{One Room Challenge} The Living Room Reveal!

You guys never cease to amaze me…I was completely blown away by your supportive and enthusiastic comments for yesterday’s Behind-the-Scenes post about my Redbook Cover Shoot! I’m still grinning like a goon from all the love…thank you!

Now let’s get to the matter at hand…the reason you’re all here today! Is it {One Room Challenge} reveal day, or Christmas Day…because frankly, I can’t tell the difference right now! I’m so beyond excited to share our new room with you…and even more excited to curl up with a cup of wine…I mean coffee, did I say wine? (it’s been a crazy 6 weeks!)…and check out the other 19 participant’s rooms today, and all the linking participants tomorrow. It’s going to be inspiration and eye-candy overload this week, and I can’t wait!

Let’s recap for those popping in for the first time…we tackled the ‘formal’ Living Room for this go-round (we did our Master Bedroom in the previous ORC). My goal was to create the feel of a jewel-box, with deep colors, lots of glam, and an element of drama, and I collaborated on the room with the most talented girl I know!

Week 1 I showed the Before shots and room layout, Week 2 featured the Design, Plans, and a big fat Hiccup, Week 3 was major Demolition Zone, Week 4 things got Light & Bright, and last week was all about the Navy Blue Tuxado! #whew

I’m not going to sugarcoat it…things got a little crazed, and up until two days ago, I still wasn’t sure I’d have a finished room in time. But all the late nights and fast food dinners were worth it, because they led to a room I can’t believe is in my house! How about I stop yapping and show you our new Living Room?

I’m warning you though, the number of pictures is excessive, but then again, subtlety isn’t really my game.

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Artist: Dara Burriss 
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I could not be any happier with the room…it’s exactly the glammed-up, dramatic jewel box I’d envisioned. And of course what good are After shots without the Befores…I’d say this room came a long way!

Hi Sugarplum | ORC Living Room before

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Making over a room in six short weeks is pretty much bananas, but if it weren’t for the One Room Challenge, it’d surely be 2018 before we got it done! Sure we had a few hiccups and hurdles, but to come out the other side with the Living Room of our dreams, has been a spectacular experience. Thank you, Linda, for creating this challenge, and inviting me to be a part of it!

And thank you, for following along on this ride, and all your encouragement along the way. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for a full Source List. #nowIsleep #anddrink #tomorrowismybirthdayafterall

Update: See the full Source List & Breakdown here!

A special thanks to these {One Room Challenge} Sponsors:
Thank you to these generous shops & artists for helping to make this space happen:
And all my love, devotion, and adoration goes to the always flawless, Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior. Collaborating with her was beyond fun, inspiring, and life-saving. If you’re looking to create a colorful space that oozes wow-factor, she’s your girl!!
*All photos by the insanely talented & always adorable Mary Summers.*





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And be sure to check-out the other stellar participants in The Challenge, 

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186 Comments

  1. No words…I am speechless. Your new space is pure perfection. I tried to pick out my favorite feature but I honestly love it all. Ya'll seriously knocked it WAY out of the park with this one. Stunning stunning stunning!

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  2. This is absolutely stunning!! I'm so afraid of colour, probably because I'll want to change it in a year. But I love the vibrancy of this room, it looks like it was taken right out of a magazine that's how outstanding it is! You are one talented gal!!

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  3. OMG Cassie girlfriend you just broke the internet!! Gawjus!

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  4. Jenny wrote:

    WOW! What a stunning space! I can't even choose a favorite thing – but the artwork is definitely one of my favorite things! Love it!

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  5. STOP it right now … I can not believe your incredible room!!! I know you are loving every single second of that incredible space in your house! I love it so much, and I can't say enough amazing things about it! WELL DONE girl, absolutely hands down, WELL DONE!! xo

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  6. I'm trying to find words to type but everything comes out so ridiculous-like! This is incredible! I love all the art and the wood bureau is stunning against all the colour madness! How will you ever leave the house now???

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  7. susan wrote:

    Seriously love this! Elegant and sassy! Are you going to do a source list? Wondering about sofa side tables. Congratulations–your hard work paid off!

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    • Heather C wrote:

      Ballard and World Market both carry tables like that 🙂

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    • Thank you so much! I'm crazy for the side tables…I'm working on a Source List for next week, but here's the link to the side tables now, since they are on sale!! http://bit.ly/1WEMlyh

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  8. Oh my gosh that built-in!!!!! Such a vibrant and stylish space.

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  9. WOW!

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  10. WOW!

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  11. What a beautiful room!! Hard to pick my favorite elements but I love the pillows, rug and art!! Amazing! Your outfit is stunning too! I love the photo of you sitting at the desk. So peaceful looking.

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  12. René wrote:

    Oh Cassie, I love every single detail! The colors, the built-ins, the art. And you are adorable as always! Well done friend!

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  13. It's gorgeous Cassie!! Love all the bold and happy color and that amazing wall of bookshelves! It looks like it reflects your personality so well!

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  14. Liz Drew wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Swooning over those built-ins

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  15. DYING and DROOLING! You killed it! I am crazy for the whole dang thing but the rug and the art…Bravo!

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  16. Um, holy $h!t Cassie!!!! Mind. Blown. The bookcases are beyond gorgeous. The color and sheen takes them to a whole different level of amazingness. The art you chose is perfect and totally you. I mean, just everything!!! I want to living in your living room! Girrrllll!!! Get ready for your site to get blown up because everyone is going to be talking about this room!

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  17. This design is out of this world…seriously Kristin's design and your follow through are amazing! GORGEOUS!!! You look as beautiful as your room! ~Sonya

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  18. It's crazy amazing. period.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful!

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  20. Truly the world's loveliest little jewel box. Baby take a bow!

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  21. The room looks good and that rug is fabulous!

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  22. Sabrina wrote:

    Beautiful!!!! My goodness, it's everything I love in a loving room. Leopard. Gingham. Pink. Colors. Textures. IT'S AMAZING!!

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  23. Amy Stuart wrote:

    Spectacular, amazing, wondrous..,,,,all the fabulous words!! To say that I love your room is an understatement.

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  24. CASSIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OHHHHEMMMMMMMMMMGEEEEEEEEEE!
    GORGEOUS! It's YOU in a ROOM!!!!!! Well done friend!!!!!!

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    • That's exactly what I thought 'it's her in a room!"

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  25. This room is drop dead gorgeous! Those built-ins are definitely the star of the show! Great job Cassie!

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  26. Stacey wrote:

    Wow! You completely knocked it out of the ballpark with this room!!

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  27. mwimp wrote:

    o-m-gaaa, cassie…seriously I have no words – I'm blown away by its beauty. I now want to turn my formal living room back into a formal living with this! and that is saying something.

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  28. this looks amazing!

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  29. That is nuts! I am completely blown away in the difference in just 6 weeks. From bland and boring to stunning and so bright!!! Love, Love LOve

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  30. Looking at the photos is like good sex, complete satisfaction . Beautiful and beyond, right down to the stripe on the curtains. Rich in color, texture, and comfort. Great job!!

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  31. The art, pillows, drapery the to die for rug – It is all so AMAZING. I love your use of colour, it's so vibrant & refreshing & I feel happy looking at it! I can believe that this is even the same space. Incredible, Incredible, Incredible!!!!! – Hollie

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  32. Cassie,
    I love it. The only thing I wasn't sure about at first were the curtains, BUT I love them. I love how everything pulled together and is a colorful representation of your personality.
    Jenn

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  33. Kelli Fox wrote:

    Home run, Cassie – simply wonderful! You have all of the elements – bravo!

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  34. Ok, this is perfection! I love the colors and mix of old and new!

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  35. Really beautiful!

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  36. Erin Spain wrote:

    It's gorgeous!

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  37. Stunning! Thank you for a room that is not beige and gray and furnished by R.H. Beautiful colors (are your walls really tall? They look like it) You look fabulous of course too.

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    • Thanks so much! Yes…we have 10-foot ceilings!!

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  38. I can't even handle it!! Absolutely stunning!!

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  39. I don't even know where to start!! You nailed it Cassie! Absolutely STUNNING!!! You deserve your cup (er..u..glass) of wine!😉🍷
    Xoxo,
    Shauna

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  40. Arielle wrote:

    What a transformation! I cannot get over that rug, or the artwork. Just stunning!

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  41. Sallie wrote:

    Wow! Beautiful. . . and love the pic with your dog looking at you !! 🙂

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  42. Heather C wrote:

    Wowza!! I'm sorry to say that I'm afraid any birthday gifts you receive will never compare to the one you've given yourself with this room! How lucky you are to get to see this space everyday!

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  43. Liz Jo wrote:

    I can't believe how different it looks!! So full of color!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  44. Joy Maier wrote:

    Absolutely incredible! Such a refined happy space – bravo!

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  45. This room is totally you! It's bold, fun and sassy. It's such a great reflection of your style and taste. You must be thrilled!

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  46. My eye balls don't even know what to do!!!! This is so amazing and so you. Enjoy a glass or five in that gorgeous room girl!

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  47. Heidi wrote:

    So much color, texture, depth – and you balance it all so well that it never looks overdone!

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  48. Julia wrote:

    Cassie, this room is some kind of wonderful. It is a lot to take in, but the side of the room my eye immediately gets and is wowed by is the secretary between the windows. The art and all of it is perfect. I really like how elevated the arcs over each window look due to your choices. Is that the same sofa that used to match your family hand me down rug? Am I a jerk if I say I'd love to see some of that amazing acid yellow on the Hague blue shelves? In a few weeks (or months!) of course, after things settle. Because whew. This was a lot of hard work for you. Cheers!

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    • Yes ma'am….same blue sofa we've had for 12 years! The room really brought it back to life, right?! Thanks so much for your sweet comment! xo

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  49. I'm surprised how much I like it!! This year I just started using color in my own home with an olive living room and a "pumpkin spice latte" master bed so color still scares me a bit. I love the little things on the shelves that express your personality!! So cute! The only thing I don't like is the picture on the shelves, I know it's chic and I see it everywhere but I just don't like or understand it!!

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  50. I'm surprised how much I like it!! This year I just started using color in my own home with an olive living room and a "pumpkin spice latte" master bed so color still scares me a bit. I love the little things on the shelves that express your personality!! So cute! The only thing I don't like is the picture on the shelves, I know it's chic and I see it everywhere but I just don't like or understand it!!

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  51. Abby wrote:

    speechless! that is an amazing magazine worthy space. so much to see and every piece is perfectly placed but still so cozy and inviting. HOME RUN.

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  52. Kris M. wrote:

    Can you do a reality post on how you are able to take care of your family with all of the priorities you have going on…it would make you more relatable. Most readers are inspired when they feel like they might be able to accomplish something similar so not sugar coating all of this would be a great read! Congrats on the room. Definitely your style.

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    • Thanks so much, Kris! I've actually written a very similar post…check the About Me page and scroll to the bottom. I'm far from doing it all!!! xoxox

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  53. Obsessed! The happiest room! And you are so darling in it!!! xx

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  54. Kristi N. wrote:

    I'm in love, especially with the color palette!

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  55. Patricia wrote:

    Can Kristen Jackson be my new best friend? This is seriously stunning. I don't know if I'd have the courage to go that bold with color which is exactly what makes that room so dramatic and exciting. It's going to look wonderful at Christmas! Which in Bloggerland is practically next week…

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  56. WOW, SOOOO PRETTY! It seriously does look like a jewel box, so many pretty details to feast on! The artwork is amazing and I love all of your choices (especially those pretty yellow curtains!)

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  57. Brooke W. wrote:

    So inappropriate but I totally have a hard-on for this room #sorrynotsorry. That painting! OMG. Love.

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  58. Perfection!!!

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  59. Momma wrote:

    Um…I can't even…absolute perfection! How decadent and glamorous that you have that gorgeous piece of custom artwork. I NEVER would have thought to put those colors together, but it SO works! Bravo! Enjoy your wine…I mean, coffee 😉

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  60. Out of the park. Everything. Dying. Cheers to you mama!

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  61. Wendy wrote:

    Wow. Just wow. It's the most gorgeous room I have ever seen. I looked at these pictures and was like that is exactly what I would want for my home. I'm blown away!

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  62. This room screams Sugarplum! It is stunning and beautiful and classy.

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  63. This is so so beautiful…the jewel tones are just sublime and my favourite thing is seeing the photos of you in the room because they showcase how perfectly this space reflects YOU! Your designer nailed making a scheme that reflects your vision and you brought it to life in the most perfect of ways. My favourite elements are of course the colour (hello rug and art) and the beautiful drapery with the secretary in the middle. It's all just so heavenly!!!!!!

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  64. Karen wrote:

    When I first saw the design plan, I immediately thought of the very shirt you're wearing in these photos. It's a stunning room. So vibrant and fun… very reflective of your style and personality. You and Kristin did a fabulous job.

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  65. I can't leave here without adding to the comments because I am love with this room and I wish I could make everything in my life look like this room. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us normal people!

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