I am so glad to share the final post for Calling it Home's One Room Challenge. I worked with interior designer Amanda Louise Campbell and her eye helped to pull the Dining Room together beautifully!
Because the dining room flows into the living room and kitchen, we also added touches to those spaces as well.
We had the door trim re-painted for the reveal. All of the plants were given to us by the talented team over at Pretty Pots.
Come on in: I had my Grandmother's couch re-upholstered with two different cream fabrics for a bit of texture. I like to use accessories to add color. The painting over the couch is mine, and the abstract painting in the back is by one of my favorite local artists, Cham Little.
And to the right: Fireplace with a bright cloisonné Ginger Jar from Greystone Antiques and a painting to pair well with the one on the left also by Cham Little.
One more angle of the Living Room.
Because the house is small, I prefer pops of texture in little doses. The Oriental Rug from Greystone Antiques creates a space for the coffee table with a little orange-peach color.
This Gold Geometric Lamp was from Lamps Plus and added a bit of glamour to the living room. The framed Dali Face Lithograph in the back is from one of my favorite places to go antiquing: Seventh Heaven in Savannah, Georgia. The plant was given to us by Pretty Pots.
A little moment of a painting I created for the living room with a Dana Gibson Leopard Lumbar Pillow that she graciously sent us to use. I am not crazy about overloaded color, but love the small pops of it. Her pillow added the perfect dose of color and whimsy to the traditional couch.
My coffee table got upgraded with the Dana Gibson Cachepot done by Pretty Pots, Votivo Red Currant Candle, custom ShanLou Tassel, and Addison Weeks Tray.
A photo of the coffee table with the dining room in the background.
View from the couch: The Pink Monogram did the monogramming for the grey Nina Campbell Pillows on the slipper chairs, Annie Koelle created the reclining nude and Framebridge did the framing in their Cairo frame. The light fixture Orb Chandelier from Ballard Designs.
Here is a larger view: the floral painting on the left is by Lulie Wallace and the little painting over the secretary is an old one of mine.
The art, malachite storage container, and cloisonné ginger jar are all antique store finds.
Roots created this orchid arrangement for me in a Gertrude Graham Smith Vessel. Dana Gibson sent the Gold Mesh Ginger Jar to us to use for the ORC.
The secretary styled up: my favorite moment in here are the porcelain dogs that Paisley and Paper loaned to us.
A Leslie Weaver Face propped on books in the living room.
A Juju Hat my sweet intern helped me create.
Amanda Louise and I are both dog lovers, so we had to incorporate this Spaniel I found at The Rock House Antiques into the living room. We added some spunk to him with these coral beads I picked up from a street market in Florence, Italy.
Looking from the Dining Room back into the Living Room.
Here is the Dining Room!
This shows the space and how the living and dining rooms are almost one large room.
The chinoiserie mural I painted in the dining room.
The Malachite Inspired fabric for the seat cushions was created by Design Legacy.
How beautiful is this table top? Kate Asire created this gorgeous, organic, textural arrangement for the table and it could not have been a better fit.
Rachel Knowlton is hands down my favorite calligrapher. I'm keeping my place card forever. (If I could have a secret talent, it would be the ability to wip out lettering like her!)
How stunning is this 'C' Weave Handprinted 24 Karat Gold Dessert Plate by Sasha Nichols. The large dinner plates are Royal Crown Derby's Carlton Gold version and from The Cottage Shop. Katie Kime sent her Golden Bees Placemats set and Ginger Jars Napkins for us to use. The flatware is Francis 1st and are family pieces.
The finger bowls are shown with scoops of Ripe Mango Sorbet from Gelato Fiasco.
Here is a close up of the sideboard: you can see the lamp shade I painted specifically for the ORC and a moment of my painting. Rewined sent us the glassware to use and Paisley and Paper let us use the little holder the lemons are in. My Grandmother gave me her Silver pitcher and linens.
The Modern Sideboard: traditional moments, with fresh details.
Pretty Pots created the most stunning orchid arrangement I ever could have asked for to go on the sideboard. The lemons are in a stunning sterling container that Croghan's sent us to use.
The lamps are vintage brass that are mid-50's family pieces.
Here is our bar cart from Duo Design Studio paired with an antique mirror for The Rock House Antiques. I love how the new and old pieces play off of one another.
The Bar Cart is loaded down with dessert treats: some Veuve, Pink Macarons by Jonathan Caleb Cake, and Tea Cookies from Carolina Girl Cooks.
The precious pagoda linens are from Wheaton and Whaley Designs.
The Bar Cart. The blue and white bud vases and tortoise shell glass came from Paisley and Paper. The Thymes candle is a favorite seasonal scent of mine.
A little vignette.
Croghan's sent these gorgeous napkin rings that we incorporated into the bottom of the Bar Cart. The citron urn they are situated in is from Grey Street Market at Cottage Grove Vintage.
Last but not least: the beautifully styled china shelf in my kitchen. Thank you to the crew at Addison Weeks for sending the dainty tray.
The other side: the nude came from Southaus, the Bud vases came from Croghan's, and the backs of the shelves are upholstered with Thibaut fabric.
Toasting the day-long photoshoot with my Grandmother's retro champagne glasses. The necklace is from J.Ervan Jewelry.
This is a great photo because it shows the space and mural I did especially for the ORC. Don't worry: I'm not drinking the champagne for real (I am pregnant with Baby #2)
Creative Girls together. I know we look tired: it was a long, fun day.
It was such a pleasure to participate in the One Room Challenge. Thank you to Linda for putting it on.
Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors Amanda Louise and I had the privilege of working with: you helped make this photoshoot so special and memorable.
And thank you to Amanda Louise for creatively collaborating with me in this weird space that I am now very happy with.
And thank you to the wildly talented Kim Gibson for capturing the space with such a keen eye.
I am already planning what I will do for the ORC this spring: if you would like to work together, please email me via my Contact form.
Thats a wrap: Cheers!