Wednesday, May 7, 2014

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE REVEAL




It's here.  We have crossed the finish line of the ORC.  I am sure there were times we all thought WTH did we sign up for...but then again would we have finished without that deadline?

Hard to say.  If you are wondering what all the hoopla is you can start at the beginning here.

Linda is our boss...and I use that term lightly because she is really there to coach us through the 6 week challenge.  Oh Linda...where is the cocktail party for us to celebrate!


I want to get together with all of these talented people and hear the down and dirty of how they really tackled a 6 week makeover with the demands of everyday life [kids, jobs, budgets and distractions].

We should start at the beginning in case you are running to get through all the reveals today. 
Here is the before:


It all started with the faux limestone walls.  Long story short it was on for life and had been there for close to 20 years.  I am sure you are asking yourself how the heck I kept anything that long?

I decided against the expense of hiring someone to remove it...and spend the money to cover it up with wood planks.  The next eyesore was the single door which actually goes into the office/laundry room.


After these both were addressed I could have put this room back together and been tickled pink.

But....we all know how that goes.  One thing leads to another and it's a slippery slope after that.

Enough review let's get to the after.  The last post addressed my concern over the chairs.  I gave it a lot of thought and decided that if I had gone forward with my selection for the window treatment [light white linen] the chairs would indeed be too heavy.

So I sat myself down and had a client/designer discussion.  The solution is going to cost.... but you love the chairs and it will still be less expensive that new ones.  Don't come this far and not finish the room.

 I  pulled the trigger....and ordered the Schumacher Hollycock fabric to add some weight to the room.  It hurt...but it was good advice:)



I love them so darn much.



I installed the door knobs



I had to get a little vintage in there using my collection of old bottles.


I am so happy with the light fixture...here is how I go over it in my mind:

The marble table top, acrylic base, light fixture all have angles.  The fabric and chairs help to soften the room.


As you all know I am a fairly classic girl but I love that the table and base keep it from being too predictable.

Here is the view from my kitchen...

I tried a few different things on the walls but it just looked too busy.  I have said this before...give the eye some peace in a room....





And that's a wrap.  I decided to show you the room without removing the chairs....this is how it is.  

Now for the details...

Rug:  To the trade but similar at Myers Carpet
Light:  Circa Lighting
Walls:  1 x 8 pre-primed pine planks
Acrylic Base:  Antiques and Beyond
Door Knobs:  Emtek [Build.com]
Cheetah Pillows: Stuck on Hue [etsy] Thank you Hollie!
Walls:  Benjamin Moore White Dove
Doors: Benjamin Moore Granite AF-660
Fabrication: Home Accents [Thank you Sudi!]
Chairs:  Scott's
Old Bottles:  Collected
Branches: Michaels

Please go visit the other 20 participants who have worked so hard to give you incredible before and afters....




As a designer, I'm always happy when my client loves her space.  Well....I am thrilled with this room.

Shaboomchakalaka





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131 comments :

Cyndy Aldred said...

Wow, wow, wow Sherry!! What a beautiful space you've created and overcoming all of those issues. I love it and the fabric just pulls it all together. So glad you kept the chairs! High five, great job friend! xo

Maggie said...

Stunning..beautiful.. Amazing.. The best!!

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

This room has me smiling from ear to ear. It is everything! Those drapes!!!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

Junell said...

Work it girl. Lovely, relaxing & such simple sophistication. Waiting for my invite to the dinner partay, Sharay!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I can't even pick a favorite element, it's all so stunning. Although I'm leaning towards that light fixture - fabulous!

Julie Holloway said...

Gorgeous, Sherika!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

And it is perfection, Sherry! Fabulous!

Now...I feel the "need" to redo our dining room!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wowza! The room looks amazing! This is why you are a designer and I am not...I never would have chosen that curtain fabric and it makes the room!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

Every little edit and choice came together perfectly. I am reading in the reveals in order of the linking list and it took everything for me to wait this long to get to yours. Awesome job!!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

Of course I LOVE it. And I'm so glad you kept your chairs, they are beautiful!

chameleonathome said...

As always, I swoon over another room by The Great Sherry Hart. Completely classic with a touch of modern. Well done!!!

Linda @ a design snack said...

Beautiful, elegant, edgy. A hard combo to pull off and you did it with Sherikastyle to the max!

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!

Beth C. said...

Be still my thunderously beating heart! I don't even need a cardio workout today now. It is stunning. Every. Single. Detail. And don't those chairs look gorgeous with the door in the background. And nothing on the walls...sublime. You slay me. Best, Beth C.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great Job! Well done!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

A divine mix of the best! I want the lantern and the curtains and the chairs and the vintage bottles :)

Maureen Richmond said...

You've done it again! The table has inspired me to get out of my traditional-style comfort zone.

Renee Stephens said...

So so so gorgeous! I love all of it!!!!!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, I want to come for dinner! :) Great choice on the drapes. Even though the investment hurts at the beginning you'll never be sorry!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! The planked walls, the light, the table, those KNOBS, the chairs and the drapes. Wow! I can't wait till we plank the walls in one of the guest room bathrooms. Showing this to hubby.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It's just beautiful Sherry! I love the planked walls, table & base, chairs, and those drapes!! Gorgeous!

Melaine Thompson said...

MY FAVORITE SO FAR!!! LOVE IT GIRL!

Dana Frieling said...

Stinkin' gorgeous!

My Interior Life said...

Those draperies were the perfect choice to pull it all together. Breathtaking. Just lovely. Ahh, like a palate cleanser! Congrats on another room perfectly done!

Kate said...

that is nothing but absolute gorgeousness...interesting visually-restrained, but completely not boring-oh my gosh, I need to stop typing and just go back and admire your work!!!! Bravo...

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I have to admit I love the before AND the after but it's really a stunning transformation! Great job!

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

Sherry, this so beautiful. Really stunning. The curtains are so worth it!!

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

Sherry, this so beautiful. Really stunning. The curtains are so worth it!!

Cindy said...

GASP! It's stunning! I love love the curtains too. I think they're what makes the whole thing. And the horizontal walls look totally amazing. Love the doorknobs and wow,... painting the door made an incredible difference. That's crazy... I thought the room was pretty before, and now it is even better. It really feels light, and the touch of the modern table base with the rest was genius.

Cindy

Melanie @ The Painted Chandelier said...

Sherry~just gorgeous! Love love love the Circa lantern and the gray doors! Beautiful job...now sit down and enjoy some vino!! :)

Catie said...

Beautiful Sherika!!! Love the colors.

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Is it ridiculous to say I could cry over how beautiful this is? I love every single thing you did. I am so glad you kept the chairs because I adore them but also because it lead you to those spectavular, be still my heart, drapes! Dear lord Sherry they are gorgeous. Congratulations on an incredibly stunning job. Xx

erin williamson said...

Shaboom is right! This is so good! I love the clean and uncluttered look -- the balance is just right so I think you gave your client some excellent advice :)

Now you just need to invite us over for a cocktail party to toast your new room!

http://www.preciouslyme.com/ said...

Beautiful, I love all the details like the door knobs!
Stylish room, so chic and timeless with a real favorite for the curtains!
Congratulations :)

pam {simple details} said...

Every single time you nail it BIG!! It's the ultimate in restraint, allowing EVERY element to make a statement! That fabric is so amazing, I love that you kept the chairs, and the lantern is perfection! You need a party!! :)

pam said...

it's gorgeous! (not that i would expect anything less than gorgeous from you.). those drapes are killer!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

So beautiful down to every last detail.

LYNDA QUINTERO-DAVIDS said...

LOVE the door knobs and that gorgeous Hollyhock fabric - Oh! and brass chandy too!!! Beautifully done Sherry!

xo Lynda

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Sherry, you killed it! I am obsessed with this light space with such sophisticated textiles. LOVE!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I adore that fabric and has been on my wishlist for a while. I just love the curtains!! The whole space is breathtaking. You have created a real oasis. The table and lighting and knob choices...it all works so beautifully together. Congratulations!!

Christine Dovey said...

I recently specked Hollyhock curtains for a client and seeing them in 'real life' just confirmed that they NEED to happen- they are glorious! Your whole room is- adore the walls, the lucite table, the chairs, the leopard, the vintage and natural elements...all of it! You've created a truly beautiful space Sherry!!!!

Kristin@bliss-athome.com said...

Just fab Sherry! I am swooning over that light fixture!! Your taste is impeccable :) xo Kristin

René said...

Bravo! Love that you went with pattern on the drapes. A perfect mix of everything, love it!

Tobe | BIA said...

oh my word, sherry, this is amazing!!!! soooo glad you pulled the trigger on the drapes. they really make the room. there are so many gorgeous elements in here! modern but timeless and classic. absolute perfection. time to get your dinner party on! oxox

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

You may have just made me squeal. The hollyhock is the perfect finishing touch. This room just makes me happy. Three cheers for you my dear!!

Jen Gilday said...

Looks fantastic. And that light fixture! Man, that brings it all together for me. Love it!
Jen

Judy said...

Out of the park.

Kum-ba-yah!

Judy Brown

Jessie said...

Your dining room looks gorgeous! It feels so fresh and timeless at the same time. You did a marvelous job, Sherry!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

I have been chomping at the bit to see the full reveal and you didn't disappoint, as usual! So lovely, Sherry!

Stuck On Hue said...

I've been following along and the result is just gorgeous. Good call on the Schumacher curtains. That print looks so lovely in there. And the leopard pillows bring in a bit of sass. :)

Hollie

Andrea said...

Absolute perfection!! That table is positively divine, and I love how the drapes tie everything together! You did such an amazing job, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Tiffany said...

Simply stunning. I love the pairing of the table with the chairs and the curtains are so so pretty.

Sara Lorton said...

It is absolutely beautiful, Sherry. Every detail is just, wow--yes, there aren't words to describe it. Love everything about this room, bravo girl ;-)

Emily A. Clark said...

This just about took my breath away. I love every little details. The fabric on the windows is perfection!

Jennifer Widner said...

Looks amazing! Great job!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

gorgeous Sherry!! you are one talented girl! I would be happy to be a guest at your table.

My Notting Hill said...

Oh, Sherry you had me at everything!!! The drapes are amazing and this pillows are just the best. Love you styling too :) Great fun to see you yesterday!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Gorgeous! I am so happy about those curtains and I bet you are too. They are marvelous!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

So glad you gave your client that advice. This is amazing, and I want so much of this. I'll start with the chandelier and end with the drapes. I hope your husband is not mad anymore? If you do the driving, drinks are on me. Great job.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Truly perfect! I love it all!!

Nancy said...

DY.ING. over this room. i'm speechless. and believe me that says a lot. I couldn't love it more. perfection.

Lisa Marie Wells said...

I am in love with this room!! The curtains are to die for and the planked walls are just perfect!! Well done!!

Envy Me said...

Very beautiful! I love the table and the drapes especially! Great job :)

heather (love your space) said...

Oh, it is just GORGEOUS! such a good call on the drapes. I love that the dining table base is sort of like a hidden surprise. Just amazing. I'm feeling inspired by all of you ORCers to kick butt around my own place, too!

Anonymous said...

It looks shafabulous! love the walls and the gray! and the bottles work k sunday

bluehydrangea said...

Are you still reading?? I hope so because all I have to say is "holy cow!" Amazing!

tara martel said...

that light, those curtains, that door with the incredible hardware!! In love with it all, it's absolutely stunning!! xoxo.

tara

Vel Criste said...

Oooh-la-la! Your dining room is even more gorgeous than I imagined! LOVE IT ALL!

Naz said...

Fabulous transformation. You really hit a home run on this one.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

holy moly! it is awesome! love those curtains- yes they were the right choice! and the table and chair combo is divine!

Stephanie said...

It's really beautiful, Sherry. Love the walls & the light fixture & the drapes...well, I guess I just love it all!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Sherry it's amazing! You worked it out with those chairs - they looks great with the new drapes (which I'm drooling over BTW). Such a cool space!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

So pretty, I'm in love with those drapes too! Great job!

Cathy Wall said...

Oh Good Lord that is sumptuous! Love the restraint you used and all of your lovely touches. Vintage Sherry, LOVE!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Lovely room! The drapes, the chandelier, that TABLE!!!, those door knobs...wow, everything is great. We ARE our toughest clients! Glad you and your client are still speaking! congrats, now go celebrate! xo Nancy

Kim said...

Looks so inviting Sherry! I love the texture of the wall planking … I see lots of happy dinner parties in there! xo

Dixie Delights said...

Amazing, Sherry!!! Seriously gorgeous!

Dixie Delights said...

Amazing, Sherry!!! Seriously gorgeous!

Victoria said...

In love! You had me when the walls were going up but those drapes knocked me out! Damn you're good!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Consider socks knocked off. Those curtains. Dying. That gold lantern. Dead. Great awesome fabulous space!!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

It's all fabulous! Once again, magnifique Madame!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

no you didn't with the holyhock!!! One of my favorite fabrics of all time and it looks perfect in your space. I now need to plank my entire first floor in white wood and redo my dining room just like yours. It is so beautiful. Bravo Bravo Bravo, sister!

ps- glad you kept the chairs.

House of Pemberley said...

Sherry , you are so freaking awesome. This room is simply divine. I love it. I'm so glad you listened to your amazing designer! ;)

Anonymous said...

oh my,oh my,sherry l am gob smacked in a good way .this is my dream room,stunning work once again LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT ALL.

alison giese Interiors said...

Really love the plank walls - such a nice, layered, thought-out space. Enjoy!!
ag

Lance Jackson said...

MRS. SHERRY! You know how much I love you and your work! This should be in AD!! I LOVE IT!!! The details... Killing me!!! If I don't get an invite over for wine this summer I am breaking up with you!!! LOL!!! Totally teasing!!! ;) I got through my six weeks with lots of wine & bitching !!! 2 of my design assistants turned in their notice!!! LOL! I love your work ! Let's get the Atlanta area ORC members together and talk shop!!!! Xoxo Lance @ PKL

David at Parker Kennedy said...

It's simply lovely. What an amazing job.

An Urban Cottage said...

DAMN YOU! You know how much I love that fabric. I'm SO jealous 'cause that room ROCKS!

Just Spiff It said...

OH! my stinkin gosh I love it, I LOVE IT. You are amazing!!

Beth Connolly said...

This is a great room. I love the Hollyhock fabric, that lantern, and the cheetah. That table base is amazing.

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Sherry it looks fantastic! Those drapes are amazing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is just amazing! YOu worked some pretty magnificent magic!!! LOVE the fabric!

Reichel Broussard said...

Yay! This room is perfect!!! Love those fun accents you added too! Makes it sophisticated yet playful!

Victoria said...

The room is so, so fabulous, Sherry. As always, you are an inspiration.
XO, Victoria

Dayka Robinson said...

Jaw-dropping, Sherry! I can't decide if I love the walls, drapery, or table more--everything looks fantastic! Such a talented woman you are....

Kristen said...

it looks great, sherry. i love those walls!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Gorgeous, Sherry! The drapes are lovely, and the vintage bottles, sigh, are perfectly charming. It's stunning!
xo
Holly

Brandi said...

You did the damn thing!!! I mean you really showed out! SHA-freakin gorgeous!!!

Abby M. Interiors said...

Sherry! I have no words for how spectacular this is. I knew it would be beautiful, because I expect nothing less from you, but the amount of restraint and just kick-ass-ness about this room makes my heart so happy! This is a dinning room people should study and remember why it's awesome. That fabric, the lucite, the modern pillows with the vintage jars...gah! love. xx

Anonymous said...

This is so awesome! I absolutely LOVE it! Do you have any information you could share concerning the walls and how you applied the planks? How did you ensure even spaces, etc...
Would love to do this somewhere and would appreciate any information!
Thanks, Jessica!
jessjust@gmail.com

mrs. V | Chez V said...

For the love of drapes!!! Totally and completely stunning room in all its glorious restraint, something that I can't seem to master. When do I get an a dinner invite, hmmm?! B/c I will get in my car and drive right down as I hardly need an excuse to return to my old stomping grounds! Love it all!!!!

cindy hattersley design said...

Fabulous Sherry! Every detail works together...love the Circa fixture, hollyhock fabric...love it ALL!! I can't believe your Michaels has those big long birch logs!

Jill Sorensen-LiveLikeYou said...

So chic! Those chairs really pop against the crisp white background and yes in love with that fabric. Great job!

Tracy Laverty said...

Sherry- this space is so classy and beautiful. I love the chairs, and those drapes. What gorgeous style you have!

The Vintique Object said...

Killed it. Man, you and your mix!
Camille

aquahaus said...

Seriously, this room is perfection. The walls are better than chocolate. and I love chocolate.

sarah sofia knepp said...

Sherry, just stunning! From the walls, to the chairs & new fabric, to the curtains, and of course that light fixture! Every detail is fab! You put me to shame with my ORC master. BRAVO on a job well done! SO fun participating in ORC with you!

The Pink Pagoda said...

The DRAPES!! Pure loveliness. I love that you didn't put anything on the walls. It couldn't be more perfect. I think we all should have a dinner party at your house : )

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

Amazing and gorgeous! I love everything you do. seriously. When I get stuck I always come browse your blog for awhile looking through your selections and projects. I've already emailed this room each week to my husband to convince him to add our little doors just like your grey one back to all of our downstairs rooms and then paint them grey for me. Of course I like the flow with them gone, but I love the look of them with the white plank like our family room!

AMAZING JOB GIRL! xo

Barbara Moore said...

ab - so - lute - ly PERFECT. In every way.

Carmel - Our Fifth House said...

You are a mix master! Every detail - perfection! LOVE!

A Perfect Gray said...

one of my all time faves, for sure.

Holly Gruszka said...

It's beautiful Sherry. It's got the Sherry touch with a twist. And it just wouldn't be the same without that Hollyhock fabric on the window treatments. And the light fixture!!!! Enjoy it.

shirley said...

Simply Out of this world. Love love love the curtains! Glad you kept the chairs. The best, but I knew it would be!!!!

Nichole said...

Perfection!!!!!

Sherry Calamia said...

This is gorgeous! I love the walls, table, chairs, so classy!

silverwaterpearls said...

Wow! I am envious of this room...it is beautiful!!

Price Style & Design said...

Really truly lovely transformation! Wow!

Price Style & Design said...

Really truly lovely transformation! Wow!

Price Style & Design said...

Really truly lovely transformation! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I just knew it would be great and it's beyond great.

One question, please... how would it look if you turned the table bases in the opposite direction?
Just wondering....

Summer Hogan said...

Sherry, your room is amazing! I'm still working through all of the reveals and I was floored! I love the planked walls, the door color and knobs, your light fixture is to die for and those curtains! So good! This was such a fun challenge! Have a great week!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Holy crud!! Okay, I'm late to the party b/c I finally posted my link up yesterday, but I've been dying to take a look at everyone's rooms! I adore your room. I have never met a room that doesn't need art. The art are those hard to swallow, but absolute perfect window panels and those walls get me every time I look at them. And lets not forget about the beautiful sculpture of a lantern. Love! Everything...the grey doors and those handles, the table...must stop. In case, you didn't know, I love it!!!! Well done!!! :)

Kathysue said...

I know I am late to the party but just had to chime in. LOVE it!!! Amazing job as always. I saw the circa light fixture yesterday in Savannah and it is a classic and a keeper for sure. love the clean lines. The table is genius and such a fun unexpected piece. You are a wonderfully talented designer Miss Sherry. Love you to pieces,
xo Kathysue

Mallory said...

Sherry, its so bright and refreshing...with just enough pattern! LOVE!

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

It's funny. So often I stumble across a photo on Pinterest, think "Gee, I like that", follow the link and bam, there you are! Love your style Sherry.

Corbin Page said...

I don't know how you ladies are pulling this off! I've been decorating my living room for 4 weeks and it's taken pretty much every free second. Props to you all your ORCs look amazing.

Corbin
Decor-Eat

Jennifer Schoenberger said...

holy hell!!! How did I miss this???? Now that I've picked myself up off the ground, I'm off to order those FANTASTIC pillows! Good gravy those are gorg!! The whole room is just AMAZING. When is the party????

xoxo

jana bek said...

Sherry! Oh my goodness you have me nervous now for my ORC, obsessed with your dining room makeover & love your scheming for your sister's spaces! Can't wait to follow along!! XX jana

Anne Marie said...

Thank you for the Leopard Pillow link to StuckOnHue!

Anonymous said...


First time I have been on your blog and I'm just freekin' floored.... where have I been all this time. Absolutely beautiful in every aspect. I want that room so badly I can see it happening.... My walls are already a Granite Boulder a soft blue/grey/green color that is drooling to have those chairs around my dark jacobean dining table. Is Scotts located in your state or is there a website for them.. I will now be a forever follower of Sherry Hart... Patti Colin