Drum Roll please…It’s the big day. The One Room Challenge Spring 2018 REVEAL!! I crossed the finish line and I am so excited to show you my pied-a-terre. I have so many emotions but relief is probably number one. It was a LOT of work putting together this room puzzle, especially with multiple changing parameters. Now that I’m done, I am very happy with how it turned out but I’ll let you be the judge.
Before I get to all the photos, which I know is the only thing you want to see, a quick back story. For this Spring’s One Room Challenge, I was sponsored by the Boston Design Center to transform a raw open space into a room of my choice. I chose to create an imaginary pied-a-terre that would function as both entertaining and work space. To quickly refresh your memory this was the “living” area before.
And this is the living area now. As luck would have it, photo shoot day was a foggy rainy day. You’ll have to trust me when I tell you the view of Boston out the window is spectacular.
My “work area” Before
My work area After
Originally the third “wall” of the space was to be open to the rest of the floor. I suggested suspending wood panels or fabric from the ceiling but that was not allowed. As it turned out, the day before the furniture installation a temporary plywood wall was put up. There was no time to do anything decorative to the wall but it anchored the bookcase and I was able to add art work.
The wall really worked out for the best.
The Full Reveal and Sources:
Between myself and my photographer friend, Emily O’Brien photography I have A LOT of photos to share. Grab a drink and enjoy all the many details of the space. Note: All art and accessories not credited are my personal belongings or were loaned by my friend Nirma Raffi.
Rug: JD Staron
Chandelier: WaterSpot Boston
Cocktail table and side tables: Century Furniture Boston
Purple Pillow: Robert Allen fabric Pattern: Exquisite-Color Currant
Black and white pillow: Arianna Belle Channels Ebony and Ivory
Turquoise Lamp: ICON Group 439 Boston Design center
Drapery Panels: Stroheim fabric pattern Chinsta
Side Table: Century Furniture Boston
Resin and burnt wood orbs: Couture Lamps. Available on One Kings lane
Yellow Carter Sofa: Duralee Boston
Pedestal table: Duralee Boston
Saffron sofa pillows: Duralee
Turquoise and yellow pillows: Beacon Hill for Robert Allen in surf
White throw: Bellacor, Company C
Secretary desk: M-Geough Boston
Side chair: M-Geough Boston
Hanging Pendants: Lamps Plus
Table: Dan Parish Ltd Ailanthus Boston
Chairs: Journal collection Stori Modern
Pillow: Bellacor Company C Presto Ultramarine accent pillow
Dining Chairs: Journal Collection from StoriModern
Large Yellow bowl: Lawrence McRae
Purple Herb Pot: Jill Rosenwald Boston
Round side table: Croxley Accent table Duralee
Dimond Black Matte Floor Lamp: Bellacor
Metal and Marble Etagere: Milling Road Baker Boston
Malachite Box: Couture Lamps available on One Kings lane
Ladies Face Art: Pamela Copeman Art
Art work lower left: Roberta Nigro Hall
Malachite Geo Book ends: Couture Lamps
Gray chair, Side Table, Reading floor Lamp: Design Within Reach Boston show room
Snake Pillow: Design Legacy High Point North Carolina
Black Mirror with Silver Rings: Market Stalls, Boston Design Center
Art Work: Susan Siefer Art
White Table Lamp: ICON Group 439 Boston Design Center
Gallery Wall Art Work
Clothes Pin Dolls Top and Bottom: Roberta Nigro Hall
Blue Abstract: Roberta Nigro Hall
Top: chair paintings: Susan Siefer Art
Middle: Face: Markus Sabastiano
Bottom two square abstracts: Roberta Nigro Hall
Bottom: Unknown, vintage sea urchin silk screen
iphone composites: Linda Holt Photography
Top: Minted, Surround Me Art Print by R Studio, a Minted Design Challenge winner.
Bottom: Susan Siefer Art
Abstract: Susan Siefer Art
Art Print: Minted, Bamboo Grass by Alison Jerry Designs
Water Reflections: Linda Holt Photography
I want to say a huge thank you to Andrew Joseph who invited me to partner with the Boston Design Center and to Linda, the founder and genius behind the One Room Challenge. I will be forever grateful that they had full faith in my ability to pull this challenge off. Also, thank you to all my sponsors mentioned above as well as; Media sponsor House Beautiful, The Boston Design Center, Niamh O’Maille, and my incredibly supportive friends for helping me create my fantasy pied-a-terre.
Congratulations to all the other designers who also created gorgeous new spaces within the past six weeks. Links are below to all the other reveals so get ready to be inspired and wowed!