THE STYLING BEGINS {One Room Challenge Week Four}

What a week it's been!  Design projects have taken center stage around here lately, so progress in our family room was quite limited.  But I did get around to doing a little styling!

Fall 2015 ORC CAD INTERIORS family room makeover styling

Last weekend, I worked on styling the built-in cabinets that my handy hubby DIY'd.  I spent some time curating each shelf, stepping back, then moving things around to get just the "right" balance and groupings.  This process was on repeat pretty much all weekend.  For those who know me, this insanity comes as no surprise.  Ha!  I continue to tweak the shelves... :)

A "challenge" that I self-imposed when it came to accessorizing the built-ins was that I couldn't spend any money.  What?!  You heard me right.  I'm crazy.  Shopping for anything home-related is one of my favorite pastimes, so it was an exercise of willpower AND creativity to get these built-ins styled. #goodonthewallet #happyhusband #crazywoman

CAD INTERIORS family room makeover styling Fall 2015 ORC one room challenge

"Shopping" our possessions made me look at what we already owned in a creative light.  This process also forced me to unpack boxes that have been in storage since we moved here two years ago.  It was fun to rediscover forgotten treasures, especially those from our travels.

I even framed some pretty silk paper for a dose of colorful art...

CAD INTERIORS family room makeover styling DIY built-ins shelving Fall 2015 ORC one room challenge

A peek into a few other elements that may go into the room...

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Sadly, it is not in the budget to refurnish the room at this point (the current furniture will eventually go into our empty living room, where it is better suited).  I am, however, hoping to find an affordable accent chair(s) NOW to round out the seating area.  Task lighting, wall decor, and textiles are also making its way into the space!

Come back next week for my last sneak peek... and then the full room reveal in TWO weeks!  Don't forget to visit Calling It Home to see all the other wonderful ORC projects.


  1. Loving those textiles! And definitely a fan of shopping your own house. It's the first place I look!

  2. Way to shop the house! I'm liking what I see, excited to see the end results!

  3. Styling?!!? I'm impressed ... I'm still spackling!!!!


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