Wednesday, May 14, 2014

My Spring ORC Favorites

Every year, Linda, from CALLING IT HOME holds the very much anticipated


And every year, it never fails to deliver such amazing room turnarounds and makeovers!
This year, definitely did not disappoint, here are my most favorites  - be prepared to 'drool'!

Christine's room is over-the-top FABULOUS! You have to see the Before photos and all the lovely elegant details in this AFTER! That piano alone made me gasp, but the floors and the rest of the furnishings truly make for an Elle Decor Magazine Cover!!!!!! Calling Elle Decor!!!!

Seriously, Albertina makes me want to re-do my family room with her fantastic update on hers!!!! Just so many wonderful and beautiful details in this chic yet still kid-friendly space! Love everything she places in the room - perfect!

The Dynamic Mother -daughter team of Judy & Jess from Brisbane, Australia truly created a globally appealing classic Dining room with this one! I love that they kept their furnishings simple (including the table centerpiece) but managed to mix gorgeous patterns and accents all around the room! New follower and fan here for sure!

What can I say about Sherry's Dining Room but just simply oozing with French country pizzazz and unexpected touches (cheetah pillows in the Dining room ? Genius)! That Dining table and those walls truly made this room a big winner in my books!

Erin's Powder room may have been the tiniest space done during this ORC series but definitely proved the old mantra " the smaller, the better"! She totally transformed this builder-grade powder room into a real chic and glamorous space!

Abby M. Interiors
You should see the BEFORE photos of Abby's bathroom, this transformation is just truly perfect - simple and very do-able for anyone! Take not of what she did with those fantastic shower curtains?! I want one ASAP!
Reichel's Master Bath Re-do is really so stylish and personal that I wouldn't change any little thing she added in the space! You should check out the fab gallery wall in this small space - just inspiration to the max!

I love Naomi's past ORCs and this one is no different. I was absolutely blown away again with how she managed to turn this oddly shaped (& oddly-roofed) room into a comfy lounge/office for her! I adore the wood details and how she burned, I mean, distressed her beautiful bergere chairs (not in photo). Definitely a space I'd love to lounge in!

Since I have a tween/teen myself, I adore how Holly transformed her son Bo's bedroom into this eclectic chic space. Just take a look at that ceiling and all the gorgeous patterns and pops of red in the space! Any teen would love this space for sure!

I truly love the youthful and colorful vibe Jennifer put into her daughters lounge/hang-out space! From the beautiful art works to the gorgeous otomi pillows, I could definitely see even ME hanging out here! 
I've called Pam a magician several times, and can you blame me? Just take a look at her recent ORC, you won't believe that almost everything in this room was a DIY project right? Just take a look at that marvelous range hood re-do! Love seeing her weave her magic all thru out her fabulous home!

And finally, the host herself, Linda, showed us how a mudroom SHOULD be done. Yes, I said, mudroom, this is her gorgeous mudroom and I love how she did not use traditional benches and cubbies in this space yet still provide function and lots of style!

I'm still rounding up my ORC Link-up favorites. Yes, there was a link-up party too that I sadly wasn't able to join this year, but ya'll know my 'excuse' right. Hopefully I can join in the fall, for you probably know what!

Have a Fabulous and Inspiring Day!


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


  1. These are great! I love the English Room with all the Union Jack touches! And that!!

  2. Great round-up. Definitely some of my favorites too but I am so behind in blog reading that I still have to visit some of them! Have a great day!

  3. Such a lovely surprise to see my room on your list- thank you for such kind words...very appreciated!!!!! And I ove all of your pics - so many fabulous rooms!

  4. Thank you SO much for your sweet thoughts on my room....I appreciate all of your comments on my blog...I wish I had more time cause I would just sit and read blogs all day:)

  5. All so good and yes, a few look like they're straight out of a magazine! I love this series!

  6. Enjoyed seeing these beautiful makeovers. Can't wait to see yours that'll begin with an n.

  7. I recently spent some late night tie perusing them myself. So much inspiration!

  8. Thanks so much for including my bathroom in the mix Vel! You have great taste, flattered! xo

  9. These are some of my favorite rooms from the ORC too. They are a bunch of great talents, aren't they? I love these rooms!


  10. All the rooms were beautifully made over. I've spent so much time going through the links. All the projects are so inspiring.

  11. Thank you Vel for showing the best of the best. I have not had time to go through the list. I have only admired Sherry's and Pams' (she is a genius!). Love that marbelized bath, the Verandah House dining room and that gorgeous Piano room.

  12. I had more fun following along on these amazing transformations…great work by all!!

  13. Thank you so much, Vel!! I missed seeing one of your fabulous makeovers this time! :)

  14. Hi Vel, I have been off-line a bit, but wow what a fun way to return. Thanks so much for showing my mudroom. The only regret that I have is that I did not do it sooner. Hope you are feeling well! Have a great weekend.

  15. You picked some of my faves as well! Thanks so much for the shout-out!! Honored to be featured here! A huge thank you! xx

  16. So, so honored to featured in this lovely post! Thank you! and for your sweet words.


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