One Room Challenge: Week One, Home Office Makeover

October 7, 2016

I’m ten seasons late, but I’m joining in the One Room Challenge for the first time! Have you heard of this blogger-related (friendly) design competition? Novices and designers alike are challenged to transform a room in their home in six short weeks, and post about the process each week from beginning to end. To make it even more exciting for those following along, 20 Top Design Bloggers, also take the challenge and document their “big time” projects. I’ve got some favorites who I love to follow like MEG, GWEN and KIRSTEN.

Since we’ve been doing one room challenge after one room challenge over here at The Warwick Reno, I thought I’d join in the challenge and see if I can get a room done (and blog about it) in the 6 weeks. It’s not really the timeline that scares me, as much as the consistent blogging and having a deadline! The thing about working on your own house is that there isn’t a deadline, and that’s kind of nice.

Anyway, I’m going to start out easy with the little room off of our kitchen. It was sold as the “fifth bedroom” when we bought the house, but I think it makes for a much nicer home office (or future playroom). Here is the room BEFORE all empty, as we prepped to paint. I’ve got a few design ideas for a home office makeover up my sleeve.


Looking in from the kitchen. Love the big window, and that’s a little closet door.


Radiator is staying and EVERYTHING is getting painted! Including the floor.


A whole lot of green…


View out towards the kitchen, basically it’s small green rectangle. Can you see the potential?

Below are some of my design ideas for a home office makeover:


Inexpensive storage. The Kallax from IKEA.


A standing desk for comfort and drafting. This one is from CB2, but luckily I’ve got one already.


Love the clean feeling of the white painted floor, it’s the perfect backdrop for looking at fabrics.

bulit in board

Would love a bulletin board wall for fabrics and mood boards! This one is from Waiting on Martha, love!

I’ll share the full design plan next week! I hope you’ll follow along! You can also see more from lots of designers on Instagram by searching #oneroomchallenge



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Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer and a passionate yoga teacher. Her affinity for kitchen design, timeless style and eclectic decorating are shared here, along with lots of interior design education and tips. Thanks for being here, please enjoy!

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