ONE ROOM CHALLENGE FALL 2017 // WEEK SEVEN: FINAL REVEAL

It's FINAL REVEAL WEEK OF THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE, YO! Are you ready to see how my skinny makeover came out of our living/dining/kitchen?? ARE YOU??????

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Let's take a trip down memory lane first and revisit my whole ORC adventure: 

+ Week one - I shared some before pics and told you about my "skinny makeover."
+ Week two - I talked a bit about my design plan and dropped some of my fave inspo shots on your face. 
+ Week three - I did a deep dive into our new lighting game plan (ie. burn everything down and replace EVERYTHING). 
+ Week four - I got into it about what life is like living in a teeny tiny house and shared some of my best #smallspacesquad tips and concerns. 
+ Week five - It was alllll about the little details. 
+ Week six - I talked about the two extra areas I was zhushing up: our outdoor space and our bedroom.

And that brings us to week seven: right here, and right now. 

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So I made up this whole idea of a "skinny makeover." Which basically just means: a makeover where you change the look of your space, but you keep some of your fave pieces, don't completely start over, and don't do any major renos. For me, this is a much more realistic way of making over a space, as I'm guessing most of you: a. don't have a million dollars to spend and; b. don't really want to just burn your whole house down and start from scratch. A skinny makeover is not always possible, but when it is, it's way the heck less stressful than the construction crew, HGTV knockin on your front door type of makeover. 

I made over the main room in our house which serves as a super duper multi-function space: our living room, kitchen, entry and (now!) dining nook. Here are a few of the before pics of the space: 

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I've been obsessed with a neutral color palette for years now, and I don't see any end in site. So I knew I wanted to keep a similar calm palette in the new space. There were also several big pieces that I knew I wanted to keep: Sheila (our crazy vintage wall hanging above), our sofa and armchair, some of our artwork and our kickass coffee table. And I know a lot of people think white is boring, but I ain't one of em'. I wanted to keep our walls white AND our glossy white floors. 

However, I wanted the space to feel MUCH different too. Over the past year or so, I've realized that I was waaaaaay over boho. Boho and I had a torrid love affair for awhile, but now I'm not returning her calls and sneaking Tinder dates behind her back. I'm not sure what happened, but it just started feeling super messy and chaotic to me. I wanted the space to feel much more pulled together and grown-up. 

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I was going for Paris Apartment meets California Cool. I also wanted to bring some more brass and just make the space more functional for us. And I'm SOOOOO happy with how it all came together. As a reminder, here is how the room is set-up layout wise.

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I want to get this party started with our living room area (as a sidenote, I have included links/sources for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G in our space at the bottom of the post): 

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

One of my fave changes are the curtains from Annie Selke which we now have on both sides of the room. I knew I wanted curtains across the entire space in the front, which was slightly tricky based on the location of our window/door, but it totally worked out in the end. I ordered a super duper long curtain rod, and doubled up the panels to make them look more full (I don't usually like how single curtain panels look...I always feel like it ends up looking flimsy, so I like to always double em up). I absolutely love the panels I chose because they are gorge in person, and they are not completely solid, but still provide privacy and let in some light. 

I also decided to really simplify our sofa. I used to 7,435,126 pillows on there and it was just way the hell too much. So now it's just one badass, baller pillow from Pom Pom at Home and sexy new double sheepskin.

My other bizarro design quirk is that I always want floor lamps to be super high...like just leaving them on the floor feels weird to me. So I like to often put them up on side tables like I did here. This pretty lamp from Hayneedle totally makes me think of the Paris Metro. 

My vintage coffee table completes me...I will never ever ever get rid of it. If you don't like it, you and I have nothing more to say to each other. E-V-E-R. :)

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

I really loved our vintage console, but I wanted something with storage under the TV and I wanted it to be "closed storage" so you wouldn't see all of our crap. When we decided to ditch that big white Ikea pax closet that used to be in the corner, I knew I needed to figure out where all the stuff that was in it was going to go. Much of it ended up getting ditched, but this gorge piece from The Mine actually has some shelves in it so we keep a lot of our extra cleaning supplies in there. Also all of our ugly electronics stuff is in there too. 

Our creamy, soft rug from Article was another fab addition to the space and helped pull together the neutral palette in there. I know: neutral, neutral, and more neutral. I want to punch myself in the face too, so join the club. 

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Another piece that really helped to transform the space is our new light fixture from Lamps Plus. Our previous fixture was not "open" like this one and I now realize it was totally blocking up the room in a strange way. This fixture also fits the scale of the space a lot better. You walk through the front door and this fixture basically says: "YO, LOOK AT ME RIGHT NOW. CAUSE ONCE YOU START, YOU CAN'T STOP. I OWN YOU NOW."

The armchair here is facing the sofa, and behind it is our brand new little dining nook!

This is the space that used to have the big ole Pax, but now we actually have a table to sit at and eat. An actual TABLE. Though we have a dining table outside on our patio, it's seriously a game changer to finally have a table to sit and eat a meal at. I feel like I real grown-up. I also like to pretend that this area is my new office sometimes. 

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

The next spot I wanted to zhush up was our kitchen. Now, truth time: would I love to do a full on, no joke, deep dive kitchen reno? Yeah. But that shiz ain't cheap. Not only that, but I didn't want to disrupt our whole damn lives for weeks. I don't really *love* our kitchen, but I also don't hate it. It's pretty much brand new as it was redone when we bought our house 3 years ago. It's just not totally my taste. At least it wasn't. 

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone (yep, our dog Gus snuck into this one)

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone (yep, our dog Gus snuck into this one)

I planned to make 3 big changes in the kitchen: switch out the cabinet pulls, switch out the island and add a mirrored backsplash. Now I'm guessing you're thinkin: hunh? I don't see a mirroed backsplash in any of your pics??

If you happen to follow me on Insta, you probably already heard my mega rant the other day on what went wrong there. It's not really worth re-hashing, but the co I hired basically screwed up big time. So the mirrored backsplash is actually getting installed TODAY. #oops So yeah, I'll show you that b on Insta stories

But mission accomplished on the other 2 changes!

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

I know it seems like no biggie to switch out cabinet pulls, and in terms of ease, it really isn't. But I actually think these pulls have made a giant, humongo difference in how our kitchen looks. Our last pulls were maybe 8"...and these new babies from Emtek are 16." These are no joke, do not eff with me cabinet pulls...and I love very hard. 

As for our new "island," I'm sure you can tell it's not really an island at all....it's a console. But one of my fave design tricks is to use stuff meant for one thing for something else. In this case, this console is the perf, stylish piece for our small kitchen. It looks like something out of the 80's and for me that's a really, really good thing. I'm super duper in lurv with it. 

Next I wanted to remake our entry. And by "entry" I mean a strip that's about 2 feet wide behind our front door. Yet again, we didn't have much room to work with. 

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Ok, YES: that wall hanging is kinda boho, but with all the other boho crap outta here, I still think it works. We now have a super chic bench to sit on, and there's even some room underneath for some baskets (though not wicker baskets...I went with leather this time around). We keep our slip on shoes in one and Gus's dog toys in the other. 

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

The other thing I wanted to do, is set up an area for all of our crap. So that's what I did on the etagere. We have a vintage ashtray where we have our keys. 

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

And then I set up a little section for all of my sunnies: 

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

OH, and I'm super duper happy that I was able to hide all the ugly dog leashes and harness action behind the curtains to the right of the door. 

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Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Once I had the main room in order, I wanted to refresh our bedroom just a smidge (You can see our bedroom when you are standing in our living room looking into the hall).

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

We switched up the rug in our bedroom with the Jota rug from Article, and it's been a game changer. We needed something a bit heartier in there because Gus spends so much time on it. BUT I also wanted something that wasn't scratchy under bare feet. The Jota is it. We also upgraded all of our bedding with new additions from Pom Pom at Home and zomg. Game changer part deux. I pretty much don't want to get outta bed anymore. 

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Image by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

Annnnd, the last spot I tackled for this One Room Challenge was our outdoor area. We look out on to this area right outside our front door (and through the window in our living room), so I was so glad to give the outdoor space an upgrade too. 

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IImage by James Tiffany/Oxford Boone

I fell hard for Stori Modern's novel collection when I saw it online, and seeing it up close and personal won me over even more. We recently had a party and this new seating area was the bomb dot com. It's crazy super duper stylish and also provides us with a whole new spot to hang in. I'm going to go into much more detail about it in another post, so stay tuned for more soon. 

Ok, One Room Challenge, Fall 2017 over and out! Phew! This was such a fun one and I'm over the moon with how everything turned out.

Here are the sources for everythang: 

LIVING ROOM
Uttermost Geometric Cabinet, The Mine, $627
Texa Rug, 5x8, vanilla ivory, Article, $399
Hudson Valley 14-light chandelier, Lamps Plus, $1450,
Greylock Indoor/Outdoor linen curtain panels, Annie Selke, $166/ea
+ Coffee Table, vintage**
+ Johnny Sofa, Roger & Chris, starts at $1819**
+ Johnny Armchair, Roger & Chris, starts at $1499**
Dimond Lighting Huntington Drive Floor Lamp, Hayneedle, $578
+ Brass side table, vintage** (here is a similar piece)
+ Naked Lady sculpture, vintage**
+ Brass abstract head, Home Goods** (love this petrified wood sculpture instead)
+ Large wood bowl, vintage**
+ Glass and wood eggs in bowl, vintage**
+ Montauk body pillow, Pom Pom at Home, $290
+ Dark Linen double sheepskin, Annie Selke, $250
+ Wall hanging in window, I made it! Here are directions
+ Imax Fabiola Honey Accent Table, Bellacor, $341.95
+ Leather giraffe, vintage** 
+ Angular tapered candle holder (Large), Target, $16.99**
+ Angular tapered candle holder (Medium), Target, $14.99
+ Barbell brass floor lamp, Article, $99
+ Black and white charcoal art, vintage** (here is a similar piece)
+ Colorful large abstract art, vintage**
+ Wood sculpture, La Commune General**
+ Elephant stool, vintage**
+  Hudson Valley Gideon 33" 1/3 wide aged brass 14-light chandelier, Lamps Plus, $1160

ENTRY
Imax Don Metal Bench, $199, Bellacor
Robert Abbey Jonathan Adler Bristol Antique Brass One-Light Table Lamp, Bellacor, $455.40
Pendula orb lamp, Article, $249
+ Giant wall hanging, aka Sheila, vintage**
+ Maris white marble clock, Article, $59
+ Skinny brass etagere, Hayneedle, $182
+ lacquer trays for sunnies, vintage**

KITCHEN
Trail 16" pulls in satin brass, $49/ea, Emtek
+ Artmax Accent Cabinet (used as a kitchen island), The Mine, $1463
+ Linon cowhide rug in beige, Hayneedle, $349

DINING NOOK
+ Modrest Pacer Dining Chair Set (2 chairs), The Mine, $448
+ Seno walnut rectangular bar table (with Seno dining table legs), Article, $399
+ Pillow, vintage**
+ Abstract Project 62 brass sculpture (I layered 2 on top of each other), Target, $16.99**
+ Vase, vintage, EBTH**
Robert Abbey Jonathan Adler Bristol Antique Brass One-Light Table Lamp, Bellacor, $455.40
+ Stilnovo Ellinor wall lamp, Hayneedle, $223
+ Art, vintage**
+ Niels Latte Woven Wool Rug 3x5, Annie Selke, $278
Greylock Indoor/Outdoor linen curtain panels, Annie Selke, $166/ea
+ Makenzie armless loveseat, Overstock, $248**

BEDROOM
Brussels Walnut King Coverlet, Pom Pom at Home, $600
Jota Sesame Ivory Rug 5x8, Article, $249
+ Leather bed, Kelly Wearstler (vintage)**
+ Burl wood dresser, vintage** (similar version here)
+ Bern door knob w/square rosette in satin brass, Emtek, $97

OUTDOOR AREA
+ Pillows, Flea Market Fab, prices vary**
+ Novel love seat x2, Stori Modern, $1199
+ Novel coffee table, Stori Modern, $449

**NOT AN OFFICIAL ONE ROOM CHALLENGE SPONSOR; I purchased these items myself

Just for funzies, you can also go back and see what I did in the Spring 2017 ORC where I redid our little guest house/airbnb rental

Any questions? Thoughts? Comments? Lay em on me in the comments below. 

And don't forget to check out everyone else's final reveal posts! Thanks so much to Linda for including me again, and to all of the sponsors who I was lucky enough to work with!

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