Spring 2024 One Room Challenge

Spring 2024 One Room Challenge

Here we go again! Another round of the One Room Challenge. I honestly thought I was going to sit this one out until I started looking around my house and seeing how many more rooms need to be Jana-ified!! Plus, being honest here, I was having some FOMO!

This ORC I will take on and transform an unused office space into a cozy haven of relaxation and indulgence. I’m excited to share my journey with you as I turn this unused space into a library/cocktail room. Staying true to my vibe it will be both classic, vibrant, sophisticated and comfortable.

Help me name this project: Something like Literature and Libations or Books and Booze….lol. Original I know! I’ll start a poll on IG, go and vote there.

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Current state of room: AKA The Before

Inspiration Strikes: As I contemplated my project, I knew I wanted to create a space that would invite both relaxation and conviviality. The idea of a library/cocktail room immediately captured my imagination – a place where one could unwind with a good book or gather with a couple friends for a libation.

I immediately remembered this cocktail bar while I was in Vegas last month at KBIS. It literally stopped me in my tracks. It wasn’t even open but that didn’t stop me from walking in and taking photos of this beauty. The color, the vibe, it felt so me! So this is my inspiration for the makeover.

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Designing a space I want to hang out: My vision for the space is centered around creating a cozy retreat that exudes warmth and sophistication. I’ll be incorporating classic elements in the millwork, plush seating (I’ll be keeping the gray velvet sofa), and a unique lighting fixture. I have yet to decide if I want to add some millwork design on the ceiling. TBD.

Adding Vibrant Accents: Staying true to my design aesthetic, I’m excited to infuse the space with vibrant accents that will add a pop of personality and energy. Think bold accent colors, vibrant artwork, and playful accessories. These touches of color will inject a sense of liveliness and playfulness into the room, creating an inviting and fun atmosphere.

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A Sanctuary for Cocktails and Conversations: At the heart of the room will be a well-appointed bar area, complete with everything needed to craft the perfect cocktail. I’ll add another seating area complete with two chairs and table. A perfect size for a board game or a couple drinks. I’ll also make over an existing desk, as an added option for my kiddos to come in a do their homework. As I dive into the design process, I’ll be mindful of striking a balance between classic elegance and vibrant personality. Each element will be carefully curated to complement the overall aesthetic of the room.

Join me here and/or on instagram over the next 8 weeks as I document my progress, share design inspiration, and offer tips and tricks for creating your own cozy space. Whether you’re a design enthusiast, cocktail aficionado, or simply looking for inspiration for your own space, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Cheers to design, creativity, and the journey ahead. I’m sure I’ll need that cocktail when this is all done!


Comments (8)
  • Dorian
    | 5 April 2024

    Hey Hey! This is going to be good! I am excited to see this progress as it is already giving me ideas about my own office. I am also participating in the ORC but doing a different space. Cheers to you!

    • Jana Donohoe
      | 14 April 2024

      Yay! I can’t wait to see what you do.

  • Julie
    | 5 April 2024

    I am obsessed with your inspiration space!!! That is one very hip room. It’s going to be so cool to see this room come to life!

    • Jana Donohoe
      | 14 April 2024

      I love love that lounge. It’s so pretty.

  • Kylie
    | 7 April 2024

    I love your inspo! The color is going to be fabulous!

    • Jana Donohoe
      | 14 April 2024

      The color is so so pretty. I think my favorite of all time. 🙂

  • Trisha
    | 9 April 2024

    So excited to see this transformation, I’m a sucker for millwork and a swanky lounge space!

    • Jana Donohoe
      | 14 April 2024

      Yes! Me too, I guess that’s why I am creating my own this round. lol.

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