Design Challenge Update - Week 2

We are in our second week of our Design Challenge. This week we are highlighting four different finalists and their progress. If you haven't heard about our Design Challenge you can see the details here and read about the 8 finalist here. You can also view the other four finalists and see their progress here.



Last week we experienced high flood waters here in south Louisiana, and though our home was blessed and not affected by the high water, there were road closures and my husband was home from work. He took advantage of the extra time by painting the nursery and building the baby's dresser. He's pretty amazing and I can't wait to reveal the dresser :). For the walls I chose Naval by Sherwin Williams and I couldn't be happier with the decision. It really is the perfect navy blue. I've also been wanting a blanket ladder in my home for quite sometime now and thanks to Market 1023 that wish came true. I can't wait to fill it up with baby's blankets and swaddles. Not only will it add visual height in the nursery, it will be highly functional.

You can follow her progress on Instagram @jkonczol



This little guys nursery is going to be in what used to be the office/my husbands "man cave room." So to make room for the baby we have been cleaning out the room and getting rid of everything. The room kind of became the dumping ground for everything I didn't know what to do with, so it's been a big job! We have done some of the fun stuff like picking out the super cute Oilo bedding and fabric for the rocker. Painting is on the "honey to do list" for this weekend, along with a million other projects. I am excited to get the ball rolling and see it start coming together!

You can follow her progress on Instagram @alsters



Check out this hideously decorated room! This is my current office, and one of the few rooms in my house that I haven't put much thought into...yet! It's filled with hand-me-downs and stuff that isn't wanted anywhere else in the house right now. This will be the future home of our nursery and I can't wait to see it transform into a place of comfort for my sweet babies. I'll be spending a lot of time here in the next few months, and I'm sure when it's done, I'll sit in the glider and dream of my little ones arrival. It's cheesy...but it's true! We have waited so long for this. We find out the genders next Tuesday (eek!), and then I'll start placing my orders on the items that I have carefully picked out. We have two cribs on their way already from Joss and Main, and the mattresses from Naturalmat have already arrived! They would be shown in this picture, but they are currently in the hallway and they are too heavy for me to move. Tyler (my husband) got halfway to the nursery with them and apparently got distracted :) I can't wait to see this place come to life! I'll post more progress on my blog ( and Instagram (@asliceofstyle) as well as back here on the Oilo blog. I'll also be announcing the genders next week!

You can follow her progress on Instagram @asliceofstyle




Who woulda thought designing a nursery in Hawaii would be so difficult..Two weeks down and our big ideas have been shot down; well, perhaps they wouldn't if we were multi-millionares haha. Incredibly high shipping costs on our favorite items have brought some minor setbacks. Buying a crib and spending the cost of a second crib on shipping is just not in our budget. This week we have been looking into all of our options and making plans B, C and D. I am very confident that we will pull it together tastefully even if we have to go with runner up options. On the bright side, we are half way through our month long vacation in California and Washington and have found lots of fun items out here that we wouldn't find on the island! Although I cannot wait to get back home to my mountain of packages waiting to be opened and find its place in the nursery. Cheers all! 

 You can follow her progress on Instagram @alissadias362



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