Good morning! October is here… well it was here yesterday, but she’s here people and that means it’s One Room Challenge time. Linda of Calling it Home has once again challenged 20 wildly talented designers to participate in the One Room Challenge. 6 weeks, one room and bam. Done. Here they are and you can follow their progress weekly on Wednesdays.
As for me, today is an exciting day as it’s the start of the One Room Challenge Linking Event.
As you may recall, I participated for the first time last year in which I completed my dining room.
This room, although not challenging itself, was still stressful enough. I mean I had a major DIY project of stripping and repainting that lovely Dorothy Draper style dresser. Hell on Earth at one point. This, all while planning my son’s first birthday carnival extravaganza. But over all, stress included, I am thrilled with how the space came out and I enjoy it so much more now. PS: you can check out more of the pics of the space on the portfolio section of my page.
Ok back to the project at hand. I am teaming up with a dear friend Micheline of Micheline Dalia Design to put together a stunner of a dining room she can enjoy with her family and friends. Micheline is a Professional Organizer and Home Stager- so if you are in need, hire her up people.
With the linking party so close I could taste it, it was time to get cracking. Micheline was happy to provide some inspiration pictures, a little direction as it were, for how she envisioned the space’s feel. Here is what she came up with and thankfully there was no shortage of great inspiration pictures (thanks Pinterest!).
French country with a little glam sophistication and I am loving it. So naturally, I was super duper excited to work out a plan. Take a look-see.
Below will be the buffet table wall.
Lamp option 1 ( I adore these lamps).
Lamp Option 2 (more striking fo’ sheez).
Now you may be thinking the rug in the bottom corner looks off in scale or something but I’m popping them in for color reference only. No worries, I haven’t lost it– yet. It’s only week 1.
The black accents are a must in this space. Black will help ground all the light colors and tie in the other side of the space, the kitchen, with its black counter-tops. The zebra rug (another nod to black) gives the space a playfulness while accenting the beautiful colors in the over-dyed vintage-feel rug underneath. Lighting is a little tricky- but not terribly difficult. There is a need for the ceiling fan to stay, so we chose one that mimicked a chandelier. Puuurty lady me thinks she is. And speaking of a pretty lady, I’m hoping the large portrait of Mary Eaton will stay, although art has not been nailed down yet.
Before I forget– here is the before:
Stay tuned for some amazing after goodness.
So that’s that Buttercups. I hope you will join me every Thursday from now until 5 weeks from now… for all the design fun and maybe a little wall moulding DIY action too!
You can check out the other linking participants here. Good luck to all involved in this crazy town thing we call design.