Wednesday, August 1, 2012

ORC Reveal Week #6 ... This is It!!

This is it!  Can you believe ... 6 weeks already where Linda invited 20 bloggers to participate in the  One Room Challenge.  Okay, one had to give it up.  It's okay ... we get it, life happens.  But 19 of us continued on and I have to say through this little project friendships deepened and stress levels heightened!  But most of all, the fun we had made it all worthwhile!  And for me ... thank goodness for a precious client who let me invade her home time after time for photos, regrouping, trying things over and over ... and just plain putting up with me!  I love you Liz!!

You can see here where it all began ... and here it is ... well, let me show you some detail shots before you get the whole thing. After all ... it took 6 weeks ... you should have to wait a few minutes before you are introduced to the entire Keeping Room!!

The fireplace is now a true focal point of this Keeping Room ...

I love the details ... and who couldn't use a little "pear" in their life ...

The bling of the floor ... 

The Brimfield Suzani pillows ... which I have to tell you that I purchased for $60.00 and just spied them last weekend at a little boutique in town for $120.00 each ... oh yeah!!

We warmed the firebox with ferns for the summer ... back to birch in the winter ... moveable art!

More Pear ... 

and more ... pear and suzani ... in case you missed them ... 

And here ... what you have been waiting for ... the whole shebang!

A close up!

the side ... Glamour Shot!

I cannot get enough of these Suzani Pillows!

This room has been so much fun to work on.  My sweet client and her family make it all the more fun ... and the knowledge that this room no longer looks like this ...

But looks like this ... 

And now houses a MudRoom and a place for her family to "Keep" for a long happy life!

These past six weeks have been fun and I have learned so much from my "Lady" Challengers ... please stop over and check out all that has been happening. I have no doubt you will be amazed ... and thank you so much for sharing all this with us!!



Beth - Chinoiserie Chic                    Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence             Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge                   LisA - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy                       Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life           Alison - My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon                       Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs
Julia - Pawleys Island Posh             Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany - Powell Brower Home      Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily                         Lindsay - Sadie + Stella


  1. Kim I lOVE it! Everything looks perfect! Im in love with those pillows, too, what a lovely surprise of color and pattern. The rug is fantastic and the 2 loveseats are so cozy and inviting. Great job!
    xo Nancy

  2. It's perfect. I love how bright and easy it all feels. I have a pear, but not like that one. The chandelier is one of my favorite parts. What a lucky client to have you help them.

  3. Kim,

    This is so well done! I want to just sit and visit with my friends in front of the fire in that space! Truly lovely!I absolutely LOVE that chandelier!!!

  4. Kim, I was waiting for you to finish!! The pillows and the chandelier, and yes..the pear are all working it! The overall effect is casual but still totally pulled together and not just a walk's a place that looks like you'd want to sit down and take a minute (or more). I'll bet your clients are doing just that! Great job, I think it turned out great!! Love Love the light fixture BTW!!

  5. The whole room looks so cozy! I just want to grab some tea and chat with friends in there! The pillows, light, and all accessories look amazing! Well done as always!

  6. Wow, Kim! It looks wonderful. I will dreaming about that light fixture for a long time.

  7. Kim - I am amazed. I love the rug on rug action and the light fixture - it all looks great. everyone in the ORC is just amazing me today. GREAT job, I'm sure your clients are tickled pink (or white)!!!

  8. Kim your room is amazing. I love, love the pear!! and...of the rug and then the CHANDELIER.....I JUST SIMPLY LOVE THE ENTIRE SPACE!!!!

  9. Kim, it is amazing! You have done such a fabulous job with the space. I love the layering of the rugs, thinking I might do that after my paint fiasco on the area rug.....not sure the family would appreciate a zebra skin on the floor, but a girl can try?

    Looks fabulous!

  10. wow! Love the transformation. The before/after comparison is the best! You've made the room so warm and inviting! Excellent job! ps--drooling over the light in that room!!!!

  11. A lovely job - I'm sure your client is thrilled. I especially love the chandelier and the pillows.

  12. Beautiful work!!! Love every detail! I know your client is thrilled! Let's keep up with one another!!! This has been fun!

  13. that light fixture is amazing- I love it!! What a fun client you have to let you do this before and after to share with us, love what you did!

  14. The room looks great! I love the suzani pillows and the light fixture! The whole room looks cozy yet sophisticated.

  15. Fantastic reveal! Love the chandelier, rug on rug, pillows. It is light, bright, cute and cozy. The whimsey of the pears is too much fun. Great job!

  16. Beautiful room!! What paint color did you use? I'm dying over that light fixture - perfection!!


  17. BOOM!!! What a great before and after! She must be thrilled with how the room came together. AND those Suzani pillows....what a flipping find...60.00...shut up! I LOVE them also and they liven up the room so much! Great job....

  18. FANTASTIC job, Kim!! What a cozy and gorgeous space for your clients to enjoy! I know they are thrilled with what you've done for them!

  19. What a transformation! I love it and know your clients will too.

  20. Love it!!! The pillows are fabulous and really make the room! (along with the light fixture...and rug!!) I love it all!!

  21. What a wonderful transformation! Your client must be so thrilled! Love the beautiful light fixture, the rug and the pillows. Well done, Kim!


  22. Great job! I am still getting around to check out all the ORC reveals. I am a sucker for white couches so this room had me at hello!

  23. Such a wonderful job!!! Adore the light fixture and the FULLNESS of those billowing curtains!!! This family has to be ecstatic over the transformation! VERY NICE WORK!!!

  24. I love it! What a cozy spot...great job! Congratulations on finishing the challenge! It was so much fun. Best, Lauren


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