One Room Challenge Week 1 – Room Reveal!


Hello everyone! I am so excited to reveal the space I will be tackling for this One Room Challenge as one of the Featured Designers. After participating in the ORC for two years as a guest participant, it is such an honor to be part of the talented list of Featured Designers! If you’re not familiar with this bi-annual design event it’s basically a community based design event where all participants have to finish a room in 8 weeks and share weekly updates. There are no winners or losers! The idea is to motivate eachother in this community event to accomplish a task which would otherwise be challenging.

The first time I participated in the ORC I took on our home office and next I tackled our Flex/Playroom. Most recently I started with my main bedroom but could not finish in time because of shipping delays.

This Spring, I am going to makeover a space I have never shared on my Instagram before! I am taking on our Guest Bedroom and it’s happening at the perfect time! We are expecting some family over the summer and this will be a perfect opportunity to set the space up before they get here.

Guest Bedroom Before

When we moved into this home we never did anything to our Guest Bedroom. All our old furniture from our previous main bedroom went in there. Recently we ended up selling most of the old furniture and the room is currently being used as a storage/junk room for all extra belongings. Basically its a HOT mess! Don’t believe me? Okay here’s proof:

ORC Guest Bedroom Plans

There, you’ve seen it. Now we can talk about what I want to do to this space. First comes function – this room is meant for guests which mostly includes our parents and siblings. We have are parents over for a few months at a time because they both live across continents in Pakistan. When they come to visit I want this room to be a home away from home. There should be a place to sit and pray or read, both my parents are very particular about prayers and love a cozy but initimate corner in the room to settle into.

In terms of design I’m thinking a deep saturated paint on the wall, maybe a jewel tone. I really want to step out of my comfort zone and try something I haven’t done before. I’ve been very into Art Deco pieces lately like one statement piece or a few elements here and there. Of course, I will mix styles to get that true to my personality look. Lots of texture on the walls think floor to ceiling trim work. I’ve been saving a ton of images on Pinterest and I’m using them as inspiration. Let’s take a look at all of these gorgeous photos together!



Source: Erin Kestenbaum
Source: Farrow and Ball
Source: Crate and Barrel
Source: Nicola Harding and Co
Source: Grayson Luxury

So much good inspiration to keep me going! Check back in next week to see the final mood board and look I’m going with. Until then, definitely go check out what all other Featured Designers have planned for their rooms!

Media BH&G | TM ORC

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