One Room Challenge - Sources

Holy cow, thank you for all of your support on my ORC room.  Makes the 6 week mania all the more worthwhile.  To see the entire evolution of the room from beginning to end, click the following links below:

WEEK 1:  Plan & Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Progress Report – Floors
WEEK 3:  Electricity
WEEK 4:  Upholstery
WEEK 5: Paint & Wallpaper
WEEK 6:  The Reveal

Before I get to the sources, let's talk tablecloth.  THE. TABLECLOTH.  Be still my beating maximal heart.  This fabric kicked off my entire color scheme for the kitchen and I was seriously bummed when I found out it would not be completed in time for the reveal.  But it was oh so worth the wait.  I could not love it any more if I tried.

chairs - IKEA | pillows - custom | candles - Caspari | tablecloth - custom | tablecloth fabric - (no markings) Fabric Shack

rug - Ohio Valley Antiques | pendant - Ballard Designs | chandelier - Ohio Valley Antiques | blue and white porcelain - my own collection | butcher block island - handmade by my in-laws | pagoda mirror - Treasure Barn | wallpaper - Scalamandre Parapluie | floor stain - Zar wood stain in Walnut |  wall paint - Sherwin-Williams Emerald paint in Great Green SW 6430 |  cabinet and trim paint - Sherwin-Williams ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex paint in white

Seriously.  I was so smitten when I picked it up from my seamstress that I briefly considered ditching the whole tablecloth idea in favor of wearing it like a caftan, in a gloriously  insane Scarlett O’Hara meets Auntie Mame kinda way.  It checks every box for me.  Chintz – check.  Chinoiserie – check.  Bright colors – check.  Vibrant pattern play – check.  Dressmaker details – check.  My incredibly talented seamstress turned my vision into reality.  I came to her with gobs of fabric and an idea of a floor length skirt including Greek key trim and a contrast welt to ground the pattern.  She, in turn, worked her magic and created a stunning masterpiece.  The pleating alone quickens my pulse.  Soooo worth the wait.

monogram napkins - Celerie & South | brass rhino napkin holders - vintage | china - vintage Alfred Meakin Pastoral, Spode Pink Tower, and Johnson Bros from my mother's collection | silver - vintage german silver from my husband's grandmother | etched glass - vintage from my mother

sconces - Lamps Plus | leopard prints - The Pink Pagoda | rattan chair frame - Ficks Reed | cushions & pillows - custom

nude painting - vintage | acrylic pedestal - Pedigree Consignments  | ginger jar - vintage

marble backsplash - Ventano marble tiles from Lowes | oil painting - vintage

pineapple print - The Pink Pagoda | mirrored frame - Threshold for Target

A huge congratulations to my fellow participants for creating such amazing spaces and living to tell the ORC tale!  The caliber of work this round was crazy good.  Bravo!

A special thank you to the following sponsors and supporters of Chez V and The One Room Challenge that are graciously providing items to help me bring my vision for this room to life:

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten

kisses,  mrs. 


One Room Challenge - Week 6 - The Reveal

Welcome back to week 6 of The One Room Challenge™.   Today I am going to dispense with my usual jibber jabber and get right to the reveal.  But first I want to extend some big thanks you’s:  a huge thank you and congratulations to Linda of Calling It Home for organizing this amazing challenge and including me among such widely talented folks; a million thank you's go out to my mister without whom none of this would have been possible - this ORC was another down-to-the-wire situation and there were more than a few moments when I really questioned whether I could pull this off but thanks to the tireless efforts of my mister and my in laws we accomplished a lot in six weeks for having done everything ourselves; and last, but certainly not least, thank you to YOU for following along.  All of your comments and well wishes kept this party rocking.  To see the entire evolution of the room from the beginning, click the following links below:

WEEK 1:  Plan & Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Progress Report – Floors
WEEK 3:  Electricity
WEEK 4Upholstery
WEEK 5: Paint & Wallpaper

And now on to the reveal.  Sadly, I did not get the custom table cloth (the Lebowski element) back in time from the seamstress which is sort of a major bummer as it was the jumping off point for the entire color scheme of green, pink, and blue – so if things seem a little disparate, know that the tablecloth ties everything together.  When that beaut arrives I will be sure to share.  And now on with the show…

And now I drink.  Heavily.  A detailed source post will be forthcoming. Go check out everyone else's reveals!

A special thank you to the following sponsors and supporters of Chez V and The One Room Challenge that are graciously providing items to help me bring my vision for this room to life:

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten

kisses,  mrs. V


One Room Challenge - Week Five - Painting, Lights, and Wallpaper

Welcome back to week 5 of The One Room Challenge™.   Thank you for following this crazy ride as I re-do the dine-in portion of my kitchen which involves finishing out a banquette, upholstery, paint, wallpaper and lighting.  As I type this, I am sort of in denial that I have one week left to pull off this room. In true panicky fashion, I took to cleaning my bathroom baseboards with a toothbrush this morning.  So what.  Tell me I’m not alone in addressing looming deadlines with soul crushing procrastination.  To catch up with my shenanigans from the beginning, click the following links below:

WEEK 1:  Plan & Inspiration
WEEK 2:  Progress Report – Floors
WEEK 3Electricity
WEEK 4:  Upholstery

If you are super smart and totally, like totally, cool, then you are already following life chez V on IG and you will have seen these dreams that are made of these.  And by dreams, I mean my recurrent prepster yet irreverent Chinoiserie filled dreams which involve things like this supremely gorgeous Scalamandre wallpaper which went up today thanks to the brilliant install by Liz and Bill of Natural Look Painting & Decorating.  Cincy & Dayton peeps, give these folks a shout if you need any wallpapering or painting done!

But before I introduce you to my hotty wallpaper, let’s revisit a few other obsessions of mine:  color and lighting - two things that can instantly transform any room.  So last week I was lamenting that we didn’t have paint on the walls due to ElectricityGate but now I am happy to report that the walls have been painted.  Sherwin-Williams graciously provided the wall paint and I could not be happier with the results.  

Not only is the customer service on the corporate side impeccable but the guys at my local store are rock stars and deserve a shout out. They are always so helpful whenever I am in there and even helped me with my floor stain/poly sitch when I wasn’t even for shopping for floor stuff! I have painted more than my fair share of stuff along the way and can say based on experience that quality paint makes all the difference in the world.  My family and I have been using Sherwin-Williams products for a long time.  My front door is painted with SW paints as well as my kitchen cabinets which I painted a few years ago and have stood up to our daily traffic beautifully.  I used the ProClassic Interior Acrylic Latex Enamel in white on the cabinets and plan on using more to repaint the trim this week.  For the kitchen walls, I selected Great Green SW 6430 in semi-gloss from the Emerald line which was color matched to my wallpaper.  The color is very similar to what was previously on the walls but more pigmented.  The Emerald line went on smoothly with excellent coverage.  But there was a brief moment when the mister and I howled because when the paint was first going up it looked identical to the previous color.  However, once it began to dry, the deeper pigmentation began to come through.  With tons of light, this kitchen can easily handle a deeper pigmented color.  Officially living for this more mature color.

What the what?!  This looks like the same color that is already on the walls.

Dried beautifully into a deeper, more mature green

The color is quite smashing with the wallpaper

As to lighting:  typically I’m a vintage gal all the way when it comes to lighting.  But there are certain occasions when I stumble on a new light that simply cannot be ignored - like my Ranarp sconces and my Jonathan Adler foo dogs from my previous ORC room.  And my Ballard Designs pendant that I just scored at the outlet for this room.  Or any of the multitude of great lamps at Home GoodsLamps Plus is another great source and graciously provided us with lighting for this challenge.  Now I have to say that I was blown away by the sheer magnitude of the selection and not only just lighting.  So many great choices that it was hard to choose but I knew that I wanted some sconces flanking my vintage pagoda mirror to add some ambient lighting to the banquette area.  I selected Visual Comfort’s Bill Blass library sconces in brass and again was blown away by Lamps Plus customer service, the timeliness of delivery (only a few days!), and the quality of the light.  Very, very impressed.

And now, allow me to properly introduce my new beau hunk, Parapluie.  The mister forgives me my wallpaper dalliance with the express understanding that ‘Luie replaces  someone in my elevator.  Luie plays nicey with the other kids in the sandbox, particularly the sconces and my pagoda mirror.  Sadly, it would seem that Parapluie in this green colorway is no longer available from Scalamandre as I bought up the last remaining lot which just so happened to be the exact amount I needed #amatchmadeinheaven #sorrynotsorry.  But you can find other Parapluie colorways via sku# WP88216 on the Scalamandre site.  

I am already envisioning many a boozy night with lots of laughter and friends sequestered comfortably on the banquette against Luie’s beautimous backdrop.  Scratch.  Oh yes, the banquette, that elusive design element.  We still have to finish all of our sewing for the banquette cushions and pillows, figure out art placement (got some great stuff coming from Jennifer at The Pink Pagoda!!!), and I have yet to begin sourcing accessories.  Also, I have one major design element planned for the room that literally pulls everything together like Lebowski’s rug that will likely not be ready in time.  Wah, wah, wahLooks like rather than Donnie, I will be the one out of my element for the big reveal but I still think it’s gonna be real good. This is what I've accomplished and lots more upholstery is what I got up my sleeve for this week...

Did I mention that I got a wild hair to tile my backsplash this weekend? The mister hates me for real and for true.

As far as dreams intersecting with reality, I can safely tell you that based on the wallpaper alone, I will be obsessed with this room for life or longer.  Or at least for two weeks until such time that I turn my sights to my outdoor patio room where major patio perching happens on the regular during the warmer months.

Love ya, mean it.  Now go check out my girls…

A special thank you to the following sponsors and supporters of Chez V and The One Room Challenge that are graciously providing items to help me bring my vision for this room to life:

All photos and styling by Emily Vanderputten unless otherwise noted

kisses,  mrs. V