One Room Challenge Week Three

7.11.2012


Hello friends, I cannot believe I'm already posting Week Three of The One Room Challenge!  The time is flying.  If you are new here, see Week One here and Week Two here.  My exciting news this week is the painting above.  I've posted about my friend Kerry Steele before.  She's such a talented artist, and I love her work.  I asked her to do a commission, and she was fantastic to work with.   

The painting arrived yesterday

in this very carefully packaged crate.  Kerry was so awesome to send me photos as she worked so that I could give her color input.  I hope she is as happy with how the commission process worked as I am.  I'd love her to do another for me sometime!

So, here's the mantel before.

And here it is now.  This mantel is special to our family.  This is our third house, and this mantel was taken  from our first house.  We lived in a neighborhood in Dallas called Preston Hollow where many of the 1950s ranch houses have been torn down and replaced by gigantic McMansions.  We knew that was the fate of our house and asked the buyer if we could take the mantel from the living room.  We love that we still enjoy the same mantel in our family room now.  And I like it much better with Kerry's painting!


Here are some of the fabrics I'm considering.  And yes, I do know that it's kind of late in the game to still be considering!  Did you see my post Monday where I shared my recent custom order?  That took more than a week of working constantly, so I'm very behind on my One Room Challenge.

I'm definitely using the neutral on the sofa and chairs with the solid blue for welting.  I'm not sure if or how I'll use the large scale floral.  It's a Pindler fabric and it adds something to the room that I like.

I'm crazy for this pink fabric that my girl Junell, from Seekers Bazaar, was amazing enough to identify for me.  Not sure if I'll use it, but I hope to in some capacity.  I have several others in pinks and reds that are also in the running.  As I'm not an interior designer, any suggestions on the fabric front would be quite appreciated!  

Be sure to check out the other One Room Challenge participants:

Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
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24 comments :

My Crafty Home Life said...

I need to start with the art, first. Kerry rocked it out for you!! You could wrap it up, at this point. Next, how cool that you took the mantle. Finally, I'm still considering, too. Whatever.

Sadie + Stella said...

Omg. Omg. Omg. The color scheme is SLAYING me . I need that art!!!! AHHHHHH! Love what is happening here.

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I am so happy that the painting arrived safely and is at home on your mantel.
Your is looking beautiful.

Nancy said...

That painting is perfect!!!!!! Great job on your room plan and hats off to Kerry for another winner!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Emily said...

First, LOVE that you kept the mantle! The artwork looks amazing! I am very into your color choices...SUCH a big fan of pops of PINK! It is all looking fantastic!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jennifer-
I LOVE Kerry's painting! It looks fabulous on the mantle. Wow, what a difference it makes!
Can't wait to see what you are doing.
Teresa
xoxo

Beth Connolly said...

Wow! That painting is stunning. Your colors are gorgeous. I know I am going to love this room.

Kim said...

That Kerry Steele is amazing ... and so is your mantel!! It looks so beautiful and even more special with your story! I am just saying ... you HAVE to use that pink somewhere/somehow! That with your blues and your painting will be knock dead!!

Junell said...

TO DIE FOR that abstract! Swooning over it & the fabrics are way cool ~ double score. Really love the architectural details in your "heirloom" mantle.

Nicole Scott said...

Incredible piece for your mantle! What a totally different feeling it evokes than the last! Your fabrics are awesome Pink Pink Pink!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

It arrived in pristine condition thanks to the very careful packaging. I'm wanting to just stay in the family room and bask in its beauty : )

Jessie said...

I love the story behind your fireplace mantel, how sentimental! Lovely new artwork, by the way!

Totally swooning over your fabric choices, the blue and pink look so pretty together! I can't wait to see how you will use them.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Brooke @ Inside-Out Design said...

The painting is gorgeous!!! I love that the mantel is from your first house; that's awesome. It really looks great!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Jennifer,
Kerry's painting is stealing the show this week ;-) It looks absolutely divine over your special mantel. The scale, colors....all perfect. I love the modernity it brings to the room. Lovely contrast with the blue and white. Bon courage!
Cheers,
Loi

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Great job on the fabrics! And what a fun room this will be. Love Kerry - isnt she the best?

LindsB said...

What a work of art!! It just makes your mantle come to life, I really love everything about it!

Nana Moon Shop said...

I think it's wonderful that you were able to save that mantel. It really is charming. The painting is fantastic!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love the colors in the painting - its beautiful! And three cheers for you for saving that mantel - I love things with a story behind them. The fabric choices look great - that pink fabric is amazing. So much texture in it for a solid color. Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

I'm now caught up on all 3 weeks of your progress on the challenge. I love the progress of this room! The artwork above the mantle is just gorgeous. I love the story behind your mantle, too. And your bookcase is going to look fabulous! Can't wait to see it finished!

Kathleen said...

I love this!! You must use the Pindler floral! It adds so much. The pink will really set everything off. Congrats!! xoxo, K

Lindsay said...

Your new artwork is beautiful and I just love the story of your mantle. The hot pink would be gorgeous as piping if you used the floral fabric in pillows! Just a thought :)

Tiffany said...

That artwork is gorgeous and looks amazing over your mantel. I also love your fabric choices, especially love the floral with the pink

barbara@hodge:podge said...

That artwork is fabulous! And what a neat story about the mantel! As for the fabric - LOVE!

Jessie said...

Your house is stunning. That artwork is to die for. I am IN LOVE with all of your ginger jars!!

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