Thursday, May 4, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Week 5

dWelcome to Week 5 of One Room Challenge! It's the home stretch and with the built-in finally installed, I am ready to focus on artwork, accessories, and some final touches before Stephani comes over to work her photo magic!



For artwork, I know I want to frame up one of my "Shaken Not Stirred" and to make Mr. Bond proud in my dining room (perfect for the occasion don't you think?), I opted to frame the print in acrylic, which led me to a the super sleek reference: contemporary.  

I met Maita of reference: contemporary at the outdoor art exhibition last summer and it was love at first sight with Kal's work.  So I was very excited about the studio visit to see what Kal and Maita have been up to and see if they could help me with acrylic framing.  I just love the intricate layers and attention to detail from panel composition to color combination. Kal is a true master who transforms ordinary acrylic sheets into spectacular art creations.


As for my acrylic frame, here is a little sneak peak!


Mesmerized by the geometric lines and vibrant colors of Kal's masterpieces, I decided to paint a canvas for my dining room with lots of help from Para Paints.  Besides, I figured since I was taking a few days up north to rejuvenate before the final push, I might as well be also inspired by nature and be creative.  


I selected my colors from the fan deck (7 colors to be exact), and I actually didn't do a mock up of what I set out to print.  After a couple of days of taping, re-taping, and paint brush washing, I am very happy with my creation and I think it's pretty perfect for the space: soft, elegant, modern with an edge.


Now that artwork is out of the way, one final major component in this dining room makeover is to get a beautiful piece of natural stone to crown the custom credenza.  I LOVE this sensational kitchen by Stacey Cohen Design for this sleek yet inviting aesthetic and its stunning mix of light colored wood with white marble.    


Since I only need about 72" x 17" to top my credenza, I decided to check out the remnant selection at Brampton Marble and Granite that fits the budget (after all, there isn't much budget left at this stage of the makeover).

And I got really lucky because a breathtaking piece of Calacatta marble was available at approximately 72" in length! I quickly sized out my options and before I knew it, my marble was ready for delivery!


Ready for another sneak peek?  Maybe I am sharing too much already but I simply couldn't hold back my excitement!  I am crazy about my fabulous mirror from HomeSense #myhomesense and aren't those Horizon wall sconces from ANONY incredible?    


Ok ... That's it for now. I have lots to do but Week 6 is almost here and I can't wait to show you my new dining room!  In the meantime, be sure to check out the 20 featured designers and my fellow guest participants!


25 comments:

  1. It's going to be amazing Tim! Your are so talented to create your own art! And yes, the sconces are incredible!

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    1. awww thanks Jennifer! love adding an extra personal touch to the room!

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  2. Oh! I can't wait to see this all put together! Looks fab so far! Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. thanks for dropping by Susie! Now I have to go check out yours!

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  3. I feel like I've seen that same mirror in West Elm or somewhere - total score if you found one in Homesense! And yes, the sconces are indeed incredible!

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    1. west elm did have a similar one but was discontinued! I am really lucky to have found one at HomeSense!

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  4. Loving that mirror too and I swoon for marble! It's going to be fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Kim! That mirror is really a stunner and the marble, I got really really lucky!

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  5. Exciting! That credenza is so good! Can't wait for next week :) xo

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    1. xoxo Kristin! It took me quite a bit of time to figure it all out but it's surely good!

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  6. Wow, I am loving the direction you are going with the geometric shapes! This is going to be so cool - I can't wait to see the reveal!

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am loving all things geometric shapes these days!

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  7. Your attention to detail always amazes me! Your art is going to look beautiful in the room as is your acrylic-frames Shaken not Stirred photo. All good things, Tim!

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  8. oooh i am dying over that credenza! looks fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I couldn't be happier and that marble ... LOVE!

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  9. Wow! You nailed it! Cannot wait until the Reveal!

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    1. awwww!! Thanks Lesli! Now I need to make sure everything works before the photoshoot!

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  10. That credenza looks amazing! Good luck completing the space.

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    1. xoxo Delia! I will need that this weekend for the final push!

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  11. Ohh love the credenza & sconces Tim! Also, that frame for the Bond print is fantastic, cannot wait for your reveal!

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    1. TYTY Jana!! I can't wait to see your kitchen all done too!!

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  12. Totally amazing and those scones are to die for. I have two pieces of Kal Mansur. His work is so beautiful. I truly love everything you have done and can't wait for the reveal!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Yes I love the sconces and can't wait to show them off at the reveal and oh yes, Kal's work is amazing isn't it?

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  13. I just had to pop on over and check out your progress. My word! It's looking so chic! Can't wait to see the reveal tomorrow!!!! Happy night! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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