One Room Challenge: Week 1

Hey! Let’s take a minute to introduce ourselves.

We are Emma + Kim…the mother-daughter team design of Impeccable Nest. A little bit about us:

  1. We love all things color and pattern…
  2. We believe that every room should have a flea market piece.
  3. There is an e-Book we have on our website that we wrote…it’s a collection of what our core design beliefs are.
  4. We moved into our “dream house” last June, and have been working hard at making it our own.
  5. This one is a biggie…we live together. Yep, the mother-daughter duo that lives together, designs together too!
  6. Emma has been dying to participate in an ORC for years! But we’ve been too scared due to failure to launch.

Knowing that we’ve been a little shy about participating, this year we decided to jump right in…in the middle of the challenge because the time just presented itself. (more on that one later…wink, wink)

So, now that we know that…let’s dive right in to what this whole “One Room Challenge” is all about.

One Room Challenge Week 1

The best way to summarize what this is all about, is to use the works from Creator and Owner, Linda Weinstein:

“The One Room Challenge™ is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers are selected to take the challenge, as Featured Designers, and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts. 

In addition to following along, everyone with a blog or Instagram account, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up during the six weeks. Each Thursday, the internet and social media are flooded with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement.

To date, more than 3,400 rooms have been transformed through the One Room Challenge™. The event, and many of the spaces, have been recognized and featured.”

Added awesomeness: Better Homes and Gardens is the media partner for this event! Needless to say, this is a pretty big deal.

What are we planning…or what are we doing?

Since you now know our secrets…and secret desire to enter into this One Room Challenge…we have had a space that we’ve been totally ignoring in our new home.

The dining room.

We literally painted all the surfaces white, and changed out the light fixture and placed furniture in. Nothing great, just placed. We knew that we wanted something *more*, but we’re in the middle of figuring out a kitchen renovation, and the numerous other house projects on our never-ending list.

But, we are jumping in…and this is what it looked like before:

One Room Challenge Dining Room
Our dining room, in her glory. Kids crafts on the table, and a blank canvas.
One Room Challenge Dining Room
We had a console table (formerly cash/wrap station from our store) behind the table with our ginger jar collection and artwork by Kim!

Needless to say, this was not exactly the dining room of our dreams. So, we’ve dreamed up a design, and gave ourselves a direction…and that’s where we are going!

One Room Challenge…here we go! Here’s to a new dining room in the next 6 weeks!

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