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Modern Scandi Organic Living: ORC Week 1

October 8, 2020

I can often be found in the dance studio (or my kitchen) working on my bachata form or creating with my kids and husband, who inspire me daily and are the "why" behind what I do. An avid baker, I am often making a new bread recipe, baking homemade cinnamon rolls, or desperately trying to drink the rest of my coffee while it's hot. My mission? To help others create and cultivate a home that they love!

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I am beyond thrilled to announce my plans for this season’s One Room Challenge. With my maiden voyage in the books this past Spring, I am ready to dive right in and get to work!

Drumroll please……

To say that I have been itching to update our living room is quite possibly the understatement of the century. With my own personal style nailed down, I am all-in on this room.

Here’s a few shots of the before:

My design concept:

This concept features many of my personal favorites. Among them, is a vase made locally here in VA Beach!

Check them out here: Jars Of Dust

The shelves were a DIY we made just over a year ago – you can see more on this process here: Ink & Lumber: A Modern Shelving DIY

The bead décor is available in my Shop

Here’s my current to-do list (sure to grow longer):

Wall color

-Compare Aesthetic White to Harvest Moon by Backdrop

-Consider repainting room for a brighter, cleaner atmosphere

Trim color

-paint window trim (get rid of that blue still left from a previous room color scheme)

Area rug

-something with cushion but that can be easily cleaned


-finally something more comfortable and durable to stand up to kids and spills


-properly decorate the shelves we built over a year ago

-add storage that’s cohesive and not cobbled together


-add any necessary lighting (spoiler alert, more lighting is necessary)

-maybe a wall sconce or two?

Seating areas

-establish another seating area away from the sofa by the main window?

Additional storage

-thinking ahead to homeschooling

-storage for books to be easily accessed downstairs

Floor seating

-Alseda stools?

-actual floor cushions

I’m sure to add more as I get more involved in the project.

See you next week and stay tuned as I’ll post sneak peaks to my Instagram throughout the week!

XO Catherine

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