Thursday, May 11, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Week 6: REVEAL

Welcome to Week 6 of One Room Challenge Spring 2017 and we are ready for the reveal!!  It has been quite a journey to transform my bold and vibrant dining room into a serene yet edgy duo purpose dining / home office that offers an incredible amount of storage without sacrificing style.


It was a difficult decision for me to tackle this makeover as there was really nothing wrong (design-wise) in this dining room.  However, one major shortcoming of this space was the lack of stage and I had only one goal in mind when I designed the space 7 years ago: evening entertaining.

image courtesy of Style at Home / Donna Griffith
Fast forward to 2017, a functional home office is also on the menu in this dining room and its sumptuous little black dress isn't going to cutting it.  That is when I realized I need a complete 180 in design direction and re-imagine the room with practical storage / functional office essentials that doesn't scream "office"!  In six short weeks, I have accomplished the duo purpose room of my dreams thanks to lots of help from my favourite brands and the heartwarming encouragement from my fellow #OneRoomChallengers over the past 5 weeks.


Remember my design game plan:


Well here is how my new dining room looks like now! 


To keep the dining room light and airy, I opted for furnishings that are streamlined in design and subdue in palette.  The dining table is an unbelievable find from HomeSense that fits the budget + has the right scale (only 41" wide) and it looks very much so like the classic Platner Table (which is too large for my dining room).  The glass bubble chandelier from Bocci is dramatic without overpowering the room, and the sophisticated linen drapery (deconstructed stripe by Miles Redd for Schumacher) is so soft and luxurious.


I love love love my dynamite wallpaper (Andromeda) from Calico Wallpaper as the perfect backdrop that truly elevates the look of my bookcase and it makes my cherished collectibles feeling that much more special.    


Styling is always fun and for the dining room vignette, I zoomed right into the purple and green palette with my favourite blooms, a faux navy blue shagreen / mirrored tray that sparkles and amplifies the luxe factor, and iridescent plates that are totally hot right now. 

AND my second Calico Wallpaper (mist) and the custom credenza are ready to welcome my guests!



The ombre colorway of this wallpaper is soothing yet captivating thanks to its hint of lavender and the sensational grasscloth-like texture.  This large scale mural is rather easy to install (I did hire a professional to do the job) and there is no way I could have achieved the same smooth, seamless ombre effect with paint.  If you are looking for ways to add personality and texture to your wall, I highly recommend you check out Calico Wallpaper.  


The calacatta marble from Brampton Marble and Granite is absolutely remarkable and I love how well the marble complements the white cabinet doors and the natural white oak side panels.  My love of circles has led me to this stunning mirror (scored from HomeSense) and a pair of the spectacular Horizon wall sconces from ANONY.  To up the sexy factor, I have invited Mr. Bond as my honourable guest to my dinner party and he is outfitted by reference: contemporary.


Of course I have kept my favourite doggie print by Valerie Davide from Trowbridge and what a fresh and sophisticated corner if I may say so myself!

It's time to say hello to the floating cabinet on the adjacent wall and I have partnered it with these super chic (and top quality) round knobs from Lew's Hardware available at Upper Canada Specialty Hardware, a cool + playful print by Luke Edward Hall, a mighty sculptural light from Lightform, a sexy lucite + chrome bar cart from HomeSense, and of course my DIY artwork with all 7 accent colors in this dining room thanks to Para Paints.  


Who doesn't love a bar cart for entertaining right?  In my case, this three-tier lucite and chrome stunner fits like a glove next to the cabinet and I just love perfectly at home it looks! The bar tool set by Jonathan Adler available from Black Rooster Decor is to die for and so is the lush green vase by Luca Nichetto from Mjolk.


As if doing one makeover isn't challenging enough in 6 short weeks, here is how my dining room looks like dressed as a home office.


Being inspired by the delicate pastel colors popping up everywhere this spring, the daytime look is soft and inviting so I would actually work in this space (instead of just having a cocktail at 10 am).  


I don't know about you but I love my morning coffee and an espresso with amaretto at night (somehow evening coffee doesn't keep me up at night), so can you tell how excited I am about my personal gourmet coffee station? FYI, I scored this super chic cappuccino / espresso machine from the infamous HomeSense Prive event. The wood tray with leather handle is from Mjolk.



Now about the desk ... I knew from Day 1 that I don't want to see a "desk" in the dining room.  To achieve my goal (and Chris' demand for large surface space for an extra monitor and room for paper work), I have designed a floating cabinet with maximum storage where the middle two doors open up + keyboard tray to pull out for an easy, breezy office space.

Seriously, who doesn't want to work in front of this spectacular wallpaper? I was so inspired that I have created my own DIY artwork over a long weekend!  If you have any left over accent paints at home, pick up a canvas and be your own favourite artist.  I love that shot of vibrant green and can you believe it all started from this gorgeous Emerald Tray by Jonathan Adler from Black Rooster Decor? Thanks Nina for inspiring my color direction for this makeover! 




Thanks so much for dropping by and a BIG THANK YOU to Linda of Calling It Home and House Beautiful for hosting yet another fantastic #OneRoomChallenge.  I have been following along many fellow #OneRoomChallengers and I am totally blown away by the immense talents + creativity that make this twice a year event a truly exceptional experience.

Check out the 20 featured designers + over 200 guest participants here


Hope you are inspired by all the incredible transformations and perhaps you would like to tackle a makeover in #OneRoomChallenge Fall 2017!  I completed my first challenge in Fall 2016 and yes I would definitely do it again! 




photos courtesy of Stephani Buchman Photography

56 comments:

  1. Perfection...just as expected! From the wallpaper to the artwork and your new-found storage, you nailed it.

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    1. Thanks so much Tricia! I am absolutely thrilled on how everything came together! Now I get to throw dinner parties again!

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  2. Love, love, love the wallpaper and the mirror! I'm a big fan of circles as well, oh and rectangles. My 2 favorite shapes! You did such an amazing job on the space. So hip and chic! You look fab as well! Congrats on completing the ORC with a bang! Have a happy rest of the week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. oh that calico wallpaper is so good! I couldn't recommend it to people enough. The mirror is such a great find from HomeSense and I love how the circles just kept linking from one corner to another!

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  3. Tim, it's gorgeous. I was looking forward to seeing this makeover, so much, and it's just as good as I hoped! The wallpaper, the console, the table & chairs - I love it all.

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    1. Thanks Lizzie!! I love yours too! congrats on us #oneroomchallengers on Week 6!!

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  4. Tim!!!! This room came together so beautifully! I can't believe you did all of this in six weeks! The table, wallpaper, credenza, lighting, it's all lovely! Congrats on yet another successful ORC transformation! You're such a pro!

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    1. yours too Julie!! so much fun and your photos look so good!! I need a lesson on photography with you! congrats on finishing your first #oneroomchallenge on such a high note!

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  5. Such a beautiful modern room. I love love love the wallpapers and the lighting. Everything is perfect and to scale. I especially love that it's not over accessorized. It's truly perfect Tim!

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you!! I tried to pair back from accessories and let the pieces in the room really shine for their exceptional quality and design! xoxo

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  6. What a dramatic before & after. I love that you kept touches of green in your new space. It's a nod to your old carpet and love of malachite! :)

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    1. it is finally done!! lots of preparation and 6 weeks of intense labour + a couple of breakdowns lol! I couldn't be happier with my dining room and you have to come over for a cocktail soon!!

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  7. This.Is.Perfection. You did it again Tim! The wallpaper, the details, the atmosphere is to die for. Well done!!

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    1. Thanks so much Sabrina!! Such a rewarding experience and surely it was a lot of work but so worth it at the end!

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  8. So well executed, Tim! WOWSZA! I have to look again. Too many delicious details and the styling is spot on. I would feel like I was floating on a cloud working and dining in that space! Congrats on another AMAZING space! xo

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    1. TYTYTY Kristin! It means so much to me with such complement coming from you! Your room is absolutely stunning and yes, I love sitting in the room feeling just like floating on the clouds!

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  9. it was awesome before, but even more so now! and i love the lighter feel- the table is awesome, and loving all the added storage! oh and that light fixture!

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    1. Yes the table is so chic and totally budget friendly and the storage, so worth the investment!!

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  10. Love your new dining room. Another great makeover Tim!

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    1. Hi Lisa, it's from HomeSense #myhomesense

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    2. Great find! I've been looking for something exactly like that. ...looks very much like the Serena and Lily one that Emily Henderson had. Well done!

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  12. So perfectly styled! Love it all, especially those gorgeous chairs!

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    1. thanks Breanna! i am so obsessed with your transformation too!!

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  13. It looks amazing, Tim!! So fresh and fashion forward without trying too hard. Timeless chic!!! Here's hoping we'll have a chance to catch up over tea at that lovely table sometime soon! xx

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    1. AWWW Sarah!! You just made my day! It's a date ... coffee / tea / cocktail at my place!

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  14. Such a gorgeous transformation Tim! It's so sophisticated yet very inviting, I love all of the soft layers, bravo!

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    1. You are so sweet Jana! Love how all the pieces coming together and now we all get to relax and enjoy our makeovers!! Checking out your fantastic kitchen right now!

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  15. I love this room, very light and the details are perfection! Great job Tim!

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    1. thanks so much Sylvia!! it was such a rewarding experience to participate the #ORC. I will definitely do it again!

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  16. Wow! Your spaces resemble those of a magazine spread. Excellent job on the wallpaper and functionality of the design.

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    1. Thanks Delia! Maybe we will see a before and after printed one day ... fingers crossed!

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  17. Oh, I really like this transformation. It was a great space before but calmer and still so fun now. And that wall treatment behind the glass shelves is incredible! Truly, amazing job!!

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    1. that's exactly what I am after: calm, serene and chic! Love that wallpaper from Calico and your bathroom is just beyond!! Bravo!

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  18. Tim, it was gorgeous before but I love the fresh new look so much!

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    1. awww you are so sweet Sarah! Your dining room looks fabulous too!

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  19. Love it tim! As I said, I love the lighting and I also like how everything blended together. :)

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    1. come back for a visit Vonne!! we can have cocktails when the kids are zzzz

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  20. What a beautiful space Tim! Light and sophisticated are the two words that immediately enter my mind!! Gorgeous!

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    1. thanks Lidia! So glad you feel the same! Now I finally get to enjoy the space after 6 very busy weeks!

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  21. This is incredible! Love your use of fresh pops of color. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the kind words. Love your work. Great job on the ORC!!

    Mollie-- Design Loves Detail

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    1. Thanks Mollie! It was a lot of fun and I really couldn't have done it without lots of help from my favorite brands! Love a supporting and inspiring design community!

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  22. Tim, I am swooning over the artwork choices you made in this room! They really bring it to life even more! You did yet another fantastic job, and I love how this space feels more like a sibling and less like a distant cousin to your gorgeous kitchen now (even though it was a super cool distant cousin!). It's just SO good!

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    1. awww!! thanks so much for your lovely words! Your laundry room is truly inspiring too! xoxo

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  23. Hey you are amazingly talented tim San :) Love the transformation and very proud of you!
    BTW love that rug too!

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    1. thanks shell!! come back for a visit soon!

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  24. This makeover is so amazing! I LOVE the sophisticated neutral palette and the clean lines of all your stunning furniture choices... Fabulous job and congrats on your second challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much Kevin!! It was a lot of fun + also a couple of meltdowns to get here but I am surely glad that it's done and most certainly loving the new design direction! love the fab room you did for your big sister!!

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  25. I love this space and how you incorporated both the function of an office and the dinging room together. I also have a home office/dining room combined. And you are making me want to start from square one in there!

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    1. xoxo Nicki! I wish I had more time to order the part i really need to make the "desk" area even more functional but that's ORC and I am loving what I have accomplished in 6 weeks! Thanks for dropping by!

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  26. Turned out beautifully Tim! I love both of the custom cabinets and the overall more neutral, quiet palette. Great styling too. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks so much V!! I love yours too and your custom wood work always blown me away. such an inspiring place to work! yay to #oneroomchallengers!

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  28. This space went through a grand transformation. The purple wallpaper is my favorite part about the look. Thanks for sharing.

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