Big Reveal of Glam French Bohemian Rhapsody Living Room and Dining Room for Jeweled Interiors Fall 2018 One Room Challenge
Note: Some products in this post are sponsored but the opinions are 100 percent my own.
Today’s the day you guys! For the last six weeks I have been sleeping an average of 6 hours a night, eating a steady diet of Costco cheeses and Nutella straight out of a jar, completely giving up any semblance of a social life, and have severely lowered my standard for personal hygiene just to bring to you this very moment… The BIG REVEAL of my Glam French Bohemian Rhapsody living room and dining room… Worth it? I’ll let you decide.
What is the ORC?
BUTTTTT…..first I want to add to the suspense by giving a huge thank you to Linda, from Calling it Home, for organizing this…the largest of all interior design blog link ups…more fun to follow than Meghan Markle’s barely growing baby bump… IT’S THE… 2018…FALL… ONE ROOM CHALLENGE👏👏👏! Woot Woot!
Hopefully by now you’ve learned that this is a six week competition between a few dozen “Challenge Participants” 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. As an added bonus, there are two great media sponsors for this event, Better Homes and Gardens and Home Love Network. While they pick their favorites to showcase, the rest of us will be supporting and congratulating each other on a jobs well done. We made it folks and I’m so proud of us all!
Glam French Bohemian and Freddy Mercury
Now, one quick bit of house keeping before I give you the full reveal. By Bohemian, I don’t mean total boho. I ADORE boho in your house, but for me to do a complete switch to boho would be untrue to myself. Instead of boho, I actually mean French Bohemian. This term conjures up a romantic European image…Does it not?
As an added bonus, my Glam French Bohemian Rhapsody Living Room and Dining Room gives me a fabulous excuse to use unlimited corny references to popular songs performed by the band Queen. I wasn’t born when Queen was popular (yeah right), but my 5 minute Google search now qualifies me as an expert on the subject. Do you think I can fit a dozen Queen references into one ORC Reveal post? Don’t stop me now!
Under Pressure | Before Dining Room Pics
Dining Room Pics | AFTER
Stone Cold Crazy | Before Living Room Pics
Dining Room Pics | After
We Will Rock You | Wallpaper
One of my favorite parts about this major transformation is this statement making Viva Tropicana wallpaper by Milton and King. Walking into this space is trippy…in the very coolest way possible! I mean, have you EVER seen anything like this? The scale is so incredible and the details are so fine that I can’t wait to invite some friends in to experience the magic of this room. Want more images and details on the wallpaper? Check out my Week 5 post.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Chandelier
Speaking of statement making elements…Can I get a woot woot for this Kovacs chandelier from build.com? Holy smokes, it is spectacular! I needed something with some heft and presence to hold its own in this wallpapered room. I just kept coming back to this one. Man, I’m so glad that I did.
What better way to compliment stunning lighting than with beautiful ceiling medallions from Architectural Depot. I love mixing old and new elements and the traditional medallion just feels oh so right with these modern chandeliers.
Another One Bites the Dust | Moulding
I’m convinced that we just added major resale value to our home and the illusion of six inches of visual height to these two spaces by installing Metrie moulding to the walls and ceilings. Working with Metrie moulding has been a fabulous experience and the ceilings and walls speak for themselves. Don’t you think? Click HERE to find out more details about our ORC week 2 Metrie Install updates.
We are the Champions | Paint
If you watch my Instagram stories then you know that this sideboard was a last minute effort. Let me tell you though, I’m so glad I didn’t skip this part of my design plan. Luckily, Velvet Finishes paint is so easy to use!
I also used Velvet Finishes on my stairs and a full reveal and tutorial will be coming at you soon…after the One Room Challenge…and a nap…and 10 loads of laundry.
Sheer Heart Attack | Leopard Chairs
I have always wanted a pair of these Braemore Jamil Natural Leopard Print Velvet Chairs. I was happy to find this killer fabric at the Fabric Mill and upholstered them on the UGLIEST pair of vintage office chairs you ever did see. Don’t believe me? Click HERE!
Somebody to Love | Pillows
I needed some statement-making pillows to rest on these statement-making leopard chairs. Arianna Belle was able to help me decide on the perfect size and color. With their classic selection and helpful service I think we nailed these cute little green pillows!
You’re My Best Friend | End Table
Isn’t this cheeky little end table from HomePop just perfect for this vignette? It has a glass top which makes it feel even more chic.
A Kind of Magic | Piano Bench
I upholstered my old piano bench in Spoonflower‘s spectacular Triangulos fabric in Celosia Velvet. My favorite thing about Spoonflower is that their selection is nearly endless and the patterns can often be adjusted by the artist. This particular pattern was custom designed for me by David Reynoso. Originally, I had planned to use it on a bed, but couldn’t get past how perfect it looks with my black piano.
Fat Bottom Girls | Dining Room Chairs
I will also be doing a tutorial on how to upholster cantilever chairs. I recently picked up this set of eight and used fabric from Fabric Place Basement to recover them. Trust me…They look so much better!
I was Born to Love You | Sofa Fringe
It isn’t Jewel’s sofa if it doesn’t have a little fringe. Hear me talking? Thank goodness for Fringe Market for feeding my fringe obsession!
While I stayed true to the essence of the plan, hopefully you’ll agree that adjustments can be a good thing.
A Huge Thanks to My Fabulous Sponsors
I can honestly say that it has been a pleasure to work with such wonderfully supportive and responsive companies with such quality products. A HUGE THANK YOU!
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) Attach 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) Find AMAZING Art and accessories Stage, photograph, edit photos
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 😜.
Third One Room Challenge Complete. Another one Bites the Dust. And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust.