ORC - Major Update, updating an additional room!

If you’re here for the first time, welcome! I’m Jana Bek, an Ann Arbor based 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 missed the last two One Room Challenge updates, both as a result of a very inspiring Zephyr designer retreat I attended in San Francisco in early October. I can’t wait to tell you about it in upcoming post! I returned even more excited about my ORC and decided to update the guest room and my stepson’s room.

Neither of the spaces are offensive but, as I mentioned last week, the guest room has been the landing ground for misfit furniture and decor through the years. Then, Orion’s is in need of updating.

Here’s the guest room again:

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 Here’s Orion’s, 17, room:

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In reworking my ORC, it made more sense to have Orion’s be the California, street- style inspired room, and the guest room to be a more zen retreat.

I thought it’d be fun to download you with how I’m now using the pieces originally planned for the guest room, into both of the spaces, how I’m getting creative, and even shopping our home to make these designs come together.

 I’ve long been in love with these two Schumacher prints, originally for the guest room, and they will now be split between the two spaces.

I’m going to reupholster Orion’s headboard in the taupe Nuba, and make throw pillows in the mirage Moncorvo for the guest room.

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Nuba, Left, Design by Pencil & Paper Co, Moncorvo right

These fun, skater inspired artworks by Artfully Walls & Kristi Kohut will head to Orion’s room.

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A new GradinRoad headboard will remain in the guest room. I know the low profile will make the room feel larger and bring a hygge feeling to the space.

The guest room needed a huge beautiful rug to make it inviting, I’ve used the Frontgate Destin rug for many design clients, knew it would be the perfect fit:

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There are so many other design decisions to be made, that I have to make now, to ensure each rooms gets completed on time! I’m choosing to have fun with the process while juggling Jana Bek Design, rather than getting stressed! Wish me luck and I hope you’ll come back next week for my progress updates!

Come back next Wednesday for updates, and In the interim, you can find my scheming on Instagram & pinterest.

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One Room Challenge - Skate Inspired Guest Room

If you’re here for the first time, welcome! I’m Jana Bek, an Ann Arbor based 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.

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I’m so excited to be participating in my sixth season of One Room Challenge!

Here’s a look at my favorite past ORC’s (and you can tour all of them in links below):

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This season I’ve decided to makeover our guest bedroom. It’s always been the room that inherits leftover furniture and decor so it has zero sense of design.

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Our most frequent visitors tend to be nephews and nieces, and one of their favorite activities is to people watch and skate at our local skate park so a relaxed, cool vibe is inspiring the look. I’ve found a lot of inspiration in Nina Freudenberger's Surf Shack, and I know I’m incorporating this awesome Artfully Walls piece, Boy’s on Skates, into the design.

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I want the room to be a little offbeat & funky, but still pulled together. I’m a little worried it may look contrived, so wish me luck. I’ll be in San Fran next week for an exciting designer retreat so I’ve got to kick my planning into high gear!

Come back next Wednesday for updates, and In the interim, you can find my scheming on Instagram & pinterest.

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NEW COLLABORATIONS - NDI & Cotton and Quill

We are thrilled to announce two amazing collaborations that are launching this weekend at High Point!

Cotton & Quill

Fresh for spring, the tropical & travel inspired patterns are printed on everything from luxurious linen to perennial poly, ready for outdoor entertaining (and sturdy indoor upholstery)!

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NDI

In six stunning arrangements we our pairing their life-like florals with our signature brushstroke ginger jars. From Cherry Blossoms to Olive Branches, there is the perfect arrangement to add fuss-free fauna to your home! (Seriously, you have to touch them to realize they are faux)!

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We invite you to view the collections & meet Jana this Sunday at High Point, details for each event below!

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Holiday home decor, Jana's Top Tips on Style My Pretty Living

I’ve never been one to edit our decor for the seasons, but this year we decided to have a huge holiday party & I wanted our home to relay a festive vibe that invites guests to stay awhile. In tweaking our spaces, I arrived at three top takeaways to get your home holiday-ready without completely overhauling every detail.

Here's my first tip & I'm excited to be sharing all of them over at Style Me Pretty Living today! 

Fresh greenery

Given our homes coastal vibe, I wanted the greenery to be a bit softer. As our local Michigan options are heartier, I took the task to Etsy. In doing so, I sourced this gorgeous (looking and smelling) bay wreath

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Then, I’ve always wanted to work with magnolia, and thankfully my go-to florist, at the University Flower Shop, was able to source it for me.

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I so enjoy that both the bay wreath, and magnolia branches, are drying now but are still so pretty.

Get the rest of my tips over at Style Me Pretty Living, I hope they resonate with you!

Happy holidays to you & yours!

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Photos by Marta X. Perez

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