Okay guys, I may have gone just a little crazy. We closed on the new house Friday and I’ve decided to dive right in to the One Room Challenge! Because I don’t have a hundred boxes to unpack or anything…
For those of you who are new to this the One Room Challenge is a twice yearly event hosted by Linda of Calling It Home. During this event twenty design bloggers take on the challenge to transform one space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while sharing their sources and professional advice. In addition to following along, everyone with a blog, (that’s me!) is welcome to join the fun as a guest participant by linking their own room transformations to Calling It Home.
So this week I’m jumping in with some not so complete plans for the new dining room. You’ll notice we’ve been so busy moving furniture I haven’t even had time to take any before pictures. The one above is from the real estate listing, I’ll share more angles next week, I promise!
So what’s the loose plan? Well, While we were waiting to close we went to a great estate sale where I scored a 4’x 6′ traditional mahogany drop leaf table and two arm chairs upholstered in blue velvet a great start to a dining set.
Paired with some really modern chairs like these.
And do you remember my vintage rugs I shared in January? One of them is headed to the dining room.
As is my amazing vintage light fixture I score in Germany that I have been waiting to find a place for.
Do you see where I’m going with this? My goal is to mix my traditional finds with a heavy dose mid-century. I love the contrast of the clean lines against the more detailed pieces in these rooms.
So you see the plan so is not completely fluid just needs a little refining, plus I needed to make sure I had a house to work on before I got in too deep.
Here are a few inspiration shots that have the feel I’m going for.
Photo via The Everygirl
Photo via Emily Henderson
Photo via Live Journal
Photo via Domino design by Nick Olsen
Another look I’m hoping to incorporate is wallpaper paired with bold trim or even ceiling paint. There is already wallpaper above the wainscoting so I will either have to remove it or go over it. It is not terrible paper but it is also not one I would have chosen so it is a perfect opportunity for something really fun.
Photo via HGTV
Photo via House Beautiful
Photo via Rachel Reider
I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me but I think, I can do it! Wish me luck and stop by next week for a detailed mood board and a progress report.
Now don’t forget to stop by and see what all the other linking participants are planning.