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one room challenge week 5

We are in week 5 of the one room challenge and still so much to do! I can’t believe I have to get this room done in one week. I sort of figured out what I am going to do for wall art. It’s a surprise and will reveal that the last week. This week, we will be focusing on flowers for the side tables.

one room challenge week 5

My dresser (prize find) has been the best change of this whole process! I added some yellow flowers in  blue and white vases, and set on top of the dresser. It really added a colorful, Mediterranean feel to the whole ambiance of the room.

one room challenge week 5

I was confused a little about which vases to add the flowers, so the first thing I did was add the flowers to every vase, knowing that I may have to eliminate one. It ended being the prefect balance of color that the room needed.

one room challenge week 5

As I mentioned, I am still figuring out which artwork to use on the wall across from the bed. I currently have them all displayed and set aside by the empty wall trying to decide. I wanted to add the corals all of the same color, but then I found some pretty coastal prints on sale at HomeGoods.

one room challenge week 5

The coral artwork I found at a cute little shop in Charleston, SC. I love the color, but not sure if it’s too light. I was also thinking of using the darker blue coral made by yours truly with a stencil. It sometime gets so overwhelming trying to decide, which means it may be time to mull it over a nice walk.

So you will have to wait until next week to see the big reveal! Which artwork to you think I should use?

one room challenge week 5

Don’t forget to stop by and visit the progress of the other one room challenge guest participants, plus the featured designers.

Thanks to Country Curtains  and Cutting Edge Stencil



  1. This is such a fun challenge. You know I love your fur baby and the tray ready for breakfast in bed. Boy I could use that. xoxo

    1. Glad you love the fur baby, I am petsitting my daughters doggie, such a diva dog. Thanks Maria

    1. Vicki.Thanks for stopping by, love it! That sweet pup is back at my daughters place 🙂 I am tired from all the barking lol.
      Look forward to the reveal! Have a great weekend.

  2. I love all the pops of blue and yellow in the room! I cannot wait to see the final reveal!! Your pup looks so cozy on the bedding too!! I would want to curl up with him!

    1. Amanda. hope you are well! thanks fore stopping by! That pup is now back to my daughter’s place, he was a cute dog, but barked at night, so I am tired!thanks for your kind comments. Look forward to the reveal.

  3. Maria I adore the blue and yellow color palette and your model is fabulous! I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the room 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

    1. Hello Laura, pleasure to have you here again! I will stop over and share this weeks challenge…Looking forward to next weeks reveal.

  4. What a lovely space. I have been growing fond of yellow these days and always love classic blue and white. Looks like you are well underway….

    By the way, your puppy is adorable!.

    1. Hey there! It was a hard decision what to use for a tad of color, and yellow it is. Its been a fun time creating this guest bedroom.Look forward another in the fall.
      Warmest Regards

  5. I am loving how this is coming together! The colors in this room and the rustic elements are so beautiful! You are so close to being done!!!

    1. Hey Emily, The end is near, Its been a crazy 5 weeks! but I enjoyed it and its been a good experience.

  6. The yellow and navy together are so pretty! I’m looking forward to seeing the entire room next week, because all the glimpses you’ve shared are lovely.

    1. So excited that the final reveal is next week! Its has been fun, but A bit crazy!

  7. I love the blue and white, I really need to decorate a space in this color combo. Excited to see your reveal next week!

    1. I love the color combo too, I was totally confused when I started out! But now its clear!

  8. I’m loving your space. Those vases are perfection! I can’t wait to see the reveal.

  9. Love all the blue and that sea fan artwork! Can’t wait to see the room next week!

  10. I like the small pops of yellow. I wish I had a green thumb so I could have some plants and flowers. I’m having a hard time deciding about art work, too. I like your coastal prints and the dark blue stencil. I think the other one is a little light for your room. Everything’s looking good! Nice rug.

    1. Lucille, thanks for your visit! I don’t have a green thumb and I am hoping this plants will survive in there new vases, we shall see.Looking to the reveal so I can breath.

  11. This room is so unique and looking beautiful! Can’t wait to see the artwork in all it’s glory, but OMG that dog! She’s the best artwork :).

    1. April thanks so much, Bizzi the pretty white dog belongs to my daughter and he is home with her, I was petsitting him. He is a handful.

  12. I love the blue and white and yellow! So pretty and happy! And that old door is so lovely! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

    1. Thanks Tilisa, Its such popular colors this year!Will hop over to your place soon.

  13. You are almost done! I love what you have done and I am a big fan of the magic of blue and white.
    Isn’t it extra pretty with yellow?
    I am looking forward to the big reveal next week!
    Happy TOHOT!
    White Spray Paint

    1. Hi Laura, I hope your day was special! It was a relaxing day for me, went to the spa and pampered myself! Thanks so much for stopping by I truly love it.
      All my best

  14. I love the rustic doors, with the pretty headboard and all the pops of blue and yellow, very nice!!

    1. Roxanne, So excited for the big reveal this week! Glad i picked the blue and white seems like everyone likes it.

    1. lol, the dog belongs to my daughther, he is back home at her place. He was such a mess! Thank Maria

    1. Thanks and I am happy with the way the reveal turned out, it was not a totally transformation where I had to take down walls and repaint the entire room, because its a new home. Its been a pleasure! Maria

  15. Beautiful! Guest room I love the dog, he is very cute! I wish i could get my dog to sit like that..

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