SPRING 2017 REVEAL
ENTRY WAY AND LIVING ROOM
A charming 1942 Connecticut colonial starts to become a home for my family.
Welcome! It’s WEEK SIX of the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge ™ and we made it!
Today, I am sharing the results of my design for our living room and entry way. I even spruced up the breakfast nook that is open to the living room and kitchen so we can have a celebratory meal when this all wraps! This makes me think our dining room should be my next project so we don’t have to eat all our meals at that tiny table.
Shall we see the results of the last six weeks? Get ready for A LOT of photos!
THE ENTRY WAY
THE LIVING ROOM
THE BREAKFAST NOOK
All photography and styling by Kristin Cadwallader, Bliss at Home.
“Home is the nicest word there is.”
– Laura Ingalls Wilder
Here’s our journey to our new home…
Knowing that we had to relocate half way across the country really wasn’t that big of a deal. My family is home for me, so the idea of having to start from scratch making a house a home again didn’t bother me. In fact, it got my little design loving heart racing!
Potential. Possibility. Charm. These were the words that flashed through my head when I walked into this house. I could see us here. It wasn’t as large as the other properties we looked at, but it was more charming and had plenty of room with a good layout for entertaining. The neighborhood was fantastic. Dave and I discussed the possibilities after we saw it. We outlined a clear vision for it and it felt like a great fit for our family. We could see ourselves here for the long haul. We could see Christmases here. We could see the boys calling this home. We could picture grandkids here one day.
What can I say…I’m a sucker for a fixer. I love taking something old and making it something that honors the past but makes for a lovely present and inspires a fruitful future. I knew we could make this work…but it would take some work.
So, today is a bit of a celebration for us here! Getting this room completed is breathing new life into this home. It’s the beginning of putting our stamp on this place. The only thing left to do with the living room now is getting the television installed…and deciding where we want to put our Christmas tree in a few months!
I hope you enjoyed joining us on this makeover. There are a lot of rooms to go and a whole exterior and yard to tackle, but we are so grateful for this place to call home. It really is the nicest word there is.
FOLLOW THIS MAKEOVER WEEK BY WEEK
I have loved joining in this round of the One Room Challenge ™ and many thanks to Linda of Calling it Home. Be sure to check out media partner House Beautiful and see some beautiful rooms featured. This week and in the weeks ahead there will be a lot of inspiration from this challenge to see.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
A big thank you to all our sponsors who made this design a reality.
Also, thank you to Colin and his team at Floors Now! in Newington, CT for the swift install of our wild stair runner!
**And always a thank you to my husband, Dave. My partner in life and my helpmate in implementing my design ideas in our home.
Don’t miss a thing! Check out all the reveals…
SOURCES FOR THIS REVEAL
stair runner: Karastan Ashen Antelope, wallcovering: DecoratorsBest York Metallic Grasscloth VG4418, white lacquer console table: Mintwood Home, malachite bulb vases: Frontgate, zebras: Mintwood Home, white jars: Mintwood Home, gray colorblock bowl: Mintwood Home, round mirror: Mintwood Home, umbrella stand: Mintwood Home, plaid umbrella: Ralph Lauren (vintage), black umbrella: Target.
Paint on walls and staircase: Benjamin Moore Simply White 2143-70, Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray HC-173.
cognac velvet and brass chairs: Wayfair, mirrored coffee table: Taylor Burke Home, white sofa: Bernhardt (discontinued), rug: Frontgate, floor lamps: Wayfair, Greek key draperies: Loom Decor, gold curtain rods and rings: West Elm, brass picture light: Lamps Plus, green malachite jars: Frontgate, burl wood frames: Framebridge, abstract painting: made with my kids, black crocodile vase: DIY with embossed leather from The Leather Hide Store, agate coasters: Shop Candelabra, Channels pillow: Stuck on Hue, Fretwork pillows: Lacefield for TBH, Les Touches pillow: Stuck on Hue, fur pillow: Frontgate, crystal obelisks: Frontgate, stone and shell obelisks: Homegoods, crystal dodecahedron: Frontgate, horn sculpture: Homegoods, coral on riser: Frontgate, horn box: Frontgate, brass and stone box: Addison Weeks, tortoise bowls: antique, Vogue book: One Kings Lane, Vanity Fair book: One Kings Lane, basket weave stool: flea market find, black gold studded shade: Loom Decor, pair of horns: Arteriors, skull box: Times Two Design, bone inlay striped table: Frontgate, black faceted vases: Shop Candelabra, window seat: Ballard Designs, hand vase: Shop Candelabra, gold urchin: Shop Candelabra.
Paint on walls: Benjamin Moore, Simply White 2143-70
table: Bellacor, chairs: resale shop, seats recovered in embossed leather from The Leather Hide Store, black vase: Shop Candelabra, stone and hide napkin rings: Shop Candelabra, wood chargers: Shop Candelabra, glasses: West Elm, gold flatware: Target, art: Artfully Walls, Greek key draperies: Loom Decor, gold curtain rods and rings: West Elm.
Paint on walls: Benjamin Moore, Simply White 2143-70
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