One Room Challenge – Week 1

Late last Spring I gave both my master and guest bedroom a major makeover. I was on design project overload, and oddly, it seemed like every other blogger on the planet was doing the same. What a strange coincidence. Everyone I knew was suddenly tearing their homes apart and documenting the process. Why are you guys stealing my thunder with your amazing room makeovers? Knock it off already. What the heck people? I kept seeing One Room Challenge here and One Room Challenge there. I’m sorry? What is this One Room Challenge you speak of?One Room Challenge

Finally, one night, I Googled One Room Challenge and was immediately taken to Calling It Home…an amazing blog on home interiors and low and behold, the creator of the one and only One Room Challenge. Twice a year, if they are up for it, bloggers are challenge to give an incredible room makeover to a disaster zone and given only 6 weeks to complete it. Motivating? Yes. Challenging? Yes. Insanely crazy? YES! How did I not know about this? Where was the blogger memo? How did I miss it, and more importantly, how can I join in because man-o-man does this look like one heck of a good time. Well, I had to wait until Fall to participate, but that time is now, and I’m here with bells on. Let’s do this already!

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So, decision time. And this is a big one. What room to pick? At first I turned my focus to my daughter’s bedroom. If you’re new around these parts, we call her Little Maus. She just went into a big girl bed and is in dire need of a room makeover. But then I chatted with Erica Reitman and read my new favorite book Sage Living by Anne Sage. Erica and I were emailing back and forth, and she explained how she believes if you make your home beautiful, you’ll feel more beautiful. That’s really good and kind of profound advice my dear. Sage Living hammered the idea home. Hmmm. So if I make my office a creative workspace, I’ll be more creative? Boom. Decision made easy. Thanks ladies.

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EEEGATS! I can’t believe I really had to show this to the world. I’m kinda sorta dying over here! Cover your eyes, it’s hideous! If you’ve been reading this blog since inception, you may have seen a couple glimpses of the hot mess disaster zone I call my office. It was also on Periscope a couple weeks ago. It’s a sad space I work out of daily. Creative? Ya, not so much. But, you know I like to keep it real, so I’m showing you the real deal. This room is not only an embarrassment but also a maze to walk through. If you’re not careful, you’re going to get hurt.

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Stacks of magazines and books, papers and notes for work, empty cardboard boxes, random props I use for flat lays on Instagram, printers (one that works, one that is out of ink and one that is broken). Camera bags and lenses. Indigo fabric that I have high hopes to sew into pillows. Antiques waiting to be styled…I mean, who doesn’t have a vintage teal ice bucket sitting in the middle of their office. Perfectly normal, right? Ya wrong.

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So what’s the plan man? That’s a really good question. I know one thing’s for sure, I’m in love with this Loloi Rug called Anastasia. I mean look at those colors! And the pattern! I’ve been having this love affair with neutrals lately and the hits of blue are pulling at my heartstrings. Call me crazy, but I have a pretty good feeling you’re going to be seeing this beauty sometime soon.

Loloi Rug - Anastasia, Sand and Light Blue. Inspiration for Office Makeover on House Of Hipsters.

What else are you going to see? Well, since I’m a vintage kinda gal, I’m going to put my money where my mouth is and see what I can find at the antique and flea markets. I’m going to hit the local estate sales and will be calling on a few of my favorite vintage shop owners…you hear that South Loop Loft? I’m comin’ for ya baby! Hey Chairish, I’ll be scrolling through your amazing selection tonight! I can’t wait to see how this 6 week adventure unfolds. Don’t forget to check back every week to see the progress. Wish me luck and hopefully I’ll make Emily proud. See you guys back here soon!

 

19 Comments

  1. EEP! This is so exciting. And hilarious. I am dying over these pictures….you are like THE most organized person on the planet, and I’m secretly super happy that you have a dark side. And of course its normal to have a vintage teal ice bucket on your office floor! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you do!

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  2. Claire Brody October 8, 2015

    YAY was just so glad to see your linkup!!! Excited to follow along!

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  3. britt kingery October 8, 2015

    Well, this is already pretty much the greatest space ever. I mean, it has the vintage teal ice bucket, and that is NOT nothin’! Love your style, so I know this will be too hot to handle! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  4. Kristi October 8, 2015

    Oh my goodness … that rug!!! LOVE that you’re working on your creative space! Cannot wait to follow along!

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  5. oh my gosh, I think you win the award for the scariest before pictures! lol. LOVE IT, though! Can’t wait to follow along. That rug is going to be killer.

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  6. Emily @ Table & Hearth October 8, 2015

    Stoked!!! If those bedroom makeovers are any hint, you’re going to do some awesome work in here and I can’t wait to see it friend!!

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  7. christinedovey October 8, 2015

    I always have such a hard time showing the befores but just remember, it makes for the best afters! Looking forward to watching what you do with your space!

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  8. Michelle October 8, 2015

    I love that rug! It will be really interesting to see what you come up with!

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  9. Hollie Cooper October 9, 2015

    the rug, so lovely & the colours. Bad before make amazing afters. Good Luck ,Hollie

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  10. Angela, Blue i Style October 12, 2015

    My office needs a major makeover, so I’m excited to follow your project and be inspired!

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  11. Cheryl Singleton Interiors October 12, 2015

    Can’t wait to see the result, if the rest of your house is anything to go by, this room is going to be amazing.

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    • kyla October 14, 2015

      You are the sweetest Cheryl! Thanks for following along. I can’t wait to see it too! It’s so exciting!

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  12. Cuckoo4Design October 12, 2015

    Can’t wait to see this

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    • kyla October 14, 2015

      Thanks for stopping by Julia!

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