Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My ORC Faves Part 1 - Kitchen, Dining, Office,Bath Rooms & Entry

With the conclusion of the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE last week, I am proud to say, I looked at each and every room and came out with so many favorites that I just had to share them with you!

I truly enjoy looking at room transformations and the ORC is just heaven-sent for me!
I admire all the thought and hard-work that goes to each and every room, big or small budget, doesn't matter, each space provided their own unique character and inspiration for anyone willing to look and see. And so without further adieu, here are my faves for the KITCHEN, DINING, OFFICE AND BATH ROOMS!

Jill Sorensen
A gut-reno that is totally swoon-worthy in every aspect! That waterfall island is my fave feature in the space,

Always RAD
You have to see the entire space and art work in this room! Just FABULOUS!

Tera Janelle
Love the grey on grey tone on this sleek kitchen. You wouldn't believe what it looked like BEFORE!

Tiina Wilen
What can I say, despite the fact that this room is still missing a lot of stuff by the time the reveal came, it still showed so much to be jealous about!

The English Room
This is actually a pingpong table, the coolest one ever!

Pink Little Notebook
I love how this dining room flows from living to kitchen! 
Crane Concept
Small but with a lot of punch!

Dear Emmeline
This one is just plain CHARMING! Jealous of those plate racks!

Swoon Worthy
The blog name says it all, love all the glam details in this space!

Petite Modern Life
You should see how this chalkboard turns into a desk. Such a cool space!


Jenna Sue Design
Love that it's rustic and yet still oh-so-chic!

Vanessa Francis
This is just classy all the way, and that wall paper? Have to have it!
JADE by Jenni
I adore the counter they added in this cute space.

Interiors for Families
This vestibule is just so magazine-worthy!

Splendor Styling
This just goes to show how even the tiniest nook matter!

Mimosa Lane
And lastly, the MUDROOM OF ALL MUDROOMS, Albertina just does any room in her house with a huge WOW! You know she loves design and her whole house proves it!

I have more to share next week, I haven't tackled the bedrooms, living rooms & laundry rooms yet!

So what do you think? Ready to join next time? Did I miss your fave?
Thanks again to Linda for this great platform for talent & inspiration!

Hope You have a great weekend! I know I will because of this guy's graduation on Friday....

Antonio Gabriel Baricuatro Criste
Graduate 8th grade Our Lady of Mount Carmel School

So proud of you my son! I love you so very much!


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


  1. Great pics, some of my favorites too! Congrats to your son, I'll have an 8th grade grad next week too! ;)

  2. Oh I loved all the same rooms that you did, gorgeous and so much inspiration. Congratulations to your son. Such a handsome young man.

  3. Hi Vel! Oh, what gorgeous rooms. I love that entry with the topiary and dog figurines! Congratulations to the handsome graduate.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Great round up Vel! I am still working through all the challenges ... I've been trying to get to 5 or 6 a day ... they are so good I find myself getting lost in all the creativity!! Congrats to your Son!!!

  5. I love ORC and think that all of the people that participated did fabulous jobs!

  6. Thank you for including my dining room among so many beautiful rooms! I see many of my favorites!!

  7. Thank you for including mine!! I love all these rooms too!! Honored to be in such great company. I am also making a list of my favorite ORC linkers....and it's hard because there are so many !! But there are so, so many that are outstanding. Congratulations to you and your son on his graduation! That is exciting having a rising high schooler. xx

  8. Thanks so much for including me in your roundup!! You had a lot of the same favourites as I did - so much inspiration, gotta love ORC :D xx

  9. Pretty rooms - swooning over the hot pink wallpaper! Congratulations to your sweet son. Such a special time for him. Jane

  10. Thanks for including me Vel! Happy to be among such outstanding company and these were some of my faves as well. Congrats to you and your son! xo

  11. Congratulations to your son!!! And, WOW on the gorgeous ORC transformations! Have a fantastic weekend!! xoxo

  12. Love all your picks. Such great spaces! I would have a difficult time picking one fave!

  13. So many amazing transformations! The kitchens are unbelievable! So proud of your handsome son…happy weekend!!

  14. They're all gorgeous rooms! Lots of inspiration. Congratulations to you and your son on his graduation, such a special time!

  15. So many really gorgeous rooms. Wow. Congrats to your family, this is big year! :)

  16. First off, congrats to your handsome son!!! I know you're a proud mama. :) I love all these spaces you shared. Now I'm going to spend the afternoon clicking on all the links. Looks like the laundry can wait. Lol!

  17. First and foremost a big congratulations to the handsome Antonio. What an accomplishment.

    So many of your ORC favorites were mine as well.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Great room picks Vel, some of my favorites too. Congrats to your handsome son.

  19. All fabulous!! I especially love Jenna Sue's awesome bathroom! Congrats to Nio :) Happy weekend, Vel. xo

  20. I haven't check all the rooms on ORC yet but you picked many of my favorites! Congratulations to your son! :)


  21. Great pics, and I love all the wonderful transformations. Congratulations to your family with a graduate. He looks so handsome :).

  22. Thank you for including our kitchen!! And we love all the other rooms as well! We had an amazing time doing this ORC!


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