Pimp My Dollhouse - With MAKE + MODEL

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

How was your Labor Day weekend?  Mine was great - lots of shopping and cooking out with a side of sleeping in.  Fun stuff! Anyway, I have a very special guest in the house today who's putting her spin on my living room and dining room as part of my Pimp My Dollhouse series.  It's Brandy from Make + Model!  Yes, she's another Tennessee blogger and she has a swanky, sparkly style that I know you're going to love as much as I do!

Here's the story on the Pimp my Dollhouse series. I've asked a few bloggers/designers/friends that I admire to come up with a plan for my living room and dining room that incorporates 4 items that I'm sure I'll be using in these spaces.  Not only do they have an unlimited budget, they've been made aware of my love of color, pattern, and Chinoiserie.  And also that I want a trad/mod mix that's sophisticated but not stuffy.  Still with me?  Good.

And so, here are the items I've asked everyone to incorporate into the design:

And now - here's what Brandy says: 

Hi Kim!  Thanks for including me in such a fun project.  I loved working with an unlimited budget and I'm sure several of my choices will reflect that.  The good thing is the same look can be achieved with less expensive pieces.  I love rooms with a lot of layers so I've combined your love of Chinoiserie and Trad/Mod with my love of  Mid-Century, Hollywood Regency and added what I call a "textural touch" to pull it all together.   I hope you enjoy!

  • TRADITIONAL: Parquet Flooring, Dining Table
  • MID-CENTURY AND MODERN: Sconces, Chandelier, Side Chairs, Artwork by Jessica Rae Sommers (I'm a huge fan!)
  • CHINOISERIE:  Mastercraft Chairs w/Greek Key detail, Malachite Dishes
  • HOLLYWOOD REGENCY/ GLAMOUR:  Chandelier, Gold Foil Wallpaper (only on one wall; I've used this wallpaper for a client and in my own home...it is amazing), Brass Finish of Chairs
  • TEXTURAL TOUCH:  Cheetah Print Hide Rug (hides are amazing in a dining room; they are impervious to stains), Side Chair Fabric: Brown Hornback Leather
  • PAINT:  I'm a white paint girl.  I recommend a nice clean white like Benjamin Moore's Simply White.  This will allow all of your pieces to pop and keeps your space feeling young and fresh!


  • TRADITIONAL:  Emerald Green Sofa
  • MID-CENTURY AND MODERN:  Milo Baughman Side Chairs in Coral
  • CHINOISERIE:  Pillow Fabric, Vintage Cream Pagoda Resin Lamps, Black Lacquer End Tables With Scalloped Hardware, Malachite Console
  • HOLLYWOOD REGENCY/ GLAMOUR:  Lucite and Brass Bar Cart, Brass Stools, Brass Gilt Wheat Sheaf Coffee Table
  • TEXTURAL TOUCH:  Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Seagrass and Mongolian Lambswool Stool Fabric
  • PAINT:  Same as above, Benjamin Moore's Simply White 

Oh dear.  How brilliant is Oh Joy!'s Petal Pusher on the wall?   Did you hear me mention that Brandy's style was swanky and sparkly!?!?   And I'm completely obsessed with the Malachite dishes and console.  My little Dollhouse never looked so hip!!

Brandy, thanks for playing along!  Make sure you visit Brandy's new website to see what vintage treasures she's offering up for sale.  

What do you love most about Brandy's inspiration boards?

The Green Room Interiors provides Interior Decorating and Design Services to happy homeowners in Chattanooga, TN.  If you'd like to experience 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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Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

Thanks Kim for letting me play. I had a great time. I can't wait to see what you do with the space. I know it will look fabulous!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Wow Brandy has a fantastic vision for your rooms!
Her "Glamour" additions are fabulous!
Love the console!

Ashley said...

Swanky and sparkly indeed! I love the coral Baughman chairs!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Whoa. LOOOOOVE that wallpaper! Some serious swank goin'on. Brandy's got some skills!

pam {simple details} said...

Wow! Love her unique style and gorgeous mix! Thanks for the introduction!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

You have so many great ideas now..all of them have been so creative...but this one is my favorite so far...

{The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller said...

I knew Brandy would come up with something FABULOUS! She really has a fantastic eye, I might make a dedicated road trip to check out one of her sales.

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

What a great mix of modern, traditional and Hollywood glam! The art is insanely good!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

The dining room console is amazing. Love the designs. And you really can't go wrong with OJ paper!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

How are you going to choose, Kim? So many beauties!
Happy Tuesday.

Vel Criste said...

Fantastic room Brandy!!!! Love the wallpaper and those chairs??? perfect!!!!! So tough to choose a favorite Kim!

My Interior Life said...

Swanky and sparkly are the perfect descriptions! Love Brandy's take on your rooms. So, now you need to go find some Greek Key Mastercraft chairs!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Swanky for sure! I am loving what she did!!


I would be so confused I would need electric shock therapy after all the goodness you have received with this series:)

therelishedroost said...

Fun fun fun!! Love it you will have a tough decision!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

It's so fun to see how different everyone's take on this is, using the same 4 pieces! I love this dining room with it's gold and the pop of green, and then the green repeated in the living room with those awesome coral chairs! Beautiful!

Andrea said...

Oh, wow! Brandy knocked it out of the park!! I absolutely LOVE her style and her blog!

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