The Room:

See my One Room Challenge kickoff HERE to see all the before images of my new office and Week 2 updates HERE.

The Progress:

The paint is complete in my office. The Farrow & Ball Wimborne White is the perfect white.  It is just warm enough without being yellow at all or cold.It will be the perfect accent to the gallery wall and art that is coming. The trim and cabinets are Hague Blue.  This is a longstanding favorite color.  It has such depth and vibrancy while staying dark.    The conference room is currently getting her facelift as is the vestibule between the offices.

The Savanna Scenes Cheetah carpet is installed and looks FABULOUS. Karastan animal print NEVER disappoints.  It is so soft underfoot and durable which I need.  


My collection of heads arrived from Africa.  I love them so!

I have a great painting also from Morocco to grace the space behind my desk.


I have long craved this Trinket Table from Global Views and thought my office needed it.


Here are some art pieces going to be hung soon.  I have a weakness for faces. 


The long awaited Iris Apfel, my style icon, gallery wall is coming together.  Two more pieces will be added as soon as they are back from the framer.

The Inspiration:

See the details HERE

The Plan:

Reminder here is the plan from last week… 


The Sources:

Pink Velvet Sofa with Acrylic Legs – ALL Modern

Navy and Brass Chairs– Joss & Main

Orange Wool Egg Chair – ALL Modern

Wicker Chairs – ATG Stores

Geode Table – ATG Stores

Acrylic Game Table– ATG Stores

Hand Dishes– ATG Stores 

Geode Pulls – ATG Stores

Side Tables– Joss & Main

Navy Lamps – Joss & Main

Flat Roman Shades in DVF Cumulus Fabric -The Shade Store

White and Gold Luna Hanging Light – Crystorama

Hague Blue & Wimborne White Paint– Farrow & Ball


I am slightly paranoid that I over-furnitured. I did this all by feel without measuring…a true gift MOST of the time. (Clients do not worry, I measure for you. I promise!)  I am worried… yet, I always worry.

Most pieces (other than the fab pink sofa) should install this week and they look a bit larger than anticipated. YIKES! Thank you goodness I am flexible. 

The other thing is I still do not love the cabinets (see the 1st image above).  They just are flat and need more detail.  I have just ordered a faux leather to upholster the fronts and add nailheads…. We shall see how this turns out.

Here are the upholstered doors I gathered from Pinterest for inspiration:






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I do love an upholstered door. Don’t you? 


One Room Challenge for those not in the know,  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 hosted by Linda of Calling it Home.

See all my previous ORC reveals Fall 2013,  Spring 2014,  Spring 2015,  Fall 2015

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17 Responses to One Room Challenge Fall 2016: Week 3
  1. This is so fun and so glam. Can’t wait to see it finished. Also love the Iris Apfel wall. Please add more info on the eye-shaped piece in that grouping.

  2. You KNOW I love that hague blue, and I’m obsessed with the carpet and all your furnishings! You can do no wrong, so I know it will all fit/come together, and I’m dying to see!!!!!

  3. Hague Blue is an all-time favourite, and I can’t wait to see where you land with the upholstered doors. Will you be DIY-ing? Because Holly! That’s quite the plot twist to give yourself while, you know, running a business and such. Nonetheless, you are the queen of fearless design and I have every confidence you’ll pull it off and then some. I am already preparing to scrape my jaw up off the floor.

    Sarah xx

  4. PS: Your Iris Apfel gallery wall is LEGIT. In LOVE.

  5. Iris Apfel – wow – what a fabulous inspiration…can’t wait to see it all come together!

  6. I love faces too! I wonder what it says about us? I’ve got faces of all kind staring back at me throughout the house.

    This room is going to be so freakin good!

  7. You totally nailed it on jazzing the doors…I just did mine….small brass fleu de ley tacks and I ‘look at them’ ALL the time…GOOD LUCK!! franki ps viva Iris!!

  8. So unique! I’m loving the door. Can’t wait to see the final result.

  9. That trinket table is amazing! And I can’t wait to see the upholstered cabinets, how chic!

  10. Oh I love the idea of the upholstered doors! Oh course why not add a little hitch to your game plan at this point? It always makes for more fun! I love that trinket table and EVERYTHING you’ve got going on in the room!

  11. I am laughing at ‘clients I measure your space’. This is looking amazing. I LOVE Iris. What a fun idea!

  12. I had to pin everyone of those upholstered doors…..wowza! Loving your plan so far:)

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