Are you back, yet? ORC Week Two

Hello? Hellooooo out thaaayeeerrr?!!!
Well. At least I don't feel too guilty being tardy on getting this post up, since no one - not even my mom are reading this week, certainly not on the 4th of July.
For those of you around, though...I'm up against week 2 of the One Room Challenge - where I'm joining 19 other bloggers as we try to get a grip on one room in our house, and have it photo-ready in six weeks.
I'm already running behind.  Duh. I feel like I have a good excuse, though: being overseas, having moved a mere five weeks ago to a new city.  Resourcing is a bit, shall we say, challenging.

Be that as it may, I'm doing my best to get a bit done while my kids run banshee around our apartment.  August 1 can't come soon enough, right? ;)

Here's where I'm at right now:  late-night design board.  Impressive, right?

I'm hemming on a few things, and need your thoughts:
  • My walls are cream.  Don't have anything against cream per se, but it's not part of my vision, either.  I was thinking of painting them a soft pink, or maybe even grayish-violet.  However, any walls I paint, I must return to original color (G-provided housing).  And we might move in a year.  Hmmmph.  
  • My desk is brown.  See a pattern here?  I originally thought I'd get a new desk, but that's looking less and less likely.  I'm way over all the How Now Brown Cow of this room, and need some injection of life.  Should I paint the desk, instead?
...and I will listen.
....and, hopefully be back next week with something akin to progress.

In the meantime, do check out the other lovely ladies of the Challenge to see if they've gotten on a roll.
Chinoiserie Chic              Nana Moon
The Cottage Mix              Nicole Scott Designs
Everything LEB               The Pink Pagoda
Hodge-Podge                  Powell Brower Home
Living Savvy                   Sadie + Stella
Mix and Chic                  Trapped in North Jersey