It’s the first week of the One Room Challenge and I can’t wait to share all my plans with you guys! If you’re new around here – welcome! We have a bit of a unique living situation that you can read more about on my FAQ page. This is my third ORC that I’ve participated in and am so excited to be a featured designer this time around. My first time we tackled our laundry room and the second time we renovated our master bathroom.
We recently replaced all the flooring on our main level which has led to a big blank slate in a few rooms in our house, so I had some options when deciding what room to makeover.
But I ended up choosing…our open concept living/dining room! I was initially just going to do our new family room but the space really is one large room connected to our dining room as well so I figured I might as well make this even more of a challenge and do it all! I’m probably going to regret this decision – it’s hard enough to do one room in 6 weeks let alone 2! eek. But I’m excited to tackle these spaces and have some beautiful new rooms to hang out in just in time for the holidays.
So let’s first take a little walk down memory lane and show you what this space looked like when we first moved in just over two years ago.
This was the formal living room that we’re now going to turn into our more casual family room.
This fireplace will be getting a major makeover that will be starting this week!
This room was the formal dining room, but since we don’t have a kitchen table or eating area (besides stools at our island) I’ll be turning this into a more casual dining/eating space.
As I mentioned, we recently replaced all of the flooring on this main level, so things look a little different today. But they pretty much looked like that until about 2 weeks ago ha. I’ve been living with all of that for so long now I cannot WAIT to make it feel like the rest of our house.
Here’s a peek at our new wood look tile floors that I am absolutely in love with! I can’t believe how much different the space is already looking.
I’ll be sharing some more detailed posts about our flooring soon, but you can check out my first post on Why We Chose Wood Look Tile for our Main Level.
Ok now on to the fun part – my plans!
For the family room side of the space, we’ll be doing the fireplace in a gorgeous concrete looking tile from Marazzi. I was torn between going dark or light but ultimately decided to make it a show stopper and go dark.
We’re also working with a local lumber company to help us build an entertainment center. I fell in love with this one from Arhaus but couldn’t stomach the price so DIY it is! It will be a little different from the one shown below, but will be the same concept.
My girl Denise from Eclectic Goods is hooking me up with some insanely gorgeous goodies like those accent chairs and coffee table. I’m beyond excited for those pieces to arrive.
And that delicious leather couch from Article – ah! So good. It arrived last week already and we’re in love.
I also can’t wait to hang up that beautiful chandelier from Lamps Plus. I’m usually not a huge fan of chandeliers like that, but I love the modern vibe it has.
I’m sticking to a very neutral and earthy color palette with all my furniture and decor and am loving this vibe so far.
For the dining room side of the space – I’m on the hunt for a vintage credenza similar to the one I used in our bathroom but a bit longer.
Our table is one that has been in Dan’s family for a while that I decided to keep and redo. I sanded it all down and am working on adding a new wood pattern on the top where there were previously mirrors. It was bad.
That gorgeous light is the Gymnast from Varaluz and you can adjust it in all different ways to change up the look.
We’re also adding some Pre-Painted Shiplap to the ceiling from Metrie. SO excited about that.
I’m still figuring the chairs out but leaning towards something similar to these ones below.
So in terms of big DIY projects we have the entertainment center, the fireplace, the table, the shiplap ceiling and a little built in bench by some windows in the dining room. And maybe a wine rack. No big deal right? Totally doable in 6 weeks. ha.
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