The One Room Challenge!

I'm thrilled and excited to announce that I am participating in my very first One Room Challenge! I'm joining the ranks of some inspiring and talented ladies (links to their blogs at the bottom of this post) and we're each transforming a room in 6 weeks while documenting our progress along the way.

My husband and I moved into our current home last November, and have not "finished" decorating any of the rooms yet, so the One Room Challenge will be a great push to get at least one done. I've decided to tackle the living/dining room, which is one long open space and where we spend the most time in as a family.  Here's a look at my starting point:


The space has a nice base. We painted the walls a creamy neutral as soon as we moved in and we have a big comfy light grey sofa that we love.


Everything we have, has been carried over from our previous homes (Thousand Oaks and Sherman Oaks).  While some things like the sofa work great in this new space, others just don't. For the dining space, I'd love to get a bigger table and new chairs.  What we have currently worked great in our previous homes since they were smaller spaces, however their scale looks a bit off here. The Expedit against the wall will likely stay, but I'm thinking of giving it a little makeover.


The walls look rather empty and bland so I'll definitely be doing something about that. I'm thinking mirrors above the Expedit unit and a trio of white frames placed vertically in the living space next to the sunburst mirror.


I'll be switching out the two rugs in the living room for one large one that's appropriately sized. If the budget allows, I may also switch out the chair. It's a slipcovered one that I've had since college!


I have a gallery wall going on where the TV is, but it's half finished. I used a lot of the frames that I had in my previous home office, but since the configuration is different, some of the art no longer works (do you spot the the eiffel tower going horizontally?) and some frames are empty. I also need to do something to hide those ugly TV wires.

I hope you'll follow along as I transform this room. I'll be posting weekly updates every Wednesday morning here, and smaller updates on Instagram. I'll also be on Pinterest pinning inspiration and the products I'm thinking about or will be using for the space.

If you're new here, welcome! I am a pillow shop owner, and I blog for fun.  Feel free to browse through my past posts. I not only love design, but I also have a thing for beautiful organization :-)

ORC Fall 2015 Participants

In good company with some very talented ladies: Apartment 34 | Because It’s Awesome | Coco+Kelley | Design Darling | Design Indulgence |Design Manifest | Christine Dovey | The English Room | Vanessa Francis | Hi Sugarplum | Honey We’re Home | Jojotastic | The Pink Clutch | The Pink Pagoda | Simplified Bee | Style Your Senses | A Thoughtful Place | Kimberly Whitman | The Zhush | TM by CIH