Spring ORC: Oh-So-Greige to Bold Dose of Color Living Room

Hello beautiful people! Can you believe that it’s One Room Challenge time again. I seriously cannot. I think October and March are two of the most exciting months because this shindig rolls around… but with that excitement comes panic and mayhem.

Extra mayhem this go around because it was literally just two days ago when our ORC spot was locked down.

For a few months Caroline and I were planning on sprucing up her screened in porch for this micro-sized timeline escapade. Then, she decided to move. This truly is a wonderful thing because the house has so much baller potential and there are all sorts of projects that we get to tackle now. This did throw a wrench in our way-ahead-of schedule plans however. I should have known to stick with last minute planning.

Although her new home does have a screen porch that is in need of some love, we decided that the barren living room might be a better priority number one. So from that conclusion, we decided to take this jam-packed six weeks and knock the heck out of this living room.

Other than a direction for textiles, we really don’t know what the dang plan is… which I realize is not a great ORC week 1 position to be in. Alas, that’s where we are. I created the below moodboard and Pinterest board and it got the sign-off from the Stephens clan, so this is out loose plan that will fingers crossed come to an epic conclusion six short weeks from now.

The rooms current state below. Sort of a tan dessert scene that is in desperate need of some life, some love, and some COLOR to make it as incredible as the people that live there. The two chairs will stay because they are the perfect size for my very tall friends and their neutralness allows us to work around them really well. The sofa and coffee table that are headed to the playroom for my girl Char-lay's domain, which I also can't wait to share with y'all.

We have some ideas: big colorful sofa that we hope to find on a shopping trip this weekend, large kid-friendly ottoman, console table on the big vast wall anchored with poufs, lamps and art, and painting that mantle a bright, bold hue. Because I always start my projects in the textiles department, those are covered and they will be the launching pad for all the other goodies. Totes will of course be a permanent fixture in the room.

So, that's it. Here we go on the wild, wacky, six week ride! Along with this little adventure, there are some other big things happening around here and April-May are sure to be exhausting and exhilarating in all the best ways. So, wish us luck and follow along here every Thursday!


  1. Big blank slate which I'm sure will in "Most Improved" after it gets the AL touch!! Great, great fabrics!

  2. Amanda, isn't that always the case?! Excited to see you in ORC as you're so talented and always inspire! Love the inspiration and can't wait to see what you do. Let's do this! XOXO, Sarah


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