Historic Ingleside, Macon, GA, USA


Big announcement!

I have decided to dive into the One Room Challenge as a guest designer this fall.

For the last couple of years, since I first learned about the One Room Challenge, I have hoped for a room to renovate - either in my home or that of a client - so that I could participate in this fabulous interior design online event.

I will be re-designing a dining room for a young client of mine who just purchased his first home, which was built in 1937, and has had numerous "updates" over the decades. The most recent updates throughout the home were to enhance the sale value of the house, but it still needed a total makeover. There was a lot of DIY stuff going on in there and the dining room is one of a few of the rooms that is getting a total over-haul.

For those of you who are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it is a biannual interior design event sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens and a celebration of creativity and design inspiration. It is not a competition, but a motivating event, pushing all of us participating architectural designers, interior designers, and decorators, to do our very best in implementing our design ideas, DIY experiments, and styling as we transform a room of our choice, while showing our process and progress via Instagram and on our blogs. 


This is what the dining room looked like (furnished) prior to my client purchasing the house...

(Photo from Zillow)

Nothing good is going on in here.

(Photo from Zillow)

Each week, for six weeks beginning on Thursday, October 7th, I will be sharing the details, behind the scenes, and progress of the dining room makeover. I will also be showing some work in progress of my trades people who are working with me - hanging wallpaper, refinishing special pieces of antique family furniture, sewing the custom designed draperies, and more.


I invite you to follow along with me here on my BLOG Italian Girl in Georgia, Suzanne M Rogers Interiors on INSTAGRAM (@suzannemaccronerogers), and my STORIES (ORC 2020) on Instagram - for the metamorphosis of this soon to be charming and inviting dining room. 

I am thrilled to not only do this for my client, but share the design evolution with you!

These are the cleared out views...

I am ready to transform this soon-to-be little gem of a room.

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