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The Love List

by - Friday, November 17, 2017

The Fall One Room Challenge reveals were this week and like many of you, I indulged in the decorating eye candy. There's lots of inspiration to be had and often particular ideas will stand out that I'll file away for future reference. For this week's Love List, here's my favourite bits and pieces from the ORC:

Best use of colour:

Jill's library/guest bedroom. I love how Jill's used this saturated vermilion colour on just three walls and clad it on the crown moulding of the fourth wall. I personally couldn't live with this colour but it's bold intensity is inspiring!

Favourite wallpaper:

The Farrow and Ball Peony wallpaper in Brittany's bathroom is divine. Three things I love: the navy colourway, how she's clad the outlet in wallpaper too, and the contrast of the adjacent white bedroom onto these patterned walls.

Most incredible-I-can't-believe-that's-a-hand-painted-mural:


I can't imagine how many hours it took Ashley to paint this jaw-dropping mural. What a brilliant idea.

Best example of the transformative power of paint and moulding:

Sometimes, all you have to do is add some architectural interest and paint everything white as Kelly did in her master bedroom.

Best well thought out, small details:

Look closely and you'll see how the individual small details Ashley put into her bathroom added up to one spectacular whole. From the corbel detail in the shower, the flower tile pattern, to the brass fixtures (including the toilet handle!) which pick up on the yellow tones in the wallpaper, every aspect of this room was considered.

Best use of painted panelling:
As far as wall treatments go, Kaitlyn's nursery board and batten and Laura's bathroom wainscot are eye catching. This really is the year of green!

Best use of a small space:

Stacy took a small screened-in porch and transformed it into a functional and chic breakfast nook. The decor choices are relatively minor but deliver great impact; the room wouldn't have the same wow factor without those black painted windows and stencilled floor. 

And my favourite transformation? Gwen's Parisian Girl's Room.


Gwen's designs are always an intoxicating mix of fashion + fearlessness. The colour palette of this room is perfection and the textures are divine.  It feels sophisticated yet still whimsical enough for a child to appreciate.

Did you have any favourites from the One Room Challenge?

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