Jeweled Interiors Fall 2018 One Room Challenge Week 1
OH BOY! I can see the rumors now. Fast forward to the the beginning of November…
“Have you seen Jewel lately? I feel like it’s been ages”
“Yeah, I saw her sprinting through the grocery store last week and she looked BAD! Bad as in she either hasn’t slept in couple of months, or she has a terminal disease.”
“Oh no, I hope she’s ok”
*alertImportant News Flash alert to all of my friends and family. I am alive and well! It’s just that over the next six weeks I will be FULLY ENGAGED in the One Room Challenge. If you need me, I’ll be in my lair. Muahhhahhhhaaaaaa….
What is the ORC?
I want to start out with a huge thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, for organizing this…the Summer Olympics of all blogging events…the grand-daddy of all link-ups, even more closely watched than a Senate Judiciary Confirmation…THE 2018 Fall ONE ROOM CHALLENGE👏👏👏! Woot Woot!
If you’ve never heard of the ORC then you need to check your pulse and get on board! This is a six week interior design competition between 20 Featured Designers and hundreds of other Guest Participants (like me). All of us have the goal of transforming our spaces with only a month and a half to get it done. Sounds like plenty of time, right? Whatevs folks! That’s only 42 days!
In addition to the fun support and comroderie that this event evokes, there are also two fabulous media sponsors. I find it oh-so wickedly awesome that Better Homes and Gardens and Home Love Network will be picking their favorites to showcase at the end of the event. Yep, you read that right.
It’s So Nice To Meet You
If you are new to Jeweled Interiors then you should know that my super- human skills are refinishing and pairing vintage finds with quality brands for a soulful and glamorous look.
We are a military family of six and we just made our thirteenth move…You read that right too! The major perk to this new house is that we actually own it, unlike our last ten month rental. We plan to be here another nineteen months with a strong possibility of settling here FOREVER someday. In case you were wondering, forever is a really long time. I want to pick design elements that I will love for a very long time to come.
This ain’t my first ORC rodeo! Nope, I’ve got two others under my belt and I have learned and grown so much with each. As I’m writing this I am also noticing a theme for my ORC experience. I seem to have a thing for doing a living room and a dining room combo each time. It appears that this go round will be no exception. Welp, if nothing else, I am consistent!
My Rooms Completed in the Fall 2017 ORC
My Rooms Completed in the Spring 2018 ORC
Some of the products mentioned are sponsored but the opinions are 100% my own.
So with that, let me show you the before pics of the aforementioned living room and dining room which are both about to get a major make-over.
I would bet that this home was probably Da Bomb in 1994. Great location, beautiful community, and classic colonial architecture.
While the location and community still can’t be beat, let me tell you a little something. 1994 was a long time ago! I was still in elementary school…ok..that’s a total lie 🤥, but it makes me sound more millennial-ish, don’t you think?
Formal Living Room
Here is the room the first week we moved in this summer.
There are couple of things I want you to notice about this space.
Check out the light fixture. There is definitely room for improvement to say the least.
Look at the window treatments. Womp Womp. We can do better.
Very importantly, notice the molding. It’s a start, but I want MORE…You hear me? MORE, MORE, MORE! I am fully aware that I sound like my kindergartener while saying this, but we OWN this home. I firmly believe that molding and millwork are a crucial part of any good design plan, and I am stoked to be partnering with Metrie to add depth and character to this space.
Formal Living Room with Temporary Furniture
um….its liveable, but far from my dream sitting room
This piano is just ok. I have a plan to partner with Spoonflower.com to make- over this sad bench into something incredible!
Formal Dining Room
Good news! If the local chapter of the Octogenarians “R” Us needs a new venue for their monthly meeting they will feel right at home in my formal dining room 👵🏻. While I do love a classic look, I prefer to mix it with modern elements…ain’t too much modern going on here at the moment.
One of the first thing that needs to go is the granny chandy. Adios crystal chandelier… I will be partnering with Build.com to replace it with something chic and modern.
See the ceiling medallion? The scale is tooooo small. I am teaming up with Architectural Depot to upgrade this detail.
Let’s talk walls, shall we? This space has a chair molding but no picture molding… Metrie is going to help me rectify that pronto. While we are at it we are going to add ceiling details as well.
The upper part of the walls is missing drama. I like me some drama…on the walls that is. Don’t worry folks, I have a plan…and ohhhh what a plan it is!
The Living Room Vision
I want classic elements, but mixed with a modern color scheme, lighting, and prints. I can’t wait to get it all together!
A Huge Thanks to my Fabulous Sponsors
TO DO LIST
Pick-up and install molding and trim on ceilings and walls (Metrie)
Install Ceiling Medallions (Architectural Depot)
Hang Chandelier (Build.com)
Install Wallpaper (Milton and King)
Upholster Leopard Chairs (Fabric Mill)
Sew Fringe on sofa (Fringe Market)
Upholster Velvet dining chairs (Fabric Place Basement)
Decide upon color and paint sideboard (Velvet Finishes)
Paint Stair Hand Railings (Velvet Finishes)
Choose Pillows (Arianna Belle)
Upholster Piano Bench (Spoonflower)
Add Jazzy End Table (Home Pop)
Paint ceiling terra cotta or blushy-peach
Shower…everyone around me wishes
Laundry…What laundry…I don’t see no stinking laundry…I’ve mastered the art of denial.
Thank you so very much for joining me on the Jeweled Interiors Fall 2018 One Room Challenge. If you like what you see here don’t forget come back and poke around a bit after the link-up. Oh, and following me is fun too 😜. Check back each Thursday as I transform this space into a colorful, soulful, and glamorous abode.