#ProjectLarkandLinen Inspiration: Interior Design

An Exciting Announcement

Cozy living room

While I’ve gotten much better at saying no to things that simply don’t suit me (and not feeling guilty about it), every once in a while an opportunity arises and, though timing may not exactly be perfect, it’s simply too good to pass up. I’m not sure if this is the worst decision I’ve ever made for myself, or potentially the very best, but I’m erring on the side of the latter because – you know – eternal optimist and all that jazz. I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be participating in this season’s One Room Challenge for the first time ever. For those of you who haven’t heard of the ORC, it’s essentially a blogging challenge wherein you fully redesign one room of your home in six weeks (all while documenting the process along the way).

cream lavender room
After mulling it over with Justin, we decided that we would be tackling our living room. It’s one of the first rooms you see when you walk into our home, and it’s not exactly the worst, but we literally plunked all of our condo furniture within it the day we moved and haven’t touched a thing since. It’s a space that isn’t utilized to its best possibility, the existing state is frumpy and lackluster, and I’ve been dying to get my hands on it since the day we got the keys.

loft living room
We’ve already started planning and scheming, a few items are currently en route, and I will be sure to share every last little bit of information with you guys every Wednesday as we go. But before I do, I thought it’d be fun to start with where we’re at in terms of inspiration. 

modern traditional living room
The vibe: casual elegance. Clean lines, timeless silhouettes, and just a little bit of oomph as a nod to the Victorian bones we’re blessed with. Stay tuned in the coming weeks – and definitely check out the rest of the participants (below). 

white living room



A list of all the ORC participants – I’m in VERY good company:

Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room

Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated  | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky

Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators

Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH


IMAGE SOURCES | Creamy Living Room: My Domaine | Lilac Cream Living Room: Coco Republic | Loft Living Room: Unknown | Grand Living Room: Metrie | Cozy White Living Room: Originally Featured Here

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  • Lori
    April 5, 2017 at 7:23 am

    So excited to follow along! Love those inspiration images :) I started following your blog right before you moved into this house, and have been enjoying the progress so far.

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much Lori. I’m so thrilled you found me :) Lotssss of goodness to come!

  • christine
    April 5, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Beyond excited to see you on this round’s list and can’t WAIT to see the beauty you pulled together- the inspiration is gorgeous!!!

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks, Christine! I’m so excited to be doing this alongside you

  • Michelle
    April 5, 2017 at 8:54 am

    me too!! can’t wait to see what you do!!

  • Cassie Bustamante
    April 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

    loving the serenity of your inspiration!

  • Amy Carrillo
    April 5, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Amazing! So happy to see 3 fellow Canadians on the list. I love your work and can’t wait to see what you create for your living room. I’ll be joining in on the challenge as a guest participant. Cheers to 5 weeks of complete madness :)

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Oh, AMAZING! Congrats! I can’t wait to see what you do :)

  • Tina
    April 5, 2017 at 10:14 am

    How exciting!!! I just saw The Nester’s announcement as well and was so happy to see your logo on there! Happy for you and so excited to join in and watch the journey!

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you, Tina! I’m a little overwhelmed but it will be totally worth it when all is said and done :)

  • Betsy Perry
    April 5, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Congrats! I love your inspiration photo’s! Take a peek at our rugs at The Local Vault as we have a bunch of hides at great prices! We also have plenty of inventory that match this very peaceful palette. I can’t wait to watch your progress!!
    Cheers! Betsy

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Hey Betsy! Thanks for the congrats. You should reach out to Linda at Calling It Home. She arranges the whole shebang and deals with all of the brands and partnerships.

  • Susan
    April 5, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do! It’s go time!

  • Jen
    April 5, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with Jacquelyn! Casual elegance describes your style so perfectly and looking forward to seeing it in living room form.

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks Jen! I’m equally as excited to see yours :)

  • Carol DeGroot
    April 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    So excited for u !!

  • Holly
    April 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Can’t wait to see this! It is going to be beautiful I know!

  • michelle
    April 5, 2017 at 1:17 pm


    Where is the grey sofa from? It looks like Restoration Hardware. It’s the third photo.

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Hey Michelle! You’d have to reach out to the original designer. Unfortunately I don’t know the exact source

  • Brit | House Updated
    April 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Stunning inspo photos! I need a living room update too, so I’ll just live through yours!!

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      hahah I like that plan. I’ve been doing the same with many people’s master bedrooms ;)

  • Karen Smith
    April 5, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    It’s gonna be good, so good! I can feel it!

  • Linda | Calling it Home
    April 6, 2017 at 8:08 am

    I love your plan. I may have to copy this. I know it will be stunning.

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      That would be the biggest compliment :)

  • erin williamson
    April 6, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I love all of your inspiration! Can’t wait to see this space evolve.

  • Andrea
    April 6, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    The first inspiration pic is one of my all time faves! I can’t wait to see what you do. Is there anything you’re going to keep in the new room?

    • Jacquelyn Clark
      April 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      I’m posting allll of my before photos and a few notes on what’s staying and what’s going in tomorrow’s update :)

  • Abby Manchesky Interiors
    April 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    You style is so gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the end results. Your inspiration looks so inviting yet elegant. xo

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