calling it home

One Room Challenge - Dining Room Reveal

Well, it's a wrap. 
Not a total makeover but a good old-fashioned refresh.

To do list:

New lighting - purchased new lamps. Contemplated more modern chandy and sconces. Didn't get that far:)

New carpet - ordered but not in so I borrowed the chunky one from my family room. Totally works.  Most likely will like it better than the one I ordered.

New mirror- check.
Paint furniture - did that.
Bar cart? - borrowed from living room but its staying.
New art - yep. not sure if its staying... jury's still out.
Host chairs- ordered not here yet but did borrow these two Lee Industries chairs and they look fab:)

I installed the wall covering about 4 years ago but I wanted to paint below the chair rail the cool blue/minty green found in the background of the paper to wrap my room in that fabulous color. Probably should have painted crown and base boards???

And the star of the show... the window treatments. Thank god they made it and were hung last night.

Feel of the room that I was shooting for?
Pretty, classic and tailored yet bright and cheery!

So check it out below...

 

The pillows you see in this shoot were not fabricated for this space... they're actually for a client but they looked so good in here that I'll drop them to her tomorrow! Thanks L! xo
 
 
Window treatments are a two-step cornice box with lined panels made of 100% silk and trimmed in a 2 1/2 inch wide, bright orange trim.
This is the only delicate material in the room. I placed benches in front of the windows too keep dog noses and kid's hands at arms length.

Bar cart is Bungalow 5.
 
 
 My furniture was professionally painted in high-gloss revere pewter from Benjamin Moore. Tip: This is the perfect neutral  paint if you want to keep your room and furniture light and airy... looks much lighter on furniture than it does on walls and I LOVE it!!
 
 

 

 



 









This is what the room looked like before I started.... not horrible but unfinished.


And Now


 
By the way I love these window treatments so much I find myself staring at them constantly smiling inside:)


So there you have it!!

Thanks for reading!!

Thanks to my girlfriend Joanne Posse photography who took these pictures! LOVE her! And to Steph Shaw Designs for her advice and support and NB for the ice bucket! HA!

Check out the rest of the linking participants here! I'm heading over now:) Thanks to Linda at Calling it Home to compel me to finish this space~ xoxo


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Things I'm all about this week...


Linda over at Calling it Home found an Etsy shop who sells floor plans of famous TV shows. How fun would this be framed  in your closet?

Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment


Even the coolest designers make mistakes. Check out Emily Henderson's mistake room here. You would never know it by  looking at the finished space below!




Now here's something I can really get into ... the "no makeup" makeup look. You can watch the how to video from Maskcara here. LOVE this.

 
Maybe you can tear your girls away from their rainbow loom for a bit to make this?

A diy barrette from the M & J Trim blog. A super easy project for my daughter to do check it out here.

 
My color combo for fall
 
Emerald green and leopard... who's gonna let me design their space with this combo??? anyone?????
 
 
 I'm thinking this emerald green grasscloth
 
 
Paired with lots of these
 
 
On instagram?
Looking to follow some peeps other than your kids and a few hip friends?
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Be in the know.
 
Last but certainly not least, the eternal song of the summer debate.
 
 
 
or
 
 
My vote? Blurred Lines.... yours?
 
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