Links We Love: The Reveals of the 2016 Spring One Room Challenge

May 16, 2016
by The Finished Space

If you’ve been following Calling It Home’s Spring 2016 edition of the One Room Challenge than you will know last Wednesday and Thursday was the official final reveals for all the participants. And my, oh my, were we all in for a treat!


For the last six weeks we haven’t been able to take our eyes off of five fabulous design bloggers: Gwen Hefner, Melaine Thompson, Sarah Walker, Christine Dovey and Nancy Marcus.  Each has transformed their space using their own creative flair, ingenuity, a little handiwork and our Metrie interior finishings.

First up, design blogger Gwen Hefner, of The Makerista, was determined to transform her basement into a mancave that her hard-working husband would love. And she did just that!

To create the geometric pattern on the walls, Gwen used simple solid pine screen mould. For the rest of the room, Gwen used Very Square Scene I casing and baseboard. For the interior doors, Gwen chose the Craftsman styling of the True Craft solid door, which she notes, “…plays well against the moulding and more masculine/modern space.” Click here to see Gwen’s full reveal. 

Design blogger Melaine Thompson, of My Sweet Savannah, tackled her master bathroom, and to get that wow factor she was looking for, she decided to use moulding. 

Melaine selected the transitional style Metrie’s Fashion Forward Scene II trim elements, which added architectural interest to the space. Even with those tricky vaulted ceilings, Melaine was able to turn her space into a serine place—a place that she can now have a relaxing bubble bath in! To see Melaine’s full reveal, click here.

Since designer Sarah Walker, of The Curated House, has a main floor with an open concept design, she took on the daunting task of ‘zhushing’ several spaces for the One Room Challenge: her living room, dining room, kitchen and stairway!


A photo posted by Sarah Walker (@thecuratedhouse) on

Sarah’s living room was already adorned with Metrie panel moulding, so she choose to add some new Metrie poplar flat stock in her kitchen to create a crown moulding build-up above the cabinetry. Sarah elevated all spaces to create a cohesive main floor for her family. Click here to check out Sarah’s full reveal on her blog.

Celebrity designer Christine Dovey, of the blog Bijou & Boheme, continued her journey to transform her ‘new/old’ master bedroom for the Spring edition of the One Room Challenge. For this space, Christine had started with the architectural elements of her room in already in place, thanks to her very talented contractor/carpenter Super Allen Dawson! 

  A photo posted by Christine Dovey (@christinedovey) on

Christine’s master bedroom features Fashion Forward trim and solid interior doors as well as some MDF flat stock, which are painted in elegant grey color. She has juxtaposed the trimwork with whimsical wallpaper and layers of luxurious fabrics. The end result is rich, cozy, moody and artsy. Click here to see Christine’s full reveal on her blog.

Last but certainly not least, new mom, Nancy Marcus, of Marcus Design, made over was her breakfast nook, which is now a far cry from the “box ready to be decorated” as she originally described it.

A photo posted by Nancy Marcus (@marcusdesign) on

With the help of some Scene I baseboards and casing from the French Curves Collection, plus some crown moulding, Nancy’s breakfast nook went from 90’s nostalgia to modern French Country. Now, the space is the perfect place to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee in! Click here to see Nancy’s full breakfast nook reveal! 

A photo posted by Nancy Marcus (@marcusdesign) on

In addition to Nancy’s breakfast nook, she fearlessly undertook her son’s nursery. In this space, Nancy got creative with the trim elements using chair rail as a window sill and bypassed traditional thinking of using small trim in a small room.

“Just because you are working with a small room doesn’t mean you have to use tiny trim, in fact I think these substantial pieces really helped to show off the angles of the space,” noted Nancy. To see the full reveal, click here.

To see what these spaces looked like just six weeks ago, click here.

If you are a professional builder, interior designer, architect, installer or remodeler that enjoys participating in challenges, we’ve got another one for you!

Check out the Every Room Tells A Story – 2016 Builder & Designer Challenge.
To learn more about how you can enter by visit: