Thursday, April 20, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home and House Beautiful.  It's hard to believe we are mid-way through the 6 weeks challenge and what amazing talents at this spring challenge! I was inspired by many of the guests participants and wowed by the 20 featured designers and you know what, only three more weeks to go fellow #OneRoomChallenger!


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? 


Are you ready to meet my new loves?  Say hi to Mist and Andromeda from Calico Wallpaper


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!! 

30 comments:

  1. I LOVE the ombre wallpaper and can't wait to see it in person. What a difference!

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    1. Oh that paper is sensational V! I look forward to seeing your built in too!

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  2. I love that wallpaper too, but the new direction is going to be amazing! good luck!

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    1. Thanks Lianna! the Calico Wallpaper is absolutely beautiful and quite easy to install! Highly recommended!

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  3. Eeek...what a difference! You've got this! Almost done. :)

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    1. oh I wish and fingers crossed! you will have to come over for a cocktail when I am done!

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  4. This is going to be such a drastic change from what it was before! I can't wait to see it all put together. All the details look like they are going to fab! xo

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    1. TYTY Kristin! That's exactly what Chris said and the man of few words said "That's cool!". Think I scored A+ on that one!

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  5. Legit obsessed with the ombre effect of that wallpaper... We too installed a wallpaper mural this week in our nursery – and I'm kicking myself for not using the laser trick, because lining up that pattern was a major headache. Excited to see what you do next week!

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    1. Thanks Oksana! I just saw your floral mural as well ... so dramatic! Yes the laser toy was a total lifesaver!

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  6. The wallpaper is beautiful! Cannot wait to see your lighting go up!

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    1. me too Jana!! Yay to us #oneroomchallenger and yay to your honed countertop! looks like soap stone!!

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  7. The ombre effect is so cool! I love seeing this progress, feels like a fresh slate for your design!

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    1. XOXO Kevin! The paper is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the other pieces coming in this week. Fingers crossed for us #oneroomchallenger!

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  8. Love the new ombre wallpaper! That laser trick is good to know for sure!

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    1. try it Sherina! Calico is fantastic to work with and their papers are sensational!

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  9. The new wallpaper is so lovely! Can't wait to see the completed space!

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    1. You are so sweet Christina! Thanks for dropping by! xoxo

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  10. It's so soft and serene Tim - quite the difference from the Before! Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Yes!! and you have to come for a cocktail after for sure!

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  11. Love that new wallpaper, although it did hurt my heart a bit to see that gorgeous floral come down! :)

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    1. it totally did for me but the dining room will be so much better!

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  12. LOVE the wallpaper! So much exciting progress!

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    1. me too Lizzie!! it's stunning in person!

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  13. I love the direction you are going with the space - it will look so different!

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    1. thanks Barb!! Good luck with your chairs!

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  14. Wow Tim! You nailed it with that wallpaper choice. What a fabulous design that ombre is! I seriously can't wait to see more!

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    1. I simply couldn't be happier with my Calico Wallpaper Jennifer! check them out!

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  15. Gorgeous wallpaper! I am looking forward to your room reveal. (BTW- Those chairs! What beauties.)

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    1. Me too Stacy!! I can't wait to see all the elements coming together!

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