Well well well, WE made it! – Welcome to the official week SIX of The One Room Challenge, aka Reveal Day. Hang on while I get through my announcements, I know you are anxious to get to the pictures. I would like to thank all the little people that helped me get to this moment…no seriously, I really would like to thank Linda at Calling It Home and media partner, House Beautiful for sponsoring the challenge + my Instagram BFF’s who cheered me on with words of encouragement during my frequent breakdowns and rolled with me anyway. For those who don’t have a clue about the challenge – it is where 20 invited badass home design bloggers (+ ME!!! and my fellow guest participants) transform a space from ‘hell no’ to extraordinary in just 6 very short weeks. Although I probably went through 6 or 7 cases of Pepto Bismal + vodka and lots of heartburn – it was totally worth it to finally be done with this sore spot in my own home – The Living Room. Sometimes I get so lost in making my clients’ homes amazing – I don’t spend as much time as I would like to creating spaces for my own family. This was an attempt to fix that.
If this your first time following my very first One Room Challenge journey, have a look back at –
WEEK ONE: I showed off my design plan here
WEEK TWO: Some progress and we kick it off by discussing those wonderful multi-color velvets by Harlequin
WEEK THREE: The custom navy Chesterfield sofa project starts here and also when my stress levels hit a new high
WEEK FOUR: More progress and we got a new and much improved marble subway fireplace surround
WEEK FIVE: Big ole lamp decisions
So why choose The Living Room to turn my life upside down for 6 weeks? Simply put, my wife (The Love) and I hated this space and therefore rarely used it. My first attempt at designing the space was during a postpartum baby fog and I just put it together way to quickly without regard for how we actually live or even considering our personal style. Yea, go figure since that’s what I do for work and all. I made a few too many new mommy #teamnosleep designer fails all around. Hey, it happens…As a result, we rarely spent time in the space, it was way too formal, it was too ‘blue’ if that’s possible…and on and on. The Love wanted the room to feel like an extension of our bedroom since it was right next door and it backs up into the kitchen (where we often visit). The end goal was to design a kid-freeish space, very functional, super comfortable, moody with bold saturated colors like I dig, a modern mix of vintage and the new (cause that’s how I roll anyway) and more.
Just so you know, I will give a run down of the sources I used for the project after all the pics (stay tuned for that part)
Alright, enough talk – here ya go!
THE Before (listing photos from before we bought the house):
Custom – remember the frame was a garage sale find. I sourced the perfect navy mohair from Fabric Carolina. The good folks over there are giving my readers 5% off your orders if you use discount code: mred5off
It ships straight from the manufacturer to your door. That’s awesome right?
Not into custom? – just grab the inspiration sofa.
Accent Chairs – AllModern.com | An official Sponsor of the One Room Challenge
I love these chairs because I originally wanted vintage Parson chairs – and these have a very similar profile with the right amount of sparkle on the bottom.
Scout Design Studio
Asian Ming Credenza
I found a very similar one listed here
Burl wood Asian side tables
Vintage imports: pulled from our inventory
Vintage: spotted at a local antique shop.
An excellent go-to for new rugs and they even offer free shipping.
Lucite Tray Table
I am in this store at least 3 times a week, you never know what you might find – so go often for the good stuff. I found this side table and pounced.
My other option for a lucite table had I not stumbled on that one was this one.
Marble Tulip Side qTable
A reproduction inspired by Eero Saarinen’s pedestal collection – but who cares, its still a solid heavy aluminum base, with Carrara marble. It totally works.
Bergère chair + Ottoman
Vintage Thomasville: it came with a sinfully ugly original floral pattern so it was practically a giveaway at a neighbor’s estate sale, but the frame was in fab shape. Fluffed up the cushions with lots of down feathers and new upholstery and it’s golden now.
Vintage brass Mastercraft: pulled from our own inventory. Was originally sourced for a client, but you know how the rest of the story goes…
Search for ‘Greek Key Brass Mastercraft table’ on Charish or 1stDibs to get one for your very own.
Greek Key, inlaid bone from the folks at Wisteria.
It has been discontinued, but they have other bone inlay mirrors ready to go. Or if you are set on the greek key pattern – here’s a smaller option.
Vintage Burl Box (on coffee table)
Dress My Room Interiors Studio
It happened to be the perfect size to hold our square malachite coasters!
I’m obsessed with this place – my friend Ariene has a super good vintage furniture and treasure shop in North Carolina. Check it out. You will definitely find what you are looking for. They ship too.
Brass Bowl (on coffee table)
Vintage: pulled from our inventory
Asian man statue
Estate sale find: I’m told it is hand-carved black jade. Either way, I dig it.
Woman Sculpture (on bookshelf)
Original sculpture by M.Red
Animal Print Pillow
Custom using Scalamandre ‘Le Tigre’ silk velvet fabric.
Throw (on back of chair)
Crystal Vase (on mantel) + Whiskey Decanter (on coffee table)
Candle Holders (on the mantle)
Vintage and preowned
Benjamin Moore – Eggshell (low sheen) Mysterious AF-565
Benjamin Moore – High Gloss Mysterious AF-565
Trim and Ceiling Paint
Custom Color by Benjamin Moore – very close to Swiss Coffee with a tad more yellow.
Tile (around fireplace)
Cararra marble subway tiles
Hardwood, 5inch hand-scraped stained in deep Ebony
So, this is officially a wrap!
How did I do?