A Paint and Wallpaper Update for Project Wowzers, Which Will Now Be Called Project Greenbay

As you know, I’ve been working on putting design plans together for a 7,000 square foot house just outside of Chicago.

I’m doing this all remotely, though I will be making a few trips down to present fabric plans and help with installs/measuring etc.

This is a HUGE job for me…one that I’m still pinching myself about…partly because my clients are just so incredibly awesome…through countless email exchanges, I’ve developed a real bond with them and want more than anything to help give them the house of their sugar plum dreams.  It’s also most certainly my largest job to date and there’s something about being trusted with an entire house that’s both terrifying and ridiculously exhilarating.

The time frame for this job has sort of been warp speed…we selected paint and wallpaper for every room in a week and though we’ve made some changes here and there, those selections have stuck.

Next up was lighting, I think I sourced over 100 fixtures, including more vintage numbers than you can shake a stick at…and if this latest acquisition is any clue…

foyer chandelier

…I think it’s probably safe to say this project is my dream job.

And now we’re moving to furniture, art and fabric selections.  My clients pulled a ‘sell it all and start over’ move that I did before re-doing my home so we’re starting fresh here…almost everything is going to be new and trust me when I tell you, that means we have a lot of things to source/buy.

So far, I’ve completed design plans for the playroom, family room, office, foyer, kitchen, dining room, living room and son’s bedroom…we have library, 2 girl’s bedroom and master left to go.

I’ll be travelling down there in two weeks to lay out my fabric schemes and to get a real feel for the room sizes and layout…I literally can’t wait.  Up until a few days ago, I had only seen thumbnail images of the progress and after seeing full size shots, well let’s just say, I’m more than a little inspired to get phase 3 rolling.

So with that said, here’s a peek at the progress of Project Wowzers / Project Greenbay with a sidenote on the label…I’m honestly having a hard time keeping track of what I’ve named the places I’m working on so from now, I’m going profesh and just calling them by their location name…so wowzers is now #projectgreenbay.

Anyhoo…here she is…

The Mainfloor-

1. Foyer…that right there is a hand painted mural my friends…

hand painted mural christine dovey style foyer project greenbay

hand painted mural christine dovey style project greenbay elephant

hand painted mural christine dovey style project greenbay

hand painted mural christine dovey style

hand painted mural elephants christine dovey style foyer project greenbay

hand painted mural flamingos christine dovey style foyer project greenbay

hand painted mural foyer christine dovey style project greenbay

hand painted mural zebras and giraffes christine dovey style foyer project greenbay

2. Stair room…which will soon see a little leopard runner action…

staircase christine dovey style project greenbay

staircase railing christine dovey style project greenbay

3. Library… lacquered in Farrow and Ball Pigeon…

library bookshelves in farrow and ball pigeon christine dovey style project greenbay

library fireplace in farrow and ball pigeon christine dovey style project greenbay

library in farrow and ball pigeon christine dovey style project greenbay

…with a vintage emerald green leather couch and some pretty fantastic fabric making this all come together…

library plan project greenbay christine dovey style

4. Living Room…fireplace is going charcoal, with walls in BM Simply White…

living room christine dovey style project greenbay

living room fireplace christine dovey style project greenbay

5. Formal Powder…done in FB Pink Ground…

christine dovey style formal powder room project greenbay

6. Family Room…lacquered in FB Hague Blue…

family room hague blue christine dovey style project greenbay

family room hague blue built ins project greenbay christine dovey style

7. Playroom…trim in BM Dark Harbor with Grow House Grow ‘In the Bathhouse’ wallpaper to be added on all walls…

playroom in benjamin moore dark harbor christine dovey style project greenbay

playroom in benjamin moore dark harbor with tanzania wallpaper christine dovey style project greenbay

8. Kitchen…cabinets colour matched to FB Lamp Room Grey…doors of pantry will be in antiqued mirror and floating brass and brass shelves will be added to bar wall…

kitchen with color match to farrow and ball lamp room grey project greenbay christine dovey style

kitchen with color match to farrow and ball lamp room grey stove wall project greenbay christine dovey style

…so that these sort of ideas come to life…

kitchen plans project greenbay christine dovey style kitchen plans project greenbay christine dovey style

kitchen plans project greenbay christine dovey style

9. Dining Room…trim painted in FB Off Black with Thibault ‘Tanzania’ wallpaper to be added in black and white colourway…

dining room with farrow and ball off black trim project greenbay christine dovey style

…which will hopefully come together in this direction…oh and we’ve decided on navy leather for the chairs…

dining room plans project greenbay christine dovey style

And that wraps up floor one, with the exception of the mudroom and kid’s powder…the later is getting bathed in Designer’s Guild Orangerie and the mudroom will see some famous Scalamadre Zebra action in the silver colourway.

Second Floor-

1. Upstairs Hallway…BM Simply White and we’ll line it in black and white photography…

upstairs hallway moulding project greenbay christine dovey style

upstairs hallway project greenbay christine dovey style

2. Little Girls’ Bedroom…wallpapered in Nina Campbell Paradiso with trim in FB Pink Ground…

daughters bedroom nina campbell paradiso wallpaper project greenbay christine dovey style

girls bedroom farrow and ball pink ground project greenbay christine dovey style

…and that amazing pink wedding cake chandy, who happens to have fallen in love with a vintage murano floral mumber…

girls bathroom project greenbay christine dovey style

3. Big Girls Room…painted in FB Calamine…the ensuite will be papered in Ellie Cashman Rose Decay…

daughters bedroom farrow and ball calamine moulding project greenbay christine dovey style

daughters bedroom farrow and ball calamine moulding windows project greenbay christine dovey style

daughters bedroom farrow and ball calamine project greenbay christine dovey style

4. Son’s Bedroom…FB Hague Blue…

son bedroom hague blue project greenbay christine dovey style

son bedroom hague blue windows project greenbay christine dovey style

…with ensuite in my new most favourite colour, FB Lulworth…

 

son bathroom lulworth blue built ins project greenbay christine dovey style

son bathroom lulworth blue project greenbay christine dovey style

son bathroom lulworth paint and subway tiles project greenbay christine dovey style

5. Office….Benjamim Moore Irish Mint…

office benjamin moore irish mint built in desk project greenbay christine dovey style

office benjamin moore irish mint project greenbay christine dovey style

6. Guest Bedroom…this space will be wallpapered in Osborne and Little Flamingos, in the silver/grey/white colourway…

guest bedroom project greenbay christine dovey style

…with ensuite trim and millwork in FB Railings…and walls in FB Chantilly Lace…

black built ins project greenbay christine dovey style

…to end up like this…

guest bathroom plan project greenbay christine dovey style

7.  Laundry Room…FB Drawing Room Blue…a blue and white chinoiserie wallpaper will also be added on the walls…

laundry room drawing room blue project greenbay christine dovey style

laundry room drawing room sink blue project greenbay christine dovey style

8. Master Bedroom…walls will be covered in Philip Jeffries grasscloth with ensuite wallpapered in Flat Vernacular Hydrangea…

master bedroom windows project greenbay christine dovey style

master bedroom fireplace project greenbay christine dovey style

master bathroom two vanitie with mirrors project greenbay christine dovey style

master bathroom vanity project greenbay christine dovey style

…the lighting/mirror plan for the bathroom is looking like this…

bathroom plan project greenbay christine dovey style

All of which, makes me VERY VERY happy.

I’ll be sharing more progress as it happens and will be taking many, many pictures when I’m up there in a few weeks.

Stay tuned as it were.

xx

  1. Carrie

    So incredibly beautiful!

  2. So far so good! Loving how all the colors are going together! Good luck on this ginormous project- I know you’ll rock the pants off it!

  3. Daiva

    Christine, this is unbelievable. The bones of this home is beautiful, but your designs and choices are even more beautiful. I also can not believe the scope of this project, how daunting! You are one brave and very talented chick!

  4. Karla

    Stunning work! What an amazing project! Congrats!! Can’t wait to see more….

  5. Alessandra

    Christine, you are a design genius! This is so so gorgeous!

  6. Jenn Hamann

    You are bringing out the “big guns.” I anticipate widespread recognition and and even more thorough establishment of your name as a household one. What an appropriate palette to exhibit your talent!

  7. Cindy

    My jaw was open while I scrolled through this! So amazing. The house of course, but all of your choices are bold and beautiful! You are the bomb!

  8. Kristin

    Bful! Can’t wait to see it all together!!

  9. I just can’t even handle how mother freaking insane this project is. This baby has “Getting Published” alllllll over it. And that means more and more clients for you and more and more beautiful images for me to stare at until my eyes bleed! Win! Win! Win!

  10. alison g.

    My brain. I can’t even begin to wrap it around a project of this (ahem, $$$) magnitude. High fives for your work on it, it’s going to be so, so spectacular. You’re a sourcing ninja.
    xo,
    ag
    P.S. – Floating brass/glass shelving via Urban Archeology? *Be still, heart!*

  11. Wow I am just blown away at the enormity of this job and all the architectural details. That hand painted mural is gorgeous, as is the Hague Blue and all your signature touches! They are so lucky to have you! Best of luck- xo Nancy

  12. Elisa

    your designs always astound me! Lately I’ve been getting bored of the work i see and very uninspired. However, you my dear are a gem. Such breath taking work with an eye for detail. I love it! And Jessie is soooo right, this casa is totally getting published!!

  13. Vel

    Oh My, this home is looking so fantastic I’m sure it will be published somewhere!!!!! Love all the details Christine especially that kitchen!!!!!

  14. Christina

    this is un-freaking-believable. You spoil us with your work! :)

  15. I want to die in this house….it is like all my dreams rolled into one. That entry!! I can’t believe it is all handpainted….wao! Your work is incredible. I love every last bit of this.

  16. Beautiful work!! I can see how this would be a huge job for you but it looks like the rooms are coming together beautifully!! Where is the mirror from, the one in the foyer?

  17. Amy

    Wowza! That house is looking spectacular. Every room is better than the one before. I loooove both of the girl’s rooms. Maybe I missed it, but what is the age of the house? 1920’s or new build just with beautiful trim work?

  18. Julie

    good heavens, C!!! This is all SO amazing! I don’t know if I can take it all in in one read!!! Wow, wow, wow!

  19. Lysandra McGregor

    I hope to get projects like this one day! you truly are inspiring and I can’t wait to see it all come together!

  20. Good LORD Christine!! What an incredible amount of WORK! You, these clients, and this house seem to be a match made in the stars. I love your ballsy choices, and I love that the clients can see the genius. Can’t wait to see the progress! Bravo!

  21. Amber

    My jaw is on the floor! I can’t believe this house. Amazing design choices Christine!!!

  22. This house is incredible! With your unique and inspiring style it will be stunning!
    I love your colour and wallpaper choices! Your clients are in for a treat when its finished! Can’t wait to see it!

  23. I am DYING to see this completed. So inspiring. I love your liberal use of Farrow & Ball and that you’re not afraid to use so many different colors and wallpapers throughout the home. Man I wish I had the reno budget of someone who can afford a 7000 square foot home! :D

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