One Room Challenge: Small Swanky Sitting Room Week 4 of 6

Well it is crunch time on the One Room Challenge. This is the week where you begin to truly evaluate whether or not you can get all the goals for the room accomplished.

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I made some more progress…..most of the pieces arrived – the chair, the ceramic garden stools and the fabrics came in just yesterday. I am so excited and can’t wait for you to see whether I went with the blue or the cream leopard :-)

You can check out my progress for the last three weeks:

Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

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I am pretty nervous that the London maps that I ordered may not make it here in time. They are made to order and take about 6 weeks to arrive. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

These are for the wall behind the desk. It will be the focal wall, as it is the first wall you see as you walk through the front door.

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I have had these two architectural framed pieces for about 12 or so years, and they have been in storage since we moved over a year ago. They may end up in the room as well – maybe one on top of the other on the wall next to the window. These are a couple pieces that I purchased with my late husband as well, and they hung in our dining room.

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The room is really starting to take shape. I am really loving the geometric ceramic garden stools. They are a great mix of the contemporary with the traditional elements of the room.

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You can really see just how tiny the room is in this picture.

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So I will be attempting a DIY project using these feathers. I will disclose what that project is in a future post, but I am hoping that I can pull it off :-)

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Hopefully I will have draperies and the custom pillows done by next week.

Heading over to Calling It Home blog to check out some of the other rooms. You can check out the linking party going on now!

 Abby M. InteriorsBecause It’s AwesomeBijou & Boheme/ Chinoiserie ChicThe DecoristaDesign ChicThe Design DaredevilDesign DarlingDesign IndulgenceDesign ManifestHouse of TurquoiseJana Bek DesignJill SorensenMaddie G. DesignsMimosa LaneA Piece of ToastThe Pink PagodaStone TextileWaiting on MarthaThe Zhush

 

Wishing You Beauty and Inpiration!

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Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

 

What Is Your Decorating Style?

First, I just want to say thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the survey in my last blog post. It was an overwhelming number of responses and I am still in the process of analyzing the results. I will be addressing the questions and responses in a future blog post, so please be on the lookout for that. You can still take it here if you missed it.

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A recent addition to our website is the CVI Style Guide. I Thought it would be a fun idea to help clients during the “exploration” stage, before they make that first contact with us, try to identify what decorating style resonates with them.

While it is not necessary or a pre-requisite to know your decorating style before calling us, it does help clients communicate their needs and ideas with us. Clients usually come to us with no clear understanding of how to define their decorating style, but they often know what they like and what they don’t like.

Your style can be anything you love and enjoy having in your home- things that mean something to you, and doesn’t have to have a label attached to it.

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We want to make finding your style easy without the guessing game. When you hire us for your project, our goal is to provide guidance and help you make your home uniquely yours – fitting your style, budget and lifestyle.

We even included a Style Quiz that you can take to better define your style. Click here to take the style quiz

Your taste in fashion can also be a great indicator of your decorating style. See a previous blog post explaining how.

Check out our style guide here and have fun finding your decorating style!

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

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Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

 

Your Opinion Please!

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Recently I have been doing a bit of research on how consumers view the role of an Interior Decorator, and whether they feel it is an added value hiring one for decorating their home.

I wrote a short 10 question survey which I shared on my Facebook page, asking my fans to take the survey. The results so far have been somewhat what I expected, so I wanted to reach out a bit further by asking followers of The Naked Decorator to also take this survey.

The survey is 10 questions – mainly requiring YES or NO answers, and should take about 5 minutes or less to complete. You are not required to leave any personal information. The survey is strictly anonymous.

If you have a few minutes to spare, I would love to get your opinion!

Please click the icon below to take the survey

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We understand that life gets busy, so if you don’t have the time to take the full survey, simply comment with your answer to one of the main questions (see below)

 

Do You View Interior Decorating and Hiring An Interior Decorator As A Necessity or More of A Luxury That You Can Live Without?

 

Thanks for your time and your opinion!

Wishing You Beauty And Inspiration!

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Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

One Room Challenge: Small Swanky Sitting Room Week 3 of 6

We are at the halfway mark for the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda over at Calling It Home, and this is where I am wondering if I am crazy taking on this challenge at such a busy time in my life. :-)

No matter how busy it gets though, I will make time for this, because not only am I finally getting one room done in my new home, but I am also getting to network with some wonderful Bloggers who share the same love for Interior Design as I do.

In case you missed my posts for week one and week two, you can see them here, and here

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So I made a little progress this week. I guess you could say I am one step closer.

I got the chandelier hung and I love it! The loveseat got delivered. The walls got painted, and I actually decided not to go with the Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray. After looking at the swatch in different lighting, I thought it would be too light, so I went with Benjamin Moore Pewter instead. The bombe chest was moved from the spare bedroom upstairs to the room, and it was so heavy! That is one solid piece of furniture. No wonder it has held up so well for the last 12 or so years. I decided not to paint the base. A little bit of black will go great with the chair at the desk.

Sorry for the dark pictures :-(

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I also got the fabrics ordered and they hopefully should be arriving by early next week so that I can get them to my workroom to be made into custom silk draperies and custom pillows. The FUN stuff! :-) :-)

Soon you will see if I decided on the cream leopard or the blue leopard. Which one do you think I went with? :-)

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Here’s more of the room’s progress

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Here, you can see that one of my challenges is the light switches above the bombe chest. They are taking up valuable real estate……where art should go. I will need to come up with a solution for this.

Well that is it for my progress for the week.

Hop on over to Calling It Home to check out the invited participants listed below, and check out the Linking party going on now!

 Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Bijou & Boheme

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration! 

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Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

DIY Project: How To Install Plywood As Hardwood Flooring

Happy Monday Y’all!

I have an exciting DIY project to share with you today! While it was hard work, I am so happy with the way it turned out, and how much money I saved doing it!! :-) :-)

Here is the finished project painted in Waterlogue app

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My 1905 Victorian cottage turned design studio came with an extra detached building that I decided to use as The Casa Vilora Classroom. In this building, I will be teaching decorating workshops and doing demos like “How To set A Thanksgiving Table”.

When I first signed the lease a year ago and entered this detached building, I made an immediate exit. It had a really gross stained carpet floor that smelled horribly. I knew that the carpet had to go….and fast.

Since I am leasing this building, I am always careful not to over-spend on the improvements I make to it. So I get really creative.

After removing the grossy carpet, I decided to look around for inexpensive hardwood flooring (or laminate), but everything was coming in over my budget. So I decided to take  a look at plywood. More and more plywood seemed like a great option.

I decided to purchase pre-sanded cabinet grade plywood for this project. I needed around twelve 4×8 sheets for the room which is roughly 15×18. I had the store cut them into 6″x96″ pieces. They do charge a fee for doing that many cuts (around $70), but my fee was waived because they accidentally cancelled my order. I love it when a bad situation turns out good :-)

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TIP: Be sure to get a nice thick plywood for this project. If you are okay with doing some heavy sanding, you can forego the pre-sanded cabinet grade to save money.

Here is what the cut up pieces look like in the room before we installed them

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Notice how yucky the plywood subfloor is? It is very important to lay a moisture barrier before installing the plywood pieces.

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With the help of my handyman Felipe, we cut and laid out the pieces of plywood just like you would laying pre-finished hardwood floors (staggering the seams). We used really small finish nails that will need to be counter-sunk and filled with wood filler later.

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Here is the floor after all the pieces were nailed down

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TIP: Lay out as many of the plywood pieces as possible before nailing them down to make sure there are no large gaps. Remember this is plywood cut by the store, so the cuts will not be perfect. Even the thickness from sheet to sheet may be off. If there are gaps, you will need to fill with wood filler.

Next I sanded the floor using medium grit sandpaper. Because I used the pre-sanded plywood, it didn’t require heavy sanding.

Next, vacuum up all the dust and wipe the floor with a damp rag. When it is completely dry, it is time for the stain! Yay!!!

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I used a gray stain from Sherwin Williams called Rustic Gray. I was going for a beach house feel with this room. I applied the stain with a piece of an old white t-shirt and with another piece, I wiped some of the stain back off immediately. this allows the wood grain to show through, which is the look I was after.

If you are going for a more solid look, then skip the step where you wipe off, and you may even want to add a second coat.

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Wait for the stain to dry ( at least 4-6 hours) and then lightly sand again with a fine grit sandpaper. Clean up and wait 24 hours before adding the polyurethane.

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I used a satin finish polyurethane since I did not want the floor to be shiny.

Wait 24 hours before applying the second coat of polyurethane (I didn’t apply a second coat to my floor because I wanted a really rustic look. If you will have heavy traffic in your space, it is recommended that you add that second coat)

Here is the floor finished :-)

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We have already had an Art Show the day after the floors were finished, and the turn-out was great!

We have another Art Show and one demo (How To Set A Thanksgiving Table) coming up in November. Our workshops will begin in January 2015!

Time to add some furniture and window treatments in the classroom and we will be done! I scored a major deal with 6 chairs and 2 tables (pre-owned) for $80! :-)

Well, this was really hard work. My knees and and arms hurt for days, but all in all, I enjoyed the process.

What are your thoughts on the plywood flooring? Would you take on this project?

Wishing You Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

 

One Room Challenge: Small Swanky Sitting Room Week 2 of 6

It is week 2 of the One Room Challenge! And today I will be updating you on the progress I have made within the last week

In case you are new to my blog and don’t know what the ORC is; let me explain in a nutshell. The ORC is hosted by Linda at Calling It Home Blog. It is where a group of 20 Bloggers and Designers are invited to complete a room in their home or a client’s home over the next six weeks and blog about the progress each week. Each Thursday, hundreds of other Designers and Bloggers like myself are invited to join the ORC linking party, showing off the progress of a room that we are also completing during these six weeks!

Last week I introduced the room I will be completing for the challenge and incase you missed it, you can check it out here

Katy interior designerBefore I get to the pieces for the room – Remember the Charles Faudree gold leopard silk that I was having a mill check done on because it was out of stock?

This one?

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The Fabrics

Well, unfortunately it has been discontinued :-( BUT…….I have two other choices, and please tell me which you would choose?……

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Team Blue leopard or team cream leopard? Which one are you? :-)

Ok, let’s get to the furniture pieces that I have selected for my Small Swanky Sitting Room.

I didn’t make as much progress as I had hoped this week. I at least wanted to get the painting done, but got side-tracked by the grand opening of the Casa Vilora Classroom (more to come on that).

Here again is the floor plan and furniture layout.

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Furniture Layout For Swanky Small Sitting Room – Casa Vilora Interiors.com

This awkward dining room is about to get a big dose of swankiness!

You’ve seen some of the existing pieces from week 1:

The Stanley hutch that I have owned for several years. It is a slightly bigger for the space than I would have chosen, but I am not ever parting ways with this piece. It was purchased when I lived in a much bigger house, so I will make it work here by down-playing the scale of it by the way I will style it. It will house my vast design magazines collection which I have collected over the past 10 years. What you are looking at is less than half my collection :-)

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BEFORE

The Stanley desk/console/dining table. I have owned this piece for a few years now. It is a multi-functional piece where the top can be folded up into a console table, or opened up as a desk or dining table. I will be using it as a desk in my small swanky sitting room

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You’ve seen the area rug that inspired the room’s color palette. I purchased this rug about a year ago. I fell in love with the vintage look of it. It has been rolled up for over a year now, and recently when I unrolled it, I found that there are two red stains on it :-( I will have to find a way to remove those stains!

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This bombe chest that I have owned for maybe 12 years now. I purchased it with my late husband, and it’s the one piece I held on to when I was down-sizing over a year ago. I will update the base a little bit. Taking it from the black wrought iron to brass. Right now it is in the catch all empty bedroom that the dog was exiled to when he caught fleas a few months ago :-)

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And now for the new pieces:

This loveseat which I purchased at Ashley furniture. I was pleasantly surprised that they had a nice tailored piece that was pretty stylish. The quality seems pretty good as well. I love houndstooth, but I won’t be using these pillows for this room.

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An occasional chair from World Market. It is actually a dining chair, but the scale is perfect for my small room. The color is a bit off in this picture. It is actually more of a tan color in person.

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A pair of these brass geometric garden stools. These will act as the “cocktail table” in the room. It is such as small space with lots of functions, and so I wanted to keep it light and airy. These garden stools are lightweight enough to be moved out of the way in case I ever need more floor space.

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This capiz shell chandelier from World Market will help to keep my budget in check.

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These Paris maps will look awesome on the wall behind the desk. They will pull the gray tones out of the rug and help blend the gray with the gold. I haven’t purchased them yet, but will in the next few days. They are made to order so I need to get cracking!

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I may go with nesting end tables instead of the round end table as shown on the floor plan. Still haven’t decided yet. But I love the mirrored top of these nesting tables, and the base that reminds me of faux bamboo. I may just make a trip to Home Goods to lok for an end table.

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Mirrored Top with Gold Base

As you can see, my style is pretty eclectic. I love so many different styles and love to incorporate a little bit of a variety in every room I do for myself. I tie the look together with color and fabrics. I wanted a French country flavor with the Charles Faudree fabrics and rug, a bit of the traditional from my background growing up in Jamaica as seen in the bombe chest, and a bit of contemporary with the ceramic stools. Even a bit of deco is thrown in the mix with the desk. That’s why I love Interior Design. It should tell a story about you.

Sticking to a tight budget is also very important, so the selections are a good mix of high-end with inexpensive but great quality pieces.

Hopefully I will make more progress this week than I did last week. We will see :-)

I am off to go check out some of the other rooms in the One Room Challenge

 Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Bijou & Boheme

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Please come check out the linking party! There is a lot of good stuff!

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

Calm and Cozy Cottage Kitchen

So I have been working with a young couple who just bought a 30 year old home and are slowly doing some upgrades. They hired me to come in and give them an overall plan that they could tackle on their own over time.

Fortunately the kitchen only needs cosmetic changes as the layout and size work just fine. They asked for a fresh and calm feel to the kitchen in a style that complements their home. The home is a Victorian cottage, so naturally we went for a calm and cozy cottage style.

This is the inspiration board for their kitchen makeover created in Polyvore

Calm and Cozy Cottage Kitchen
 

I provided them with the color scheme, selections for the countertop and flooring, lighting, hardware, ceiling treatment (they will be adding faux wood beams), decorative pieces, adding an island and a barn door, window treatments, appliances, and how to pull the room together. I also helped them plan what projects to start first and which ones to gradually finish over time for maximum impact and value. I provided them with great resources to finding these materials for the best possible prices, and even offered to purchase some items at designer prices for a small fee when they are ready to make the really big purchases.

It will take them several months to complete, but I hope they send me pictures of their progress and the finished kitchen.

I love providing this service to clients who don’t necessarily have a large budget to have me design a turn-key space for them, especially young couples trying to make their starter house a home. They understand the importance of getting a good plan from the beginning and for just a small investment, they now have a great plan that they can tackle in phases.

You can see more about our design services by clicking here. It is available to clients locally as well as throughout the United States.

We are currently running two Sweepstakes where you can win Casa Vilora Interiors design services.

Enter to win $500 off our Mail Order Decorator (eDesign) service. Click here

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Enter to win a Casa Vilora Interiors Gift Certificate for $190 that can be applied to any design service. Click here

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Seriously, enter one or both of these giveaways. You could be the lucky winner!! (Links above)

Deadline to enter is October 31st. Winners will be announced on November 3rd.

Check out the promotions page of our website to see more.

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

 

Design Crush: Destination Closets

Well at least that’s what I call them….

You’ve seen them, closets that could rival a high-end designer boutique, where they feel like a place you could actually go to on a vacation.

Like this one, owned by the ever fabulous Gisele Bundchen.

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Gisele Bundchen’s Closet
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Recently I have been thinking about a closet redo for my master bedroom, and I have been looking for great inspiration. Let me tell you, there is no shortage of inspiration on Pinterest and the worldwide web in general.

My closet is super small and therefore no room for an island as much as I would love one. I could definitely use some built-ins with shoes storage. I think that is every girl’s dream. And the leopard carpet doesn’t hurt either ;-)

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Via WithoutLipstick.com

A full length mirror is a must. Gotta be able to see the whole look from head to toe

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Via CelebrateLifeEveryday.com

A place to sit  to put on those fabulous shoes would be nice. Don’t ya think?

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Via LovelyClusterBlog.com

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Via TheHSSFeed.com

And let’s be practical, every girl needs a place for her dirty laundry

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Via Pinterest.com

Now here’s something that I’d love to have, but will probably never pull off in my small closet. This might ease me into doing laundry……my least favorite thing in the world to do

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Via SimplifiedBee.com

A pop of color is a must have for me in a small closet. That will definitely brighten things up

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Via LifeLoveAndLouisVuitton.com

But you know what would be great…….

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Via HomeForHer.com

Having a nice big window….or two, that let in a lot of natural light. Wouldn’t that be nice?

With a window seat? :-)

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Via CliveChristian

And not to forget a fabulous chandelier!

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Via Diane Bergeron Interiors

Well I will be dreaming……

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Via Pinterest

This is it…..ahhhhhh! :-)

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Via Decorpad.com

What would your destination closet look like?

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

One Room Challenge: Small Swanky Sitting Room Week 1 of 6

Oh yes! It’s that time again, the Fall installment of the One Room Challenge (ORC) hosted by Linda over at Calling It Home Blog!!

ORC-Participant Fall 2014

What is the ORC you ask? This is where a group of 20 Bloggers and Designers are invited to complete a room in their home or a client’s home over the next six weeks and blog about the progress each week. Each Thursday, hundreds of other Designers and Bloggers like myself are invited to join the ORC linking party, showing off the progress of a room that we are also completing during these six weeks!

Sounds like fun, right? It is! But it is also a lot of work. The great thing is, at the end you will have a gorgeous finished space, and one less to decorate in your home!

Maybe you remember the room I completed in the Spring for the ORC? Here is a look back.

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Having moved into a new home last year, as well as a new design studio, I have more than my fair share of empty rooms in need of makeovers, so it was really hard to decide. The choice was between:

  • The formal dining room in my home.
  • My 12 year old son’s bedroom (his 13th birthday present)
  • The kitchen in my design studio
  • The “classroom” at my design studio

Which did I choose? Drum roll please………….. :-)

I chose none of the above! :-) :-)

Well technically I chose the formal dining room, but because we never use a formal dining room, I decided to make it into a small sitting room that doubles as a library.

The room is very small at ony 10’x12′ and is right off the entry. Here’s is the floorplan with furniture layout

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Can you see how open and weird this room is? And really, really small. Here is the BEFORE of the room

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BEFORE

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BEFORE

The room has a few great things going for it:

  • The beautiful wood floors I had installed during construction
  • The wood shutters that I added right after I moved in
  • The existing furniture pieces that I own (all pretty high-end)
  • The gorgeous area rug that is the inspiration for the room. I will share pictures of all the existing pieces next Thursday.

The negatives of the room:

  • The low 8′ ceiling
  • The small size of the room
  • The ugly light fixture that came with the home
  • The room doesn’t get a lot of natural light
  • The opening to the room is somewhat awkward, but it was better than putting in a wall (which was standard with the dining room option)

The Plan of attack

  • Painting the room in a light gray and marry gold tones with the gray/blue tones that will be present throughout the rest of the house
  • Bring in small scale, very tailored seating
  • Change light fixture to a chandelier with some great texture
  • Add custom drapery and pillows to add the swankiness to the room
  • Accessorize and add art and greenery.

The color scheme and inspiration

The color scheme is influenced by the existing area rug. A beautiful silk blend rug in golds and dark grays. I love that it has a slight traditional feel with the rug’s pattern but still has a contemporary look. The room will mirror this feeling of dressed up but livable.

The Area Rug and Inspiration For The Room

The Area Rug and Inspiration For The Room

The fabrics will definitely take the room to the swanky level. Most of the fabrics are by the late great Charles Faudree, whose work I love and admire, and I really wanted to bring in a few from his collection.

The Fabrics

The Fabrics

The two pillows to the left are existing, the yummy leopard silk fabric by Charles Faudree will be the custom drapery. The floral and striped fabrics, also by Charles Faudree will be made into pillows. Currently there is no stock on the leopard fabric, so I’m a bit nervous. Fingers……and toes crossed!

Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray

Benjamin Moore Pelican Gray

The paint is actually a bit darker than it appears in this photograph. It will be a nice neutral backdrop for the room. I am playing with the idea of doing large scale horizontal stripes on all the walls. I also have been thinking about doing wainscoting, but that may break the budget, so we will see.

So next week I will share the existing furniture pieces with you and any progress that I have made to the room. Hope you come back and join me for this awesome adventure! :-)

You can check out the main participants listed below

 Abby M. Interiors

Because It’s Awesome

Bijou & Boheme

Chinoiserie Chic

The Decorista

Design Chic

The Design Daredevil

Design Darling

Design Indulgence

Design Manifest

House of Turquoise

Jana Bek Design

Jill Sorensen

Maddie G. Designs

Mimosa Lane

A Piece of Toast

The Pink Pagoda

Stone Textile

Waiting on Martha

The Zhush

Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you follow along each Thursday as I create a Swanky Small Sitting Room. Check out the link party by clicking here.

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com

 

Design Crush: Faux Bamboo Accents

Faux bamboo has been pretty popular in home furnishings these days. The look is chic airy and striking. Faux bamboo was very popular in the South back in the day because of the light airy feel, and the fact that it was perfect for outdoor living.

I remember living in Palm Beach for over 8 years and seeing my fair share of these pieces.

Design Crush: Bamboo Accents
It is pretty rare to find a piece that works just as well on the porch as it does in your foyer, but imagine a pair of Chinese Chippendale chairs mixed into a formal living room. Now that would be a wonderful mix. A pair of faux bamboo chairs is enough to take a formal room down a notch and bring an air of liveliness.
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Chinese Chippendale Chairs
Via Elle Decor

Recently, this Southern design staple has gained in popularity, especially amongst the preppy and New York glam looks. With this renewed interest, designers have put a really creative spin, and they are now widely available in a rainbow of colors and finishes.
Here are some rooms where the designers incorporated a faux bamboo piece.
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Via Tracy Interiors

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Via bijoukaleidoscope.com

What are your thoughts on faux bamboo pieces? Would you use them in your home?

Wishing you Beauty and Inspiration!

Katy Interior designer/ Katy Interior Decorator

Veronica Solomon
Owner/Lead Designer
Casa Vilora Interiors
www.VeronicaSolomon.com