ORCBanner Fall 13
I am thrilled to share BIG NEWS!
I am participating in the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home.  
This is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy’ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish.  For the next six Wednesday’s, we will be giving you updates on our room progress.
Here are the lucky participants on this ORC.
(I gotta step up my game because there are some seriously talented designers in this group.)


Our home office is the crap catcher of a room.  5 people come in and out dropping junk and mail along the way.  It is also the place where packages are deposited.  We have cabinets filled with toys that are no longer played with. File cabinets are filled with old documents that need to be shredded. The bookshelves are filled with paperbacks and old books we never open.  This room needs a cleansing and a purging.  Once that is accomplished it will recieve a makeover to some of my favorite work spaces from Pinterest.

Here are a few pics: (this is an embarrassing state of affairs…you know the story of the “cobbler’s children have no shoes“)

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Tasks to accomplish:


a chandelier

pair of desk chairs

pair of lamps for the desk

a roman shade

a window seat cushion

paint the inside of the bookcases (after the are cleaned out)

huge cork board for inspiration images and invitations

a gallery wall with a mixture of children’s art and other finds

chic desk accessories 

So that is where I stand. I look forward to sharing my progress over the next 6 weeks.  I appreciate this opportunity to finally get this room as it should be for my family and myself. 

Here are a few pins that really speak to me and my plan…










I do hope you will follow along…




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30 Responses to Game On: One Room Challange hosted by Calling it Home
  1. I can totally identify with your term crap catcher. Had me laughing. Looking forward to seeing what you do!

  2. Your room is certainly crying out for a makeover. I love the rooms you have chosen for inspiration. Looking forward to seeing it all come together.

  3. I’ve got a room like that at my house too, although sometimes it feels like every room in my house is like that. 🙂 I love your inspiration pictures. Can’t wait to see what you do!

  4. Such a fun plan! Can’t wait to follow along!

  5. Awesome inspiration!! Can’t wait to see this come together!

  6. Holy inspiration! Your pinterest pictures are ah-mazzz-ing. I think you described a few other rooms in my home, too. Good luck with the purging. Be careful with the paper shredder, I burned one out. Thanks for joining in, this will be fun to watch.

  7. I am SO IN!!! I know exactly what room to do! this is such a great motivator for me to get ti done and I cannot wait to see what YOU come up with…it will be gorgeous I am certain of that!!!

  8. I love your inspiration photos! can’t wait to see how this room transforms! I’m excited to join ya’ll tomorrow via the ORC linking party. I’m going to makeover my guest bedroom!

  9. How cute is that striped carpet? And I love the built ins! Can’t wait to follow along.

  10. sooo fun to see my friend, Claire’s office as inspiration (the one with the arm sconces on the memo board). Can’t wait to see what you do.

  11. Love your inspirations! I like your window seat and your plans for this room.

    Looking forward to see updates next week!

    P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win a set of beautiful velvet pumpkins if you like.


  12. You have lofty goals, and I’m excited to follow your progress!!

  13. Susie @ Maddie's Nest October 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply

    I think we all have a space like this in our homes. I love your inspiration images….I cannot wait to see the space transform!

  14. I can’t wait to see what you do…I would love to see that ostrich wallpaper! I am a Charlotte girl myself and will be linking up- can’t wait!

  15. I’d absolutely LOVE to redo my work space and am so excited to see what you do. Your inspiration pics are incredible!

  16. Loving your inspirational pics! I’m excited to follow along!

  17. You have some stunning inspiration pics. Any wallpaper alone will look amazing.

  18. OK…I love every one of those inspiration pictures so I know we are going to be quite pleased with what is coming up!

  19. This is such a great idea. I’m not part of the bloggers signed up, but I think I will do it anyway.

  20. Loving all your inspiration pics! Can’t wait to see what you do!

  21. I cant wait to see what you do!!!

  22. great inspiration. Those are rooms I would like to work in!

  23. This is going to be good. Paper is the bane of my organized existence, and I love a beautiful home office!

  24. Holly!! I can not wait to see what you do. There are so many great designers in this contest!! I am cheering for all of you but I am seriously anxious to see how your room turns out! Love the direction you are wanting to go. Curious as to if you will be incorporating any of the chartreuse greens. Good luck!!!!!

  25. Love the plan and can’t wait to see progress!!

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