The ORC has arrived!

The One Room Challenge is here!!!  The ORC, as it is commonly known, is a design series where you are challenged to "make over" a room in a six-week time span.  Participants document their progress weekly to share with an online audience.

Linda at Calling It Home is the mastermind and host of the One Room Challenge.  There are so many like-minded individuals who have true passions for interior design, and the ORC is one place where they can virtually convene to share their projects - start to finish!


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The spring ORC just kicked off, so head on over to Linda's blog every Wednesday and Thursday for weekly progress updates on all the linking participants!


Fall 2014 ORC Project Feature

Last fall's ORC series featured several beautiful projects.  One was the transformation of a NYC apartment done by Mackenzie Horan of Design Darling   Mackenzie transformed her boyfriend's "bachelor pad" from brown, drab, and dreary, to light, airy, and inviting!

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What the room originally looked like:

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I was drawn to this project because I could relate to it.  Who doesn't have a "catch all" space that's filled (or was once riddled) with brown furniture and heavy wood pieces?!


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After

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Before

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After

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Before

This project was rooted in selecting the "proper" furnishings for the space (not only aesthetically, but with proper scale and balance), good lighting, and creative interior styling.  It was all about having vision for the room, bringing out and maximizing its potential, and pulling it all together - on a "real people" budget!  Head on over to Design Darling for more of the before and after transformation.

{All photos are from the Design Darling blog.}

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