Spring One Room Challenge Reveal

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Happy Reveal Day! I love how much progress has happened in the past six weeks and it’s really flown by.  Quick editor’s note: Just like in real life, nothing ever happens exactly according to plan. We’re awaiting another Annie Selke rug, 4 swivel gliders, some Mitzi flush mounts, and a Bungalow 5 table that are still to arrive, probably in the next week or two. So I’m sure I’ll do another round (this time the Final FINAL Reveal – haha) soon. Stay tuned! In the meantime, though, we’ve got a couple spaces that are ready for their close-up, so let’s get to it!

Catch up on Week 1 //  Week 2 //  Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5  if you’re just tuning in, and welcome to any new readers! I’m Rachel and I’ve never met a color I didn’t love. I’m an interior designer, blogger, and mom in Oklahoma City. We’ve been transforming my sister’s open floor plan entryway and living/dining areas into something full of color and personality with a neutral backdrop that allows for flexibility and rearranging at the drop of a hat.


Here’s the view just a few weeks ago — overall very neutral, but not much contrast or focal point of any kind. The dining room was in its original location, and there was a weird hallway effect happening due to the configuration of the sofa.

The entryway before —

The breakfast nook area and mishmash of furniture.


The Thibaut wallpaper in the entryway is a subtle but transformative detail that provides a perfect backdrop for layered metallics. We used their existing buffet from the dining room and gave it center stage.  A vintage Turkish rug provides a pop of color, as does the Jana Bek lamp in emerald green. All the flowers from this shoot are from Amy’s garden – isn’t that amazing?!


Down the gallery, we lined it with another Turkish-inspired rug and a pair of emerald green velvet benches from Home Pop (which may end up being used in a different spot when the Bungalow 5 game table arrives — stay tuned).

I layered several different pillows from Target in natural textures on the benches to bring some visual interest to the hallway.

But it’s the view you get as you round the entryway into the main room that really takes my breath away. I LOVE that this is the first thing you see: great big abstract art from Minted (it’s called Protea by Rachel Wadlow) and the pop of color throughout the otherwise neutral, textured living space.

We totally transformed their old dining space into something fresh and unexpected. This spot functions so much better as their primary lounge area, and I LOVE how all the materials mesh together.


Twiggy rug from Annie Selke // Project 62 lucite floor lamps from Target // Ansel chest from Bungalow 5 // Eames lounger // Gold bowl from Target // Green leather Turin motion sofa from American Leather


H-bench from Bungalow 5 in Papyrus finish // Citrus pillow from Target // Brass Side table from Target // Mother of Pearl coffee table by Jeffan // long boho lumbar from Target // throw by Johanna Howard 

This view will change once we get the rest of the furniture in, but I love the flow of it all now.

Allow me to be a broken record, but those floor lamps from Target are such a great bang-for-your-buck item. I use them in almost every project because they look so high end at an unbeatable price point. We couldn’t do a pair of lamps on the console due to the TV, so a pair of lucite floor lamps does the trick instead.

We did a modern, unobtrusive lucite floor lamp from Hudson Valley Lighting for next to the sofa and it completely swivels to change the direction of the light.

And for fun, why not switch out that boring old piano bench for something with a little more personality? Another happy Papyrus-wrapped H-Bench from Bungalow 5.  Art is Architecture of Flow by Melanie Mikecz from Minted.

Archer was my “helper” during my shoot. He happily played with Legos in the gallery.


I love the dramatic focal point of the fireplace, and for spring/summer, I thought it would be fun to fill it up with some mother of pearl ginger jars.They pop beautifully against the black backdrop. SO GOOD.

The American Leather Comfort Air chairs are upholstered in a delicious butterscotch leather. You’ll notice they’re different sizes – a his and hers option! Yes, we have 2 of those mother-of-pearl coffee tables because the first one arrived damaged from Wayfair, and they sent us another one quickly and said to keep or toss the first one. I’ll happily use them both!

And of course I had to try them in front of the piano space, too — there’s so much flexibility in this particular floorplan.


Because the outdoor spaces of this home are so spectacular, we wanted to keep everything light and airy as your eye travels across the room towards the windows. A tulip table base is great on so many levels: it’s visually unobtrusive, simple, and there’s no additional legs to block additional chairs from scooting up to the table. We did a big oval top and while there’s only 4 Bungalow 5 danish dining chairs shown, there’s more than enough room to add up to 4 more.


The One Room Challenge only happens with a ton of help from amazing sponsors who are willing to take a risk to provide items I’ve requested to help make my vision a reality. These are more than just brands – they’re a team of amazing people behind each line and I’m immensely grateful for their support. Do hop over and check them all out!


Likewise, thanks to Linda at Calling It Home for organizing the One Room Challenge  for yet another amazing year, and thanks to Better Homes & Gardens for their media sponsorship!


with love,

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