One Room Challenge..the Finale

Hello, and thanks for coming by. This is the final post for this round of the One Room Challenge. You can start at the beginning of the challenge, here.

I want to thank you for coming by each week and leaving your supportive comments. I really appreciate all of your feedback. You don't know it, but you kept me going. I tried to reply back to everyone who was not a "no-reply" blogger. If you wrote about the challenge or read anything about it, I would love it if you sent me the link. I would like to link back to all of those people.

Enough writing, let's get to the pictures.

Remember how it started?


A colorful Turkish rug (post with sources to follow)


 Love this detail.


I went shopping online at The Pink Pagoda for the blue and white ginger jars and the planter. They were delivered in less than a week.








The chandelier is up. I love the round bulbs with the rectangular glass.


The ceilings feel much taller with the simple columns and crown.


Yes, a Craigslist mirror and console table. 


Mirror details.


I love the coral pagoda.


And a pop of coral on the inside.


The marble top that I was telling you about.


The paint is BM Ebony King. It is Porch & Floor paint in oil. 


My favorite part, this section.


Love the rug.


The lamps after a little bit of spray paint.




The breathtaking fabric designed by Jennifer.


One more rug.


It goes really well with the San Francisco prints.


She wanted to come home with me.


He was not impressed.


I'm off to go see the others and after that I will be spending so much quality time with my kids, they will be begging me to go start another project. 



117 comments:

Nantucket Daffodil said...

This came out incredible.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

It is shelter magazine worthy! I love all of the blue and white from Jennifer and the rugs. Its all very classic without being stuffy...my favorite.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it!! Really looks amazing! Take care, Caroline

Lobster Meets Peach said...

You have the best luck with CL! The entry way looks wonderful. I just the love the ginger jars.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Lord Jezus where to begin? I mean lady, your entryway reveal is like a freaking house tour! So many vignettes, so many wow moments. My fave is your fave. That table, the DIY benches and the lamps are on fire. Well styled lady. Second fave: the red interior of that fab buffet! What a great little hidden gem. You did good hon. Ya did good. Now, what the hell am I supposed to do now every Wednesday that this is all over? This has become like a design reality show - online. I even said as much in today's post. Lemme go see what everyone else did! http://www.livelaughdecorate.com/2013/03/one-room-challenge-reveal-day.html

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Linda WOWWWWWWW!!!!! You did the equivalent of like 5 rooms here! You know I'm in love with the wall treatment, it's gorgeous, but then all those DIY furniture pieces?? And the beautiful rugs? Everything pops so well against the white background and looks so fresh and custom. Love it. You are amazing.

Matters of Style said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!!! So gorgeous- love everything about it!

Kim said...

Linda, everything is gorgeous! Let's start at the Blue and White Entry, then all the Rugs! I love that mix and layered look with rugs and this warms up your entry so much! Then the CL mirror, way to go! I could go on and on ... it is all scrumptious!! xo

Nancy said...

Unbelievable Linda, really. I am speechless with all that classic white beauty and lovely furnishings. I can't believe your tables and mirrors. They are gorgeous, and all your accessories and rugs, fantastic!!! you really scored it. Your porcelains and nicely done flowers make the reveal! and those benches..goodness. You outdid yourself and all your challenges are better and better.
This was so huge an area with lots of vignettes and you did a professional job! Way to go friend!
xoxoNancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Bravo!!! I can't even pick which part I love best. Each piece is perfection. Everything looks just amazing Linda. You rocked it! And now we need to get those cocktails.

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Holy Crap Linda!!! This is a beautiful entry. I love every single vignette and detail. Seriously. I'm so impressed with the transformation although not a bit surprised. Well done my friend! xoxox

Sadie + Stella said...

Wowie. Zowie!!! I have to say. I think your reveal was the most improved! My favorite hands down!

Kristin Cadwallader said...

I'm in love with this! Love all the chinoiserie details. That mirror is quite the find! Beautiful! xo Kristin

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Craigslist mirror? Really?? I'm with Lisa @ Shine Your Light, that was like 5 rooms!!

Choosing white walls with those Turkish rugs was really the right choice and I am speechless how beautiful it all looks!

pam {simple details} said...

SPEECHLESS...I'll be back later to comment!

Snippi Tippi said...

magazine worthy! Can I move in?!

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

Linda, this looks fantastic. I love every detail and was going to say that it looks like it should be in a magazine before I read everyone else's comments saying the same thing. So when does House Beautiful come for the shoot?....

Also, when did you change your name? Just noticed it yesterday. I like it.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Insanely gorgeous!!

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Ok so this is hard to even pick a favorite part bc i love every single detail...it looks amazing! Its so much brighter!

Cathy Wall said...

Where to begin...??? Of course every little detail is just incredible, the rugs, the DIY projects, the mirrors, tables and accessories, all unbelievable, making this entry so incredibly welcoming.You really rocked it Linda! Thanks for motivating such an incredible group to makeover their spaces as well, I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 6 Wednesdays! Hope your kids allow you to indulge them at least until next week, then I'll be ready for another of your great projects!

Nicole Scott said...

Linda! Is this a magazine or your entry? Each Vignette is styled so beautifully and your carpets are divine! The pics look wicked too...I noticed:) Congratulations on such a beautiful concept and execution. I love your space.I'll miss the ORC!!

Alyson said...

So many things I love...the poodle, the coral inside the cabinet, that mirror! It looks awesome!

Janet @ House Four said...

Wow! I knew it would look great, but again...wow! Love all the new trim and Jennifer's fabric is gorgeous. This is my favourite of your three ORC projects.

Janet @ House Four said...

Wow! I knew it would look great, but again...wow! Love all the new trim and Jennifer's fabric is gorgeous. This is my favourite of your three ORC projects.

LindsB said...

ok you win! I cant believe this is where you ended up at the end, I am so in love! Those rugs MUST be mine, you have to spill the source here. Also the new crown molding, the tables, the MARBLE. Perfection, my dear, yet again!!

Thank you SO much for inviting me to be part of such a fun challenge- I might have cursed you around week 3, but I could kiss you right now. Thank you for always keeping us on track and being our fearless leader!! xxooxxoo

Beth Connolly said...

You did a really great job. This was so much work - really more like doing three entryways. I especially love the blue and white Chinese porcelain from The Pink Pagoda and the pagoda mirror. I would love for you to do a post on sourcing the rugs. They are incredible. Thanks for including me in this One Room Challenge.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Linda!!! You are aaaaahhhhmazing! What a transformation! Its like two different homes! Wao, you really outdid yourself. I hope you celebrate tonight! I love everything about it...especially the pink interior to that console! YUM!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Shoot...those rugs are fantastic....you did a wonderful job! Love all the blue and white with the red rugs.....and Jennifer's fabric...to die for!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Oh my goodness, Linda! These spaces are to die for! While it's still on my mind, I die for that chandelier. It's so unexpected and so right for the space! I also forgive you for painting the yellow lamps - the blue is perfect!!!!! White walls/turkush rugs/blue & white accents. In love! PS, this was so fun to do. Thanks again for inviting me to participate!

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

charmaine said...

Love the CL mirror and the console, especially the colors you used. Love the blue and white, the rugs and of course the wall treatment. Truly amazing, Linda! Great job!

Lekalia Interiors said...

Loving the mirror! That is a fantastic piece! And can't wait to hear the source for that rug! Faboo! Kudos to you! It looks great! Enjoy!

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Amazing! I love it all especially the rug. We have the same poodle :)

Jessie said...

Wow! There is so much to love, Linda! All the pretty vignettes and custom pieces especially those chic benches! Adore so many pieces, the blue and white jars, the craiglist mirror, the white console table, those table lamps, etc. Seriously, I can go on and on.... You did a fantastic job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Decora Adora said...

Love it!! Really looks amazing! Take care, Angelica

Vel Criste said...

WOW!!! Couldn't have imagined it to be this beautiful Linda! I love the 3 table vignettes but I have to agree the 3rd was my favorite (altar table looks fantastic with the benches!). I love the marble top on that cabinet and the mirror is divine! Love the moldings and I agree, looking at the before picture, the entry now looks bigger and brighter!Great job!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Wow, Linda! It looks absolutely amazing!! I love how the cabinet came out and love, love, love the chinoiserie mirror - that wasn't a CL find, was it? All the blue and white looks amazing. You nailed it, girl!!

xoxoxo

Calypso In The Country said...

Beautiful job - so sophisticated!
-Shelley

The Pink Pagoda said...

You took on a HUGE job choosing all of this space! Every single area now is FANTASTIC! I'm so very impressed with everything you've done. Thank you thank you thank you for using my blue and white and my fabric. I'm so proud to have them in such an incredible house!!!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Linda!!!! It looks amazing. Dying over all of the rugs and ginger jars. Love the color combo and just realized I'm wearing a similar color combo today. Bravo lady! I totally need to be part of the next One Room Challenge. I have a couple of rooms that need to be shaped up and I need someone to hold me accountable for finishing them. :)

Camila
http://blog.effortless-style.com

marlene said...

WOW! Linda you have done a fabulous job. I love the rugs, blue and white, all the beautiful moldings...I imagine it is hard to get anything done except stand back and admire! Truly beautiful!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

It's gorgeous! It looks like it's straight out of a magazine! All of the trim work and crown made such a huge difference. Great work!

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

That vignette with the round gold mirror and striking red rug against that crisp white backdrop... just spectacular. You've blown me away with this one.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

HOLY COW...you are making me feel like a slacker! You did three rooms (more?) in one. That mirror on Craig's List is phenomenal and the marble topped console is gorgeous...the richly colored rugs...I can't stop gushing. Really lovely job, Linda.

Kristen said...

OMG so amazing it hurts. I can't stop staring at that amazing molding! Such a dream. Kind of obsessed with your console table! From the marble to the hardware to the pop of color. LOVE.

Roxy said...

amazing transformation :)

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

OK- My comment never posted. HOLY MOLY!!! This is FANTABULOUS!!! You knocked it out of several parks!! This is incredible. I love the fringe, the POODLE!!, the mirror, the table, the wainscoting, the everything!! Congrats!! You are a rock star. Thank you for this amazing journey!! BTW, I had a white standard poodle and love anything poodle! Where did you get that? I MUST own it:-) xoxoxo

pam {simple details} said...

My 5 x 5 entry was a consideration, SO thankful I didn't go that direction! :) You have raised the bar, my dear!! You have impeccable taste and your diys are perfectly executed ~ every element is a statement in itself from the art and rug to furniture and styling! It's truly beyond gorgeous!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful transformation and love the rugs.

Kathysue said...

Linda, I am giving you a standing ovation, can you hear it? Beautiful job and what a wonderful transformation, light, bright, airy and stylish!! Kudos to you,
Kathysue

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Holy smokes - what an entrance! I am floored and jealous! Everything looks amazing, all the details are perfect. I love the blue and white ginger jars, fabric and planter! Are those real orchids? I have killed 2 already, I think I need fake ones!

Looks stunning Linda!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I loooove it Linda! The freshness is so evident and I love the Craigslist mirror and console! What a find. Such a fun challenge to be a part of- thank you again for inviting me to participate!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Holey Moley! Where the heck do I begin!? This is truly fabulous in every single way. You have done a magnificent job, though I am not at all surprised! I love the blue and white accent pieces from the Pink Pagoda! LOVE LOVE all of your craigslist finds (and redo's). I love that that stunning table has a pink interior. The millwork is just amazing. I can't believe you have done all of this within this amount of time. You deserve a huge pat on the back (and a huge goblet of wine!!!!)

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

It came together so well! I can't wait to check out the other reveals!

Taylor said...

my favorite part is the last part that you labeled your favorite part too. those lamps!!! they look identical to the pair that Mary Macdonald gave to a client on an episode of million dollar decorators last season that were like $600 each! the molding makes such a big difference. And I have no idea why my thing is set to "no-reply" so I need to figure that out! Congrats on another great makeover - I still can't believe your bedroom from the last one!

http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

Kimber said...

Linda, this is stunning. Really, really, REALLY stunning. The whole time I was reading and thinking "I want to live here!". Bravo! Well done!!!

Houseofpemberley.com/blog

Margaret Mcelroy said...

Wow, so beautiful. Love all the blue and white against the soft walls. The
big poodle is my favorite.
Margaret

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

I saved yours for last and I am blown away. I feel some major gushing coming on... The mirror that was only $15! The coral inside the console! The trim that your house wasn't "born" with! I can't wait for the source post.

A ndrea said...

Wow, wow, WOW!!! This is so amazing, Linda!! And I love that you are a fellow Craigslist shopper... I find so many treasures from CL, mostly in Palm Beach! Thank you for organizing this delightful project. It has been such a treat to watch everyone's progress over the last six weeks.

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

So stunning Linda! I love all the details-everyghing works so effortlessly together. I definitely need one of those rugs for my kitchen! And I'll be pinning like every pic-You are brilliant, but you already know that cause I've told you so for the past month :)

Tiffany said...

Speechless. Actually no, I'm not. You must be beyond thrilled. It's so much lighter and brighter. I love the altar table and the mirror above. I really liked the yellow, but the sprayed blue on those lamps is perfection. It's absolutely beautiful!

Lisa Mende said...

looks fab!!!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Lovely! And your benches turned out great... I'm not sure mine have that same hope. Haha!

City Farmhouse said...

Beautiful Linda! Wow, the space is so stunning, so bright! I have so many favorites, the white table and the cabinet under the mirror. Great job, Jen

René said...

Those rugs! Those lamps! I love it all! So fresh and airy, classic & timeless all at once. Well done!

insideways said...

I think this is one of your best reveals yet. It's BEAUTIFUL!!! It seriously looks like it could be in a magazine! Nice work!!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

WOW! everything looks beautiful, the pictures you took are magazine worthy! love all the details you added to this space. The rugs are amazing, I can't believe how they pop, they go great with your now "gold mirror". Love the red inside of the buffet; gorgeous! these pictures show how hard you worked and all the details of your beautiful space! btw, read your comment but don't understand why it's a no reply blogger? but thanks for your comment!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

NowatHomeMom - I can't reply back to you because you don't have a email listed in your profile. Thanks for your kind words and the visit. If you Google "no-reply" blogger you will find out how to fix it.

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

Thank you very much Linda, I will look into this as soon as possible! thank you so much and Love your beautiful new space!

Junell said...

Do not stress over responding, I know where your heart is! AMAZING ~ Gurl where did the rugs come from??? They so rock the stratosphere! It is breathtaking, so sophisticated & off the charts. I am not surprised but def enchanted by all your creativity & attention to details. Well done!

starbiesandsangrias.com said...

Holy moly! That looks amazing. Thanks for organizing such an amazing challenge, it's been fun seeing everyone's success. Would love to be part of a future challenge!!

jeanine said...

It looks so nice now! You must be relieved to be finished. I love the colorful rugs and your credenza.

Amal -- Sybaritic Spaces said...

Awesome~looks fab in every way!!! Love the teal credenza especially, and really dig the turkish rugs. : )

Claire Davis said...

Looks great Linda!!! Would love to know where all your rugs came from. I have thoroughly enjoyed following the participants and looked forward to everyones posts on Wednesdays to get me thought hump day...what is a girl to do now that it is over??

Erin said...

This is RIDICULOUS good.

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

The lamps, the rugs, moldings.....I love it all. Beautiful job! Thank you so much for including me in this series...It's been a blast and I have a 1/2 way finished bathroom :). Best, Lauren

My Interior Life said...

Just when I think I've seen my favorite part, you show something else. It's just too much! Seriously, love it all. That credenza and pagoda mirror alone are to die for, but then you add in the rugs and pottery and benches and console. Phenomenal job! And I guess I'm late to the party because I just realized that you changed the name of your blog - great choice on that too!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

LINDA! This is seriously beautiful. I can't get over how amazing it looks. So fresh, yet traditional! I'm amazed. I would kill for a foyer this beautiful!

Jessica said...

It looks fantastic! I think my favorite part is the altar table, too. I love the ceramic poodle and the bound fringe detail on your rug. You did an amazing job.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Really gorgeous! Rugs, mirror, and stools are my fav. And of course, the ginger jars.

tjaklitsch said...

I'm scrolling through all the participants, and so far, this room is the one that really speaks to me. So fab-u. Congrats on a great job!

The enchanted home said...

All I can say is "WOW"! You did such a fabulous job..its is truly amazing, the end result is so beautiful. Congrats on a job well done!

Tobe | BIA said...

this looks absolutely and completely amazing!!!! i love every last detail....and it's the details that really make it! bravo, lady. spectacular!

Gail Storti said...

WOW.....what a fabulous job! Love it all!!!

Holly said...

THAT is an entry - it's beautiful. I enjoyed watching everyone's projects come together.

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Linda it's all so lovely. The rugs are gorgeous, all the blue & white (those stools!), the mirror you made a beautiful gold, the console you transformed...everything looks really really great! Congratulations!

Danylle McLain said...

Linda, you are so creative! The rugs are beautiful. I love the color inside the console. So much attention to detail.

SHERRY HART said...

Shut the hell up. You really scored on this challenge girl. Every vignette is perfect. My favorite is the white piece with the benches under it....OK wait...that chest with the marble...I love it all. Good Lord you must be pleased as punch with it all. BOOM!!!

Renae Moore said...

Linda,
Your home is beautiful, love the clean walls with the color coming from rugs and textiles. Beautiful chest with the marble, I could covet that!
Best,
Renae

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

It's positively gorgeous. I love every single detail. I really couldn't pick out just one. You did such a great job mixing pieces. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Vera Summers said...

What a beautiful transformation - I love how bright the foyer is, and the panelling is gorgeous!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Amazing transformation...LOVE TPP!
-Your newest follower! xx

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I just came from Sadie and Stella, and I'm over the moon with what you did, it looks AMAZING! Looove it! ;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW!!! it looks amazing- i love the rug and love both of the mirrors and pieces under them- so gorgeous!!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

This gracious foyer has it all: style, personality and architecture! Congrats, Linda!!
xo
Loi

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PS - I especially love the paneling! That was brilliant!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PPS - Oh, forgot to say: I love how you accentuated the height of the ceilings with such tall mirrors ;)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

this room came out amazing. Really. I love the rug, the marble topped console, the benches, everything. Its awesome. :-)

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

also, your foyer is bigger than my bedroom.

Joann Borden said...

My My young lady! I knew I should comment each week, but I didn't want to be a nuisance so I thought I would wait till the end. Lesson learned. I don't know where to start. The panel treatment on the wall is absolutely amazing. I really liked the gold rub n buff treatment on the mirror. The finish is spot on especially with the gold trim on the little black table. Lucky you on that custom fabric....amazing and oh so perfect with the lamps and the white table. Just a wonderful accomplishment. I love your style and the way you just tackle everything. Great job!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love what you have done here. So happy to have found your blog!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

House@heart said...

Well, I am simply amazed at how together and gorgeous your foyer looks!! It is so cohhesive, and it makes you enter the house and stay there. Your finds on CL are truly amazing, the rugs are drool-worthy and the pudel is cutest!! Your transformation is one of my ORC favourites, I wrote about this project on my blog. I am from Romania, and I think that my readres need to see all the amazing work you girls did. I hope it is ok I presented your project on my blog!
Because of your transformation, I browsed through your blog and I loved it so much I added it to my blog list.
You can check out my post on your ORC project here:
http://houseatheart.blogspot.ro/2013/03/one-room-challenge-my-personal.html
Great blog and gorgeous diy-s you've got here!! You're one talented lady!!
Ozana

Brenda Murphy said...

I love your work here...and it was a lot! I think that the rug with the knotted/bound ends are indicative of a woman that is single, and when the woman is married, they are cut and allowed to be free, exposing the fringe. Beautifully done! B

colonygal said...

Hi Linda,

What a wonderful transformation! I love the mix of painted vintage furniture and original vintage rugs. Just my fave. I am working on a room in my house - guest room, and am nearly "finished" (LOL) with the after part of a large formal living room re-do. How do I get to play?? I don't have a blog (yet) but I do occasionally post my projects on Houzz and Yelp. I just recently discovered your blog and I am enjoying what I am seeing and learning and being inspired by. Thanks!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Unbelievable transformation. I am in awe. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Zefi said...

Great job! Love it. Especially the poodle!

Stacey said...

My kids finally gave me a breather so I can comment on this post! I read it before, but wasn't able to comment because of Mommy duties. Freaking AMAZING! I love every single detail, every piece of accessory! EVERYTHING! You did a fantastic job! XX

michelle said...

are you going to do another one room challenge? i would love to do one!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Linda, it's fantastic! Love the rugs, the refurbished Craigslist piece, the ginger jars, everything!!

Things That Inspire said...

Your favorite section is mine too! Everything is perfectly scaled for the space. The mirror looks amazing with the console, and the lamps are wonder in size and style. I also appreciate the styling on the table - so hard to do, it takes such a good eye - it's beautiful!

- Holly

Elisa Niesen said...

This is absolutely fabulous, I love the worldly accents and pieces you've used throughout!! It's worldly and modern all in one which is something I love! -Elisa

meg said...

Thank you for the inspiration and for your advice and words of encouragement throughout the process. It. is. DONE! Well 95% anyway where it will stay for now :)

http://megandmartinmen.blogspot.com/2013/05/living-room-reveal.html

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Hot bananas. This is stunning. Came over from Rene and I am in love with those gorgeous stools. All of it. And your lamp with the wrapped cord is genius, by the way. What a stunning home.

The enchanted home said...

SO very beautiful! Totally magazine worthy!!

therelishedroost said...

I absolutely love the eclectic mix here os the rugs with the traditional blue and white porcelain!! You did an amazing job!
Karolyn

Michelle Woeller said...

So beautiful Linda! Walking through that front door must bring a smile to your face every time! Elle

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

You must be so thrilled with how the entryway turned out, Linda. Love it all - from the rugs to the lamps, the mirror, the stools and the gorgeous fabric and of course, the blue-and-white pieces. Stunning!

Calypso In The Country said...

I know I have commented on this post before but those orchids in that planter are just perfection!
-Shelley

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