Jeweled Interiors- Fall 2019 ORC Big Reveal | Living Room, Eat In, and Kitchen
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes an ARMY to tackle a One Room Challenge this big. While this may be my house and my three spaces that we wrapped up for the Jeweled Interiors Fall 2019 ORC, I certainly can’t take all of the credit. I have been overwhelmed by the support and dedication offered by contractors, professionals, friends, and family. Truly! My “army” is amazing and I can’t wait to show you what we have come up with!
What is the ORC?
Living Room Before Jeweled Interiors Fall 2019 ORC
15 year old carpet? Check!
Boring walls? Check!
Lack of personality? Check and double check!
Jeweled Interiors Fall 2019 ORC LIVING ROOM AFTER
I can’t hide the fact that I’m so giddy about this space! It’s absolutely a dream that I get to live my life and raise my family in such a magical room. In case you have missed it, let me tell you about all of the details.
During Week 2 I dropped this bombshell of a surprise on you! This beautifully cascading Tyrell Chandelier from Hudson Valley is even more breath taking IRL than could ever be captured in computer screen sized image. They scale, majesty, and “perfectly imperfect” detail make this chandelier a show stopper. Truly, it’s gorgeous.
This statement making lighting is 31 x 49 inches and looks amazing with my 13.5 ft ceilings. I love how each of the 81 glossy glass tubes looks like the inside was hand dipped in white wax. This detail gives it the a’perfectly imperfect” look that I love about the Tyrell.
You may or may not have noticed the 15 year old white carpet in the before pics. Sure, they looked decent the day we walked in (thanks to the steam clean they had just received)….But that lasted no more than a week before they showed their true nastiness.
In its stead we installed DROP. DEAD. GORGEOUS. engineered hardwoods from LIFECORE Flooring. We opted for the Anton Fresh Aire style and I chose wisely, if do say so myself. These planks have so much character and natural beauty.
One of my favorite parts about the new LIFECORE Floors is the fact that they smelled like fresh cut wood when they were installed. With low VOC and a strong UV finish, these floors were a smart and heathy addition to our home.
See that breath taking powder blue sofa? That is the fabric that eventually set the color scheme for the room. I saw the wool blend at the DC design center and KNEW it would look stunning on my curvy sofa. Man, was I right, or was I right? Stroheim Fabric for the win! A huge thank you goes out to my amazing upholster, Maureen Loy, for nailing this complicated sofa. It is jaw dropping and I couldn’t have done it without her!
This lovely pair of door handles are the Quincy Lockset with an Egg knob handle. I love the unlacqured brass and tall scale.
I believe that you can mix high/low price points in a room. For examples, look at the cute gold dome lamp with a marble from Overstock. I feel like keeps the bookcase from feeling too formal.
I don’t think I can over estimate the difference that good moulding makes in a room. Tart Lumber is a great source for a variety of moulding brands. To add cohesion, I went with the same moulding as I have used in the rest of my home.
I commisioned this piece through one of my favorite artists, Laura Gunn. Laura is well known for her overscaled landscapes, but I requested a Rothko inspired black and white piece to ping off the kitchen island. I think it did the trick, don’t you?
Well, the chairs were cool….that’s about all I have to say about this situation. 🙂
What do you think? Better, eh?
Since we extended the island, we needed to get a smaller dining table. I saw this beautiful black and gold oval table on Overstock and immediately loved it. It is nice to add a wood element to the space and the dark color tones-down the blue walls. Since it is a pedastal table we can slide in and out easier. Lovely!
Curtians and Trim
When I reupholstered these dining chairs (with a LOT of help from Maureen Loy), I opted to add a special detail to the back of the chairs. This lovely Fabricut fabric adds pattern, texture, and extra personality
This matte black sconce from Overstock is full of style, inexpensive, and didn’t require an electrician.
Wow…yeah…it’s so weird to look back at these before pics…because…
Here is my dream kitchen!
Cambria Bentley Island
I am so excited about the Cambria countertops that were just installed in our new kitchen.
There are three reasons why I went with Cambria. First, it is maintenance free and naturally stain resistant. It doesn’t require restaining or repolishing.-Another reason is that it is stronger than marble countertops, so I was able to order a longer overhang without adding support.-Also, Cambria is nonporous and nonabsorbent so it won’t draw in moisture from raw or leftover food, which can harbor harmful bacteria.-The Bentley Slab is truly a dream come true! It just feels oh-so-right!
I had them installed by GM Express. This countertop fabricator was so kind and easy to work with. They were able to fit me in on a Saturday so that I could try to meet my deadline. I am so grateful for their professionalism and flexibility.
We opted to go with a simple black border around the entire room. It is simple perfection, if you ask me! Just enough tailoring to keep it feeling polished.
For the backsplash we had the fun idea to use the same The Tile Shop floor tile (San Dona tile) but cut it into 3 inch vertical strips. It helps my cabinets feel taller and countertops feel brighter. If I were to do it again I would have repeated in a honed, gloss, honed, gloss repeat pattern…for an extra dose of drama.
Why did I go with this Bertazzoni 30 in all gas 5 burner Master Series Range? Well, I’m glad you asked!
First of all, Italians just do it better. Am I right? Picture shoes, fashion, gelato…(kidding, not kidding about the gelato). Italians are long renowned for their sense of style. Bertazzoni is no exception. In fact, the Bertazzoni family founded the business in 1882 (not a typo). Since then, the company has evolved into world-wide innovative leaders in the kitchen appliance business.
When I saw the 30 in all gas 5 burner Master Series Range I was smitten. I mean, look at that those handles! Check out the knobs! Can we pause to appreciate the matte black finish? Wowzers!
Another reason I picked Bertazzoni is because of the quality. During the unboxing, I was pleased with the attention to detail and weight of each of the components. It’s extremely solid and it took two people to push it across the garage floor.
Finally, we are a military family and never really know how long we get to stay in a home. Since this is a nice neighborhood, a high quality range is just what we need for potential resell and re-rental value.
I added an extra base cabinet to our Island and used Reico kitchen and bath to find a pretty decent match.
I knew I wanted to paint my cabinets and was excited to see an advertisement in Better Homes and Gardens for N’Hance refinishing. I googled it and discovered a N-Hance of Mid Potomac in my region. They meticulously taped, prepped, painted, and then UV rayed my old oak cabinets to factory finished quality. Yep, you read that right…UV rays were use to give it an extra strong finish. It blows my mind that these were formerly very grainy, thick, oak cabinets. They now have such a factor finish!
I absolutely love the pretty velvet stripe from Milton and King. You may already know that I love Milton and King wallpaper, but did you know that they sell fabric too? That’s right! They have a selection of their surface designs that can be printed out on your choice of fabric. I opted for the Candy Stripe in Ritz base.
Knobs and Pulls
While I went with something simple and classic on the cabinets, I am opting for something special and unique on our pantry doors…I can’t even believe how freakin’ rad these are! Swan handles on my pantry doors? Can I get a heck yeah?
Schaub has a HUGE selection of knobs and pulls in a large variety of colors and styles. If you are in the market for kitchen updates, this is definitely a great starting point.
If you follow me then you know that I have a thing for burl wood. I love it on most any piece of furniture. When I was designing our kitchen knew I had to have a wood element in the space. That’s when I had the light bulb moment. A BURL ISLAND FRONT! I have been following a very special company on Instagram for a long time called The Burl Co. I reached out to them and they guided me through the process.
The Gunther is a beautiful sconce with intricate chain detail. My contractor was blown away by the solid materials used in the construction of this sconce. It comes in three different sizes.
I loved seeing the out-pouring of enthusiasm on Instagram for this lovely bowl by Jill Rosenwald. They colors are custom picked for me and perfectly tie in the two sides of the long space. I’m smitten!
ART and Details
This commissioned oil still life was painted by the ever so talented Kaitlin Gray. It brings so much soul and personality to the space.
That really cute black Jonathan Y lamp is from Overstock and is an inexpensive way to add a little extra light.
Don’t you just love this little marble cutting board from Kirkland’s? Design is all about the details
TO DO LIST
-Hang Tart Lumber Moulding (Crown Mould |
Architrave | Casing | Panel Mould | Baseboards | Chair Mould )- Me
walls, trim, and ceiling with Behr Paint– Me -Choose art from Minted:
Hang Tyrell Chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting- (Richard) -Commission art from Laura Gunn for above the fireplace- Laura
-Install door hardware from Emtek
-Install Hudson Valley sconces from Lamps Plus (Richard) -Reupholster sofa in Arley Wool Blend from Stroheim Fabric into the wool sofa of my dreams with help from Maureen Loy
Pick a color for accent chairs and reupholster- Me
Choose custom color for Jill Rosenwald bowl
Style with Pillow from SWD Studio
Eat in/ Kitchen Updates
-Expand island with Reico kitchen and Bath cabinet
– Build banquette – (Richard from P&N Decorating) and upholster- Me
-Install Elkay sink and faucet-(Richard from P&N Decorating)
-Enclose refrigerator (Richard from P&N Decorating)
-Paint kitchen cabinets (N’Hance of Mid Potomac)
-Style with Kirkland’s accessories– Me
-Install Cambria countertops
-Upholster barstools with Milton and King Candy Stripe Fabric– Me
-Hang art from Kaitlin Gray