ONE ROOM CHALLENGE, WEEK 7 | Finishing Touches And Sneak Peek Of Our Flowertopia



Almost there.

It's Week 7 of the #OneRoomChallenge, which means there's just one more to go until the final reveal of our reimagined backyard cutting garden and flower studio.


What colour did we paint the outside of the shed? What about the door? How have we stocked our shelves and kitted out the interior? How's the garden growing?


We've been busily putting the final touches on both inside and out and I'm so excited to share with you the final results. But, you'll have to wait until next week.


In the meantime, here are some glimpses of how it's going.


In its seventeenth season, the One Room Challenge™, takes place in April and October. Each round, twenty design influencers take the challenge as Featured Designers. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process over six weekly posts (bumped to eight weeks this season due to the pandemic). Better Homes and Gardens is the official media sponsor.


In addition to following along, everyone with a blog or Instagram account, is welcome to join the fun as a Guest Participant by linking their own room transformations up each Thursday, flooding the internet and social media with interior design inspiration, ideas, and encouragement.


This is our first One Room Challenge and the first project in our new house. Follow along as we transform our forgotten garden into a blooming flower studio and botanical backyard. We are #LovingLeuty.


Stocking The Shelves


There's no time for minimalism in this cozy cottage. Every bit of space is being used to store vases, props, floral tools and gardening gear. I find it a fortunate challenge to fit all our stuff in a compact area and still make it look pretty. We've always wanted to have a store and I imagine this is what it would be like to constantly rotate the stock display.


A key consideration in the transformation of the shed into a flower studio is having lots of shelf space where supplies are within easy reach. Remember that wall's length of IKEA shelving that got repainted white in Week 3? Well, they've been put to very good use. We also reused some salvaged floor joists from the house and made them into another bank of shelving. And, there's the six-foot-long shelf we placed above the workbench. Still, it's just only enough to hold all our bits.


An old shelving unit painted white is perfect for holding vases and props.



Every space is utilized. There's room for larger vessels under the roofline.



Chunky, rustic boards made from old floor joists hold heavier items.