Photography in this post by the talented Elizabeth Lavin.
Today is the final reveal of the One Room Challenge, a blogging event in which one room is transformed in 6 short week and progress is documented along the way. For a wallcovering, our family chose Turquoise Squash Blossom, from my recently launched wallpaper line. The One Room Challenge was a great way to share the process of our dining room redo in our 1920's home.
Growing up in an older home, I was drawn to the plaster moldings and charm of the house when we bought it six years ago. The home is traditional with a clean airy look. My husband and I purchased the round dining table when we got married. The dining room chairs from Mary Cates & Co are an incredible addition and help add height to the room. (Bentley our family puppy approves.)
Monogramed linens from Halo Home by Kim Schlegel Whitman add a personal touch. When selecting colors for the linens we worked with the blues in the room and picked up the mint and gold from the Herend place setting.
The Luxholdup curtain rods offer a nice clean feel, as the lucite works well with the wallpaper. I chose lucite rings for a unified look.
The starburst mirror from Mary Cates & Co. offers a fine focal point and hangs at the horizontal, creating a nice balance with the scale of the buffet.
It's all in the details... The wood work in the buffet from Mint Home out of Chicago makes me crazy happy. The alabaster lamps with linen lampshades also from Mary Cates & Co. are the perfect pairing. And the Murano glass is a favorites from my grandmother.
The large windows allow sunlight to pour into the space and it really helps show off the charm of the room.
The brass chandelier with the sateen round bulbs from Illuminate Vintage out of Houston, Texas hangs close to the ceiling as it helped makes the room appear taller. It also creates space for the center piece where there is still room for conversation.
It's a room with a view opening to our entry way and then living room. Originally, my plan was to keep the dresser in the dining room but after much debate I move it to the entry. I chose the Anthropology Venezia glass knobs for color and an updated look. The framed flower I photographed adds a nice balance with the dark focal point. The black lacquered dresser and the weight of the piece is a nice transition between room. In the living room, hangs one of my favorite linear oil paintings, "A Translation of Words".
The transformation is huge and this room seems so bare looking back now.
Our family is thrilled to have this room complete and look forward to more memories around this table! Completed in time for Mother's Day, we are already putting the room to great use.
I would like to give a nod to all of my interior designers friends out there. Simply put, you work hard. Completing a project in a timely manner, understanding scale and all of the coordinating... I understand that now I've competed this project. While this was a lot of fun, I'll stick with painting;) A huge hats off to the other participants of the One Room Challenge. What a great opportunity to following along and meet so many of you. I look forward to seeing your final results. Please check out other guest participants here.
Finally, a huge thank you to Linda with Calling It Home, the founder of the One Room Challenge, for putting on this event. And thank YOU for following along and for all of the encouraging comments!
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It's week 5 of the One Room Challenge and so many big decisions were made this week. Thankfully, I was able to find several items at Mary Cates & Co, which is located in Dallas.
I love everything in this picture but thought these Alabaster lamps would look amazing on the buffet. The lampshades are a white linen and they are beautiful!
These beautiful chairs are also from Mary Cates & Co. They recommended something tall for the roung dining table and I think they are perfect. If your in Dallas or near, visit Mary Cates & Co. It's a beautiful store! (Psst... The Christmas decorations are unbelievable and usually come out mid fall.)
Finally, I searched and searched for a round planter for the dining room table. My friend "Lucky Peacock" (her Instagram handle is @luckypeacockdesigns) helped me find this round glass bowl at Home Goods. I filled it with moss and river rock and plan to use a collection of orchids. Whew! Please come back next week for the FINAL REVEAL and thank you for following along!
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