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Well folks, it seems I have officially fallen off my rocker because I decided to add a little more crazy to my life and link up to the One Room Challenge again!

You all know the One Room Challenge I’m sure, but in case it’s new to you, the ORC is the brainchild of Linda at Calling It Home. The idea is to transform a space over the course of 6 weeks, sharing what’s involved along the way, with the grande finale revealed on May 6 (for the 20 Official ORC participants) and May 7 (for the linking participants).

You may recall I was a linking participant in the ORC when I built my wall of bookcases last spring.

This time around I’m going to be sharing a client’s living room and I am so excited about this space!!

A lot of the work I do with clients is reworking what they already have and putting a new twist on it. My clients in this scenario are a family of 5 – mom, dad, two growing boys and a very cute pup. They are such a fun family and love to entertain, but they find that they never really use this room very much. Here is the space (please excuse the phone photos, I left my camera charger in Vermont over February vacation – bad blogger!):

The room behind the couch is a gorgeous new kitchen/dining space and beyond that, a pretty sunroom done in blues and browns. Do you spy these Ballard Designs mirrors in the dining area above?

  From the dining space, looking into the living room:

This room has a huge bow window with lots of beautiful light (which challenges my iPhone photography skills!)

This sideboard was in the former dining room and fit perfectly in a little niche of the living room when the kitchen was renovated. You know I am all over this bar area!!

What is staying: the leather couch, sideboard, new jute rug – it’s a scooch small but I am happy to work with it!, and the wall color – Benjamin Moore Indian River #985. This is a great earthy greige that works well with the adjacent rooms.

We decided this piece of art would also stay because it’s bright and happy colors truly represent my clients. Hmmmm….are you thinking what I’m thinking?

This was a rough draft of the direction we’re headed. The walls, floor, and curtains will be a great neutral base for pops of color inspired by the bold art and the blue of the sunroom.

Upholstered Chairs:  Boston Interiors // Ottoman:  Overstock // Wicker Chair:  Pier1 // Blue Pillows:  Etsy //  Painterly Pillows:  Emily Rickard-Society6
A few new upholstered pieces will make the conversation area a little cozier. 
Chair:  Boston Interiors //  Curtains:  Etsy
New lamps and some bar styling are in order.
Lamps:  West Elm // Wine Racks:  Pottery Barn (client already had these)
The armoire may or may not stay but truthfully there is a lot of space to fill up so it’s ginormous presence might be useful. A place to pull together family photos is a must.
Chairs:  Boston Interiors

My client is such a go-getter! The other day I sent her an email about an item I found online, and in the time I got up to get a cup of coffee and come back to my laptop less than 5 minutes later, I already had a reply back that it was ordered. BAM. They are hosting a family party in a few weeks and you know how motivating that can be!

Next week I’ll be back to report on the progress along with all the other ORCers! I can’t wait to show you what’s already in the works. Check out all the other ORC linking participants at Calling It Home!

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Linda {Calling it Home}

Sunday 5th of April 2015

Oh wow, I'm not sure I have seen you make over a client's space. Can't wait, and no surprise that it is a great plan.

Brenna Morgan

Friday 3rd of April 2015

Can't wait to see how fantastic this turns out, Lisa!

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Friday 3rd of April 2015

Love the earthy colour palette! Looking forward to following along!!!

Tracy Laverty

Friday 3rd of April 2015

Great plan Lisa! So glad you're in this thing too. It's going to look great.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles

Friday 3rd of April 2015

Great plan, Lisa! I'm anxious to see how you change this space up!