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We live in an older home and most of the rooms do not have overhead lighting. This makes choosing the right lighting crucial for function, in addition to it simply being beautiful.

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It’s here it’s here. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. The reveal of our bohemian, eclectic family room. Okay “the moment we’ve all been waiting for” is probably dramatic. But still today is a big day. Because today all of the spaces, from both the official and guest ORC participants are officially revealed and mine is one of them!  Make sure you check out all the other spaces here: The Calling It Home One Room Challenge. But before you go, check out our pad….

The room is anchored by my Article Burrard sea salt grey sofa and Article charme tan leather Nord chairs. These pieces are so sleek and cool. Comfy and just perfection for the space. They were the perfect neutral base to allow me to add loads of texture and color in the pillows and textiles. Having the opportunity to work with Article is quite literally a dream come true. Their pieces are such high quality, built to last and cozy. I hope to use many more of their stunning Articles throughout our home in the future.

One of the challenges of this space is that we have two story ceilings in half the room and 8 foot tall ceilings in the other half. This quirk made the TV focal wall with its two ceiling heights a tricky undertaking.

I ultimately decided to embrace the varying heights and make them look entirely different. One finished in shiplap, one painted and filled with a gallery wall of oversized prints by Little Brick Home. I chose to embrace the oddity and make it a feature, instead of an obstacle. I think this decision proved to be a success.

The once a wet bar, turned make shift office nook, has also been transformed. Now it is a big girl office space. We have three bedrooms and are soon to be a family of 4 once baby girl arrives; so we can’t use a bedroom as an office. This little nook is the perfect spot for me to handle business. With lighting by Lucent, wallpaper by Milton & King a clock by Mod North and Co, an amazing photo by Lindsey Calin Photography, and a DIY craigslist desk makeover. This nook now feels polished, girly and cool. #GirlBoss.

The wall adjacent to the TV is tall and awkward because it’s an odd blank space next to a bank of windows. When I told my husband I wanted to put a shelf up super high on this wall he told me I was nuts. He may be right. I mean with how often I rearrange things, putting a shelf up so high that I will need a ladder in order to reach my knick knacks may not have been a practical decision; but it looks so pretty… No regrets!

The beautiful cactus wall hanging below the shelf is named Phoenix and was custom made for our home by Alicia, owner of The Dancing Tapestry.

Now lets take a quick walk down memory lane shall we, so we can all remember where we started and appreciate how far we’ve come…

Okay erase that ugly from your mind… and remember her as she is now!

For more before images you can check out our entire ORC progress here:  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 5 (I missed week 4 oops)

It MUST be said that this room literally, and I mean literally, could not have been completed without the help of the following sponsors. Who all graciously agreed to partner with me on this project. I asked and they answered, and boy did they deliver. I hope my design honors all of their stunning work.


Molly Hansen Photography


Article Burrard Sofa

Article Nord Chairs


One Affirmation – white dots on dark indigo pillow (2)

Modern Clementine -indigo desk chair pillow

Shop My Haven Home -pink silk sabra pillow

Kristin Dion Design -tan pillow with cream fringe

Danielle Oakley Shop -denim indigo and pink & blue striped pillow

The Bali Market -turkish towel

DK Renewal -indigo throw blanket


Little Brick Home -oversized gallery wall prints

Mod North & Co -pink agate table clock & green agate wall clock

The Dancing Tapestry – cactus wall hanging

Lindsey Calin Photography -grand canyon photo

Salted Words – black and white wood typography sign


MK Wallpaper – English Roses used in office nook


Lucent Light Shop – 3 orb chandelier used in office nook


Pepe & Carols


Although she ultimately wasn’t used in the room because I decided to do a single rug versus multiple layered rugs. The gorgeous rug Piper (pictured below) from Kentucky Rose Designs was initially meant for this space. I want to make sure I give this partner recognition for providing me with Piper who is being well loved and used in another room. Thank you

Kentucky Rose Design

Non-Sponsored sources:

Area Rug – Rugs USA

Overhead lighting – Amazon

Shelving Brackets – World Market

Frames – Michaels (painted by us)

Coffee table, Console table, Desk – Craigslist (up-cycled)

Brass bells – Monterey Antiques Mall

Barn Door Slider, Hardware, Lumber: Home Depot

Paint, Under Water (dark green/blue), Swiss Coffee (white) – Behr Paints

Brass Side Table, Faux Fur Rug, Green Glass & Brass Vase, Gold Coffee Table Tray, Faux Cacti, Faux Elephant Ear, Brass Starburst Figurine on shelf, Abstract Art on shelf, Brass Vase on desk, Brass Frames  – Target

I hope you all like our bohemian eclectic family room reveal. It was a lot of hard work but so worth it. This was my first time, but I will totally be doing this again next Spring! Thank you to Ashley and Brit who helped me along the way! Click their names to head directly to their own blogs and see their ORC reveals! Big thanks to Calling It Home and House Beautiful for running this amazing challenge for us bloggers. And thank you to all of you who encouraged me along the way. I did it… well my husband mostly did it, I just designed it!

Thank you to my incredible husband who worked countless hours to bring my vision to life. You are my hero.




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