One Room Challenge Week 7 Hip! Hip! Hooray! It's Reveal Day!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Okay, not too many words.  Today is all about pictures!  I'm excited to share my finished space with you and also to see what the other ladies have cooked up.

Real quick, in case you're visiting for the first time and you don't know what's going on here, Linda from the "Calling it Home" blog has assembled a group of 20 designers/design bloggers to participate in a One Room Challenge, where all participants transform a room in 6 weeks time, sharing their progress along the way.  Got it?  Good. You came on a good day.

Here is the space I started with.  
It has the shape and charm of an empty shoe box.  There is no architectural interest to be found in this space.  The most noteworthy feature is the circa 1972 sliding glass door.  The theme of this makeover is "decorating".

The moodboard:
This is where I was headed.  I think I stayed pretty true to the original plan, which was inspired by my fabulous "Lemon Tree" fabric.


Here come a lot of pictures.  And you guys have suffered through countless crappy phone pictures so I thought you deserved something better today.

This is the view looking into my family room from the front door/foyer.  The hunt board was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought when I got married over 20 years ago, and so I've held onto it for sentimental reasons.  It's also the piece that refused to cooperate with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

You may recall that I decided to divide my long and narrow space into two separate areas.  This is the impromptu library area that is directly behind the sofa.


This shot gives you a better perspective on how the space is laid out.

Now this shot is from the opposite end of the room, and this is the tv viewing area - and it gets a lot of tv viewing action.

I think this is my favorite shot of the entire space.  Those Mid-Century barrel chairs(I have 2 - you'll see the other one farther down the page)  belonged to my parents and I remember them being in the very first living room I have memories of. About 10 years ago I took Mom up on her offer to pass them on to me.  I had them slipcovered in  off-white denim and they've been with me in every home since.  They are the perfect scale for this long and narrow room!

Here is it's mate.  And my Kerry Steele painting is right above it!


This is looking back into the space from the kitchen.


TV Wall with thrifted lamps.  They were all yellow when I bought them a few years ago and I hand-painted the raised detail in white.  Made all the difference.

I think that's all the pictures you can handle right now.  There are lots of blogs to visit today!

A ginormous thank you to the extraordinary Linda from Calling It Home.  I appreciate the invitation she extended to me and I have to say this entire process has been the MOST fun thing I've done since I started blogging!  The other participants have been incredibly helpful, and I appreciate everyone's friendship and support.

I also have to thank talented local photographer Jaimie Smialek for making my room look so good!  You can find Jaimie's website here.

I have more pictures that highlight some of the styling that I'll be sharing over the next  few weeks too.  Stop by if you can!

Hurry on over and see the other reveals today! I'm right behind ya.


The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN. If you'd like to experience the joy of living in a well-designed home, contact Kim at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com









75 comments:

Donna Benedetto said...

Kim,
Let's just say knock out!
It feel so fresh, I love it!
Donna
thebeneblog.com

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh, Kim! The room is beautiful!
I love the two seating areas, the gallery wall, that fabric on the table, the coffee table color, the piece you bough when you first got married! You brought it all together so well and it doesn't even look like the same space!!! Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Kim, this is so magazine worthy! I love it all, and the way youve sectioned off the living room-perfect! Love that gallery wall, and all of your groupings. I love love the draperies, the rug, pillows and fabrics..a beautiful selection. Your tv console is awesome. Great great job.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Super pretty! I love how comfortable everything looks too. Makes me want to cozy up with a good book.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

You are the sweetest and you did an amazing job. This needs to be the reference for anyone who does not know how to tackle a long narrow space. It feels so inviting, and each area has a focus. The photography is stunning, well done Jaimie. Your decorating is my favorite style, a splash of Palm Beach Chic throughout. I really want to know more about how you painted the detail on those lamps. My favorite vignette is the chair with the brass lamp, Kerry's art, and the sconce...stunning!

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Wow!! I am so impressed by this! I too have a long living/family room that is a challenge and I love what you did with yours. I love the lamps on the TV console and your gallery wall!
Just gorgeous!!

Ashley said...

Shut up, just shut up! [I mean that in the most respectful way! :)]. You have seriously outdone yourself, my friend. The library table, the art wall, the barrel chairs, the sideboard. It's phenomenal.

Beth Connolly said...

A truly fantastic transformation - I love the Lemon Tree fabric, the rug, the mirror, the gallery wall, the striped curtains, and your styling is wonderful. Great job!

LindsB said...

Woah, what a before and after this is!! I love every detail here, and those chairs are just perfect in this space. I LOVE that they belonged to your parents, that is so special!

Kim H said...

This room is GORGEOUS! The layers, the subtle use of color, it just looks so collected and finished! I can't say enough about it. Congratulations, you must be so thrilled!

René said...

Wow! It is stunning Kim! I love the mix of wood & gold. Everything is so pretty!

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Love this stylish yet approachable and comfy room Kim. Great use of black & white and simple yet strong graphic elements to give a nice modern oomph to the space ... I love B&W&graphic and am trying for the same effect in my "entertainment room". My mom had those very lamps in the 70's, yellow too, but they look sooooo much better on your divine TV console.

Robin, happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Kim, what a transformation!! How fun and light and cheerful ... I am ready to sit right down and watch a show with you!! And the impromptu library ... perfection!! Way to go!! xo

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Kim - this is above and beyond fantastic! its SO beautiful and light, despite the many colors. i LOVE it!!! the TV stand is fantastic. I love the leopard velvet on the benches. eeeeek its just great. and ps - i love those curtains! what is the fabric you used there?!

Katie said...

Love! I love that this room is normal (minimal architectural details) but looks fabulous with some skillful decorating. Love the palette and the way you mixed vintage with new!

ps. This might be a convo for another time and place, but I also love that you were able to call this "decorating". :) I'm pretty new to the whole home decor/interiors thing, but I get the feeling that "decorator" has a sort of stodgy connotation. :) "Designer" seems to be the "better" word to use. But sometimes it is simply that- decorating! I think doing it well is a gift and you certainly have it.

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

It looks amazing! I love your pleated table skirt!!

Cathy Wall said...

Kim I cannot believe what a transformation you have worked upon this room, it is stunning and so inviting! Love the inspiration fabric and how you used it, especially the "library" table. I need to come back when I have more time to pore over the details, great job!!!!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

OMgosh...love everything you did! I love the table, rug, chairs, and the black credenza is to die for.....

designchic said...

Wow, wow, wow, it looks fabulous...loving the antlers over the tv and a perfect layout of the gallery wall. I can't imagine the frustration of hanging all of those...but well worth the effort!!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Looks beautiful! So light & bright!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Can you hear my applause?! Love it all but I NEED those curtains. Obsessed.

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love it! The layout is perfect...and the tailored table skirt...is one of my favorite things in your room! Take care, Caroline

Lekalia Interiors said...

LOVING IT! Really really fantastic! Love all the elements of old and new and the brightness of the room.
Simply smashing!

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

UMMMM amazing! I am obsessed with this room. It is fresh, impeccably styled, over the top gorgeous, and looks like it took a VERY long time to put together. The fact that you pulled it off in six weeks is beyond impressive. One of my faves for sure!

Lori said...

Visiting from Simple Details. Beautiful room. Love the lemon tree fabric.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Looks amazing! the gallery wall is one of the best i've seen :)

Carolyn said...

Wow, Kim! That looks great! I love your gallery wall and skirted table! so pretty.

pam {simple details} said...

I was so SAD the photos came to an end!! Truly an inspiring transformation, Kim ~ what talent to take that shoe box to this stunning space! LOVE the character you captured with your great mix of pieces!!

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Wow! It looks wonderful. I love the art wall, the credenza and fabric choices.

coby kutcher said...

this looks incredible.

Jessie said...

Wonderful transformation! The room looks very fresh and charming! Love all the pretty details and vignettes. My most favorite? Those black and white striped curtains, they are fabulous!

You did a fantastic job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com




The Pink Pagoda said...

Kim, this is absolutely amazing. I won't go into everything I love -- it would be a ridiculously long comment, but I'll say that you have some fantastic taste! And the scale of that gallery wall is so different than what I'd thought from an earlier post. It's much larger and so so great!!!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

Just brilliant how you made use of the room. I love the black and white graphic rug and pillow with the other fun patterns...and that you have items with sentimental value. This is filled with beautiful personality...perfect for a room that you use often (and you'll get to enjoy it often).

Nicole Scott said...

You really outdid yourself! It looks so beautiful, those three mirrors are so much bigger than I thought! They are fab! The gallery is awesome...just love how happy and sunshiny it all is. Love! All the Best!

Anonymous said...

this room is so fabulous! amazing job!

s. mack

charmaine said...

Kim, your space is stunning! That's the kind of credenza I've been looking for! So jealous.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

Gorgeous!

Avis said...

It looks fabulous! Well done! I'm sorry if I missed this in a previous post, but what is your drapery source? Of are they custom.? They look great!

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

Kim this is AMAZING!!! The space looks like it was all meant to be there! In fact, nothing looks like it was just done. The art wall is incredible. My favorite shot is the TV wall. I adore the yellow lamps. Love, love, love! The skirted table is stunning!! xoxox

marlene said...

You have done such a beautiful job. Dividing those spaces of a long room is not easy. You have given each the same amount of importance and so charming. Very well done.

Kathysue said...

To say I am impressed is almost an understatement. Love the eclectic mix and the flow of the room. The leaf fabric on that table is stunning! It feels like a room that took years to become this lovely. A room that too a process of time!
Great job!
Kathysue

A Perfect Gray said...

wowsa. that first look just about dropped my jaw. i think i love the b&w striped curtains the best. gal, you done real good. donna

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I am speechless. That room is amazing! WOW! You knocked it out of this world, makes my room look sad compared to yours!

Vel Criste said...

This space is just perfection! Love the fabrics and the way you positioned the furnitures and the art work! Genius! Great job!

Matters of Style said...

So so gorgeous and fresh! Love the yellow and lemons. Well done!!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I looooove how it turned out! So beautiful and mixed with fun pattern and color. The sofa pillows are my favorite!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

This is so great. It has such a collected feel-can't tell you pulled it off in 6 weeks. I just love every part!

Nicole said...

Hands down, my favorite. LOVE. IT. ALL.

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

what a wonderful reveal! Love the thrift lamps on your tv "stand"...btw, LOVE that dresser that your tv is sitting on! That is one of my fave pieces in your room. You have styled your room fabulously! Great job!

A ndrea said...

Wow!! I have been wild about that lemon tree fabric since you posted it in week one... This room is incredible, excellent job!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Heather (love your space) said...

It looks AMAZING!!!!! This is fun to see because this is a whole that is so much more than the sum of its parts. Kind of makes me wish I had a room to do from scratch (in my own house).

Nicely done.

Fran said...

OH MY GOODNESS Kim!! This is amazing!! It really looks fabulous! I love all your touches and it looks so comfortable, light and airy!! You did a wonderful job!! Congrats!

Lisa Mende DEsign said...

Beautiful!!! Great job!

sharon smith said...

This is an amazing room. You've inspired me with your covered table and by dividing the room. I can't wait to see what you do next!

My Interior Life said...

Oh so pretty, Kim!! I love how light and airy it feels, but grounded with the darker pieces too. And all the art and accessories really make it scream "Kim!" Superb job!!

angela | the painted house said...

Fresh and fun. Bravo!!!

The Vintique Object said...

Oh my, oh my. This is a room to feel totally comfortable in and it is a treat for the eye! I just love all the green and black mixed with wood. Absolutely gorgeous, Kim.
Camille

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Fabulous job on creating a casual, yet sophisticated room out of a challenging space. I love your decision to split the room into two different areas. The pops of black make it young and hip. GREAT job!

A Delightful Design said...

Beautiful! Just perfect. This makes me want to walk right in and join you. I LOVE the gallery wall, every lamp, and the fabrics. You should be so proud! xo,
Abby

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Wow! You did such a great freaking job! I am seriously so impressed with this room. Perfect use of space and amazingly styles. Such a job well done!

SHERRY HART said...

I don't know where to begin.....it's damn pretty! Edited and curated to perfection. I love the graphics with the floral. It's a beautiful and interesting space with so much to look at. Great job!!!

Erin said...

Kim, you did such a fab job! I really love the curtain/lemon tree fabric pairing. Fresh!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Just beautiful - love everything about it especially the skirted table and the hits of yellow! Bravo!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Beautiful job, Kim. I think the layout is so smart and you know I love that fabric. The whole color scheme is serene yet punchy too. Great space!

Nancy said...

I love going back to your room and dissecting it. Those square garden stools are soooo awesome I love them.
Your vignette of your painted console and that bamboo mirror is one of my favs, too. Hope your enjoying the spotlight! This is such a great room.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

You did a fantastic job! I love it.

alison g. said...

Fabulous work! Long rooms are so tough, you made it look easy!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful! i love the eclectic sophistication and the gorgeous palette! that black piece is a stunner, but i also love the white sideboard!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Absolutely love this room! A few of my favorites are the barrel chairs and the wonderful fabric. So happy to have found your blog and am a follower now.
melinda

Holly said...

FANtastic Kim!! And what a great idea to get it professionally shot too - it's beautiful and quite magazine-worthy I must say. The inspiration fabric has me all ga-ga and I can remember seeing your blank canvas when the challenge first got started - what a new look. You must smile from ear to ear every time you're in this room or just walk by/through this room. I know I would. I'm pinning away!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Kim-
The room looks FABULOUS! I love what you have done here. What a transformation!
You deserve a break now.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Mrs. DeVore said...

I LOVE this! Beautiful!

Emily A. Clark said...

Completely beautiful!

Chrissi Shields said...

Amazing JOB!!! PERFECT ROOM

Leah said...

kept meaning to comment about your room, it is gorgeous! i esp love the lemon fabric and gallery wall. great job!