One Room Challenge Spring 2017: Big Reveal

It finally came together!  

Before you go look at the AFTER please take a minute to look at the BEFORE.  It was sad and depressing. If you are just tuning in, see my progress over the past weeks with WEEK 1, WEEK 2, WEEK 3, WEEK 4, WEEK 5 and now THE BIG REVEAL!

I could not be more please with the outcome. The glossy pink ceiling casts the most beautiful glow in the room. The wallpaper makes me smile intensely. The carpet is plush and chic. The etagere houses all my treasures and favorite things. The new dresser is ample and much needed storage. The curtains are soft and soothing on a glam brass rod. The lamps are handmade perfection. The bedside tables provide lovely storage and are also and crafted on New Orleans and the drawers faces are carved from a solid piece of wood sources in the Missisippi Delta. The chairs are so fabulous in white hair on hide.  And the bed… what do I say about the bed. The bed is amazing from the glamorous brass and acrylic to the the plush bedding and sheets on the amazing new mattress.  

Each piece is a paragraph that comes together to tell the whole story.

This story makes me happy.

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And the mess you have all been waiting to see cleaned up… This could not have happened without the guidance and help of Jennifer of Pure & Simple Carolinas. I am ready to tackle the rest of the closets soon. 

















All Photography by ea decker photography

I am still struggling with an abundance of jewelry that needs addressing.  I have a plan that will hopefully happen and be revealed in the coming weeks. 


Floral Fantasy Wallpaper for the Bed Wall by Hapi Art / Heavenly Palette Pillow by Hapi Art / Aiden Acrylic Canopy Upholstered Bed by Bernhardt / Soho Luxe Mirror Dresser by Bernhardt / Elka Chairs from Bernhardt / Ceiling Paint Nancy’s Blushes by Farrow & Ball / Savanna Scenes Snow Leopard by Karastan / Elegent Étegere from Wisteria / Marbelized Bunny Williams Table Lamp from The Mine / Thalia End Tables from Doorman Designs / Tailored Pleat Drapes in Linen with Contrast 4″ Band from The Shade Store / Confetti Sheets & Duvet Cover in Fuchsia / Coral from Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill / Diamond White Mattelassé Coverlet & Shams from Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill /  Selke Fleece Blanket in White via Annie Selke’s Pine Cone Hill / Euro Pillow Inserts / King PillowsDown Alternative Comforter / Breathable Mattress Pad Beachwood Gold Leaf Tree Branch Tray Table Floor Lamp / Leesa Mattress / Drake Acrylic Fixture from Crystorama / Cordonne Ikeya-seki Rosa wallpaper from NewWall /  Modern Chest from All Modern / “PALE POPPY” – PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY HAFNHAFSTUDIO / “FLAMINGO” – PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY KAMALA NAHAS / “TINY WINGS” – PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY ANDREW MCCLINTOCK / “PINK AGAVE” – PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY WILDER CALIFORNIA  / “LA PLAGE EN BLEU” – PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY FLORENTINE RODENHUIS / “INNER LIGHT” – MIXED MEDIA LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY KRISTI KOHUT – HAPI ART AND PATTERN / “WATERCOLOR INKBLOT 1” – PAINTING LIMITED EDITION ART PRINT BY KRISTEN SMITH / Gold Bamboo Framed Abstract Notecards by Lesley Grainger/ Gold Bamboo Frames by FramebridgePair of Faces Large by Hayley Mitchell Art / Nude Painting by Gee Gee CollinsVaraluz Banana Leaf sconces / Candelabra baskets / Face Mirrors from Candelabra  / Gold Hand Vase from Candelabra / Wink Eye Pillow from Candelabra / Face Planters

Be sure to check out all the other AMAZING REVEALS in the One Room Challenge this round: 

Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated  | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen 

Abby Manchesky | Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda 

Rambling Renovators | Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson  

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

ORC Spring 2017 Featured Designers

Thank you to the generous sponsors that made this event come together:

Karastan / Hapi Art Bernhardt / The Shade Store / The Mine / Shop CandelabraDoorman DesignsLeesa / Lamps Plus / All ModernWisteriaAnnie Selke / Farrow & BallArianna Belle / Lamps Plus / Minted  / Framebridge / Varaluz / Crystorama / NEWWALL / Bellacor and of course Linda of Calling it Home who is the biggest cheerleader and hardest worker of the bunch. 

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, & Fall 2016.

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  • May 10, 2017

    So delicious! Seriously amazing job!

  • May 10, 2017


    It’s a fantasy room, but I’m truly curious about your husband’s reaction to the space, as it is his as well. I’m a new reader of your blog (found via the ORC), and when I saw the reveal, I wasn’t sure if this was for a teenage girl (I sincerely hoped not, given the money and effort) or for a single woman. It’s absolutely lovely, but I’m not sure if I see where your husband fits in with it.

  • May 10, 2017

    I die for your closet, and that bed is the stuff dreams are made of!!!

  • May 10, 2017

    This is a cheerful explosion of all that’s right with the world. I love how your actual clothes match the room. Now you can enjoy your hard work! xo

  • May 10, 2017

    The stuff of dreams! Be still my color loving heart. Congrats Holly. Not sure what I love more – the ceiling, the floors, the walls, the bed. The shoe collection!!! The jewelry!!

  • May 10, 2017

    Holly, what a fun and colorful room that matches your personality! I love every detail from your chic Lucite and gold 4 poster bed, wallpaper, art, design books, Holly sign, to your colorful and organized closet! Jennifer with Pure and Simple Carolina is so talented in getting people organized; I still need to hire her for my closet. 🙂 Cheers on yet another amazing ORC and making this process enjoyable for us all! XOXO, Sarah

  • May 10, 2017

    I never thought I would love a high gloss ceiling but it just works perfectly here! What a colourful and vibrant room you’ve created. It’s a great reflection of your personal style and your wardrobe works seamlessly in this space. Congrats!

  • May 10, 2017

    What I love most is how much your bedroom is a reflection of your closet! Bold, colorful and over-the-top fun! A place that you can’t be anything but happy. Well done!

  • May 10, 2017

    that wallpaper is everything!! So beautiful! What a fun space. The bed, the art, the bookshelf and your closet! every detail is amazing. Congratulations!!

  • May 10, 2017

    I love how your closet and your bedroom just make sense together–it really gives a peek at what a vibrant personality you must have, your are the Pattern QUEEN!

  • May 10, 2017

    Color me happy! And yaaas maximal! So fun to see a bold and vibrant bedroom! Love the bed! And I have that Peruvian llama but in baby sizes.

  • May 10, 2017

    Sexy bedroom and dramatic closet. Love it! The Chanel quote made me laugh. My own late mother used to say, “Men are just little boys in long pants!”

    My favorite thing is that pink ceiling.

  • May 10, 2017

    Holy colour and that glossy ceiling makes the space! Your gallery wall around the TV turned out wonderfully, love the different layers 🙂

  • May 10, 2017

    Wow, you always bring it big with color. Love the glossy ceiling with the lucite bed. All of this is really an incredible mix of pattern and texture. I am impressed on how you were able to whip your closet into a beautiful boutique. Great!

  • May 11, 2017

    Fabulous makeover, Holly! Love how organized you are now and how that room reflects your style to a T. 🙂

  • May 11, 2017

    Love how your makeover came out! The carpet and wallpaper are to die for!

    Do you have a source for the VW Beetle basket purse on the etegere? I did look through the source list but could not find a listing for any of the shaped basket purses. Maybe they are something you have collected over the years but if you have some suggestions for where to look I would appreciate it! Thanks.

  • May 11, 2017

    Wow!!! This is amazing!!!!!!!!! Your ORC are always my favorite!!! XX

  • May 13, 2017

    Only happy vibes can come from the color explosion in this room! Fantastic room and closet!

  • May 13, 2017

    I am absolutely in love! I tend to be afraid of mixing patterns and you have totally inspired me!! I love how this room tells a story and conveys the personality and spirit of the woman who inhabits it! You did such a fabulous job! Congratulations!!

  • May 14, 2017


    Visiting as a guest participant from I am so loving that feature wall! There’s eye candy everywhere in this room- even in the closet!

  • October 12, 2017


    i cannot find sheets or mattress for the 10″ leesa…where did u find.i am going crazy..

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