Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 5




 I have a little secret to tell you.....I have taken off right in the middle of the ORC and gone to Florida.  Big deal you say?  Well ..... you are right but I left my camera at home which has a gob of pictures in it for this weeks update.  Yikes.

Never fear I do have a few that I took from my cell phone so all is not lost.


 Week 4 we left off with the table delivery so the next thing to address was the light fixture.  Sounds simple but dang it you guys I have 8 ft ceilings and that is very limited.

Let me show you some of the contenders.



I really loved this Circa Lighting one because it offered both black and brass.  Too bad Sherry because it is too big.  And....backordered forever.

OK....how about this Made Goods beauty.  One little problem.....too big AND way over my budget.

I liked this Circa Lighting number....especially the star canopy but was underwhelmed by the light in general.


This Circa Lighting baby was gorgeous but again....expensive.....backordered and.... way too BIG.

Can you feel my pain here?

Now this Crystorama one peaked my interest.  It was a favorite with the straight lines of the marble table and base.  I thought it might add some whimsey [right at my budget] but I wondered if it was too trendy.  


I went to the Circa Lighting showroom to see this one because it was becoming the #1 choice.  The size was good [remember how small the room is] it had some curves, and the hats had a thin black trim.

Done right?  Nah.....

I rounded the corner to another little number.  A lantern.  Whoa mamasita........but isn't that too trendy?  

Trendy but classic.  

Which is OK.  Classic comes and goes.  Pearls, navy and white, jewel tones, tuxedo sofa and grasscloth wallpaper are all things that have recycled over the years.

So....I ordered [thankful it was in stock] and guess what?  It was the same one I saw in the kitchen at the Showhouse!

Remember?


And here she hangs proud in my tiny DR....just barely fitting....

No glass to dust, gilded iron, kind of the star of the room.....but maybe soon not to be [just hinting at other good things to come].

One more week.  Everything is looking good to be done except for one tiny thing.  The flipping door knobs.  I ordered them the beginning of April and they said "in stock ready to ship".  

Liars.  

Now the new ship date is May 5th. 

I haven't made a decision on the chairs yet.  Waiting to the bitter end which will then leave me about 2 days to make changes.

That will be fun.

How are all of my talented buddies getting along?
Here is your chance to find out.



Glad I picked this week to come to Florida because it has been raining for 24 hours:(

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57 comments :

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Perfect choice on the lantern. This room is going to be one of my favorites, I already know. Now go stick your toes in the sand.

Barbara Matson said...

I love the lantern! And looks like Christine from Bijou and Boheme did the same thing - went to Florida mid way!

Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier said...

Sherry~saw your 1st post on the ORC, and just now catching up! I absolutely love the details, and how the room is coming along! Can't wait to see the final reveal! Love love love the lantern! Going to the Show Home tomorrow!!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I thought I loved all of the lights until I saw that lantern. It is a show show stopper for sure!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Perfect! Love it! ....and no glass!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Love the light! No glass to dust? Brilliant!

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An Urban Cottage said...

I'm loving every little thing about this room!

Jen Gilday said...

The first thing I did when I got up was think "I wonder if Sherry posted her ORC update!? Couldn't wait to see what you've done. And of course, it's wonderful! Love that lantern! And love that it's gold.

Jen

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Love that lantern - very handsome, clean lines!! It's raining just as much in DC!

therelishedroost said...

One of my favorites, just lovely!!

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

Oh my goodness, SHERRY!!! So, so beautiful! I am dying to see the room reveal. LOVE.

Beth C. said...

That lantern is stunning! I hadn't noticed before, but you planked your ceiling too. Love! Best, Beth C.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

that was the perfect choice. perfect. i have a gilded gold lantern in my office, which is the tiniest room in my house, and i think the lantern may be just as big as the room actually. but i love it. and i dont care. and from your pics it looks like it works perfectly. so great choice!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I adore the lantern!! It's the perfect choice! So very chic. I can't wait to see it all next week.

Jessie said...

Your light fixture looks so good, Sherry. I love its simple and clean classic lines, great pick!

Can't wait to see the big reveal next week!

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My Notting Hill said...

Love the lantern! This room is going to be great.

Wish I was in Florida - lots of cold rain here. I'm super excited about the weather forecast for Atlanta next week, sunny and warm.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love, love, love the lantern. Great choice.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I have a client with an eight four dining room, too…and it is TOUGH….everything I have found is way too big. Your lantern is lovely!

Ashlina Kaposta said...

so absolutely beautiful. looks so good!

Simply LKJ said...

Love, love, love the lantern!!

Kathysue said...

LOVE IT!! perfect choice. I am also loving the first light from Circa, I had to pin that. That would be great in my home since I mix the brass with black as well. Love your style, taste and really come to think about it, LOVE your talent and YOU as a person, Great job can't wait to see more, xoxo Kathysue

Emily A. Clark said...

To quote my 1-year-old, "Oh, WOW!" Love it :)

erin williamson said...

YES. Perfect choice!

Now, did anyone not go to Florida recently? Not that I'm bitterly jealous or anything.

Nancy said...

dying over the lantern. seriously loves it! have fun in florida.

Kim @ Plumberry Pie said...

can't wait to see it!

Kelly said...

Your dining room is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see the full reveal! These ORC's are so fun to follow.

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Love thet light is it the darlana? xo

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Beautiful choice on the lantern...yowza! And hooray for no glass to dust. Hope you're enjoying the beach.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Such a pretty finish on that lantern!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I am sadly back from Florida...I love it there. This room is looking mighty spiffy, and I need to see more of it. Love all the chandeliers, but I am a lantern gal so your pick is my favorite.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

that light. no words. amaze.

The Pink Pagoda said...

So happy you went with the lantern -- perfection! Stay dry : )

pam {simple details} said...

YES to that fabulous lantern!! Love the warm gold with your grays. So sorry about the drizzle Shedazzle! :)

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Ok. That's gorgeous! I have 8 ft ceilings, too, and it is impossible to find great lighting. I just went through this looking for something for my kitchen redo. I wanted great but classic and not trendy. It's like a needle in a haystack to find the right size. Yours looks amazing.

Beth Connolly said...

The lantern is absolutely perfect.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Swoon.....that thing is gorgeous!

Lance Jackson said...

Shut the front door ... You rocked it out on that lantern from the SHOWHOUSE!!!! Great job !!!!!!
Can't wait to see it!!! Now get back to your va k!!! ;) xo lance

Reichel Broussard said...

Nice choice Sherry! My fave of the bunch. It's gorgeous and like you said, quite a jewel in the space. Can't wait to see the rest next week!!!

Andrea said...

LOVE the lantern!! We have eight foot ceilings too, and they drive me nuts... they are such a challenge. Have fun in Florida! I'm so sorry it is raining, boo!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

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cindy hattersley design said...

I love that circa lantern. I have used it in numerous settings and it always looks great in every setting...can't go wrong with that one!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Love that lantern, Sherry!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

That lantern is a rockstar! I am looking forward to seeing the surprise and what you choose for chairs. Have a great time in FL!

Tiffany said...

Trendy or not, who cares! That lantern is beautiful! And no glass collecting dust? Perfection. Can't wait until next week!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Put a fork in me...I'm done! This room is killing me!!!!! Love that lantern!

home before dark said...

Picking out lighting has been one of the hardest things in my remodel. Like you I've danced with many frogs. You just kissed the Prince.

ps Yes about the no-dust lateen. We had one in our hallway and my husband and I both hated to clean it. So nether of us did!

Tobe | BIA said...

i mean, sherry, come ON. kick the awesome down a notch, could you? you're even killing it from vacation! the lantern is spectacular. basically, i want to redo my dining room after this challenge is over.

it will be over, right? :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh Sherry I am dying over that light fixture you chose. Love love love it!!! I have a glassless lantern light from Home Depot which is black, and after seeing yours against the planking and charcoal doors, I want to bust out the Rub n Buff and turn mine gold. Looking forward to your reveal next week!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love the Lantern...have a great time in Florida...

Tricia said...

That is the most perfect light. And I love the idea of no glass - brilliant. So can't wait to see the whole room!
Tricia // Suburban Bitches

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

High Five. It's the perfect choice. Love that it's clean, you can see right through it, but it still has high style.

Enjoy your break in Florida!!

Bethany DeVore said...

love it, great choice!

Erica Wahlig said...

Sherry I love this light! I am so glad i am not the only one using brass. restoration hardware just started carrying a linear version of this light and I am obsessed with it. Check it out. http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod3200007&categoryId=cat1701013

Just Spiff It said...

All of a sudden I am not longer getting your blog updates?? This is very sad for me because it really brightens my day by your wonderful blog. Have you heard this from anyone else??

autumn said...

i am head over heels in love with this room! i literally want to kiss that light fixture, make out with the drapes, have an affair with those leopard pillows, run away with those planked walls and MARRY that table! GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

The first thing I did when I got up was think "I wonder if Sherry posted her ORC update!? Couldn't wait to see what you've done. And of course, it's wonderful! Love that lantern! And love that it's gold.

Regards,
Ahsan Cy