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The One Room Challenge Reveal!

Oh my goodness, what a week! It was seriously down to the wire getting everything ready and I could really go for a nap right about now, but I am so excited to share with you the final result!

If you're new here, welcome! You can catch up on the weekly progress posts and get the full story with these links:

Week 1  // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5

Are you ready for the reveal? A little reminder of what I started with:

Here's what my living-dining room looks like now:


I brought in purples and blues with pillows, art, and other accessories. The fact that all the big pieces are neutral in color, makes the space versatile and will allow us to very easily switch out the colors whenever the mood strikes.

art: left, right

We also added a black vintage-inspired ceiling light fixture which was custom made by a fellow small business.  

chair | art | sofa | rug

Gallery wall around the TV finally finished!

The dining space probably went through the biggest transformation. It's now welcoming and ready for guests.


The old Ikea shelving unit that we had, got a little makeover with the addition of legs, doors, and greek key panels. I also added bins to keep it organized inside. 


What do you think? I hope you love the space as much as I do. Thank you so much for following along and cheering me on throughout these past six weeks!

Big thank you to Linda, the creator and organizer behind the One Room Challenge, for including me this season. I enjoyed the journey and I am delighted with the result.

Big thank you also to my husband who helped me on weekends and evenings with most of the assembling, installing, hanging, etc.

Shout out to all my sponsors, who generously contributed product to help my vision come to life: Karastan Carpet - Apt2B - Bellacor - Sarah Swanson - Minted - Lowes - Lucent Lighting - Urban Home - O'verlays - Bassett Mirror Company - Mark & Graham - NDI - Parima Studio

Be sure to check out the reveals of the other 19 talented ladies who did this challenge with me and worked hard to beautifully transform their rooms. So much eye candy!:

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


Summary of Sources:

Living Area - sponsored sources:: rug | arm chair | seagrass basket | side table | watercolor paintings in three white frames | gallery wall art - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | small clear lamp | black vintage inspired ceiling light fixture (custom) ||  other sources:: blue velvet pillows | floral pillow | navy zig zag pillows | purple pillows | sofa | white tray | gold round mirrored tray | blue lacquered box | throw

Dining Area - sponsored sources:: dining chairs | dining table | custom abstract art | custom greek key pattern for ikea expedit hack | napkin rings | double gourd lamps | fiddle leaf tree | organizational bin ||  other sources:: white linen table runner | chambray linen napkins | natural water hyacinth placemats | gold flatware | tall black mirrors | boxwood topiary

photography by Stephanie Godfrey


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