I survived another One Room Challenge

My office has been transformed into a haven for inspiration reflective of my love for color, animal prints, art, travel and of course the iconic Iris Apfel.  

It turned out even better than I could have hoped.

Of course there are things that still need some tweaking. But other than nailheads being added to the drawers and lampshades still on their way, I am elated with the bright and happy space that I spend more time in than I do at home some weeks turned out.

The amazing sponsors made this happen with their generosity of wonderful products.  Thank you to ATG Stores, Joss & Main, Karastan Carpet, All Modern, The Shade Store, Farrow & Ball, Crystorama & Minted

Enjoy seeing my new refreshed office, vestibule and conference room as photographed by Loli Photography

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Orange Wool Egg Chair – ALL Modern

Vintage Desk – The English Room

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Pink Velvet Sofa with Acrylic Legs – ALL Modern

Navy and Brass Chairs– Joss & Main

Kate Spade Cocktail Table – EJ Victor

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Art Gallery Wall of Iris Apfel:

Iris Documentary Poster via Amazon

Pink & Yellow Print by Kate Worum

Iris Gold Gold Painting by Brooke McGowan

Small Painting in Pink Frame by Miles Purvis

Embroidered in Black frame by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Large Iris Painting by Charlie Hanavich

 Iris Pink Framed Print by Kate Worum

Small Iris Embroidery on Linen by Dionsky

Iris Painting on Paper by Leslie Weaver

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Zebra Stools– The English Room

Acrylic Game Table– ATG Stores

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Wicker Chairs – ATG Stores

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Faux Fur Throw – Joss & Main

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Elephant Pillow – John Robshaw

Silk Velvet Ikat Pillows – The English Room

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Trinket Table – Global Views

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Side Tables– Joss & Main

Navy Lamps – Joss & Main

Blue Face – Lesley Grainger

Orange Face – Gee Gee Collins

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Icons Stationary,  Stripe Note Cards, Framed Camel Print – Minted

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Flat Roman Shades in DVF Cumulus Fabric -The Shade Store

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Small Painting – Lesley Grainger

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Kilim Bench – World Market

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Hague Blue & Wimborne White Paint– Farrow & Ball

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Geode Table – ATG Stores

Hand Dishes– ATG Stores

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Geode Pulls – ATG Stores

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Bamboo Wallpaper – Farrow & Ball

White and Gold Luna Hanging Light – Crystorama

Mirror – Wisteria

Black & White Faces – Lesley Grainger

 Antique Chinoiserie Table- The English Room

Moroccan Rug – The English Room

Mongolian Lamb Pouf – The English Room

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Daisy in Fuchsia Roller Shades – The Shade Store

Artwork in Pink – Kerri Rosenthal

See my One Room Challenge kickoff HERE to see all the before images of my new office,  Week 2,  Week 3,  Week 4 & Week 5

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.

Linda of Calling It Home- I have so much gratitude and true appreciate for this opportunity to design for myself without limits and with a deadline that makes it happen. Designers spaces are the last to get priorities…think “the cobblers children have no shoes.”

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

Congratulations to all my fellow designers for the completion of their spaces.

Be sure to check them all out and prepare to be WOWED!

Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House

Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart

Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely

Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s

Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH


The most important HUGE THANK YOU goes out to the lovely ladies in my office that stayed on the orders, scheduled the paint, carpet, wallpaper, pressed me for answers and progress because without their constant help this could never come together. I can design all day long but “the devil is in the details” and these ladies have the details down!

and it turns out…


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40 Responses to One Room Challenge Fall 2016: Office Reveal
  1. Man you can go from drab to fab like nobodies business! Great job!

  2. I love your use of textures and colors. This space will definitely get the creative juices flowing! Well done!!

  3. Sensational mix per usual! That Iris wall is brillz & obsessed with your vintage desk! Killer transformation lady!

  4. You are truly the queen of the mix, Holly! That DESK! That pair of upholstered cabinets! Those rattan chairs! The ebullient use of COLOUR! It’s all so iconic, and so fitting of your homage to Iris Apfel. Stunning stunning stunning! xx Sarah

  5. To say that this space is inspiring is an understatement! It is just phenomenally so good! Love the vibrant colors and patterns/textures all around and my fave ? The Iris Apfel Gallery wall, she definitely deserves to be in this room! Congrats!

  6. Such a vibrant and playful room! Lots of interesting details! The rug is especially my favorite!

  7. If I were a client visiting for the first time, I would be thrilled to meet a designer who is super-creative, not afraid of color and pattern, detail oriented, and best of all, someone with whom it would be such fun to work!

  8. WOW! such a colorful and fun space! love that paper and the awesome art mix!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all that color especially the fuschia! Congrats on creating such a fun and eclectic space!

  10. Geesh this is all TOO good. I love so many elements I can’t list them, but the gallery wall and the bamboo wallpaper are major winners. You know what makes me gasp the most? The glossy dark painted trim, it’s just perfection. Well done!!! And thank you for commenting on my reveal Holly, I really appreciated it xoxox

  11. So VIBRANT! You always do well in the color department. The details in here kill me though – some of my favorites! Geode pulls and those beaded faces… nice find on that kilim bench too!

  12. What an inspiring place to spend you day! Everything is gorgeous! XO

  13. This room is everything! I know this will be my favorite of everything out there, which is saying a lot! Fantastic job! What an inspirational design 🙂

  14. Just amazing! What a fun and inspiring work space! Love the way you mix all of the patterns together!

  15. Holly this room is so amazing!!! I can’t believe what an incredibly fun space you brought together – there’s going to be some serious creativity generated in such an inspiring room!

  16. So many pretty pops of color! Awesome makeover!

  17. I love the vibrant colors and the artwork. This post is very inspirational because I am in the process of choosing decorations for an apartment. I found this company called Furnishr that I am going to hire and I wanted your opinions 🙂

  18. I want to live and work here. Holly, this is amazing! I always love how you create the unimaginable. I love the layers, and am familiar with some of the journey from your trip you posted on IG. You did not need inspiration to be creative, so with a more beautiful office, I can’t even imagine what you will create. Well done.

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  21. I just love the colors and textures in this room! Congrats on a stunning reveal!

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