Wednesday, March 20, 2013

One Room Challenge Final Week

Before

After

Thank you for coming to see my final week of the One Room Challenge!  If you're coming in new, here's Week One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six.  Linda, of Calling It Home, created and organized the ORC, and I'm so happy I got to participate. I've transformed my breakfast room; the before and after photos are above.  I'm so excited to finally have this room finished!  Below, I have some specifics to share.


Above are the prints and framing before the challenge, and below you can see the changes I made.



Above shows my sad blank wall; below shows it looking much happier.



I started with this ceiling fan/light, and now I have the chandelier below.



Before, I had a bare floor, a bare window, and chair seat upholstery I didn't care for.  Now, I've got a rug, drapes, and a striped fabric on the chairs that I love.




Remember the talk about whether to go vertical or horizontal? After tweaking this stripe, (I created it in Photoshop and had it printed at Spoonflower) the scale changed, and it was too busy horizontal. And, in the interest of keeping it real, I'll admit I may not be finished with it.  It's not balanced the way I want.  This whole creating your own fabric thing is new for me, and I'm winging it!  



I want to mention my talented friend Stevie (whom I will introduce to you soon) who came over and arranged these beautiful flowers for my photos. I'm so grateful for her help! The photos were taken Monday, and the flowers still look gorgeous. Having them on the table was such a treat as we got to start enjoying the newly transformed room.









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Thanks so much for being here.  I've very much appreciated your keeping up with my challenge and leaving all of the comments and suggestions.  Your involvement has made this even more fun! Now, go see these ladies' beautiful rooms!

55 comments :

My Notting Hill said...

The room looks absolutely wonderful. So fresh and cheery. Now I want some pink roses too. Stunning against your blue/white jars.

Just added you to my blog roll, thanks for having me on yours. Michele

Matters of Style said...

LOVE the curtains!! Stunning!!!

Kim said...

Jennifer, can I come over for breakfast??? Your kitchen is so pretty and inviting ... Don't you love how those drapes just cozy everything up! You are so talented and artistic and your space celebrates you!! xo

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love it Jennifer! All of it! It feels so warm and fresh at the same time. You did an awesome job!!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness Jennifer, what a beautiful room. I simply LOVE THOSE DRAPES and the detailing, and that chandelier makes the entire room! Love your styled flowers in your b&w porcelains, and your prints on the wall. Beautiful, all of it, and those striped chairs, awesome! Great job. You and your family will love to hang out here even more, and your friends!
xo N ancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

This is awesome Jennifer! I love your window panels and that lantern. Oh, that lantern! It's so good!

Emily A. Clark said...

Beautiful, as always :) Especially love that chandelier.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That is such a happy place to enjoy your morning coffee. I love the changes and the curtains are so gorgeous with your prints and collection of blue and white.

Sadie + Stella said...

Ahhhhh such a lovely interior! Breath of fresh air!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It's just amazing how (beautiful) curtains, a rug and more artwork can bring a space to life. Your room looks so pretty and I love your art! You're so talented!

pam {simple details} said...

I'll be honest, I didn't know what you were going to do to make it prettier, oh my gosh ~ it is EVEN more beautiful!! Such thoughtful updates, Jennifer! The drapes and chandelier are gorgeous!

Nicole Scott said...

Stunning! The full shot just made me so happy. It looks amazing jennifer, great job. All the choices and returns totally worth it! You'll be enjoying it for a long time I'm sure:) All the Best. Oh AND PS. Linda's fabric!!! OMG it is so great!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Such a beautiful, bright and happy place you have created! I absolutely love it. It works so well together. I can just imagine the wonderful conversations that will occur at this table :) A new joyous corner for your home. Congrats!

Beth Connolly said...

The room looks so finished now. The curtains, rug, prints, and chair fabric were all lovely choices. The blue and white Chinese porcelain and roses are quite beautiful. Another great job!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love your new drapes...that's one of my favorite fabrics. You did a great job!

LindsB said...

I still cant get over that chandelier, I am obsessed with it! Everything came together perfectly here, I love this space and I'm sure it's so nice to have family dinners here now. What a fabulous job you did!!

Thank you again for all the work you did on creating our pretty ORC buttons and the logo, you are the best!!

marlene said...

Jennifer I forgot the icing on the cake .... the chandelier is amazing! Marlene

Kathleen DiPaolo said...

This is so YOU (ok, and me, but this is about you!). I am obsessed with the curtains!!! Wonderful!! So happy the rug came out and the chairs look awesome. Now, the centerpiece(s) is/are amazing!! I'm using the singular because they all go together perfectly!!! I lOVE it ALL. Congrats friend! Xoxo, K

marlene said...

Jennifer,
I love it all...the draperies with your beautiful prints. The fabric on your chair seats...always loved the color of the chairs and all that beautiful blue and white with those pink roses .... a Jennifer touch!

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

Looks great and so happy!

Vel Criste said...

Gorgeous room! The drapes and all the little detail truly made a difference! Great job!

Jessie said...

What a beautiful, beautiful room! Those drapes are stunning and the chandelier, too chic! Love how you transformed an already pretty room into a more gorgeous one!

You did a marvelous job, Jennifer!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Beautiful room! Love that amazing chandelier!! Perfect choice and makes the whole room!

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

This room is gorgeous, Jennifer...honestly, it was really pretty before but you made it incredible with your changes!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am just noticing the banding on your drapes. I love that touch. I am also noticing your great weather...so jealous. Your prints are perfect and the deeper blue looks perfect with the blue and white pieces. Those roses and the arrangements are the loveliest touch. I want to see more.

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

To think you get to eat in this room everyday...LUCKY YOU!!! Loving that bamboo lantern mixed with your gorgeous prints...and the pattern mix...wow! Great vision and taste, Jennifer.

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

PS. Thank you creating our professional ORC buttons...I just love the look on my blog.

Cathy Wall said...

Such a bright and happy place, a great way to start and end your day! Love the bold palette and changes big and small that helped to transform the space, great job!

Kathysue said...

I ♥♥♥ it, all the color makes me smile and the prints on both walls are spot on, the chandelier could not be more perfect. The stripe is a touch of whimsy and fun in the room. The drapes are definitely the star attraction, just lovely Jennifer, great job!!
xo Kathysue

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

Fabb job!!! The chandelier and drapery are my favorite parts but I honestly love it all!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Such subtle but lovely changes. As an aside, I can't believe how green everything is out your window! I'm so jealous!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

I KNEW you wouldn't disappoint, Jennifer! This is beautiful! Love the color and am drooling over that chandelier! Good thing we don't live closer or I'd steal that in a heartbeat! I LOVE your new drapes. Also, love the blue and white fabulousness that found it's way from Pink Pagoda into Linda's new foyer!

Renee Stephens said...

This is so lovely! I shared it on my on my Casa Stephens Interiors Facebook page. I love everything about it and have plans to purchase some of your prints in the near future =)

Renee@http://CasaStephensInteriors.com

A ndrea said...

Way to go, Jennifer!! Every single detail is perfection! I especially love that chandelier! What a fun journey this has been for us to watch!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love that you kept the red chairs - they look great with all the blue. The curtains are gorgeous, and I'm in love with the chandelier. Jennifer, I neglected to give you a shout-out in my post today. Thanks for your design work and for your support through this process!!!

Kim
www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

The chairs look beautiful-the art looks beautiful-the chandelier is beautiful! Lovely space!

Janet @ House Four said...

Jennifer I love the drapes and the colours you've used in this room. So bright and inviting - looks like a great place to relax with a morning coffee and some blog reading :)

5th and State said...

BRAVO!

what a lovely transformation jennifer, just brilliant!
the draperies and the chandelier are gorgeous and really pulled the room together. everything looks clean, fresh and original
xo
debra

Cara said...

It looks great! Wonderful job all around.

René said...

Wow! So pretty! I love how the wood tones balance the blues. Well done!

Junell said...

How perfect ~ Not sure where to start. The fabrics are fab! You did a bodacious job of coordinating the existing room with the new. Your prints rock & I def need a set of the couple. The red chairs were keepers for sure. The bamboo chandelier redo is extreme ~ WTG ~ I am awe of all the details!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Jennifer -
You took an "already fabulous" room to "Pink Pagoda Fabulous!!!" Of course I love the curtains. What a difference they make. You are ready for that magazine cover.
Very best,
Loi

Lisa Mende said...

love it jen! it is beautiful!!!!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

gorgeous! I love your fabric too, I want some!

Renée Finberg said...

i am sure you have my favorite room.
i have been snooping around....
and YES
it's your room!!!

love it.
xx

The enchanted home said...

Jennifer....congratulations. You have done a truly fabulous job. I LOVE it! The striped chairs, the beautiful window treatments, the blue and white porcelains..its picture perfect and ready for a magazine cover!!

Shannon said...

I am living for this room! I love it so much, I can hardly stand it.

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

yum. I adore all of the porcelain- in real life and the prints!

Design_Fluff said...

Gawgeous! Love it!

SHERRY HART said...

Absolutely
Gorgeous.
I love how warm and cozy the rug and curtains made the space. The chandelier and the curtain hardware are perfect in the wood tones. And....Stevie did a wonderful job with the flowers. I always love how blue and white looks with pink....I would be happy to have my morning coffee sitting there :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the drama the red chairs add- gorgeous! we must all be craving color after the winter- i see a lot of red this time around!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I love this room, especially the drapes and the light fixture and your prints! It looks fabulous.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Jennifer!
I love what you did here! Love your choice on the curtains too. The porcelain is stunning. I bet you do need a rest now.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Chrissi Shields said...

I love that you kept the chandelier neutral color and the chairs the pop of red! great job! love ite

Ashlina Kaposta said...

FAB job. love the blue and white porcelain mix.

xo
ashlina
www.thedecorista.com

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