One Room Challenge – The Reveal!

Hello, friends!

Did you see all of the reveals of the 20 official ORC participants yesterday? The work that went into those spaces in six weeks? Insane and inspiring. If you haven’t had a chance yet, take a moment and scroll through the pretty.

Today, the rest of us (over 200) are sharing our reveals. I debated posting the dining room because it is not 100% done quite yet. Still can’t find chairs that I love enough to replace these ones. But what the hell, here it is. No professional shots images yet either…I will be shooting a TV segment of the reveal so I will book that on the same day. I’d like a pic or two of me in the space and my post-workout look is just not suitable for public consumption. I freaking love how it turned out and I hope you do too! Huge thank you to Calling it Home and House Beautiful for hosting.

A reminder of the before:

So here is the thing: I clearly have a deep love for a certain colour. But. I knew there was waaaay too much of it happening in that room and not much of anything else. Here’s the other thing: if I could not have the space the way I wanted, the colours at least made me happy. Finally though, I had the time to create a room I love—quite possibly the first room ever that truly reflects my style (other than my son’s room in our old house that I was lucky enough to design years ago for a magazine feature).

So here it is, our seaside vintage dining room. Sorry for the grainy images. Going to try and get better ones later today when I finish doing a bit of work.

The first slice of pretty that went into the space were the soft grey drapery panels with fabric from Tonic Living made by the crazy talented Hollie Cooper. I could not possibly love them more. I picked up accessories from one of my favourites, Homesense. The two large vases and marble planter are treasures found there. The gorgeous florals in the room, including the faux spring blossoms are from my absolute favourite flower shop, Fiori. Click the links below to see where I sourced the rest of the pretty.




  • so dreamy Sarah and totally reminds me of a chic dining room out at the east coast where people take time to enjoy life and also have a drink or two after a busy day. so happy that you’ve decided to join in for the fun this round and lets do it together again in the fall!!

  • Lisa Goulet says:

    So pretty Sarah. It still looks finished even though you aren’t quite done with it yet.

  • those chairs are just so fun! i love the color they add!

  • This turned out beautifully Sarah! The draperies add so much to the space and really frame the view out the window. Love the mirror over the dresser and the bar cart is perfect in that corner. The round rug is charming! Well done.

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  • Sandra bellai says:

    Everything is beautiful

  • Looks amazing Sarah! You know I love some good east coast beach inspo! And those dishes, I WANT!

  • Hollie says:

    This space is truly a Sarah Space! The chandy & mirror are perfect & the drapery make all the difference if I do say so myself 😜 Can’t wait to see it in person 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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