5/12/2016

One Room Challenge



Ok, So I feel like I have been on a wooden roller coaster for the past six weeks. The ones where you feel like your'e going up and down, around and around, and the whole thing has been bumpy and you thought you might crash a few times along the way. Yeah? You've been there? If you haven't been on the particular coaster I was last on (where the Wayne's World theme song played over and over only adding to the bliss), then you've been on something similar. Anyway, you want it to be over because you feel dizzy, tired and kind of like you might be sick. It's been exhilarating though, and along the ride you've had to hold on tight to the person beside you and now she's a good friend. It's all a blur, but when the ride stops you're really bummed and get right back in line for another ride. After a little rest, of course. 

Definitely getting back in line for the fall One Room Challenge. This ride has been too fun and challenging in a best way. 

Here we go! But first, one disclaimer... here lies ahead one million photos and one million words because there is so much to share. So so much. 



Stephanie from Olive and Tate and I have worked so so hard on this space and I really don't think I could be any happier with the turnout. I am so glad that she asked me to help her transform this space. Stephanie was comfortable with neutral spaces but wanted to interject some punch into this space. I think we did a great job keeping the space fresh but still adding in a ton of color and pattern. 

It has been the best time. Cheers to you, Steph! 

If you're just stopping in, you can check out the progress of the room throughout the six weeks here








Stephanie had these babes of chairs and dreamed of them being green velvet. We realized that green velvet and little human babes are not conducive, so we tried an alternative that you can see here and it was just plain awful. Awful. They have been described as La-Z-Boyesque, which is of course not at all what we were going for. They headed to the upholsterer for a second round and thank goodness they came back looking heavenly. Literally like heavenly clouds with nailhead detail. 



This CB2 Coffee table is just about the best coffee table I have ever seen in my whole life. I wrote an ode to it's versatility and kid-friendliness in last weeks post and I have been reciting it all week. The baby-proof edges and slide-like qualities are just too good for this household's little precious human inhabitant. We added re-covered Amazon poufs to add to the multi-purpose goodness and threw this crazy-good deal Nuloom rug in to carry some of the green weight that was taken away when we lost our green chairs in that tragic saga. 



The incredible Marquin from Marquin Designs, painted this beauty for the space and she couldn't have done a better job creating an eye-catching focal point. Bennett's Frame and Art Gallery did a wonderful job with the gorgeous floater frame around this stunner as well. 


And there is that pool table where this all began. The pool table had to stay so we shifted the focal point of the room to create separate spaces and I think it worked out pretty darn well. The windows on this wall were also super oddly placed so we compensated with covering some of the wall space with panels to create some simulated balance. 


Here is a look at the before. Also, new windows have been installed and the panes now run in the same direction... That ones still a mystery.



TJ Breil from Slab Woodworking did an incredible job taking Stephanie's once Billy Bookcase and transformed it into this stunner with it's custom dyed cherry wood top. This was a nod to Stephanie's husband. He loves their dark floors and the dark wood from the pool table so we tied it over to the other side of the room. That raw edge is yum, for real. I cannot believe what a huge difference taking the bookshelves off and adding this wood top made for the room. 



Wheaton and Whaley tassel pillows... hand tied tassels that just make for the best pillow. 

 At least pool tables have fringe on them, right? 

Elizabeth from Wheaton and Whaley created beautiful green, greek key and tassel pillows for the space. We added in the floral pillow from my stash to tie in the color scheme. 



Originally we were thinking these Hobby Lobby tray tables would become side tables, but once the space was laid out,  we realized they were perfect to use on the other side of the pool table. These trays fold so they can be put away when the babe is at play and brought out for entertaining. We decided to use them as boy/girl bars and hung art around them accordingly to fit the themes and Stpehanie and her husband's personalities. 






Boy Bar: All things bourbon, boxed water, ginger beer, and Tigertown. 



Girl Bar: Sparking everything... even straws. 



The very talented Andrea who does all things creative along with painting walls to make them look like only the best, most beautiful wallpaper, painted this animal print masterpiece for the space. There were moments when we thought this was just going to be too much, but I think it serves as a perfect backdrop for a large neutral piece. It's been a rare occurrence when too much actually ended up being too much in my decorating experiences. Too much is pretty much my happy place. 





Copper Table  | Bamboo Lamp (Similar) | Trim (Similar) | Panels 

These drapes were Ikea Lenda Panels that we had a seamstress add bands of persimmon silk and tape on the edges to give them a custom look. 



We bought gold curtain rods from Amazon and had our friend TJ make custom gold bamboo finials for the ends. I love these things. Fo real. 








We started with inspiration pulls from Anthro and although they were beautiful, they weren't exactly the right size and the price was not fantastic. So, in a late night text frenzy Stephanie and I decided that they sure did look like dock cleats (although I had no idea that's what they were called). Stephanie hails from a boating community and schooled me. She provided the hookup for the cleats and I provided the hookup for magic paint called Rub and Buff. It's seriously magic. 




A few weeks ago I found this vintage persimmon tray at one of my favorite Charleston shops, Indigo Market Charleston. It works perfectly to draw our color into the neutral kitchen. The doughnuts do a nice job of that too. 






Thanks for following along! This has just been so much fun. 

A huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home. This One Room Challenge is so great for so many people and I thank you for heading it up. 

I cannot wait to see everyone else's completed spaces! Happy Thursday, Friends. 

xo, Amanda Louise 

















29 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! What is the wall color?

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    1. Thank you! And, Thanks Steph for picking up my slack! haha

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  2. So fabulous!!! What a great transformation!! I love every single detail and if you can take a bland room with a pool table in it and make it so glamorous then you can do anything!! Please keep blogging... I love your posts and I have subscribed by email!!

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    1. Thank you so so much for all of your kind words, dear. You are too sweet and I so appreciate your cheerleading! xo

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  3. Amanda!! I had to go back to your first post because I couldn't remember how it looked!! Fabulous transformation, the layout and chopping the shelves in half, the space looks so much more balanced! The chairs came out great and love, per usual, your mix of colors & patterns! Bravo lady!!

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    1. Oh girl! And your space is just the dreamiest of dreams. Thank you for all of your kind words. xo

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  4. This is so great! I LOVE the artwork and the colors you chose for everything! GREAT job!!

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  5. Y'all are a design duo match made in heaven!!!! The space is AMAZING!!!!!! Every last detail! BRAVO, ladies! xx

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    1. I was just telling Steph the other day that your bedroom is for sure one of my favorite ORC spaces! Beautiful, lady! Thank you so much for your kind words! We had a blast working on the space and now I am bummed that its over... but I also didn't realize how exhausted I was from it! xo

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  6. Love this space! You truly made the pool table work ! The Fringe comment on the pool table made me laugh! I love how you made the room feel cohesive, and oh-so-fun and stylish! Congrats and CHEERS to us for another room done!

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    1. Thank you so so much! I had to at least talk about it's good qualities. haha. Cheers to you, lady! I love your wallpaper choice!

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  7. What a beautiful space! The addition of color and pattern have really brought this room to life. I admit I'm partial to coral and green so the new look grabbed me right away. Well done!

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    1. It is one of my favorite color schemes as well! Thank you so much for your kind words! xo

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  8. Absolutely stunning! This space is wonderful - so colorful (my jam!) and yet it looks like such a great place to just plop down and relax! I love the fabric mix you chose!

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    1. Color is for sure my jam as well! Thank you so so much for your kind words! xo

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  9. What a stunning space. Every detail is perfect and the overall space is filled with loads of personality and style. Great job.

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  10. Loving every inch of this space. I'm so glad too much was not because this animal print wall is the signature detail in this room. Outstanding!

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    1. oh my goodness! thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy we kept an open mind about the animal print wall because it for sure paid off. much love!

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  11. You created a wonderful space! So much to love in this room!

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    1. Thank you, thank you! I so appreciate your kind words!

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  12. Wonderful! The transformation of the Billy book cases is fabulous. The boat cleats are such a great idea.

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    1. Thank you! I am so happy with how they turned out. Thanks for the love!

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  13. Hi again Amanda! I just wanted to let you know that I featured your room among my favorite Living and Dining rooms in the recently concluded ORC Guest Link Party! Thank you again for the fabulous inspiration! http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2016/05/orc-faves-inspirations-living-and-dining.html

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    1. I just saw! Thank you so so so much for the shout out and the love! We had such a fun time being part of this amazing ORC community. XO

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