Welcome to Week 6 of the One Room Challenge, the next and final week of the series when all the prior weeks’ efforts come together to reveal a new whole. For my back entry foyer, this means adding the final room details, the accessories that really give the room personality and character. But first, let’s take a look back. (You can click on the photos for an in depth look.)
In Week 1, I began with an empty room and shared the plan and some inspiration photos.
Week 2, saw the addition of the key pieces of furniture and general room layout.
For Week 3, I began adding some decorative items, creating a vignette on the bureau.
For Week 4, I began a new vintage collection to tuck into an empty corner.
In Week 5, I added and styled a bookshelf on a separate wall across from the chairs.
Which brings us to Week 6 and the reveal of the final room details…
This week I took a good long look at the space and really analyzed what was missing to achieve the concept I wanted to convey.
The essential character of the room is centered on its pale nearly neutral tones, a pretty French Country influence, a bit of gilded bling and a healthy dose of vintage. On that score, there were a few things I felt were missing.
I love the chippy patina of the cherubic garden statue on the chest and I wanted to enhance this look with some additional pieces in the same feel. I found these wonderful vintage plaques at a local antique market and their oval shape related nicely with the curves of the gilded mirror.
Another key addition was the inclusion of grain sack pillows. I felt the room was lacking in authentic vintage pieces and so I bought the burlap sack from a European online shop and when I received it I cut it in half and made two pillows from the cloth.
I really enjoy the casual tone the pillows add to the room. Our front entry is much more formal and serious, and I wanted the back to be more relaxed, albeit French and pretty.
A quick check of the room confirms that most of my essential defining design elements (outlined in this post) are present and accounted for. I love the mix of patina with shimmer and I’ve got it well covered here. From mercury glass candlesticks to the gilded box and mirror, there’s plenty of gleam in the room to balance the worn and chippy finishes.
The vintage brass umbrella stand houses the beginnings of my new walking stick collection, introduced in my post a few weeks ago.
The needlepoint rug was added for interest while maintaining the character of the room. I would have loved to replace the tile floor, but that’s for another day.
To give you a sense of where this space fits into the layout of our home, this view shows you a peek into the dining room. You can also glimpse the adjoining wall where the bookcase is situated.
The shelves were styled in an earlier post and are chock full of vintage treasures.
I previously tried a smaller vase here, but I prefer the larger one shown this week. The shot of subtle color works well with the feel of the general decor.
The final piece is the crystal chandy that presides over the entire room.
And there you have the finished room, or as finished as it can be for now. I do have further plans for the future that include a new floor, crown molding and larger chandelier. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the One Room Challenge series and I want to thank Linda from Calling It Home for hosting us the past 6 weeks. Please enjoy the other entries at the link below as they are all presenting their final reveals today!
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- White cane back chairs
- Grain Sack for Pillows
- White chest (similar, in fact I like this one better… ;-))
- Vintage French mirror
- Mercury Glass Candlesticks
- Trinket box
- Cherub garden statue
- Crystal chandelier
- Ladder bookshelf
- Needlepoint rug (similar)
- Vintage umbrella stand
- Tuscan vase (on floor)
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