ORC’s to keep an eye on

Have you been following along with all the gorgeous One Room Challenges on Calling It Home? There are some many gorgeous ones it’s hard to check them all out. I thought while I enjoy a happy hour beer I’d help you out by showing you the ones I’ve finding the most inspiring and the ORC’s to keep an eye on!

1.  First off Christine Dovey. This is her third round of ORC and I absolutely love her edgy nuanced rooms. This round she’s going for a super sexy bedroom redo. Think leopard, lavender, navy and fur galore. This is going to be one glamorous room! Her only problem? The room she’s doing isn’t even built yet! They’re adding on to the house and as of the first week there wasn’t even a roof or floor on the addition. That’s some serious ambition Christine! May the ORC gods shine down on you!

Christine Dovey

2. Hot damn this bedroom makeover by EM Interiors is just as steamy as Christine Dovey’s or “feminine and wild” as Katie and Joann the talented sisters before EM Interiors  refer to the room. Either way I’m coveting both these spaces. Wouldn’t you love to dive into this bed in this room?


3. Another bedroom makeover I’m intrigued by is the one Domicile 37 has in the works. Maybe I’m all into leopard, black and white artwork and drama. Whatever – I’m excited to see how this all comes together!

domicile 37

4.  It was the tiled floor in this little Jack & Jill bath that sucked me right in.

The Pink Zipper tile

This is The Pink Zipper’s plan for the bathroom.

the pink zipper


I wish I was the ballsy kind of person who would install tiles like this. Jumping off of towers, hitchhiking across a country – no problem. Install a daring tile? Not so much. My design self will live vicariously through this ORC.

5. Do you follow Thou Swell – the high school design phenom? This kid has amazing talent and I think we are going to be seeing big, big things coming from him! For this round of the One Room Challenge he is taking on his mom’s living room. He’s incorporating much of the existing furniture and adding all the goodness below.


Kevin, do you need a temporary extra mother to adopt and how about designing that temporary mom a new living room?

6. Classic-trad, equestrian and pretty is how Elle of Elle Bright Designs describes her guest bedroom design. What’s got me curious about this room is all the buffalo check. I’m way into buffalo check at the moment (look for that to make an appearance next month in my own house.) Plus it’s buffalo check on the ceiling. Need I say more?


7. Each of Holtwood Hipster’s past ORC’s have blown me away and I’m pretty sure this round’s home office is going to do the same.

holtwood hipster

Black, white, buffalo check, florals and brass??? Yep, I’m in! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

8. Hi Sugarplum! (Erin’s other blogger crush who we might have seemed a bit stalker-ish to at Haven Conference with a weird late night elevator moment) is redoing her living room this round. I can’t wait to see how this one comes out as her main inspiration photo is one I’ve had Pinned for years.

hi sugarplum

Add in a hot pink couch and gorgeous brass lighting and this is going to be one stunner of a room. I’m keeping my eyes on this lovely!

9. And then there’s the English Room. I love all her past rooms and I’m sure this one will be no except but as even Holly herself says – this is a wild one!


I’m dying to see all these elements in action!

There are so many other stellar rooms being created over at the One Room Challenge that I didn’t have room to highlight here. I’ll do a follow-up on all these rooms featured as I know you’re going to want to see how they all turn out. And do yourself a favor and go check out all the other amazing ORC’s at Calling It Home!




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8 Responses to ORC’s to keep an eye on

  1. You’re so sweet- thank you for the kind words and for including my room in your post- so appreciated!

  2. Lesley B. says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for including me in this round up of amazing participants!! Totally blushing over here. The buffalo check grasscloth is BANANAS!

  3. Lesley B. says:

    WOW! Thanks so much for including me in this roundup with these amazing rooms! Totally blushing over here! BTW the buffalo check on the ceiling is BANANAS!

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  5. Thank you so much for including my project in this fabulous roundup Tricia! I’m honored to be in such great company!

  6. Can’t tell you how much I appreciated being included in this list. I’ve been a bit behind catching up on all my ORC faves and just now saw this full post. There are some really great rooms in progress this round don’t you agree? Can’t wait to see you guys reveal your magic next week. Your reveals are always at the top of my list. xo!