Check out our One Room Challenge reveal of a colorful, eclectic, and glam open concept living dining room layout with lots of creative DIYs.
It’s finally time for the grand reveal of the One Room Challenge! A six-week room makeover from complete renovations to cosmetic updates that feature 20 amazing design influencers, guest bloggers, and media sponsor Better Homes & Gardens.
For the last seven months we’ve been in our new house I’ve been dreaming of a big design and am thrilled to finally be living in it! Welcome to our eclectic, colorful, and glam living-dining-piano studio-foyer open concept floor plan. Yep! There are a lot of rooms!
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Our Living Dining Room Combo Makeover
Before I introduce you to our rooms I’ll quickly mention that I’m writing this from the hospital because my husband had an emergency operation today following surgery from last week.
Week One: Eclectic and Glam Inspiration for an Open Concept | Week Two: How to Update Furniture with Peel and Stick Wallpaper | Week Three: Small Dining Room Decorating Ideas | Week Four: DIY a German Smear Mortar Wash for Under $10 | Week Five: Stencil Your Foyer for a Beautiful Makeover | Week Six: Eclectic Glam Open Concept Living Areas
During the first week, I shared the big plans inspired by an American silk designer from Thailand, Jim Thompson.
The feeling I wanted for the space was moody colors, bold patterns, and a global mix of furniture and decor. The overall feel for the space looked like this.
It’s so fun to see the inspiration come to life!! Here’s a before.
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Sources for the piano studio: Lettie Flush Mount Foyer Light | Black and White Curtains | Valspar Alpine Top | Removable Wallpaper- Venice Fade | Velvet Finishes | Arc Floor Lamp | Well Woven | Blue Velvet Fabric and Genevieve Gorder Flock Velvet Fabric Onyx | Double Gold Curtain Rod with Marble Finials | Seafoam Green Blackout Curtains
The piano studio was painted a bold green to highlight my grandmother’s portrait, piano, and newly reupholstered chairs. The pair of wingbacks were professionally reupholstered in blue velvet and Genevieve Gorder’s Flock Velvet Fabric.
The white trim below the crown molding goes around the entire open layout to help unify the spaces. A huge thanks to my sis who helped me install it last Friday while my husband was recuperating from surgery.
Our music cabinet got a special treatment with Boho Luxe Home removable wallpaper and Velvet Finishes’ three-step paint system in Opulent. You can read how easy it was to transform the cabinet here.
A large arc floor lamp from Brightech really frames the piano and window.
A curated-collected vibe is something I strive for every time I set up home so the piano and faux mantel is styled with insect taxidermy, books, antiques, and global finds. My aesthetic definitely leans towards a maximalist vibe now that we are not renters anymore!
A pair of tropical Asian printed pillows were a must for the look I wanted! New window treatments and dark paint on the window frame really make it pop.
I shared our foyer makeover last week but have to mention the gorgeous light fixture from Hudson Valley Lighting Group, Cheetah wall stencil from Royal Design Studios, and metallic paint and front door paint from Velvet Finishes.
And from the door looking in.
The bare floor between the piano studio and living room finally has a new rug from Well Woven that blends in perfectly and is nice and soft to walk across. This leads us right into the living side with a freshly German Shmear/mortar wash fireplace, reupholstered furniture, a new sofa, and a fantastic fan upgrade with the white spitfire fan from Fanimation and three-sphere floor lamp from Brightech.
I decided on a Copen Blue velvet sofa after searching extensively online for an affordable option. Sources for living side: Beige Chesterfield | Kale Green Sofa | Charcoal Chesterfield | Emerald Green Sofa (I bought the copen blue of this one!) | Velvet Finishes | Sphero 3 Light Floor Lamp | Spitfire Fan in White | White Washed Coffee Table
There’s lots more interest thanks to the stenciled wall with Royal Design Studio’s funky fibers stencil, the added molding, easy DIY brass nailhead trim on our leather chair, and fun styling on the coffee table.
Still waiting on trim for the two green reupholstered chairs to finish them up! I’ll be sharing that DIY soon.
I displayed our collection of Japanese sake cups on the gold bar cart. Of course, the shining star of the show is a beautiful painting from a local estate sale.
Behind our new copen blue sofa is the dining area. Here’s the mood board for this space.
I used my inspiration to create new wall art and highlighted the space with the Dillon Chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting Group.
Other details include fresh seat covers for my thrifted MCM chairs with Boho Luxe Home’s thread bare fabric and I spruced up the banquette seating with bullion fringe and a DIY Japanese obi pillow with pom pom trim.
By the way, I absolutely love my new high heat heavy duty hot glue gun. It worked so well with all the fringe I added!!
I will be sharing a few more posts with all of the DIYs I haven’t written about yet in the next couple of months. A huge thank you to all of my wonderful sponsors who helped make this makeover possible!
Here’s what I did:
- Professionally reupholster grandparent’s armchairs with blue velvet and bird fabric
- Paint front picture window black
- Paint green focal wall
- Hang new window treatments and remove old blackouts in piano area
- Makeover music cabinet with removable wallpaper and paint
- Install new foyer light
- Stencil foyer walls with cheetah stencil and pearl metallic paint
- Add fringe to arch floor lamp
- German smear technique on fireplace stone
- Hang curtains with rings
- Create a faux roman shade for the dining room with an existing window panel.
- Reupholster two barrel chairs in green velvet with green print (still need to add trim)
- Purchase a new sofa
- Trim love seat with fringe
- Add brass nailhead trim to black leather chair
- Sew lumbar pillow and add trim
- Reupholster two more dining chairs
- Reupholster piano bench, add fringe to piano seat and tuft
- Install chandelier
- Stencil living room wall
- Paint buffet
- Add trim/moulding if foundation issues are resolved
- Paint coffee station wall dark and hardware gold
- Paint front door
- Create Jim Thompson art
- Paint faux mantel blue
- Install mirror gallery wall
- Hang curated gallery wall
- Style, style, style
And that’s a wrap!!
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