We’re just 1 week away from the reveal of my Craft Room Makeover as part of my guest participation in the One Room Challenge (ORC)! This is the week that I’m finally starting to see my vision for a “Resort Chic” craft room come together.

Resort Chic Craft Room Makeover – The Full Series

Week 1 (Before Photos) //  Week 2 (Design Board & Inspiration) //  Week 3 (New chairs ordered)  // Week 4 (Items Arriving) //  Week 5 (New armchair and decor peeks)  // Week 6 (Reveal Post)

ORC Guest Participant

For the past few weeks, you’ve seen me feature the gorgeous wallpaper and fabric prints from Cynthia Johnson (CJ) Fabric and Wallcovering. Today I get to share more about CJ’s line of wallcovering and textiles as well as her fine consignment and retail store, Elephant in the Room Designs! Her showroom is located in the Princeton North Shopping Center in New Jersey.

CJ Johnson Design - Elephant in the Room Design

When I saw CJ’s ad in a local monthly paper, I knew I had to pay the store a visit. Seeing the bright graphics and whimsical details in her logo, I had a hunch that this store would be right up my design alley. I was certainly not disappointed on my visit. The first thing I noticed was the sample textiles on display! I must’ve said more “ooohs” and “aaahhs” out loud than I’d like to admit. I can be so embarrassing sometimes … Ha!

CJ’s graphical designs have also been made into scarves (below photo). Don’t the textile collection below make you want a pillow in every pattern? I certainly do! #WorryAboutStorageLater

CJ Johnson Designs Textiles and Wallpaper

CJ’s exclusive collection of fabric and wall covering features all of her own original designs. How amazing is it that she gets to carry her line of products in her very own store?! Speaking of CJ’s store …

Elephant in the Room Design is not your average furniture consignment store. It is a carefully curated collection of fine consignment and retail furniture, home decor and much more. As the founder and designer, CJ defines her unique niche by carefully curating a mix of consigned pieces and new, custom furniture from high-end American manufacturers such as C.R. Laine, Wesley Hall, and Thibaut.

Elephant in the room showroom - Beauteeful Living

The business name, Elephant in the Room Design, refers to furniture or home decor items that are no longer wanted or needed – they become the ‘elephant in the room’!  CJ takes these “elephants” and displays them in her beautifully curated store, highlighting these items until they find a new home. Love that about consignment!

Another service that CJ offers in her business is design consultation for both residential and commercial needs. She prides herself in incorporating all genres of styles, price points, colors, and patterns that fit the needs of her customers. CJ’s approachable style and subject expertise are evident during my discussions with her. With CJ’s feedback, it only took a matter of 10 minutes before I came up with a decisive decision on wallpaper and textile choices for this makeover! I’m a commitment phobe. 😀

If you’re in the New Jersey area, I highly suggest that you make a visit to CJ’s beautiful store, located in the Princeton North Shopping Center. You can follow Elephant in the Room Design on their Facebook page for updates on new items added to the store. Thank you for supporting companies and brands that make Beauteeful Living possible.

CJ Johnson Design Textiles - Beauteeful Living

Ready for Week 5’s Progress Report?! Here goes:

1. Lexington Armchair from HomePop arrived and Storage Cabinet installed

Yay – the chair looks even better in person and feels so comfortable! It is available online here and here. I just need to make throw pillows within the next 2 days. Hmm, which of the 2 fabrics below will I pair with this chair? You’ll find out next week!

By the way, the photo below shows peeks of the new cabinet I just installed … and … the new rug I just purchased.

HomePop Lexington Chair - Beauteeful Living

2. Walls Painted and Wallpaper Scheduled to be installed

Waiting for the wallpaper to arrive before choosing a paint color proved to be wise. Look how closely the wall color matches with the color of the wallpaper! By the way, don’t let this photo fool you. The wallpaper isn’t up yet. Crossing my fingers that my wallpaper guy shows up this Friday. Otherwise, I’m attempting it myself!

Blue and White Wallpaper

3. I’m starting to fill room with accessories and decor!

I purchased one of these Apothecary Guild candles from Elephant in the Room Design. It smells devine!

Apothecary Guild - Pacific Candle

Take a peek at this adorable lamp I found this week! The lamp shade is plain white so guess what I’ll be doing? You’ll see next week!

Pier 1 Lamp

My updated To Do list for this 6 week challenge:

  1. Remove toy kitchen, kids’ sofa, doll house, and wall shelves
  2. Clean, Prime, and Repaint storage table
  3. Repair walls and Repaint room 
  4. Remove stains on carpet
  5. Purchase and assemble coffee table
  6. Select and install wallpaper for accent wall (scheduled for this Friday)
  7. Order new office chair and accent chairs
  8. Purchase accent rug (indoor/outdoor type)
  9. Purchase and assemble storage cabinet 
  10. Install new wall shelves (By Saturday)
  11. Install curtains (By Saturday)
  12. Create throw pillow (By Friday)
  13. Style craft room for reveal post (By Saturday)

Many thanks to Elephant in the Room Design and HOMEPOP for sponsoring my Resort Chic Craft Room Makeover!

Cynthia Johnson Fabric and Wallcovering            HomePop Logo

Are you following along Beauteeful Living on Instagram and Facebook? Look out for more sneak peeks in my “stories” before next week’s reveal!

Before you go, please check out Week 5’s posts from the 20 designers here and the guest participants here. Comments about this week’s progress report? Wish me luck for next week’s reveal!