WEEK 5: One Room Challenge Update

The One Room Challenge headed up by Calling It Home continues and is flying by!

Here are WEEK 1,  WEEK 2,  WEEK 3 and WEEK 4 if you are just tuning in.

ORCBanner Fall 13

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 are at week 4), we will be giving you updates on our room progress.

Ok…truth be told I was lazy this week.  I will give you a few peaks but I clearly work better under pressure.  Here is where I stand. 

To Do List:

  1. put together the desk chairs
  2. have the light fixture installed
  3. install the inspiration/cork board (and order too)
  4. have the roman shade installed (the dang fabric just shipped…ugh)
  5. style the bookshelves. (partially done….)
  6. style the desk area

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I love how the light fixture turned out.  

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I love the furry chairs too. We went no arms because my son takes guitar and ukelele via FaceTime with a teacher in LA.  Apparently, arms get in the way. 

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my elephants are all over the place…

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finally hung my Juju hat…

Desk styling is going to take some prep work too.  I need to figure out what items I will be using for pencil cup, task lighting, phone charger, stapler, scissors, etc…a trip to office depot in in my future.  My lovely children seem to steal my pretty office supplies. The dang scissors are so elusive in this house!

Here are some of my favorite desk styling shots from Pinterest









Off to get lots done in the next week!

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  • October 30, 2013

    Everything about this project is 100% Holly Phillips! The colors, the contemporary feel…. the elephants and the office chair. All that is missing is a cup of hot cocoa and a plate of homemade s’mores ; ) Looking awesome Holly!

  • October 30, 2013

    Love the gold elephant on your gallery wall and your light looks amazing! 🙂

  • October 30, 2013

    That chair looks amazing!

  • October 30, 2013

    such a fabulous and colorful space! I love all the detail shots. Can’t wait for next week!

  • October 30, 2013

    The chair looks great and with the desk styling inspiration it will look fantastic next week. I have lots of elephants too :).

  • October 30, 2013

    love all the elephants. and so smart about the chair!

  • October 30, 2013

    That is stellar. I’m seriously crushing on the wallpaper.

  • October 30, 2013

    Love the energy and vibrant colors in this room. That light fixture looks fantastic! I also adore your orange juju hat! This room is looking pretty fabulous already, I am excited to see the reveal next week!


  • October 30, 2013

    That wallpaper is bananas!

  • October 30, 2013

    Oh the elusive office supplies! Growing up my dad would get so ticked off that we would steal his tape and stapler from his office on the regular that we all 3 kids got a stapler, staple remover, tape dispenser and thumb tacks for christmas one year. I still have the stapler 20 years later 😉

  • October 30, 2013

    All looks great! Next week should be fun!

  • October 30, 2013

    Love the wallpaper, the elephants, and the juju hat. Looking forward to next week.

  • October 30, 2013

    Wow! You’ve accomplished a lot! Loving all the elephants. I’m an elephant fanatic. Gorgeous space as it is right now. Can’t wait for the reveal!

  • October 30, 2013

    love all the elephants and I’m STILL excited over that art wall. So good.

  • October 30, 2013

    OK…so you collect elephants:) That furry chair is the bomb….and the fact that you really have accomplished so much with wallpaper and a gallery wall already speaks volumes! You have 7 whole days!

  • October 30, 2013

    Holly, that chair is absolutely fabulous! And I am crazy about the wallpaper and your gallery wall. Great desk inspiration, too – I might have to study some of those photos a little more.
    All best,

  • October 30, 2013

    Love the gallery wall … and I think I am using the same gold elephant in my Powder Room for the Link Up party!! LOVE it!! xo

  • October 30, 2013

    the wallpaper just gets me every time. and loving the elephants. i’m using elephants in my styling for the big reveal too!

  • October 31, 2013

    Hmm-mm; coveting your elephants. Love the one on the wall.

  • October 31, 2013

    I love everything you’re doing Holly!! It all looks fantastic! I’m looking forward to seeing it all together next week — you are really rocking it!

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