ORC-Week 6- Final Reveal!

It’s reveal day!

I have officially finished my first ever One Room Challenge and it feels great! Thank you to everyone who followed along these last 5 weeks and for cheering me on. This was a fun, exciting, and exhausting 5 weeks!   I could not have made it to the finish line without the support and free labor from my handy husband and my super patient kids! I also want to thank my mother in law for helping me clean the entire dust covered house until 3am during her short visit here to NC and to friend and talented artist E Angelina Woehr for creating stunning original artwork for the bedroom. Love you all! ❤

I am so happy today has come to be able to share with you the final results of my coastal master suite makeover. If you are just joining me you can catch up on all the excitement, planning and progress below.

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ Week 4/ Week 5


I’m going to let the photo’s do the talkin’ for this last ORC post. It’s what we have all been waiting for right?


It’s always fun to look at the before pictures to see just how far the room has come.

Here’s where we started…….Boring!

Before ORC
Blah Before


Drum Roll Please

……………………………and now how far we have come.

Master 8_1

Master 2

Master 1_1

Master 5

Master 9_1

Bedroom Sources:

Original Artwork by E Angelina Woehr/ Night Stands/ Lamps/ Headboard/ Duvet Cover and Shams/ Rug/Ceiling Fan/ Drapery Rods/ Custom Drapes/ Custom Pillows/


Master 3

Master 10

Master 11

Master 12_1


Metal Sea Urchin wall decor/ Mirror/ Blue Tray/ Door Knobs/


I took my daughters old Pottery Barn Kids dresser and revamped it for the challenge. I wallpapered the drawer fronts with a Faux Grasscloth by York Wallcoverings and changed out the hardware with these Kohler  drawer pulls.

See next week’s post on pulling all the details together, the blunders and what didn’t make it in the room for the challenge.


Master Bathroom

If you remember from week 1 I also said I would include the master bathroom in this challenge. I never got a good before picture because we got a little sledge hammer happy and realized a little late that we didn’t take the traditional “before” picture. So here is the beginning of the bathroom renovation picture.

ORC bath


….and finally the finished bathroom.

Bath 5

Bath 1

Bath 2

Bath 3

Bathroom Sources:

Artwork/ Vanity/ Link Tile/ Mirror/ Shower Door/ Vanity Light/ Faucet/


Thank you to my photographer Matt Parvin Photography who captured the room’s beautifully.  I was totally doing the happy dance when I saw the final photos.


That’s a wrap everyone!

A big thank you to Linda from calling it home for organizing this challenge. I always feel so honored when she comments on my posts. I appreciate your support Linda!

My first challenge was a lot of hard work but totally worth every hour of lost sleep. It feels amazing, fresh and like a true get away destination to be in the space now. I fully plan on just enjoying it this weekend. You may find me drinking coffee just hanging out in my shower. ha!

Now who want’s to rent a beach house this summer in Kure Beach, NC?

Please be sure to check out the amazing transformations of the Featured Designers who had their big reveals yesterday. And all the Guest Participants who joined in on the fun who will reveal their rooms today. If you are in need of some inspiration look no further – some serious talent and gorgeous rooms in this bunch.  Be sure to follow #oneroomchallenge on Instagram for all the challenge updates. You can follow me on Instagram here too!


I really hope you enjoyed seeing the progress and final results over the last 6 weeks. I absolutely love all your comments, so keep them coming and let me know what you think.




PS ~ I’m already plotting what room will be next for the fall ORC.


One Room Challenge- Week 1

I’m so excited and honestly a little nauseous (major anxiety here) that I am participating in my first ever One Room Challenge, created by Linda from calling it home. For those not familiar with the One Room Challenge it is a biannual event (October and April) where 20 invited design bloggers makeover a room in 6 weeks and blog about the process *good and bad* every Wednesday. Guest participants are welcome to join in on the fun and share their process and journey every Thursday for the next 6 weeks. -That’s me!

I first heard about the one room challenge last fall and while I choose not to participate at that time I knew that someday I would embrace the challenge. Last year was one of my busiest years in business and I simply could not keep up with the demands of work and family- so I took a hiatus from the blogging world.  This year has allowed me to catch my breath and take a look at a few things I want to get done. So I thought there is no time better to join in on the challenge,fun and to start blogging again…plus it holds me accountable for completing my project in a timely manner.

So….What room have I chosen?

My husband and I own a vacation rental in the small coastal town of Kure Beach, NC. The house was built in the 90’s and while we have updated it here and there we certainly have not undergone any major renovations. This year we decided it was time to tackle some major updates. We have gutted three bathrooms to date- good bye fiberglass inserts, oak cabinets and laminate flooring! Like a virus this renovation has of course spread to other rooms in the house. However, the room that I am focusing this challenge on is the…….wait for it……Master Suite.

We got a little to sledge hammer happy with the bathroom, so dumb me didn’t get any pictures of the before. I should tell you that we did start on the bathroom portion a few weeks ago. Not my main focus for the challenge but I will be revealing it with the bedroom.

Let’s take a look at the before.

Before ORC
Main Bed wall
Bedroom ORC Before
Entry into Bedroom (door to right) 
Bed ORC Before
Opposite wall (bathroom entry on left)
ORC bath
In Progress Master Bathroom

So the house and Master Bedroom are heading into the blue zone. Here are a couple rooms that I found that I absolutely adore.

Some Inspiration Rooms

beach3 insp
Love the stark contrast of the navy and white! 

I’d like to credit the designer but I am not sure who designed this. http://www.seasidebeachdecor.com/decorate-beach-style-bedroom-p-1600.html

Insp Beach
Stunning Bedroom- Designer Rachel Reider Interiors

Credit https://www.decorpad.com/photo.htm?photoId=113257

Insp blue red
Designer Lindsay Coral Harper


I really want our vacation guests to have an “experience” when they stay here. Of course the beach is a major destination but the house should also extend that welcome. I want it to feel like an upscale boutique style hotel with the casual coastal relaxed living.

Anyone that lives at the beach knows that EVERYTHING wears twice as fast! So my challenge is going to be finding some seriously durable materials and fabrics.I’m still working out all the details but this is my plan so far-.

ORC concept board

List of things to complete:

  • Architectural interest behind bed (White paneled molding)
  • New King size bed
  • Artwork
  • Desk or dresser
  • Rug
  • curtains
  • Lamps

I already have somethings that I am going to be working with. (I purchased a few items for a house I staged a few years ago and have been waiting to do something with them.)

  • Bedding???
  • Crate and Barrel white night stand
  • Throw Pillows
  • Ceramic Garden stool


I’d love for you to join me every Thursday to see the fun progress reports. Be sure to follow my updates on instagram and post by @callingithome and for all updates enter #oneroomchallenge.   You definitely want to be sure to check out the sponsored designers every Wednesday…some serious talent in this group!

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