Links We Love: Week Four of the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge

October 28, 2016
by The Finished Space

Week four of Calling It Home’s Fall 2016 edition of the One Room Challenge™ is here, and the designers and design bloggers are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel in their six week transformations!

Let’s check in:

While a chest infection kept designer Sarah Walker from feeling her best, her husband stepped up and basically finished the built in for their media room! Another major addition this week was a gorgeous carpet, which was complimented beautifully by our French Curves Collection baseboard. Check out her full update.


Blogger Tricia’s family room mantle was has officially become a polished feature in her home, and all it took was a little dry wall! However, installing interior finishings during week five might hold some challenges, namely the asymmetric floor plan she has to work with. But we’re sure that the crown and panel moulding will become a beautiful foundation for the spaces! Want to drool over that mantle some more? Check it out here.


Gwen's One Room Challenge week four progress update. Image Source: The Makerista.

Hat Tip: The Makerista

Blogger Gwen may have felt a little defeated when her first choice wallpaper didn’t work out, but she fell in love with this bold new paper. (And honestly, so have we!) Gwen also gave her fireplace surround a sensible and stylish update by painting the tile a matte black, instead of shelling out a ton of money to replace it with solid stone. See her whole update – you’ll love it!


While designer Shannon Claire traveled, her husband surprised her and worked to make the mirror moulding come to life, and now we can finally envision the finished project (Spoiler Alert: it’s gorgeous). But this week was really all about the details: lighting, pillows, and artwork – oh my! With all the beautiful architectural pieces now in place, Shannon knows it’s all downhill hill from here. We can’t wait to see the finished product, follow her progress here!


Designer Kirsten Krason was all about the details this week, and focused on how artwork can really tie a space together. Check out all their tips, tricks, and advice here.


This past week, designer Sherry Hart boldly chose a black paint for her master bedroom and we love it, really love it. Can you imagine the high quality sleep you’d get in this cozy room? Head over to her post to see how gracefully she handled a couple other hiccups!


From wallpaper to rugs to drapes to marble-topped tables, designer Megan Pflug was on a roll this week. All the gorgeous details are really making the space feel finished, and we couldn’t be more in love with her design! Follow her progress here.


Despite a few setbacks, designer Vanessa Francis made a lot of progress this week. She introduced storage galore with a gorgeous kitchen island. We’re starry-eyed imagining all the chopping and prepping that could go on there! She also installed her Very Square Finishing Collections crown moulding! See how it beautifully frames the kitchen.


Leslie is seeing the fruits of her labor this week with the installation of a new marble countertop and bronze faucet. We love seeing this look come together. It’s so sophisticated and timeless! Leslie struggled some this week with shower construction, but she finally found a layout that works (even if it isn’t her favorite) with the plumbing in her older home. Check out her progress here.


The newest blogger to join our roundup is Bethany, of This Little Estate. She made tremendous progress cleaning up her mud room/laundry room. By adding shiplap to the walls and a herringbone pattern to the ceiling, Bethany and her husband, Art, gave visual interest to this often unappreciated, but highly useful room. The duo also installed Capri slab doors that will withstand all the activity that life with children and pets brings. Check out all their hard work.

Be sure to check back to The Finished Space every Friday to see the progress these designers and design bloggers have been making.

Here is a look back at the past three weeks of these ladies’ six week design journey:

Check out the process that’s happened since week four, including the stunning room reveals: