11.16.2017

One Room Challenge Fall 2017 - Final Reveal






The big day is here!  Final reveal day of The One Room Challenge™.  So glad that I dusted off this antiquated blog to dive headlong into another ORC – it was just the motivation I needed to give my daughter’s room some attention. The Whirling Dervish finally got her big girl room. To catch up on the whole transformation, click through the links the below:

WK1 | WK 2 | WK 3 | WK 4 | WK 5 | WK 6 | WK 7

The plan was to create  a bedroom to match her old-soul big personality – a room that is both beautiful and functional. She is a budding collector and artist so we were after a colorful but sophisticated space that has staying power to transition her Smells Like Teen Spirit years.  I think I achieved that.

She absolutely loves it and I hope you do too!  For once I will spare you the witty banter and get right to the pictures...







































I should mention that the closet overhaul is absent from the reveal because we are not done with it.  Some of the custom elements could not be installed in time and the whole point of the room was to make it both beautiful and functional so we did not want to compromise the custom build - which comprises most of the storage in the room - just to get something in place for reveal day.  The good news is that I will have more fun stuff to share later - a part two, if you will.

All sources are listed below. I will update this post later with active links for items that are available.  Many of the antique or vintage items I already had in my collections. For custom items, I will link fabric and shop sources, where applicable. Please note, none of the listed items were provided so I highly recommend as I purchased them all.  I am especially pleased with the level of service and workmanship from Lisa at Cruel Mountain Designs.  She turned my custom pleated lampshade order around quickly when my original ikat fabric was shipped in the wrong color.  Can't wait to order more pleated shades from her!  Additionally, the Raoul Textiles pillow ordered from KLineDeco arrived very quickly. Lastly, a shout out to my dear friend Trudi who whipped up the lumbar pillow and Rhododendron accent pillow in literally less than one hour on short notice.  Life saver!



Thank you so much for following along the past 7 weeks.  I had forgotten how much fun I have blogging.  Perhaps this will spur me on to finally launch my official website.  Many thanks to Linda at Calling it Home for organizing another smashing round – what incredible transformations from not only the 20 featured designers but also from my fellow guest participants.  Serious talent all around.  Great job everyone!








8 comments:

Jenny said...

This room is AMAZING! You are just going to have to tell your daughter she's got a roommate who'd happily sleep on the pretty rug in a sleeping bag. Moving in. :) SO good!!!! (I don't have energy left to figure out why its showing my other email account. xo Jenny from Palm & Prep :)

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Emily, I always look forward to your room reveals and this one did not disappoint! What a lucky girl to have such a cozy, colorful place to call her own - and to have a mother who clearly put so much of her heart into the design and finishes here. So many little vignettes to rest the eye in this space. While I may be a minimalist IRL, its always the florals that get me with your designs. Well done and congrats on another beautiful room.

mollie's mom said...

I have already said how much I like all the little peeks we were getting but hands down my favorite thing in this room is WD's beautiful abstract artwork!! I'm sure she loves this room - who wouldn't? It's fabulous. And I'm so glad you dusted off the antiquated blog!! Please keep blogging and especially for the upcoming holidays!! We need you - so many blogs are full of the same "look" We need your color and style plus witty banter!

Ariel Garneau said...

so so so so well done! Adorable details and beautiful execution. I love the big satin bows for the hanging wall plates, I'll have to try that!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

So awesome as I knew it would be! Totally love the color palette and the mix of old and new! I would imagine she is insanely in love with her new space - what a lucky girl!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Looks so beautiful Emily! And those shades turned out beautifully. Love the area rug and the pattern mix you have going on. Your daughter is one lucky girl!

onnery said...

The room is beautiful! you take me back to the days when I did my little girls' rooms. I love the evolved flavor of the beautifully curated items because they reflect a personality and not just a trendy display. The color, patterns, and texture make for the interesting story, and yet shy away from Matchy-Matchy. What a cozy and sweet retweet!

Ashley Wilson said...

So pretty! Can I have a girl so I can decorate her room just like this?!