Spring 2016 One Room Challenge Week 1

Oh happy day! It is the first official week of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from  Calling it Home . The room I will be makin...



Oh happy day! It is the first official week of the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda from Calling it Home. The room I will be making over is my family/breakfast room combination (crossing fingers and hoping I will be able to finish both areas during this 6 weeks). I did not want to give away too much, but here are some inspiration photos. It took me approximately 6 weeks to finally decide on the colors I wanted to use in this space. I know...silly me, color does matter in this case. I am so happy to be participating and look forward to seeing what the other designers come up with. 



I am a huge fan of Diane Von Furstenberg, she has a great sense of fashion style and an amazing eclectic home decor style. This lady has swag, which I appreciate. I do not see many older folks rocking the "edgy" vibe. Like the photo above, I plan to use white and black in my room, mixed with some Domicile 37 sugared down--edge. The mister has reminded me to not be so radical and to tame it down>>>kids!

Spring 2016 One Room Challenge, ORC 2016, Domicile 37, Living room Inspiration


Something that I have tried to incorporate in the main living areas of my home is a good mix of modern and traditional furniture. I would really like to incorporate soft edges and a cooler meets dramatic color scheme in this room. We will see....

Spring 2016 One Room Challenge, ORC 2016, Domicile 37, Living room Inspiration


This is pretty much even-kill of what I can bring to the table in regards to shape of furniture and overall mood. I do not have all my pieces yet, but light, bright, and airy with a mix of POP + EDGE is what I am going for. I need to keep it a little fun, this is the main living area and the room my family spends the most time in. My intentions for this room is for it to complement my already decorated dining room so that everything flows nicely together. The color palette will be a little different but I would love to have the same "chill" vibe. 

Spring 2016 One Room Challenge, ORC 2016, Domicile 37, Living room makeover

Spring 2016 One Room Challenge, ORC 2016, Domicile 37, Living room makeover

This is the space I am working with....I know pretty horrendous, right? I have BIG plans for this space and I can only hope that it all comes together. The fireplace is something that I plan to tackle first. I do not have a definite plan on what I am going to be doing there, but I have an idea. I will need to add lighting in the family room and I would love to switch out the lighting in the eating area, but I am not too confident that that will actually happen. I am leaving that up to the mister, since he would be the one to install that if we went forward with that change. I plan to use my newly reupholstered couch in this room (you can check that out here), a diamond pattern rug from Rugs USA, a mix of collected art and prints from Minted, these swivel chairs from Lamps Plus (similar to this style), and please hold your breath...I will be dyeing my curtains with Rit Dye. I know this is a lot to take in, I am just taking it one day at a time hoping that this comes out the way I envision. 

Well, that is it for today, until next week...

In case you missed it...Here is my room reveal from Fall 2015 ORC

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27 comments

  1. Looks like a lot of good things to come. I had a giant rock fireplace in one of my houses that I ended up tearing out but I would have considered painting it had it not been so huge. Interested to see how you tackle this one. Looks like busy six weeks, Im right there with you!

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    1. That fireplace kills me....I remember the day we viewed this home, everything seemed great until I saw that beast. I literally thought, "why, stone? Why-not brick!"...if I weren't renting I would paint it or tear it down.

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  2. Wow, love the inspiration! You can do it! Can't wait to follow along!

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  3. Love the inspirational photos you chose...looks like a BIG change is coming! This is my first ORC, so it's going to be fun to watch all of these spaces come together...best of luck these next few weeks :) Kristin @ Postbox Designs

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    1. Thanks Kristin! I am crossing my fingers in hope that these "changes" make a difference and flow smoothly.

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  4. Jess! I loooove the DVF photo, and all the blush tones in your inspo shots. Can't wait to follow along with this one!

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  5. Wow! You literally have a blank slate to work from! I love your style so I'm sure it'll look amazing when done. Can't wait to see our rooms transform!

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  6. I really like the inspiration pictures for your room! Excited to see how you bring your vision to life... and there's no need to "tame it down" haha!

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  7. Soooooo you decided to keep that design board under wraps I see. lol. Loving your inspiration and cant wait to see what you have planned for the room.

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  8. I am in love with the pink chair in the third picture. so original... I really like DVF too, very classy.
    And, I don't think the before photos are that bad! You have a blank slate there. If you want to look at horrible before photos, go to my blog and see the room I am working on! it is my children's room and it is absolutely the worst.

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  9. Loving the inspo! Intrigued to see your take on it. Going to be a great before/after!

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  10. Loving your ideas for this space. It is going to be such a huge change!

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  11. Your inspiration photos are all so gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you do in the space.

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  12. I love the colors in your inspiration photos. It's gonna be fun to watch you transform your space.

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  13. I love your style and can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  14. Whatever you do will be fab. Yes, the fireplace is tricky, but I know you'll figure out a way to make it work. Love your inspiration photos, as always!

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  15. Everything looks so sweet, I admire this kind of life and the best wishes for you. Hope that we can communicate with each other. By the way, any body try this Free Photo Recovery Software?I think it is good.

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  16. This is so exciting. I can't wait to see what you do with the spaces. Love the inspirational photos.

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  17. I am looking forward to this. I have an asymmetrical ceiling and want to see how your room looks when its finished.

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  18. Oh boy, Jess, do you ever have your work cut out for you! But as always, I know it will turn out amazingly. I always love what you do!

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  19. Oh Jess, I just know it'll be gorgeous! I'm excited to see it come together!

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  20. I love every bit of it and can't wait to see how it all comes together! You amaze me all the time with what you come up with!!

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  21. Love the colors, very chic! I cannot wait to see the progress each week. I love the Elizabeth Taylor frame picture of her. So Glam! Glam!
    Maria

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  22. Woo-hoo! This is gonna be good! You have amazing taste and plenty of guts to pull it all off.

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  23. I'm so excited to see how this goes! Great inspiration! Love the Liz Taylor picture!

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  24. Jess, these plans sound fantastic. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out over the coming weeks.

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