Favorites Of The Week | A little of this and a little of that

Between working on projects and dealing with the insurance company after my car was hit, this week has been a bit frenzied.   I’m glad to see the weekend and very happy to have a little down time.

Isn’t this basket the cutest?  It’s a simple DIY project I spotted on the OKL site and you can recreate it for less than $25 with these tassels and this basket.

Favorites of the week-- Posts, Projects and Pins


It’s a boots and sweater kind of day and I’m off to run errands, attend a blogger meet-up and then its game night at my brothers.

A few favorites from the past week, enjoy!

Diary of a room makeover.  So good!
Fill the gap between passion and success.
Five plants that can detoxify your home.  I’m headed to the nursery this weekend to pick up one or two.
How to make cut Hydrangeas last longer.
Love these chic fabric DIY’s.

Favorites Of The Week {a little of this and a little of that}

Happy weekend friends!

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for spring to get here.  When I was driving home the other day I noticed that the The weather in my neck of the woods as been all over the place.  One day it’s 40 degrees and the next day it’s 70.  I need mother nature to settle down and bring us some consistent warmth and lots of sunshine.

Until then, enjoy a few of my favorites from the week.

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This is a beautiful kitchen makeoverone of my favorites of all time.

Favorites of The Week--Kitchen Makeover

Does anyone else out there listen to Podcasts?  It’s my new favorite thing to do while I’m working.  I recently discovered #MelRobbinsLive and really loved this one on The Definition of A Winner.

Favorites of The Week--Podcast

There are so many great blogs out there and I love discovering new ones like Decor Gold Designs.  I love Jennifer’s style and her home tour is pretty fabulous.

Favorites of The Week--New Blog

 You’re going to love the before and after of this beautiful blue and white home makeover? 

Favorites of the Week--Home Makeover

Anthropologie is having an additional 25% off on their sale items.  #rundon’twalk

Favorites of The Week--Anthropologie Sale

In case you missed it this week on the blog…

The pages from my Inspiration Notebook for February

My Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Favorites Of The Week (all from the One Room Challenge)


Hi friends.  Sorry it’s been a bit quite here on the blog this week.  I made several attempts to sit down and finish this weeks blog posts but things just kept getting in the way.  I’m going to be back on schedule next week with an eclectic (don’t you just love that word) mix of posts.  I’ll be sharing some holiday gift wrap inspiration and wrapping tips, my first holiday gift guide and a DIY project that has been on my to-do list to ages!

I’m closing out the week my usual ‘favorites’ post but this time it’s all about the One Room Challenge which is now in its 10th season.  Have your had a chance to check out all the spaces that were transformed over the last 6 weeks?  I haven’t made it through all the participating bloggers posts but what I’ve seen so far is WOW!  Holy Moly, there are some truly amazing design ideas, before and after transformations and a whole lot of inspiration.  Check out a few of my favorite spaces (so far)…



First up is Burlap and Lace.  Shannon did an amazing job adding style and detail to a long narrow room with lots of bookcases.  

{all images via Burlap and Lace}


The before…


And the after…


a coat of black paint made those simple bookcase look like high-end custom-built shelves


the faux fireplace adds another focal point within the room


impeccable styling

You can see the full Burlap and Lace reveal here.


Next is Kris from Driven By Decor.  Kris was also working with a room that had lots of bookcases but instead of going dark and dramatic, she created soft and soothing space.

{all images via Driven By Decor}


The before…


And the after…


one of the prettiest gallery walls I seen in a while


pillow mixing at its best–bold pattern + texture + small print


this color palette is a breath of fresh air


You can see the full Driven By Decor reveal here.


The next space I absolutely love was designed and transformed by Kristin from The Hunted Interior.  She was also working with a long narrow space and added a wall of bookcases to create drama at the far end of the room.  

{all images via The Hunted Interior}


The before…




And the after…


i love the bohemian vibe the comes from the pattern and texture mix



Notice that mix of materials?  That’s a design detail all rooms need.

You can see the full Hunted Interior reveal here.


I love every space that Nancy of Marcus Design creates and the bathroom transformation she completed is just stunning.

{all image via Marcus Design}


The before…



And the after…


Blue + white + gold=perfection.


drawer lines are such a simple detail that adds so much style


Classic details that will stand the test of time.

You can see the full Marcus Design reveal here.


This is just the beginning of so many more beautiful spaces created by the featured designers participating in the One Room Challenge.  You can see each and every one of the featured spaces here.


And then there are over 200 additional room transformations from the Guest Participants you’ll want to check out too.  You can find all link to all those space here.


Happy weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday!

Shelly Signature

My Favorite Spaces from The One Room Challenge

One Room Challenge

Have you heard of the One Room Challenge?  Better yet, have you been following the design series?  If not, you’ve been missing out on some incredible room transformations and amazing design inspiration.

The One Room Challenge was is a bi-annual blog series started by Linda from Calling It Home and it is now in its 10th season.  What started as a design makeover blog hop  has turned into one of the hottest design transformation series in bogland. The ORC has become so hot that the series recently attracted sponsors like House Beautiful, Decorator’s Best, Joss and Main, Lamps Plus, Farrow & Ball and Lowes.

Each round of the ORC features 20 bloggers/designers who makeover a space in a 6 week period.  The participants select their space, develop a plan and execute the dramatic transformation while sharing the entire design/decorating process weekly on their blogs.  To date there have been over 1000 room makeovers by featured and guest participants.

With each ORC I’m always excited to see that beautiful rooms created by the participants.

The latest round of the One Room Challenge just ended and I must say it includes some of my favorite spaces to date so I thought it would be fun to share a few favorites with you today.   Check it out and be inspired!

p.s.  you can see all of the room from the featured bloggers here  and the guest participants here.


One Room Challenge Featured Bloggers

My Favorites:

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Claire Brody Designs:  My favorite details are the furnishings, the fireplace and the beauty of those white walls.

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Design Manifest:  This kitchen space went from ho-hum to incredibly chic.  I love the bar stools, the lighting and the cabinet door detail.


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The Makerista:  The wood paneling and trim detail on the walls in this man cave is amazing.  And I love the subtle color palette.


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My Sweet Savannah:  Now this is the way to update a dated bathroom.  My favorite details are the glass front cabinets, the vanity mirror, the chandelier, the cabinet pulls, the roman shades….ok, I love it all. 


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Jill Sorensen:  Jill had me at the black, yellow and pop of color so used for the master bedroom.  I especially love the gorgeous headboard, the window treatments and the stools in front of the sofa.  


One Room Challenge Guest Participant

My Favorites:

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Dimples and Tangles:  Jennifer knocked it out of the park with the painted buffalo check wall in her powder room.  And you definitely want to check out the wall moulding, the pink door and the acrylic hardware.


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Always Rad:  I’m so glad I discovered this blog through the ORC.  This kitchen transformation is truly gorgeous and  I want that banquet eating area and  those lighter over the island.


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Simple Details:  If you love an eclectic mix like I do, you’re going to love this living room.  I was really excited to see the coffee table since my mom owns that same table. p.s.  take note of the amazing accessories and styling.


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Amanda Louise Interiors:  This is another new to me blog and after seeing this makeover I’m a big fan.  I love the transformation of the TV wall and the over mix of furniture and accessories.


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The Crowned Goat:  I’m a big fan of office spaces that function well and look good too.  This space is ideal of blogging, bills and creativity.  I love the styling on the bookcases and rustic chic details throughout.


If you have time, I encourage you to check out all of the One Room Challenge spaces.  There are just too many beautiful rooms to include all my favorites here.

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