Wednesday, April 1, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week One

If it's your first time here welcome!
Thanks for popping over to see what I'm up to during this six week challenge.

I'm so very thankful to Linda at Calling It Home for asking me to be an official participant in the One Room Challenge this Spring.
I'll be honest the ORC has been the best incentive for me to complete a room in my own home. I tend to procrastinate when it comes to making decisions for my own house.

In my last ORC I refreshed our dining room.  You can check out the details here.

So my daughter is thrilled that I'm participating this time around because it's her room I'm going to tackle.
Here's what it looks like now
Ralph Lauren pink and toile custom bedding and draperies
Original nursery furniture
Vintage headboard and footboard
Extremely messy closet
Don't get me wrong I love the bedroom and I was crazy about this pink and white Ralph Lauren toile. But I installed the curtains and duvet over 10 years ago when my daughter was a baby and she's 11 now and begging for a change.
So for her 11th birthday I'm gonna make it happen. She wants the toile out. She wants lavender and blue in and the room to function a lot better since her room is on the small side.
I totally got this.
The Plan:
 Whenever approaching a room to decorate you need to start with a full plan and budget before you begin.
Like they say "If you fail to plan then plan to fail".

To improve function of the space:
A new desk for studying
Closet organizer
Task Lighting

To improve style:
New modern headboard
New bedding
New draperies
New accessories

Here's what I'm including in my design plan

This mirror

Bungalow 5

This wallpaper

 This fabric

Quadrille/Alan Campbell
This bench


And from the ORC sponsors

This linen from Loom Décor

Fog Loom Décor

This art from Minted

Land of Plenty

And this desk from Wayfair

By setting a strict budget and
we're consigning old furniture, clothing and using birthday money to pay for the new stuff ...  my girl's gotta understand the value of a dollar!
And don't forget to come back next Wednesday to see what I'm going to do with these beauties...

And you MUST take a look at the other extremely talented one-room challengers...
You need to check out their rooms here:





P.S. This challenge is not a contest it's just for fun-- there are no judges or prizes and no one wins ... well in this case my daughter would consider herself the winner!

Thanks for reading!! xoxo


  1. Loved your dining room and so happy to see how you tackle this bedroom! I love so many of your selections :)

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  4. Hey Stephanie, LOVE the plan! You do know that the desk is out of stock until 5/31? Please tell me you have it already!!!

  5. Stephanie I am loving the colors you are working with....this is going to be beautiful!

  6. So the wallpaper and fabric!!

  7. There are quite a few people designing rooms WITH their kids! Such a fun way to bring two styles together and spend some time with those teenagers! : ) Can't wait to see how you transform the room! LOVE the ideas!

  8. Woop woop! LOVED your dining room so I just know your daughter is in for a gorgeous treat!

  9. Your dining room was one of my faves from the last round so I'm thrilled your are in it!! With your taste this room can only be spectacular! I can't wait to follow along!

  10. Verrrrrry exciting. I will stay tuned!

  11. Love your choices, and my teen will be watching this one. Can't wait.

  12. You always do a fantastic job Stephanie! Can't wait to see how great this one will be again!

  13. You always do a fantastic job Stephanie! Can't wait to see how great this one will be again!

  14. Oh, I love that fabulous dining room every time I see it! What a gorgeous plan for your daughter, you're so talented, Stephanie, can't wait!

  15. Hooray!!!! I'm so excited to watch you in this round! And I love all your choices for her room, and your sensible plans. I am channeling my inner Taylor Swift with that Quadrille fabric... "Oh my god, look at those lines" :)

  16. Looking forward to this one! My nieces (7 and 11) have asked for help decorating their bedroom and this looks wonderfully inspirational for that upcoming project (right after I tackle the ORC) - can't wait to see what you do and so nice to be working alongside of you in this challenge! xx

  17. Your dining room was one of my favorite rooms from the last ORC, so I can't wait to see what you come up with this time! I love all of the items you've picked out so far!

  18. That mirror and bench are so pretty and those knobs are some of my favorites!

  19. Love what you've chosen so far! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

  20. I loved your dining room in the last round so I can only imagine how amazing this room will be. From one "official" participant to another. :)

  21. Cannot wait to see it come together. I am sure it will be fabulous with that great plan in place. Adore the agate pulls and that Quadrille fabric!!!!Let the games begin!

  22. How wonderful to be included in ORC, I loved the dining room and I am sure your daughter's room will be great!

  23. Oh your dining room was one of my favorites from last year! I can't wait to see what happens to your girl's room. It will be so incredible! Excited for next week! xo

  24. Stephanie, ooooh this is going to be so good. Your daughter is one lucky little lady! Can't wait to see what happens in here.

  25. Your space was one of my favorites last season! So glad you are participating! Cant't wait to follow along!

  26. I LOVED your dining room, so I'm so excited to see your daughter's room!! Thrilled to be participating with you! xo

  27. Stephanie, I love your design and after seeing you transform this space last ORC round I was thrilled to see you back at it again! Can't wait to see how you transform this space! Sarah, Sarah Sofia Productions


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