Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sources, Secrets and Tips on my ORC dining room reveal

Before I share the details and secret sources for my dining room I wanted to thank you for reading this little design blog and leaving so many kind and thoughtful comments on my dining room refresh.

In addition to the amazing Linda from Calling it Home...
Thanks  to Bungalow 5 for this shout out on Insta
And to the Centsational Girl for this mention!!
And for the mentions from...
Sherry Hart at Design Indulgence
who killed it with their own ORC!
Jennifer at Rambling Renovators
so, so grateful:) xoxo
So here's some more scoop on the dining room. I will try to keep it short and sweet.
Hummingbirds from Cole and Son. You can check it out here.
You can purchase through the trade, online or at your local fabric/wallpaper stores like Aubusson Home and Pryor's in Wayne, PA.
I always recommend  to clients that we determine how many rolls of wallpaper we'll need before we start our search. Most companies charge by the single roll but you may have to purchase in double rolls each company is different. Philip Jeffries charges by the yard. Important when determining the budget for the space.
High-Gloss Paint
I brought the wallpaper to my local Benjamin Moore store to custom match the background of the wallpaper.
Not as easy as it sounds because you can go in so many different directions here. I chose to move toward the greenish/mintish/pale blue tint because I wanted to envelop the whole room in this color and I wanted it be a fresh crisp modern color and not too colonial/nursery blue... make sense?
Window Treatments
Measured for these over and over again. Made templates. Walked away. Measured some more. Determined where I wanted my steps on the cornice to start. Other questions I asked myself: How wide did I want the cornice to be at it's shortest point? How far did I want the cornice to extend on either side? What width did I want for my side panels?
 I wanted them to feel modern and not too heavy or "old school" traditional so scale and proportion were so important. The material had to be silk for its lightness. Trim had to be a bright orange. One thing I've learned over the years is when you add trim to a fabric it can change the look/color/brightness of a fabric so I chose to go with the lighter mint color silk and add a darker brighter trim.
Details are everything.
I ordered lamps from Bungalow 5 that I LOVED but they didn't arrive until the day after the photo shoot (insert knife in heart).
So I picked up these lamps at Home Goods. Yep, these beauties came from Home Goods and were 1/10 of the cost of the lamps I purchased and guess what? I'm definitely keeping them and no you can't have them:). I have a secret Home goods if you know me or you're a client of mine you know my Home Goods. Not all Home Goods are created equal my friends:)

Painted a high-gloss revere pewter
Knobs and pulls Anthropologie (the day before the shoot!!)
My furniture before paint job
with large paint swatches on top. In contention were classic gray, stonington gray, and revere pewter
More Modern and Fresh
There were many sources for this mirror Shades of Light offered me the best price with my trade discount.
Gold tray - bought local Valley Forge Flowers
White vase - the

That's all for now! More scoop and details in my next post!
Thanks for reading!! xoxo


  1. beyond beautiful! I love me some homegoods too!

  2. I cant believe the lamps came the next day, but the ones from H.Gs look fantastic. I always forget about Bungalow 5!
    You dad an amazing job!

  3. Beautifully done Stephanie ... So serene yet full of life! Way to go!

  4. So beautiful! Thanks for the behind-the-scenes! Do you mind saying where the fabric on the small pillows is from? Love it! Xoxo ~Carrie

  5. I missed this. Love how you checked yourself so many times. It is a beautiful room and you are so talented.

  6. kind and thoughtful comments on my dining room refresh. my sources


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