One Room Challenge – Week 6

And just like that, it’s week 6 of the stressful/exciting/invigorating game we all know as…

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Note that my title says week 6…not reveal…

If you’ve been following my play during this round and through weeks one, two, threefour and five you know that I’ve been tackling a room in a house renovation my family is completing.  And as you arrive today, I have to very sadly formally admit defeat and throw up a bit of a white towel. Finishing this one by today, was just not in the cards my friends and as positive and silvery liney as I try to be about the whole thing, it still feels like failure is getting me a bit in the downy dumps truth be told.

And as I type this post, what’s getting me even more blech like, is that I really don’t have a whole heck of a lot to show you because we’re still waiting for the damn roof membrane to go up and until that happens, the room is pretty much at a total standstill.  It’s honestly so incredibly frustrating. It’s been raining off and on around here so the roofer’s schedule keeps getting pushed but honestly, it just seems way to hard to nail down a timeframe. And when you’re working on a deadline such as this one, the frustration caused by this sort of thing is just amplified a hundred fold.

So, I wait…and continue to try to see the big picture and remember that doing this whole house correctly and in the right order is more important than a blog reveal.  And…while doing that/trying to stay positive /in the right head space, I play around with my collection of pretty stuff that will one day go in this room and take photos of it all to show you just because.  So for today, here’s that…a random little collage of snaps that will hopefully remind you (and me truth be told) of my space…and what is coming…not today…but a little down the line…

chrisitne dovey one room challenge kaylay rocca photography

chrisitne dovey one room challenge bassett mirror company mirror minted artwork

chrisitne dovey one room challenge tonic living curtains

chrisitne dovey one room challenge park blvd pillow

chrisitne dovey one room challenge maude arsenault photography

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chrisitne dovey one room challenge karastan carpet

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chrisitne dovey one room challenge park blvd pillow

christine dovey one room challenge bassett mirror minted artwork

chrisitne dovey one room challenge tonic living curtains

chrisitne dovey one room challenge karastan carpet drop it mod blanket park blvd pillows

one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace

chrisitne dovey one room challenge park blvd pillow west elm pillows

chrisitne dovey one room challenge minted artwork

one room challenge drop it modern blanket

one room challenge christine dovey bellacor lamp

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Notes on this business:

1. The photos of me at the house are by the incredible Kayla Rocca…I’ll be doing an entire feature of her next Tuesday so stay tuned for that.

2. I exchanged my West Elm bedding for the light grey and also picked up one of their pink/lilac silk pillows…the colour is a perfect compliment to my Tonic Living drapes, which…

3. I hung up…yup…I couldn’t wait to see them up so I hung those pink linen lovelies in my living room and I’m obsessed with them.

4. My Karastan carpet arrived this week. Truth be told, it arrived directly from Karastan weeks ago but I took it to my friends at Alexanian to have bound and they did a fabulous job. It’s now happily residing in my master bedroom…so soft and cosy underfoot and of course, I lurv the spots.

5. There are still a few things to be decided for the actual design of the room. For one, I’m debating on adding some sort of settee to the end of the bed…I really want the room centred on the fireplace so I’ve been hunting.  Next, the bedside table decision has been made and I’m going for some version of the Lawson ones I showed last week…they’re hopefully under construction as we speak.  And finally, my drapes…I’m hoping to use a rounded rod and might even double it up with a little something, something…I’ll save that for next week’s post just in case you know…the room still looks the same (insert some sort of fire/devil face emoji here lol).

And with that, I’ll sign off this week and tell you to sign off from here and go as fast as you can to these wonderful places…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

…to see what you’ve actually been waiting for…REVEALS!!! I for one, can’t wait to soak up all their magical makeover goodness.

As always, a HUGE thank you to Linda for putting this all together. It really is such an amazing ride and even though this one has definitely put a few years on me lol, it’s one I feel very lucky to have been a part of.


Wednesday Whoa – Crane and Canopy Meet Billy and Hells

I’ve spoken of my love for Crane and Canopy bedding before when I revealed my master bedroom makeover.

Thanks to their Linden Gray duvet set, I have a pretty OK bed situation.

christine dovey master bedroom crane and canopy bedding

I’m also super lucky to have another of their patterns. the Mirabel White, on my daughter Scarlett’s bed (her whole room tour can be seen here)…

crane and canopy mirabel white christine dovey daughter bedroom photo by ashley capp

So yes…I LOVEEE their bedding.

And do you know what else I love? ART of course.

So for shizzes and giggles, I thought it might be fun to pair up the two in a little ‘art meets bedding’ compilation.

To do this, I decided to use the newest series from one of my favourite photography duos, Billy and Hells…like Crane and Canopy, I’ve posted about their greatness before too…you can read that here.

Their new collection called Cote D’Azur is nothing short of brill…I’m obsessed with it…pair the beauty with C&C luxury, and well, it’s a good match I’d say.

crane and canopy  linden black and billy and hells vera

crane and canopy montgomery blusy pink and billy and hells freda

crane and canopy valencia and billy and hells izar

crane and canopy page blue and billy and hells rhana

crane and canopy hayes nova white and billy and hells edda

crane and canopy sutter white and billy and hells mira

crane and canopy cora green and billy and hells idah

crane and canopy  linden coral and billy and hells lada

crane and canopy webster sky blue and billy and hells emilia

crane and canopy ashbury yellow and billy and hells irma


See all the beauty Crane and Canopy HERE and all the art fantastica HERE.


My Master Makeover- Crane and Canopy

I was so excited when amazing bedding company, Crane and Canopy invited me to take part in a little makeover of sorts.

For the challenge, they asked me to select a duvet set of my choice so that I could then style my bed using their beautiful linens as a foundation.

As you know, I’ve been giving my master a face lift of sorts that centers around a very simple black, white and grey palate…I might be adding in a small hit of colour down the road, but for now that’s what it is….so, when I went to the Crane and Canopy site to select my bedding, the Linden Gray Border set was an obvious choice…

crane and canopy linden gray border

The 400 thread count cotton sateen cover and shams are so beautifully tailored and add have made my bed infinitely more sophisticated than it was before…

christine dovey style - crane and canopy bedding - alexandra foster pillows



christine dovey style - crane and canopy bedding - alexandra foster pillows


christine dovey style - crane and canopy bedding - alexandra foster pillows


christine dovey style - crane and canopy bedding - alexandra foster pillows

{sidenote…you might have noticed that the artwork on the left side by Nicole Cohen is upside down…my framer put the hanging wire on incorrectly so I need to have it fixed}

And to finish it all off, I’m thinking I might need to order me up some of Crane and Canopy’s Black Scalloped Embroidered sheets….in black…

black-scalloped sheets crane and canopy

Love, love it all.

And speaking of such affections, I also have to give a massive thanks to Alexandra Foster for sending me those to die for modern circles pillows…

alexandra foster modern circles pillow

They’re hand made out of Italian silk and just about the prettiest pillows I ever did see.

I’m planning on using a bunch of her beautiful selections in a few upcoming projects so stay tuned for that.

And on the topic of what’s coming up…my daughter also got to choose  some gorgeous Crane and Canopy wares so a little reveal of her newly dressed bed will be coming up very soon.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!