fall one room challenge: the BIG reveal!

What better way to kick off the holiday season (and the beginning of many out of town guests) then to check one more room renovation off the list!

We have said it before, but as a designer it is often really difficult to carve out time to work on your own home!  So...we happily accepted the One Room Challenge's kind offer (I mean motivation) to participate again this season!

This time we decided to tackle a small, awkward addition to our 1930's home.  This little space was added on in the 60's as a card room for the original homeowner's mother.  The room was created with only access from the backyard so that his mother could host her friends without entering into the main house.

I'm thrilled to say this little tiny room is exactly the "grown up" escape we needed.  The newly revamped "sunroom" feels like a wonderful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the main house.  When we initially began working on this space, we wanted to create a place that felt a bit like vacation...remember our inspiration here?  

We began the One Room Challlenge with a freshly painted blank canvas and had initially planned to keep the space all blue and white.... but ultimately layered in a bit of our signature orangey red.

I love how this amazing wicker (indoor/outdoor) Pacifica Corner Sectional from Serena & Lily really anchors the space and helps create an intimate conversational furniture arrangement.  We added custom pillows in this charming Chinoiserie Vine Schumacher fabric from our dear friend Mark D. Sikes' new line.  We love the subtle hit of color and the feminine feel that this classic pattern profiles in our mostly white space (and to keep this small space unified we repeated the same fabric on both the pillows and shades).

We also layered in an antique wicker chair for additional seating....a $50 score that was easily refreshed with a new custom cushion to match the pillows and roman shades. 

I was especially pleased with the addition of the modern starlight coffee table from ATG Stores in the space.  The juxtaposition adds interest to the room and I love how the transparency keeps the table from overwhelming the small space.

The wicker woven rug (in sand) from Annie Selke/Dash & Albert (one of our favorite go-to sources for great rugs) anchors the seating arrangement and adds warmth and texture to the space while still allowing the original marble floors to shine.

And we can't forget the wallpapered ceiling!!! The "Closet Stripe" blue and white Farrow & Ball wallpaper is a fun whimsical detail. I love a classic stripe and there's just something about this surprise detail that makes me feel like I've escaped to the Bahamas.

In addition to a comfortable conversational space...I also REALLY wanted an actual bar.  Something to help define zones within the room and to anchor the existing cabinetry and wet bar.  I also love the functionality of having bar access off of the outdoor dining space.

Speaking of outdoor space...I knew when we began this portion of the ORC that I was possibly being a bit optimistic.  We were successful in getting the base of the outdoor space in good shape (retaining wall built, steps repaired, and string lights installed).  Sadly all of our outdoor furniture and asian planters have been on backorder, but we are eagerly anticipating deliveries. The good news is that we are ready to drop our larger scale dining table and wicker chairs right into their new home and can't wait to layer in lots of blue and white potted boxwoods..  More on that as we progress...I promise but...in the meantime, we are absolutely loving our new string lights from Bellacor and the intimacy they provide!  Can't wait to host our first garden party!

Photography by Leslee Mitchell.

If this is your first time visiting us...let us catch you up!  You can see our "before" room by clicking here, our inspiration and design concept here, our blue and white favorites here, a progress update here, and how to set up a party perfect bar here.

Thank you for joining us on this exciting (and speedy) journey and we hope that we have inspired you to tackle one of the renovation projects on your list!!!

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To see all of this season's exciting One Room Challenge big reveals...click on the links below...

Jana Bek | Chris Loves Julia | Shannon Claire | Coco.Kelley | The Curated House | Driven by Decor | The English Room | From the Right Bank | Sherry Hart | Hi Sugarplum | House of Jade | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | Marcus Design | Pencil & Paper Co. | Megan Pflug | Place of My Taste | Suburban B’s | Waiting on Martha  

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