Wednesday, October 30, 2013

One Room Challenge Week 5

It is hard for me to believe we are getting close to the end here with the beginning of week five - the month of October has flown by! - but we did have some exciting progress at Church Street in the last few days and all I can say is I could not be happier that I have an extra roll of this wallpaper in my possession. It is totally fabulous and I am going to be using it again - for myself. Sorry, Sophie!

Michele at My Notting Hill suggested a powder room and she is right on - I am going to use it in the downstairs half-bath of our cottage in Rhode Island. And I would like to take a moment to give a shout-out to my painting and wallpapering contractor, Jeff Wilmot, who got this job done in three days - because I asked him to. Seriously! Who wants this guy's number?
Jeff and his colleague Tricia who did the paper installation

Tricia did such a beautiful job of hanging the paper as well as the detail work of disguising the switchplate and outlet cover on the wall.


New developments...I am having a cabinetmaker in Boston build a copy of the small Chelsea Textiles bureau that will be Sophie's bedside table but reworked as a bookcase for the other side of the bed. When I did the new floorplan for Sophie's room I inserted a place holder on the right side of the bed balancing the bureau on the left. At the time I wasn't sure what we would put there.

Like all serious readers, Sophie has a collection of favorite books she likes to revisit and wanted a place in her room to keep them. A few years ago I had a pair of bookcases made that were modeled on the same Chelsea Textiles frame, shown below in my living room.

The version for Sophie's room will be scaled down to the proportions of her small bureau.

Lastly, Sophie has been looking for some decorative accessories to complement the redesign of her room and this petite lacquer tray for the bedside chest was her first purchase. I thought it was a great find - chic and very inexpensive - source (you won't believe it!) here.

Fingers crossed that the window shade will arrive in the next few days so Sophie can move back in (even though we will still be waiting on the headboard.)

If this is your first visit...the One Room Challenge, or ORC, is a semi-annual event, organized by Linda at Calling It Home, where 20 bloggers made up of Professional Designers, Interior Design aficionados, and Diy'ers share the transformation of a room from start to finish. Over the course of six Wednesday's we write about our progress. You can catch up on my previous installments here at Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4.

34 comments:

  1. Phyllis…I love what you are doing with Sophie's room. The wallpaper looks fabulous and I cannot wait to see her new bookcase. Thanks for taking on the challenge. Fondly, Allison

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  2. How fabulous is that wallpaper? I love it, and love the idea of it in a powder room!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your room reveal next week! Good luck with the final countdown.

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  3. I LOVE the wallpaper..what a vision you had. It is spectacular and I cannot wait to see it move along!

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  4. That extra wallpaper worked out - sounds like it will be perfect in RI. That tray is fab and I'm really liking the square shape. How nice to have hired such professionals - the detailing of the wallpaper on the light switch is perfect.

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  5. Phyllis,
    I love it when a room starts to take shape and you and Sophie have done a beautiful job with the selections of paint, wallpaper and furniture. As our study is similar in size to Sophie's room, your project has inspired me as we search for a day bed for that room. The lacquer tray is such a pretty addition to the nightstand. I also like the chair frame in its new paint.
    Karen

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  6. This is going to be so amazing! I love that wallcovering!!
    Karolyn

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  7. The wallpaper is gorgeous! I've been enjoying your posts and looking forward to seeing the finished room.

    -Deborah

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  8. Love the idea of the paper in a powder room. That match on the switchplate is one of the best I have ever seen. This looks lovely. Shocked about the tray source.

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  9. Everything is really coming together beautfully Phyllis! Can't wait to see the big reveal!!

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  10. Phyllis, that wallpaper is fabulous, I love the beautiful mix you're using! So excited to this all come together!

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  11. That wallpaper is gorgeous! Can't wait to see the final reveal!
    -Shelley

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  12. Love the bookshelf! It looks beautiful. Xx, K

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  13. Could I live in Sophie's room? This is going to be beautiful! Lucky girl!

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  14. What a beautiful space. I can't wait for the full reveal!

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  15. The wallpaper is very pretty and glamorous! Love how perfectly your wallpaper installer matched the paper to the switch plate, love detailed work like this! Can't wait to see the beautiful custom piece and the big reveal next week!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  16. That wallpaper is brilliant, Phyllis!! It reminds me of the houses I often see in European magazines....like British House & Garden. I can't wait for your reveal next week. Ciao ciao, L

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  17. It is looking so great and I adore the wallpaper!

    I have loads to do before I rest. Cannot wait to see the final reveals next week!

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  18. I love everything so far. I can't wait to see the final reveal!

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  19. It's looking fabulous in there! I can't wait to see the end result.

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  20. I love that petite bookshelf. I found one of those lacquer trays too. What a score.

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  21. the wallpaper is lovely. Looking forward to seeing these gorgeous custom pieces come to life.

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  22. That wallpaper is to die! Seeing it up is even better than I thought. I just love it. The bookcases will be so pretty...can't wait to see the reveal!

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  23. Very nice Phyllis! I adore that paper! Absolutely use it again!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Review: "Fifth Avenue Style"

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  24. I agree the paper will look fab in your powder room! Loving your idea for the bookcase and the wall paper install was done beautifully. Can't believe the tray came from JCP! Can't wait for the reveal next week! xx

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  25. That paper is a showstopper and will look amazing in your powder room too!

    xo Kat

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  26. Beautiful wall paper and thanks for tip on the JCP tray!

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  27. Great wallpaper. Looking forward to the reveal.

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  28. I am dying over that wallpaper! it's EXCELLENT! it makes the room! can't wait to see more. hop over to my space to see an update on my ORC if you get a chance!

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  29. Phyllis, that wallpaper is insane. I am having trouble deciding if you or Loi has the most class and most exquisite taste in blogdom. I think it might be a tie (and I have a major Loi crush). Well done girl.
    :)

    xo Terri

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  30. The wallpaper is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! And to have these lovely custom pieces designed for your daughter is fabulous. They'll be perfect for her and the room!

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