**If you have been following my ORC skip the next two paragraphs – theyare to intro new friends & catch them up to speed!**  

Now, hello design enthusiasts! I’m delighted that you are following along in my making over our home in six short weeks!  Many thanks to Linda for organizing it and inviting me to this fantastic adventure!  

For my ORC I’m tackling two adjoining spaces – our family room and breakfast nook. I was originally going to do our family room but as it’s in need of mostly cosmetic changes, I thought it necessary to add on an adjoining area to keep me honest. Although we live in Michigan I still want to create a relaxed resort look for our home. Our other spaces achieve this aesthetic so I’m excited for these other rooms to reflect that vibe. 

This past week has been very productive and the spaces are starting to come to life. 

First, I received all of the gorgeous pillows for the living room. The Schumacher Hothouse & Bleecker fabrics were generously sponsored by DecoratorsBest and the pillows were crafted by Betsy Little of Little Design Co. I've always wanted to partner with Betsy -- her pillows are beautiful and we've been friends on Instagram for the past year so it was time to work together already! Betsy was fantastic, she sourced the perfect piping fabric for the Hothouse pillows, after sending me multiple options to choose from, she was just as exciting as me for the challenge, & her work is just beautiful. 


I wanted solid green linen pillows to break up the patterns & I've had these Kelly green Lacefield pillows on my mind ever since I saw them in Kristin from Bliss at Home's master bedroom makeover. The green is gorgeous and the quality of the pillows is amazing. Also in this photo you can spot the gorgeous Loom Decor drapes that have totally transformed the space! I went with the classic linen in ivory, they are beautiful and make the room so much more inviting. Loom Decor has complimentary stylists you can partner with to ensure your needs are met perfectly, it was a wonderful experience working with their team. 

You also see how I'm giving new life to our shelving (see full plans here) by removing the doors and adding Minted artwork -- the shelf looks so much lighter, I  can't wait to share more photos with you!

 I wanted the breakfast nook and great room to flow together as they are adjacent in our open floor plan. I never liked our dining chairs, the shape just isn't my jam, a bit too traditional. I've  wanted bamboo chairs for this space and it was actually just after being invited to participate in ORC by Linda,  I spotted these chairs with table on Craigslist, I thought it was a kismet sign I should participate and add the breakfast nook on to my challenge. These are the exact same chairs and table but they are in much better shape - my Craigslist purchase post was deleted when I searched for it. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see I'm pretty pumped to get styling & started with this table in our great room to serve as our entry table, I'm loving how it's coming together, aren't these faux Pottery Barn palms incredible?


Fast forward, after I chose the gorgeous Kelly green Lacefield Designs pillows, I knew I needed the matching fabric for the breakfast nook chair seat covers. I wanted chair seat covers so I could clean them and interchange them should I be inspired (doubtful but hopeful!).  This was my inspiration for my chair seat covers, design by Ashley Goforth:


They will be ready tomorrow and I cannot wait to put them on the chairs!

Thanks so much for following along -- the spaces are being professionally photographed this weekend, wish us luck! In the interim, you can keep up with any scheming on instagram & twitter @janabekdesign.

Now let's cheer on this talented group of women, I'm so excited to see their updates!

Autumn Clemons / Coco+Kelley / The English Room / Vanessa Francis / Greige Design / Hi Sugarplum / I Heart Organizing / Jenna Sue Design / Stephanie Kraus / The Pursuit of Style / Julia Ryan / Savvy Home / Simple Details / Simply Grove / 6th Street Design /  / Jill Sorensen / Swoon Worthy / Waiting on Martha / Kimberly Schlegel Whitman

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