One Room Challenge – Week One / Version 2

At the very last minute, I’ve decided to take part as a linking participant in this round of the One Room Challenge…

one room challenge christine dovey

…because apparently, I’m must be a total masochist who has some sort of twisted need to pile on more  stress right smack in the middle of the most giant pressure loaded situation there is…renovating a house/living in a hotel since said house isn’t done/having lots of kids lol.

I guess I should back up a bit and fill you in on the situation in case you’re new here:)

During the last round of the ORC, I took part as one of the featured designers, and to put it nicely, I failed miserably. For my space, I had chosen the master bedroom in the new/old house we were renovating. My plan for the space that didn’t even exist at that point (an addition on a very old house) was this…

christine dovey master bedroom moodboard

christine dovey master bedroom moodboard 2

christine dovey master bedroom moodboard 3

…and I had high hopes I could pull a rabbit out of a hat and actually get it done in the 6 short weeks but because of many construction delays, when the time was up,  this is where things were…

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christine dovey master bedroom

…and I was clearly no where near the finish line. You can read my sad letter of defeat here.

And if you really want to go back, you can catch up on the whole thing/other weeks below…

week one . week two . week three . week four . week five

After that, I continued weekly posting and updates of the room until about February…at that point, things in the room looked like this…

christine dovey one room challeng master bedroom doors

christine dovey one room challeng master bedroom doors

christine dovey one room challeng master bedroom fireplace and moulding

…which brings us to today, April 7th and the starting point for my One Room Challenge master bedroom 2.0.

At the starting point of this new round of the fun, I’m beginning with this as my foundation…

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom para paint metrie moudling super allen drop it modern wallpaper

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master bedroom christine dovey

 

As you can see, I made a pretty large change in the original plan…instead of doing the navy on the walls, I opted for a warm grey from Para Paints called Loucks Farm. In the end, the dark navy just felt too similar to my existing master with the black walls and I wanted something quite different.  Really happy with the colour and love how it plays with the Drop it Modern wallpaper/Metrie moulding/Trumeau Stones fireplace/Alexanian white oak floors.

And that my friends, is where things stand as of now, with one small exception…our stuff.  We moved everything we own over to this house last week so this room is now crammed from wall to wall with boxes so I definitely have my work cut out for me. Thankfully, for the first time in my One Room Challenge career, there will be NO CONSTRUCTION involved in completing this room, which means that I’m in complete control of getting it done and will only have myself to blame if it doesn’t lol.

Stay tuned and make sure you check out the amazing group of 20 featured designers if you haven’t already…

featured designers

…and read up on the giant list of linking participants like me joining in on the fun.

xx

One Room Challenge – Week Eight, Nine and Ten…and a Project Flip as a Whole Update

I’m sorry for skipping two updates on my…

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Basically, I just really had nothing at all to show or tell you but I’m happy to report, things have changed for the better.

For one, thanks to my contractor’s at RMS, my house now has a dry roof! No it’s not the final steel roof that will be installed but it’s dry and shingled so that we can start on interior finishing work…

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction roof

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

Two, we ordered up all our Roxul insulation and it’s being installed in the entire house as we speak…

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project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction roxul insulation

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house roxul insulation

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house roxul insulation

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house roxul insulation

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house roxul insulation

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house roxul insulation

And three, my Fieldstone windows arrived!!!!

…and were installed…

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction fieldstone windows

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house fieldstone windows

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project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house fieldstone windows

All of this means that the bedroom can FINALLY start really moving.  After insulation is finished this week, drywall will go up throughout the house and then it’s party time.  Our exterior siding and trim is also going to happen before Christmas and then right after the holidays, the wood floors will be installed. And once that happens, my bedroom is going to happen. So…by week 14 or 15ish, I should have a room to reveal:)

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a peek at my custom Druthers & Hammond bedside tables…

project flip one room challenge christine dovey renovation house contruction

Happy days all around:)

x

One Room Challenge – Week Four

Hi and welcome to week 4 of my kick at the…

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…can.

PS…so far said can has not been hit.  I’ve been swinging a lot but no direct contact has been made lol.

If you’ve been following my ORC game through weeks one, two and three, you know I probably bit off a little more than I can chew by deciding to make over a room in my #projectflip renovation that didn’t even really exist at the start of the 6 week challenge.

You’ve probably also come to the conclusion that making this decision renders me a tad nuts but to be fair, when I signed up for this challenge round a few months back, I really did believe construction would be farther along.  If things like permit delays and asbestos hadn’t gotten in the way, I’d sooooo be in a better spot.

As it stands though, I’ve been dealt a bit of a shizzly hand and started a few Wednesdays back with nothing more than some framed walls and a sheeted floor.

And after 3 tumultuous roller coaster weeks, here is where I now stand.

My incredible contractor (my favourite person on earth right now) installed a fake roof so that we could move forward on getting the room’s electrical and HVAC done…it also meant that drywall could go up this week…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

Now because it’s October in Canada, a tarp was laid on top of the temporary roof so that we could keep the bedroom looking like this….

christine dovey one room challenge construction

…rather than like this…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

…on the ensuite side of things. Oy.

The drywall/rain/temporary roof situation was pretty aces in terms of letting us move things along but of course, not a permanent solution so when the most beautiful trusses of all time finally showed up this past Friday…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

…there was much rejoicing.

And then, as if the heavens actually opened up as if to reveal a giant warm hug, a real roof magically started to appear…

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

christine dovey one room challenge construction

Which after two days of massive effort from the construction crew, brought us to last night at around 8pm and a completely trussed and sheeted roof.

All good news.

Except a giant monsoon like storm is scheduled for today (Wednesday if you’re reading later in the week) and plywood planks won’t keep that business out of dodge so once again, tarps are going up and nailed down.

So…hopefully as you read this, the tarps are holding strong and water is being kept out of my nicely drywalled room because you know…floors, moulding, wallpaper and the like is all supposed to start happening like yesterday…no biggie.

Deep breaths.

Of course, aside from construction adrenaline party, this week had other perks.

To start, Nuart Framing did a killer job on my Maude Aresenualt piece from the Print Atelier and alongside my Maja Cunningham car photo from Minted , it’s a nice little his and hers moment…

christine dovey one room challenge maude arsenault and minted photographs

Also, Hollie Cooper (my dear friend and the bestest pillow maker around) dropped off my Kelly Weartler Mineral Velvet/Robert Allen black leather pillows…

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christine dovey one room challenge decoratorsbest pillows kelly wearstler velvet leather trim hollie cooper interiors

…and I’m obsessed with them…a huge thank you to DecoratorsBest on the fabric/trim front.

And while still on the topic of textiles, my Arianna Belle Pierre Frey Kubus lumbar pillow also arrived…and well, it’s delicious…

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Next up on the good textile news front…I made a little visit to Tonic Living headquarters to pick up my pink linen drapes.

1. The curtains are all kinds of awesome…

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living drapery

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living drapery

2. So is the store…

christine dovey one room challenge tonic living

And finally, on the gianormous plus side of ORC life, Trumeau Stones installed my hearth…

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones hearth

…and sent me these progress pics of my fireplace nirvana…

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace

christine dovey one room challenge trumeau stones

And that alone, easily makes up for the stress of everything else.

So. In. Love.

PSA…if you’re in the market for a custom fireplace surround and live anywhere remotely close to Toronto, Trumeau Stones my friends…Trumeau Stones.

So…to summerize this week:

1. Construction continued to be a roller coaster ride of joy/terror.

2. My contractor continued to shock and amaze by pulling out every possible stop to try and make this happen for me…as of Tuesday at 8pm, he was texting me from a window store trying to find something temporary to put up so that we could seal the room and really push forward on interior stuff.  I call that DEDICATION.

3. More pretty arrived from fabulous ORC sponsors and I feel super duper grateful.

4. I still have a crapload to get done…and it’s more than just a little overwhelming…once again, the ORC has made me exceedingly happy wine exists.

Here’s the schedule of what still has to happen before reveal…if the construction photos weren’t clue enough lol…

Wednesday- inspections and install of a temporary window until the real one is delivered early December

Thursday- more inspections and installation of temperature control measures so that we can lay our wood floor; ceiling drywall

Friday- wood floor goes in…as does the fireplace; more inspections and hopefully the all clear to soldier on

Saturday- Monday- wall moulding install a la #superallen

Tuesday- painting

Wednesday-Thursday- wallpaper install

Friday- lighting and drapery install and the furniture moving from my house 3 doors down to this one

Saturday- more furniture install and styling

Sunday- photo shoot

Are you laughing yet? I am…it’s all I can do so as to not completely loose my mind. 10 days my friends…10 days. Glug, Glug, Glug.

Oh and my husband just left on a 9 day business trip…cue whatever song screams woe is me please.

Here’s hoping this talented lot is fairing slightly better…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

…with all kinds of pretty non-construction photos to share with you this week:)
Oh…speaking of pictures..check back later if you feel up to it…because work finished after dark last night, I wasn’t able to take some snaps of the sheeted roof in place…I’ll do that after I drop the kidlets off at school and upload them to this post…I might even get super fancy and do a little Periscope action…we shall see.
x

One Room Challenge – Week Two

Hi and welcome back to week 2 of the One Room Challenge.

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If you read my week one post, you know that there’s a real and true chance I might not finish this thing.  As of today, reveal is in exactly 4 weeks, and in that time, I still have basically an entire room to build. Thankfully, I’ve got an aces team and this post is dedicated to my lovey dovey mushy feels for the contractor/trade/sponsor peeps who are all working their behinds off to give me a room worth presenting come Nov. 11th.

Yup…I heart them all greatly and after this week’s events, it’s pretty hard to figure out who my heart really belongs to. On the one hand, I have major affection for this round’s amazing ORC sponsors…and then there’s my incredibly supercalafragistically awesome builder.

Let’s start with the sponsors.

Because my room is still very much not really a room, I’m very grateful that my orders for the room have already started to pour in so that I have something to actually show you this week.

Here’s what’s turned up or been decided on so far…

1. Flooring

I had a visit to Alexanian this week to arrange for delivery of my white oak floors

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover alexanian hardwood floor

…and while there, also un-rolled/viewed my fanstatical leopard carpet that arrived directly from Karastan for the first time….

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover alexanian binding karastan carpet

Sooooooo in love with both! And also very grateful that Alexanian has an amazing carpet repair/binding/serging service. I’m doing a light serge edge on this spotty goodness and having it custom cut to fit my space perfectly- happy days.

2. Artwork

If you’ve followed the ORC before, you’ll know that Minted is a sponsor with the mostest. For this round, I selected all this black and white yumminess…

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Sable Song

one room challenge minted sidewalk christine dovey photograph

Harajuku Sidewalk

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover minted artwork

Midnight Carousel

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover minted artwork

Lady Gray

one room challenge minted photograph christine dovey

Time Stood Still

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover minted artwork

HIGH FIVES MINTED!!!

In addition to all of these, I’m also waiting for this heaven to be delivered from one of my new favourite art sites, The Print Atelier

that morning by maude arsenault christine dovey one room challenge

Maude Arsenault in a genius…I want her entire portfolio.

3. Paint, Wallpaper and Walls…

Thanks to good folks at Para Paints, a Purlator delivery dude showed up with 3 gallons of good times in paint form…

para paints one room challenge christine dovey

…which equated to two cans of ‘Friday Night Lights’ in a semi-gloss finish for the millwork, trim and doors, and one can of flat ‘Chrysler Hall White’ for the ceiling.

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover para friday night lights drop it modern wallpaper

As I showed last week in my inspiration plans, I’m hoping to create wainscotting around the perimeter of the room with vertical panels on either side of the fireplace and bed.  To do this, I’ll be using the scene three fashion forward collection from Metrie

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[Design by Sophie Burke]

…and as part of that, will be installing these beautiful doors at the entrance to the room and between the bedroom and bath…

metrie dvx fashion forward doors one room challenge christine dovey

[Design by Lisa Mende]

I can’t wait for all of this to happen…can’t wait.

Oh and Ps on that front…Metrie is hosting a contest right now to give away $2000 worth of moulding!!!! Check that out here.

5. Textiles Pillows and Drapery

I ordered up some Kravet leather cording

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover decorators best leather trim

…to trim out a pair of large Kelly Wearstler indigo ‘Mineral’ pillows…all from DecoratorsBest

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover decorators best kelly wearstler mineral fabric

Here’s the fabric, trim and my Drop it Mod Crystalline wallpaper, all in combo…along with samples from my new most loved pillows line, Park Blvd…and a peek at my Tonic Living linen drapery fabric

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover decorators best kelly wearstler fabric park blvd pillows tonic living fabric drop it modern wallpaper

tonic living tuscany pink one room challenge christine dovey

For the curtain panels, we’re keeping it really simple and doing a flat panel top…sort of like this…

flat panel drapery inspiration tonic living

…and I couldn’t be more delighted with the whole thing- so grateful to have Tonic Living as a sponsor!

Oh an re: the pillows, I can’t wait to see these Scottish wale

park blvd pillows one room challenge christine dovey

…and Tibetan Lambskin pillows in my room.

park blvd pillow tibetan lambskin christine dovey one room challenge

They’re going to play so nicely with the bolster Arianna Belle is whipping up in my all time favourite, Pierre Frey’s Kubus

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And speaking of playing like long lost besties, this Drop it Modern wedding blanket has arrived and is well…all kinds of beuno…

drop it modern wedding blanket christine dovey one room challenge

drop it modern wedding blanket christine dovey one room challenge bed

6. Mirror

Bassett Mirror delivered Mr ‘Edwin’…aka the most dashingly handsome mirror of all time…

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover bassett mirror company mirror

…and I he’s going to look pretty swell over THIS!…..

7. Fireplace!!!!!!!!

trumeau stones fireplace christine dovey project flip

one room challenge christine dovey trumeau stones limestone fireplace

one room challenge christine dovey trumeau stones limestone fireplace

I feel extremely lucky to have met and now partnered with an amazing artisan and craftsman, Mark, the owner of Trumeau Stones.  This incredible talent constructs custom molds and hand casts the most divine stone fireplaces that are truly, the stuff interior design dreams are made of.

Our new little house is going to be the lucky owner of two of his works. The one you see above is actually the piece going in the living room. I cheated and am showing it here first, because it’s the one that’s already in production. My ORC bedroom one is actually going to get this handsome little devil…

one room challenge trumeau stones fireplace christine dovey

 

…all in blackened honed limestone.

I freaking can’t wait.

Also, sidenote…Mark’s farm showroom in Port Dover, Ontario is quite easily one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been and makes me want to move to the country yesterday…

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trumeau farms mantles

trumeau farms one room challenge christine dovey

trumeau farms

trumeau stones fireplaces christine dovey one room challenge

10. Furniture and Lighting

After going back and forth on what to put at the bottom of my bed, I discovered yesterday that Lazzaro Leather has introduced a new line at High Point which includes THIS….

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Hello ‘I’ll take two please’. You know I love my ruched leather and this is all kind of happiness. Love, love.

And speaking of affections, thanks to Bellacor, my bedside tables are going to each get an Arteriors Wheaton lamp in gunmetal

bellacor wheaton lamp christine dovey one room challenge

I’ve long admired this traditional lamp with a bit of edge so thrilled that I get to use them in this space.

And as a counterpoint to the sort of graphically hard lamps, I’ll be hanging this ornate beauty from Crystorama

crystormama chandelier christine dovey one room challenge

It’s just super duper girly and pretty, which makes me super duper happy:)

So as you can see from this long list of material utopia, I have reason to be pretty partial to the sponsor suitor in this little love triangle.

But then again, there’s still my contractor RMS, so I suppose we should full circle back to the tale of why my he’s also the bees knees.

That one started earlier this week when, upon realizing our trusses were likely not going to be delivered on time and knowing that such an announcement would quite literally throw yours truly over the proverbial cliff, sweet sweet contractor sent me this, which he titled ‘the contractor series’…

one room challenge christine dovey master makeover rmsgta

…and then within moments, he also sent me a text that outlined how he was going to take it upon himself to construct a temporary roof deck so that regardless of truss delivery, I’d be able to start work on my room and actually have a hope of finishing on time.

Yup…instead of just letting me shrivel up in a ball of defeat, sweet ‘going the extra mile of 50,’ organized a temporary roof build just in time for me to snap these pictures last night and then get this post up and live.

So thanks to him and this super awesome roofer dude…

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…by the time this post goes live, there will be a completed roof…

one room challenge christine dovey construction

one room challenge christine dovey construction

one room challenge christine dovey construction

one room challenge christine dovey construction

one room challenge christine dovey construction

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one room challenge christine dovey construction

 

…which means that we can use this week to run HVAC, electrical and even start on the drywall.

And all this means that by next week, I very hopefully might be even able to show you a room that looks like…well…a room.

Happy, happy days.

And speaking of ending on a positive, make sure you link over to all my fellow ORCers…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

…and see for yourself how awesome they all are.  Also, keep praying for me please…I clearly good use the vibes;)
x

One Room Challenge – Week One

And so it begins…the wild ride we all have come to know and love, called the One Room Challenge.

one room challenge christine dovey maude arsenault photograph

You know the one…it’s that crazy roller coaster of fun that gives those who dare jump on, a mere 6 weeks to completely transform a room from start to finish.  I’m not sure what it is about me that makes me always want to jump on the biggest, scariest version of this adventure, but this year is no different my friends.  As of today, I have 6 weeks to complete a room that doesn’t even really exist yet. You see, this year, I’ve chosen my master bedroom…but not the master in the house I actually live in…instead, I’ve decided to go thundering down a crazy path that’s going to see me tackle a room that as of today, has basic framing, no roof, no floors, no wiring,  no plumbing, and no insulation.  Gods help me.

If you’re new to my blog, thanks so much for stopping in!!! To help catch you up on the house I’m working on, called Project Flip, it was built around 1910 and resides just down the street from our current home. Originally, the plan was to renovate and sell.  As of today though, we’ve decided it makes more sense to sell our current home and move into this one…for tax purposes etc. Also, I’m just ready for a  change to be honest. In any event, the house was/is a wreck. We basically gutted to to the rafters because there was quite honestly, nothing to save. We found the entire exterior coated in asbestos, so that was good times. Permits took forever…so many things seemed to delay everything.  And as it stands now, we’re about a month into actual construction.  As part of the plans, we’re completely re-working the existing 1600 square footprint, and then adding on an 600 square foot addition, which will contain the kitchen, family, mudroom and garage on the first floor and the master bedroom, enusite and closet on the second.  This new bit, is of course, where the bedroom that I’ve committed to do for the ORC resides. And yes, if you haven’t figured it out already, I am a total glutton for punishment.  I guess I just love a real challenge.  There won’t be any smoke and mirrors here my friends. What you’ll see about the space in the coming weeks, is what’s happening real time. There is a very distinct possibility here that I won’t finish…there are just so many variables I can’t control. BUT…I promise to throw everything but the kitchen sink at it and try my damn best to get this all done by Nov. 11th.  Thankfully, I have an amazing builder, who is very aware of the nature of this game and is on board.  I’m also relying on my experience in my past two ORC spaces, to help me along. In those, I tackled quite major construction on both (mind you nothing compared to this one but I’m trying to convince myself they’re all totally of the same scope lol,) and things did come down to the skinny, skinny wire on both.

For my first, I completed a client’s piano room

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And then for my second, I did a complete overhaul of my master bathroom

one room challenge bathroom christine dovey style at home

As I said, the 6 weeks was a super quick ride on both and photographs might have been happening the night before reveal, but, they got done and I’m praying/hoping/planning/willing the same here.

So, with all of that background business, here’s the plan.

Let’s start with the pretty stuff…my inspiration for our bedroom is pretty much comprised of an Amanda Nisbet and Hotel Henriette sandwich.

So the lovechild of this…

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amanda nisbet bedroom inspiration christine dovey one room challenge

+ this…

hotel henriette paris inspiration christine dovey one room challenge bedroom

hotel henriette inspiration christine dovey one room challenge

…which will hopefully land somewhere = this…

one room challenge design board christine dovey style master bedroom

Try to imagine the blue being a take on the Nisbet moulding/penling etc. and the grey marble wallpaper being well…the wallpaper lol.

Here’s a close of up the left to right…

christine dovey master bedroom design plan one room challenge

one room challenge christine dovey moodboard

As you can see from the board(s), my palate is pretty much made of grey, navy, lilac and leopard…with tons of art mixed in and a bit of good old fashioned pattern play.

And now, the not so happy news.

It turns out my room doesn’t actually really exist yet so when we consider the whole 6 week deadline situation, things get a little messy.

The master bedroom I’m working on is part of the addition we’re doing on a house we bought to flip, that we’re now considering moving into ourselves.  It involves extensive renovation of an old 1910 home, along with a pretty extensive addition.  The bedroom is part of the later. Here’s the floorplan for reference…

one room challenge upstairs floorplan christine dovey

As of today, this is where everything stands on the construction front.

First, here’s the addition from the backyard…the bedroom is the second floor..

one room challenge back elevation christine dovey

And as we move inside, here’s a view looking into what will be our master ensuite from the old section of the house…

one room challenge christine dovey

And then the bedroom itself in a sort of 360 circle, starting from inside the ensuite…

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one room challenge christine dovey construction

christine dovey one room challenge master bedroom construction

one room challenge christine dovey

one room challenge master bedroom christine dovey

one room challenge master bedroom  christine dovey

one room challenge master bedroom christine dovey

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ne room challenge christine dovey construction

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As you can see, at this point, there’s no roof…or floor…or insulation…or drywall lol…nothing to panic about though right?!?! This is totally doable…in my head anyways…my contractor on the other hand, totally not feeling my magical unicorn positivity at this stage;)

So…instead of stressing about it, I’m going to choose to focus on the happy parts of this little undertaking…and by that, I mean the pretty stuff that will very hopefully end up in that room before Nov. 11th.

Here’s a glimpse of that business…all close up like…

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project flip tonic living alt pink linen

time stood still one room challenge christine dovey art minted

one room challenge kelly wearstler mineral

christine dovey one room challenge drop it modern wedding blanket master bedroom

Tapestry

drop it modern crystalline wallpaper christine dovey one room challenge

that morning by maude arsenault christine dovey one room challenge

pierre frey kubus one room challenge christine dovey

And with that, I’ll sign off on week one with a prayer to the ORC gods that this one will not be my un-doing.

In the meantime, make sure you link over and spy on what my fabulously talented fellow masochists are up to…

One Room Challenge Fall 2015 Participants

… because duh…their transformations are going to be pure gravy train styles.

And speaking of great before and afters, there are also YOURS to look forward to if, if you’re bravely taking part in the ORC linking event…that fun starts tomorrow and I’ll so be following!!

PS…don’t you just love this whole blogging/ ORC thing?!?! It totes the revitalizes blogging like in the good old days…you know… the hayday, circa 2010ish…I just love spending the time visiting everyone and seeing updates etc. So fun.  Thank you Linda for dreaming it all up and making this happen!

As for me, stay tuned…I’ll very hopefully have a roof on the place by this time next Wednesday so wish me god speed on that front.

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My Master Bedroom – Before the One Room Challenge Hit

Since my master bedroom has been sort of destroyed post #oneroomchallenge, I thought it might be a fitting/funny time to show you the reveal of how it appeared hours before demo began on the ensuite.   I’m hoping I’ll be able to put humpty back together again in the coming weeks, which will bring to a close ALL RENOS/MAKEOVERS on this house…yup…I said it. With the bathroom and this room done, my house is completo, which is music to husbands ears let me tell you. I’ve promised him that nothing more will be done and hopefully, when we list it for sale next year, people will respond to this project of mine that has taken 9 years to finish, and pay up as it were;)

The master bedroom was the last room touched in my place…for a long time, it remained a white box with shifting furniture, piles of toys, cast offs from other room etc.  About 3 years ago, I made the decision to add moulding to the walls and when I decided to finally tackle this room, I knew I wanted the walls black so that the matched furniture set would be concealed. On the long wall opposite the door, there are a set of odd windows that are off-center and weirdly sized…the wall to wall curtains were selected to mask the irregularity of the windows…Hollie Cooper hand painted them for me and sewed together IKEA panels to create a custom look.  The other main feature in the room is the ceiling…I worked with Metrie to create an interesting graphic that complimented the wall moulding and again, served to add more drama/interest to the space. My Super Allen installed the design and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.  Other than that, most of the makeover involved finishing details like art, accessories, rug and bedding.  I shopped my house for a lot of what’s there…you ‘ll probably recognize the settee from the living room…I prefer it in the bedroom and that’s where she’ll live permanently in the new house. The long mirrors were stolen from the foyer, as were some of the art pieces that you can see in the Style at Home shoot…for some reason, I didn’t get a single good shot of the wall opposite the bed with my TV and dresser…nor did I get one of the guitars/Nicole Cohen art…both are in the magazine shoot though.  As for new stuff, I added in the Ashley Woodson Bailey floral photograph, that I had Super Allen frame in plexi. The IKEA side table lamps are new, as is the vintage overdye rug from Elte…bedding/blankets were also added.  And finally, my graphic pillows from Alexandra D. Foster are my favourite…adore the graphic hit they bring to the space.

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christine dovey style master bedroom

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christine dovey style master bedroom alexandra d foster pillows ashley woodson bailey art

christine dovey master bedroom louboutin book

christine dovey style master bedroom elte rug

christine dovey master bedroom ceramic zebra

christine dovey style master bedroom ikea lamps

christine dovey master bedroom settee

christine dovey style master bedroom

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christine dovey style master bedroom alexandra foster pillows

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christine dovey style master bedroom alexandra foster pillows

christine dovey style master bedroom

{Furniture- The Art Shoppe . Rug- Elte . Settee- Les Bohemiennes . Mirrors – Aberfoyle Antique Market . Black and Gold Table – Nate Berkus for Target . Gold Dish- Nate Berkus for Target . Pouf – Elte . Table Lamps- IKEA . Floral Artwork – Ashley Woodson Bailey / Citizen Atelier . Bedding – Elte . Graphic Pillows – Alexandra D. Foster . Ceiling Moulding – Metrie . Curtains- IKEA/ Customized by Hollie Cooper Interiors . Chandelier- Schonbek . Flowers and Faux Cherry Blossoms . Fiori }

To see more of the room, make sure to check out the ‘Makeovers with Style’ issue of Style at Home. And….a TV preview of the room in 360 view styles will be coming up on Steven and Chris Nov. 25th at 2pm EST, so stay tuned for that as well.

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