ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6 // THE REVEAL
Week 6 of the One Room Challenge is here! Even though I have been taking my father to radiation treatments daily and have had the flu (twice) during these past few weeks, I miraculously made it to the finish line and I am so happy with the outcome of #ProjectFamJam’s new Living Room!!! I took a long narrow space with only two ottomans and a table and have turned it into a fully livable and functional space filled with layers of pattern, texture and lots of black and white accents.
The shelves we built in Week 5 really were the missing link between this space and the kitchen and dining room we finished earlier this year. And after a few coats of Farrow and Ball’s Pitch Black paint and a little styling, they truly came to life. The addition of the sputnik lighting from Lucent Light Shop and the curved ottomans and tulip table have given this library wall purpose and allows for an additional seating area.
In between the library wall and the main seating area, we had to add in a little bar action, because cocktails and entertaining are a must in this house! This entire wall was designed around this Marc Jacobs photograph by the artist Camilo Him. My cousin won it at a Silent Auction a while back and we both new it had to live right here.
I searched high and low for the perfect bar cart and landed on this stunner of a butler tray from Ave Home. The really great thing about this piece is that it arrives unfinished and you can stain, paint, seal however you want. I suggested black and white stripes (kind of a bone inlay inspired feel) and got the immediate go ahead. (tutorial found here)
We filled the bar with bourbon, vodka and the best Moscow Mule cups I have ever seen.
I also added this killer brass art lamp from Bellacor. I love how substantial this one is and the brushed brass ties in all of the other light fixtures in the space.
The main seating area is focused around the largest purchase, the West Elm Peggy Sectional. It is large enough to fill the space without feeling overwhelming as some sectionals tend to do. But at the point the sectional was ordered, we had a gray sofa, and two gray ottomans… we needed some color. Having the navy kitchen island and some DIY bleached denim seats in the dining room, the space was feeling a little cold. Incorporating this burnt orange Aztec rug from Dash & Albert by Annie Selke instantly warmed everything up. The orange and rust tones accented by grays and blues helped to pull the entire living room, kitchen and dining room together.
coffee table || aztec rug || butterfly chair || gray and ivory rug || juju hat
Needing another accent chair in the space, my cousins had expressed their interest in a leather butterfly chair. After we got it into the space, the leather was right, but I felt it was missing something… So naturally I made my own black suede tassels and added them to the chair. lol! It was a complete last minute addition, but a detail that gave the piece a little more personality. (tutorial found here)
Speaking of hand made, so is this custom, gold rimmed, graphic beauty from Jill Rosenwald. The perfect size for sharing popcorn.
And here is the other view of the space, including the double sided fireplace that opens up to their dining room. The mantle was created using an old attic beam that was removed during the demolition. And the two sconces were major finds at our local Habitat ReStore. They are Currey & Co. sconces that were missing their shades. We decided we liked them better for this space without them & at $33 for the pair, vs. $600 a piece… we were really fine without the shades!!
Instead of traditional end tables and lamps, I opted for two floor lamps from LampsPlus that provided a more sculptural feel. Their adjustable heads make reading on this sectional the perfect spot. Unfortunately, they are currently out of stock, but be sure to check out their other options.
The space is completed by this amazing artwork by artist Kate Roebuck from Minted. The design process for this home has been almost completely through text. I would find an inspiration image and immediately text it over for thoughts… and sometimes the exact same image would come back with a note “I had that saved too! hahaha” or she would send me an image & I would respond “I love that too, you have $6000 for that wallpaper?!? haha!” So as soon as I saw this piece, I just knew it was right. It summed up how much fun we have had bringing this house into a new century with a new family to create their own memories.
What I have learned as a designer is that I do not want every space I complete to feel like my home, I want the space to feel like their home. So I incorporate aspects of their style along with little bits of my own aesthetic. And in this space, I feel this aspect most comes into play in the pattern mixing and use of space.
There are 19 different patterns in this space!! But layered correctly, they do not feel overwhelming. It just feels right. It feels like them.
A special thanks to these ORC Sponsors who made this makeover possible:
AllModern | Annie Selke | ATG Stores | Bellacor | Chairish | Farrow & Ball
And to these additional sponsors as well:
And be sure to check out the other participants progress as well!
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xo – Kristin
SO good, kristen! i love the mix of textiles and these are some of my favorite colors!
Thank you Cassie!!
Beautiful! The colours are so restrained, but in the shibori pillows they run free! Love what you did. Those little curved upholstered benches are genius!
Thank you Ariel!
Gorgeous room and love all the patterns together. Does the blue tasseled pillow have a zipper? Doesn't mention it on the site. Thanks
You know what Kim… I am not sure! I will check with my cousin & get back to you!!
Stunning space, Kristen!! Love the color palette, natural elements and modern accents. Well done!!
Thank you Jaime!
This is fabulous. It is such a sophisticated space. Bravo on completing a wonderful One Room Challenge!
Thank you Holly! High praise coming from you! xo
You are AMAZING! Couldn't love this more
Thank you Carrie!
I wouldn't have picked anything in this room for me(aside from the blue and white pillows, but I love it! Shows why you're the designer and I only read design blogs and books. You have the vision … and the willingness to go the extra mile (those bookshelves!) when the space is missing that essential something. It just works beautifully.
Such a compliment. Thank you Patricia!
I'm totally and utterly in love. So so good
Thank you friend!! Xo
There is something so rock-and-roll chic about this space while not even remotely trying to hard. I could seriously move right in! Bravo on a brilliant ORC, Kristen!! xx
Love that!! Thank you!!
Time and time again, you have WOWED us Kristin, and this one if probably my most favorite of the rooms you have done! Fabulous job dear!
Thank you!! Xo
Kristen this is amazing!!!! The styling is killer and I love how bold this space is with the black and white, yet it's still feminine and soft.
Fresh and collected! I really love the pillow combinations. Well done!
Thank you Jessie!
The rug on top of a rug?! Not my favorite but everything else is divine!
Gorgeous! I have a question for you, can you tell me the size of the printed artwork? I love it and I think I love the size! Thank you!
It is the largest option. 40×54!
This room is simply gorgeous and cool and perfection! Of all of the reveals I have viewed so far, this is my fave! Great job!
It looks gorgeous, as I knew it would! Great job!
I feel like singing "this space is too sexy for my eyes, too sexy for my eyes, sooo sexy! You killed it per always, way to go lady!!
This turned out amazing! Love your aesthetic!
This is my favourite so far! Where is that couch from – I love it!
Love the mix!! Filling in those bookcases alone would have taken up half my ORC effort. SERIOUSLY! Well done!
Well I don't think it was crazy at all to add those shelves at the last minute, it was genius instead!
They totally change the room or should I say they make the room!
Beautiful, love it!!!
Yeah….this space is damn good! I love how undecorated it looks but everything blends effortlessly to create a cohesive look! Well done my friend…..they must be thrilled!
Wow, what talent!!! I have been inspired by you over and over but THIS…just beautiful.
Beautiful! Where is the tulip table from?
Adding in the rust/orange rug did amazing things!! Love the whole room. I'm super impressed with your conversion from blah to brilliant!
So beautiful! Love the bar cart you designed. Such a great accent to the rest of the room!
Can you provide a direct link to the floor lamp?
It is not available at the moment, and does not have a link. My apologies.
Wow! This is stunning. The black bookcases are to die for…and that artwork is so much fun! Love it!
seriously gorgeous! every inch of it. And i have total pillow envy!
Gorgeous, as always, Kristin!
The entire space is incredible! Love that trumpet light!
Kristin, this is just so incredibly lovely, thoughtful, and inviting! So gorgeous and well done!
This is pure eye candy. There is so much perfectness to take in.
Indeed..so yay Kristin! Great job 😉
AMAZING AS ALWAYS, KJ! Loved pouring over all of these gorgeous pics! You did it, and I'm so proud of you! xoxoxoxoxoxo
This turned out so good! Love the dark colors of the shelves and that gold light fixture in front of it! Great job!!
It blows my mind how you took this blank box and made it a warm room that looks collected over time. I also know how dedicated you were to the process, and it shows. Well done. Love the space. Hope your father is doing better.
What color paint is the white on the walls?
This room is perfection! I would also like to know the source for the tulip table please?
That is just so beautiful. I just wish I understood how to mix patterns and colors like that.
This room is everything! Where did you get the black tassle pillow on the couch?
This room is fabulous! I would love to use one photo, with a link back to your post, in a favorites roundup post I am currently writing. Would that be OK with you?
Thank you Nicki. Of course. And thanks for linking back.
This room design is amazing! … Seriously – please come over!
Would you mind telling me where the window treatments are from?! I love them, and they’re unlike anything I’ve seen!!!
Thanks, and kudos!