Welcome back to our One Room Challenge! If you are just joining us, you’ve missed a few things…but that’s alright! Click here to see all our posts leading up to this exciting moment. Week 5 of our challenge was canceled for all the right reasons, but now we’re back with our action-packed week 6!
This week we took the big leap off of the wallpaper ledge! I have been raving about/coveting the Limerence Wallpaper from House of Hackney for weeks now and its finally install time! And I can breathe easier knowing that the mural is gone.
Since we already did our (faux) wainscoting we did not have too much to do, aside from taking down our sconces and accessories. We cleaned the walls, prepped for the paper, and then had our favorite installer Karen Francione help us with the application.
So without further ado, here is our newly papered space…
I absolutely love how complete it makes the space look! Paired with the wainscoting and tile, the space feels so much more luxurious. Time to think about new lighting! I knew I needed something gold, but I wasn’t sure how big or loud I wanted them to be. Also, the mirror is narrow, and it was causing the wall to feel a bit bottom heavy. Something to widen the vignette would help balance out that wall.
Originally I picked these little creepy-chic yet adorable Ballard sconces I planned to pair with black shades. Unfortunately, the finish was not quite right. The theme was starting to skew a little too “Alice Wonderland”, so, I sent them back.
I went to work studying the Hudson Valley Lighting website, my go-to lighting company, and something caught my eye. Their Corbett line has a Martyn Lawrence Bullard collection (who is one of my all-time favorite designers)! I discovered these sconces, which are inspired by Coco Chanel’s favorite flower: the Camellia. Fun fact: they’re still used in Chanel’s packaging and jewelry designs today. PERFECT! I love the shadows they give off. They also make an unreal matching semi flush mount, which are SO hard to find! Can’t wait to use that fixture one day as well! We went ahead and ordered from our partners at Bright Light Design and couldn’t be happier – thanks Wendy!
The mirror now miraculously looks proportional!
I also decided to jazz up the cabinetry hardware situation, rather than just replacing the existing holes with gold knobs.
Addison Weeks has an amazing selection of interesting cabinetry hardware that incorporates natural stones and comes in all shapes and sizes. She also carries amazing backplates, which inspired me to move the cabinetry hardware to the center of the door, rather than the traditional corner placement. And what do you know Addison also has a collaboration with Eddie Ross, a local designer! His large bamboo backplate paired with the bone octagon knob is the perfect dressy combo.
It’s all coming together! I’m feeling so much better about this space. Next week we’re going to be getting accessories together, and then all we have left is our window treatment and the final reveal. I can’t believe we made it. Check out the ORC blog in the mean time to see all of the other designers working on their spaces, there are so many inspiring rooms I might even consider working on another. See you next week!
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