Fall 2021 One Room Challenge!

So thrilled to share with you all that I will be joining the One Room Challenge hosted by Better Homes and Gardens! Be sure you’re following along on my Instagram, Http://instagram.com/mainlyhousestuff, for real time behind the scenes.

What is it?

For those who don’t know, The One Room Challenge is a biannual remodeling event where you commit to the practice of tackling at least one room in your home in a short period of time. The challenge has turned into a highly anticipated event that kicks off every spring and fall – where everyone can participate and share their entries on social media. I am excited to be able to join again and share my journey with you.

The one room challenge is a great opportunity for you to transform your home. You can participate in the event whether you are a professional interior designer or a DIY home décor enthusiast, and you can share your challenges and weekly progress via blog or Instagram. The event traditionally runs for six weeks, but because of anticipated delays due to COVID, it has been extended to eight weeks. During that timeframe, guest participants are encouraged to share their progress every Thursday.

My first time

The first time I joined the challenge, I was totally naïve but jumped into the party nonetheless. I didn’t challenge myself enough and often felt bored and uninspired. I didn’t plan out how long it would take and felt like I was scraping the bottom of a barrel. This time, I am more confident and driven. For this challenge, it’s all about stepping up the game, and so the room that I chose to redesign is (Drumroll please…)

My Guest Casita!

I know that this is going to be extremely challenging but I can hardly wait to see the result. This room is on the first floor of my home and is a full-on suite. It has its own bathroom, refrigerator, TV and bed. I will be tackling both a bedroom and a bathroom.


I’m drawing inspiration from the mother land, Puerto Rico and doing a beautiful coastal setting. You won’t be seeing any black walls from me in here, just old San Juan, surfboards and waves.

I’m also choosing affordability. Not everyone can go to Serena and Lily for their coastal bliss, so I’m choosing pieces that don’t break the bank. Options that everyone, including those who live in apartments, can do.

I’m happy to get started, create, and inspire you. I hope you join me in the next eight weeks as I transform this casita. Be sure to check out my mood boards down below.

Be sure to check out all the other participants here https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog/

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