(One Room Challenge) Dining Room Reveal!

Let’s just cut all the chit-chat this morning, and get straight to the reason you’re all here, mmmmkay?! Is it {One Room Challenge} reveal day, or Christmas Day…because frankly, I can’t tell the difference right now!

I’m so beyond excited to share our new room with you…and even more excited to curl up with a cup of wine…I mean coffee, did I say wine? (it’s been a crazy 6 weeks!)…and check out the other 19 participant’s rooms today, and all the linking participants tomorrow. It’s going to be inspiration and eye-candy overload this week, and I can’t wait!

Let’s recap for those popping in for the first time…we chose the Dining Room for our third round of the ORC (see our Master Bedroom here and Living Room here), which happens to be the first room you see when walking in the house…and is positioned directly across from our little jewel box of a Living Room.

Week 1 I shared how the room looked when we bought it, along with the floor and paint updates, Week 2 was all about the design, plans and project list, at the halfway point we talked wallpaper, drapes and tying the open floorpan together, Week 4 we swooned all over the wallpaper that was installed, and last week was drapes and light install, plus a rug dilemma. #whew

I’m not going to sugarcoat it…things got a little sideways a few times, and I wasn’t sure the room would come together like I envisioned (I think some of you doubted me, too!!). But all the late nights and fast food dinners were worth it, because they led to a room I can’t believe is in my house! How about I stop yapping and show you our new Dining Room?

I’m warning you though, the number of pictures is excessive, but then again, subtlety isn’t really my game.


The room design started when I found this stunning Ann Jackson wallpaper, and the art by uber-talented Juniper Briggs tied all the elements together. 

The foyer got a mini-makeover, as well, to better bridge the space between the two coordinating rooms.

I could not be happier with the room…it’s exactly the glammed-up Dining Room I envisioned, and is a perfect balance to the adjacent jewel-box Living Room. And of course what good are After shots without the Befores…I’d say this room came a long way!

Making over a room in six short weeks is pretty much bananas, but if it weren’t for the One Room Challenge, it’d surely be 2018 before we got it done! Sure we had a few hiccups and hurdles, but to come out the other side with the Dining Room of our dreams, has been a spectacular experience. Thank you, Linda, for creating this challenge, and inviting me to be a part of it!

And thank you, for following along on this ride, and all your encouragement along the way. Be sure to check back next Wednesday for more details and a full Source List. #nowIsleep #anddrink #itsmybirthdayweekendafterall

A special thanks to these ORC Sponsors who made this makeover possible:
Thank you to these generous shops & artists for your generous contributions:

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{See my past One Room Challenges}



*All photos by the insanely talented & always adorable Mary Summers. And all my love, devotion, and adoration goes to the flawless, Kristin Jackson for encouraging me throughout this process & never ignoring my texts! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Looks amazing!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • sarah wrote:

      Uh, she has a job. If you read the blog you would know that.

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    • There was a stream of extremely hurtful comments left by Anonymous readers here. And while I welcome constructive criticism, and know whole-heartedly we don't all agree on design styles, I will not allow this blog…my personal space…to be a source of hate and negativity. Life is hard enough sometimes, so I choose to keep this a place of positivity and encouragement. xoxo Cass

      Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • I am so sad they said hurtful things to you! I removed my admonishment to them because it was no longer relevant once the comments were removed. xox

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  2. Wow! I feel like you had a bigger challenge than most with having to balance your stunning living room, but you totally pulled it off. That wallpaper is freaking amazing, and everything else lets it sing the way it should. And the artwork is just the bomb. Gorgeous transformation!

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  3. What a beautiful room! It is so gorgeous and unique – I love it!

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  4. You certainly did not disappoint, sweet friend! It's gorgeous in EVERY WAY! I love the traditional elements mixes with some major punches of color and pattern…and omg that art! WoW!

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  5. Cassie! Holy cow! I don't know which part I love the most? If I had to pick, I'd say the rug and window treatments. Beautiful pictures!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  6. I MEAN! The room is vibrant, playful, and STUNNING. The rug! Those blue velvet nail head chairs! THE ART! The pillows! I could go on and on and on. And I might. Maybe I'll go away to process and then come back for further comments….

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  7. such a dramatic and gorgeous space! i am a huge juniper briggs fan and she's just so sweet, too! beautiful job, cassie! now go celebrate your birthday!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  8. Jenny B. wrote:

    Hi Cassie, all I can say is that I loved the gorgeous dining room you have got now. The pictures you posted here were incredible. I think that room must be the nicest one to be in your whole house now πŸ™‚ I loved it!

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  9. Christina wrote:

    Stunning! It's a perfect balance to the jewel box living room. You nailed it with the rug….it was meant to go with that wallpaper. And I Love the quirky accessories like the pink tray and elephant planter. Great job! Happy early birthday!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  10. MEM wrote:

    I have the very same rug and love it! Can't beat RugsUSA for finding exactly what you need. I like the lamps too but a bit spendy – maybe you could do a "high/low" version of the room like Sabrina Soto's old show. I'm also a fan of ghost chairs but wonder how comfortable they would be for more than an hour? I can appreciate that you love color and pattern but my personal style is cool grays, whites and silvers that make my oak floors pop. I do love to combine texture. So soothing to come home to.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • They are actually quite comfortable!! Certainly not cushy ;), but a lot of support for the back, and the armrests are an added bonus! We've eaten in this room several times already, and never once has anyone complained…we even linger long now!! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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    • HA! I have those Ghost chairs, too, and my parents refused to sit in them for fear of them breaking! They are so 'old school'!!!

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  11. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! It's. Just. So. Freaking. Good. You completely outdid yourself in here. I'm going to spend the rest of the day drooling over the photos πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  12. Gorgeous. I would never think to put these items together, and you did it wonderfully. The best!

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  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Looks great for photos or in a magazine. But looks like one of those rooms that you can't go in…and definitely can't use. Doesn't feel homey. Sorry.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Quite the contrary actually, we've used this room more in the last week than we have in the two years since living here! I think it's because it makes us so happy, so we always want to sit in it! πŸ™‚ xo

      Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • gail wrote:

      I disagree. It simply looks like a formal dining room, which it is. As I recall, there is a breakfast nook off the kitchen that serves as a more casual dining space. I think the use of color/pattern and the juxtaposition of furniture styles actually does a great job of making the space feel fun and comfortable, while still feeling formal enough to serve as the formal dining room it is.

      Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Thanks Gail! Yes, we have an informal breakfast room, and a bar in the kitchen…both are used for breakfast and most dinners. This dining room is more of the formal dining area…although, we use it a heck of a lot more now!! xoxox

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
    • MelissaG wrote:

      I LOVE the table, but it doesn't seem to go well with the style the room turned into. Having kids myself, I just don't see the need for rooms that are look don't touch…which is what this looks like to me. But obviously, since you have another room across the hall that looks the same, that's your thing! I like a comfy cozy lived in aesthetic….that invites people in and makes them feel comfortable. I don't see you serving tacos in that room! Lol.

      Posted 11.10.16 Reply
    • LOL…tacos are mainstays in our house, so we'll definitely be serving them in here! πŸ™‚ And my kids are older now, so I don't have to design around them as much…not that I did before anyway. I save that for their own bedrooms. xo

      Posted 11.11.16 Reply
  14. this is stunning! It does the living room justice, in equal amounts bold colour and pattern. Stunning!

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  15. Such a cheerful, happy, fun space Cassie! Love how your personality and love of life shines through in this space!! Happy birthday – hope you're having a huge party in there!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  16. Tim wrote:

    wow what a happy space filled with colors and patterns and it's right off the foyer, the perfect spot to welcome your guests and give them a sense of your style. Love it just as much as the office you did, both equally bold and fab!

    those garden oses, your house must smell heavenly! What fun with that art work too! LOVE it!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  17. Oh Cassie, you did it again! You knocked it out of the park!
    I enjoy your taste in decor so much! All the color just makes me happy. Won't it be wonderful to have holiday dinners in that room?
    It is beautiful!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  18. Jalene wrote:

    It looks fantastic! It is such a great complement to your other front room! I mentioned this on instagram, but have you thought about painting the lower cabinets in your kitchen blue?!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Hmmmmmmmmmm! I like your thinking!! xo

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  19. Stunning space Cassie! Great job!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  20. Momma wrote:

    Well done! It is such a happy space! I especially love the way the wallpaper, chandelier, and curtains all play off each other. Enjoy the new room!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  21. Deb Moore wrote:

    Very pretty! You guys must be very formal people. I would need a place to just put my feet up and relax.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • This is our formal Dining Room….we have a breakfast room and kitchen bar where we eat most meals! As for kicking up our feet, that's reserved for the family room! (aka, the TV) πŸ™‚ xo

      Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  22. Get it girl! How does the "after"look bigger? I don't know..when's dinner or I'll just settle for some of that wine!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  23. In a time when everyone seems to be going towards all white or monochrome trends, I love how bright and cheery this space is! Amazing job!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  24. This is fabulous. I am loving the fab wallpaper and you know I cannot resist a face painting. I covet your art! Bravo on completing another wonderful One Room Challenge!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  25. NnN wrote:

    I, too, love that you went with COLOR in this room! Love the wallpaper and rug especially, and the vibrancy they bring.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  26. I'm speechless! Love the pop of purple you added in, no one could deny this room belongs in your house! All so pretty, and those roses look divine!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  27. So fun,funky, colorful, and gorgeous!!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  28. What I love about both your dining room and your living room are that they push the envelope. They are daring, unusual, COLORFUL, and yet restrained. Love them! Now sit down with a drink and some tacos (take-out, of course!) and enjoy!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  29. Kathy Lang wrote:

    Beautiful! The rug perfectly complements the wallpaper and the entire room. The agate napkin rings are my favorite accessory.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    It's beautiful! My favorites – the art work (just wow!!) and the napkin rings (those are so unique!!). Keep doing it your way (and ignore all the grumpy people). Jayne

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  31. The wallpaper and art are my absolute favorite. Love the purple lamps, too.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  32. Wow! What a feast for the eyes. So many fun vibrant and unexpected goodness here. That wallpaper is stunning. A job well done!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  33. Carrie wrote:

    Cassie… I am just in awe over this room. I have to say, you always go above and beyond with the One Room Challenge. The room you did before this one was GORGEOUS and this one is, too!!! I just love your style and to mix all of these patterns and pieces together is no easy feat, but you really make it look easy. I have been following your blog for awhile and I feel as though your style just gets better and better! Congrats on the new room. I love just every single detail. The wall covering, the rug… the agate napkin holders. Just so much. They should seriously put this entire room in a magazine spread!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  34. Its bold gold and striking! Pictures never to excessive! You are so creative and amazing! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  35. Such a bright and happy room Cassie, just like you, my friend!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  36. Bravo! An outstanding job well done. The pairing of yellow and blue has always been a favorite but the other jewel tones take it over the top.

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  37. Vel Criste wrote:

    WOWZA!!!!!Another Fantastic phenomenal makeover Cassie! I think we might be sisters in another life since we have the same choice on chairs and table! LOL! Love the inviting and vibrant feel of your space, congrats!

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  38. Bravo on another daringly colourful and vibrant space, Cassie!!! May you enjoy many meaningful meals with loved ones around that table. xx

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  39. Cassie!!!!! This is just amazing! Seriously looks like something you see in Hollywood. Beautiful. Wish I had the guts to do this!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  40. Hi Cassie! The room looks AMAZING! Is the rug the 8 x 10 size? I always have trouble visualizing rugs in rooms. And with your dining able – do you feel like the 8 seats fit comfortably? I'm debating whether I need a table with a leaf or not. Thanks!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Thank you! This rug is actually a 9×12…the room is 14×14, so the 8×10 (which is what we had in there originally) was too small. I prefer my rugs to leave about a 6-10" border of floor all the way around in a room like this. I hope that helps!! xo Oh, and I say get the biggest table your room can hold, especially if it has a leaf! That way you can expand if you ever need, or keep it smaller for every day. I don't think you'd ever regret being able to accommodate more people!

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  41. Anne wrote:

    GORGEOUS! Your work is so inspirational! I hope you continue to do what you do so boldly…I love the fact that you put yourself out there, and I hope you enjoy every bit of your hard work because you have a beautiful dining room. I love all of the POSITIVE energy you spread to others, and I hope you enjoy your day!!

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  42. Kristen wrote:

    I really like the rug, and love the cloth napkins you used. I like the planter head too πŸ™‚

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  43. Jessie wrote:

    Absolutely chic and gorgeous! I really like how bold and visually interesting your dining room looks. It's insanely stylish, fun and unexpected, the kind of space I find inspirational. I absolutely dig your style! πŸ™‚ Well done!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  44. Jana Bek wrote:

    WOWSA I cannot handle the goodness, you know those fresh patterns & hues are pulling at my heartstrings! You killed it lady, bravo!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  45. What a lovely, gorgeous room!! Bravo on a beautiful job! You do a wonderful job here on your blog. Haters gonna hate. Keep being you! We love it!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
  46. Love this room and you! It is so bold and beautiful and I congratulate you on another brilliant ORC under your belt. #Cheers to being fearless with your design ideas!

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  47. gh329506 wrote:

    Cassie this room is GORGEOUS!! I love all your ORC but this may be my new favorite!! Than you for including the sources, I've been searching for the perfect dining room rug for months and this is IT!! -Gwen

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  48. Joanne wrote:

    Gorgeous! You are the queen of design. Your rooms are colorful, bright, swoon worthy rooms that befit a young family. Just looking at your livingroom / dining room makes me smile.

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  49. meg wrote:

    I don't know you in person but I feel like that room is totally you!! Congrats!!! I do have to say I think the word "challenge" in the title is a little incorrect, as I think a real design challenge is doing a really awesome room on an actual real-life budget! I'm not sure getting it sponsored makes it really "challenging" outside of time constraints I suppose, but regardless I feel like you struck true to your style and love your blog! I just wish they'd call it "One Room Design Showcase" or something — it'd be a little more true to what it was!!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Thanks Meg! I think the 'challenge' has definitely grown into something much larger than Linda ever imagined, or hoped for! It's got such a big audience now, with sponsors clamoring to be part of it. And while the budgets aren't always attainable, it's also not 'real-life' to pull off a full room makeover in under 5 weeks with a 'traditional' budget, either. I, for one, would never be able to participate if sponsor help wasn't provided. Of course we could scale the makeovers down significantly, but readers have also come to expect the really big dramatic reveals. I'm incredibly grateful and humbled to be part of it all!! xoxo

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    • meg wrote:

      Yes I totally get that! I really wasn't trying to be negative! The term just doesn't exactly fit the idea of it I all! It's hard to read defensiveness vs. normal talking in text but hopefully I didn't make you feel defensive!

      Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Not at all!! I totally get it…and hope you didn't read me as getting defensive! πŸ˜‰ I welcome circular conversations here!! xoxo

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    • Hi Meg, the 'challenge' is finishing one room. It all started when I realized many people (myself included) would move onto another room, before finishing one. So One Room Challenge means start to finish room transformation. The level of design, budget, diy's, etc..is entirely individual. That is why everyone is a winner.

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  50. meg wrote:

    Shoot I had a typo — hate that! I meant "stuck true" to your style!! Grrrr!

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  51. It's vibrant and beautiful and just like you! Congrats!

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  52. diana wrote:

    This is beautiful! And so refreshing to see all the color with all the neutrals on home decor blogs!

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  53. Kara wrote:

    Gorgeous! Love the bright colors. Makes me want to do a remodel right now! I agree…would totally use the room more now! Sorry people where hateful on here today. Never understand the hate on bloggers. Of all the problems in the world, this is easiest one to solve… Just don't read the blog!

    I can't wait to see your next ORC!

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  54. Simply Stunning! I love all the fun pops of color which makes this room look so inviting. I have tossed the idea of doing a railing in our dining room with white paint below and wallpaper above. Not sure what it would look like as our walls have texture. Would love to know if your white walls have texture? Would you share white paint colors? Thank you!

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    • Yes, our walls have a bit of orange-peel texture. We tossed around the idea of having them floated (made smooth) before hanging the paper…but it cost more (we actually do pay for things in this! ;), plus added to the mess and time. In the end, the texture does show through the paper a little, but you have to have your face right up on it to see. So I'm fine with the outcome!! As for the white, we used 'Wevet' from Farrow & Ball (they were one of the sponsors). xoxox

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  55. Lauren S wrote:

    This is absolutely beautiful….I cannot say enough! Everything is just perfect. I'm seriously considering pulling the trigger on those ghost chairs. I'm looking at the ones just like yours or possibly the ones without arms. I have four small children πŸ™‚ Any suggestions? Would you get them with small children all over them all the time? They would be in a room that is used for all meals plus coloring etc. Thank you for any feedback!

    Your blog makes me happy!!

    Posted 11.9.16 Reply
    • Thanks so much, Lauren!! I adore these chairs!! They are actually comfy, and really sturdy. And the best part (besides their design aesthetic and price), is they stack!!! xo

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  56. Cassie, it's beautiful! You are so great with mixing colors and patterns and it shows in your rooms, as well as clothing choices. Bravo for another beautiful room!
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  57. This is absolutely beautiful! I didn't think you could pull off another room as fabulous as your living room, but you totally did. Come help me – I'll provide all the wine and tacos you want!,

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  58. Deborah wrote:

    Brilliant!!! Congratulations on such a beautiful transformation of your dining room. I think that what you have created is fun and inviting and would make anyone feel special if they were dining in this warm and welcoming space. When I look at the "before" pictures of your space I have to tell you that they look like my current dining room (which I am not happy about and haven't figured out how to "fix"). I am inspired by your use of cheerful colors and fun patterns and hope to borrow some of your ideas and make them work in my own home. I think that we all need some type of a "ORC" to push us to make real-time decisions and transform our own spaces. I loved following your journey over the past weeks and look forward to reading future posts.

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  59. Reba wrote:

    After reading your posts, I've become so inspired in my own home! Seeing your ability to combine different patterns and paint colors and furniture choices is so so so inspiring to me! Oh, also after reading your posts, I've made a change to my lip color! I now wear a cheery red as opposed to my previous "barely there" pink. See? Lots of inspiration coming from your blog!

    Posted 11.10.16 Reply
    • I love it!!! The lip can never be too bright!! πŸ˜‰ As my grandmother used to say to me all the time, 'Put your lips on!' xoxoxo

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  60. It's truly stunning, Cassie!!! It perfectly captures your personality, the ideal balance of polished, daring and chic, and I love, love, love how it compliments your living room!

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  61. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you have so many pictures of the reveal because I enjoyed looking through every angle of this gorgeous new space! Love all that color and everything is so cohesive! Congratulations on a job well done!

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  62. DYING. You are AH mazing. This is the most glamorous dining room I have seen in a long time. LOVE your door color and rug also. WOWW, so honored to have been in a ORC group with you Cassie, xox

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  63. SHUT.THE.FRONT.DOOR!!!!! Cassie! this is SO GOOD! The COLORS, the EVERYTHING!! When you hear the doorbell, it's just me with my bags…I'm movie' in!!
    xo

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  64. janeine wrote:

    Whoa! I was absolutely blown away by the first picture. the wallpaper, the central art frame, the yellow curtains. Superb!

    Savia Jane
    Mumbai

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  65. Ahuva wrote:

    A beautiful room, I really like it. The pop of bright pink from the flowers, is the perfect finishing touch. Did you consider adding some permanent fixture in bright pink, to get the pop of color, when you don't have flowers?

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  66. Pam Cowan wrote:

    This might be my favorite of all the 20 ORC's! It's a feast for the eyes and I love every single item, color, piece of art and furniture piece. The room is just incredible. The only problem is many of the items are unfortunately out of my price range but I can dream!

    Thank you for sharing your fantastic work with us all.

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  67. OK…..where to start! Please….you killed it as you do every time! I was afraid I wasn't going to like the wallpaper but damn you have proved me wrong on that….it's fabulous! Seriously the whole room is so fresh and hip! And you are just so adorable I can't take it sometime:) Keep doing what you do best and I look forward to the next ORC when you blow us away again…..

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  68. It's absolutely stunning Cassie! So so good. That piece of artwork turned out amazing

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  69. Tammy wrote:

    Beautiful job πŸ™‚ I love how you go for it in your spaces and stay true to who you are. I had no idea how high your ceilings were until you posed by your entry door! Wow! I am sad that people made negative comments, I just wish if people didn't have anything nice to say, they would not comment. In the meantime, I'm glad you removed the comments, it shows character and provides an example to all that we should not tolerate meanness or people tearing us down. You have a forum here – good for you for inspiring women in many ways!

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  70. Because you had the courage to follow your own design style your room has so much character and is beautifully unique!
    Thank you for sharing. I really enjoyed following the one room challenge.

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  71. Joanna wrote:

    It is stunning. I love jewel box colors, though they're not easy to pull off well; you've done an amazing job! That chandelier is incredible, as is the artwork. (And I am shocked by some of the rude comments I've seen on here about the room. Manners, people, manners!!!)

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  72. This space is just entirely too good. Every time I see those yellow panels it takes my breath. SO crazy good. XO

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  73. Hi Cassie-your dining room looks so beautiful and unique, I felt the need to chime in. Homes should be personal and if there is anything I detest, it is cookie cutter decorating…people concerned with what the Jones' will think. I do think dining rooms should have some polish, regardless of how casual you are. Making meals an event…great concept to me…whether it is tacos or filet mignon!~ Well done!!

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  74. GORGEOUS, you are truly talented and could run your own professional Designer business. I loved the blue chairs so much in your "sneak peek" a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for 2 blue chairs to flock my dining table and these turned out to be perfect!! You've also inspired me to mix patterns and colour. Love you Blog Cassie. Cheers!!!

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  75. Vanessa wrote:

    Hi Cassie….. WOW!!!!!! Absolutely stunning space! I've loved seeing your previous ORC makeovers, but this one is my favorite by far! I will admit I was skeptical seeing the peeks of colors/prints together, but knowing how you love color and pattern knew you would bring it all together. And boy did you!!!!!!
    However, I think my favorite photo of the space is with Maggie looking out the window πŸ™‚
    Congratulations on a spectacular makeover…I would enjoy every single moment in that room.
    PS….Happy Birthday!

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  76. What a great space to entertain in! So many bright and bold elements that all pair so well together!

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  77. Lawdy, lawdy!!!! It. Is. Amazing!!!!! I MUST have that light fixture. Love following along as always πŸ™‚ Mindy@ourdreamhousediy

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  78. Design wrote:

    No, just no. The ghost chairs look ridiculous and the custom art piece is better suited for the living room. I know it's supposed to tie the rooms together but it's a misfire. There are so many missteps in this room. This chick reminds me of the story of the emperor's new clothes…convincing a lot of people something looks good just because she says so.

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    • Pam Cowan wrote:

      Everyone, yes including you, are basing their comments on what they SEE in the pictures. You don't like her design and you are entitled to your opinion. But please don't tell me someone TOLD me to like this design! This isn't remotely like "the Emperors new clothes" so perhaps you need to go reread that fairy tale and leave the rest of us here to admire something unique and beautiful.

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  79. Tasha wrote:

    Cassie, you never disappoint! This is so pretty and a great combo with your living room. It seems to be perfectly you. I can't wait to see how you will style it for the holidays with all of the colors. I always struggle with that. I like more traditional holiday style but love bold and colorful throughout the year. Maybe some post ideas? Love you and your blog!

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  80. Dang! Girl, this looks amazing! Love your eye for design! Perfect combination of modern and traditional. I love how you went big and bold with color and pattern, but kept some things simple and classic with your furniture choices. I love the leopard pillows, but I think the purple and white gingham are my faves for the captain chairs. Amazing work!!

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  81. Holy WOW! Simply incredible! I can't get over how darn good you are at mixing fresh colors with prints and texture! I love it all! πŸ™‚ BRAVO!

    Posted 11.11.16 Reply
  82. Oh wow! Just gorgeous! The light fixture! The rug! The napkin rings! The artwork! It all works together so beautifully. There's so much to take in and admire! It's the perfect companion to the living room. Can't wait to see how you'll add a holiday touch to this room!

    Posted 11.12.16 Reply
  83. Well, looks like everyone has a lot to say. It is stunning! I love how both rooms, dining & living, say 'hi' to each other :). The wallpaper makes the room and the chandy is so happy in the space. love all the thoughtful additions. Great job. I liked the comment about painting you kitchen cabinets. Not that you need another project. Just a thought.

    Posted 11.14.16 Reply
  84. I love your dining room! Love your living room and kitchen too! I love how the spaces reflect YOU! Beautiful.

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  85. I love your dining room! Love your living room and kitchen too! I love how the spaces reflect YOU! Beautiful.

    Posted 11.17.16 Reply
  86. Barbara H. wrote:

    I just followed a link from addicted2decorating to see your wallpaper. Wow! This is so totally the opposite of my own style but gosh, do I love it. You put together a wonderful, beautiful room that fits your style and makes it much more usable for your family. Now I’ll have to browse through and see what else you’ve done. Congratulations.

    Posted 6.21.18 Reply
  87. I found your blog searching for dining room inspiration and love everything about it! It’s so vibrant and airy! Your wallpaper, the drapery and the chandelier are stunning!! Boy this room has really inspired me.

    Posted 2.13.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh thank you so much, Jamala! It’s such a bright and cheerful space in our home! So glad you found some inspiration! xo, Cassie

      Posted 2.14.20 Reply