So what have I been up to in Week 3 you ask? Well, the room was cleared out and what a liberating feeling to see my once packed with "collectables" dining room back to its pure glory.
Of course here comes the painful part: seeing my beloved wallpaper coming down. This was my first wallpaper ever, and its bold pattern and daring color had given me my first step into the design community. It was truly sad to see it came down but I was also excited to embrace my new design direction.
My super efficient handyman was also about to squeeze in a few minutes to install my Bocci 28.7 chandelier. I can't wait to put up the glass bubbles once all the major pieces are in place.
Power for a pair of Horizon sconce by ANONY is also secured ... PROGRESS!
While my handyman took a couple of days to finish his other job, Chris and I got down to business to pre-paint the walls before we install my new wallpaper from Calico Wallpaper.
You may ask why did I paint the walls if I was going to put wallpaper on top anyway. Well, my new wallpaper is light in color and since my walls were in charcoal grey, I didn't want to take the chance that the "black" base coat may come back to haunt me in the future.
Better be safe than sorry right?
This gorgeous ombre palette is exactly what I am after for a serene, elegant space for both working from home during the day and entertaining in the evenings. I also love when my handyman came with his laser toy. Though large in size (each panel is more than 50" wide and 10' tall), it was a relatively easy installation and my cousin was also there to give us a hand (while I was busy taking photos). Thanks ChrisB!
Are you in love with my new walls? I couldn't be happier with the result! The color is actually white at the top but I love how it looks pale pink at sunset.
This is about it for Week 3! Still a lot to do over the next 3 weeks:
- install wall-mounted desk
- assemble credenza with custom marble top
- install sconces + special panel treatment
- hang mirror + artwork
- finish up the display nook
- install new draperies
- and what else? oh right accessories for styling!
Wish me luck!!