one room challenge linking event: the reveal!

5.08.2014

We made it! After six weeks of blood, sweat, tears (I'm not kidding) and a ton of fun, the time has finally arrived to reveal the rooms we have transformed for Calling It Home's One Room Challenge Linking Event!


Yesterday the talented One Room Challenge designers and bloggers shared their stunning spaces, and today it is our turn!

So without further ado, I'll get started with the following before photo of the small sitting room off of our master which I have (past tense!) transformed into my new office:


I wanted a fun and feminine space that would serve as an inspiring office, but also a relaxing retreat (perhaps from our home's little future inhabitants? My mother-in-law just fainted--someone get her a fan.).

Also important was to incorporate colors, patterns, and textures that would compliment the chintz I inherited from my mother. 

The following were the design boards I created to illustrate the look and assist me along the way:



To see my progress leading up to today's grand finale, click the links below:

And now, ladies and gentlemen, my iPhone camera and I would like to present to you the new and improved shell & chinoiserie headquarters!:

















What a productive and rewarding six weeks it has been--thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for that and for being the hostess with the mostess! I can't wait for next time!

71 comments:

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

It's beautiful!!!! I love the colors, the wallpaper, the chairs, the desk, the list goes on. Congratulations on it all, and maybe on a some other news too? ;-)

Wendy C said...

I love every single thing!! Well done you. The valance, the wall art, the rug, the chairs, the plant, the desk etc etc etc(I went to see The King & I last week)
I bet you were loved by your teachers. Well organised & always punctual. Great qualities that I still work on!!

Lance Jackson said...

I LOVE IT!!! It turned out FABULOUS!!! GREAT WORK!!!!! Love all your details! That zebra!!! It is so great to see your final Room!!!!
XO Lance @ PKL

Maureen said...

So pretty! One of my favorite color combo's is pink and green. The gold accents are perfect. Love the framed shopping bags. My daughter has framed a few of her favorite Abercrombie bags! Well done :)

Angela, blue i style said...

I love the pink and green color combo! You've created a gorgeous space for yourself! Congrats! Doesn't it feel so good to be done? Now if only we could all go out for one big happy hour!

Ange said...

Turned out so well, I love it! The rug, the wall, gold, chairs, everything!!! Great job getting it done.

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

Emilie- LOVE it! The desk, the accessories, the wallpaper! Such a fun space to retreat to! Enjoyed this journey with you- so glad we crossed paths!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

It turned out so good!! It will definitely be a great retreat and inspiring space!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Um... if I could wrap this up and take it to my house I would. I love the chintz chairs best and I am sure you do too. The space is just so wonderfully feminine without being sweet.

Lauren -ThisGirlDecor said...

Wow Emilie! It looks amazing! I just love the striped rug! It really pulls it all together! And I just love that cute little elephant! He looks great gold! Great job on your new office! Can't wait till October when we get to do this again! yay!
-Lauren @thisgirldecor

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

What a fantastic space to call your own. I love the color scheme and the wallpaper is a great back drop. Now sit down and relax in those pretty little chairs!

SHERRY HART said...

HOW CUTE IS THIS ROOM! I LOVE THE COLORS AND ALL OF YOUR SPECIAL TOUCHES:) YOU DID A GREAT JOB AND I KNOW YOU MUST BE THRILLED WITH THE OUTCOME.....

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Emilie, what a wonderful office and girl cave! I love how happy it is, and the mix of patterns with gold touches..great job! xo Nancy

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

Emilie - there is no way I could get anything done in here because there is too much to look at! You will feel totally fancypants working in this space :)

Calypso In The Country said...

I LOVE it! Such happy colors and wonderful details! Congrats!
-Shelley

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Emilie, I love it! With a space like this, sitting down to get some work done every day will be a treat! So many fun accessories and I love the framed bags on the wall!

Ashley said...

LOVE it ALL!!! We have such similar taste...I spy a few of the same goodies I own ;-)

sarah sofia knepp said...

Emilie, I absolutely LOVE every inch of your FAB new office! The pops of gold are a great contrast to the pink, green & white! It truly has been a pleasure watching your room transform and be a participate in ORC with you! You have so many personal touches that really make this office stand out. You've made me want to finish my office! BRAVO on a job well done! Sarah

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I absolutely love this space! You KILLED IT! The pink and green is preppy perfection. Love your papered wall and all the little gold details! FAB!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Yay Emilie! I knew I would love it when I saw your plan and little instragram peeks! I think it really has your energy - and that's a great thing. Fab job lady!!!

sharon smith said...

I still love your birds! Your entire vibe is amazing! Well done...
What room will you do on the next ORC?
Sharon

Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook said...

Great transformation! This is such a feminine office space any women would love to work in! I absolutely love all the gold accessories :)

Price Style & Design said...

Wow! It looks great! What a wonderful space!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

How pretty - I would love a space like this to call my own!! I adore that you brought the chintz from your mom into the space (I read that story about getting it back to your home - what a journey!) I'm sure she would love this girly space you created! Enjoy it, thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

ElevenGables said...

My absolute favorite! Everything is so beautiful. I want to touch it all! I adore your style down to the brass elephant. Cheers for babies! They will bless your life in ways you never thought possible. xo, Emily

Heather said...

It turned out so great!! I love the gold accents, the legs on the desk look awesome! I'm also a huge fan of the two framed quotes behind the desk for a little inspiration... I have something like this in mind for my office, just haven't quite gotten around to hanging them, oops! ;)

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You did a beautiful job! Those chairs are simply amazing and the wallpaper and the rug - I love the mix of colors and patterns. Well done!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

congrats!! This is such a beautiful space! I love the pink and green and all your lovely details! Those floral chairs seems so cozy and comfortable...love it all.

Kim said...

Love the happiness here … Congrats on succeeding and getting this done in 6 weeks!!

Dana Casey said...

a pretty, girly space! i almost bought that zebra dish, so cute and i love the gold desk accessories you chose. i hope this space brings you much continued success, dana

pam {simple details} said...

PERFECTION, Emilie!! I don't know where to start...your trellis wall, and great combination of pretty patterns. It's charming, glam and chic, and I almost forgot...functional!! Gorgeous styling and photos, too!

Tiffany said...

Such a beautiful space. Love the colors and all the details you put into it. And of course the wallpaper and chintz!

The Sea Salted Blonde said...

Gorgeous space! You did an amazing job!! I can't even pick a favorite corner...love the entire room. Enjoy your new office, I'm sure it'll inspire more beautiful work!!! Congrats!! Xo

Traci Hutton said...

Such an amazing space...well done!!

Tricia said...

This room is so stinking GOOD! I want to go plop myself down in one of those beautiful chintz chairs and just admire every little perfectly arranged accent. I love the rug, the chairs, the framed bags, the desk and most of all that wallpaper!!!! Congrats!!!
Tricia // Suburban Bitches

Denise Greenwood said...

Such an inspiring space for sure!! Great job! I love the color combo :)

Lesley Metcalfe said...

I hate to play favourites, but...I think I love your space the most! It's probably because we're both doing home offices and we both have similar elements (white desk, ghost chair, gold accents, graphic wallpaper). Everything looks amazing. I think you made the right choice in chintz chair and desk placement. You're going to be so inspired and productive when working in your office now!

Mari Robeson said...

Just Love EVERYTHING! A little jealous of the gold legs on that desk! Why didn't I think of that? Ha ha....soooooo enjoyed this Challenge with You! Thanks for making me laugh through it all!!! xo

House of Pemberley said...

EMILIE! It is beautiful! I love every single detail. Such a fun, chic, girlie space. Great job!!!!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Super gorgeous job, Emilie! Love it!!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

I'm so jealous if you have this private space. You did a superb job. Now you can sit back and relax and enjoy your room. :)

Holy Craft said...

The wallpaper is gorgeous! Totally ties the whole room together. So many great details!

Mary @ I Like it Lovely said...

So beautiful! Great job!

Summer Hogan said...

Girl, this turned out amazing! Straight from the pages of a magazine! Congrats! I'm sure you're dying to use it. I want invite to see it in person and you have to come to Charlotte for a rita some time :)

CBO said...

What a fantastically beautiful room. Amazing. I would stare at the walls all day.

Sherry Calamia said...

Such an amazing transformation! I absolutely love everything you chose, the wallpaper, chairs and all the detail. Great job!

Andrea said...

Absolute perfection!!! I love every single element of this room - the wallpaper, chintz, rug, etc. - and you did a fabulous job of accessorizing!! You know I adore those parrots, and where did you find the little brass elephant? He is soooo cute!!! Congratulations on your beautiful new office!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Beautiful, job well done! I love the desk!

Shelia Dowd said...

I love gorgeous room! The desk is so elegant! Love the colors!
Great job!
Shelia
www.houseofhighlands.com

aquahaus said...

Ummm.. what a beautiful workspace...as if you could do any work in there. I would stare at that wallpaper all day. Great job. Congrats!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous workspace! I love the pink against that green paper. The tears were definitely worth it.

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Looks amazing! You're so fortunate to have a dedicated workspace - and one that you can put your mark on! I love all the little details!
GREAT WORK!

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Shut up right now. Live for this office. Every detail. I am still enamored with those chairs and everything else just makes them sing all that much more. Fantastic!

Tracy Laverty said...

Amazing detail in every part of this room! What a makeover! I absolutely love the wallpaper, your chairs, the desk- everything goes so well together. Great job!

Shannon said...

This is incredible! I love the desk and all of the gold details. So glad I found you through this challenge, and I'm so glad we did it!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

love this! The rug and the desk are my fave! Awesome job!

taylor greenwalt said...

I love the wallpaper...great job!

Lisette said...

This room is just fabulous, Emilie! I LOVE all the little details you've put into it! I've been waiting to see this for a LONG TIME :)

xoxo

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I just love this space! I love the color palette a lot!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Emilie, this is so fresh and beautiful. I love the quotes, the accessories, of course the chairs...you did a fantastic job.

Linda @ a design snack said...

I LOVE it! Congratulations!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful work! i love the desk- it's just all gorgeous though!

Michelle Woeller said...

Emilie, you're office is stunning! I'm sure you will be inspired to do lots of blogging! ;-) I continue to love the Josephine desk (one of these days I'll get it!) and spraying the legs gold was brilliant! Enjoy your new space! Elle

therelishedroost said...

Love that feminine feel and yet the preppy chic look of the space!

Vel Criste said...

It's perfect Emillie!!!! So you and sooo chic! I love how you framed the paper bags, you must teach us! I know inspirations will be pouring in in this space! CHEERS to you and for a job very well done!

tara martel said...

This is absolutely stunning!! What an amazing space...every last detail thought of. Love it all! xoxo.

The enchanted home said...

Well done.....love all the beautiful touches and wallpaper choice, very unique to frame the shopping bags..bet you are having fun in that space!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Okay, I finally get to check out everyone's spaces now that my room is finally done and up. You are not kidding w/the blood, sweat and tears. Emilie, your office is gorgeous!!!! You've thought of every little detail down to the gorgeous brass accents and mandatory gold stapler! :) I love your wallpaper, furniture and your mom's chairs...amazing!! Enjoy it...Well Done!!

Alana in Canada said...

Beautiful! I love the energy from the pink and green colour scheme--yet it is soothing too. Fabulous.

charmaine said...

Beautiful space, Emilie! Love the floral chairs the best. Congrats and enjoy!

Liza said...

Em, you worked so hard and it looks beautiful. I'm happy for you!

 
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