Have you ever had that dream where you find a room in your house you didn't know was there?

That is exactly how we feel right now.


Never could we have imagined just how challenging (and rewarding) it would be. We are so proud of what we, and the other designers, have accomplished during this season of ORC!


If you’ve stumbled across our page from the ORC or GH&G Site, Welcome!

We’re Stephen & David, a Husband-and-Husband DIY team based in Boston, MA. Over that past three years we have been renovating our (previously abandoned) Victorian home and sharing the process along the way! You can check out a little tour of our home here and we hope you join us as we tackle this Suite project!

The One Room Challenge expanded our boundaries and pushed our limits. It motivated us to complete a project that would have otherwise taken us years to complete to an entirely new level. We are so honored to have participated and, once recovered, participate again in the future. So without further ado... the reveal!


Just to serve as a little reminder from where it's come. You can also check out all the week 1 through 7 process posts below! 



The One Room Challenge is a tight timeline, meaning you have no choice but to make all of your design decisions before the project has even begun. This is the opposite of how we typically work (we tend to remodel a room and then add furniture and styling with time). That said we are SO happy with each and every one of our decisions. 

We have been on the hunt for new nightstands forever. When we found these Aiken Nightstands by Apt2B we became obsessed. Finding the correct scale can be so challenging and these two fit just perfectly. It just so happens that Apt2B also has the Aubrey Lounge Chair which slim armless design fit perfectly in the corner. The chair is firmer that you would expect and may just be one of our new work from home spots.

Before the One Room Challenge our bedroom was the lowest on the list of priorities. We are so happy that it is now complete and cannot wait to "move in".

We are really looking forward to all of our new bedding provided by Tuft & Needle. We went with linen in sand, which work perfectly with the naturals in the rest of the room. From the mattress topper to the duvet everything feels SO good... even our dogs got an upgrade. We are going to be doing so much sleeping now that this challenge is complete. 



We are just in love with how this space turned out. Instead of being an after thought we made the closets a statement. The vestibule also serves as the transition between the bedroom and bathroom. We carried the trim color throughout the suite but swapped the natural walls for a high contrast wallpaper

Lighting for this project made all the difference. We sourced most of our lighting from Hudson Valley where they carry just about everything. Across their brands they really have a light for any space. Our closet lights are no exception and elevate the space to a new level. You can find links to all of our lighting below.

For the closets we used the Ikea Pax system and made it our own. This was accomplished by building a face frame and incorporating it into the baseboard and crown. The closet feels like it belongs and is very very functional. 

We used C2 Cabinet and Trim paint provided by Waters & Brown for all of our closets and the trim throughout our suite. The color is Paperclip and it works perfectly in all of our spaces - contrasting with both the dark wallpaper and light walls. We get A LOT of paint questions and will be doing a full post on how we painted this room.



The bathroom is the pinnacle ​of the entire Challenge and we could not be more excited about it. For the last three years this room has been a storage space and we could only imagine what this day would be like. We are so fortunate to have partnered with some amazing sponsors to make this the room of your dreams. 

The shower is Honed Carrara Marble from The Tile Shop. Being our first time working with marble we love the way this shower looks and feels.... now having used it a couple times we can speak to how amazing it turned out. The shower sports Brizo hardware provided by that we absolutely fell in love with. Our expectations of design and quality were far surpassed. 

The shower is rounded out by the warm wood floors and the Room & Board Berkley vanity. We topped the vanity with a custom counter provided by Sudbury Granite & Marble with matching shower bench seat and curb. The vanity is the piece of furniture we have been eyeing for years.

One of our favorite features is the radiator cabinet built by Ken DeCost. The cabinet anchors the left side of the room and provides lots of storage. The window above the cabinet has Hunter Douglas shutters provided by Calico offering privacy and a dash of contrast. We will certainly be using them again. 


We want to give a sincere thank you to all of the people who helped make this project a reality. We enjoyed working with all of our sponsors allowing us to make this the space of our dreams. Special thanks to Linda of the One Room Challenge for selecting us and working so hard to keep all of us in line (and safe) throughout this project.


Lastly, THANK YOU, for following along and encouraging us along the way.



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