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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK ONE ROOM PLANS

October 2, 2013

 Oh my gosh, are y'all as excited as I am about this news?  The One Room Challenge is back!  There are some old favorites up there as well as a few new and awesome bloggers.  I am so thrilled to participate in my third round.  This is the first room in our new house that is getting such a fabulous zhushing!

And the best part?  This time YOU can play along with us by linking up tomorrow with your own ORC room!

And for those of you that are just now discovering Pawleys Island Posh through this challenge, WELCOME!  I'm Julia!  I live in Richmond with my husband Matthew.  We have a three year old daughter Wells and a one and half year old son Tagg.  We used to live in Pawleys Island, SC, hence the blog name, but we've moved three times in three years since then.  We just moved into our dream house.  She has great bones but it's going to take a lot of work to get her there!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the ORC!

I'm going to be giving our sunroom a makeover and turning it into a...drumroll...PLAYROOM!
But not the kind that resembles a toy aisle at Target.  I have plans to transform this room into one that me and my mommy friends would love to hang out in while the kids play.  Somewhere I can curl up with my coffee while Tagg plays with trains.  A place that Wells can play make-believe with her buddies.  Somewhere that Matthew can and I can enjoy while we watch Wells and Tagg play together in the evenings.  Yes, that does happen sometimes!  The reality is, I can play in here with the babes and then shut the door without having to clean up every night.  So tecnhically this room doesn't have to look great.  But I don't want it to be a room that needs to be shut away when we entertain.  I want to be excited about showing off this room to both grown-ups and kids alike.  
You with me?

Even if you don't have kids yet.  Or your kids are grown, I think you're going to find some inspiration in what we've got planned in here.  I hope you enjoy following along at least!
 And here is the MLS shot of that red red carpet!  We tore that up before we moved in and the slate and concrete floor is what we've been left with since.  Time for a plan!

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Please head on over to see what the other participants are up to with this challenge!





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60 comments:

  1. I am so envious of that space. Its going to be fabulous.

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  2. What a great way to use that space. Looking forward to following along.

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  3. I would kill for a sunroom....love your vision! And yes....pulling up that red carpet was a must!

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  4. That is going to be such fun transformation! That teepee is adorable.

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  5. This is going to be great - love the abstract art and the Dana Gibson bargello lantern. I'm looking forward to seeing it unfold.

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  6. Good lord, it already looks better! Who picks red carpet?! :) I love your plan of course - what a great space to work with!!

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  7. Ahh this is going to be so good!!! I can not wait!!!

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  8. Hi Julia, The space has so much potential and I love your design board. Looking forward to following along - I know your family will enjoy the room so much!
    All best,
    Phyllis

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  9. Amazing space...can't wait to see it finished!

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  10. What an awesome space. Love your design board. I used to nanny for a family that had a similar sunroom-turned-playroom space and it was definitely the best spot in the house. I'm definitely envious of having a dedicated playroom!

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  11. Oh wow, this is such a fabulous space. I love all of the natural light. It will be fun to see our playrooms evolve! I wish I had such a big space to work with.

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  12. Great space and I love the design board and the wooden carts. Look forward to seeing it all come to life!

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  13. this room has fabulous possibilities! Not sure if you're planning on keeping it, but I love white painted brick! And your choices are spot-on, as always!

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  14. Great space, I cannot wait to see the finished product!

    xo
    coastalsplendor.blogspot.com

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  15. It already looks amazing with the red carpet up!

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  16. That hard floor probably does not fit into your playroom plans....but I LOVE IT! This is such a great space to have in your home. Those windows and the brick wall, fantastic. I love your inspiration.

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    1. I love it too! I am so torn with form v. function on this one!

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  17. OMG that MLS shot is BADDD. Glad you tore up the carpet! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  18. Oh Julia, what a great space to makeover, you'll love it for years, it's even the perfect spot for teenagers to hang out ~(I know you can't imagine that right now. :) Those windows are amazing!

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  19. I'm so glad you're participating in another ORC! It wouldn't be the same without you - can't wait to see what you do!

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  20. omg love where you're headed with this room! can't wait to see how this transforms! I'm going to be joining ya'll via the orc linking party!

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    1. wonderful! Can't wait to see what you've got planned!

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  21. oh julia - i am so excited about this room. OMG the bones of it?! the black steel (?) framed in doors - AHHH. this is going to be FANTASTIC.

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  22. Ooh, I'm so excited about this! What a fantastic room for a playroom.

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  23. Spectacular room! Love your inspiration board.

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  24. Juila, we are neighbors! Lesli from Charlottesville here....and I am so excited about this makeover. This room has an enormous amount of potential all the windows, and I actually love that floor, though I did so love the carpet...JK. You are going to work your magic. I am now an official follower! and I plan to play along at my house too!

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  25. can't wait to see the make-over! I'm sure it''ll be incredible!

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  26. Love this plan! Can't wait to see it!

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  27. That room is fabulous, love all the light it has!! And I love the plan, can't wait for updates!!

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  28. You are going to have EVERYone wanting to play in your play room. Looks so fun.

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  29. Omg, Julia! I'm so excited to see how it turns out. I'm so jealous of this great room you have with all those windows/sliders, so full of light and a great view. Your inspiration photo looks great!

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  30. Those slate floors are sooooooooooo GOOD! Not sure what the previous owners were thinking by covering it up with the red ugly carpet. I also love the white brick walls and the beautiful, big windows. This room has great bones! Great plans. Looking forward to see your progress next week!

    P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a set of beautiful velvet pumpkins!

    http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/09/giveaway-gorgeous-trio-velvet-pumpkins.html

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  31. Julia, I'm already in love. So many wonderful things to work with. I love the floor and know if I had this space I would be in there all the time. Looking forward to seeing you bring your plan to life!

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  32. You have a fabulous space to work with! Can't wait to see how it comes along. I am thinking of doing the link up - I just photographed my space.

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  33. Excited to see your total transformation! Our playroom is the first room I am tackling, and working on it as we speak, so it will be fun to see yours! Since I have 2 boys, I'm going "masculine, plaids, antlers, warm rich, and cozy"! I collected a lot from thrifts and GWs and finally have a place for it all! Deciding on paint color now-I know my accent color is Bm Kennebunkport, it's a beautiful green, not my normal scheme at all but perfect for this space :-) Can't wait to see yours!

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  34. Your house does have great bones and I can't wait to see what you do with this space. How about I bring my boys over to babysit while we visit :)?

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  35. What a great space! I love all of the windows. And you are so right to make it enjoyable for yourself -- you'll be spending lots of time there : )

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  36. I wish I had some empty space to make a playroom, but I wish more that I had that fabulous brick wall!!!!

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  37. I wish you could hear the audible groan I just let out over the windows, floors...the potential! Love the furniture and decor choices you're planning to use.

    Looking forward to following along over the next 6 weeks!

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  38. No way!! This room is so good...the light, the views.....it will be amazing...I love that Chinese pendant...and your whole board is just exactly what I love. Can't wait to see!!

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  39. I am thrilled to be in the One Room Challenge with you. It is a much needed swift kick in the rear to get this home office of mine looking good.

    Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with and the AFTER shots.

    This is going to be a FAB playroom.

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  40. Can't wait to see what you do with your room!

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  41. You are my inspiration always taking on these one room challenges. I know this will be fab. You should hit up Ikea for some cheap stuff for the kids. I saw a ton i wanted there if we had room for a playroom!

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  42. Super cute! What a great space to work with.

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  43. This room is going to be amazing! Can't wait to see the finished space!

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  44. wooooo I can't wait. Great windows wow.

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  45. Love those wheeled toy chests! I could use those in my office! This room is going to be fun!

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  46. It's going to be fab! Can't wait to see it all unfold!

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  47. There is truly nothing better than a sunroom/playroom! :) Love your design board, and all those windows!

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  48. I just discovered your blog through the ORC link up. Looking forward to seeing what you've got up your sleeve. -Caitlin

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  49. glad you are doing a kid space! I'm going to have to file away some ideas :)

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  50. Oh Julia, that is SUCH a fun space to decorate!! And what a lovely, light filled room for a playroom! Look so forward to seeing how you pull it together!

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  51. the room is just perfect for your mood board especially the fact that your kids will be hanging out in this place a lot, can't wait to see it's progress!

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  52. That floor is great, but I can see being torn about having it in a play room. Is that a Jenny Anderson painting in your inspiration board? I love her stuff. I love your whole board, too. It's going to be gorgeous!

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  53. W-O-W! That room is SO GREAT and I love all the sliding doors. A bright playroom is a HAPPY playroom. Definitely will be following along!

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  54. That floor is so awesome!!! Reminds me of a house in domino.....can't remember which issue....can you?

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  55. Oh my goodness, good riddance to that red carpet! I hope your dreams come true to settle in to a beautiful room with your hubby and watch your kids play.

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  56. You do such a good job of adding a tough of chic and maturity to kids' spaces! Can't wait to see your progress!

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