Welcome back to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge! Before we dive in, thank you so much for the ridiculously-nice comments on yesterday’s Date Night Style post! I’m thrilled you found some inspiration for Fall and the impending holidays…I have a lot more coming, so stay tuned!
Now…back to the Dining Room. Thanks again to Linda for including me in this fun ride…I’m so excited about all the participant’s rooms, not to mention, love meeting the new readers that found their way here! #heyyall
In case you missed last week, 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.
We aren’t formal people, so we eat the majority of our meals in the casual Breakfast Room, and only use the Dining Room for special occasions or hosting friends and family. Which means we didn’t have to consider the needs of an active family when designing the space. Loosely translated, we get to have fun and just make it pretty!
Last week I shared how the room looked when we bought it, along with the floor and paint updates we made. Once those improvements were done, we moved all our existing Dining Room furniture in, and the room sat like this for the last 18 months.
Nice enough, but certainly no personality. Or an ounce of color for that matter!! In fact, I think it’s the exact opposite of our previous Dining Room (I’m looking at you, red ceiling!). Enough chit-chat, let’s get to the new design!!
Now that’s more like it!! You know if it’s in the #SugarplumCasa it’s going to be bold, right?! The biggest inspiration and influence for the room’s design actually comes from this room.
Not just because I love it more than my luggage, but because this is the view from the Dining Room…
And this is the view of the Dining Room from the Living Room, so clearly the two spaces need to be copacetic. They directly mirror each other in size and layout, with identical windows and placement. The only difference is the opening to the stairs, and doorway to the Kitchen. The Foyer will bridge the two rooms, so it’s getting a mini-makeover, as well!
Most everything has been ordered, and the deliveries are already coming in hot and heavy. The only decisions that haven’t been made are the main rug and possible wall mirror. I’m waiting to see how the wallpaper impacts the room before moving forward with those. And once again, I’m lucky enough to be working with such fabulous sponsors and talented artists!
The Project List is substantial for the short deadline, especially considering we’re traveling twice during the Challenge!! #whatwasIthinking #sendwine Hopefully my assistant is a little more on-task this go-round, and planning on contributing! 😉
The funny thing is, I’ve known since Day 1 of moving in the house what I wanted to do with this room, but also knew my ideas would need some fine-tuning…so it’s a good thing Kristin is on my speed dial! I haven’t made a single decision for this room without running it past her first, so you know it’s going to be good!
I’m so excited to finally tackle the space, and make it better reflect our style! I hope you’ll follow along with the adventure!
And be sure to check-out the other stellar participants in The Challenge, including the 223 bloggers linking up with Linda on Thursdays!