ONE ROOM CHALLENGE: WEEK ONE

Who’s ready for another One Room Challenge?! Okay, I’m hilariously unprepared, but a lot can happen in six weeks. Some of you may remember me redecorating my boyfriend’s living room in New York this time last year. A lot has changed since then — we bought a townhouse in Dallas and moved in together — and this time around I’ll be decorating our guest bedroom and the powder room across the hall. I can’t wait to get it looking pretty for our next round of guests!

Here’s what the guest room looks like today. (SCARY. Keep in mind that we moved from two tiny New York apartments so we don’t have nearly enough furniture to fill the space!) The pieces that will stay are the scalloped headboard from my old apartment and the sconces I used to sell in my boutique. The pieces that will have to find another home elsewhere are the mirrored tables, the tall campaign dresser, and the random boxes we’ve yet to unpack since our move this spring. (Don’t judge.)

design darling one room challenge guest bedroom before

katie kime scalloped headboard

white campaign dresser dana gibson lamp

navy scalloped headboard

bluebonnet paintings

design darling guest bedroom one room challenge

design darling guest bathroom before

It’s basically a blank canvas right now (it’s so unlike me to live with so little color!) so I’m crossing my fingers that everything I purchase will show up in time for the sixth week reveal. My plan for the space? In the bedroom, I’ll be ordering new window treatments, replacing the campaign dresser (which I love but is too tall and skinny for this wall), replacing the bedside tables (any ideas?), hanging art and a mirror, and getting new bedding. And in the bathroom, I’m wallpapering! Well, hiring someone to wallpaper, because of course I chose a pattern that would be insanely difficult for me to line up perfectly.

I can’t wait to get started and I’m just as excited to follow along as the other participants tackle their various projects! You can see all of them here. Don’t forget to stop back in next Wednesday for an update on week two!

Apartment 34
Arianna Belle
Because It’s Awesome
Coco+Kelley
Design Darling
Design Indulgence
Design Manifest
Christine Dovey
The English Room
Vanessa Francis
Hi Sugarplum
Honey We’re Home
Jojotastic
The Pink Clutch
The Pink Pagoda
Simplified Bee
Style Your Senses
A Thoughtful Place
Kimberly Whitman
The Zhush
TM by CIH

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  1. I love how the frames you chose for your bluebonnet paintings make them look more modern. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything but rustic wood frames used with them before.

  2. So fabulous!!! I can not wait to see you transform this space. I know it is so special since you are not away from friends and family! So excited to follow along and to be transforming a space right along with you!! xo, Paige

  3. Hi! I L-O-V-E everything about this! We just bought a townhouse and are looking for decorating inspiration – where did you get everything? 🙂 Thank you!

    1. Hi Julia! Congratulations on your new home! I’ve shared sources for the headboard and sconce in the post as well as the bedding, dresser, and lamp in the comments. Let me know if there’s something specific you’re searching for and be sure to check back in next week! 🙂

  4. Just a suggestion, if you love the campaign dresser, why not keep it but use the extra space on the wall to add accent chairs? And maybe even an oversides floor length mirror.

  5. I can’t wait to see what you do with the space! I loved what you did with Will’s old apartment. Any advice for doing the ORC? I am doing the Thursday link-up one.

  6. I’d love to know, where you got this table lamp?
    It would match with my carpet from ikea 😀

    Thanks for your response.
    xx