One Room Challenge Fall 2018: The BIG REVEAL

I did it. We did it. Everyone did it. It truly took a village to get this One Room Challenge finished.  

We did get the interior done with a little punch list as to be expected but, the exterior is still ongoing.

I am over the moon to finally have a working kitchen again.

My children are looking forward to a home cooked meal for the first time in a very long time.

I am going to even attempt Thanksgiving at our house. Cooking lessons needed.

Without further ado, I present our new kitchen. 

The Scullery

The Bar:


The Dog Room (countertop still outstanding)

The Laundry Room

My Office

All Images by Dustin Peck Photography.

Special thanks to my many design partners that helped with this project.

Article, Courtistan, Emtek, Hudson Valley Lighting, Craftmade, CrystoramaHayneedle, ThermadorDowel Furniture Company, Polycor, Schaub, Rugs.Com , Florence Broadhurst, York Wallcovering, New Ravenna, Arianna Belle Pillows

I am forever indebted to my local contractor, fabricators and craftsmen. 

Schwab Woodworks


Sherwood Lapping Inc.

Hollingsworth Roofing

Ferguson Showrooms

Design Sources Recap:

Here is a recap of my design sources. I have also used lots of my existing furniture, art and accessories so do not hesitate to ask if you have questions.

Custom Hood / Curtains – Christian Lacroix ORCHIDS FANTASIA PERCE NEIGE / Forma Milkyway Ivory Chairs from Article / Hudson Valley Triad Aged Brass and Acrylic Island Pendants / New Ravenna Astronomy Stone & Brass Mosaic Backsplash / Thermador Appliances / Newport Brass East Linear Faucet in Satin Bronze / Polycor White Cherokee Marble Honed Countertops / Emtek – Mod Hex Satin Brass Cabinet Hardware / Hudson Valley Sparta in Aged Brass Chandelier / Vintage Turkish Runner from Charlotte Rug Gallery / Couristan Rangoli Diwali Area Rug / Breakfast Chairs / Duncan Hughes for Dowel Gardner Counter Stools / Audrey Fuchsia Orchid Centerpiece from IBB Design / Crystorama Morgan Aged Brass Wall Mount Sconce  / Arianna Belle Purple Geometric Pillows

Emtek – Mod Hex Satin Brass Cabinet Hardware / Mitzi Leigh Aged Brass and Marigold Lanterns  (these were sadly too large and changed to Hudson Valley Ashleigh Aged Brass Ceiling Mount Fixture) / Grohe Chrome/Orange Essence Pre-Rinse Spray Kitchen Faucet / Benjamin Moore White Dove Paint on walls and cabinets / Polycor American Black Granite Countertops Honed / Antique Herki Runner from Etsy / Blue Swirl Vase from the Pink Pagoda.

Polycor American Black Granite Countertops Honed / Lulie Wallace Painting / Paint Cabinets BM Summer Nights 777 / Star Floor Tile / Schaub Haiburton 6″ Satin Brass Cabinet Pull / Hansgrohe Talis S HighArc Kitchen Faucet / Electrolux Washer & Dryer / Mitzi Aged Brass & Marigold Wall Sconce in the Dog Room

Schaub Lumiere 2″ T Bar Pull / Schaub  Lumiere 12″ Appliance  Pill in Satin Brass / Florence Broadhurst Egrets Wallpaper / Polycor Saint Henry Black Granite Countertop Honed / Benjamin Moore Bermuda Turquoise 728 / Kilim Rug from / Hudson Valley Boca Aged Brass Chandelier

Oscuro Black Desk from Article / Alexis Walter Painting / Florence Broadhurst Japanese Floral Wallpaper / LumiSource Master Adjustable Office Chair with Swivel / Cado Desk Lamp / Benjamin Moore Chartreuse 2024-10 Floating Shelves / Hudson Valley Ashleigh Aged Brass Ceiling Mount Fixture (this was moved to the scullery and we used Aira Brass Fixture) / Arianna Belle Zebra Pillow

Hampton Signature Bamboo 20 Piece Flatware Set (4) / DecMode Teak Rustic Decorative Bowl / French 3 Piece Cheese Knives / French Home Laguiole 7 Piece Multicolor Cheese Knife and Spreader Set /  French Home Steak Knives / J K Adams 1761 Round Cutting Board – Large / Alaterre Revive Reclaimed Wall Coat Hooks / Artland Simplicity Cake Plate W/dome / Lipper International Acacia 16 x 4 in. Bread Board with Ceramic Bowl / 3R Studios Blue Splatter ware Bowls – Set of 5 / Vinotemp Epicureanist Slate Lazy Susan / French Home Olive Wood Spatula Set / LumiSource Master Adjustable Office Chair with Swivel

Outdoor Fixtures:

They are by Craftmade. I chose the The Wolford Sconce  because I love the combination of black and brass with the seeded glass. They are perfectly transitional. You can find them HERE. These are not installed but I will share as soon as they are!

Craftmade Wolford Sconce in Matte Black and Satin Brass

Reminder: here are the before images of the kitchen, breakfast room, laundry room and porch that are the area I renovated. The porch was actually removed for the addition.  Our outdoor plan and landscaping has gotten way behind. The entry looks straight down the hall through to the current kitchen. 

Go check out the other participants reveals too!

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  • November 7, 2018

    The colour is amazing! What a fantastic reveal! Congrats!

  • November 7, 2018

    I’m sooo in love. Gorgeous! The colors are so amazing.

  • November 7, 2018

    Its stunning!!! Xoxo

  • November 7, 2018

    I couldn’t wait to see the reveal! Your home is beautiful, and I love that it’s your childhood home!
    Can you share where you found the cute topiaries that you have in kitchen and laundry?
    Thanks! Cori

  • November 7, 2018

    This is so beautiful!! You know I love all the color and the arrrrrrrrtttttt! Congratulations!!

  • November 7, 2018

    Totally smitten. Love the use of pink in the kitchen. Congrats on a great ORC. Susie from the Chelsea Project

  • November 7, 2018

    This is so gorgeous! This may be one of my all time favorites!

  • November 7, 2018

    Holly you never disappoint!!!~ I am in love with everything you did.

  • November 7, 2018

    Simply stunning! Just stunning.

  • November 7, 2018

    I think you mean fall 2018 reveal. Looks amazing!

  • November 7, 2018

    All dressed up and ready to party at home. WOW. Great job

  • November 7, 2018

    Your use of color is astounding!

    Huge congrats on another amazing space!!

  • November 7, 2018

    This was a major transformation! I can’t believe how many rooms you did. All STUNNING! You had me at pink bar stools! I love the wallpapers, bold color choices and how you mixed it all. But that starry kitchen tile has my heart forever! Congrats!

  • November 7, 2018

    Holy Cats! Brava! I cannot believe how much you got done and it is smashing!! All the color. All the details. To die for.

  • November 8, 2018

    Outstanding!!!! Looks just like you !!!! Love Everything!

  • November 8, 2018

    Fabulous re-do! Question: How do you keep rugs in place on wood floors? Mine bunch up and slide.

  • November 8, 2018

    So fantastic!! I love all the details! And that waterfall counter top is to die for… Well done!

  • November 8, 2018

    what a vibrant space and what fun with those bar stools! my absolute favourite has to be the bar!! I just couldn’t get enough of it!

  • November 8, 2018

    Holy Moly. I LOVE your use of color and pattern. The wallpaper is amazing.

  • November 9, 2018


    You astonish me. Simply wonderful, but ‘simply’ is diametrically opposed to what you have done, to your style, to your range. I came to your site several ORCs ago, and am consistently delighted with your restrained maximalism, your use of color, your sheer bravery, and the results you achieve. Enjoy the holiday you so richly deserve!

  • November 9, 2018

    Gorgeous! Congratulations on being able to cook. This is a stunning transformation that flows from each reach room into the next. I love all of the spaces and imagine laundry will be more pleasant in this beautiful room. Great job.

  • November 10, 2018

    From the barstools to the lighting…I love everything. The Hudson Valley chandelier reminds me of Christian Louboutin spikey heels. Incredible!

  • November 10, 2018

    This is amazing! But then you can do no wrong! Everything turned out stunning!

  • November 11, 2018

    Congratulations! You have done it again.
    I love your design and use of color. I am also in love with your art choices absolutely fantastic.
    Every season I am amazed at your one room challenge designs. You are truly gifted.

  • November 11, 2018

    I think you mean without further ado…

    Lovely room.

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    Wow love the vibrant color choices!!! What a fun space. Can you share the fabric source for the banquette in the eating area?

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