Jeweled Interiors Fall 2018 One Room Challenge Week 1
“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?
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
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.
My Rooms Completed in the Fall 2017 ORC
My Rooms Completed in the Spring 2018 ORC
I would bet that this home was probably Da Bomb in 1994. Great location, beautiful community, and classic colonial architecture.
Formal Living Room
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
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
A Huge Thanks to my Fabulous Sponsors
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.