I’m so thrilled to be participating for the first time in the One Room Challenge! I’ve decided to tackle my dining room.
This room has never really felt “right” to me and I have been so preoccupied with Mothering and other client projects that I haven’t devoted the time to it.
I plan to smack this room silly with lots of color and texture. I’m taking inspiration from the color blocking of the 90s. What did she say? You heard me.
Not so much the neon colors, but specifically, I’m interested in this idea of using three colors somewhat equally in the room - yellow, blue and dusty rose. Yep! I said it. Dusty rose. Is she crazy?! You bet your ass.
We can all thank the Golden Girls for this one.
Are you still with me?
I’ll be using dusty rose, along with other trends of the 80s that would otherwise make any sane person cringe.
Cheesy Faux Columns? You betcha!
My plan is to interpret them in a new way. The finished look will feel modern, not dated at all. Can it be done?
You’ll have to stay tuned to see, and if I’m going to be honest, so will I.
Although I can’t make any permanent changes to my rental space, I’m looking forward to pulling out some of my McGyvering tricks to transform the space.
Here’s some of what I plan to incorporate into the space
I’ll be using my current dining table and buffet but everything else will be new (well, to me!) Nothing beats vintage in my mind, so I’ll be bringing loads of that in from my Chairish. I’ll represent the three equal colors, blue, yellow and dusty rose in the dining chairs, rug and wall paint.
I’ve already made some headway on the paint color, and I’m in love.
I chose, Benjamin Moore’s, Fiji. It’s an exotic shade of blue with an almost, hazy feel to it in person, like fog over water.
I will only be painting the back wall and leaving the rest white. This will help make the room feel light and bright, and really bring the focus to the blue wall.
I found this 1970s chrome dining set a few months ago. With a small toddler, I can’t make use of the glass table, but the chairs will be perfect. I’ve come up with a solution to make them work with my 6 person dining table, and the end result will be a nice contrast of styles and finishes.
I’ve always wanted a JuJu hat, so I decided now was my time! I was so surprised at how compact the box was when it arrived. These thing is monstrous once unfolded. Definitely a statement piece! Any guesses as to where it will go? ;)
We definitely have our work cut out for us on this project. This week, I’ll finalize my lighting choices, which will be the ticket for making this 80s color story feel fresh and current. I will also be receiving the furniture for the room, finalizing accent fabrics and working on a custom installation for the back wall, as well as hanging the JuJu. Whew!
You can expect to see updates every Thursday and the final reveal on 11/7! I have my work cut out for me! Thanks for your support 🧡