One Room Challenge: Week 1

Happy Thursday, everyone!

We are super excited to announce that we here at RAD will be a linking participant in the One Room Challenge again!!! We had a blast when we participated in the Spring, and we can’t wait to see what we can do in the next few weeks 🙂

ORC Guest Blue

For those of you who have not heard of the One Room Challenge, it is an amazing interior design event created by Linda @ Calling It Home, where designers and DIYers commit to transform a room in 6 weeks, and post about it once a week. Twenty featured designers post on Wednesdays, and linking participants post on Thursdays. So every Thursday over the next five weeks we will be sharing our progress with you. There’s a lot of pressure involved, but despite all the craziness that comes with transforming a room in weeks, we truly loved all the support and encouragement we received last time, as well as the opportunity to see what other wonderful designers were working on. By the way, if you want to check out our Spring ORC results, you can do so here.

For our second One Room Challenge, we have decided to work on this dark-paneled dining room.




Project: To transform this dark, old-fashioned dining room into a light and modern dining room.

Clients: Wonderful young couple with a baby. We have worked with them in other areas of their home, and we’re glad they’re letting us do their dining room for the ORC.

Biggest challenge: The paneling! We actually think it gives the room texture, and so we want to keep it. Hopefully that works out well!

Here are some inspiration images that we’re working with:

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We want to mix the classic feel of the paneling (in a much lighter tone) with more modern furniture and lighting. We are looking for furniture that matches our vision; hopefully by next week we will have decided on most of it.

Again, we are so ridiculously excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what our fellow participants are doing! Make sure to go and check them out as well!

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48 thoughts on “One Room Challenge: Week 1

  1. Oh yes, this paneling is going to be great. After your last one room challenge, I’ve no doubt this room will rock.


  2. What fabulous bones to work with! I love the paneling and in a lighter color it will definitely add to the room!


    1. Hi Stacey, that’s another challenge, due to budget we are unable to add high hats, so we have to rely on paint, and the existing light sources. However, we are getting new chandelier with more bulbs😃😃! Hope it works!


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