We did it! It was a race to the finish, but in the end we pulled off three rooms during this One Room Challenge season! After many, many months of 12-17 hour days, we have (nearly) completed three unique spaces. This was a special project for a wonderful family who I have really grown to love. So as I show you these images, I am imagining their sweet children growing up in these eclectic rooms. I’m picturing years of them hosting families and friends, and I am so hopeful that it will be a home that brings them many years of joy and memories. I feel honored to be a part of this transformation and I hope you enjoy seeing the before and afters as well.
One Room Challenge Reveal!!! Fall 2021
What is the ORC?
A big thanks to Linda for organizing the One Room Challenge 💃. If you’ve never heard of the ORC then I’m excited to introduce you. This is an exciting interior design event with 20 Featured Designers and hundreds of other Guest Participants . Congrats to all of us as we wrap up our projects this week.
Even more fun? Better Homes and Gardens is the media sponsor again this year.
Before the One Room Challenge
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One Room Challenge Entryway
I suppose it makes the most sense to start our Fall 2021 One Room Challenge tour in the entryway. It is hard for me to pick a favorite thing about this area, but I’d like to highlight a few elements that are really making me giddy!
Anytime that I am decorating with an awkwardly shaped space, my favorite trick is to use a cowhide rug. This particular number from Loloi Grand Canyon Area Rug in Ivory is actually faux cowhide, yet still looks realistic.
I think that Schumacher Feather Bloom Sisal Wallpaper in Emerald and Ore looks FANTASTIC on the ceiling in this gracious entryway. This is a natural fiber sisal so the texture is unreal and the large scale is truly impactful. We considered applying this wallpaper on the walls, but knew that would be a major investment in labor and paper to take it up the two story staircase. Instead, installing it on the ceiling gives all of the impact, less investment, and gives the eye a visual break with the wallpaper in the other rooms.
Wallpaper installer: IG: @JV_wallpaper
I am a firm believer in the power of lighting in a space. For the One Room Challenge we hired Roni (IG: rchomeservicesllc) to install the classic Prosecco fixture from Corbett Lighting. It speaks to the soul of the home, provides great light, and looks lovely. Corbett Lighting is a fabulous place to start when sourcing an entryway chandelier since several of their pieces are available in a variety of large sizes.
I can speak from personal experience to the quality of Corbett Lighting. My bedroom chandelier and kitchen pendants are both Corbett pieces. I was able to get a personal HVLG tour at Vegas Furniture Market this summer. My take away from this visit is that each of the fixtures in the Corbett, Troy, Mitzi, and HVLG family are made with extreme intentionality and attention to detail, form, and function.
We were drawn to this Minted Waiting on Waves by Jessica Rice piece because it represents the interest of the homeowner…plus, it looks incredible large scale. As an added bonus, we painted the frame bright red.
The Loloi Layla Marine Clay Rug ties in with the red traditional rug in an adjacent living room and pings off of the red in the surfer art vignette.
Kelly Moore Paint in New Life is just the right touch of yellow undertones to keep it serious, but light enough to be happy and welcoming. We left the upper half of the walls ivory to help the entryway transition with other areas of the home.
Crystal Door Knobs
I have never used crystal knobs in a design before, but I was drawn to the modern twist on these Bravura Hardware Knobs. I love the smooth crystal handle and the contrast with the matte black rosette. My client liked them so much that she installed them throughout the rest of the first floor.
One Room Challenge Dining Room
Just like the table in the entryway, the broken supply chain had a slight effect on the current state of this room. The end chairs should be here in a few weeks, but for the reveal we are rocking this vintage pair of chairs.
Now, let me show you the rest of the delicious details in this One Room Challenge dining room reveal.
Fine and Dandy Co. Paradis Orchid with Patina Wall covering is one of my very favorite elements in the entire One Room Challenge Makeover. While their papers come in two substrates, I would highly recommend the Atelier. This is a lustrous Type II 20oz silk-like commercial grade substrate that has just the right amount of subtle shimmer and texture. We searched the world over looking for a wallpaper that we liked better, but in the end my client kept coming back to this. I couldn’t blame her one bit!
Kid Friendly Rug
Annie Selke is a great source for beautiful rugs. My client was happy to learn that the 10×14 Samson rug is indoor/outdoor and kid friendly, though you would never be able to tell that it is. We chose this because of its subtle pattern and cool undertones. I can see why this is one of their best sellers.
My client knew from the get-go that she wanted a dining room with navy ceiling, trim, cabinets, and exposed walls. Kelly Moore Paint- Navy Damask looks incredible when paired with the other elements in the space. The darker color helps the original cabinetry feel fresh.
Chair cushion fabric purchased from Fabric Place Basement in Alexandria, VA.
Roni was able to install these fantastic pulls and knobs from Emtek Select last week. One of my favorite parts about this collection of hardware is the fact that they are customizable. BTW, I like the ability to customize things :). I was able to select the size, stem finish, and bar pull design and finish. In the end we went with simple black and timeless. It works well with the back of the chairs.
One Room Challenge Family Room
I think it is fair to say that one of the client’s favorite parts about the living room makeover is the new fireplace surround. We used Noir Honed Travertine 8x24in from the Tile Shop and Roni (IG: rchomeservicesllc) did a fantastic job installing it.
We considered installing a slab vs tile, but felt we could get a similar effect for less money by using a medium/larger format tile. There are three reasons we opted for black travertine. First, and most importantly, I knew the dark slate color would visually hide the tv. The homeowners have purchased a framed television so that it looks like art when the television is on. When it is not on, however, the TV is not the first thing your eye is drawn to in the space. LOVE THAT! The second reason we selected slate colored travertine is because I knew the dark colors would look cohesive with the inky blue built-ins. Finally, I was excited that we could use a dark grout that would help minimize the grout lines and make it feel most “slab-like”.
Also a family favorite is the gorgeous Benchmade Modern OG Couch Potato Sofa with Bumper in Charles Navy. The client assures me that it is extremely comfortable. Plus, it has customizable fabric and size options, and it arrived in 6 weeks. Let me say that again…It arrived in 6 weeks! That blows my mind in this era of shipping delays. Please let me know if you have any questions about this sofa. I’ll be writing a separate blog post about our experience with the process.
I’m a little obsessed with the Kuzco Fleur Chandelier- 44in. This piece is like a modern piece of art. Interestingly, you can adjust this chandelier and hang it a variety of ways. We considered inverting it, but in the end liked the way it points down towards the coffee table.
You have seen glimpses of this amazing Couristan Chalet Plank Rug in Ivory, but I wanted make sure that I point out how fabulous it is. It is great construction and I think its neutral, textural nature is a nice balance against the busy wallpaper. I would definitely order one of these timeless rugs again.
Since the wallpaper was already so whimsical, we opted to take the paint down a notch and selected Kelly Moore- Midnight Sky It is a very chic grey/blue and I knew it would look incredible with the fireplace.
Tortoise Shell Pulls
You can see in the above image that the Schaub Estate Dover Cabinet Pulls add warmth to the charcoals and blues near the TV zone of the room. Here is a close up image.
Fall 2021 One Room Challenge
The TV Room Plan
Fall 2021 One Room Challenge
The Entryway Plan
Fall 2021 One Room Challenge
The Dining Room Plan
Unless indicated by an astrik, all of the products mentioned are sponsored or discounted but the opinions are 100% my own.
1. *Fabric Place Basement Citron Drapes | Ask for Anila for sewing and upholstery needs
3. *Restoration Hardware T-brace Rectangular Extension Dining Table
5. *Foley Chair
9. *Thrifted- Fingers Crossed
10.* Wallpaper installer: IG: @JV_wallpaper
11. Emtek Select knobs and pulls
12. Roni (IG:rchomeservicesllc) Contractor