New Blog Series - Pimp My Dollhouse

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello friends! 

One of the things I find so interesting about design is how two or more people can look at the same space and take it in completely different and yet fabulous directions.  It's been a little over a year since we moved into The Dollhouse and I still have lots left to do - but my living room and dining room really need to get finished!  Since I have so much on my plate right now, I thought it might be fun to get some fresh eyes on those rooms and maybe even go in a direction that I normally wouldn't have considered. Isn't that why people work with designers?

And so the "Pimp My Dollhouse" series has been conceived and will kick off  Monday. Participants have been given the following info for the design of my space.  

The "Before" 

The slate doesn't get much blanker than that.  This image was shot from the foyer looking into the living room and beyond into the attached dining room. The opening on the right wall of my dining room leads to the kitchen.

And below are the room's dimensions and foot print/s.

AND, there a few things I want to incorporate into these rooms.  

My wheat sheaf coffee table.

A hunter green velvet sofa.  Mine is a vintage tuxedo sofa but the color and the clean lines of the sofa above make it a darn good stand-in.

My double pedestal Duncan-Phyfe dining table. I've had it forever and cannot justify replacing it at this point in time. So it stays.

And finally, 

Participants were also told that I like a trad/mod mix, and that I love color and pattern.  And Chinoiserie.  You knew that , right? These rooms are meant to be more formal than the rest of the house, so something a little more sophisticated but certainly not stuffy.  Oh, and there are no budget constraints.  If I can't afford it, I'm always up for trying a "look for less".

And so now my blog besties are taking the ball and running with it and I can hardly wait until Monday!

First up will be Nancy and Bethany from Powell Brower at Home. I just know this mother/daughter design team is going to knock our socks off come Monday, so be sure to come back and check them out.  I may not sleep until then.  

Oh, and if you'd like to cook up a plan for this series, please leave me a comment below or shoot me an email!

Until Monday....

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

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Thehouseofhampton said...

What a great idea! I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

pam {simple details} said...

This is going to be good, and how smart are you!!! :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I cant wait to see what there going to do...this will be fun!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

This is going to be so fun. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. My head is spinning!

Unknown said...

Can't wait! Ive been having a ball doing your rooms!

Unknown said...

Can. not. wait. What a fun idea!!! Thank you!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Can't wait to see!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Oh I love this! Can't wait until Monday. How many Designers will be participating?
This is FUN!

René said...

What fun! I should probably do the same thing. Making decisions on our own homes can sometimes be the hardest. Staying tuned to the series.

My Interior Life said...

So excited to be a part of this! Hope I can make you proud. Inspiration is swirling!

Andrea said...

What a fun idea! I cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

The Glam Pad

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Thanks for including me. I'm starting on mine tonight!! - Brandy

Kim said...

Oh how fun, what an adventure ... looking forward to every one of your guest designer looks!! xo

therelishedroost said...

Love, Love that sofa, I just ordered an ottoman in the same tone green velvet!! This is such a fun idea cant wait to see results!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

What a fun series! Your pieces are so different from my usual style, I think I could use the opportunity to stretch my wings! If you are still looking for participants I'd love to hop on board!