Cozy and Collected Girl’s Room; ORC Week 6: The Reveal

Today’s the day, folks!  It’s reveal day for this round of the One Room Challenge. I’ve shifted a bit of my focus from client work to my own home (as I’m so grateful the ORC encourages me to do.)

We are so very excited in the Holcombe House to have Elsie’s room all done!  It’s now one of my personal favorite rooms, and a spot we all want to play and read and chill in.  A big thanks to the incredible Cat Nguyen for taking the gorgeous reveal images.

Before we dig into those, let’s take a look at what the room looked like before.


Inspiration and Floor Plan:

Design by Krista Ewart


As a quick reminder, we rearranged, painted the walls, used a lot of what we had, and added in some fun new features.  I refinished my grandparent’s cherry dresser, dreamed up and created a cozy reading tent, DIYed a handful of elements, and added in some fun art and bedding.

(I’ve listed all of the sources I’m able to, plus lots of other helpful links at the end of the post.)

It’s a really generously sized room at 15×18′, and allows for a pair of twin beds with room to spare.  Perfect for sister play and sleepovers!

Elsie picked out this adorable color chart print from Juniper Print Shop (from my curated suggestions, TBH), and I’m so in love with the graphic punch it gives to the room!  The other art is a collection of vintage finds, family photos, and digital prints.

The collection of bedding and the benches offer a graphic mix of patterns, just the way I like it.

Her desk offers a place to color, journal, and craft.  I wanted to incorporate meaningful but functional pieces…the silver baby cup belonged to my father-in-law, the violin was mine as a child (and Elsie plays now), the photo series of three generations of babes-in-dads-palms brings us all joy.

Opposite the beds is the labor of love that is my grandparents’ dresser.  I refinished it and swapped out the pulls to bring it back to life.

And finally, the piece de resistance: the tent!  It creates a cozy little room within a room (when the sides are let down) to retreat from the world and dig into a book or play a game with a friend.  The plug-in sconce – turned pendant – was the perfect light to add function and texture to the spot.

There you have it, friends!  A ginormous thanks goes out to my talented and generous sister Anne White for helping me with some of the styling, to Cat Nguyen for the photos of course, and to the ORC for giving me the inspiration to improve my own home, which I typically do mostly for clients.

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Now I’m off to see the other incredible reveals!

Important Links:

One Room Challenge

The media sponsor for this incredibly fun and inspiring event is Better Homes and Gardens.

I am linking each week below as the challenge progresses:

My current ORC Posts:  Week 1: The Befores | Week 2: Dresser Revamp  |  Week 3 – The Tent | Week 4 – the DIYs | Week 5 – The Bedding and Art | Week 6 – You are here!

The Guest Participant Link-ups:  Week 1 | Week 2  |  Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Featured Designers for April 2019:

At Home With Ashley | Casey Keasler | Dorsey Designs | The Farmhouse Project | Home Made by Carmona  House of Funk | House of Jade Interiors | House Seven Design | House That Lars Built | Inspired by CharmJana Bek | Jessica Brigham | Kelly Golightly | Murphy Deesign | The Pink Pagoda | Sarah GunnSherry Hart Designs | Sugar & Cloth | Veronica Solomon | Vintage Revivals |

And, if you’d like to check out my past ORCs, those posts are here:

04.18 Powder Room:  Week 1 Befores | Week 2 Wallpaper | Week 3 Mirror | Week 4 Sink Skirt | Week 5 Storage | Week 6 Reveal

10.18 Master Bedroom: Week 1: The Befores  | Week 2: The Plan  |  Week 3: The Bed | Week 4: Lighting and Art | Week 5:  The Bedding | Week 6:  The Reveal

May 8, 2019



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