Wednesday, October 23, 2019

One Room Challenge Fall 2019 ~ Week 4

Hello Wednesday and wow it's Week 4 of One Room Challenge! It is hard to believe we only have about 10 days to get the two rooms all wrapped up and ready for photography.  The rooms are already looking night and day since we licked off the renovation 3 weeks ago, and we totally wouldn't be able to accomplish it all without our superstar contractor and millwork extraordinaire.  With a brief moment to spare, I actually had some fun with artwork and accessories!

week 1 / 2 / 3

Today is all about the custom millwork in the office / guest bedroom and the ensuite bathroom.  Remember the plans I shared in Week 2? We have made great progress this past week.  A majority of the cabinets have been installed and they look sensational!   I stopped by Bendt Kitchens &Millwork to see our cabinets in action and I was completely blown away by their skills, attention to details, and they are such a pleasure to work with (now that's new for a change)!

All the extra design elements (slat white oak panels, arched top, super long white oak desk in waterfall style, integration between floating vanity and decorative box behind the toilet) means every piece of puzzles needs to fit perfectly or else: disaster on install dayThe crew worked incredibly hard to make the impossible possible and could you imagine what I said the moment I stepped into the room on install day?

 "It feels like Christmas morning ..." 

Everything is just as I've envisioned, if not exceeded my expectation, and wow am I ever jealous this is not in my own condo in Toronto!

And just as I thought things couldn't get any better, the guys did it again with the stunner vanity and the decorative box behind the toilet to fix our problem once and for all.  Template + fabrication of countertop is next and the custom glass shower should be ready in a couple of days.  Can you feel my excitement? 

It is a little early to bring out the accessories when the rooms are still under renovation but I simply couldn't resist to try out some of the items I selected for these rooms.  A couple of my favourite new items are the beautiful artwork by Justyn Chapman via Montana labelle, the super fun "Sunday" by Alanna Cavanagh, and the amazing circle vases by Dina Syrowitz!   

Aside of the renovation, I have been busy sorting out the details of my custom drapery with Tonic Living.  I am loving all these soft cream and taupe fabrics and you just have to wait to see how I layered them in the room.  I am also having a vintage round ottoman reupholstered.  I found this super chic Kelly Wearstler fabric on Etsy and it's going to look so stunning against my graphic yet calming rug from CB2.  

That's it for Week 4.  Best of luck to us all One Room Challengers and be sure to also check out the 20 Featured Designers and Guest Participants for Week 4 progress!