One Room Challenge {favorites}

Did you have a chance to check out all the aMAHzing rooms bloggers created for this round of the One Room Challenge? With 20 invited bloggers and 145 linked up participants Linda of Calling It Home’s genius creation continues to grow and inspire!

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After each round I find myself ogling all the spaces and going back through again and again to really soak up the details. I really love sharing the rooms that really stand out to me with all of you. With some many in the running this year it was hard to narrow them down but here are my favorites.

These are my top five from the invited bloggers:

1.  Jenna Sue just might have designed the most interesting bathroom ever – vintage, rustic, repurposed materials, graphic tile and the coolest fixtures. I’ve been looking over the images from her bath again and again hoping to suck it all in. Excuse me while I head over there yet again.


2.  If you weren’t previously a reader of Greige Design you need to start reading this blogger. So good. As is the laundry room Christina designed for the One Room Challenge. Herringbone on herringbone should be a design staple from now on.


3.  Jill Sorensen nails it again with this spectacular kitchen remodel. The lights, the stools, the light fixtures, the wallpaper, the hardware – all of it. Everything is perfect!!

jill sorensen

4.  Kimberly did indeed create a Swoonworthy room in this office redesign. OMG – pink on pink on pink and pineapples and that credenza and chinoiserie wallpaper and leopard curtains AND a hanging chair. Yep, I’d be prepared to work my ass off in this office.


5.  Jana Bek redid her great room and breakfast nook for the One Room Challenge. I think my next house is going to modeled after this dining area. It’s too perfect.

jana bek

These are my favorites from the linked up bloggers. There is so much goodness there that it took me several rounds to narrow it down to just these ten.

1.  Tiian Wilen created the most fabulous kitchen! In her reveal she noted that they didn’t get everything finished but you could have fooled me – it’s gorgeous! Love the black dining area, love the brass hardware, love the blue & white china and oh just every other little aspect in this redo! WOW!

tina wilen

2.  How swell is this solarium by Kevin of Thou Swell? Kevin is a high school student who had to coordinate his photo shoot around his AP exam schedule and created his room out of a section of rental garage space. I fully expect that in 10 years this guy’s going to have his own show on HGTV – so much talent!


3.  Yo Mimosa Lane – I LOVE your mudroom! I love the black trim. Who knew what a standout a little black can make a room?

mimosa lane

4.  Sticking with the black-white theme how about this kitchen revamp by oid? There’s just something about a good black and white striped painted floor that I can’t resist.


5.  The Pink Pagoda is a perennial favorite on mine and she won me over with her beguiling mix of bright white, pink and blue in her living room. Throw in some abstract art and some beautiful antiques for a solid win.

©Jim Zeilan

6.  The Pink Little Notebook updated her living/dining room combo and did so beautifully. I’m obsessed with the light fixture in their dining room and just about everything else in these two rooms. I love it all Sabrina!


7. Yep, this kitchen makeover is rad. It’s hard to believe the before photos are of the same space. This was one serious overhaul of the space and it couldn’t have turned out better!

always rad

8. Interiors for Families proves that you don’t have to redo a big space to be a standout. This little entryway is so stunning. Of course the cute pup in the photos doesn’t hurt matters either!


9.  Another little gem is this petite laundry room do-over by the Simple Luxe Life. I love how functional and pretty Natasha made this space. I’m always appreciative of a laundry room that looks like a retreat especially after having two laundry rooms that were in the middle of the dankest, nastiest cellars.



10.  I always love the ones that go big and go bold and that definitely describes the the bedroom Kim Macumber created. She has designed the most magnificently luxurious getaway bedroom. I’d like to book that suite myself!

kim mc

If you haven’t yet stopped by Calling It Home to see all the other spaces you definitely need to – of course you might be sucked in for hours on end!



P.S. If you’re a Fort Collins local and need to take care of your girls head over to Macy’s today for a free fitting to benefit Susan G. Koman.

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11 Responses to One Room Challenge {favorites}

  1. Jenny says:

    That black herringbone tile in the laundry room is EVERYTHING. I want to go rip out some flooring now and get on that. Thanks a lot, Tricia, for this homegasm. -Jenny (

  2. Thank you for including our laundry room among such greatness! 🙂 Looking forward to the next challenge – after some cocktails, of course.

  3. Jenna Sue says:

    Thanks so much for sharing our bathroom reno, Tricia! So glad you enjoyed it. Loving all your top picks too — what a great challenge!

  4. Thank you for including my kitchen in your top picks! I’m glad I went for it with the black and white floor.

  5. Always Rad says:

    Thank you so much for including us! This was such a fun (and somewhat stressful) project! We’re so happy we participated in the ORC. Amazing experience!!