week 2: one room challenge

here we are at week two of my traditional meets modern jungle funk room design.  oh my, how fast the last week has come and gone...and, here i stand with wide eyes in disbelief!  the one room challenge details are here for those just following along and my week one plans and photo details are here
 
modern jungle funk design update
 
the major focus last week was to find the desk.  i scoured local resale stores, online sources and looked around my house in hopes to stay within budget.  i found the grand-daddy of all desks online; over 6 feet long, with inlaid wood on top, cool carved legs, and all the bare bones required for my design.  i was all set to cross this off my to-do list when the owner called to tell me some of the inlaid wood pieces are loose and are popping up.  after speaking with a furniture painting expert, it became clear the top with those troublesome inlays would be too much work to deal with.  darn, this piece would have been so cool and i would have extra funds for fabrics.  like this iconic scalamandre zebra print that i'm just dying to use somewhere

here is the print done as wallpaper in red and yellow...strikingly cool i must say.
 week one accomplishments
  • i found a reading chair!  and, my daughter loves it!  major brownie points for moi! and, the teen daughter/mother relationship is getting stronger through all the constant communication. 
  • the scalamandre fabric source is secured (my design center can order it in!); i am considering this alternative fabric (the iconic scalamandre fabric is pricey).
  • sourced and secured the large area rug.
  • found a possible campaign desk alternative to the "project" desk mentioned above.
i was able to score this sweet unicorn figurine searching for a desk and cool stuff to style with at my fav furniture resale/antique shop. 

and, here's a visual of the fabric alternative to the scalamandre zebra print...a pretty good compromise, and a fraction of the cost. 


moving on with hopes of ordering the desk and finding more things to make this modern jungle funk design come together.  xoxo dana




 
 
 
 

 








19 comments:

  1. So glad to hear about the mother/daughter bonding!!! I must say it's going better than expected over here as well.
    Love your finds so far! Stinks about the desk...

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    1. thank you kate! yes, the mother/daughter design process has been good so far. have a great weekend, dana

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  2. Yaay! This is looking great - compromises and all! ;)

    http://www.perfectpieceinteriors.com

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    1. why thank you! she's a tough "client" but we are working through it. have a great weekend, dana

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  3. Scalamandre Zebras is one of my favorite patterns, and that alternative is an excellent compromise! Good luck with the desk! Your room is going to be fabulous!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. i love the scalamandre zebra print too...and, i just innocently discovered it with this design! your post on it is so extensive and inspiring as well (it came up in my google search...kudos to you). thanks a bunch andrea, dana

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  4. I love that fabric - so fun and with such great colors! Sorry to hear about the desk - such a bummer - but hopefully one that's even better is around the corner. It looks like your plan is really coming together!!

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    1. things are coming together, it's a process, fun and a lot of work! i may have another desk already lined up but it needs lacquering (sounds simple but i am a terrible diy-er!). thanks for stopping by again kris. dana

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  5. Looks like its all coming together! Danika Herrick makes a cool zebra print on Spoonflower (or is that it?)

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    1. ooohhhh...thanks for the lead, i'll follow-up on this pronto! wait, what is spoonflower? i love your art kerry. have a great weekend, dana

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  6. I love your alternative, and I LOVE that unicorn. Umm..awesome town! Excited to see this vision come to life.

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    1. feeling the love here! much appreciation for it. i live in a place that is close to some cool shops, but i am always up for finding more vintage/resale places! have a wonderful weekend, dana

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  7. I big yellow fan. Can't wait to see more of this room!

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    1. hello linda. thank you for visiting here! yellow is such a versatile color and a happy color too. have a great weekend, dana

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  8. That is one of my favorite fabrics! I hope you get to use it! And that unicorn is very cool, good find!

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    1. thanks for visiting and for the hope for the scalamandre fabric. dana

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  9. Great alternative fabric! I am looking forward to seeing the chair and possible desk!!

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  10. A perfect alternative. I love yellow, black and white. This is going to be fun.

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