One Room Challenge: Week 2 – Inspiration

Gray Malin – Two Cowboys

I’ve been looking for inspiration for my One Room Challenge project, the dining room at White Oaks Ranch, and it hit me while working on a non-profit project.  My sisters and I are co-chairing the MTV ReDefine fundraiser which takes place this Friday.  It is an art auction at the Goss Michael Foundation and on-line at Paddle 8.  When I saw this piece in the auction line-up,  Two Cowboys by Gray Malin, I had found my inspiration! 

A little bit Cowboy + a little bit Chic!  
How am I going to translate this into a dining room?  
Well, I don’t know exactly but I’m excited to try.  I do know that I am going to start with this amazing wallpaper from Brett Design.  
This is a quick snap I took at the EC Dicken Showroom in Dallas for my Instagram Feed a few months ago but I just couldn’t get over the paper!  When something sticks like that, I think you need to find a place for it!  I think I basically have the paper ordered but I am just waiting for confirmation that we can get it in time for our challenge! 
Right now the room has a chair-rail all the way around it so I need to have that removed and have the walls prepared for the paper.  I’m so enchanted by the paper that it is worth it I think!
I also know that I am going to keep the antler chandelier.  I think it will be a fun contradiction to the modern paper.  
I got a quote to re-cover the existing chairs but I find them a bit bulky so I’m still toying around with the idea finding something new.
What do you think?
    To see the rest of the art in the MTV ReDefine auction, check out  Paddle 8!
Don’t forget to check out the progress that the other nineteen bloggers are making!  I’m excited to follow along on everyone’s journey!

Trademarked by Calling it Home


  1. Julia | Pawleys Island Posh on April 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    This is going to be such a fun space!

  2. kate@willowinteriors on April 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Just back from vacation and couldn't wait to pop in and see what's up in the ORC. I will be jumping in tmrw for my 4th time. What a cool plan you have, I love the little cowbay and a little chic plan and can't wait to see more! What cool wallpaper! Good luck!

  3. Linda {Calling it Home} on April 9, 2015 at 12:53 am

    The art is perfect for the room. The wallpaper is stunning. I love it, too.

  4. SHERRY HART on April 9, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Great wallpaper….loving the mix!

  5. jana bek design on April 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I love your wallpaper choice! It totally flows with your inspiration image. The juxtaposition with the chandelier will be fantastic!

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