Welcome! The Spring 2020 One Room Challenge (ORC) has begun! I’ve been going back and forth about whether to participate this year. I’ve been continuously drawn to the mission of the ORC, although things are upended right now due to the stay-at-home order.
After much consideration, I’ve decided to go for it and I hope to make it to the finish line!
What’s One Room Challenge?
If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s a six-week series featuring 20 interior designers transforming a space from the ground up. Each week on Wednesdays, these interior designers share an update of their space.
Along with the featured interior designers, there are guest participants who join in the fun, transforming any space. I registered as a guest participant. I’m pumped about this event as it’s not a competitive type of challenge but a challenge that fosters community.
During this time of COVID-19, this is what we need – to be part of a community that encourages positivity, love and inspiration. You can read more about the One Room Challenge here! I want to thank Linda, creator of ORC and from Calling It Home for organizing this event. She is such a sweetheart and continuously looks out for bloggers and those who might be going through difficult times.
This is my second time participating in the One Room Challenge. The first time I participated was last spring. I transformed my master bedroom with a plaid patterned, accent wall.
A few key differences this time around: I’ll be sharing my progress and my big reveal on my blog, and this spring 2020 ORC is eight weeks long instead of six. Sit back, relax, follow along and get inspired!
For my new friends, let me introduce myself. I’m Gbeke (pronounced “Bekeh”), a wife, a mompreneur and an IT professional. My hubby and I have two little ones and we are located in Dallas, Texas.
Our current home is our first home and a new build. Since we moved in in 2016, I’ve been adding our personal touches. Updating the rooms to personalize our home and make it truly ours. You can check out my completed projects here.
My design style is clean, minimalistic and modern, with touches of wood and traditional elements. My favorite thing to add to a home is a wall treatment. I love to keep things simple, practical and functional because we are a young family. I hope you stick around and follow along.
Spring 2020 One Room Challenge – The Before
Without further ado, here is my space for ORC Spring 2020, my powder bathroom!
It’s hard to photograph this space as the room is small and narrow. The walls are painted in a slight taupe gray color and there are no windows in this space. The powder room wasn’t originally in our building plans. We added it along with our mudroom by stealing some space from one side of our garage.
This room is okay as-is, but I want to spruce it up. It’s a small space and upgrading it will not break the bank.
During our building design stage, I selected a nice vanity with a quartz countertop and pretty wood tile but this room still has builder grade elements, like the light fixture and the toilet accessories. Come back next week to see my inspiration for the One Room Challenge, my design plans and the little details I’ve chosen to transform this small corner of my home.
That’s it for me, friends! Go check out the 20 featured designers and other guest participants for the spring 2020 One Room Challenge. I look forward sharing with you more details next week so be sure to check in!