One Room Challenge, Fall 2016, Week 1

ORC Fall 2016

It’s time for the One Room Challenge (ORC) and guess who is participating?!

If you’re new to FROM THE RIGHT BANK, welcome! I’m Ally and I’ve been blogging about my homes here since 2009 .

And if you’re a regular reader who is not familiar with the ORC, it is a design challenge created by Linda at Calling it Home where 20 bloggers transform a room over six weeks, documenting everything along the way.


I’ve watched the challenge from the sidelines since it began so I’m thrilled to have been invited to participate in the Fall 2016 edition. So what will be my one room? Drumroll, please….. it is….. our master bedroom! Here is a shot of it from the current HOME magazine feature of our home…..


Overall, the room has served us well. But I’d like the room to reflect my style a little more than it currently does. And yes, I say my style even though it is the master bedroom because, well, let’s get real….. 😉 (Fortunately, my husband is very chill about my constant and maniacal decorating so its not the source of any martial discord!)

FTRB Bedroom

I’ve been contemplating this room for eons so I’ve known the direction I want to take it for a while now…..

Inspiration Board FTRB

I will be going all neutral with a slightly modern/French/Scandinavian twist, which is how I describe my style when pressed. I’ve never been able to give my style a neat one-word descriptor because it really is a mashup of so many influences from my travels and life in different countries. But every year, I’m distilling it down more and really getting to the essence of my true style and I think this design reflects that.

I’m so excited to get started and to follow along with everyone’s projects! You can expect a progress report here every Wednesday morning, leading up to the final reveal on November 9th. I will also post sneak peeks and what’s going on behind the scenes on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) so please join me there. Let the fun (and madness!) begin!

Here is a lineup of all of the participants so you can see what everyone is up to…..

Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House
Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart
Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely
Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s
Waiting on Martha  Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

(Photos: 2.Anthony-Masterson 1, 3. FROM THE RIGHT BANK)

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25 thoughts on “One Room Challenge, Fall 2016, Week 1

  1. I love love love the little painting above the bed. You can barely see it, but to me it is the most dominant thing in the room.

  2. Love love love the direction you’re headed in! Reminds me so much of my year in Paris and looks like a perfect fit for the apartment my sister just rented in Copenhagen! Good luck! And ps – yes it is all about the wife!! 😉

  3. Your current design is beautiful but I so know what you mean that it’s not reflecting your style now! Very excited to see your vision come to life! Xx Jana Bek

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