As we enter the week and the beginning of One Room Challenge Spring 2015 let’s reflect on past One Room Challenges.
One Room Challenge (ORC) was created by Linda from Calling it Home, who is an extremely talented and creative designer. ORC has turned into a biannual event that takes over blog world with 20 interior designers selected by Linda to create or make over a room in their home or clients. Then you have additional designers, bloggers, and design enthusiasts join in the fun as linking participants.
I was inspired to finish designing our master bedroom for my first ORC in Spring 2014.
When you dive into any home project you have a plan and tackle it. There will always been unforeseen obstacles. However, the unique thing about ORC is that there is a well known obstacle, limited amount of time. You have only six weeks to complete your design and present it to the blogger world! While the tight deadline gives you motivation to complete your home project, it also provides a constraint because you can’t always order or get the look you want in that amount of time. For example, these handmade tiles I ordered from Ballard Designs and the install of the light fixtures literally came in the 11 hour.
However, it provided me an opportunity to shoot the room again in the morning light and get some awesome photos. Another fun part of ORC is pulling together the look with all the details. Here are few of my favorite from my master bedroom.
This room is one of my favorites because it has been easy to evolve from nursery, to big girl room! The colors are so bright and girly, yet not your traditional girl’s room colors. I love how all the details make this room feel age appropriate.
Budget is another constraint with your six week timeframe in ORC. We would all love to have huge budgets and plan and execute dream room makeovers, but that just isn’t realistic. Budget planned a huge role in finishing big girl’s room in six weeks. At the time we decided to opt for making her toddler bed into a day bed until we could decide about using her crib and her headboard or pulling the for poster guest bed into her bedroom.
This allowed us to more room at the time for a play area and her new reading nook in her princess play tent!
In addition to tackling operation big girl room in ORC Fall 2014 I decided to update and organize my daughter’s closet into a fun play space.
We finally made the decision to move the four poster bed into Sofia’s room a few months after ORC Fall 2014 and she loves it! I had hoped to have an updated post on the room by now, but we are still deciding on bedding. However, I hope to have an update for you in the coming weeks during ORC!
If you’re just joining the ORC fun you can get caught up on ORC Spring 2014 Master Bed Room here
and ORC Fall 2014 Operation Big Girl Room here:
You may also be interested in my other design projects and design related posts such as my kitchen in progress here and here, family room in progress, front entryway, living room, and Backstage Pass to High Point Furniture Market.
I’m in the process of finishing up my younger daughter’s room and hope to have that photographed and posted during ORC in addition to the ORC room I’m taking on. Please come back on Thursday as we start the fun for ORC spring 2015!