One Room Challenge Spring 2016 Office Makeover

After years of moving and renting, we bought a house 4 months ago. The house has good bones and we are finally feeling settled. With the arrival of spring, I feel re-energized.


There is so much to do in every room of the house to make it home. Where do I start?  I’ve gone back and forth as to which room should be first.  To keep my home and work in order I decided to make a small room my office.  When I heard Linda at Calling It Home blog was having a Spring 2016 One Room Challenge I jumped at the chance to participate.  What could be more fun than decorating with a list of bloggers and decorators who have inspired me throughout my four years of blogging. There are a few rules: I have six weeks to complete and transform my room.  Every Thursday I will post and update you on my progress.

In case you are not familiar with Linda’s One Room Challenge at Calling It Home, it is a semi-annual event where featured bloggers and participant bloggers link up and transform a room in six weeks.



Here we go!  The room for my office is approximately 9 ft X 11 ft.  Before moving into the house, I had the wall-to-wall carpet removed.  We installed new wood floors. While we had the floor workers in the house we decided to sand all the floors of the house and stain them to be consistent.

One Room Challenge office space

One Room Challenge

Nothing has been bought or ordered.  I am excited to have an office at home.  For my One Room Challenge office space, I have gathered a few inspiration images. via style me pretty


Inspired by fashion and decor… pink, animal print, pretty and masculine details.


I love a good mix of old and new furniture pieces in a room.  A room should have soul and is achieved by incorporating the things we love.

one room challenge week 1

Art layers a room and gives it interest.  I have no budget for an expensive art collection, but I do have a few little pieces I have purchased at flea markets over the years.

artwork 5

Come back to see each week’s post.  Follow me @idhomedecor on Instagram and Twitter  #oneroomchallenge where I will be sharing more photos between posts each week.

Thanks for stopping by.Ivy de Leon


Images: Style Me Pretty/ Brian Patrick Flynn /Burberry Fashioning/Blossom and Bliss/Vanessa and Valentine

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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