Week 4 of the One Room Challenge- Palm Springs meets Marfa

Hello interweb friends!

How are you? Welcome back to the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home, a super fun, and yet crazy endeavor to re-do a space in 6 weeks.

As we can still enjoy temps in the 80’s here in TX, naturally, I decided to make over another outdoor space, my rooftop decks.

Before we get into the nitty gritty, did you per chance catch my street’s feature on Camille Styles yesterday? My rad neighbors and I threw a kickass progressive party, in which we traveled from one house to the next for each dinner course. We got pretty buzzed at the end, as you can see, since it ended with karaoke!!

If you haven’t yet, please check it out! I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Here’s a shot of me serving the olive oil with candied blood orange cake I made for dessert!


image from Jess Attie

Okay, back to the lecture at hand… (shout out to Snoop!)

So this week was a mixed bag. I did get some stuff done…

I semi- assembled (Macgyvered) a cable system that will serve as the scaffolding for my mosquito net canopy.



My military cots arrived, and no, we’re not running the M.A.S.H. hospital.


They are badass. And comfy.

Is it weird that they don’t match? Buying vintage is hard. #firstworldproblems

Oh and speaking of hashtags, [insert yours here]



Gonna make a sweet party sign at night.


Hmm…what else did I buy?

Oh yeah…a lot of this.  Artificial boxwood.


I’m insane. I decided to go with somewhat of a palm springs vibe. Palm Springs meets Marfa?

Stay tuned to see what I do with that.

And so naturally, I needed some classic black & white striped stuff. So I picked up a couple of pillows at Ikea.


I also bought many of these delightful planters and small plants because what rooftop garden is complete without some greenery? (that I will surely kill 2 weeks later)


Cons this week:
-The mosquito netting is still kicking my ass, and I may fail miserably.

Con next week:
-I have to go out of town this weekend, so little progress will be made.

We shall see…

Now go check this awesomeness out!




46 thoughts on “Week 4 of the One Room Challenge- Palm Springs meets Marfa

  1. I remember your reveal for the lat ORC….so I am excited to see your plans for this one. Anything with black and white in it will be fabulous:)

  2. Oh. my. gosh. I just caved and joined in on the ORC today and so I am surfing around checking out all the posts This one just blew my mind. I want to come to one of your parties between your poorhouse and rooftop! Awesome

  3. Cool as h@#%! This is gonna be a fab space. And the progressive dinner? Oh. my. what. fun. Looks like you have some amazing neighbors, could be a forever home/hood!

  4. First off – loved the feature on Camille Styles yesterday. That looked like such fun! Great pictures too. I’m also loving that you chose to go with a Palm Springs vibe up there on that roof! You know that is my jam… You’re probably one of the few that could miss a whole weekend during ORC and still pull something amazing out in the end. I know this is going to be killer… and PS – looks like your fiddle leaf is doing really well. Speak to me Yoda, because I’m working overtime to keep mine going.

    1. Aww..thanks so much Erin. Yeah, gotta get some Cali up in there. The fiddle leaf fig? Man, I don’t know! It doesn’t like direct sunlight, that I’ve learned. xo

  5. I want to come to one of your parties and sit on that badass deck!!! Love the cots and hashtag sign immensely. You’re going to take names on the moscuito netting- can’t wait to see it. And of course…love the boxwood and black/white stripes. All brilliant and awesome like you.

  6. again I am thoroughly entertained at 6am. love it all, i envision your parties like something out of a movie….would like to see plenty of pictures of this space in use when it’s all done!! great job!

  7. your cake looks amazing…photography is stunning too. “palm springs meets marfa”…cracking me up! this is going to be a rocking rooftop me thinks. dana

  8. I just got totally distracted with your AWESOME progressive dinner feature, could you all be more cool, and all those fur babies, aww! Can you share where you found your dessert plates? 🙂 Back to the ORC, cannot wait to see your netting up there, l know it will rock!

  9. I’ve always wanted to go to a progressive party…so fun! I’m obsessed with the black and white pillows and hashtag sign! I can only imagine the fun ways your future party guests will incorporate the hashtag sign into the night 🙂

  10. Celine, what a beautiful photo of you and I’m sure the blood orange cake was delicious! I love the vibe you’re going for with the planters, box greens! You’re so stylish and there is no doubt your roof top terrace is going to kick A$$! Can’t wait to see it all pulled together, good luck!

Comments are closed.