Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ORC - THE Reveal!



What a FRANTIC six weeks it has been (okay, really seven ... Thank Goodness)!

Before I get going here with fabulous photos and the REVEAL... I have to say a HUGE thank you to Linda ... without her and this challenge ... I would probably still be sitting here.


Knowing what I know now.  This gives me the Shivers!!

I have been working in my basement for 5 years ... and truly hated going "down" ... so I tended to drag things up to the dining room or kitchen table.  This was a mess and kept me very scattered.  I am so happy to now have a place worth going downstairs for.  I smile whenever I walk in.  I really wanted and needed a huge punch of color and fun.  

My Inspiration Board



The Space is Dark ... There is only one little window that looks out to a metal drain in this area of the UNFINISHED (thus, my Illusion!) basement. I tried to LIGHT the area but kept getting flash back and reflections in the china hutch ... I hope you can appreciate the space with the low light!!

If you have a Brightness button on your computer ... Turn it Up Baby!!

To start at the Beginning ... 
An Unfinished Basement ... Drab ... Until Now!

Okay ... I'll keep my mouth shut and let the photos speak!


























I have a disclaimer ... my chandelier is not working.  I found out that the wiring was faulty.  I will be taking it to get re-wired and once it is working will show more photos to you with it Shining Bright!

The Beast ... Tamed
The Illusion ... My Reality
Happiness ... Achieved

Please check in tomorrow and I'll give you some of the details that made this space all come together!

And don't forget to check in with my Challenge Partners.  I am so blessed to be able to call them my new Blog Friends. These are some Talented Ladies, My Friends.

Go!  See!
xo

kim

48 comments:

  1. Kim, it looks so fabulous!! I would love to work there!! Great job!

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  2. You did such a great job Kim! This looks incredible and such a happy space!

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  3. Wow you nailed it. It looks so colorful , professional and beautifully styled. Anyone would love to work in that office! I love the lamp and your stacks of style! Great job Kim. It's been fun following you and I hope you are super happy and productive in your new Designer Cave..no cave no more! Designer Digs?
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  4. Bravo my dear! It looks amazing!!!! You are going to be unstoppable in a work space like that!

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  5. Wow! That is so cheerful. You had me at orange but seriously I love it all.

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  6. Shut up!!! Your space looks incredible! Love this. So inspiring to get s*it done!

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  7. Kim, I LOVE what you did with an unfinished space - you are going to be inspiring people all over the place to carve out a cool space for themselves in their basement - starting with me!!! I seriously need a little spot for all my projects and after seeing how lovely your space came out I am fired up!! It's amazing what you did with your fake wall, the hutch, desk, rug, accessories!!! I hope you're enjoying your space now.

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  8. I love it all!! I even went and picked up some of those boxes after last week! haha!

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  9. I love love love it!!!! So many Chinoiserie touches too like the garden stool, elephant, pagoda lamp, L'Objet pagoda ornament, and all that great orange. I would love working at that desk!

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  10. Ah my eyes, there is no WAY that is the same space! I can not even tell you how jealous I am that you have such an amazing space to work at, I want one!

    The hutch, the color, that new wall- I LOVE this all. What a great job!!

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  11. Georgeous!!! What a space to be able to get creative in!

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  12. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH i love it! so so so much better. that original picture - GASP. you must be delighted to work there now! soo stylish

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  13. NO WAY that is your basement!!! Kim, you are SO good, it is beyond anything I imagined!! It's so inviting, vibrant and dramatic! What an inspiring place to work, I could go on for days about the details... :)

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  14. Kim! This looks amazing...next world domination! From that desk you can do anything. it looks so pretty and organized and generally like a happy place to be. This has been a TOTAL transformation. Loved watching you knock it out of the park!! All the best!

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  15. I'm astounded by what you've accomplished and how great the transformation is. I love the orange accents and your work with what you have approach. You pulled it all together into a great, cohesive look. Also so great working on this with you, Kim!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh, and I have to know where the Pagoda lamp is from.. I need one of those in my life!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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  17. Kim, this transformation is amazing. It looks beautiful and really well styled. A painted vintage clock is a must for me, now. I am in love with the small details, like the paperclip cups. You should take a wide shot to show everyone how this island floats in your basement.

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  18. It looks great...love how everything came together...the pop of orange is perfect!

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  19. Wow! That is one beautiful, ugly, dark, basement! :) I would now bring everything upstairs down there to sit and enjoy! Love all of your creative touches and looking forward to the details...is that old cookie press shapes painted orange like intaglios?? Brilliant!

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  20. I think your room takes the trophy for the most dramatic BEFORE anAFTER! This room is like a designers dream office! it is gorgeous! you are a truly talented designer Kim, Great job!

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  21. The Ya-ya sign made me chuckle - forgot how much I enjoyed that book! Your office looks great - colorful & cheerful!

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS!
    THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL CONCEPTION EVER!
    THE BEST OF THE BEST

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  23. I can't believe that this is the same dreary dark basement space! You would never get me out of there now, what an inspiring place to work and a fabulously creative solution to the drearys. Great job Kim!

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  24. What a huge transformation! Very beautiful space! Love the cheerful colors and all the pretty details. You have a great vision and it shows!

    You did an amazing job, Kim!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. That is your basement????? What? Looks stunning Kim! Bravo!

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  26. Oh my gosh, I bet you will be running down there every chance you get...it's so cheerful and warm and organized. Really nice work!!!

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  27. Will you do my office? Sigh. Yours is so beautiful! I can't believe it is a basement. Beware...I may steal those pagoda lamps!! Great job!! xo

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  28. that before picture cracks me up. Nothing like a great before and after photo! the after is awesome! LOVE that green desk chair and you've created an office space I'd love to have! Also love your orange lamp! Love all of the details around the office! Just wonderful! Great job!

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  29. Wow!! So beautiful, Kim! I absolutely love that giant desk!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  30. I love everything about the space! Your desk looks fab, not to mention the "wall" You did a stellar job!

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  31. Now, this is a creative and energizing office! I hope it inspires you as you put together your lovely work. Enjoy!

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  32. Love your new office! Looks fab!!!

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  33. Oh KIM!! I'd be running down there every chance I got -- it's incredible!! What a beautiful and perfect place to be creative! You're so talented to be able to imagine and put all of this together. Seriously impressed!!!

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  34. It's amazing what you've done. That is one stylish basement! I love the colors and your styling. Really beautiful.

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  35. Stunning transformation! I said "WOW" out loud!

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  36. Stunning transformation! I said "WOW" out loud!

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  37. Oh, Kim, it looks amazing . . . even with a non-working chandy. All the personal touches are just phenomenal. Fabulous job!!

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  38. I just look so perfect! I am loving the orange! Perfect place to work!

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  39. Kim this is incredible! I love your color choices and the chevron in the back of the hutch. What a wonderful place to work. The chandelier is adorable and I can't wait to see it working.

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  40. This is really my style! Really, one of the better reveals.

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  41. I am just now catching up after my vaca.....boy did this space turn out great! I love all of the styling....I know that was work! Now you have a pretty space to work in. The colors are great and in a dark space they keep it happy! You were so creative with all of your vignettes!

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  42. so awesome! i love the fun oranges and greens! what a happy space! that chair is FABULOUS!

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  43. I adore the green and orange chair and the green clock is to die for! So happy to have found your blog. What a fantastic transformation!

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  44. Kim it looks amazing! What an awesome transformation. I'm sure you love working in the space now. Congratulations on a beautiful job well done!

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  45. Oh Kim! This is gorgeous! Love your mix of color, texture, and pattern. The orange is just amazing. Gives me hope that I can do something in my unfinished and dark basement. Can't wait to see your follow-up posts. I just love your sense of style. Thanks for giving me inspiration and joy.

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  46. Orange is my favorite color, so you won me over! Great mix, love the desk! Amazing Job!

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