Pimp my Dollhouse - with Powell Brower at Home

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Hello!!! If you tuned in on Thursday, then you already know that I'm launching a new blog series today called "Pimp My Dollhouse".  In case you missed that post, let me bring you up to speed on how it's all going to play out.

This all came about because I'm about to embark on the design of my formal living and dining rooms and I'm enlisting the help of some very talented designers and blog friends.  But before I let them run with the ball, I've given them 4 things to incorporate into the design of these rooms.


I've told all participants to keep in mind that I love color, pattern, Chinoiserie, and that I wanted the rooms to be slightly sophisticated but not stuffy. Oh, and no budget worries - just design me up some fab spaces.

Let me just say I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after seeing what these ladies have cooked up.  And I'm sure you know them.  They're the super talented design team of Nancy Powell and her daughter Bethany Brower .

See for yourselves....

Thank you, Kim for inviting Powell Brower at Home to participate in your Pimp My Dollhouse series! What a fabulous idea. I loved this challenge because #1 there was NO budget and #2 you gave us the items you wanted us to work in, all which have your great personality, style and color consciousness.   Here is my vision:

 For the living room I have chosen an antique 9 x 12 chinese art deco rug.  Once I saw that, and knew the $15,000 price tag wasn't an issue, I designed the whole room around it. Knowing how much you love color and a good mix of traditional and modern, I layered in brass light fixtures to compliment your vintage wheat coffee table, colorful  fine art, and exquisite green silk draperies.  The dual golden yellow chairs bring in more color in a cozy conversation arrangement. Your fabulous fabric is made into two custom pillows for your velvet sofa.  Here's the adjoining dining room:


Another fabulous room size vintage chinese art deco rug adorns the dining room bringing in some of the dark blue colors in your Chinoiserie fabric that we upholster on the back your dining side chairs. Blue and white porcelains compliment your Duncan Phyfe table and antique console. Contemporary art and statement accent chairs give his room a collector's touch.  A contemporary brass chandelier finishes the look.

These rugs are really the main event  in each room, and are like artwork on the floors.  It was so much fun designing the room around these.  Thank you Kim for letting our imaginations run wild! It was so much fun, I wish I could help you install this!  Now, go buy a lottery ticket!


Is everyone dying over those rugs like I am?  And that's just for starters. I love all of the gorgeous artwork, the little hits of brass, and of course the yummy color palette.  I love the idea of using my chinoiserie fabric on the backs on the dining chairs too.  So many great ideas and I know I would feel completely at home in these spaces.

Thanks so much for participating in the "Pimp My Dollhouse" series!

Make sure you come back next Monday, because the lovely and talented Tiffany Leigh is going to work her kind of magic in my living room/dining room.

Can't wait!!!

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

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26 comments:

therelishedroost said...

Awesome job Gals!!! Love the fun yet sophisticated feel each space has! Traditional enough to be timeless!!
Best,
Karolyn

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The dining room is swoony gorgeous. I am in love with the curtains and all of the lighting too.

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Haha These ladies and I think alike! I used a chinoiserie rug in my design for next week too...but the look is completely different! Will be fun to compare! xo

Kim said...

Oh my ... with more coming at you Kim, you are going to be hard pressed to choose!! These are stunning! xo

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

OMG, Nancy & Bethany you killed it. I want that rug in the first image! I love a green sofa, so that would be perfect. As for the dining room, the blue & white with the fun chairs is just the right touch.

pam {simple details} said...

WOW, ladies!! Serious talent going on over here! Kim, could the next series be 'Get this look for less?' :)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What beautiful rooms! They hit all your points!
Will be hard to choose when this is all finished!

charmaine said...

I'm dying over the first rug! So good. Great job, ladies!

What a fun series!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It looks like a million bucks!! Great work you talented ladies!!

Lekalia Interiors said...

You had me at the rug! Love love love what Nancy and Betheny have done! Simply gorgeous!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I am not shocked that Nancy and Bethany designed a masterpiece here. They are two very talented ladies!
Teresa
xoxo

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Ooh! These two rooms are beautiful!! I love absolutely everything about them.

Lisa Mende Design said...

Love both rooms!!! fabulous girls!!! BTW love this series Kim!! Too fun!

Vel Criste said...

what a great series!

Ladies, this rooms are gogeous! In all levels- from the celing to the floor, I wouldn't chsange anything about it!!! Great job! And Kim, I just discovered your blog thru Nancy and Bethany btw, and it is awesome!

René said...

Love them both...great job!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Thank you so much Kim for this fun challenge and I love all the comments! It was a blast working on this and I got so inspired doing it. I haven't designed a green room before and it really got me dreaming. Im still designing that room in my head!
xo Nancy

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Classic, but still modern and fun! I love it!

Raina Cox said...

That living room rug is BEYOND.

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Hopped over from PB. How amazing are those designs?! I'm dying over the living room. The rug/sofa combo are too fab. Can't wait to see what Tiffany cooks up. BTW how have I not seen your blog yet?!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great job...love the rug and the sofa...so much fun to see every ones ideas for your space

SHERRY HART said...

Hubba Hubba....love both of these rooms and I agree with everyone else those rugs are to die!!

Kimber said...

Holy cow! They really upped the ante for whomever is next! No pressure. It looks gorgeous!!!

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

OH MY, that RUG!!!!!!!! le sigh!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Such a fun series, Kim!! Oh my gosh these designs are gorgeous. LOVE all the color and layering! Powell Brower you knocked it out of the park!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Such a fun series, Kim!! Oh my gosh these designs are gorgeous. LOVE all the color and layering! Powell Brower you knocked it out of the park!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Kim this is such a fun idea for a series!! I LOVE with Nancy & Bethany did what the pieces you want to work with. So colorful and fun!!