So in case you have not been following along and are wondering what the heck is going on… here is a little recap. (or read week 1 here)

So here it goes… I’ve decided to participate in something called the One Room Challenge . This is a national event, where designers and decorators transform a room in 6 (yes…SIX) weeks. Every participant has the option to work on a client’s space or their own. I have decided to do this challenge with my own living room. It’s really a sitting room, as I don’t have a television in it, but it’s one of the first rooms you see when walking into my home…….. and it needs some LOVE. Every week I will be giving an update on what is happening through my blog and Instagram.  For six weeks I will be inviting you into my home, and what I’m sure will be a chaotic mess (packed full of bloopers and surprises) to see first hand what goes into a transformation. I will be getting new flooring, furniture and decor. (well, that’s the plan anyway, ha!) The challenge starts October 4th, with the final “reveal day” on November 8th.

This is the inspiration board I created, with the products I wanted…. Unfortunately A few things have since changed.

On a positive note this gorgeous coffee table arrived, and it’s even more beautiful in person. This is absolutely going to be the star of the show.

The end tables I chose were simple in style. They were unfinished, so I would have the option to leave them “as is” (which was beautiful) or stain them. I ordered 2,  opened the first one and was immediately impressed. The second table… not so great. It arrived damaged. No big deal, right? I ordered a replacement because I understand things happen in transit. It was defective as well. There’s obviously a quality issue with this particular table… so I’m now on the hunt for a similar style table. I’m trying hard to stay “on budget” for this project, so I loved the price tag these offered. They gave me the look I wanted AND an unbelievable price. Ha! I knew better. You honestly do get what you pay for. Anyway… 
On a positive note, the marble side table was delivered and it’s a beauty… simple elegance. The stools arrived as well, and they will really help to complete the fireplace space.
I have been notified of a “small delay” for the loveseats… uh oh
Make sure you check in next week for:
1. Choosing artwork… I will be posting options throughout the week. I need you your help deciding!!! It’s all abstract… I would love to find a local artist so send me links if you know of any!!! 
2. Pillows… I have found my own fabric, so I need to get these rolling!!
3. Oh, and just how long is that “small  delay”?
Chicly Yours,
Nikole