If you’re here for the first time, welcome! I’m Jana Bek, an interior designer with an emerging lifestyle line of home décortextiles, & lighting. I have a love for bright colors, bold prints, and designing spaces & home décor that help transport you to your dream destination.

I’m so excited to be participating in my fourth season of One Room Challenge, this go-around I’m making over our living room.

You can view my initial plans here:

Week I

Week II

I haven’t made nearly as much progress on the space as I would have hoped to have in the past week but the little that I have has gotten me very excited!

First, I took a turn at the DIY I mentioned last week, a grass cloth covered cabinet to replace the console in the room. We are swapping the console for the cabinet in my office & moving the television – we rarely use it here and some storage in the space would be helpful.

(I originally covered the cabinet in faux Shagreen but the fabric was too thick to properly wrap it and it’s become an eyesore.)

Needless to say, I’ve been dreaming of this DIY for a bit and was delighted to find this beautiful grasscloth from ATG Stores !  I wrapped one of the doors to ensure my scheming would be successful & I’m thrilled with how it looks! After I tackle the whole piece I’ll be sure to share the DIY but here’s a peek:

 Another item on my wish-list for this room was to update the light fixture.

I have loved this Crystroma brouche pendant forever, it has such versatility; elegant with a slight edge. I had a hard time choosing the finish because they’re all soo good! In the end I thought the white would go with my coastal inspiration perfectly. Professional photos will do this piece justice but here’s snaps of my love in the interim, a quick before & after to capture the goodness:


The effect now is very light on light on white but we are refreshing the walls in Farrow & Ball’s Cornforth white so everything will have more contrast & richness. I’m so jazzed about their paint (and website) that I’ll save those thoughts for next week!

I have a ton too do but I’m optimistic. More details next week & in the interim,

check out my scheming on Instagram & Pinterest.

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