Thursday, November 6, 2014

Friday Fun Stuff My Favorites from the One Room Challenge

If there is anyone out there that has not heard of the One Room Challenge created by Linda from Calling it Home If not I would suggest you spend the weekend perusing all of the wonderful talent she has enlisted.  Linda has a group of bloggers and designers selected by her that do over one room in six weeks.  She also opens it up to other bloggers who would like to link up on Wednesdays during the challenge. I was a linker last year you can see my room here....The great thing about the ORC is it forces one to have a deadline.  You have heard "the cobblers son goes without shoes".  Well we designers can sometimes put off projects in our own  homes.  Linda has come up with this incredible formula that  is pure fun to indulge in. I have been swamped with work but I couldn't help but take a peek at the dynamic group Linda once again assembled.

Her are some of my personal favorites. I do not know design daredevil but I have to tell you when I saw the room she did I want her for my new best friend!! I haven't read her blog but I am going to start  Is this fabulous or what?

The Design Daredevil

 Kris from Driven by Decor  is one of the most clever, talented , and sweetest bloggers I know.  Check out the bathroom redo she did.  By the way folks that isn't wallpaper it is a stencil!! I have done stenciling but when she told me she was attempting this...quite frankly I thought she had gone mad...nope...look at the results!!

Driven by Decor - Stenciled wall in Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray

Sherry Hart from Design Indulgence didn't just do a room (overachiever!!) she did an entire living space for a client.  I love Sherry's style and she never ceases to amaze me with her talent! And...if you haven't read her blog she is hilarious!! Sherry's blog posts could be a Saturday Night Live Skit for Decoristas!!

Another new blogger I have discovered thanks to Linda is the Decorista  Check out the chic space she designed for her assistant.

Another of my blogging friends whose blog is relished by millions is Design Chic. Design Chic is a dynamo mother and daughter team :// .  Is this kitchen divine or what?  Would you expect anything less from these ladies?

Julie from TG Interiors did a wonderful job freshening up her family/kitchen area.  She used some of my favorite fabrics and I adore her table and chairs!

Well there you have my favorites.  Go to Lindas blog and check out all the entrants.  You will not be disappointed.  

I am so sorry about my lack of posts.  Please stop in on Monday I am going to post about the Trad Home Napa Valley Showhouse.  It was beyond wonderful.  I am working on the Berries and Branches Holiday Home Tour this week and next Friday Fun Stuff I will post about that.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  I am a working designer and sometimes that darn work just gets in the way of my blog posts! I appreciate all of you supporting me in spite of this and I so enjoy hearing your comments.  You guys are the best!!!

All images are the property of the bloggers listed.


  1. Cindy I was simply blown away by the transformations of so many rooms and the design talent displayed! Great job ladies!

    The Arts by Karena

  2. Thanks Cindy for posting my family room....that was so sweet of you!

  3. Cindy,
    Thanks for sharing some highlights of the ORC. I can't wait to visit each and every participant...there are so many talented ladies out there!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. This was a fun recap...I have been away and couldn't check them all out. But I'm BACK!

  5. What a nice Sunday surprise to be catching up on my fave blogs and find this sweet shout out about my ORC room! And actually I think your first thought of me being mad was spot on - I had never stenciled before and had thought I could whip the stenciling out in about 5-6 hours - ha! Definitely a good thing that I didn't know the time commitment I was getting myself into or I wouldn't have come up with the mojo to get it done. Thanks so much for the nice mention amongst all of the jaw dropping talent of this year's ORC - you are the best!

  6. Thank you so much for including me in your favorites:) I feel special! Weren't they all incredible? I was blown away by so many of the kitchen and bath redo's.......that is something I would never attempt in 6 weeks for sure!

  7. I know what your saying about their signage......I went a few years ago and it was awful!But the homes were something!Sounds like you girls had a beautiful day together............thats MOST important!

  8. Cindy,

    I absolutely love this and thank you for sharing your source list! it's honestly quite nice in a day of bloggers who drag out every project over months and never wrap things up. Also, I'm embarrassed to admit when scanning pictures I've wondered how you framed the tiles above the antique hutch. Yeah... that's a reflection in a mirror. Laughing at myself and loving your living room!

    Best Regards,

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