Pimp My Dollhouse - With My Interior Life

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello again friends!  Today is Monday and you know what that means.  It's "Pimp My Dollhouse" day!  My guest today is Kathy from My Interior Life



 Are you familiar?  I thought so!  I'm very excited to have Kathy's participation.  Not only is she a fellow Tennessee blogger, but she has the most extraordinary talent for uncovering some highly coveted vintage finds.  And then styling them in the most fabulous way. 


Kathy's dining room.  Need I say more?

In case you're not familiar with the Pimp my Dollhouse Series, I've invited some favorite bloggers/friends to come up with a plan for my living and dining room using 4 things I know I want to incorporate into the space.
They were told that they had an unlimited budget to work with, that I wanted a colorful and sophisticated space, and that I love Chinoiserie.  The rest is up to my guest posters!

Anyway, I absolutely love love L O V E what Kathy put together for me.  You will too.  Here's Kathy:

Hi, everyone! I'm Kathy from My Interior Life, and I'm so excited Kim invited me over to help her "pimp" out her dollhouse living room and dining room. Working with Kim's existing pieces and knowing her love of color, pattern and traditional/mod gave me a great direction. Plus, we all know she loves some good Chinoiserie pieces. Starting in the living room, I was inspired by her green velvet sofa. I immediately thought of Tory Burch's green living room . . .

And another room designed by Jeffrey Bilhuber . . . 
I thought it would be sophisticated and rich to paint her living room walls the same saturated tone as her sofa . . .
Since Kim is not afraid of color and I know she loves green and yellow from the fabrics and accents she's used in other rooms in her home, I decided to go for it in the living room and make it into a little jewel box. Also, since it's not a room she uses every day, I decided to amp up the drama a little and give her a great geometric area rug and a beautiful Coromandel screen with a colorful pagoda scene. The brass lamps tie in with the gold in her wheat sheaf table, and the yellow and blue furniture and accents play off the colors in her fabric which I used for pillows on the sofa. With all the color in the room, I decided to go simple with cream or white drapery panels with a little Greek Key trim. 
What better way to transition from the yellow and green in the living room than to lead into a beautiful De Gournay-wallpapered dining room (it's great working with no budget, right)? With such a bright space, I tempered it with black cabinets, black Klismos chairs and black and gold knot mirrors. I brought in a few modern accents with the brass and black Sciolari chandelier and the brass Mastercraft host and hostess chairs in a beautiful blue velvet. The blue chairs and accessories also complement the blue in her Chinoiserie fabric which I used on the Klismos chair seats. A little Asian influence in the burl wood credenza and Blanc de Chine goddess lamps ties in with the Chinoiserie-themed hand-painted wallpaper. I chose to use the same drapes in the dining room to create a sense of continuity between the two rooms. 

Thank you so much, Kim, for inviting me to participate in your series. I had such fun with your "sky's the limit" budget. I hope you enjoyed my interpretations of your space and furnishings!

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous, right?  So many individual elements I love in her plan - like the Klismos chairs, the knot mirrors, the cormandel screen.  And what?  De Gournay?!?  In yellow?!?!?  I die.  But I think even greater than the individual elements is the "look" as a whole. It sophisticated, it's dramatic, it's completely lovely!

Kathy, thanks for Pimping My Dollhouse. I'm making notes!

What do you like best about Kathy's plan?

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to discover the joy of living in a well designed  home, contact Kim Lemmon at 423.653.3186 or email thegreenroominteriors@gmail.com

25 comments:

Kimber McGallagher said...

Shizzle, the pressure is on. Love what she did!

pam {simple details} said...

I'm loving the backgrounds she chose, what a statement the green walls and wallpaper make ~ gorgeous!!

Karen Albert said...

Kim, I Love the yellow deGournay it sets the tone so fabulously!!The knot mirrors are so dramatic! Excellent!

xoxo
Karena
Feature:Artist Anne Harwell

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Wow, Kathy has injected quite a punch! Now you really have some pressure!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Wow..how are you ever going to choose which one you like best...they all have been fabulous!

Vel Criste said...

ooh-la-la indeed!!! I LOVE IT! Kim You really have your 'work' cut out for you in choosing which among all these fabulous designs to choose as your fave! Each time I come and see the designs, I get so confused!!! Great job Kathy!

sharon smith said...

Wow! I love the inspiration she selected, her execution is spot on! It's the look that sealed the deal for me. Where do I sign up?
I appreciate what you said about her dining room, finding vintage pieces, and styling........then I saw the photo. Beautiful .
Sharon
@novaraway

Hooper Patterson and Ann White Schutte said...

I love what she did. You are so lucky you have that sofa -- so very glam and pretty! I have used that black and cream geometric rug before and it's so pretty! Just perfect, although, I do love your "doll house" just the way it is too.
xx
hooper

Heather (love your space) said...

LOVE it!!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

This is gorgeous. Love the rug in the LR and that screen! unbelievably gorgeous. I love the drapes in both rooms too. Both plans are gorgeous.
xo Nancy

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

Love your wall choices Kathy! I would spend hours in both of those rooms!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Fabulous! Love the rich colors and the patterns.
Teresa
xoxo

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

Absolutely stunning! A green velvet sofa is on my bucket list for sure. :)

My Interior Life said...

Thanks so much for having me over Kim, and thanks everyone for the nice comments!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

This is SO fun, Kim!! I love seeing all these great ideas for your spaces!! And I LOVE the idea of doing the walls in a deep color like the sofa - that looks amazing!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Really marvelous! I am in love with the dining room.

Mallory | Confetti and Stripes said...

Wow!! Love them both. I feel like Dorothy Draper would live there!

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Hahaha, are you sorry you said money was no object? I want to see that wallpaper up in your house. Great job, Kathy.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

in love with the rug in the living room. and the mirrors in the dining room. SUch amazing ideas you have here!

Sandra said...

This girl's (forgot her name) living room design in my absolute favorite! I hope you go with her design...SHE KILLED IT!!!

Sandra said...

...and Tiffany's dining room design is my fave!

The Pink Pagoda said...

OH MY. absolutely amazingly GORGEOUS boards!!

therelishedroost said...

Love it, I love the wonderful green and imagine it in a high gloss!! WOW.. it helps that you have some great pieces to start with! I love this series, cant wait to see the next one!

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Love Kathy's choices. I think wallpaper in the dining is a must you just have the hard job of deciding which one!!

erin williamson said...

Kathy can do no wrong and that sunshine yellow dining room is bananas (sorry).