Reveal day is here! For those who have missed the past six weeks of the One Room Challenge, Linda of My Crafty Home Life invited twenty interior designers and bloggers to transform a room of our choice in six weeks, with weekly posts on our progress. I chose my kitchen for four reasons:
First, I thought it unlikely that anyone else would choose the kitchen, so mine would be unique, and I was right.
Second, I loved the bones of my kitchen and just wanted to add designer touches, so I knew I could easily accomplish it in six weeks.
Third, I have had many requests from followers of Chinoiserie Chic to show more on using Chinoiserie in kitchens.
Fourth, I wanted to do some unique and unexpected things that I have rarely seen in a kitchen -
*a gallery wall
*high end Chinoiserie fabrics
*a glam crystal chandelier
*and of course, lots of Chinoiserie.
Please click on the ORC button in my sidebar to see the before photos of my kitchen and all of my update posts. Thanks so much to Linda of My Crafty Home Life for inviting me to participate. I had a wonderful time and I would love to be invited to do this again. I have another room in my house that would be perfect for the next challenge.
So here is my girly, glamorous, fun, chic, Palm Beach, pink and green, Lilly Pulitzer Chinoiserie kitchen. It includes blanc de Chine, ginger jars, pagodas, Chinese Chippendale, blue and white Chinese porcelain, monkeys, elephants - it has it all! An added bonus was that I was motivated to clean out and organize all the drawers and cabinets in my kitchen. Enjoy this gallery of my Chinoiserie Chic kitchen makeover and be sure to check out how the other participants made out with their room challenges.
Walls - Benjamin Moore Icy Morn 457
Cabinets and trim - Benjamin Moore Decorators White CC - 20
Counter stool fabric - Brunschwig & Fils Xian
Roman shade - Quadrille Paradise Background in Raspberry on Tint
Blue and white china - vintage Mottahedeh
Blanc de Chine - vintage Mottahedeh, Fitz & Floyd, and Chelsea House Port Royal
Art - Harrison Howard (Chinese man), The Pink Pagoda (pink elephant and pink pagoda), Kerry Steele (two abstracts), Anne Harwell (yellow ginger jar), Neal Turner (Marilyn Monroe)
Three petite vases - Kate Spade
Faux bamboo counter stools - Ballard Designs
Silver Chinese Chippendale mugs - New York Botanical Garden
Linear Strand Crystal Chandelier - Z Gallerie
Pink patent leather tray - Charlotte Moss
Pair of black and white pagodas - HomeGoods
Elephant teapot - Target
Diffuser - Charlotte Moss
Coffee maker - Nespresso
Here is the list of my fellow challenge participants. Please check out their rooms as well. You will find lots of Chinoiserie.
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic
Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa- Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life
Alison - My Little Happy Place
Danylle - Nana Moon
Nicole - Nicole Scott Designs
Julia - Pawleys Island Posh
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Bethany- Powell Brower Home
Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey