Week 1: The One Room Challenge, Lucy's Room

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hi Folks!  I hope everyone is enjoying the fall weather.  I'm very excited to announce that I will be participating in the One Room Challenge and re-vamping Lucy's room for the next six weeks. For those of you who not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it's a 6 week challenge where 20 selected design bloggers transform their space from start to finish.  The great thing about the One Room Challenge is that the rest of us out in the blog world get to participate, link up, tag our projects on social media and showcase our work alongside the twenty chosen blog stars.  This bi-yearly event is the brain child of Linda from Calling it Home and is now in it's 11th season. It has been such a success that it is co-sponsored by House Beautiful Magazine and has a lot of product sponsors that work with the challenge as well. I was lucky to be able to have my hardware showcased in Paige Minear's family room last spring in one of the 20 featured rooms.  Paige did such an amazing job it really inspired me to take the plunge and do a room this fall for myself.  And thankfully Paige is coaching me through this process (hello, waking up at 2am to link up?!) so I know what to do!
So, without further ado, let's get down to business.  Some of you may have seen Lucy's room back when I did a little house tour before we moved in.  This is what her room looked like when the previous owner lived here (fuschia much?)

And this is what it looked like just a week or two ago.

Definitely an improvement but the room still doesn't feel put together. It's a nice big bright room on the second floor of our house, and unlike the rest of the house, the trim is actually painted white, which i like.  There are a lot of hand-me-downs like the rug from our master bedroom and the tapestry on the wall and as you can see I was experimenting with some wallpaper ideas that didn't ever come to fruition. Everything is currently so creamy and the room lacks personality. I got that awesome love seat on craigslist (more on that later) but the 80's pattern definitely needs updating! Obviously, there is much to do.  Here is my design board for Lucy's room.

I wanted her room to not feel too juvenile or babyish. But I still wanted it to be fun and playful.  Hoping this combo of sophisticated rusts, peacock/teal lends the right mixed boho vibe.  Now for the not so fun part.  My task list:

- Install shelves in nook
- Paint Walls
- New Roman Shades
- New Rug
- Re-upholster love seat
- New big-girl bed
- New Artwork
- New nightstand
- Paint dresser
- New Mirror and Lamp

Yikes! I've got my work cut out for myself. Lots of sourcing, tasks and getting stuff pulled together.

Wish me luck! And feel free to follow along daily at my instagram account or check out #oneroomchallenge to see what everyone else is doing.  And of course make sure you are following the One Room Challenge on their official instagram account to see which rooms really inspire everyone.


  1. Love your plan, especially the rug and the boho touches. Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

  2. What is this amazing paint color?

    1. Stay tuned but it's Ben Moore 691 Dartsmouth Green

  3. Love love love that design board!

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  5. I adore your mood board. It will be a lovely space everyone will want to hang out in!