The Design Plan 
Week 3- Designing a Listening Room Media Wall  || Week 5- Statement Lighting & Finishes

Doused in a Moody Brown

The most notable improvement is that the room has been completely covered in a beautiful moody brown, Sealskin by Sherwin Williams (SW 7675).

The name of this color is absolutely perfect. It’s rich and velvety, like a seal’s skin. We are smitten with this color!

The sputnik style light fixture embellishes the ceiling without being too strong.

Gallery Wall

With the paint complete, we can turn our attention to styling the room. Perpendicular to the media wall will be a full gallery wall of memorabilia and posters from concerts my clients have attended.

We have partnered with my favorite framing resource again, Custom Picture Frames to create a wall like this scaled line drawing.

We are also going to reframe this art with a larger wood frame and mat so that it suits the scale of the space over the sofa better.

And with this image, you get a little teaser of what this side of the room could look like for the reveal. When we set up for this shot, we all could see how it was all going to come together even better than we imagined.

The To-Do List

No week 7 post for the One Room Challenge would be complete without a list of what is yet to be completed. The most time-consuming task left to do is to hang the wallpaper in the back of the built-ins.

The most difficult task to complete this late in the challenge is to find a small, vintage, Mid Century coffee table in front of a portion of the sofa. While I created a floor plan of the room at the beginning, I wasn’t sure a table in front of the sofa would feel appropriate. Turns out that once the room was painted and we could move furniture in, a small table would be nice.

  1. Wallpaper the back of the built-ins
  2. Hem and hang curtains
  3. Install the rest of the lighting
  4. Install media components & speakers
  5. Style shelves with albums, cd’s and accessories
  6. Find a small vintage Mid Century coffee table
  7. Style furniture
  8. Secure rug
  9. Hang gallery wall
  10. Photograph room
  11. Edit photos and write blog post


A room makeover like this is always enhanced by the generous sponsors of the One Room Challenge event. I am thrilled to be able to partner with them on this project.

Blueprint Lighting NYC || Loloi Rugs || Wovenbyrd || A Street Prints || Emtek || Custom Picture Frames

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