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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 Week 5

Eeek! It's crunch time. These 6 weeks are going by waaay faster than I had anticipated. Good news is that most of the big pieces are now in place and we're making good progress least that's what I'd like to think.

This past week we picked up our rug, which is actually a carpet piece from one of our generous sponsors, Karastan.


Going with a carpet was perfect because it allowed me to get a floor covering that was the exact size I wanted. I took it in to the team at Area Rug Factory in Ventura and they custom cut and bound the edges. I also had them do a custom pad to go under the carpet and protect the floors.


The carpet I chose was the Patola in Almond Cream (currently on sale), which has a subtle ikat inspired pattern with striated neutral colors. It's made of New Zealand wool and feels great when walking on it barefoot.


Looks nice right? These photos don't do it justice. The weather was a bit gloomy so the natural light was limited when I took these but hopefully you're able to see the pattern.


Here's a look at the binding they did around the edges.  Some people prefer to go with serged edges, but I like the clean look of this.


Here's a peek of it with the furniture:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 5 Update

art: sarah swanson paintings in ikea ribba frames

Speaking of which, my armchair came in. It's the Catalina from Apt2B upholstered in a cleanable cream fabric. The size is perfect for the space, and I love it's simple and tailored design. Also, yay for it being handmade in the USA!


A couple of other things, I added this little black accent end table which works great next to the armchair.


I also added this seagrass braided basket, which is actually part of a set of 3. The other two will go in the dining space.  They're perfect as stylish storage for throws, dog toys, etc., and also a great way to bring in a bit of texture.


Both the accent table and basket are from sponsor Bellacor, which if you haven't checked out, is a good resource to bookmark for home decor items. They have tons to choose from.


Last but not least, the dining chairs and table.


I was so excited for these. As soon as we assembled them and put them in place, I thought, "yes! we have a grown up dining space now!"


The dining chairs are from sponsor Urban Home. They have a elegant curved silhouette and silver nailhead trim detail. They're affordably priced too.


The table is simple and sturdy. It's from sponsor Lowes. Who knew they sell furniture? I can't wait to dress it up with some tabletop decor.

table+chairs2Between now and Sunday the plan is to scramble to finalize everything for the final reveal photoshoot on Monday.  I'm still waiting on a few more things, and I need to do some in-store shopping, installing, fixing, painting, hanging, ironing, cleaning and styling. Fingers crossed it will all come together! Wish me luck!

p.s. I've updated the ORC Pinterest board with the items in the space.

p.s.s. Rug sponsor Karastan is currently having a fall sale through Monday November 9th, and also a giveaway which ends today! Find out more here and here.

Be sure to check in with the other 19 ORC participants to see their progress: 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 | The One Room Challenge is Trademarked by CIH