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…

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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.

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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

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

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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

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Harajuku Sidewalk

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Midnight Carousel

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Lady Gray

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Time Stood Still

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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

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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…

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…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.

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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…

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[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

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

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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

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

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…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

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…and Tibetan Lambskin pillows in my room.

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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…

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6. Mirror

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

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

7. Fireplace!!!!!!!!

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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…

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…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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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

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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

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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’…

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…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…

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one room challenge christine dovey construction

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…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;)
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