One Room Challenge – Week 6 – the REVEAL!

The One Room Challenge got the best of me this time!

I went completely down to the wire with wallpaper and draperies being installed the morning of the photo shoot.  There were actually three photo shoots to get ready for this week so there was no time to rest.  I’m writing this blog post lying flat on my back on my bed with my back out and sick.

However I’m bedridden in my newly decorated bedroom so I’m happy!

If you are new to my blog welcome- I’m Jill Sorensen a Swedish interior designer with my own label living in LA. ([email protected]).  We bought this house a year ago and gut renovated it. If you read my blog you’ll see a complete makeover is taking place.   To remind you where this room started…

See the room before & Design inspiration here — WEEK #1

See the Design plan here — WEEK #2

The room now looks like this…


All photos by Anna Maria Noellert (unless noted)

A midcentury, Palm Springs , Frank Sinatra, Empire tv show, colorful, black and white hotel room suite…

I don’t know what you would call the style.

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The only room in the house that has black doors. Inside the bedroom there are black door and window casings.


The bed has my new favorite bedding TAKES TWO in Black & Sand

Striped Bridgeport Pillow from Joss & Main.

Yellow Pillows from World Market……and fab bedside lamps from Jana Bek.

The walls are covered in my art deco inspired wallpaper ARCHES in Beige for Jill Sorensen Lifestyle.


Under the window I have a custom upholstered midcentury sofa from Clad Home in yellow velvet and black piping and black sideas and back.  The drapery has Shibori Striped Drapery fabric from Minted.  I added a two inch black band to go with the black framed look in the room. I love these cheerful draperies. In my mind you can never have enough yellow.

Thank You so much Minnie Creations for making them i a rush. The cool Corrugation stools from All Modern  are used as extra tables and blue fur pillows, and Ella Embroidered Pillow from Joss & Main  are on the couch.

My soft Greek Key shag carpet that I’m completely obsessed with makes it impossible not to want to be barefoot in  here.


Dog model: Bubba the Chihuahua mix

Mark Pillow from Jill Sorensen Lifestyle.

On the other side sliding glass doors look out over the little terrace that we built outside the master bedroom by the swimming pool.


I upholstered and existing chair in  Yellow Stout fabric from DecoratorsBest with black piping and back.

The glam Greek Key mirror is the Anderval mirror from Bassett Mirror company. The Greek Key art deco vibe was irresistable considering the greek key theme in the room.

The super mod and midcentury tripod lamp that sits in the corner is the Restoration floor lamp by Adesso from Bellacor. They have tons of great lighting but I felt this gave the room a true midcentury vibe.

The Greek Key Shag gives the room the super cozy vibe, I’m constantly in my with Ugg boots but in here you just have to be barefoot! It’s so soft.


(photo by me)

The headboard i Indigo velvet and low slung   MIDCENTURY HEADBOARD in Indigo

The adorable sheets are Ink Dot sheets from Annie Selke/Pine Cone Hill


Arches Wallpaper

HUGE THANKS to Jana Bek for creating the perfect custom lamp for the room that practically looks like its married to my bedding,


Yep that’s me. Top from ASOS /Jeans from ZARA/Ballet flats by J Crew


The Mid century vintage night stands from Sunbeam Vintage.


(photo by me)

Faux banana leaf tree and the glam mirror with my Arches wallpaper.


(photo by me)




And now the bonus room….



Super excited to be the very first to test our Greek Key wallpaper in Noir.

It’s definitely NOT boring!

Retro Jonathan Adler Meurice sconces.


Kohler vibrant gold shower heads. and faucet.

I like how the wallpaper frames the serene marble shower and works with the faux painted drywall beams.



Paw print is from the Humane Society of NY auction to help rescue animals.


Vintage rug from Kaya kilim.

So although I’m very happy with the new bedroom…


..the best of all is the little terrace we added right outside!


Double lounge from Modshop.  Martha Stewart Cushion covers from DecoratorsBest, Monogram Yellow pillow, Monogram Asphalt pillow Jill Sorensen Lifestyle. throw from West Elm.

A big thank you to Linda of Calling it Home for inviting me, the fab sponsors, Minnie Creations and my assistant Emily for working hard to help me pull this off!

Now check out the makeovers of the rest of the group…





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49 thoughts on “One Room Challenge – Week 6 – the REVEAL!

  1. Jill…I love your bold style. You are not afraid of color but use it so tastefully and it all works. I love…love the wallpaper with the black trim so much! Everything is perfect and your bathroom is another awesome space! Plus I have said this before but you are so darn pretty and so is Bubba:) Jana did an awesome job on the lamps…classics for sure! Hope you feel better soon….take it easy now:)

  2. My lord…you did 3 spaces in 6 weeks and they're all HEAVEN! I'm totally obsessed with that bathroom- it's just so so good. And I love how bold and vibrant your bedroom is…the yellow sofa is ridiculously good. And then the deck…absolute heaven. Amazing, amazing job!!!

  3. Jill! Holy moly! This is swanky, chic, and fun all rolled into one. The headboard against that wallpaper…OMG. It's like a hotel but BETTER THAN A HOTEL it's so perfect!!!! Nailed it!!! xx

  4. This is such a glamorous space! It looks vintage but in a new hip way. I love it! The yellow sofa is so refreshing! The six weeks went by so fast! I know you must be so pleased with this space. I'm excited to reveal my space tomorrow. I would love for you to check it out. 🙂

  5. I can never get enough of your style. Truly one of a kind…. The color palette is amazing here. You are incredible!!!

  6. Jill, absolutely beautiful! So cohesive and glam! I love all your new products as well! Sorry to hear you're flat on your back but you have a great space to recover in. Missing you here in Va.

  7. Incredible. I love every stunning detail in your space from the bedroom, through to the master bath and the lounger outside, you executed the design with such style. I love the result!! I would wish you well, but I think you might be better off soaking up the bedrest in your sweet new suite!

  8. Absolutely perfect! I love the room but even more so with your bathroom! Love all the wallpaper too!

  9. I really love how you use color and go for the bold! Both of your wallpapers are stunning – and that rug! Your bathroom looks great too – I love that paw print! Your dog is adorable – and I love your outfit. It must feel great to have everything finished so nicely.

  10. Your spaces are at once organic and bold, such a tough tension to create and one you've managed to make look effortless. I love that ochre yellow and will have a crush on your rug till forever. So beautiful, Jill!
    xx Sarah | The Curated House

  11. Hi Jill, I hope you are feeling better. I am in love with these THREE spaces! I would call it the same, although I have never seen Empire. Your outdoor space is where you should spend all of your time…ah-mazing…and a killer view. Every time I see you I think you should be on tv. You always look happy, calm, and totally cool. Love the dog shot, what a great sport. Well done!

  12. well done , you have done a great job within a short period . the color combination of blue and yellow you have chosen is unique and amazing .
    thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us , really loved this.
    try to visit my 12 inch drop bed skirt whenever you get the time.

  13. Jill, love the glamorous yet comfortable spaces. I'm glad you still have bold colors in your house. It's one of the reasons I'm drawn to your blog…you're not afraid of using color. You make it look so simple but I know how difficult it can be to make sure colors don't clash.

    Also, thanks for always praising your assistant Emily for all her hard work. That's something you don't see on a lot of blogs. It's nice to know that you remember other members of your team.

    Lastly, congrats to you and Jana Bek on the Ellen room makeover. Beautiful decor, beautifully put together.

    1. Hi Monique thanks so much for your nice comment. Yes I still love color. So happy to have a another color lover here! :):)

    1. Accessorizing a room is one of my favorite parts of the interior design process, and this room was particularly fun. It never hurts when your client already has a great collection of art and books, especially ones that have meaning to them.

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  14. A great work Jill! I don't think I can do this much fabulous work in such a short period of time. Did you have all these ideas in your head pre-planned? Or does it come automatically? Just curious!

    I loved the color combination you've tried. They look very interesting and appealing. Going to try them in my living room.

  15. Hello Jill,
    Great job! You've designed this room very stylishly. Each piece of furniture is functional and beautiful. I like the yellow color, it is amazing. I'm a big fan of custom made decor elements, and the lamp near your bed won my heart.

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