Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Fav Guest Participants

Hello Tuesday! After showing you my own One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home, media co-host House Beautiful, and my favorite spaces by the 20 featured designers, I have finally got though the 254 guest participants' makeovers and ready to share my top 8!

Creekwood Hill: Modern Kitchen Makeover

I love seeing kitchen transformations on One Room Challenge (well I could be biased because I did one myself) and I know how much work that is to complete the job in 6 weeks! So when I saw this chic and super inviting kitchen by Creekwood Hill with a fantastic mix of creamy white and light neutrals + brass accents, I simply couldn't help but to fall in love with it.  Beautiful styling and man I love that buffet / sideboard! 

Photos courtesy of Creekwood Hill

Jana Bek Design: Kitchen Reveal

Another fabulous kitchen I adore is this beauty in ming green by Jana Bek.  I love Jana's living room makeover and with this kitchen opens right up to the adjacent living room, I'd say this first floor at Jana's home is spectacular! Love the budget friendly floating shelves in natural wood, incredible design tip to hone granite countertop to make it looks like soapstone, and I love how Jana injected pops of black to ground this light and airy kitchen.

p.s. I love those ginger jars hand painted by Jana!   

Photos courtesy of Jana Bek Design / Marta Perez

Kristin of Bliss At Home is such a style expert and when I heard she's joining the #OneRoomChallenge this spring, I was all excited to see her transformed living room / entrance thanks to her sneak peek of the grasscloth wallpaper! What a stunner and you all know I LOVE grasscloth.  Such a brilliant use of shimmers in the entrance way for a luxurious and sumptuous welcome and they look fantastic in the living room as panels!

The sharp charcoal grey and white dining room with elegant draperies (love the trim detail) and what an amazing art collection + how Kristin showcases them! 

Oh of course there is this super super chic reading nook and a pair of bookcases for an artful display. I have never met a black and white stripe + polka dot(ish) I don't love.  The table, the tassels, the roman blind, I simply want them all in my own home!!   

Photos courtesy of Bliss At Home  

Love Lola Blog: Bohemian Chic Living Room

Though I like elements of Bohemian style and some red accents, these two topics generally are a bit foreign to me.  That's until I fell in love with this chic living room by Lauren and Hayden (from Markley Design)!  White painted walls and fireplace, a gorgeous raspberry red rug traditional style, mid-century inspired furnishings, plus a modern interpretation of a classic chesterfield sofa in velvet + nailhead trim, who knew this beautifully curated space was completed in 6 weeks!

As a person with a black thumb, I am totally jealous of how happy the various plants look in the room ... especially the fiddle leaf fig!

Photos courtesy of Love Lola Blog / Sophie Brendle

Coco & Jack: Twin Bedroom Reveal

I don't know about you but I love kid's rooms in spring thanks to the soft, delicate colors and playful nature in design.  This twin bedroom is absolutely adorable and super sweet with bunny details all around the room.  My favourites are the bunny hardware on the wardrobe doors and the vintage rocking horse!  

Photos courtesy of Coco & Jack / Cameron St.

Thou Swell: Julia's Bedroom

Kevin did it again and this time his sister is the lucky winner (don't you just love to be part of this family?).  The blue and white palette gives the room a crisp, fresh look while the green accents through the sumptuous headboard, the sexy legs of the desk along with pops of brass and burl wood up the luxe factor and give the bedroom its character.

Other than the palette, I also love how Kevin layers his patterns, textiles, treasured accessories to create this dynamite room on a limited budget!  I can't wait to follow along on Kevin's next makeover! 

Photos courtesy of Thou Swell

Bre Purposed: Modern Vintage Bathroom

I have been brainstorming on bathroom ideas for quite sometime now and this mid-century spa-like retreat with a mid-century flair took my breath away with its fresh white tiled walls, richness via the wood elements, and that black grout detail that echo the stunning glass shower wall! The re-purposed vanity is a total showstopper and the juxtaposition between vintage loves and contemporary favs (sleek shower system and modern wood picture ledge above the tub) had me at hello!

Photos courtesy of Bre Purposed

This glass wall and the shower ... I SO need them in my next bathroom!

Vanessa Francis Design: Functional + Pretty Office

Of course we all need an inspiring place to get our creativity going.  Check out this elegant home office by Vanessa of Vanessa Francis Design.  Vanessa is such a master in custom cabinetry with her creations blown me away time after time (see her gorgeous kitchens here and here).  With a mix of open and closed storage, this office is max on storage + style!

Love that white typewriter print and the chandelier is perfect for the space! #Bravo!

Photos courtesy of Vanessa Francis Design / Stephani Buchman Photography

I hope you all have fun following along the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home, co-hosted by House Beautiful.  I would love to hear which rooms are your favorites!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

One Room Challenge Spring 2017 ~ Featured Designers

Hello Thursday and welcome again to One Room Challenge!!  After 6 weeks of overtime to get my own dining room wrapped up last week (see my Week 6 REVEAL here), I finally had a moment to sit down with a glass of bubbles and thoroughly enjoyed all the incredible makeovers at this round of One Room Challenge hosted by Linda of Calling It Home with media partner House Beautiful.

One Room Challenge invites 20 talented design bloggers to share their spectacular transformation with amazing sponsors including The Mine, Fabricut, Metrie, and Newwall just to name a few.  The makeovers are absolutely mind-blowing, and today I will be sharing my favourite spaces by the 20 featured designers.

Rambling Renovators: Preppy Traditional Living Room 

Jen knocked it out of the park with a complete transformation of a previous blank canvas where the only charms of the room were its lavender walls and a wood burning fireplace.  With an impeccable sense of style, a super handy / hardworking partner in crime, and the determination to create a chic yet family-friendly living space, Jen has done the impossible in 6 short weeks!    

Photos courtesy of Rambling Renovators / Will Fournier

Lark & Linen: Living Room Reveal 

I have been following Jacquelyn on Instagram for quite some time now and have always been amazed by her beautiful captures.  So I know I am in for a treat when I heard Jacquelyn is participating One Room Challenge this spring!

Effortlessly elegant is how I would describe this stunning living room and if this is what living in the clouds is like, someone please finds me a plane! The room is perceived as a "white" room.  However, if you look closely, this exquisite room is filled with shades of off-white, subtle patterns, and the hints of gun metal grey to ground the space.  Two words: LOVE IT!!

P.S. I have a similar chandelier in my foyer too!

Photos courtesy of Lark & Linen / Heidi Lau  

Old Brand New: Dining Room Reveal 

Ready for some colors? Dabito has you covered with his "eggs Benedict Cumberbatch mimosa" dining room and if you ask me, this dining room is totally delicious!  The bold vibrant yellow on the walls, the soothing avocado green on the chairs, the mix of natural woods (4 different species), and the showstopper chandelier and wall sconces, I was floored the moment I saw this room.

Sunday brunch right here anyone?

Photos courtesy of  Old Brand New  

House of Brinson: Queen of May Guest Bedroom

From bright and colorful to the most sumptuous shade of teal, William and Susan totally nailed it in their 6 weeks makeover to turn a guest room in total despair into a beyond gorgeous room I want to check-in immediate (and I may never leave)!  Traditional flair at heart, this room is filled with treasures from different era where no one piece of furniture is alike yet everything fits together harmoniously.  The juxtaposition of old and new, the to-die-for Gracie Wallpaper, and that chandelier ... I WANT IT ALL!

Photos courtesy of House Of Brinson 

House Updated: Master Bathroom

One Room Challenge truly is an incredible resource for inspiration and ideas, especially when you have an awkward space where you are just not too sure how to make the most of.  Well say hi to Brit, the talented designer from Seattle who is re-imaging her second home from "Old Lady" to AWESOME!  I love that Brit and her other half tackled all the work themselves (can you imagine installing the marble tiles in a herringbone pattern?) and as if a tranquil bathroom isn't enough for 6 weeks, the couple tucked in a beautiful laundry central under a sloped ceiling just because!  Perfect use of an otherwise unused space and who wouldn't want to do laundry here?

By the way, I think that runner is the most perfect rug in this bathroom for pattern + color.  BRAVO! 

Photos courtesy of House Updated 

If you have seen my dining room makeover, you'd know my palette has gone more subtle (see my condo in Style at Home here) and I am gravitating toward a more streamline aesthetic in design.  This modern, minimalist living room by SKETCH42 is absolutely, beyond a doubt, the most stunning contemporary space I have ever seen ... and the catch here is, it feels so cozy!!  The natural fibres / textiles have most certainly distinguish this white box from a stark, clinical office.  Nicole has curated an exceptional mix of iconic furniture pieces that demand attention + an unexpected twist with a dynamite antique Chinese screen.  

Stunning ... just stunning.

Photo courtesy of SKETCH42

Christine Dovey: Basement

That's right ... Christine has transformed her entire basement which includes a family room, a dining room, a secret playroom, a hallway, and a bedroom (aka the Lady Lounge).  Christine wows me every time with her One Room Challenge makeover and this ultra ambitious undertaking wrapped up on a high note, proving our spaces can be every bit as stylish as they are functional and kid-friendly.

My personal favorites are: the sleek fireplace, the DIY daybed embellished with trims and fringes, the wallpaper choices, and the white oak panels / built-ins for a super luxurious look.

Photo courtesy of Christine Dovey / Ashley Capp  

So are you ready to jump in for the next One Room Challenge? I am already dreaming what to do next in the Fall.  Come back next week to check out my favorite spaces from the linking participants