4.30.2014

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

39 comments:

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Whoa, this is looking awesome. Love the lighting and mirror and your fabric is going to be perfection in there. Good luck with the banquette and all the details. Can't wait to see it altogether. xo Nancy

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The whole world now wants that wallpaper. It is looking so fabulous!

Christine Dovey said...

OH. MY. Word...that wallpaper is everything and I adore it in combo with the lighting and mirror- so so good!!!!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

I am so so so excited for your room. I love the wallpaper and the brass sconces look fab up there. The ikat fabric is going to rock this room. You are doing amazing work my dear!

Dianne said...

I am dying!!!!! This room is way too gorgeous. I cannot wait for the final reveal. That wallpaper is beyond description in that color. Love!!!!!

Cathy Wall said...

Oh. My. Yes. Loving the paper, the wall color and the lighting. Your mister will forgive you about the backsplash, the space is too gorgeous for him not to!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I'm getting in my car and driving to your house. I will push you out of the way when you open the door and rush to pet this room. Your wallpaper/lighting/mirror combo already has me over the moon and the fabrics haven't even entered the room yet. I'm dying.

Tracy Laverty said...

You must be thrilled! This room is looking super chic and stunning. The wallpaper, the fabric, the lighting - it's an amazing package! Can't wait for the reveal.

Eris @ The Pink House Reno said...

I'm with Elizabeth! Love the personality of this room.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

um. WOW. that's all i can say. Just WOW. Wow.

kate@willowinteriors said...

I saw this shiz go up on IG and flipped! This is so awesome! The wallpaper is unbelievable! Side note, laughed when I read your Ranarp sconce mention b/c I was in Ikea the other day and saw them and remembered your chase last time. Had to buy 2 and hopefully going to make them work for my daughter's room! Good luck this week!

SHERRY HART said...

That wallpaper is.... how you say....damn good. Bad to the bone.....just plain crazy good.....I am feeling a huge reveal that is going to be "life rocking" coming up. You are getting it done for real.

therelishedroost said...

In love with that wallcovering!!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

this is so AMAZING!! I adore the wallpaper and the green...the sconces, the mirror....the whole thing in its entirety gives me heart palpitations...(the good kind!)....So, so amazing. Can't wait till next week.

Ashlina Kaposta said...

SWEET BABY JESUS! i love this! First of all, that color is so bold, I am so jealous you are getting to play. Love your lighting and mirror choices. This dining room will be looking like hotel magic once its done. Get em girl.

erin williamson said...

Lordy me that color is scrumptious!!! Isn't the power of wallpaper magical?

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the shot with all the lighting fixtures lined up. Such a great mix. That wallpaper is something to love until the end of time. Can't wait to see the tile on the backsplash. Hang in there.

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Oh, I am so in love with this entire kitchen so far. That green fabric with the wallpaper seals it for me. It's amazing all of it!

Jessie said...

That wallpaper is amazingly beautiful! The lighting is super cool as well. Looking forward to see the finished room next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

pam {simple details} said...

Since I've seen the fabric peeks on IG, I know this is going to be so over-the-top AMAZING!! Those patterns with the wallpaper...eeeeeekkkk!!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I did see this on IG, but can actually never get enough. Wow. Maybe my new favorite paper. Plus that fabric!!! This is going to be fantastic!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I'm surprised there aren't more divorces during the ORC :) Your light is just beyond!!

alison giese Interiors said...

OK, really now, you're just showin' off. ;)
I need a pagoda mirror just like that - in a bad way. Wanna trade? I got a....drumstick?
Seriously, amiga, I can't wait for next week!
xo,
ag

Beth Connolly said...

That paper and colorway are wonderful. I'm really looking forward to next week. Chinoiserie heaven.

Mallory said...

I mean this is great...obviously....but then you're going to add these fabrics and I'm going to keel over. Geez woman this is going to be out of this world!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

AMAZING!!!!!! My favorite shade of green to boot. So anxious to see next week ;-)

Tiffany said...

That wallpaper is gorgeous. I love your light choices as well. I'm excited to see everything together!

Andrea said...

That wallpaper is SO gorgeous, and I love your fabric selection!!! Oh, and the sconces and chandelier!! I'm loving it all!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Reichel Broussard said...

Fabulous color! You're so on trend too with the new Pantone color, Okra ;)

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

I'm dying over the wallpaper alone. But the lighting with that mirror on top...I can't even deal with how amazing that is!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Kim said...

Mrs. V … well done!! This green rocks and it is fitting that it is only available to you!!

Rachel Rardon said...

This room is fearless - and I love it. That chandelier is utter perfection.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love your wallpaper...so pretty!

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

The wallpaper makes the room!! It's all so good! I cannot wait to see the rest!

Tricia said...

This is all so, so good. That wallpaper is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. And the lights and the mirror and the fabric. Yea gads too beautiful! I can't even imagine how good the reveal is going to be even with the missing element!
Tricia // Suburban Bitches

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Looking so very good! Green walls make me nervous but you pulled it off so well. And that lighting is dammmmmn sexy.

Verandah House said...

That wallpaper is devine, this is going to be one amazing room!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

Wow! It is fabulous! I love the light fixture and the mix of patterns. Bravo!

Vel Criste said...

Fabulous! Colorful and fresh and so you Mrs. V!!!!! Love it!