One Room Challenge, Week 1

Welcome to the One Room Challenge (aka #PizzaForDinner). This is a semi-annual event where 20 design oriented bloggers transform a room of their own, from start to finish. For the next six Wednesday's we will be giving you updates on our room progress. 

This time, you can play along with us. Starting tomorrow, you can link up your space and finish it over the next six weeks.....just in time for the Holiday's!

Here are the fabulous blogs participating:

A special thank you to Jennifer for all of the custom graphics.

What room am I working on?

Since we are moving to Florida, I wanted to transform a space that would have a big visual impact when we list our home for sale. I also wanted most of my energy and $$$ invested in things that will move with us.

The obvious choice is our family room.


I finally gave away that huge sectional in my living room. My friend's sister lost everything in Hurricane Sandy. The sectional was in fantastic shape and she really wanted it....done!
I heard she makes her kids wash their hands before they sit on it so it will stay nice and clean...love that :).

All of the furniture you are looking at was moved into my living room. It fills that space better than this one. This is a better shot of how the furniture did not fit the space. 


Why no, I don't have any window treatment.


Now that you mention it, I did not hang a chandelier, either....we are keeping it real over here.


On the opposite wall sits our biggest argument in this home. My husband, who has nothing to say about anying in this home..... has a lot to say about this dinosaur of a computer. He refuses to have a conversation about getting rid of it. My son is the only one who uses it.


So last week, I found out that it can be made wireless and I will be relocating it to the basement. Visual problem solved.

And now for my plan

This is the direction I am headed.

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you come back next week. If this looks like fun, join us.

Here are the updates from the original post


Now let's go see what the others are working on. Believe it or not, we really don't tell each other much before this starts, so this is a surprise for me too...


 
 photo instagram-4_zps387f45e3.png

67 comments:

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

So glad it's back!! Can't wait to follow along. xo

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am so excited about this one and looking forward to each Wednesday's posts. I love your plan too.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Hi Linda, I love the direction you are headed in. Can't wait to see it all unfold. And best of luck with the upcoming sale and move. Thanks again for including me in the challenge!
Phyllis

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Love your inspiration ideas, Linda. That room is going to be beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what everyone will be doing :) Best, Lauren

Vel Criste said...

I was wondering what room you'd be doing Linda since I know your on the verge of moving! this will be perfect for ORC and I can already imagine how wonderful it will be after! Joining tomorrow with my son's room - I think there's a lot doing their kids rooms this time around!

My Notting Hill said...

Your family room is a great space- the window seat among the windows is such a nice feature. Love your inspiration photos. This is going to be fun!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I like the way you think my friend!! And I love all your built ins. This is going to look great!

Cathy Wall said...

Love the direction and glad you solved the dinosaur computer issue. Thanks for hosting another edition of the ORC!

Beth Connolly said...

Blue and white and Chinoiserie - fabulous choices, of course. Thanks for including me again.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Finally ORC is here!! I'm so excited. The participants are fab! I can't wait to see what you do with this space. Your home is amazing. I'm sure its hard to work on something You know you won't get to really enjoy once you move....but its just so much fun to decorate!

SHERRY HART said...

That room is huge! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

First of all I love love love that room. so pretty you can put lawn chairs in there and it look fabulous but I love the direction your heading. blue and white perfection. I so wanted to do the ORC but I just got so busy with client work there is no way I am mentally capapable of balancing it all!!I am a horrible mulit-takser but I can't tell you how wxcited I am to watch this all happen in real time!! xoxo good luck!!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

First of all I love love love that room. so pretty you can put lawn chairs in there and it look fabulous but I love the direction your heading. blue and white perfection. I so wanted to do the ORC but I just got so busy with client work there is no way I am mentally capapable of balancing it all!!I am a horrible mulit-takser but I can't tell you how wxcited I am to watch this all happen in real time!! xoxo good luck!!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

So excited about your room selection! I was going to choose our family room but didn't quite have enough of a plan together for it yet! Can't wait to follow along!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Wow! What a great space to work with. I know it will be fab! xo Kristin

pam {simple details} said...

Beautiful!! The first woman that see that and you can call it sold! :)

Robin Johnson said...

Looks like you have some wonderful ideas. Looking forward to watching you transform the room.

Raina Cox said...

All of the new goodies look to be more Florida-ish. Can't wait to see it all in play!

Calypso In The Country said...

Yay - can't wait! This is going to be beautiful and I love all the blue and white. I am doing a lot with blue and white in my office so I can't wait to see how yours turns out!
-Shelley

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

It is a beautiful room to begin with, Linda! Love all the light, the windows and built-ins. Cannot wait to see your infusion of color.

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Is it me or has the ORC become as addictive as Million Dollar Listing or Scandal? I think you need to pitch this as a series to Bravo Andy. I'm just saying. Happy to see some new faces among the participants, and to see how this all shakes out in the next few weeks. Let the games begin!

Janet @ House Four said...

Your room is gorgeous even unfinished! Love your built-ins and windows - too bad thoe can't move with you. Can'twait to see what you do Linda. I always love your ORC's

ChicLiving said...

Cannot wait to see how you transform an already beautiful room! Looking forward to the next six weeks :)

cindy hattersley design said...

This is so much fun can't wait to see what everyone else has come up with! I love your ideas!

Simply Modern Home said...

I'm IN!!! So excited to watch what everyone is doing! Now I need to come up with a plan!! Fast!! :)

Jessie said...

Your living room is already gorgeous before transformation. It's so bright and airy and I love the big windows and built-ins. Did you built them yourself or does it comes with the house? Looking forward to the coming weeks!

P/S: Come by and enter my current giveaway for a chance to win some beautiful velvet pumpkins if you like, Linda!

http://www.mixandchic.com/2013/09/giveaway-gorgeous-trio-velvet-pumpkins.html

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Pretty space already, but I know it's going to be even more fabulous! Looking forward to participating this year (I'll be back tomorrow to link up).

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Hooray for wireless computers! Looking forward to seeing what you do, Linda!

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I'm so excited to follow along! In fact, if I can get myself in gear, I'm going to try to link up and do my own ORC along with you. (Wish me luck! ;) LOVE your room already, so I know it'll be amazing when you're done!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

Linda, I love your space already but I'm sure you will make it beautiful, gorgeous I can't wait to see what you do week after week! :-)
I am so excited about this challenge as well, I already posted my entry so I can link up tomorrow too! (my dining room) :-) thanks for letting us all participate with you guys! :-)

Kim said...

Oh how fun, and smart to put all of the investment in take aways for you!! You will have not trouble selling this one!! xo

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

so excited for this series to begin! I can't wait to join as a linking participant tomorrow!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Yay! ORC is back baby. Can't wait to watch everyone's spaces unfold. I agree that this should be pitched to Bravo Andy!

Lesli at My Old Country House said...

I AM DEFINITELY IN! I know exactly what room I am going to do too!!! So fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Good luck!

Erin said...

Such a gorgeous room -- I can't wait to see the finishing touches in place!

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

OH my gosh...such great bones...this will be fun. I love that you are also thinking about how it will go in the new space...and hopefully, we'll get to see everything there too and it will be like TWO ORC's!

Sadie + Stella said...

YAY Linda!! Cannot wait to sde what you do!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Based on your foyer, I have no doubt this space will be awesome when you are done!!
Thanks for inviting me to participate again :)

home before dark said...

Yes, I too, own a 27" Mac and I love it. It's in my office not my living room. I grew up with the 9" black & white mac. I think it's the reason I now wear reading glasses!
Put me on your dinosaur list but know I'm looking forward to seeing you do your magic. I'm just hoping there are still some rugs left in Turkey!

ps Loved the part about the hands cleaned before sofa time. It's one of the reason I prefer to give away rather than sell away items. You just get better stories that way!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Its going to look great and I love that blue and white fabric...

Nicole Scott said...

Your house is really beautiful - I love this plan to perk up and stage it though. Blue and White will be amazing in there...so much light!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Hooray for the start of a new ORC!!! Love your plan, and from ORCs of the past I know this is going to be amazing!

Sherry Calamia said...

I can't wait to see everyone's spaces transform. I wish I could join in for this challenge, but still rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy and I am not yet up to decorating. Maybe the next challenge!
Your house is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you do with your space. Its going to be fun visiting all these talented bloggers to see their makeovers too! Your newest follower.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Ms Linda!! You've done it again: topnotch line-up for this ORC!!! I'm be reserving my Wednesday mornings to follow along. Can't wait to see what you do with that fabulous family room. Here's to another successful ORC! --Loi

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Yay! So excited to see everyone's roomsduring the next 6 weeks. Love your ideas! Your room is going to look great!

Barclay @ Gracious Home said...

Linda! I love your plan for your Family Room - very fun, young, and colorful. You're lucky, you have a fantastic room to work with!
Sad that you're moving, because your FamRm is great - and so are the other portions of your house that you've shared.
How the heck do you do your "crayola" drawing on your photos? I live in the Ice Age, is that photoshop? I MUST learn this! Very cool and very visual - LOVE it! Can't wait to check out the other bloggers designs!

Alexa said...

So excited for this! There are so many awesome bloggers participating!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Oh dear. On the positives the space itself is amazing! All those windows plus the built-ins plus the size of the space. Fab! The only problem I can see is how you're going to leave this space when you move! Love your inspiration and that means I know I"ll love your room!! Thanks for including me - you know how much I love this!!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Why is it that we always wait until it is time to move to "finish" things up. I swear before we moved three years ago I was so in love with my neat and organized home I vowed I'd never wait again....and now, three years later. Love your plan....it is going to be beautiful. Thanks for inviting me to participate this go round!

The Pink Pagoda said...

What a lovely room! Your direction is fantastic and all of this will be gorgeous in NJ and then soon in FL!

Stacey said...

Of course you're room is going to be fab!! Love the direction you're going! I'm thrilled that I am participating. I just have to stay focused and narrow down my gazillion ideas!:-). Fingers crossed for the sale of your house!

René said...

Oh...this already looks like a great plan! Those darn computers (and tvs) keep us all in a design dilemma. Glad you figured that one out. You're a kind soul for donating your sectional to a good cause. Looking forward to following along. Thanks for all you do Linda!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

This is like my Oscar's!! So excited for the next 6 weeks and even more so now that I will be linking up!

Karena Albert said...

Linda I love, love what you are doing with the Family Room!! Great ideas and color palette!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
Velvet Pumpkin Giveaway

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Great line up, fabulous plans and good luck to all!
xo Nancy

Junell said...

What day is it???? I am gonna' have to start getting up earlier on Wednesday's to keep up! Great start!

meg said...

Challenge accepted :)

What a great space you have! It will look amazing I'm sure. Can't wait to follow along!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Thank you for including me in the One Room Challenge. It is a much needed swift kick in the rear to get this room looking good. Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with.

xoxo-

Holly

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Woohoo! Love me some ORC!

Lisa Mende said...

Love where you are headed with this!

Andrea said...

I love ORC, and I'm so excited to follow along! Your family room is going to be gorgeous!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

I love that inspiration pic of all the blue and white vases! Can't wait to see you finished room!

Cascadeis said...

About the computer (which, in my world, seems like a very small computer. Be happy you don't have any gamers in your family!)

If you move the computer to the basement and start using a wireless internet connection - make sure to check in advance what kind of internet connection you can get! (Maybe try with a laptop.) Some basements are impossible, the material in the roof creates a barrier between the router (which sends the internet to your computer) and the computer - my parents have spent the last three years without internet in their house (except for the basement) because their internet connection is in the basement while their computers are on the first floor... :)

Julie said...

what an amazing space!!! the windows are unreal! can't wait to see what you do to it! have fun!

Barbara Matson said...

How fun to follow along as a reader this time! I look forward to seeing what everyone does. Maybe I will link up - as I revamp my master bedroom (which is coming along at a snail's pace)

Layne @ The Room Journal said...

I'm so excited to follow along! Room makeovers are too fun. I love your ideas for your family room!

Taylor said...

I am SOOOOO behind!!! So excited to be catching up on all of the one room challenge updates! love this so much

www.itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...