Thursday, May 26, 2016

ORC Faves & Inspirations - Living and Dining

Today I wanted to share my favorite Living and Dining Spaces from the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE! And mind you, looking into these fabulous spaces is like looking at Design Magazine pages, just take a look...

Gracious Home
Barclay shows us how an Interior Designer does her own home, with definite style and beauty. You must see the entire space, I wanna shop there!

Amanda Louise Interiors
Olive & Tate
I can't imagine designing a room with a huge "elephant" in the room, in this case, a pool table, but these ladies nailed it to a tee with a fabulous space that everyone in the family will love! Bravo!

Worthwhile Domicile

Can I just say that this is the most awesome Sun room/Library ever?! From the colors to the over-all feel of this space, Tiffany just totally made this space a dream. I could read here forever! LOL! And to think she also did her equally fabulous master bath makeover all in one challenge?! Amazing!

Suburban Bitches
Erin totally floored me with her Dining room makeover! From the amazing lighting all around the space, to the rich textures and contemporary chic furniture, this room is just a total dream!

Ann Jackson

Last, and certainly not the least, this ultra fabulous Dining room makeover from artist Ann Jackson, WOWs us all with the beautiful jewel tones in her room and all the fabulous glam details. You can tell, a very talented and creative person lives here!

That is it for this edition. I will share my last favorites next week, when I talk about my favorite Kitchens and other rooms! And hopefully, I can share some details about my son's room too!

Don't Forget!!!!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!


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Monday, May 23, 2016

My ORC Favorites and Lessons learned - Kids Rooms

To continue on with my Favorite One Room Challenge Spaces from the Guest Participants Party, I would like to share with you my favorite Kid's spaces! And just like the other rooms, there were plenty, but here are the stand-outs for me...

A Storied Style
You've probably seen this absolutely phenomenal kids bedroom by Grace Mitchell everywhere! A colorful, fun, and imaginative kids room for her boys is just perfect! I love how she incorporated her love for vintage things, whimsical and oh-so-beautiful style flawlessly! A must see!

Living Pretty
I love how Lizzie made a combined boy and girl bedroom work so flawlessly! Her design is simple, uncluttered, and so perfect for a gender neutral bedroom!

Amidst the Chaos

I think my favorite part in Christine's room is the whimsical cuteness the space just has From the carrot-like geometric lanterns to the bedding and decor, this room just screams FUN!

I love the sweet and charming  room Melissa created for  daughter Sienna. All the girly details along with that fabulous wallpaper, all make for an idyllic bedroom for this lucky little lady!

Pink Little Notebook

There were so many beautiful nursery reveals during the last ORC, but to me the one that stood out the most was Sabrina's nursery for her baby Olivia. What can I say, mom was just able to incorporate sweet with contemporary chic in one perfect room! Love every nook and cranny of this space!

Mimosa Lane 

I don't think ORC will be complete if I did not share a space from the very talented Albertina Cisneros. Look at this fabulous room for her tween daughter! From the beds, to all the colorful art and that Bubble chair, her taste and style is truly something to emulate and strive for

Paint yourself a Smile

This copper pipe installation (and lighting) that Jennifer made for her teen son's bedroom is just over-the-top creative and COOL!

Kristin shows us how even something as mundane as a hallway can work so functionally and stylishly for our families! I bet her kids will be in honor roll (if not yet) with this kind of working environment!

The Painted House
Angela just totally changed my mind about the 80's! Just look at this fabulous and fun PLAY SPACE! Bravo! 

Don't you just wish you can be a kid again?! Next I will share my favorite Living and Dining Spaces from the ORC!!!!

Also, one more news to announce, I will be joining the 2016 Summer Home tours!!!!!!! Mark your calendars for this fabulous line up of inspiration for the summer!

Have  A Fabulous Week!


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ORC Inspirations & lessons learned - Bedrooms & Bathrooms

I am proud to say, I looked at all 227 reveals from the One Room Challenge Guest Link up Party!

Inspirational and exhilarating would be the two words to describe it, since there are so many beautiful spaces DONE (Thanks to you Linda) and narrowing them down to my faves was sooo difficult!

So I decided to divide them into rooms for your viewing pleasure so that way you don't have to look at all 227, some of which were not done yet and did not meet the 6 week deadline. You my friends, are lucky, I did the work FOR YOU! LOL!

So let's start with my favorite Bedrooms and Bathrooms. I will have a separate post for "Kitchens & Other rooms", "Kids Bedrooms", "Living and Dining".

Polished Habitat
Melissa's awesome wall treatment totally made this bedroom stand-out for me. Aside from the lovely details she added, a statement wall behind the bed , which is always a great idea.

Christine  Dovey
What can I say, this room belongs in Elle Decor no doubt.  Sexy, glamorous and very stylish. Every grown-up lady would love a zhushed up room like this. Christine made her subdued color palette stand out with patterns and texture, something I need to work on in my rooms for sure.

Design Indulgence
One of the designers for HOUSE BEAUTIFUL's kitchen of the year, Sherry shows us why she is among the upcoming designers to watch out for. With a limited budget, but a keen eye, she has made this room feel perfect - the wall updates, and all the design element (including the hat she threw in there the last minute), can make or break a space, and here, you know she truly has MADE IT. You should see  what she did with this room's small nook too!

Pretty Practical Home
Sharon's guest room feels like she spent thousands of dollars and hours on it, but in reality, she just has excellent tastes! The audubon gallery wall is virtually FREE and the tray table was built by her hesistant-carpenter-husband. Sharon brings great style to all her rooms without breaking the bank .

Dimples & Tangles
Your home reflects how you feel about life, and Jennifer, who exudes happiness in everything she does!  And for the ORC, she shows it more so in her Powder room! The painted buffalo checks and the molding make for a perfect combination in this tiny space that packs a lot of gorgeous details! A must-see!

Wife in Progress
I think this is the year for shiplap walls, and this pretty powder room makeover by Jenna combined with the gorgeous floor tiles and clean lined vanity is just perfect! This room epitomizes the phrase "simplicity is beauty"!

Jana Donohoe
Jana did both her bedroom and bathroom at the same time, and the result, a great transition and combination in both rooms! She clearly showed us that doing two adjacent rooms at once makes perfect sense!

Making It in the Mountains

I love how Kristi and her husband built this gorgeous vanity in this farmhouse bathroom makeover! Just goes to show that teamwork makes all the difference for an awesome space!

The Impatient Gardener
Last, but certainly not the least, Erin just totally wowed me with her bathroom makeover! The gorgeous mirror, the  patterned roman shades and the patterned tiles just make a perfect combination. She showed flawlessly how color and pattern can make a room!

There you have it, my 'short' list of favorite Bedrooms and bathrooms from the ORC Link Party!
Hope you can join me next time when I share my favorite Kids & Teens Spaces!!!!

Hope you have a Great Weekend!


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