Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The One Room Challenge Reveal!

Happy Wednesday my dears!  Today is a very exciting day- the One Room Challenge reveal.
If you are new to the challenge, let me catch you up to speed.  Myself, along with 19 other bloggers, have spent the last 6 weeks creating or re-creating a room and sharing our progress along the way.   I talked for months about how wonderful it would be to have a home office to blog from and to do my design work.  Mostly I work from a coffee shop, my kitchen table or my sofa!  Not always conducive to productivity.  Despite me dreaming and scheming for months, my extra bedroom remained in a dire state- completely empty:


But this challenge gave me the opportunity to put together an inspiring space.  My typical aesthetic is rather traditional with French influence and a little pattern mixed in.  For the office, I decided to have fun and go with a broad color palette.  Here's the "after" shot:



The blank wall I shared in the first photo became the perfect spot for a fun seating arrangement (thank you to everyone who gave me their input on this purchase last week!).  The leather chairs were purchased from Z Gallerie, and the table lamp was a gift from Lulu & Georgia.  The occasional table was a High Fashion Home find.  

I am a big fan of details and had a fun time accessorizing my desk and console:





Can you tell I've looked at my Allegra Hicks book a few too many times??




This console is very functional and holds my printer/fax, paint samples, and all my fabric baskets. I worked with a friend of mine, Rob Regan, a fellow interior designer and interiors photographer, to shoot the office.  Don't let the clean look here fool you- since getting everything finished and having a chance to work from my new space, I've managed to make  it rather chaotic.  But that's the best way to get inspired, right?


I hope you like my space!  It was definitely a labor of love.  A big thank you to Linda of My Crafty Home Life for inviting me to participate and to Rob Regan for taking time out of his busy schedule to photograph the room.

Now let's go see the other participants' fabulous final reveals!  

54 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous space to work, Sam!! Love that your credenza is as functional as beautiful, and you can stash everything away! And, those leather chairs, fabulous!!

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! It is SO gorgeous! The styling is perfection and I love your desk and console. Great job!

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  3. BRAVO Sam! It looks so great. I love all the little styling pieces that you used. How great that this challenge motivated you to turn an empty room into a fully functioning office! You will need it with your blossoming career! xox

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  4. WOW! It looks great girl! and I LOVE LOVE the painting. Was that done by someone local? its awesome!

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  5. Sam this is so fun and perfect for you! xo

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous Sam! And can we just talk about your amazing staircase?! I die.

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  7. Nice Job Sam!! The room is so chic, and I'm so glad you chose those chairs! They were my pick :)I'm sure you will love working in there! All the best!

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  8. Yay its gorgeous, congrats! I'm glad you went with the blue chairs.
    If only my office were half this chic,

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  9. A standing O for you!! Congratulations! You did such an amazing job...beautiful, beautiful!! and the photos are fabulous. Now go and enjoy your trip!!

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  10. I am so green with envy here. What a perfect space to work in, I wish I had an office like this!! All of the details, color and texture and totally working together and make this space look like perfection. Awesome job!!!

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  11. I can't decide what I love the best. The chairs, art or desk. A fab room!!

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  12. great job sam! it looks SO good! i'm just a teeny bit jealous of your amazing book collection ;-)

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  13. It looks amazing - love the zebra rug and the snakeskin tray...FABULOUS transformation Sam!!

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  14. I love this! The room is gorgeous and great usage of space. Space is something I have a very big problem with. I have a pretty good amount of space but hardly anything to fill it with. I wish I would have jumped in on this challenge. Whenever I work with others..online usually...in a challenge it just inspires me to come up with more ideas.

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  15. Your new home office looks fabulous, Sam! Great job! Love the two leather wingback chairs!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  16. Sam! Your office looks amazing! I'm glad you went with the blue chairs from Z Gallerie -- they're perfect. This was such a fun series. Thank you for sharing with us!

    XO Kylie
    shimmermepretty.com

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  17. Sam girl, this turned out every bit as spectacular as I knew it would (c; You definitely have a gift for beautifying a space! I really love the way the seating nook turned out with those colorful chairs, so perfect! Now to enjoy your office (c:

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  18. Wow! Out of all the bloggers one room challenge reveals, I must say that your room beats each and every single one of them by a landslide! I love your chic & elegant style and the aesthetic of the entire room. Each detail stands out- the snakeskin, the pops of color...I love it all! Bravo Sam!

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  19. Sam this is perfect. What a fantastic bright office space to work from. I love that you chose the blue chairs. Where on earth did you find that gold pencil holder? Did you have those drapes? They are stunning, and now I need to go back and look. Six weeks was a long time ago. Great photography, too.

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  20. Definitely love it! I love all the personal detail you placed, just the right amount at the right spot, not making it look cluttered = perfection! Great job!

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  21. That is so cool! I wish I could describe my feelings better in English to express my admiration. Absolutely in love with this room.

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  22. Great job Sam! Loving all the neutral finishes with pops of color here. What an inviting place to sit and work and the spiral staircase through the door is a spectacular view. Love how it all came together for you!

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  23. You did a fantastic day! Like? I love it!

    ♥, LONDA
    DESIGNroundup

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  24. Great job Sam! I looks really pretty. My favorite part is that console table!

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  25. WOW!! What an inspiring room to work in! I would imagine as days go by you will become more and more creative due to your new surroundings,
    Kathysue

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  26. So pretty and so you! I love that about it- can totally see Sam in the room and that's the most important thing! Those chairs are awesome, the rug is amazing and the console is to die for :)

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  27. So pretty!! I'd love to work in that space every day.

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  28. Such a pretty space - I hope the creativity will just flow from that space! Congrats on getting it done! Feels good to be finished :)

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  29. This is such a chic and elegant work space. I am in the middle of redoing my home office and this is so inspiring! Stunning.

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  30. such a transformation - gorgeous space you did a great job! love the painting and console especially!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

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  31. You are going to be so productive in this gorgeous space! I'm jealous of your console...I have crammed deep, cupboards that are a mess with all my work things. Got me motivated to fix it up. Great job.

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  32. What a gorgeous spot to work in. My office feels so un-inspiring compared to this!! I love it!! Congrats!

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  33. holy moley! love this new space. love how you start with the first photo of just the side table and then BAM! I would die for that work space. You staged everything so beautifully! good work, girl! love love love

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  34. Wow, so beautiful! Love the art, lamps, everything!!

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  35. Oh, yay - you picked my favorite chairs!!! The styling is beyond. Love it!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  36. OMG it looks gorgeous!!! i need you to come redo a room in my house with all this spare time you have ;)
    all the details are superb and you've definitely got a talent for design my dear

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  37. What a wonderful working space! It came together beautifully-Now I want to redo my study!!

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  38. Holy amazing! I think I'm in love!

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  39. This is such a gorgeous space!!! I love everything about it..

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  40. Your space came together beautifully! Love the console!

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  41. Good God Sam. This is incredible. And I love that you used the L&G lamp for the space. Amazing work friend!

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  42. Sam, this looks fantastic! So glad you got those turquoise chairs- great punch on that side. I love all of your surfaces, textures and layers, it looks so great. Now go mess it up and make it looked lived in! Congratulations on a stellar job! Hope you can breathe now! Good luck with finals..and have a lovely break.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.om

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  43. What a transformation after 6 weeks! My favorite item is your abstract art! Fab job Sam!

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  44. Wow! Looks fab!!! Come do mine!

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  45. Stunning! I mean...just stunning! That console is amazing. Congrats!

    --Angelica
    www.savvygirllife.com

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  46. This is fracking gorg my love muffin!!

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  47. Wow, Sam!! You are one LUCKY girl to get to work in this amazing office space! What a beautiful job you've done -- LOVE everything!

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  48. Love your new office, Sam! It's got me thinking about re-doing my own office. All of you did such a great and inspiring job! Looks fabulous.

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  49. Congratulations!!!
    Such a lovely space with namy feminine details!
    I wish I could have such a beautiful work space :)

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  50. This is gorgeous!!! I would just want to stand in the doorway and admire......the details and styling are so pretty! I know you are glad to have this space now.....you did a great job!

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  51. You might get 3 comments from me.....i keep leaving them and they don't show up! Anyway....I love your room! What a great job! It is stunning and I know you are glad to have this pretty office to work in. The cabinet is a great functional piece. Enjoy your vaca........!

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  52. awesome!!! i love that peacock color with the neutrals!

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  53. Love the piece of art! It is georg! Love the space wouldnt mind working here at all!

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  54. Sam... your office looks great. Where did you get the pretty piece of art??

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