*Update 4/01: It looks like when I re-designed the blog, the entries did not make the transition. I’m trying to see if I can get those back. I will also be re-issuing the challenge soon so please stay tuned!*

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come! It’s the return of the FTRB “What’s Your Style in One Picture Challenge!”

In short, the challenge is to find one picture that sums up your design style. I issued the very first challenge in March 2009 and the second one in July 2009.

For my picture, I hate to use this one because I’ve posted it like every other day but it really does sum me up so perfectly!


Why? It’s the perfect mix of old and new and different styles and I love every single thing in it: the architectural details, dark hardwood floors, French doors, pale gray walls with white trim, stunning fireplace, Empire chandelier, English rolled arm sofa, modern white coffee table, Beni Ourain rug, contemporary photography, gilt mirror, shot of yellow. Like I said, every. Single. Thing. See why I had to choose it?

So, now it’s your turn. For this challenge, we’re getting even fancier and including pictures. Here is what you do:

1. Post your one picture on your blog with a link back to this challenge.

2. Click on the red “Click here to enter” button below and follow the steps to upload your photo and link. Be sure to provide the URL of your blog post (not your general blog) so it will be easier for people to find.

Please follow these instructions or your entries cannot be included, okay?* And this challenge is open indefinitely so come back anytime to add your post!

Now go find your picture! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

*If you don’t see your picture here, make sure you follow the 2 steps and try again.




This is so hard! It't hard to pick just one picture, because I love every picture that have made in to my blog. Or maybe the perfect picture is still waiting for me somewhere?

A Perfect Gray

babe. I love, love your style room. even more after your lovely description of the elements. Check out Shelter (blogspot) today; Julie has another view of the same room styled a little differently; you have probably seen it as well. beautiful.

will you continue this tomorrow? I want to look for my room…! Thanks, babe! Donna


Hey, everyone, I know it's hard (hence, the "challenge" part) but that's part of the fun! So I hope you'll participate!

Donna: Sorry I didn't make it clear. This challenge is open indefinitely. :)


Oh, Ally – you stole my picture (kidding!) Love it though and I am also having a hard time narrowing it down to one photo that has elements that I love. I will be linking up though!
.-= Vanessa´s last post ..Hanging around… =-.


Too funny! I was just thinking I have a photo that I think describes my style even better than the first one I posted. I was going to email you and see if I could post a new one. =) So I am going to link up.
.-= Jesse´s last post ..Last Minute Decision… =-.

Erika @ Practical Pr

This is a beautiful room!

I just found your blog and saw that you live in Seattle and write for Seattle Home and Lifestyles blog. That is so cool, I am from Seattle and just interviewed at SH&L for an internship position.

Anyway, I will be following your blog =)
.-= Erika @ Practical Princess´s last post ..Classic Meets Chic & Comfy =-.

Milk and Honey Home

Welcome to Atlanta! I live in Roswell. If you need help with anything around town feel free to contact me (I was born here!) I hope I entered correctly. Julie

I'm gonna follow now!
.-= Milk and Honey Home´s last post ..Twinkle Twinkle =-.


I love your picture, especially the yellow couch! It was hard for me to pick just one photo, but I think I did a pretty good job. I linked to your post. Thanks for the challenge – such a good idea and so much fun to see everyone's style!
.-= Gina´s last post ..My Design Style – In One Picture =-.


LOVE THIS CHALLENGE! After exhausting myself from trying to find the ONE single PERFECT picture it's always fun to check out everyone elses!!!


I did it, and it was so fun! One of the goals for blogging is to help "narrow down" my style, and start to see it flow, so this was just perfect.
.-= Julie´s last post ..Me? A Winner! =-.


Hi Ally,

I recently discovered your website and love it. Great ideas and inspirations. I have linked here for the first time. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas and hear your thoughts. Take care Anu!
.-= Anu´s last post ..What's your Design Style? =-.

LLH Designs

I love this idea and hope to find "the one." Maybe a photo from my own home? We'll see! Glad I found you…love your blog name!

Happy Friday!


An Eye For Detail

I just discovered your blog, from Anita over at Dreamer's Den. Great challenge: and that it surely is. How to pick one picture? I'll be back, if I can get through this crazy busy week! and hope you will visit me too.



Sorry! Something floopy happened and my photo posted three time. The only one I want to enter is "Artsy Bohemian" :)

S. Fay

I wanted to thank you for this contest. I somehow stumbled across it and spent around 4 hours looking into the many entries. This was my first foray into design blogs and after all that time, I decided to start my own. Not necessarily a design blog, but a blog with some design stuff all the same. I’m no expert, but I love pretty houses (Who doesn’t?). So thank you for the contest and opening my eyes to a whole new world of pretty things.
.-= S. Fay´s last post ..A Fresh Start =-.

Space by Eliana Toma

great post.

there are millions of pictures i could upload, but i guess this ones brings together many things i love: materials, colour, light, symmetry and classic shapes. this space was designed in the 30's but couldn't be more timeless. thanks for such great blog. you're an inspiration to us all.
.-= Space by Eliana Tomas´s last post ..Summer Holidays =-.


Oh Ally… I enjoyed this so much I did it twice… (but haven't linked to it twice that would be a little over the top!) I may have to stop now or I will spend the rest of 2010 finding yet another totally perfect room!! Thanks again for getting me thinking. A x


Thanks so much for taking time to comment! I read every one and reply through my own comments.