One Room Challenge Spring 2016 :: Kick-Off

As some of you know, I moved last year to a house that needs a ton of work. It’s a 1940s traditional colonial style home and last fall I redesigned the foyer and staircase for the One Room Challenge (ORC). As an interior designer, I enjoyed the process from inspiration to completion – but of course I’m my toughest client, so it wasn’t always easy, breezy!

Recently, Linda of Calling it Home invited me back to participate in her One Room Challenge this spring. For those who may not know, the ORC is a collection of 20 bloggers that document the transformation of a room over the course of six weeks. Although the tight timeline adds a lot of pressure, I jumped at the chance to be part of this fabulous series again.

Even though our house has seemingly endless makeover needs including the kitchen, bathrooms and backyard patio, the room choice for the ORC was quite obvious – our master bathroom & walk-in closet. We selected the space mainly because we were battling several leaky faucets that couldn’t be repaired (too old) and our closets needed some serious organizational help. It’s a big undertaking for such a short amount of time, but I was up for the challenge!

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be sharing my design process from inspiration to finishing touches. Each Wednesday, there will be a new blog post revealing the progress and you can also get sneak peeks via InstagramTwitter and Facebook. I hope you will follow my journey!

Here’s a look at the space before – starting with the master bath (which includes my closets) and leading to the walk-in closet for my hubby.

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I’m thrilled and honored to be among the following bloggers chosen for the One Room Challenge this spring. Be sure to check the other blogger in the series to see what rooms they have selected for their challenge!

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23 Responses to One Room Challenge Spring 2016 :: Kick-Off

  1. Andy April 11, 2016 at 12:18 am #

    Super excited to see the after pics, yes.

    All my wishes!

  2. Megan Ferden April 9, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

    I have a Mamie Pink bathroom too and if you need someone to take that flamingo print off your hands, let me know!

  3. Wanda @ From House To Home April 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    That pink tile!! Definitely a lot of potential in this bathroom…can’t wait to see how it turns out 🙂

  4. Kristin @ Postbox Designs April 8, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    I think my last bath had the same pink fixtures! 🙂 (Luckily we remodeled THAT!) Best of luck on your bathroom project over the next 6 weeks, it will be well worth it!

  5. sherry April 8, 2016 at 5:07 am #

    Gonna be a challenge to do 2 rooms but I know you can pull it off!

  6. Vel April 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    I’m looking into re-doing out master bath soon too, so I’ll be sure to follow along!

  7. Gwen, The Makerista April 7, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Love all of the closets! Can’t wait to see what you do!

    • Cristin April 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

      Can’t get enough closet space 😉


  8. regional concrete April 7, 2016 at 8:31 am #

    This layout is great and I think the work will certainly pay off here. Post more photos of the progress!

    • Cristin April 7, 2016 at 9:01 am #

      Many thanks!

  9. Nancy @ slightly Coastal April 6, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    Oh my goodness! This is going to be big. I can’t wait to see the after because I know they are going to be spectacular. Good luck!

    • Cristin April 7, 2016 at 9:01 am #

      Awe, thanks so much!


  10. Hollie Cooper April 6, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Wowzers! I actually like the layout of the bathroom & the long run of closets – I can’t wait to see how you transform this space!

    • Cristin April 7, 2016 at 9:00 am #

      Hi Hollie… we think alike 🙂 I’ll be talking about the bathroom configuration next week!


  11. Linda @ Calling it Home April 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    I grew up in that bathroom. It took my parents 45 years to change it :). Good luck with the plumbing, etc…big job.

  12. Elise April 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Oh my gosh!!!! I just squealed because I have this EXACT tile in our guest bath. EEEEK!!! I cannot wait to see what you come up with! It will have me daydreaming of our future bath reno FOR SURE! xx

    • Cristin April 7, 2016 at 8:59 am #

      Hi Elise!
      Must have been the tile for the era 🙂

      Be mindful that the tile may contain lead… talking more about that next week!


  13. Krystle April 6, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    What a great space! I am a Kitchen and Bath designer by trade and I love a good Master Bath/On-Suite transformation. You have a lot of potential here–can’t wait to see what you come up with and follow along with your space over the next few weeks! Have fun!! 🙂

    • Cristin April 6, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks so much Krystle!

  14. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins April 6, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    Wow, this is a lot to do in 6 weeks! Eager to see your progress. 🙂

    • Cristin April 6, 2016 at 8:29 am #

      I know! The timeeline is tight and my contractor is a little nervous, but we have all of our ducks in a row!


  15. Nicole Q-Schmitz April 6, 2016 at 7:15 am #

    I’m super excited to see the progress of this room – that bathroom has so much potential! Good luck 🙂

    • Cristin April 6, 2016 at 7:34 am #

      Hi Nicole,
      Thanks so much… potential is right! 🙂