one room challenge linking event: imperial trellis wallpaper for week three!

4.17.2014

Today I have to turn it around and start with you.

Thank you so much for all of your kind and helpful comments on my first two posts for Calling it Home's One Room Challenge Linking Event. Each and every one means the world and I am genuinely beyond flattered that my talented followers and fellow bloggers seem to like what I am attempting to do! Talk about motivation to keep moving forward!

And speaking of moving forward, here's hoping this third post can live up to the first two!:


In week one I discussed how I was going to transform an awkward sitting room off of our master bedroom into my office.

In week two I talked about the progress so far, which included some painting and a pilgrimage of the chintz.

This week, I am SO excited to show you my new Kelly Wearstler Imperial Trellis wallpaper!

I have been dreaming of putting this paper in my home for a long time now, so I decided to treat myself to a whole wall of it in my office!:




I purchased my Imperial Trellis through one of my favorite local home decor stores, Domain Interiors & Decor. Domain carries all of my favorite lines, like Quadrille, Thibaut, ScalamandrĂ©, and of course Schumacher! Owner Bobbi Jo Engelby also helped me find the lovely lady who did a wonderful job hanging my wallpaper--she even wrapped the switch plates with paper, aligning them perfectly with the rest of the pattern! Talk about talent!


And in other office news--per my design board--I have added a little brass bamboo accent table in between my two chintz chairs! I found the base on Etsy for $45...


...but it was topless (hee, hee) so I found a little, local glass company...

...and within thirty minutes my pretty little bamboo table base became a table once again! Oh, happy day!


After a fresh coat of Rustoleum, this little table should be as good as new! 

Since my last post, I also decided to mount curtains between the master bedroom and the office to help separate the space. Currently, the sheer curtains are hanging from these rods...:


...which I screwed directly into the frame of the entryway to the office, but there is a large gap in between the frame and the rod and the rod is u. g. l. y. (aaand it ain't got no alibi)..:


...so I may just mount the rods above the frame of the entryway instead of in it.

For what it is worth, here is a before and after of the entryway (I will show the entire entryway when the left side of the office floor is not covered in piles of crap...):

 


So this is what the (right side) of the office looks like now!


It's still got a long way to go, but it's coming along! 

The other little piece of progress this week was the completion of the custom valence that will disguise and dress the large arch window on the left side of the office:


I found some pretty patterns in the scrap bin at a local fabric store that I thought would be pretty to use for upholstering the valance:


I bought the tartan pattern in the middle, but once I got it home, I became concerned that it was not bold enough to provide balance in the room considering the corresponding patterns of the Imperial Trellis and the chintz, so I may keep hunting. Originally (as my design board suggests), I planned to upholster the valence in Imperial Trellis fabric, but then I made this impulse purchase which--like many of my impulse purchases--was likely a mistake... Thoughts?

Next week I will report my progress on the valence, as well as discuss sources of light in the office other than the window!

In the meantime, be sure to head over to Calling it Home to check out the other talented bloggers participating in One Room Challenge and One Room Challenge Linking Event!

38 comments:

Linda @ a design snack said...

Imperial Trellis and your chairs are a match made in heaven!

Christine @ Suburban Charm said...

Love love love!!! The wallpaper with your chintz chairs could not be more fabulous!!! GREAT PROGRESS!!!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

The wallpaper is of course, amazing, and the table is completely gorgeous. I love how clever you are with the curtains. Loving this ;-)

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

LOVE the wallpaper! Looks great with the chairs and the newly-topped table!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

It is looking fantastic!! That table is so cute. You didn't ask me for my opinion, but why not try a solid with piping for the valance?

mrs. V | Chez V said...

Imperial Trellis looks smashing with your chairs! Super jealous.

Dana Casey said...

love the wallpaper! and, it looks really pretty with those floral chairs as well. dana

sarah sofia knepp said...

Did I mention I love Trellis! That color is stunning and perfect fit for your office! What a cool find on the bamboo side table! It's all coming together great!

SHERRY HART said...

I still love that wallpaper...it will always be classic! Love it with the vintage chairs and table.....

Summer Hogan said...

You accent wall looks AMazing!!!!! I love the green trellis and the chairs look perfect. Can't wait to see more!

Summer Hogan said...

You accent wall looks AMazing!!!!! I love the green trellis and the chairs look perfect. Can't wait to see more!

aquahaus said...

The wallpaper looks incredible!! wow, I am really seeing it all come together!! Love it!!

silverwaterpearls said...

Love the accent wall--looks amazing!

therelishedroost said...

Loving the classic chintz!!!

Tiffany said...

That wallpaper is so classic. Love it with the chairs.

Rachel Bauer said...

I love the chairs with the wallpaper. Very Dorothy Draper!

Lesley Metcalfe said...

Love the trellis wallpaper!!! This is really coming together and everything looks great so far. The installer did an amazing job disguising your switch plate, what a great idea.

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

LOVE the wallpaper!! What a great week you had! The little table is awesome and the chairs look amazing next to the imperial trellis... Excited to see what you choose for the window treatment--you can't go wrong! XO

Brooke @ Putter Home said...

Looks great! I've always hated wallpaper (suppose it's because I've scraped it off of 5 homes in the past) but now I'm rethinking it...your room looks great! Love the green pattern (:

Tobe | BIA said...

that wallpaper is errthang!! and you know i love that brass table. i'm not sure how i feel about you painting it though... :)

looking good, girl!

Stacey {steward of design} said...

That wallpaper is so great!

Nancy said...

drooling over the KWID wallpaper. to die for. seriously.
for the curtain rod...you know those wooden rods you see in closets with the little cup on either side that holds in it place? seems to me you could fit that in the space between the walls. I can send you a picture if you want...have them in our closets. you might try lowes.?.

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

It is impossible for me to tell you how much I love your chintz with that wallpaper! Perfection!!

XO,
Krista
www.goodwillglam.com

Denise Greenwood said...

LOVE, love the wallpaper, and the chairs look fab with it!! I like the plaid. Can't wait to see what you do with the curtains :)

Krystine @ www.KrystineEdwards.com said...

First LOVE the wallpaper and I love Bobbi Jo @ Domain she's amazing!! Second, that glass place you used has saved me on multiple times love them! Great room- looks fabulous!

Tricia said...

That wallpaper is too fabulous and I love the chairs with it!! Question for you - are your walls textured? Trying to decide if I need to skim the wall before papering or if I should just go for it.
Thanks!
Tricia // Suburban Bitches

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Dying a thousand deaths over the the chairs in that amazing fabric. All so gorgeous!!!

Kathleen said...

That wall paper looks wonderful! The little details like the perfectly aligned covered switch plates are so worth the time - I love little touches like that.

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

In case you haven't heard it enough...THAT WALLPAPER IS BANANAS!!!

Shelia said...

I love the wallpaper! I would never ever get tired of that paper!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I love the wallpaper with the chairs. This is definitely a chic office. Good luck figuring out the gap.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I said it on Instagram, but I can't say it enough - the combo of that wallpaper and chintz is crazy good! Love it. And the bamboo table is a wonderful addition. This room is looking amazing!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

I just died over those chairs with that wallpaper1 Looks so beautiful!

Andrea said...

Oh, Emilie!!! That wallpaper looks FANTASTIC with your chairs!!! I love it sooooo much!!! And the little bamboo table is adorable, what a find! I like Kerry's idea for the valance, but I also loved your original idea with the Trellis. Whatever you decide, it is going to be GORGEOUS!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

mollie's mom said...

Love the wallpaper and the faux bamboo table is perfect. I have done the curtain thing as a quick, easy to pull separation and I used a tension rod - I have even used a shower curtain rod because they are a cheap way to get for the rod - and then used rings with clips that hold the curtains and it looks great and the curtain pulls along easily. My college age daughter has moved 7 times in 4 years of college so I am well versed in inexpensive, temporary solutions like this!! LOL We are in Atlanta and IKEA sells the longest most inexpensive rods and clips going. The nice thing about this set up is that you can spray the rod and/or clips a fun color or metallic and the functional become a plus to the design!! Loving your nook - I'm a Charleston born gal who visits often so I'm glad I found your blog!!

Paige Minear said...

The trellis + chintz = perfection!!!! I absolutely adore it all!!! xo

kate@willowinteriors said...

Okay, adding nothing new here, but just need to concur that your wallpaper choice goes Ahh-Mah-Zing with your chairs!! :)

Mari said...

Hello, my name is Mari, and I support you! ha ha ha #Spraypaintaddictsanonymous Unite! Love what you are creating here! Gor-Geous!

 
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