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One Room Challenge Week 5: Fall 2019 Furnishings

One Room Challenge Week 5: Fall 2019 Furnishings

Thank you to Raymourflanigan.com for kindly sponsoring this post.

All opinions are 100% my own.

Oh. My. Gosh. I cannot believe the One Room Challenge is coming to an end next week!! It’s almost like birthing a baby and raising a child to only step back and realize that time has flown and you’re staring a at full grown adult- dramatic? Yes, but hear me out... a lot of work goes into prepping and making this ORC baby- let’s call him “ROJ,” short for “PROJECT” (I crack myself up sometimes!). So in the beginning baby Roj is on the brain, you don’t have him yet, your not sure exactly how he’s going to come into this world, but you want him, your whole family wants him, so the preparation begins. You research everything you need to make Roj a reality and you make a plan so that Roj comes into the very best environment. Here’s a reminder of those plans:

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Now that you’re all ready to bring Roj into the world, conception begins (too graphic??), I think not. The room is cleared of all the old (some awesome pieces put to the side to be brought back again later) and orders are placed- your creation, baby Roj is taking shape. As bits and bobs start to arrive and are added to the space, Roj continues to grow and before you know it, he’s a big kid! See what I mean? Just like having a child lol!! (please don’t take me seriously with all of this, my brain is mush having 2 very young real-life-kids, a growing business and the ORC project, so the only way I can think these days is in silly analogies).

Next week, you’ll see Roj in his bad ass grown up state, but for this post, I hope to focus on the furniture- an obviously major element to the space! Let me start on this topic by saying I’m soooo grateful for the strong relationship that I have developed over many a project with Raymour & Flanigan, in fact, they’ve been a part of at least 3 other past One Room Challenges that I’ve completed- I just had to have a few pieces from their store in our space for this one too!

The moment I saw that Bobby Berk had a new line of furniture found in R&F, I was immediately sold on the idea that one of his pieces would have to make it into one of the rooms- he has such a clean modern aesthetic that I adore (plus he’s pretty amazing on the Queer Eye for The Straight Guy and I’m all about supporting people who share positivity and give back to this world). So I was in total luck when I saw the green Olfar 2 piece sofa. If you glance back at the original concept board, you’ll see a green sofa front and center- the star of the sunroom design- it’s almost like this was meant to be! Look at her:

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Once that was decided on, I knew that a pair of club chairs would be next on the list. I originally wanted something very mid mod, but then thought about how much I enjoy mixing traditional/classic design with modern and mid mod styles and that’s what drew me to these Trixie chairs instead:

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The shape is very traditional, but the scale feels new and fresh while the pattern is my nod to mid century decor (anything plaid or plaid-ish always brings mid-century to mind for me). Not to mention the plushness, which makes you want to sink right into them and curl up- exactly my plan for the sunroom.

Another way that I brought in that cozy feel was with the fireplace- which I’ve ALWAYS wanted! This fireplace will not be fully functional and burn wood right now, but I plan to add logs wrapped in twinkle lights for a bit of whimsy and ambience- I want to say that this is going to be a great example of what Sweden refers to as Hygge.

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Let’s think back to the Raymour & Flanigan sofa a chairs for sec because they should explain my next decision: They’re plush, lounge-y pieces that seductively whisper sink your behind into these cushions, kick your feet up and stay a while (don’t tell me I’m the only one who has conversations with their furniture), so right away I knew this would be another spot for a…tv! There I said it, and I did it- bought another tv. Don’t judge me! We have lived with only one tv since we moved in three years ago and it resides in the family room/playroom, but the sunroom is where we gather so often and movie nights are an awful lot of fun as a family so there, we got another tv. As long as I somewhat regulate the usage of it, I think this could be a great addition to our home- and now our guests who want to watch the game don’t have to watch Bubble Guppies instead!

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Before I sign off to fuss with some of the final touches, I want to take a moment to express how awesome the staff at the Raymour & Flanigan showrooms are, and for this specific project, I have to give a shoutout to the manager, Kas, and his team in Latham, NY who were so incredibly efficient and helpful in showing me pieces specific to my design and needs. The in-store Raymour teams are no joke- they do a great job providing the best customer experience- offering you beverages before you begin your search and hand selecting items that could work in the space described to them. They also carry around iPads that give you up to date information about each item on the spot so you’ll know availability and lead times for delivery and if there are any current promotions to apply.

Alright, I don’t want to give away the entire space before next week’s final reveal so you’ll just have to do with those close-up snap shots for now…sorry!!! But, here is one tiny teaser of the dining room, if this doesn’t make you want to come back for more, I don’t know what will:


One last reminder just in case you haven’t heard me say it enough throughout this post: The Reveal is NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!! Can’t wait for you to come back to see the fully transformed spaces- Woohoo!!!

Let’s see what the other featured designers are up in week 5:

At Charlotte’s House | Design Addict Mom | Erika Ward Interiors | Erin Kestenbaum | Girl & Grey

Gray Malin | Hommeboys | I Spy DIY | Jewel Marlowe | The Learner Observer | Making it Lovely

 Nicole White Designs | Old Brand New | Oscar Bravo Home | Place of My Taste

Room for Tuesday | SG Style | Undecorated Home | Veronica Solomon |

Media BH&G | TM by ORC

And for even more inspo tomorrow, the guest designers will have their posts linked up too!

Love & Creativity,


Thank you to all of our One Room Challenge Partners. All opinions are our own. And thank YOU for supporting the brands that allow me to create unique content for you!

Couristan/ Fabricut/ Home Pop/ Hudson Valley Lighting/ Jill Rosenwald/ Lamps Plus/ LeGrand/ Minted/ Spoonflower/ Raymour & Flanigan/ Chairish

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