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The One Room Challenge was the perfect distraction for me, a designer that has put off designing her own space, and my Mediterranean vacation to Italy was cancelled. I needed to really create a retreat for us to enjoy and  potentially share with our socially distanced friends. This is the space empty.   This was […]

ORC Week 8: A Mediterranean Vacation at Home

Design Appy Outdoor living

Are we really on Week 7 of the ORC?  I can’t believe next week is the final reveal and it’s so soon.  Today I am going to show you an easy detail to add to a fireplace or a beam in your home.  It’s super inexpensive and so easy to do. First let me introduce […]

ORC Week 7 Fireplace Fix up

Once you realize the amazing value and impact of original art you can never go back to mass produced prints.  This is my no brainer how to guide for commissioning art for Interior Designers.  If you are an artist this is how to work with Interior Designers.. because their amazing clients will buy your art. […]

ORC Week 4: How to work with Interior Designers to commission art

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As we slide into Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, this DIY is done!   I’ll show you my completely amazing reveal of this before and after!  We are all at home more than normal and it’s so amazing to have something like the One Room Challenge to keep us busy, plus we get content. […]

ORC Week 3: DIY and Amazing Reveal

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  Oh boy,  this space is a biggie so I will be tapping into some of my favorite budget go to resources.  This covered porch is large enough for two living spaces. There are a few existing items staying.   I have some DIY Dilemmas that seem to be surfacing.  **Also note that I have one […]

ORC Week 2: My Go to Resources and DIY Dilemmas

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Welcome to the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge,  outdoor living and dining redo, by me, Maria.  Little secret about me and my marriage. (all the single ladies listen up)  It all happened because of the “career” – being an Interior Designer.   Who knew that getting a sexy career in construction was the love language of […]

Outdoor Living – One Room challenge Week 1

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