Good Monday, folks! Today I'm thrilled to welcome Beth from Design Post Interiors to share her take on making over my Dollhouse!
If you recall, I've asked a few of my favorite bloggers to come up with some ideas for making over the living room and dining room of my house using five items I already own.
Hello all, Beth here visiting from designPOST interiors! I am so excited to be here today pimping
Kim's dollhouse! I have been following along this series and drooling over all the designs. When
you are working without a budget, it really doesn't get much better! Maybe it was the endless budget
or the fact that I was working with pieces so different from my usual style, but I decided to go way
outside of the box for Kim. I try to always choose styles that work for my client's but since we were
going all fantasy on this, I decided to push the limit a little bit. I veered a little from chinoiserie and
brought the elements together in a more casual bohemian way. I love taking traditional pieces and using
them in an unexpected combination. And of course I believe every room needs a touch of nautical!
For the living room I decided to use Kim's dream fabric as roman shades. I love how they add a bright
punch of color! Working from those colors I was able to tie in some new patterns on the rug and
throw pillows. I love the idea of using a bold green sofa instead of a boring ole neutral. After choosing
metals and wood tones for the accent furniture, I love how the wheat sheaf table base adds the perfect
golden pop. I tied that in with the sconces as well.
I envision the dining room being right off of the living area so I wanted to continue with a version
of the same palette. This time the fabric ended up as throw pillows. Again it livens up the space
with all the beautiful colors. I chose a mixture of chairs that would bring a more casual vibe to the space.
I love the juxtaposition of the Duncan Phyfe table with laid back slip covered and rattan chairs. The rug
ties back in the navy from the living room but in a little more formal version. I wanted both rooms to
have a more casual and natural feel so I used one of my favorite wallpapers from Paperboy Wallpaper
as well as leafy topiaries and a seagrass mirror.
I love this challenge as I always love to see how I can meld different styles. Although Kim and I have
different takes on decorating, I love that we can both use the same pieces to create rooms we love. I
hope you enjoyed my take and I'd love for you to come visit me at designPOST interiors!
So, what do you think? I love Beth's idea of using my gorgeous Chinoiserie fabric to make roman shades. So smart and tailored, don't you think? I also love that little punch of yellow at the dining room table - the entire palette feels so fresh!
Thanks for participating, Beth!
What do you love most about Beth's plan??