One Room Challenge: Week No. 1

One Room Challenge: Week No.1 • on @SavvyHome


What I have in mind for my little white box in the sky, is a multi-functional space that’s laid-back but tailored.

I’m envisioning a cross between a cutting-edge boutique hotel suite, and a yacht cabin (since the space is so small, and also for my love of coastal homes).


One Room Challenge: Week No.1 • on @SavvyHome
One Room Challenge: Week No.1 • on @SavvyHome


I’m so excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge!

When I moved into my new place last month, I went from 1,350 sq. ft. to just a little over 500 sq. ft. I like to call this “convenience over capacity” (convenience of a downtown location with indoor parking garage, fitness centre and rooftop deck with pool and spa). But after the movers had piled up my boxes to the window (to the wall) and to the ceiling, I knew I would have to make some pretty drastic decor upgrades to accommodate my new micro-living situation.

Above is the room in its initial state. The “before” shots on move-in day. As I was unpacking that first day, the issues surfaced: bookcases that didn’t fit, an oversized desk space, ill-fitted rugs, a dining room table as big as my entire living area (that one went straight to storage, sniff). Then, I got a call from heaven Linda of Calling it Home, inviting me to join the One Room Challenge. This was the perfect opportunity to make this living space my own (in the time it takes to say One Room Challenge, or almost)!

The One Room Challenge is an online bi-annual challenge that brings together 20 talented bloggers to achieve the near-impossible: to completely transform one room in just six weeks. The six week constraint is only part of the challenge in my case… The other one is having to fit a living room, dining room AND office into a 11 x 17 space (after this, Manhattan, I’ll be ready for you)!

For those of you who have just met me through this challenge, O my god, hello how are you welcome to my aquarium errr, home! I’m an interior stylist/blogger based in Montreal. I’m thrilled to have you here. You can get to know me better in this post, or by stalking my Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest.

You can also let me get to know YOU better by telling me a fun fact about you in the comments below (examples including but not limited to: John Legend or Frank Sinatra?; What would be your last meal? and; If I gave you an unlimited budget to buy a property anywhere in the world, what would it be and where?).


Let’s do this!

(tune back in next Wednesday for the masterplan)

PS: Follow along the players participating this round: Jana Bek | Autumn Clemons | Coco+Kelley | The English Room | Vanessa Francis  | Greige Design | Hi Sugarplum | I Heart Organizing | Jenna Sue Design | Stephanie Kraus | The Pursuit of Style | Julia Ryan | Simple Details | Simply Grove | 6th Street Design | Jill Sorensen | Swoon Worthy | Waiting on Martha | Kimberly Schlegel Whitman | Trademarked by Calling it Home.

PPS: Is it weird that while writing this post, I googled “to the window to the wall” and stumbled upon The Proposal’s alternate ending? #winning #attentiondeficiency