Drum Roll please…It’s the big day. The One Room Challenge Spring 2018 REVEAL!! I crossed the finish line and I am so excited to show you my pied-a-terre. I have so many emotions but relief is probably number one. It was a LOT of work putting together this room puzzle, especially with multiple changing parameters. Now that I’m done, I am very happy with how it turned out but I’ll let you be the judge.

Before I get to all the photos, which I know is the only thing you want to see, a quick back story. For this Spring’s One Room Challenge, I was sponsored by the Boston Design Center to transform a raw open space into a room of my choice. I chose to create an imaginary pied-a-terre that would function as both entertaining and work space. To quickly refresh your memory this was the “living” area before.

One Room Challenge Loft space Before

My Pied-a-terre living area BEFORE

And this is the living area now. As luck would have it, photo shoot day was a foggy rainy day. You’ll have to trust me when I tell you the view of Boston out the window is spectacular.

Pied-a-terre loft living room

Emily O’Brien Photography

My “work area” Before

brick wall with electrical


My work area After

Gallery wall on white brick

Emily O’Brien photography

Another Before

Loft space before

Pied-a-terre work area before


loft space living

Emily O’Brien

Originally the third “wall” of the space was to be open to the rest of the floor. I suggested suspending wood panels or fabric from the ceiling but that was not allowed. As it turned out, the day before the furniture installation a temporary plywood wall was put up. There was no time to do anything decorative to the wall but it anchored the bookcase and I was able to add art work.

open warehouse space

Before the temporary wall was installed

The wall really worked out for the best.

One room Challenge reveal

Emily O’Brien Photography

The Full Reveal and Sources:

Between myself and my photographer friend, Emily O’Brien photography I have A LOT of photos to share. Grab a drink and enjoy all the many details of the space. Note: All art and accessories not credited are my personal belongings or were loaned by my friend Nirma Raffi.

Pied a terre loft living room

Emily O’Brien Photography

Rug: JD Staron

Chandelier: WaterSpot Boston

Drapery Panels: Stroheim fabrics Pattern: Chintsa

Sofa: Mattaliano from Webster and Company Boston

Cocktail table and side tables: Century Furniture Boston


colorful pillows on white sofa

Linda Holt Photo

blue rug with white sofa

Linda Holt Photo

purple green pillows with Arianna Belle pillow

Linda Holt Photo

Purple Pillow: Robert Allen fabric Pattern: Exquisite-Color Currant

Green Pillow: Stroheim Nottington green velvet in Olive, Pillow trim Stroheim Nottingham velvet in Daisy

Black and white pillow: Arianna Belle Channels Ebony and Ivory

Icon Group turquoise lamp

Emily O’Brien Photography

Turquoise Lamp: ICON Group 439 Boston Design center

Drapery Panels: Stroheim fabric pattern Chinsta

Side Table: Century Furniture Boston

Couture Lamps rubberwood and resin balls

Resin and burnt wood orbs: Couture Lamps. Available on One Kings lane

marble decorative rings

Linda Holt Photo

black and white vase

Linda Holt Photo

Duralee yellow sofa

Linda Holt Photo

Yellow Carter Sofa: Duralee Boston

Pedestal table: Duralee Boston

Saffron sofa pillows: Duralee

Turquoise and yellow pillows: Beacon Hill for Robert Allen in surf

white throw on yellow sofa

Linda Holt Photo

White throw: Bellacor, Company C

succulent pot

Linda Holt Photo

M-Geough black secretary desk

Emily O’Brien Photography

Secretary desk: M-Geough Boston

Side chair: M-Geough Boston

M-Geough secretary desk detail

Linda Holt Photo

Harrods day calendar

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

gallery wall with yellow sofa

Linda Holt Photo

Hanging Pendants: Lamps Plus

Table: Dan Parish Ltd Ailanthus Boston

 Chairs: Journal collection Stori Modern

gallery wall in dining room

Emily O’Brien Photography

gallery wall

Emily O’Brien Photography

Company C pillow

Emily O’Brien Photography

Pillow: Bellacor Company C Presto Ultramarine accent pillow

stori modern chair

Emily O’Brien Photography

Dining Chairs: Journal Collection from StoriModern

Jill Rosenwald herb pot and bowl

Emily O’Brien Photography

Large Yellow bowl: Lawrence McRae

Purple Herb Pot: Jill Rosenwald Boston

fabric for ORC

Linda Holt Photo


Gallery wall in studio loft

Linda Holt Photo


One Room Challenge pied-a-terre after

Emily O’Brien Photography

Black and white Houndstooth chairs: Duralee Boston fabric by Toby Fairley

Round side table: Croxley Accent table Duralee

Bellacor floor Lamp

Emily O’Brien Photography

Dimond Black Matte Floor Lamp: Bellacor

Open backed bookcase

Emily O’Brien Photography

Metal and Marble Etagere:  Milling Road Baker Boston

Linda Holt water photos

Linda Holt Photo

styling open bookcase

Emily O’Brien Photography

Malachite Box: Couture Lamps available on One Kings lane

Ladies Face Art: Pamela Copeman Art

Art work lower left: Roberta Nigro Hall

Malachite Bookends

Linda Holt Photo

Malachite Geo Book ends: Couture Lamps

plant on books

Linda Holt Photo

reading corner in loft

Emily O’Brien Photography

Gray chair, Side Table, Reading floor Lamp: Design Within Reach Boston show room

snake pillow

Emily O’Brien Photography

Snake Pillow: Design Legacy High Point North Carolina

antique chest made into a bar

Emily O’Brien Photography

Green Mulligan Chest: Webster Company Boston

Webster Company chest made into a bar

Emily O’Brien Photography

Black Mirror with Silver Rings: Market Stalls, Boston Design Center

Art Work: Susan Siefer Art

Green chest with black mirror

Linda Holt Photo

White Table Lamp: ICON Group 439 Boston Design Center

Icon group white table lamp

Emily O’Brien Photography

Bar styling detail

Linda Holt Photo

Gallery Wall Art Work

Roberta Nigro Hall art

Linda Holt Photo

Clothes Pin Dolls Top and Bottom: Roberta Nigro Hall

Linda Holt Photo  

Blue Abstract: Roberta Nigro Hall

gallery wall origional art work

Linda Holt Photo

Top: chair paintings: Susan Siefer Art

Middle: Face: Markus Sabastiano

Bottom two square abstracts: Roberta Nigro Hall

Minted art work

Linda Holt Photo

Top: Minted, Leaves and Stems limited edition print by Deborah Valasquez

Bottom: Unknown, vintage sea urchin silk screen

Linda Holt Creative photos

Linda Holt Photo

iphone composites: Linda Holt Photography

Minted and Chairish art prints

Top: Chairish limited edition print. Madame Paradis by Melvin G.

Bottom: Minted Hallelujah art print by Christopher Grayson

Minted and origional Art work

Top: Minted, Surround Me Art Print by R Studio, a Minted Design Challenge winner.

Bottom: Susan Siefer Art

susan siefer art

Linda Holt Photo

Abstract: Susan Siefer Art

Minted Bamboo print

Linda Holt Photo

Art Print: Minted, Bamboo Grass by Alison Jerry Designs

Water reflections

Linda Holt Photo

Water Reflections: Linda Holt Photography

I want to say a huge thank you to Andrew Joseph who invited me to partner with the Boston Design Center and to Linda, the founder and genius behind the One Room Challenge. I will be forever grateful that they had full faith in my ability to pull this challenge off. Also, thank you to all my sponsors mentioned above as well as; Media sponsor House Beautiful, The Boston Design Center, Niamh O’Maille, and my incredibly supportive friends for helping me create my fantasy pied-a-terre.

Congratulations to all the other designers who also created gorgeous new spaces within the past six weeks. Links are below to all the other reveals so get ready to be inspired and wowed!

ORC Spring 2018 participants

Apartment 34 | Beginning in the Middle | Coco & Jack | The English Room | The Gold Hive

Gray Malin | Jenna Sue Design | Jojotastic | Kelly Rogers Int. | Linda Holt | Marcus Design

Michelle Gage | Natasha Habermann | The Painted House | Rambling Renovators

Sacramento Street | Shannon Claire | Sketch 42 | Stephanie Kraus | Bisou Style

Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by ORC


See my One Room Challenge kick off HERE and how I pieced it all together Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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