I'm Doing The One Room Challenge! Guest Room Makeover

Hey there and welcome to the craziness!

Maybe you’ve never heard of the One Room Challenge but for the next 6 weeks I hope you’ll follow along with me on this journey of making over what used to be our youngest daughters’ room into a dedicated guest room.

We are empty nesters and I have wanted to do something to the front bedroom for awhile now but also had that mom guilt of changing it too much because, I mean, she does still come home occasionally and reclaims it (there may or may not still be Little Mermaid items she collected on the bookcase ) but to be honest, she has lived in SoCal for 3+ years and we have two other kids and their families that come home and visit, plus friends so it is waaayyyy past time for a makeover. I have been an Interior Designer for 14 years in our little part of Northern California. You can learn more right up there on my About page.

Here’s a little peek at where I’m headed

Here’s a little peek at where I’m headed

The One Room Challenge sponsors this event (it’s not a contest) twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. They partner with Better Homes and Gardens Media and feature 20 Designer/Bloggers each round. But…what I didn’t know until last week, was that you can participate as a Guest…which is what I’m doing! I’m both excited and nervous to be participating. Here is the information from their website to give you a little more info:

The One Room Challenge™, currently in its fifteenth season, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts. 

In addition to following along, everyone with a blog or Instagram account, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up during the six weeks. Each Thursday, the internet and social media are flooded with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement.

To date, more than 3,000 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge™. The event, and many of the spaces, have been recognized and featured.

Fun right?

So here’s what I’m thinking about my design. My style is always evolving and currently I tend toward a little mid century modern, boho, with some transitional thrown in for good measure. I’m doing this on a budget, with some items we already have and some new to add in the mix. This is my plan of attack…

  • New Paint

  • New Bedding and Rug

  • New Lighting

  • Book Shelf Update

  • Window Covering Update

  • DIY Art

  • Closet Door Makeover

I’ve got six weeks to get ‘er done and the big reveal is on May 9th! Did I mention that I also co-chair a big High Tea Event that is Saturday May 11th…that’s what I meant about welcome to the craziness. Here we go!

Follow along on Instagram and Facebook and the One Room Challenge site here.

Check out the Featured Designers and the other Guests…like me!


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