Welcome back for week two of the Fall One Room Challenge. This week, it’s all about my vision for the spaces. Last week, I expressed that the main goal is to have the living and dining spaces flow with the entryway I transformed during the Spring 2022 ORC; today I’m excited to share my design boards with you.

The first space you enter after walking into our home is the dining area.

The plan is to carry the same paint color that is in the entryway throughout the rest of the room. I’m even going to use most of the furniture that is already in the space. I have quite a bit of refinishing and recovering in my future. Now let’s move on to the living/family area.

Here is a sneak peek at the rug and the fabric selections. Of course, everything will be brought together with millwork, drapes and accessories. (My shoes are even similar to chair selection.)

Yes, the majority of the fabrics are lighter in tone. But they are all performance fabrics, with the majority being from Crypton. Also, got to have a touch of black to ground each space. Once everything is in the space, I believe it will blend seamlessly with the entryway and I cannot wait for that moment. 

In reality, we are knee deep into transforming the foundation of the two spaces. Thankfully with a week of the challenge in the rearview, afew of the major items have been checked off the list. Painting is done, most of the millwork has been applied, and we’ve even changed one of the light fixture. Also, one big ticket item that I was holding my breath on should be delivered next week!!! Hallelujah.

That being said, there is still a ton of other items to get checked off the list:


  • Paint (Done)
  • Trim windows and doorways (Purchased/Need to Install)
  • Millwork (Done)
  • New window treatments (Need to source)
  • Refinish table (Supplies purchased)
  • Refinish/Recover wood chairs (Supplies purchased)
  • Recover parson chairs (Fabric purchased)
  • Build console (Designed)
  • Source tall curio cabinet (Sourced/Ordered)
  • New chandelier (Purchased/Installed)
  • Decor, decor, decor (To/Do

Living Room (Must Do)

  • Paint (Done)
  • Trim windows and doorway (Purchased/Need to Install)
  • Millwork (Done)
  • New window treatments (Need to source)
  • New sofa (Purchased/Pending Delivery)
  • New rug (Purchased/Installed)
  • New ceiling fan (Sourced/Need to Purchase)
  • New lighting (table lamps, scones, picture lights) (Need to Source)
  • Refinish old wall picture frames (Need to order supplies)
  • Sell old furniture (Listed for sale)

Living Room (Like To Do)

  • Refinish fireplace (Sourced marble hex)
  • Source/Build coffee table (TBD)
  • Occasional Chair (Sourced)

Yikes! That’s a lot… and I only have 7 weeks left to go.  Let me stop typing and get to work. If you would like to see the other fabulous participants and their spaces, you can check them out here.

Till next week…



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