One Room Challenge {Basement} – Week Three

Welcome back to my #bijoubasementblitz One Room Challenge.

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If you’re new here, thanks so much for dropping by and to catch up, here is what I got up to during week one and week two.

For this week’s update, I wanted to focus on all the texture…all those pretty bits that are going to layer together to form warmth and coziness in what was before, a very unloved and cold space.

First up, let’s talk about the foundation of any room…paint and wallpaper.

For the basement, I decided early on that I really wanted a bright and airy space but that I wanted it to be warm and not too bright white. And I was of course super thrilled to discover that Farrow and Ball was a sponsor this round. After previewing their colours, I settled on Slipper Satin for the walls that aren’t being wallpapered…

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And the slightly lighter Wimborne White for the ceilings…

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So basically, lots of warm white…with the exception of some furniture and textile pops of colour…starting with a little hit of St Giles Blue in the playroom on my old geometric credenza.

Yup…this…

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…will be getting a little of this action…

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Excited about that.

The whole palate in the playroom is sort of fun I think:)

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…and will repeat in the other rooms, in a more muted way.

Back to the ‘regular colours’…after choosing the two FB taupey whites, I colour matched just about everything else that’s going up on the walls to these colours…which leads me to the wallpaper…oh man the wallpaper.

As I mentioned, last week, I’m so lucky to have partnered with three amazing paper companies on this renovation.

Farrow and Ball sent over this amazing brown and cream stripe, which will go in the playroom…

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I loveeee the brown…

So fun stripes for kids, check.

I also showed off this super fun print ( Animal House by Abnormals Anonymous) from NewWall last week, that will go in the nook behind the stairs…

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The pattern will bring a little bit of brighter white to this space, which I’m good with because it’s the very dark part of the basement…two tinsy little windows brighten the whole 23′ span so any light I can fake is good. I’ll warm it up in this zone with wood and whicker.

Moving on.

Wallpaper. The big story.

Aside from these two areas, I also have wallpaper going on on the walls in the main room and all the walls in the bedroom/office. And all this paper is coming from the incredibly talented, amazing Drop it Modern. I’ve been a huge fan of this company since forever and have partnered with them on great projects like the Elle Canada Closet and Best Buy Smart Home…along with a ton of client projects. What I love about Drop it Mod is that every print is customizable in terms of scale and colour…the patterns are fresh and current, without being trendy…they beat to their own amazing drum and I love that. Plus the owner Bree is just about the nicest most supportive person ever and goes SO out of her way to help with things like time crunches, design ideas, colour palates etc. I honestly can’t imagine being a designer and not having this beautiful shop as a resource.

So with that, when I started this round of the ORC, I knew I wanted something special from DIM…to start, I decided that I wanted something subtle but interesting and dynamic on the main walls…modern but also warm. Their Parisian Mural was a perfect fit…

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…and when we spent a little time on the colour so it blended seamlessly with the FB Slipper Satin, this is where it ended up…

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drop it modern wallpaper christine dovey one room challenge

i.e. chalky old plaster wall heaven.

In L to the love.

Next up, the bedroom and here’s where things get really interesting.

Right off the bat, I decided I wanted granny ugly pretty chic in this space and knew that a chintz of sorts was in order. Playing with my palate of cream, green, yellow and brown, I went through a zillion colours and sent the brief over to Drop it Mod and what then ensued was a whole lot of graphic design. Floral pretty times a whole bunch of editions…

We started here…

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…and then went to these places…

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drop it modern christine dovey floral wallpaper one room challenge

drop it modern wallpaper christine dovey one room challenge

And are now very close to finalizing this in either the lighter or the darker option…

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drop it modern christine dovey floral wallpaper one room challenge
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drop it modern wallpaper one room challenge

Designing wallpaper is hard lol…so many things to consider and so many little things that you can change over and over and over again.

Two things are for sure though…1. I love, love doing it and coming up with something brand new and your own is the most exciting thing in the universe. Stay tuned for more on that front;) 2. Drop it Modern is THE BEST and sooooo incredibly awesome to work with…the talent there is off the charts…feeling lucky to know/work with that place.

Next week, I will show you the official pattern and then the week after that, this prettiness will be up the walls…oh and ps, were printing fabric to match so that will be up re: curtains in the same room…like I said, old lady chic is going to happen up in here.

So thats the paint and wallpaper.

In terms of other textiles, the big story on that front is upholstery.

Thanks to fabulous sponsor Fabricut, I was able to piece together this sum of the prettiest of fabrics…

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And with it, I plan on doing a whole lot of things.

Thankfully, I have the best upholsterer J and J Made, who is taking some older pieces of mine and breathing a lot of new life into them.

For example, these old French chairs…

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…got stripped…

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…and now look like this!

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The Olea fabric by Nate Berkus is all the things.

Next, my wee little mini Louis chair, which I sadly dont have a picture of because the orange was just so not my favourite and I never apparently took a photo of it. The important thing is the after anyways…here she is, all newly covered in Fabricut Box Fur, with About You on the back…

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fabricut christine dovey j and j made

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So much happy.

And finally on the upholstery front, my alky chairs and platner…

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christine dovey platner chairs j and j made

…are in process…the afters of those will be coming next week. For now, the hint is cobalt blue and floral:)

To wrap things up with all the texture goodness for today, I’ll leave you with some of the carpet fabulous that will be coming my way.

First, I selected Karastan’s Savannah Scenes Antelope for the playroom…

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And their plush, delicious Exquisite Affair in warm Starlet to cover the nook behind the stairs…

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My friends at Alexanian will be doing the install of both:)

On the area rug side of things, the most beautiful piece of plush wool fabulous arrived last week from Annie Selke and I had to put it down immediately…it’s waiting in my living room right now to find it’s home in the basement space but I’m honestly, going to have a hard time moving it…the colour is perfection with my living room walls…

annie selke rug christine dovey one room challenge

annie selke rug christine dovey one room challenge

Called the Hugo, this is the nicest rug I’ve ever owned…hands down. I’m obsessed with it.

I also have a few smaller area ones coming in…a pair of these Jute runners and a black Zentique hide from Candelabra

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A natural weave smaller rug for the bedroom from Bouclair

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And this pretty larger one (called the Francesca) from Mohawk (which ps, in real life, has the most beautiful texture,) that will go in the mainroom, along with the Selke prettiness above…

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And that my friends is the start of the texture goodness foundation that’s going in the basement reno. I’ll show you the smaller pieces that in more layers in the weeks to come.

In the meantime, make sure you check out all the incredible things my friends are up to this week…

ORC Spring 2017 Featured Designers

Centsational Girl | Chris Loves Julia | Christine Dovey | Dwell With Dignity | The English Room
Glitter Guide | House of Brinson | House Updated | J+J Design Group | Lark & Linen | Abby Manchesky |
Nesting Place | Old Brand New | Old Home Love | The Pink Pagoda | Rambling Renovators
Erica Reitman | Sketch 42 | Suburban B’s | Erin Williamson Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH

Monday Moods-Design Inspo

This week I am in the R&D phase of a couple of big upcoming projects and as such, I am looking into all kinds of different mediums, textures and designs for inspiration. I am currently loving the colour combination of deep marsala and blush with pops of warm metallic-throw in some graphic elements and a beautiful chair and I am one happy girl!

Print

1. http://betype.co/post/119848653672/vizi-figate-by-francesco-delrosso?utm_content=buffer3c611&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2. https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/4736578?locale=en&sug=51

3. http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/occasional/products/dash-chair

4. http://www.elle.com/fashion/news/g27735/fall-2016-shoe-trends/?slide=22

5. http://honeyes.tumblr.com/post/141452030811/fin-de-journée-à-new-york-new-york

6. http://rawcolor.nl/project/?type=ownProduction&id=232

Wishing you all the best Monday morning lovelies.

xx

One Room Challenge…Version 2.0 – The REVEAL!!!

It’s week 6…

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…and I really can’t believe I’m finally at the part where I get to say ‘I’m done and so excited to reveal my space’. The truth is, I really am so so excited. This room has been a long dumb road to get to. One that I’m not sure I’d do again honestly…re: renovating/bulding. I jumped into the 6 week challenge way back last fall when the room didn’t even exist. I mean it did in terms of being a drawing on a floorplan but in real life/actual space form, not so much. I naively thought that I had a change of willing it together in time to reveal but the gods just seemed to hate me…mostly because we just couldn’t get a damn roof on the thing, which meant, nothing could really happen inside. After some big effort from everyone involved at that time (builder, me, husband etc.,) this is where I started…aka the befores…

…and this is a glimpse of where we were come reveal time…

So yah…not #ideal.

If you missed that live action fun, you can catch up on my version one below…

Week One . Week Two . Week Three . Week Four . Week Five . Week Six

Fast forward to this round of the One Room Challenge and 6 weeks ago from today. Picture me sitting in a hotel room, waiting to actually move into the house that this little terror of a room I’m describing belonged to. I woke up on the day link ups were scheduled to start and though I hadn’t planned on taking part (because to be totally and brutally honest, I really didn’t need to add anything to my plate after a year long reno that almost killed me in so many ways,) I dove in at the last minute and posted pictures of the room that wasn’t…or wasn’t yet.  At the end of the day, I think I just needed some sort of closure on my failure last go around. I’m the kind of person that HATES not doing what I’ve signed up to do. Hates. So…in I jumped. In my head, it was going to be a much easier road than any of my other ORC goes. This time, there would be no construction. No relying on trades. No excuses. I had total control over getting this room done on time and the way I wanted. Or so I thought;)

If you missed this go around, see below…

Week One . Week TwoWeek Three . Week Four . Week Five

And to recap, in terms of before for this kick at the can, this is where version 2.0 started…

…or more accurately in terms of 6 weeks ago…here’s where things were…

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I had an empty room with no furniture but happily, walls/wallpaper/millwork/paint were done.

So…all I had to do was what I love most…design, decorate, re-upholster, art/primp the heck out of the place.

It sounded real easy. But as always, it wasn’t a cake-walk.

For one, I just couldn’t nail down the right fabric for the chairs I planned on using. Also, I was feeling sort of blah about the room for a long time. I’m not really sure why in hindsight but I guess I’d just thought about and started at it for way too long. My 6 weeks was more accurately a year and what once felt new, was slowly starting to feel laboured and not like a first kiss.

Fast forward to week four when my hand painted drapery arrived courtesy of my brilliantly talented friend Hollie Cooper. When I showed her what I wanted, I almost instantly thought I might have got it wrong. Maybe the pattern would be too much…or maybe not enough etc. Thankfully, my self-doubt was stupid on this one and what happened after said curtain install was one of those moments us creative types always work for/towards. The minute the drapes went in, my love affair for this room instantly took hold. It became everything I hoped it would be…cozy, comfortable, neutral…but also bold, artistic and slightly ugly…that description might sound weird to some but it’s my favourite type of mix and the moment the curtains happened, the vision for the space became super duper clear. From then on, it was just a matter of taking my brain matter and bringing it really to life.

And in the end, the room did/does do what I wanted it to.

It’s grown up…probably more so than any space I’ve ever designed. It’s maybe a little more ‘decorated’ than I usually do but in a way that doesn’t rely on quirkiness as much as I usually like…instead, it just exists in this sort of comfortable realm of ‘it feels super good to be in’. And for me, I guess that feels like a bit of an evolution in terms of how I see design and well, that’s kind of cool I guess.

And with that giant long monologue, I should probably stop writing and just get to the reveal.

Here’s my little bedroom in professional photographer form, thanks to the incredibly talented/awesome Ashley Capp

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one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

one room challenge christine dovey ashley capp master bedroom

And then some i-phone ‘diy’ specials…because…as you might notice, the first set have a propped in Platner chair from my living room because my Stellar Works chairs got held up in re-upholstery thanks to my indecision on fabric…

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All in all, it’s been a pretty awesome experience seeing this room grow from nothing and I have a whole heck of a lot of people to thank for it getting to where it is now.  As with every round of this crazy challenge, it’s hard not to feel ridiculously grateful for the ORC journey/ Linda for dreaming the whole thing up/ amazing sponsors for making it a little easier and more beautiful/ incredible friends and trades and suppliers for bringing visions to life.

A HUGE thanks to these peeps for getting the bones of the space to where it is now…

RMS– my builders…thanks to them for making my house…truly…having this house turn into what I always dreamed it would be is something I will always be grateful for.

Super Allen/Super Jeremy- I have no words. They are my spirit animals in carpenters form…I love them for always making me feel like what I dream up isn’t out of reach or weird or not doable. They bring to life everything I ever come up with and I’m eternally grateful.

Metrie– my house would be a shell of a house without the interior finishings, millwork and doors from Metrie. This room is no exception. My love for this company and all of their fixings is real.

Para Paints– Loucks Farm for the win…love the warm, dark, taupy grey like no ones business.

Drop it Modern– always a favourite…wallpaper geniuses with the best customer service/customization options in all the land. This company has come through for me in terms of wallpaper dreams over and over again. Love x so so much.

Alexanian– my room is grounded with the white oak floors that run through the whole house and I love them in real and deep ways. So thankful to have worked with them on my whole house.

Fieldstone Windows– double hung windows that I got to paint the colour of my walls and that fulfill all my window dreams ever = happiness.

Trumeau Stones– true craftsmanship is something that’s hard not to admire and seeing my limestone fireplace(s) installed in this new house was something that made me feel so incredibly grateful. Our bedroom surround is truly the focal point of the room and I couldn’t love it more.

Hollie Cooper Interiors– no words here again…Hollie is my dear dear friend and I treasure her to the moon and back. On top of that, she’s an incredible talent who always manages to take my crazy draper/paint/pillow requests and make them real. As I mentioned earlier in the post, the drapery she made for this room (and moss green silk + Hollyhock pillows,) are my favourite.

J and J Made– upholsterer of my unicorn dreams…that’s all I have to say on that front. When you can re-do a settee and pair of chairs on one week, you’re forever A-Ok in my books. Also, the quality of the upholstery is business.

Karastan– all I have to say here is leopard in carpet form. Love.

Crystorama– I’m a vintage lighting lover so new crystal has always scared me a bit…enter Crystorama and I’m a total convert. ADORE the bedroom chandy.

DecoratorsBest– fabric nirvana…that is all. My settee is so much happier in its Pindler and Pindler black vinyl glory.

JF Fabrics– Stellar Works chairs are soooooo much more handsome with their new wool covers/moss green silk pillows.

Black Rooster Decor– I could never ever do a room without a little BR furniture/art/accessory goodness in it…ever. For this reveal, it’s all about the white vase/morrocan table/graphic art/reindeer hide/applique pillow happiness.

Druthers and Hammond– custom makers of so many good things. My nightstands had to be designed to perfectly fit in a really narrow space and they do…and the finish is sublime…and I love love love how they look.

Upper Canada Specialty Hardware– this room has the same black hardware as the rest of my house and I love it so hard. UCSH is an amazing resource with the best, best selection.

Park Blvd– I didn’t love texture in the way I do now until I discovered this pillow company. Their textiles are just beyond and I’m so happy to have some Scottish wool/ lambswool in this room…it just makes it all infinitely more cozy.

Arianna Belle– I don’t think I’ve ever worked on a project and not had one of her pillows…I finally got to use my fave Kubus in this space and lurv it.

Nicole Cohen– the most inspiring creative talent I know and someone I’m lucky to call a friend…her photography is splashed all over this room.

Society 6– art + great prices + a huge variety…so good.

Anewall– I love this store…plain and simple. I think every room of my new house has a little anewall in it. Their love and admiration for history mixed with a little edge is totally my jam.

Minted– art love again…so many beautiful pieces to select from…my fireplace car is an all time favourite.

Fiori Oakville– a room of mine would never be the same without their flowers…ever.

(And some other source goodness…Chairs- Stellar Works; Linen bedding- West Elm; Sheets, marble vase and wood ball- HomeSense; Art (not noted already)- Leigh Viner, IKEA, vintage; Throws- Elte and HomeSense; Console table- Vern and Vera; Vase and Jonathan Adler canister- Shop 219; Brass script- Gleena Ceramics; Cotton- Sheridan nurseries; Mirrors, cone, bust and wood form- vintage; Ceiling medallion- Home Depot; Platner chair- vintage; Settee- Flik and Company; Picture frames- Michaels and IKEA; Canvas wrapping- Art Printing; Book- Indigo; Candle- H&M Home; Sconces- CB2)

And with that, I think this reveal is a wrap:)))

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you venture over to see all of the incredible reveals from the featured designers

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AND…also dive in to see all that my fellow linkers have put together…so many good things to be enjoyed and inspired by.

Until next time!!!

*** edit…for some bizarre reason, my comment box doesn’t seem to be working, which on an ORC reveal day, is a pretty large bummer. If any wordpress geniuses out there know why this might be happening, I’d so appreciate the help!!! In the meantime, you can leave a comment by replying to mine if you feel so inclined:)

x

One Room Challenge – Version 2.0…Week Three

Well hello and welcome back to my second go at finishing off a master bedroom as part of the…

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If you’re new here and feel like catching up on this room’s ORC history, you can catch up on weeks one and two, and/or my failed attempt at the last 6 week round.

For today, I’ve got some debate updates on some selections to discuss, since not much has changed with the room itself.

Last week I talked about how I wanted to switch up the original design plan a bit to incorporate a little more black and perhaps some burgundy goodness.

Like if these two rooms…

one room challenge christine dovey colour palate

chrisitine dovey one room challenge colour palate

 

…got together and had a traditional/modern love child.

I spent this week trying to nail down my fabrics to make it all happen.

On the burgundy front, I’ve wanted to use Gretchen Belliger’s velvet foreves…

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…so that’s happening on my Stellar Works chairs…

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For the settee, I’ve been pouring through black vinyl options. Originally, I wanted to channel the leather but I completely forgot that there’s a loose seat cushion so that just won’t work. So…cool vinyls for the win. At the beginning of the week, I convinced myself that I could finally take the plunge on my favourite animal printed fabric lovlieness of all time…Dedar Croco…

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Unfortunately, the monies on this bad girls are just too high so I’ve been looking around for some alternatives. These dudes are all in the running…

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chrisitne dovey one room challenge vinyl designer fabrics

chrisitne dovey one room challenge vinyl designer fabrics

chrisitne dovey one room challenge vinyl designer fabrics

Option 1 or 2 are probably my favourites. We shall see.

On the fabric front, I just got a sneak peek at my hand painted Hollie Cooper curtain magic and it’s well…

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MAGIC! So excited to see this turned into drapes!

What else!?!? Oh yes…I had a bit of a set-back on the sconce front. Originally, I sourced these Lambert et Fils beauties…

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…but it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get them in time. Normally I’d choose what I really wanted over the pressure of a reveal but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to make this 6 week deadline again so the search continues.

I got pretty excited when I found these amazing things from Worksted…

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…and thought my perseverance had paid off, but alas, same problemo with production times…there’s just no way I’d get them in 3 weeks.  My search is actually doubly limited…both because of time, but also because I’m looking for plug ins.

If the darn lack of electrical box think wasn’t an issue, I’d bag these Kelly Wearstler nirvanas up and call it a day…

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But alas it is.

So to sum the lighting situation up, I’m sort of back to square one and looking at more off the shelf options. The knock-off Mouille is always a possibility but I’ve used those quite a bit and really want something a bit different. Any suggestions at this point would be very welcome:)

And with that last little assistance request, I’ll call this week a day.

Make sure you click over to read how the 20 featured designers faired this week, if you haven’t done that already…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

And then, of course also read through all the linking business…there’s a lot of solidly awesome stuff going on.

xx

One Room Challenge – Week ‘Whose Still Counting’ and Moulding for Dayz

It’s been a very busy month for my One Room Challenge bedroom at Project Flip…mostly thanks to a massive delivery of trim and millwork from my favourite Metrie, and our master carpenter Super Allen

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To begin, we decided on use a mix flat stock paneling, Pretty Simple Scene II picture mould and Fashion Forward Scene III crown and baseboard to create a lot of architectural interest…

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I’ve never done panelling before so super excited to see how it’s coming together with the addition of the inset detail moulding.

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The fashion forward doors also make me super, super happy!

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Everything that you see that’s wood or panelled will be painted out and the flat wall that remains will be wallpapered.  My original Amanda Nisbet inspo gives the basic idea on that front…

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As for the design plan itself, I’ve made a few small changes to the overall scheme. Because our adjoining ensuite is being done in a porcelain marble (white, grey, beige) and because of many of the neutral accents already chosen for the room, I just started to feel like I wanted something more neutral in the bedroom in terms of colour. If you remember, I’d originally planned on painting all the millwork dark navy but have made a last minute change to something more tone on tone.

Inspired by this beautiful room…

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…the millwork, trim, windows and doors will all be painted in PARA Loucks Farm. It looks like this with the Drop it Modern Wallpaper

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Though truth be told…as I’m writing this, I’m still slightly second-guessing the colour again…wondering if I should move down one shade in terms to something just a titch lighter. Stay tuned on that front and PS, picking paint for an entire house in one fail swoop is not for the faint of heart lol. Stressful!

And then re: fabric, I’ve opted out of using the blush pink drapes in here (they’ll be moving over to Scarlett’s room) and will be doing a simple white linen from Tonic Living instead.  I also plan on re-upholstering my fuschia settee in their waxed gold linen…

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Pretty Ridiculously excited to see this all come together soon. I’m hoping for a paint update by this time next week:)

 

 

 

One Room Challenge – Week Seven

And so it continues…

My…

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..that has turned into my One Room roller coaster of stress / elation / stress / optimism / stress / hope / stress…you get the idea;)

I wish that I had really much of anything to show you that was different from the last actual construction update, but sadly, I don’t.

The wait for the elusive roof membrane continues with assurances that all will be happening tomorrow, though honestly, I’d be more surprised if it does than if it doesn’t.  There’s rain in the forecast and from my relatively new experience with such things, if it rains, work halts…then it gets pushed a week…then it halts again.

Can you tell I’m over it?

If you can’t….I am.

I’m a person who likes to know when and how things are going to happen and having absolutely zero control over this whole thing has really been sort of like a giant, painful root canal…I actually have never had one of those but I imagine it sucks and well, watching that room sit and not change in a month, has sucked as well.

So…here we sit.

I know I’ve said it before but I’m very much hoping that by next week’s update, I actually might have something different to show you in terms of the room itself.

But for now, I’ll I’ve got again is some updates on the stuff that will one day go in there.

Firstly, my Minted artwork has done a great job at ‘boying’ up my house for sale. I had a look around the other day and sort of realized that my place was reading a bit too frilly for the masses so I spent the weekend taking down any artwork that showcased boobs, flowers, girl faces, and/or copious amounts of pink…there was a lot of it lol.

In the kitchen, I removed the chinoiserie panels that were there before and put up two of my Minted ORC pieces…

christine dovey kitchen minted artwork

christine dovey kitchen minted artwork

And then in our master, I replaced some blooms with my ORC car…

one room challenge minted artwork christine dovey

one room challenge minted artwork christine dovey

What else?

The white cottony goodness 400 thread count sheets set I ordered from sponsor Mark & Graham arrived…

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And I’m looking forward to one day sleeping on those:)

I got the bedside tables on order…my builder has a new company called Druthers & Hammond that specializes in custom furniture for designers…they’ll be whipping something like these up for me in a soft lacquered grey…

lawson fenning stacked nightstand

And on the topic of custom furniture…I’m thinking about having them make me up a sofa for the foot of the bed. I’d love something along the lines of the gorgeous Turn Sofa by Ferm Living

ferm living turn sofa modern shop

It’s sort of perfect for my room. I’m imagining it in this steel waxed linen from Tonic Living

I have a sample of this fabric and it is all sorts of heaven with everything else that is going on.

If a custom piece isn’t in the cards though (hello budget that is dwindling faster than a melting ice cream cone on a hot summer’s day,) I might go for this CB2 dude…

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I’ve liked the shape of it forever and the colour/price-tag are also on point. If I go down that road, the Tonic Living steel linen will be brought in with a single pretty pillow:)

OR…I could re-upholster the pink settee that currently resides in Scarlett’s room…

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The shape and colour of the wood are perfect and honestly, I have nowhere to put a bright pink in the new house…so logically, this option works super well and it would look amaze in the blue waxed linen…BUT…it seems sort of nuts to take off fabric that’s so damn pretty and in perfect condition. I think doing it would make me feel yucky. But then again, it makes a whole lot of sense to use what I already have and truthfully, again, I have no idea where this piece could go in it’s current state in the new place aka #projectflip.

Opinions?

Aside for the sofa debate, I did make a decision on another piece of furniture for the room. Instead of putting my dresser (that matches the bed- insert, what the hell was I thinking there,) against the one long open wall, I’m thinking of using the vintage console that’s currently in my foyer…

christine dovey foyer vern and vera console table

Again, the new house won’t allow for it in the hallway and it’s one of my favourite pieces in general so makes sense to find a place for it where it can shine. I think it will be perfect in the bedroom.

As for the dresser, I’ll stick that in the walk-in-closet perhaps.

And well, I think that sums it all up for this week.

Please check back again next Wednesday, when I very much hope, I’ll have some real progress to show you…praying to all the gods.

In the meantime, if you haven’t had a chance to check out all these amazing reveals…

…do so!

And check here for the linking participants…so many projects absolutely blew my mind!

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