One Room Challenge | Week Three | Baby Steps

Welcome to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge! If you are new to our site, we are so glad you are here. My mom and I, aka KS Design Company, are making over my living room in six weeks. Make sure to check out the before photos of the space and the overall vision.

This week is the official halfway point of the challenge…and we have way more than half of the work left to do. What can I say? We are saving the best for last. 😉 But, there is progress to celebrate. Here is a taste of what we have been working on.

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The print is this dapper fellow from the Etsy shop ChaosandWonderDesign. You guys, this is a gem of a shop, full of printable goodies for your walls: altered portraits, moody florals, figure art. Someone please use this or this in their space. Most of the printables are $6, and the shop owner graciously resized the portrait to a custom size for me.



The tile will be for the hearth of the fireplace. Tile hunting took place at Floor and Decor this past week. Have you been?? Floor and Decor is fairly new to the Kansas City metro, and it’s safe to say that my mom and I are big fans.

Since we plan to paint the brick on the face of the fireplace black, I wanted a black tile for the hearth to give a seamless look. I am a sucker for soapstone or a soapstone look, and although I originally didn’t plan on choosing a hexagon tile, this one fit the bill. That delicate white veining? So pretty. The fireplace mantle and and wood surround will stay painted white. So, in the end, we are hoping the fireplace looks similar to this inspiration from the brilliant Emily Henderson.


I originally wanted to get one of these rattan chairs to use as an accent chair in the living room. Then, I stumbled upon a set of four rattan chairs on Craigslist for half the price. Here they are in the listing.


I have to say that I was feeling pretty proud of myself…until I drove off from purchasing the chairs with my wallet sitting on the top of the car. Womp womp. Still, the chairs are pretty great. Their only downfall is they are sans cushion. Enter pink fur. The plan is to create a cushion with foam and then sew a cover using the pink fur.

Here is the updated to-do list. Italics= partially completed.

Items to build or install:

  • Paint walls white
  • Build storage shelving around fireplace
  • Install wallpaper on entry wall
  • Tile fireplace hearth
  • Paint or tile fireplace brick
  • Install ceiling fan

  • Print, frame, hang wall art

  • Install window treatments

Items to source and buy:

  • Sofa
  • Additional seating
  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Coat hooks
  • Decorative Trim
  • Ceiling fan
  • Curtains or fabric for curtains
  • Roller shades
  • Area rug
  • Wall art
  • Tile
  • Storage baskets
  • Lighting
  • Throw pillows

This weekend will be one of painting and buying and perhaps building. As always, make sure you check out the 20 featured designers and the other guest participants.

XO, Kylie