My Recipe for a Room – Week 5 ORC

My Recipe for a Room – Week 5 ORC

My loft upstairs is almost done and today I’m preparing to move everything into the space and putting the final touches on it.  This of course is my favorite part of designing a room.

When designing a space I’d be lying if I said I never bought anything from Target.  Seriously…Target is almost always involved but the majority of things are bought from a variety of places.

My recipe for a room

pretty much alway looks a little something like this…

1.     Something old,  it can come from an antique store, thrift store or even a garage sale.  It gives the room some depth and some soul.

my recipe for a room

Last Century

2.    Something I have splurged on like an expensive candle or designer pillow.  It’s amazing how something little can elevate a space.

my recipe for a room

Oliver & Rust

recipe for a room


3.    Something interesting that not many people may not have.  I shop at Etsy a ton to find unusual and unique items.  I also bookmark cool stores and products other bloggers have mentioned that I have never heard of.

recipe for a room


recipe for a room

Parima Creative Studio

This artist was recommended by  Emily A. Clark

recipe for a room

I ran across this pretty watercolor print from Pure Pure Color over at Julia’s blog.  It was only $2.39 to download!

4.   Something I pulled from another room.  If you buy what you love it will work anywhere in your home.  This time around I’m using my daughter’s changing table/dresser.  It’s been painted 4 times.  There’s nothing crazy special about it but it is built great and the fact that it was bought for my first born will always hold a special place in my heart.  I am such a big believer of pieces that evoke a special memory!

my recipe for a room

5.   Something living.  A plant or flowers.  I usually chose succulents because they are easy to care for or wildflowers from our yard.

6.   Finally always something black, it grounds the space and black is my jam!  There is so much truth if you want to know you’re favorite color check out your closet!

Another week down in the One Room Challenge and I’m super excited for next week reveal  week!!  Have you been checking out all the participants?  Crazy good!  Please make sure to head over to Calling it Home to check out the featured designers and linking participants!  Also as always you can follow me on Instagram for more up to date posts and on Pinterest to see what is inspiring me!

I’m off to decorate and in case you need a recap…

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4


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  1. Laurie I adore the sneak peeks and I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at

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