Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ORC UPDATE




I have participated in 3 One Room Challenges and I went in kicking and screaming all 3 times.  Yes....I am THAT person.

I commit and then get anxious about doing it....you know 
will I be able to finish
what if I do a crappy job
what if they hate it

blah blah blah.  
#demons 
#insecurities 
#creativity is subjective 
#budget constraints 
#time constraints
#pressure

Then it's over and I am all excited thinking that wasn't so bad.  

Like the time I rollerbladed 84 miles in one day from Athens to Atlanta.  In the rain.  During....pure HELL.  
After....fun!


It's always the unknown that gets me going.

Today Linda, our fearless leader, is having a "where are they now" party.  You know is the room fat and bald?

I am happy to say that the first room I did has not changed.


Do you remember how I blogged about it even before I asked my client if she would be OK with my plan?

 
Thankfully she was a real sport:)


Any way the second ORC was my own guest room and I am proud to declare that I have not changed this room at all.  Not even a pillow.

SHOCKING right!


I think it's because I don't have to look at it everyday and tear it down in my mind.


The third ORC was for my sister's family room

How the room looked 25 years ago when she moved in....

To this


Before

After

And it has not been changed either!

Jump over to Calling It Home and see who has changed their rooms....

Today is paperwork day for me....I think I would rather have a root canal.  No never mind that is a total lie.  But then again drugs are involved.  Still....no.

Shascaredycatofthedentist




 
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39 comments :

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Yay for your rooms not being fat and bald!! I never saw your guest room but I love it!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Love all three of these rooms….that bookcase wall in your sister's house that is painted charcoal makes me want to jump in my car and go directly to the paint store. I hope you do the next ORC!!

Melissa at the Hive said...

I think you are funny.

StagerLinda said...

Such pretty rooms. Why would anyone change a masterpiece!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Sherry, you do such great week. All 3 are just stunning! I love seeing the ORC challenge every year :) xo Kristin

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

You are one of my favorite designers and I ALWAYS love seeing your work!! I wouldn't change a thing either. Stay fabulous!

René said...

I agree with Loi Thai! Each room is perfect and I wouldn't change a thing. Of course if you do make changes, you can send your discards my way :).

Vel Criste said...

Sherry, if my rooms were as gorgeous as yours, I wouldn't change anything either! They are all PERFECTO!

Anonymous said...

Hi In your guest room with the black curtain rods, are those pinched pleated drapes? I just ordered some white twill drapes from pottery barn- they have the loops on the back and a pocket for the rod. Could I make mine look like yours in the picture :)

Stacey {steward of design} said...

All your rooms are great. I wouldn't change a thing either.

Henhurst Interiors said...

I still think your sister's family room 'before and after' is one of the best I have ever seen, and I still love it.

Kelly said...

You've done outstanding transformations in those rooms. Glad to see that they remain the same today. I love what you did with your sisters home!

Cindy said...

Haha! I'm scaredy cat of the dentist too. Man, those rooms look so amazingly different. It's incredibly cool to see what you did with them all, and how they still look amazing! I love the blue throws with the zebra pillows... so yummy!

Cindy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Its a great compliment to you that your sis has kept everything the same.
Paperwork IS a root canal without drugs!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Three home runs! That is why you are so good, it doesn't need any tweaking. I have a pile of paperwork, too. It's a standoff. I have procrastinated on it for more than a week. I wonder who will win? Good luck with yours.

Kim said...

I run from paperwork .... that is not good! But your rooms are beautiful!! xo

Rachel Scarvey said...

Sherry, you crack me up! I look forward to reading your posts each day. In my mind, You're the definition of "kicking butt and taking names" I also love how "real" you are, posting about cars and dentists, etc... I always love seeing which alter-ego is signing off for the day too! So much personality in one little blog! love it!

Suzan Sweatman said...

OMG I need to have that mirror in the first photo - how absolutely gorgeous - looks like a parisien Window!
Beautiful rooms - luck ladies!
XOXO

Michelle Woeller said...

All your rooms are so pretty! I would be happy to live in each one! Love how the overall feeling is neutral but not at all boring! Elle

Calypso In The Country said...

You are so funny! The rooms all turned out perfectly so there was no need to change a thing! I hope you are up for the next ORC!
Cheers! - Shelley

cindy hattersley design said...

Shari I really love the room you did for your client. They are all wonderful, but this one is particularly special.

The Vintique Object said...

Sherry, I just love revisiting the magic you work on your spaces. And what's fun is that I notice new things. Like how in your guest bedroom, you've done a taller table on one side with a larger lamp and then balanced on the other side with that cool little off-center trophy. I love how it balances the height of the window too. Filing this strategy away.
Camille

Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor said...

Lucky sister!! Great rooms..all of them lady. And um lets talk about whose afraid of the dentist....#thisguy. No lie, id rather get a Pap Smear than sit in the dentist chair:)

Terry said...

Love the before and after at your sister's house! How was the fireplace addressed in the "after"? Left with the old brick look or was the brick painted?
Thanks!!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Ok, that grouping with the arched mirror is still my all time favorite in all of blogland. I love it, and I love the bunny house! great job as always. xo Nancy

Jennifer said...

This is my first time seeing these rooms (obviously I've been hiding under a rock). Love all three! Really well done. I was thinking of joining the ORC challenge and I keep questioning myself…so glad to hear it's not just me and it all works out in the end. xo Jennifer

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Your rooms can be spotted a mile away. It's not that they all look the same (heck no), they all just have that Sherri was here look -- tailored, relaxed, sophisticated. Love your work.

Jacque Lloyd said...

Just a huge testimony to your timeless taste and great eye! I am forever tweaking my house...Decor, paint, accessories. As much as I embrace change(okay, truth is I tend to chase after it!), I often wonder what it would be like to have a room that I get so perfect, I don't want to change it. Hasn't happened yet, but one can hope!

House of Pemberley said...

You crack me up, every. single. day. I love all of your rooms. They don't need to change because they are pure bliss to begin with. Well done.

shirley said...

No need to change anything when they are perfecto!!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

All your rooms are beautiful! I LOVE them all.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

LiveLaughDecorate said...

so happy to see the rooms are still looking fab lady. hehe at the dreaded days of paperwork. I'm rather pluck my eyes out but oh the pain, the pain.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Beautiful rooms, all of them! You cracked me up with this post!!!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I wouldn't change any of those pretty rooms either. 84 miles in the rain? Good god woman!

Sherry Calamia said...

Your rooms are gorgeous every year… I would change it either! Just stunning!

Debra Phillips said...

And hoping there is a fourth!
Debra

Ann Collins said...

Great job, Sherry! I love your framed dry flowers wall!
Have a great weekend – you need a rest.
Ann C.
Chiswick Dry Carpet Cleaning

Cyndy Aldred said...

All three rooms are just simply amazing Sherry! I can't wait to see a 4th one! I agree, why would anyone change any of the rooms when they are sherr-perfection... Ha! Did it again xo

kate@willowinteriors said...

Thanks for the reminder of how much I love your guest room! That botanical grid...love!!! And of course bunny's family room is one of my favorites from this past fall! R u going to kick and scream your way though the next ORC? :)