Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ORC Faves - Kitchens and other rooms

Hello friends!I hope you were able to enjoy the long Memorial Day Weekend!

Today, I will share with you the last of my ONE ROOM CHALLENGE favorites! As you know, I had to divide it up into different spaces since there were almost 227 ( not everyone finished in time) beautiful transformations to enjoy! And today, although it is the last of my faves, this group is certainly not the least...

Rajni Alex Design team's site and blog is definitely worth visiting for ongoing inspiration. I was just totally blown away with their client's kitchen makeover for the ORC! From the cabinetry, lucite pulls and magnificent tile, this kitchen is just filled with exquisite details and ideas any homeowner would want for their own home!!!! A must-see!

Marcus Design Inc
Nancy's kitchen/breakfast room is just absolutely beautiful! And if you see what this space looked like before, you'd run the other direction, FAST! But Nancy, tackled this entire space flawlessly, as you can see in the photo above!

Uptodate Interiors

I love how Kathy shows us how to amp up a rental kitchen from drab to absolutely fab! Her use of removal floral wall paper on the cabinets is genius!  She has made their temporary home in Okinawa, Japan, feel really homey and THEIRS! So many fun ideas to copy in this space!

12 on Main

Sara's washer and dryer did not arrive on time for the reveal, but despite that, you can see how beautiful her laundry room turned out to be! Again, the white shiplap walls truly made this Farmhouse style laundry room a dream!

IBB design
Shay from IBB Design truly wowed us all with this Laundry/Mudroom makeover! This is a room I could literally WEAR - from the gorgeous pattern on the wallpaper to the right amount of bling, this room is a complete gorgeous outfit for any home!

Design It Vintage
I truly admire how Nicole styled and did her fabulous hallway! For such a narrow and limited space, hallways are a challenge on it's own, but Nicole shows us how to do it the right and stylish way! Love all her fun ideas, you must check out and see it all in her blog!

Well, that is it! Hew! The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE just keeps getting bigger and bigger every year! Rounding up my faves was both tough, fun and a lot of work, but I think all worth it especially in recognizing all the participants in this awesome challenge/sisterhood! ;-)

Thank you again to Linda, from Calling it Home for this fantastic idea and great platform for all of us bloggers!

Mark your Calendars for this!

Have a Great Weekend!


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


  1. I love peeking at all the pretty! Thanks for sharing the rooms, Vel!

  2. Thanks for sharing these beautiful rooms with us, Vel! Love the timeless pendant lights in the first kitchen and the lovely dining chairs in the second kitchen!

  3. Oh I so agree, there were so many fabulous makeovers. You did a fantastic job of rounding up some gems.

  4. Lovely kitchens but you have one even prettier, as I remember well.
    Love the laundries too.

  5. All gorgeous but my faves were the first one and the one by IBB. Can't wait until the next round of the ORC. Always so much inspiration!

  6. I love seeing all your ORC faves - what a talented group!!! Have a lovely weekend, Vel!! xoxo

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  7. So much pretty and inspiration here. Loved going and visiting these blogs too. Thanks for sharing these beautiful room challenges.


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