One Room Challenge Week Five

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We’re in the One Room Challenge home stretch now, and dare I say I might actually pull this room together in time?  I wouldn’t have believed it had you asked me last week, but this week the stars have aligned.  

First, my old sleeper sofa was made shiny and new with the help of Steve McKenzie’s stunning hand painted loop fabric and Desmond’s team over at Westside Custom Upholstery.  While available in various colors, the custom black loop on oyster white linen called to me, and I couldn’t be more over the moon with the results.  It has completely transformed the loft, and really brought in that fun, Palm Beach, just-a-tad-crazy vibe I was hoping for.  And I know patterns scare a lot of you, but I’m here to say that decorating is meant to be fun and remember fabrics can always be changed! But if you’re still not sold on upholstering a whole sofa, try adding a little pattern play in the form of an ottoman or chair.

The loft space is also very narrow which doesn’t leave much room for a coffee table or additional seating, but Society Social’s Cleo Bunching Tables stacked with books and personal items collected over time prove to be just the right size.  And a tini table from Oomph can easily be moved throughout the room and makes the perfect perch for a glass of wine.

Lastly, my lighting pieces from AllModern arrived.  The Tribeca Franklin Chandelier (pictured) is simple, modern, and extremely easy to install.  Plus the light it puts out is shocking, I can finally see and entertain upstairs.  The chandelier’s sister, the Tribeca Warren Sconce, has found a home in the middle of my soon-to-be-hung gallery wall, and will serve quite nicely both as art, while giving the wall dimension so not to look so flat.  And the Nur Mini has been hung in the hallway providing a consistent feel throughout the upstairs.

I’m still waiting on my jute rug, which will really ground the room and soften up the space because the current wood flooring makes everything just a tad too dark.  And I’ve got to tackle the gigantic gallery wall, which I’m dreading.  This will be the first large gallery wall I’ve hung, and I’m guessing it’ll take at least a day to measure each piece, mirror the desired look on to the floor, then mirror that look with blue tape on to the wall, and finish by banging nails and praying it all works out.  So please, if you’ve got any tips or tricks up your sleeve, I’m all ears!  Truly, MKR  

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

PHOTOGRAPHY, RUSTIC WHITE  |  HOSTED BY: CALLING IT HOME

THE PARTICIPANTS: JANA BEK | AUTUMN CLEMONS | COCO+KELLEY | THE ENGLISH ROOM | VANESSA FRANCIS | GREIGE DESIGN | HI SUGARPLUM | I HEART ORGANIZING | JENNA SUE DESIGN | STEPHANIE KRAUS | THE PURSUIT OF STYLE | JULIA RYAN | SAVVY HOME | SIMPLE DETAILS | SIMPLY GROVE | 6TH STREET DESIGN | JILL SORENSEN | SWOON WORTHY |KIMBERLY SCHLEGEL WHITMAN

AS PICTURED:  Sofa, old reupholstered in Steve McKenzies Loop Fabric by Westside Custom Upholstery  |  Cleo Bunching Tables, Society Social  |  Tribeca Franklin Chandelier, AllModern c/o  |  Tini Table, Oomph c/o  |  Acrlic Console Table, OKL  |  Gold Pythagoras Table Lamp, Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey  |  Green Painting, Kelly O’Neal  |  White Hand Stool, WOM  |  BAR/TABLE, SOCIETY SOCIAL |  Qhite Quartz LAMP, TIMES TWO DESIGN C/O  |  ACRYLIC TRAY, WOM  |  ROCKS GLASSES, DWELL STUDIO  |  HORSESHOE DRINK SITRS, WOM  |  GINGER JAR, COLLECTED (SIMILAR HERE)  |  QUARTZ TRINKET DISH,WOM  |  BOOKS: ART, MILES REDD, TIM WALKER  |  POUFS, V RUGS & HOME |  ART, PAUL MARROT FEATHERS

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  • YES! I love how you mix and match statement pieces. This is all gorgeous! Very welcoming and chic. Love it, Mandy! xx.

  • It looks amazing already! I have a couple of chairs that I need reupholstered, so I’ll have to check out Westside Custom Upholstery.. I just wish that loop fabric would work in my in my living room – i LOVE it!
    Can’t wait to see the finished space! ­čÖé

  • Mandy Kellogg Rye / 04.29.2015

    Jessie Steve McKenzies has A LOT of different custom fabrics and his new spring/summer line is beyond. And yes ask for Desmond at Westside Custom and please tell him I referred you!! xoxo

  • Mandy Kellogg Rye / 04.29.2015

    Thank you so much!! xoxo

  • Looks AMAZING, Mandy! Can’t wait to see the big reveal next week. A tip that might save you some time on the gallery wall is to trace each piece of art on butcher paper to make templates (just label them so you know which is which). Then you can move the templates around right on the wall. You can even mark where you should hammer the nail. Hang the art right over top and tear away the paper. Hope this helps! xx

  • Killin’ me!!!! love it all!!!! I want that loveseat.

  • Seriously SOOOO good…dying over that loops fabric!! Gorgeous!

  • I’m loving this sofa! And I’m about to tackle a gallery wall as well and ma procrastinating as long as possible. Dreading this last part of my office.

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • SO far so AMAZING!

  • Love this post!
    Love the sofa and the pink painting!
    Looking amazing!

    Xxo
    Jessi Malay
    mywhitet.com

  • Mandy, this is so ah-mazing. Love the fixtures, and the fabric. Good luck with the gallery wall.

  • This room looks fabulous! loving the bold couch fabric and the green painting is so awesome. I have been wanting one of her painting for a while now. I hung a huge gallery wall in my living room and i would not recommend trying to measure and tape. its waaaaaay too time consuming. I started with a huge mirror in the middle and worked out from there, trying to keep the spacing roughly the same. laying it out on the floor ahead of time isnt a bad idea to get an idea of how it will look, but I found just hanging the first picture is the best start! good luck! I cant wait to see!

  • Love the couch! the fabric is genius and looks fabulous. I could move right in and I haven’t seen the end result! Good luck hanging all those pictures.. that is a always a challenge for me.

  • Ahh it’s gorgeous! Love that sofa, it’s adds just the right bit of sex appeal in the space. Fabulous, can’t wait to see the whole thing! xx

  • I’m obsessed with the sofa!! Everything is looking amazing cannot wait for the reveal! & happy belated birthday Mandy!!

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