ORC : Powder Room Week 1

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I've wanted to join in the One Room Challenge for a long time, but the timing (budget, flexibility) hasn't worked out until now. Now I have a big ol' house on which to make my mark, and when I knew we'd be moved in right before the ORC kick-off, I carved out a little budget to devote to that.

The One Room Challenge is a 6 week INTENSIVE design challenge, focused on one room from start to finish. Hosted and organized by Linda from Calling it Home, 20 designers are chosen to formally participate each season. I've decided to join in the "linking" party of guest participants. Anyone can join in! 

Let's dive in. If you are new here, I am an interior decorator in the Seattle area. It may help to know that I just moved into our new house less than 3 weeks ago and most of the house is a blank slate. None so much as our downstairs powder room. Exhibit A:


Exhibit B:


Same oak floors as the rest of the downstairs, same beadboard we have in our dining room (I'm not a huge fan, to be honest), same off-white wall color as most of the house.

Goals for the next 6 weeks:

  • Improve overall aesthetic to fit style of rest of our home - "modern farmhouse" and neutrals.
  • Add storage by replacing the pedestal sink with a vanity with cupboards.
  • Improve lighting to be more flattering.
  • Add accessories and pay attention to details that will set the tone for the rooms that follow.

Very excited to get started. Will share some inspiration pictures and our design board next week!


Be sure to check out all the guest participants on the ORC Linking Page!