Beginning in April, a brave group of interior designers and bloggers chose one room of their homes to make over in a short 6 weeks for the biannual One Room Challenge. The challenge, organized by Calling It Home, takes place every spring and fall. Spring 2017 marks the second time The Shade Store has sponsored this inspiring design project. Keep reading to see some of the stunning makeovers completed this season using our custom shades and drapes.
Erin Williamson: Kitchen
Designer and photographer Erin Williamson took on a significant renovation for her One Room Challenge: the dated kitchen in her 1970s Tudor home. This space went from “Tony the Tiger orange” cabinets and an awkward dropped ceiling to the open, airy minimalist dream you see above. Erin used Relaxed Roman Shades in Lannister Sheer above the sink in her corner window, and coordinating drapes in the same material by her banquette.
Glitter Guide: Master Bedroom
Caitlin Kruse of Glitter Guide chose her neglected master bedroom for the challenge. The transformation is dramatic, with new floors, new sliding doors, and a new closet. Floor to ceiling Tailored Pleat Drapes in Linen Blend draw the eye up and are the perfect window treatment solution for sliding glass doors. The Madison track system of drapery hardware makes them easy to close for privacy and light blockage at night.
J & J Design Group: Living and Dining Room
Joanna of J & J Design Group tackled the rounded columns, dated tile, and paper shades in her living and dining room area. Make sure you check out her before photo, because the final reveal does not look like the same space! Millwork walls, blue furniture, and colorful drapery mesh beautifully together to create a bright, inviting space. Pinch Pleat Drapes in Linen add softness to the walls and accentuate the architectural details on the newly-cased windows.
The English Room: Master Bedroom
Known for her elegant, eclectic, and colorful style, Holly Hollingsworth Phillips’ home is full of interesting spaces. New furniture, storage solutions, wallpaper, paint, and carpet all factored into Holly’s design plan for her master bedroom makeover. Tailored Pleat Drapes in Linen are the perfect simple accent for the florals and animal print throughout the rest of the bedroom.
Erica Reitman: Guest House Bedroom
Erica Reitman redesigned her entire guest house for the One Room Challenge. Grasscloth wallpaper, new lighting, and a luxe upholstered headboard added some instant style and drama to the bedroom. Ceiling mounted Ripple Fold Drapes helped the low ceiling appear taller, and provided more complete light blockage.
Suburban Bees: Tween Bedroom
For her 9 year old who has decided she hates pink, Erin of Suburban Bees incorporated her daughter’s new favorite color (purple) into a modern boho design scheme for her bedroom and bathroom. Flat Roman Shades with a contrasting purple border bring in a subtle touch of color while complementing the watercolor cactus mural.
Almafied: Breakfast Nook
Alma Arrieta of Almafied made over the breakfast nook in her fixer upper ranch for the One Room Challenge. The new built in bench adds perfect seating for a round table. Woven Wood Shades in the breakfast nook and kitchen add natural texture and a relaxed but polished feel to the space.
Creekwood Hill: Kitchen
Woven Wood Shades in Tahoe added warmth and dimension to Lea of Creekwood Hill’s all white kitchen. Lined Woven Wood Shades added privacy on the large window, and also allowed for light blockage when the sun was shining directly into the space. New light fixtures, pops of greenery, and gold accents also helped bring life to this new construction kitchen.
Thou Swell: Bedroom
Student and designer Kevin O’Gara of the blog Thou Swell upgraded his older sister’s bedroom into a serene retreat for this One Room Challenge. The twin bed was switched out for a queen, complete with a dramatic forest green velvet headboard. A Flat Roman Shade in Winding Leaves adorns the room’s smaller window above the desk, and a Woven Wood Shade in Hampton covers the larger window.
Want more transformations? See the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge Makeovers with The Shade Store here.