Wednesday, October 30, 2013

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE



I am not sure how we got to week 5 but it seems like hours are becoming seconds these days....


It is time to catch up with everyone working on a room design to be completed in 6 weeks.  The plans, the inspiration and stumbling blocks that come with creating on a deadline!

Thanks for the great comments on my fall tour.  Boy....if only I had time to plan for that thing:)

Something I did have time to plan for this week is a better update of the "bunny hutch".  I headed over there on Saturday so we could work on the coffee table.

You guys were spot on....the room did not need more painted furniture.  A good sanding, some light brown Briwax and she was good.  It was a trick question and you got it:)

She went from this....

To this.
  
Took 2 coats of wax but after we put her back in the room we both agreed that it was the right thing.  I joined in on a small bunny dance.

Now she isn't styled yet.....but wait don't go...I do have a few finished shots!

Remember the drop leaf table that was painted?
All finished and ready for a closeup.

The paint color is ASCP French Linen.



We also got the brackets from HomeGoods hung.


The plates are from Salvation Army.  
They were .50 each.

Started styling this corner.  We used some old suitcases from the "bunny attic".....the black and white stripe throw which is probably the best thing Ikea has ever done right?

The marble bowl is also from HomeGoods.


Started working on the mantel.  We are trying to make an effort to use as much of her own junk items as we can so I took a stroll through the "hutch" to gather.

After about 3 tries I was starting to feel it.  She had the frame, books and clear glass bottles.  I picked up the candlesticks at Goodwill.

Not going to say this is the finished product....can't commit to anything until I am forced to take the final shots:)

Design tip: To keep the room from looking to contrived and "perfectly decorated" it helps to create a casual feel in some areas.

I'm still tweaking the bookcases so I guess they will have to wait until the final reveal.

Don't be left out of the loop.....take a look at the progress from everyone else.





 Get creative today.....

Sheriky












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54 comments:

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love everything... but your styling instincts are impeccable. You really need to give a class on how to style tables, bookshelves etc -- amazing as always!

Dana Frieling said...

Yes, please!...to all of it. Gorgeous, Sherry.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I am taking notes on the styling. Its marvelous.

My Notting Hill said...

Loving everything. Feels so comfortable and relaxed. I need to check out briwax!

Beth Connolly said...

Everything looks fabulous and yes, I have used that black and white Ikea throw in virtually every house I have ever worked on.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

loving it! love the table refresh!

The enchanted home said...

LOVE the color..smart move. The color French Linen is gorgeous...looking great! Can't wait for the big reveal.

René said...

Oh my! It all looks amazing already! You have the touch Sherry!

Kim said...

The Bunny house is looking picture perfect already!! xo

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

I agree your styling is phenomenal! That gate leg table looks gorgeous in the ASCP! Looking forward to coming back and seeing it all finished!

charmaine said...

Everything looks amazing!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Beautiful work as always!!!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Did you do the Bunny Hop? The table looks great, yeah for wax. Your styling skills are the bomb.

Naz said...

So happy you didn't paint the table. It looks fabulous.

Christina Baker said...

I saw your images on Pinterest and wow Sherry!!! This has to be one of your favorite projects. I am crazy about all of the arrangements and use of textures. Love the tone on tone...those old suitcases are awesome. I love the bird theme as well. I just love it all!

pam {simple details} said...

Your sister must be beside herself thrilled with this ~ your gorgeous styling is so fun to analyze! :)

Cathy Wall said...

Can I have your magic wand? You just get it right every time! This space is shaping up beautifully, love the finishes on the tables and of course the styling, fantastic!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You are giving me that 11th hour inspiration. You got it girl!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

You're a freaking genius. And you're funny. I wish you could be my neighbor so you could drink wine and style my shelves with me. It's going to look like an entirely different room. Your sister must be buying you lots of wine right now!

Vel Criste said...

Your done!!!!! This room is super gorgeous, from the fabrics and that genius suitcase table, in love with it Sherry! You are a real magician!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry I can't believe the before and after already!! The space looks so different from where you started, it's amazing!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I LOVE this room Sherry. Fantastic sweetie, as always. You are the stylist we all want to be- perfection. True about making it look 'collected' over time and not too contrived. Bravo.
xo Nancy

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Kimber McGallagher said...

Awesome! I can picture Hef lounging by the fire now.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Coming along
Do love ASCP.....

Jessie said...

As always, your styling work looks effortless and beautiful! Love the way you transformed the table! Can't wait for next week's big reveal!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

erin williamson said...

Lovely styling!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

It is looking so great! I have loads to do before I rest. Cannot wait to see the final reveals next week!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Wow, looks so so good! Your styling slays me.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Awesomely styled, Sherry! I am going to my HomeGoods to see if they have any of those brackets at my store. I need those exactly. Wish me luck..

michele said...

looks amazing, sherry. bravo on the styling.

michele

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I would kill to have you come style my entire house! You have such a knack for creating that casual but pulled together look! Every room you style makes me want to take a nap...in a good way :)

Mary said...

This is good. Real good!
Your sister is lucky to have you. I hope you tell her that often.

Simply LKJ said...

Looks amazing! You are quite talented my dear. I just love how you style everything.

Karena Albert said...

Looking great Sherry!!

Love what you are creating!

xoxo
Karena
Review "Fifth Avenue Style"

Henhurst Interiors said...

Completely fabulous - all of it.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Beautifully done. I love the mantel and the empty frame. Salvation Army, Goodwill, Home Goods and Ikea are great resources. With the former 3 you never know what hidden treasures you might find. And then there is the attic :) The vintage suitcases are gorgeous, too.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looking good and can't wait for the reveal.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Love the color of the table...everything looks beautiful..cant wait to see it whens it done..

Stacey said...

Wowza! I better get on it ! Loving the warmth that is oozing from the pics. Your styling is on point! Superb job!

Stacey said...

Oh and love the colour of the drop leaf table!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

you make me sick. in a good way, of course. you've got mad staging skills. Love what you've done so far. I slacked off this week. I'm going to pull it together for the great reveal. Bunny's lucky she's got you! You need to hop on up to CT next and hit my house.

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Great,great, great job Sherry! loVE it!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Love it!! You are such a master stylist! You make me want to go rearrange something :)

Cindy Albert said...

I agree with all the previous comments, everything is looking great!

Happy Halloween to you.

Cindy said...

You are the BEST at styling bookcases, coffee tables and mantels... and that's just that. I've never seen a magnolia branch look more like a work of art, than the one sitting on that ASCP painted table.

Cindy

meg said...

Loving the mix of glass bottles. Can't wait to see the final reveal!

Improvement List said...

The room looks great so far. The styling looks great.

willowinteriors said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe it's week 5 as well!!!??
The tables look amazing! And your styling is so impeccable! I cannot wait to see this room come together next week!

hope @ hopefulgardner.com said...

The drop leaf table?! I'm in love!

Bethany DeVore said...

Your styling is always so pretty, it's looking so good!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

That gray table!!!!! True love on the spot. And the mantel is so effortless looking. Loving the coffee table, too. Can't wait to see the finished magic!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Don't know how you do it - you are the styling master! Looks amazing!

Mary Jo said...

Wow I am in love with your new/old drop leaf table, that shade of grey is just gorgeous! Love your entire room!

xo Mary Jo
http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com