Wednesday, April 5, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Week 1

Hello to Week 1 of Spring 2017 One Room Challenge! Time truly flies as it seems like it was only yesterday I revealed my kitchen makeover for Fall 2016 ORC.  Spring is almost here in Toronto and for those who are new to my blog, WELCOME!

My name is Tim Lam, an interior design blogger based in Toronto Canada, and have decorated some spaces I absolutely love including: vibrant condo (yay that's my home), colorful rental, rustic meets refined

image courtesy of Style at Home / Donna Griffith
Although I adore the bold and fabulous wallpaper, I am ready to embrace the challenge to re-think my dining room (roughly 100 sq. ft.) and turn it into a duo-purpose space for working from home by day and intimate dinner party at night.  It's no easy task and to make sure I am the "Happy Client" in 6 short weeks, I am getting inspired by my favourite designers.

image courtesy of Croma Design

This sophisticated dining room by Croma Design took my breath away with its perfect play of dark espresso against the subtle yet extremely attractive backdrop of white and natural wood.  Sleek and streamline in design, the space feels incredibly inviting and intimate.  Besides, light colored wood is hot, hot, hot and I've got to get some of that in my dining room.

Nam of Nam Dang-Mitchell Design Inc. is absolutely talented and I literally fell in love with every space she designed.  Effortlessly elegant and polished, Nam makes it seems so easy to put together an exquisite space thanks to her impeccable taste.  Here are a couple of her projects that made my heart skipped a beat:   

images courtesy of Nam Dang-Mitchell Design Inc.
For the Spring ORC, I want my dining room to be timeless classic with a contemporary edge.  To achieve that, I am focusing on iconic pieces from the mid-century era, statement lighting fixtures with an organic flair, and a sensational wall treatment that will blow my mind away.


Styling aside, one core element I desperately need in my dining room is practical storage (more on that next week) and I am determined to ambitiously incorporate not one but two custom storage units for this makeover.  Good that I have a fantastic relationship with my woodworker and fingers crossed they will look every bit as beautiful as these inspirational references.

images courtesy of Croma Design / House & Home
Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to share with you my design game plan at Week 2 of One Room Challenge Spring 2017.  In the meantime, you so need to say hi to the 20 featured designers and my link-up companions


20 comments:

  1. You do the work...and I enjoy the makeover. Awesome! All the best with this one, Tim!

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    1. Yes and you have to come over for a dinner party!

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  2. Loving your inspiration and can't wait to follow along Tim...everything you do is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks Christine!! I can't wait to follow along on your basement transformation. Think I will have to come over to see it in person too! xoxo

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  3. Oh my gosh, your space is going to be amazing! I love your style! Can't wait to follow along with you. (Wishing us all good luck!)

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    1. thanks Julie! It's sad to see that gorgeous wallpaper goes but the new one will be breathtaking and please do visit next week for the design plan!

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  4. Hi Tim...I love your inspirations! Can't wait to see what you replace that fabulous wallpaper with :)

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    1. Thanks Wanda! The new wallpaper is fabulous and I can't wait to share more over the next few weeks!

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  5. You did a bang-up job on last round's kitchen (loved it!), so I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store this time. I love the Croma Design inspiration pic...but I have a thing for natural wood and white!

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    1. Thanks so much Brittany! What's not to love with natural wood and white right? LOVE Croma Design and fingers crossed my custom pieces look just as good!

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  6. Loving the light and bright inspiration photos. Can't wait to see what you do!

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    1. Totally different than I have before for sure! fingers crossed it all works out according to plan! Let's cross the finishing line together V!

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  7. I am loving the inspo for this Tim! Excited to see it unfold. xo

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    1. xoxo Kristin! I can't wait to get it all done in 6 weeks!

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  8. I'm loving where you're headed with this. I'll be following along! xo

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  9. I love your inspiration room plan and I can’t wait to follow along over the next 6 weeks. Good luck :)

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    1. Thanks Jenron! 6 weeks ... not enough time!

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  10. So excited to see what you choose to do in this space! I think that dining rooms with neutral backdrops with intricate furnishings and area rugs is my personal favorite!

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  11. Oh my word, Tim! This is going to be fabulous in every which way! That wallpaper is incredibly gorgeous and that table was an awesome find! Love everything!

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