One Room Challenge Spring 2019 - Week 5

If you’re here for the first time, welcome! I’m Jana Bek, a New York and Ann Arbor, Michigan based interior designer with a 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.


I’m so excited to be included in my ninth season of One Room Challenge! I’ve participated both as an invited participant and as a linking guest, and each avenue is an exciting opportunity to get your space looking awesome at top speed - with a wonderful design community supporting you along the way! If your joining-in this season, I wish you all the best in your sprint towards your space’s transformation!


Last week I described some of the challenges I was working on with respect to our living/dining room area. I’m excited to report that most of the pieces I envisioned have arrived, and although chaos still reigns with open boxes and packaging here and there, I can see that things are going to work out beautifully! So, as the living room pieces are being assembled, hung, and arranged, I’ve turned my attention to the bedroom.

I chose a gorgeous plum grasscloth from Pacific Designs to highlight the subtle lilac gray brushstroke pattern of the bed, and it’s even more stunning in person! The color and texture is sure to transform our small bedroom into a luxurious oasis.

However, given that we are renting, I didn’t relish the thought of permanently hanging the grasscloth. To my delight, when researching solutions, I came across this clever DIY for temporarily hanging wallpaper. Over the next few days we’ll be putting Erin’s instructions to the test, so look forward to next week’s reveal to see how it turns out!

Rugs are always an integral part of a room design and it’s especially so in this case. At High Point I had the opportunity to visit Loloi’s stunning showroom, and peruse their vast assortment of beautiful rugs. When I spotted their Loren rug, I knew it would be the perfect piece to tie the all of the purple and gray tones together. It has the look of a timeless vintage score.


In terms of artwork for the space, I wanted something big and bold that would pop against the grasscloth. I’ve had my eye on these line drawings by Femke Colaris for a while, and knew a pair of them would be a dreamy choice for the sexy mood of the room. The Serge Mouille inspired sconce will set off the pieces nicely, and also provide reading light for the gorgeous French modernist chair I splurged on.

That’s it for this week! I’m in major crunch mode so wish me luck! For my interim planning, check in on Instagram (@janabekdesign) & Pinterest!