One Room Challenge - Our Atlanta Apartment Part I

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

My husband and I split our time between Atlanta & Ann Arbor, MI. We moved into our Atlanta apartment last winter and I’ve been practicing patience in thinking through how the spaces should look, function, & feel. We’ve made some progress and I’m using the One Room Challenge to bring the apartment to life in short order! If you are unfamiliar with ORC, it's a friendly event hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, where design enthusiasts make over a space in the course of 5 weeks and on the sixth week we share the reveals. This will be my third time participating, I completed my office & great room with adjoining breakfast nook in previous ORCs:


Let me show you the ‘befores’, the little updates we’ve made, & vision for our Atlanta apartment.  

We have a one bedroom apartment, the dining/living area is an open concept so I want to create separate spaces that compliment each other & transition with ease.

Here is the living/dining room area:

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Here is the bedroom:

As I’ve said, I’ve been practicing patience but I’ve made a little bit of progress. This apartment designed by Michelle Adam’s is the exact layout I want for the living/dining area & I know it will work out perfectly:

Here is where the entry/dining area is now, inspired by Michelle's layout, that's our gorgeous new Saarinen style dining table from Rove Concepts:

Some inspiration for the nook was drawn from this confection by Summer Thorton:

I'll go deeper into my vision next week but here are a few ideas perculating:

I've currently become obsessed with patterned fabric lampshades - this post peaked my interest and now I see them everywhere! I think patterned shades will be perfect for the sconces I'm planning on using in our bedroom.

via Anna Matthews Interiors

The vibe Lindsey Ellis Beatty achieved in this space alway speaks to me as the easiest of elegance with the perfect Palm Beach panache:

The color palette is going to be lots of white with pops of my favorite colors - turquoise, coral, blush pink, & pops of citrine yellow, similar to the balance of hue in these spaces:

jenny wolf Interiors / source unknown / krista ewart design

(PS - if you love palm beach living & hollywood regency glamour, you definitely want to follow The Glam Pad on pinterest, Andrea's pins are on point!)

Our living room is in great need of greenery, with my black thumb, I'm partnering with my friends at NDI for the perfect fit - I am FAUX real!


If anyone has the credit to above please advise!

I’ll be sharing more in depth plans next week so stop back!

Also you can keep up with my scheming in the interim on instagram & pinterest @janabekdesign.