One Room Challenge Week Five

7.25.2012

Welcome to my One Room Challenge update for Week Five.  If you've been following along, you know that Linda, of My Crafty Home Life created this challenge and invited some fun ladies to participate.  Basically, this is Linda's party, and I'm a very appreciative guest.  If you need to catch up, here are weeks One, Two, Three and Four.

I came across the above photo of this gorgeous room by Mackle Construction late last week.  The colors in it are so similar to what I'm doing.  I won't have a boat over my mantle in Dallas, Texas, but I really adore this room.  It's my new inspiration photo.

This Ashley Whittaker room is my drapery hardware inspiration.


Here's my hardware.  I got it on sale -- YAY! -- but when I unpackaged it, it looked a bit bright for me.  I like bright color, but I'm not used to bright metal finishes in my house.  The architecture just doesn't go toward the glam.  Am I just being too conservative here, or should I tone it down?  And if I decide to tone it down, how in the world do I go about it?  I'm not a DIY girl, unfortunately.  

I did go with this linen fabric for the panels.

And I showed the seamstress this graphic.  She told me what it's called, (I was calling it the wrong thing) but I already forgot the name.  I'll ask her again, but you probably already know.

I've been framing some art for my bookshelves.  This is the illustration that Laura, of Spun Sugar Paperie  did for my website.

This is a silhouette I made of my daughter.  It was so easy with just a camera and Photoshop.  I took the photo at night and the reflection is looks a bit unfortunate.  It's better in person.

I decided my bookshelves would be more camera ready if I took the dust jackets off, so that's another thing I've been doing this week.  

I'm supposed to get my reupholstered furniture Saturday.  My drapery panels and my new pillows will be ready by Monday.  If all goes according to plan, I'll have lots to share next week.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Be sure to see the progress of the other participants below.

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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32 comments :

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

love your inspiration! I can't wait for the reveal next week!

Nancy said...

I love your room design. How exciting to pick up finished products! I am all goose bumpy for you. How about spraying those rods a antique brass? You'll find a spray paint just the color you want...really easy fix.
Best of luck Jennifer!
Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Henhurst Interiors said...

I love the room in the inspiration photo, the pops of pink are great. I think the brass hardware won't seem so 'bright' when it is up on the wall and the panels are hung. And I like a little gold with my pink - for instance, the gilt frame on the pretty silhouette you made. I say, go for it.

Can't wait to see the finished room!
Phyllis

My Crafty Home Life said...

It is OUR PARTY!!...and I think I drank too much. That silhouette of your daughter is so lovely. I love that fabric, not too bright at all. How beautiful is your Blue & White store image!! Did she call the drapes pinch pleat?

Beth Connolly said...

I love your inspiration photo. Your colors are wonderful. Leave the hardware as is, go for the glam! The hardware is bright in the Ashley Whittaker room too. It will be fine, especially if you have gold frames on any art in the room.

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Oh how much fun to actually have a brand new room! I think the gold is pretty and exactly like the inspiration photo! Love it!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Looking great.

Emily said...

Funny enough the hardware doesn't bother me as I view it in the picture...I think it will work and I like the mix of old and new (as long as it doesn't look cheap...sometimes the wrong gold will do that)...LOVE the silhouette you made of your daughter!! I am just in love with that kind of thing- especially when done in a fun color! Looking good!

paperjunk-lc said...

All looks great...can't wait to see it all put together.
This series is very inspiring it just might get me off my bum and do a little project of my own!

Thanks for sharing,
Lucidna

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Loving all the details! Can't wait for the big reveal next week!!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

love the silhouette of your daughter! and love the framed painting from your website...that has so much meaning and will be great hanging in your home! can't wait for the big reveal next week.

Junell said...

Sugar, this is so exciting! Wish, wish, wish I was there & could drink coffee (with a nip of brandy) & soak up all the goodness in in person. I am so the wrong person to ask about the gold rods as "LOVE THEM" is all I can say. I wouldn't touch them but if I was gonna' might use a metal darkening solution like "Metal Ager" but really try them first as is. Colors are FAB, fabrics rock & the silo.... stunning! WTG!

Nicole Scott said...

I am loving those inspiration pics. You can totally achieve this look! Love the art work this week too, very clever! Styling shelves is tricky. I was just reading a Vincent Wolfe interview where he said edit edit edit because I am also doing bookshelves in my office. So I'm going to try to edit some more from mine, even if just for the pictures to look pretty. I absolutely cannot wait to see your reveal Jennifer!

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Loving all your updates and inspiration photos. I always remove the paper jackets off my hardback books...you should see me peeling books at thrift stores and garage sales just to make sure I like the covers! Looking forward to seeing your final reaveal!

Kathleen said...

I am DYING to see the final!!! I wouldn't worry about the bright brass. You will probably end up loving the sparkle when the light hits it. It is always things like this that push the design to the next level:-) Also, you have gold frames and following the gold trail will bring your eye around the entire room. Can't wait!! Congrats!! xoxo, K

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Nancy, you got the answer to the drapery rod problem. SPRAY PAINT!!!
I also removed all my book jackets, but saved them in a safe place. They were wearing and getting torn! Now all I have to do is remember where that "safe" place is when I need them. See you next week.

Jessie said...

I love your new inspiration picture, it's beautiful! I like the gold curtain rod as it is but if you don't like the sheen, you can always spray paint it. I think the type of curtains are called pinch pleats. Your custom artwork is very pretty, by the way! I have been admiring it on your website for a while.

Looking forward to see the big reveal next week, Jennifer! I know it will be gorgeous!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Lindsay Hair Interiors said...

This is coming along nicely! I agree, the brass may work out just fine (as seen in the Ashley Whittaker concept) ...especially with framing and other potential accessories. In my experience, the pleat detail is called a Pinched Pleat ...a little different than the Brisby Pleat which has the pinching at the top and the pleats waterfall down softly, whereas the Pinched Pleat has the pinch a few inches down. Looking forward to next week! Good luck!

Things That Inspire said...

The Ashley Whittaker room is absolutely gorgeous, so is the other inspiration picture. I can't wait for the final reveal!

Is the brass of the rod a faux brass, or laquered brass? If you google it, there are instructions on how to 'unlaquer' brass that has a protective finish on it. Either way, brass is definitely back, so I think it will look great!

- Holly

The Pink Pagoda said...

Hi Holly, I should have included that in my post! By the time I put this together last night my eyes were crossing! It's from RH and it's their Antique Brass finish. Thanks for the info! Jennifer

Kim said...

Jennifer ... I love the brass ... and yes, it is sneaking back into design pretty seriously!! And it won't look like too much once it has the finished curtains hanging!! Love the inspirations!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh my goodness, i love the hardware for the drapes, LOVE LOVE LOVE. although, if its all by itself with no matching brassy friends in the room, it may always bother you when you look at it. i also love whatever hot pink fabric that beneath it in the pic! YUM

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I can't wait to see this room next week, I love the pink and blue together. I like the brass finish but if its bothering you now it will probably always bother you.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

I love the hardware! And it is all looking fabulous! Can't wait to see it done!

Janet @ House Four said...

I am SO looking forward to seeing this room come together :)
I love your inspiration photo....i think it has just become my inspiration for some family room changes around here. Love the colours you've chosen

The Pink Pagoda said...

Thank you, Janet! Your photo looks beautiful in the bookshelves! I worked on styling them today. Can't wait for you to see!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Thank you, Bethany! The pink fabric is just a sample from all of the fabric shopping I've been doing for ORC!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Thanks so much, Jessie! Laura, the artist, is amazing. I will definitely be working with her again!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Thanks Kathleen! I think you're right about the brass. I can't wait to see all of your many incredible projects!

The Pink Pagoda said...

You are so much fun, Junell! I wish you could be here, too! I could use your humor about now and your sense of style would rock the room!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow, Jennifer, you have really moved mountains here! Can't wait to see the room!
I love that you removed the dust jackets. I am doing this too. Are you going to save the covers?
Happy Thursday.
Teresa
xoxo

LindsB said...

Too funny, I had a silhouette project on my to-do list for my bedroom. Its hard coming up with some fun DIY art that I can make in an evening and I thought colorful silhouettes were the way to go. We'll see if I actually accomplish this task or not by next week.

Cant wait to see your finished room!!

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