So I cannot even express how excited I am to share this Reveal with you!  TWO big reasons. 

FIRST, Linda, CallingitHome, has orchestrated a challenge, where we all come out winners.  Here's the deal.  I am generally 100% focused on clients.  Linda inspires me to make "me" a client.  I believe most of us spend a lot of time procrastinating when it comes to our own home and this is an opportunity for me to "shake a leg" and get it done!  

SECOND, last night Don and I, for the first time since we moved from Farm Road on December 31, 2013 to #ProjectDownSize, actually slept in a completed master bedroom.  

Win/Win ... Wouldn't you agree?

If you are new here and need to  catch up ... Week OneTwoThreeFour.  Five.

Please indulge me in a little Back Story before you get lost in my photos ... By the way, the most glorious photos thanks to Emily O'Brien.  I cannot over emphasize how I adore her, her vision and the photos she produces.

Back Story ... Don has been in the Hotel Business FOREVER.  And I was in the same business before I ditched it all to pursue my passion of designing.  Through the years, we have had the opportunity to stay at some of the most beautiful hotels and resorts in the World.  That combined with an unabated love affair for Paris, led me to my inspiration for our Master Bedroom.

I wanted the feeling that luxury travel has treated us with ... a "suite" that is warm, welcoming, and while it has every amenity like home ... it gives you an escape. To a place that leaves all the routine of day to day behind.

Now ... join me this morning for a cup of coffee ... and escape with me, will you?


Wait ... Don't forget the humble beginnings ... 


Tonight, we will be sipping the bubbly in celebration of this job ... DONE!

Please take a look at all the fabulous design that has been happening over the last six weeks.  You will be amazed.  Top 20 ORC'rs and Linkers Like Me!

I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement and support through this challenge and to Linda who helped me put POWER behind my words ...

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.


OneRoomChallenge ... it's baaaaack!

Well, never say never, right?  The One Room Challenge has been around now for quite a while and I am proud to say that I was one of the first Challengers with Linda.

You can see my previous challenges here.

Family Room

Keeping Room

Home Office

Linda challenges 20 Design Bloggers to complete one room in six weeks.  Sounds easy ... right?  Well, with an abundance of wine and camaraderie, you can generally get it done!  In my case, this enables the cobblers children (or husband) to have shoes!!  You know what I mean??

I am nervously/happily participating the in the Link Up on Thursdays to share our Master Bedroom Evolution with you.  Check out the link ... you will find more energy and inspiration than you can imagine!

Here's MY Plan ... as I presented it to Don (my husband!).  Those of you who know me, know I am a lover of color.  While this room will be no exception, I am going for a moodier dose. And, of course, it includes Orange.

1.  These artichoke prints I bought last year at HighPoint Market.  The artists at Natural Curiosities were knocking these out during the show and I knew then I wanted them for my MBR.  They have been in a drawer for a year.

2.  Upholstered Headboard.

3.  Drama on the Walls.  Sherwin-Williams Black Fox. 

4.  Thibaut's Wild Floral in Orange for my windows. 

5.  Lotus Pendants ... love the real deal, but these are a better fit for my budget.

6.  Sherwin-Williams Independent Gold.  For the Ceiling.

7.  Thibaut's Pele Ikat in Green Apple.  I love orange and green. 

8.  Every space needs a punch of fun and these Tassels will add a little whimsy.

9.  Thibaut's Virtuoso in Charcoal for my Headboard.

When Don and I moved (over a year ago now) to our #ProjectDownSize, we ditched basically everything from our previous Master Bedroom.  For the past year we have had no window treatments, only a bed frame, two armoires that I bought from the ParkerKennedy boys ... without being painted, and odds and end furniture.  We did buy a rug. I'll talk a little about my obsession with cut and bound rugs during the challenge.  

Here's where it stands now.  

Off-center window which is really frustrating ... but that is the bathroom door on the right, so we have to be able to get to it without feeling like we are going through "fat man's squeeze"!  Does anyone else remember going on field trips in caves??

The ParkerKennedy Armoires which I love because we have no wall space and these two tall pieces are a good "his and her" option with height.  I found the settee at Brimfield and had it covered in this white fabric for my daughter's room.  It has found a new home in our room.  To Cover Or Not to Cover?  That is the Question.

The old oversized zebra chair is outta here!  I do love our cut and bound rug, our bedroom being the only place in the house I would dare put a cream rug.  We love our dogs, but they are NOT allowed here.  Truly not only the rug, but I am allergic to dogs.  Can you believe that?  This is my one No Dog Hair Zone so I can breathe at night!

The original blue walls haven't changed since we moved in.  The ridiculously high picture due to the poorly placed closet switch.  How about the door hardware, pretty ... huh??  And the doors that simply do NOT hang straight.

There you have it my friends ... The Sad Before ... Thank goodness Linda is in my life to keep me focused on my own home!


Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.