“The home should be the treasure chest of living.”

– le Corbusier

The One Room Challenge. It’s an adventure that’s led to some pretty great things for me over the last year, including being published in print twice with Style At Home magazine. Hello, happy dance!


Photo by Ashley Capp, featured in the November 2015 issue of Style At Home magazine.

And now, thanks to the kind invitation of Linda from Calling It Home, I’m delighted to be one of the featured 20 designers for the Spring 2016 edition of the One Room Challenge. There are some incredible designers taking part in this round, so as much as I’ll be working hard on my own space, I’ll also be watching with bated breath to see the brilliance that these talented friends create. I’ve shared links to their beautiful blogs at the bottom of this post, and we will all be sharing our weekly updates for the next 6 weeks every Wednesday morning until reveal day. I can say from experience it will be the fastest 6 weeks to have happened in the last 6 months! Time to buckle up.

ORC Spring 2016 Featured Designers

For a more in-depth introduction to the One Room Challenge, hop on back to check out my Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 spaces.

And speaking of introductions, it’s time to introduce you to the space I’ll be transforming over the next 6 (incredibly short) weeks! Having finished our family room in the last round, I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally get to our living room next. Our main floor being quite open concept, I’ll also be zhushing our dining room and kitchen, and I am beyond excited to see it all come together. By way of a visual intro, here are just a few before photos of the living room space.




As you can see, we added some panel moulding to the walls when we moved in, and that’s kind of where the decorating stopped for the living room other than the landscape painting which I painted myself when I finally got tired of looking at a blank wall. I’ve decided to move it to another room, which means that the only thing in the room that’s staying is the David Gillanders abstract painting that is currently over the old piano. Beyond that, it’s all going to change. In six weeks. 

Cue deep breaths.

And while I’m busy doing some meditative breathing over here, check out this sneak peek at my design direction for the new look.


Next week I’ll share more of the details, including the fabric story and the before photos of the dining room and kitchen, but for now I’m off to tackle my to-do list to make sure I have something fabulous to show you at the end of these crazy-fast 6 weeks! I’m so excited to have you join me for the process, and I promise to share some fun and unexpected DIY’s and design lessons along the way.

Let the games begin!




PS: Still pinching myself over a client project being featured on the home page of Dwell yesterday! Check it out here.

Claire Brody | The Curated House | Design Manifest  | Driven by Decor  | Honey We’re Home  | Hunted Interior  | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | My Sweet Savannah | Pencil and Paper Co. | The Pink Clutch | Savvy Home  | Simplified Bee | Sketch 42 | Jill Sorensen | Orlando Soria | Thou Swell  | The Vault Files  | Waiting on Martha | The Zhush | Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH