Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 - THE REVEAL


For better or worse, reveal day is here for the fall 2015 One Room Challenge! I, along with 196 other bloggers, took on the challenge from Linda at Calling it Home to make over a room in six weeks. Seems easy enough, but layer in long work days for me, and time goes by rather quickly.

But ... even as I nod off trying to write this post after staying up all night to finish my room ... I am reminded that the reason I jumped in on the challenge was to give myself a kick in the pants to update my studio from a drab former teen boy bedroom to a place I enjoy working every day. To say that I spend a LOT of time in the studio is an understatement -- just ask my neglected husband. {For those who don't know me, I'm the solopreneur behind the shop Stuck on Hue, where I make and sell lovely designer throw pillows to help inject your spaces with color and pattern.}

My studio is in the upstairs of our home, which makes for very easy commutes. (The only traffic is lazy kitties napping on the stairs!) Over the years since we built our house, this room has evolved from a home office to a video gaming room to a teen boy bedroom, and now to my studio, where I sew and handle all the admin tasks for my business. (I have taken over two other rooms down the hall for cutting fabric and storing fabric and supplies.)

Here's where it started at the beginning of the ORC. Drab blue walls, too many angular elements, one curtain panel missing because rod came unattached from wall. Not a horrible space by any means, but certainly not inspiring.




Throughout the rest of our house, my husband has veto power on decor. Since I'm the #girlboss in my studio, all decisions were mine alone, so my goal was to create a feminine space with an edge. In the process, I wanted to soften all those hard lines by bringing in more curves and soft goods. I already had the two X-lege work tables and the mid-century modern dresser (which stores a TON of supplies). Most of the other elements are new, with a few existing accessories transformed by the magic of spray paint.  I am pleased to finally share the reimagined space with you!













Due to the very late arrival of one of the major components of the room, I had to delay my photoshoot to the afternoon today, rather than the morning, so I hope to reshoot some of the angles in the next couple days when the natural light is less harsh.

{Edit: My next post details each of the elements in the room and provides sources.}

Congrats to all my fellow ORC participants ... we made it! (Well, most of us!) And now I must sleep.

Hollie

42 comments:

  1. Love it!! You did a great job.. I love everything especially the pink walls! Congrats you did it!

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    1. Thanks so much, Kelli! My husband is a little afraid of the walls, but that's okay. ;)

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  2. WOW....so pretty! You will be able to crank out some fantastic pillows in this space! Great job Holly! Love the window treatment fabric so much!

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    1. Yes, it's a much more inspiring space to work in now. I'm surprised you're not scared of my window fabric -- so much color! (hahaha) Thanks for your comment! :)

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  3. hollie, it looks awesome! i love the light fixture and what a great space for you to create in!

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    1. Thank you, Cassie! I'm so glad I went with that light fixture. Other than the nightmare of the screws for the canopy not being long enough to work with the ceiling medallion in between, the new chandelier has been such a delight!

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  4. It's beautiful! I love the wall color you chose - pink can be so hard. And the roman shade is perfect. Great art. Oh and beautiful skirted table! Nice work!!

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    1. You are so right about pinks being hard to choose -- I was so worried it would be too "baby" or too bold. But it turned out just right! Thanks for mentioning the skirted table. That is one of my favorite projects from the makeover!

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  5. Oh man. The window treatments and lighting situation MAKE this room. You're going to loooove working in here now!! The wall color is so pretty and soothing. Well done! ox

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    1. I'm so relieved that everything came together well ... it's intimidating to have so many eyes on a project! I had asked you about purchasing your old light fixture several weeks back, but I soon realized it would hang too low for my 8' room since it hangs right in the middle of the room with no table underneath. But the chandelier I ended up with works perfectly -- my tall husband and son can JUST barely walk under it without hitting their heads!

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  6. Oh it's GORGEOUS! You were so right to go with a beautiful light fixture, it totally transforms the space but that PINK - gahhh so so pretty. What a beautiful feminine-with-an-edge space. Love it! xx

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    1. I can't believe after talking about it for months that I finally have my own pink space! Fist bumps for feminine-yet-edgy office spaces with pink walls! ;)

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  7. I love it!! What an inspiring space...you will surely be cranking out some fab pillows in here!!

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    1. Thank you, Katie! Yes, it's an inspiring and happy space to work in now!

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  8. Great looking space!! I am in the middle of converting a guest room into my new workspace and I see a few ideas I want to steal from ya ;)
    The tiered server is so fun as a bobbin holder!!!
    Darlene
    www.BundleMeBaby.etsy.com

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    1. Best of luck on your work space, Darlene. Having a dedicated space where you can have everything you need at your fingertips is awesome, and adding some pretty to the function is even better!

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  9. I love it and all of the feminine touches! The window treatments are just SOOOO good! I love that fabric. Nice work!

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    1. I appreciate your comment, Sam! Designers Guild's Pandora Peony fabric has been one of my favorite fabrics for a while but it didn't quite work for the other rooms in my house, so I'm glad I was able to find the perfect spot for it!

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  10. You know I love those curtains and that lighting! Fabulous!!!

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    1. Thanks, Ange! Your "sexy master bathroom" looks awesome too. I love the marble touches and especially the trim added to the walls!

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  11. That light is magical! What a perfect choice for your space. Well done!

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    1. I do love what my chandelier adds to the room. It's a beauty! The light fixture in your ORC reveal is so lovely too. What a find, and it looks great against the fun green ceiling!

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  12. Wow, this is beautiful. The light fixture is gorgeous and I am loving all the colors you have. NiCE

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    1. Thank you! Looks like you and I both finished our ORC rooms just under the wire. Congrats on your master bedroom too!

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  13. What a fabulous room, and those shades! Did you make those as well? I do hope you'll tell us which fabric that is, it's delicious. Congratulations!

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    1. Hi, McKenna. I did make the roman shades. The fabric is Pandora Peony by Designers Guild. I sell that fabric as pillow covers but it didn't work in any other rooms in my house, so I was happy to finally have a place to use it myself!

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  14. LOVE the roman shades!! It's all gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so mulch, Claire! I love my relaxed roman shades. The Pandora Peony fabric is such a stretchy linen that it was wanting to move around on me all the time, which is very infuriating when trying to make a tailored shade with straight lines, but it all turned out okay in the end!

      I saw that you made some traditional style roman shades for your ORC room, too! The chartreuse color is awesome.

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  15. The fabric on those roman shades is fab. Love it. Great job and congrats on finishing the challenge:)

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    1. Thanks, Grace! The Pandora Peony fabric is one of my faves!

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  16. Hollie!!!! You knocked it out of the park! I just adore this space! The pink + those shades + the copper chandelier is AMAZING! I'm pretty sure I need some pillows in that shade fabric for my living room... Hmm, I wonder where I could find some? ;) :D Your space is so soothing and inspiring at the same time now - I love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Brynne! My made-over studio space makes me so happy ... even when I'm working! Yes, do check out the Pandora Peony pillow covers in my shop. I've been wanting to use some in my home but the fabric just didn't work with my other rooms, so I created a room around it instead!

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  17. So organized and functional and then so pretty too :)

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    1. Thanks! Pretty + functional was a must for me. If it's not visually pleasing, it just doesn't cut it for me anymore, even if it's useful!

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  18. Wowwww. I'm sure you already know how amazing that copper light fixture is but, again, wowwww. The whole space is incredibly awesome. I really love everything together.

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    1. Gah, yes, I love my copper light fixture!!! It was a real pain to install with the ceiling medallion, but our suffering was worth it!

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  19. What a beautiful space. It must have been so nice to create a space just for you. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Yes, I am very lucky to have been able to decorate a space that only I have to approve of. It's very liberating!

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  20. I love what you've done with the window. Such a beautiful fabric!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I'm so happy with my Pandora Peony relaxed roman shades. They make me smile every day!

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  21. I love this space. The art and colors are fun. You did a great job. The light fixture is one of my favorite elements. Well done.

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  22. Wow lovely and great job !!! Your wall art and pillow is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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