Friday, May 13, 2016


It is Week 6 of the One Room Challenge - which means it was reveal day!  Have you guys seen any of them yet?!  Wow wow wow, none of these spaces disappointed and all of these designers deserve a large glass of wine, and a comfy spot on the couch.  Six weeks is an extremely quick time to do any kind of home project/makeover/renovation, etc.  Sometimes it takes me six weeks to simply pick out a tile, or color scheme.

That is what makes ORC so good though...the fact that these 20 designers take the lows with the highs, and still turn the lows into highs is straight up talent!  If I was designing a room and had my entire design centered around a rug (for example) that I found out was going to be back ordered at the last minute and couldn't be here for the reveal day - I think I would absolutely loose it, literally.

So, here is my recap.  All of the featured designers delivered to die for projects, I haven't even made it to the guest participants yet!  I would love to feature everything, but below are my favorites and the rooms that stuck out most to me.  Enjoy;).

I always start with Kristin over at Hunted Interior.  She is one of my favorite blogger/designers, and of course she nailed this season!  I am sure you all are aware by now of my current blue obsession....well this bedroom had me drooling alllllll over the place.

Claire at Claire Brody killed it with this living room design!  She included awesome before and afters in her post - which are always super fun to see.  The way she took the curtains all the way up those walls made such a huge statement!  And I love that she chose a white fabric, so gorgeous with the light coming through.  PS. she also said that she will be following up next week with a budget post on costs, etc. of this room;).

Here is Sarah's from The Curated House -  I am dying over these curtains, and that Ashley Woodson Bailey is everything in that space!

Kris from Driven by Decor did an amazing master bedroom makeover, where she installed some super rad lucite closet rods!

Gwen from The Makerista re-did her basement as a man cave and allowed her lucky husband to help contribute in the design process!  To be honest I was a little unsure of how this was going to turn out, given the darker wall color and that it was in a basement - but her reveal photos are SO SO good!!!  That large charcoal art above the sectional had me hunting down that source and trying to order before I was even done reading her post!!  Congrats Gwen!

I couldn't wait to see what Paige from The Pink Clutch was going to do in that living guys - this girl has some serious talent!!  There are so many colors and patterns in this room, but she somehow makes them all jive and look so fun and fresh!  And that rug/carpet is also on my list of "click her source link and find a reason to buy asap"!

Simplified Bee - master bathroom renovation - there are so many details to this space you guys have to go check them out, I couldn't possibly discuss all of them here!  Love how she mixed the metals in this space, as well as different wallpapers.  It really helped define the spaces and make them each special and unique - <insert heart eyes here;)>.  I have been contemplating on ordering those brass Restoration Hardware medicine cabinet mirrors for our own bathroom project and this post might have just sealed the deal for me - love them.

Jill's bedroom project on Jill Sorensen really turned out cool.  I love the mix of strong color tones contrasting together!  I also love how she incorporated both wall sconces and lamps on the nightstands.  So many times when I am in bed at night reading/working on my computer, I wish I had an overhead wall sconce, versus the light coming from the nightstand.  Ummmm and then I thought I was finished and I kept scrolling and landed on her updated bathroom as well!  ahhhh I am in love, seriously - I included a pic below the bedroom pic.

This post wouldn't be complete without Orlando's tree house reveal!

Kevin at Thou Swell finished the ORC as well as is finishing up his last few weeks of high school - what?!  lol - this kid has some serious talent, and I wish I would have been as smart as he is when I was 18...  Seriously, though check out his amazing design!  Love love those patterned curtains!

Waiting on Martha's team office makeover is too perfect for words - so much good stuff happening in that room.

That wraps it up my friends.  There is really so much amazing design inspiration thrown out there from this seasons ORC I can't even write about it all!;) lol.  And I haven't even jumped into the guest participants - I believe the last I saw on Linda's website, there were over 200 guest participants!

Congratulations to all of the designers and bloggers for taking on this crazy awesome task.  The next ORC is in October of this year, and I am slowly working up the guts to be a guest participant...

Here are some of my takeaways from this years designs:

-Don't be afraid to tackle a conjoining space if it flows into the design of your original room
-Design based on you - do what makes you happy and source and use products that truly excite you
-There are no design rules
-We are all human and has much as we try and work hard for a goal, sometimes the final outcome isn't exactly how you had imagined - but stop beating yourself up!
-Don't be so hard on yourself - again design for you and no one is perfect
-Go with your gut
-Lastly, go big or go home;)


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