Wednesday, August 1, 2012

One Room Challenge: The Reveal

Reveal day is here!  For those who have missed the past six weeks of the One Room Challenge, Linda of My Crafty Home Life invited twenty interior designers and bloggers to transform a room of our choice in six weeks, with weekly posts on our progress. I chose my kitchen for four reasons:

First, I thought it unlikely that anyone else would choose the kitchen, so mine would be unique, and I was right.

Second, I loved the bones of my kitchen and just wanted to add designer touches, so I knew I could easily accomplish it in six weeks.

Third, I have had many requests from followers of Chinoiserie Chic to show more on using Chinoiserie in kitchens.

Fourth, I wanted to do some unique and unexpected things that I have rarely seen in a kitchen  -
*a gallery wall
*great art
*high end Chinoiserie fabrics
*a glam crystal chandelier
*and of course, lots of Chinoiserie.

Please click on the ORC button in my sidebar to see the before photos of my kitchen and all of my update posts. Thanks so much to Linda of My Crafty Home Life for inviting me to participate. I had a wonderful time and I would love to be invited to do this again. I have another room in my house that would be perfect for the next challenge.

So here is my girly, glamorous, fun, chic, Palm Beach, pink and green, Lilly Pulitzer Chinoiserie kitchen. It includes blanc de Chine, ginger jars, pagodas, Chinese Chippendale, blue and white Chinese porcelain, monkeys, elephants - it has it all! An added bonus was that I was motivated to clean out and organize all the drawers and cabinets in my kitchen. Enjoy this gallery of my Chinoiserie Chic kitchen makeover and be sure to check out how the other participants made out with their room challenges.

The specifics:
Walls - Benjamin Moore Icy Morn 457
Cabinets and trim - Benjamin Moore Decorators White CC - 20
Counter stool fabric - Brunschwig & Fils Xian
Roman shade - Quadrille Paradise Background in Raspberry on Tint
Blue and white china - vintage Mottahedeh
Blanc de Chine - vintage Mottahedeh, Fitz & Floyd, and Chelsea House Port Royal
Art - Harrison Howard (Chinese man), The Pink Pagoda (pink elephant and pink pagoda), Kerry Steele (two abstracts), Anne Harwell (yellow ginger jar), Neal Turner (Marilyn Monroe)
Three petite vases - Kate Spade
Faux bamboo counter stools - Ballard Designs
Silver Chinese Chippendale mugs - New York Botanical Garden
Linear Strand Crystal Chandelier - Z Gallerie
Pink patent leather tray - Charlotte Moss
Pair of black and white pagodas - HomeGoods
Elephant teapot - Target
Diffuser - Charlotte Moss
Faucet - Pfister
Coffee maker - Nespresso

Here is the list of my fellow challenge participants. Please check out their rooms as well. You will find lots of Chinoiserie.

Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella


  1. BRAVO...BETH!!!
    and I have learned all about Chinoiserie....always was in love with Lily!
    I have enjoyed this series so much. Thank you Linda for inviting all these talented girls to be a part of the Party!!!

  2. The devil really is in the details, Beth! You nailed it. Love all of the accented hot pink. Duh! Where on earth did you get that Kate Spade print? I am in need of that in my life. Immediately!

  3. You have a gorgeous collection of C.. I love it all, and will come back and just drool often! Great job Beth!
    Love the chandelier and window treatment!

  4. It is so well done. It has just the right amount of everything. I wonder if your coffee will taste better today when you are surrounded by all that loveliness?

  5. Dang Girl, you rocked it out of the park! So much gorgeousness in one place. That pink elephant... stinking cute. Still lusting for the ice bucket. Your photography is so professional. That window treatment is special! I will be spending Sat. AM restudying all the fabulousness. Well done.

  6. Ok Beth, you have done a gorgeous job here! Absolutely stunning. Love the bright against the pastel. Just perfect.
    Happy Wednesday.

  7. OH just loving everything! The light is perfect! And the gallery wall it amazing! LOVE it all!

  8. This room just "sings" with all your new touches! Love all the bright and colorful elements and adding the chandelier was a magnificent choice! Great job!

  9. Your organization skills have killed me and I am so envious (in the most positive of ways)! Your collection of the chinoiserie and your china and silverware!! I would find myself planted on one of those beautiful stools with my laptop and never wanting to leave that happy space! Beautifully done!

  10. I love the chinoiserie modern mix you executed so well.
    I am thrilled that my art was a part of your gallery wall.

  11. Great Job Beth! This is such a cheerful glamorous kitchen, I bet everything you make tastes better now!

  12. Love it! I like how you mixed high end with low. Just beautiful. Where did you get the lantern near your stools?

  13. I love the whole feel of the room. So layered and beautiful Beth! I am in love with your cutlery and dishes, how I wish my kitchen was white and organized like yours. Bravo! I had fun with this challenge!

  14. Oh my goodness, this is total goodness!!! Love, love, love!!! YOu have awesome china and what a collection!!!! Love it all!

  15. WOW!!! JUST WOW!!! I love every inch of it! You must be in "hog heaven" as we say in the South!! It is all so good I an giddy for you!! Now to see if I can locate a couple of items for my own kitchen that you have made a part of yours. Sadly, that light fixture that I thought would be so fabulous in my own kitchen will hang down too low for us to use it! I have a low ceiling in mine, darn it! Now I need to go back and look some more! Congrats on an AMAZING transformation!

  16. It is so much fun! would love to sit down to a cup of tea or better yet glass of wine in that kitchen!!
    Great Job!

  17. Really Gorgeous Beth! I love every little piece you selected, so well done.

  18. This new look must keep you in the best mood! It's fun, feminine and so Chinoiserie Chic! I'm thrilled to be a part of the gorgeousness that is your fabulous kitchen!!

  19. Beautiful! I love all the pink. I'm working on introducing pink into my home and you show me how to do it in a sophisticated way. The gallery wall, window treatment and your beautiful china are my favorite elements.

  20. You cant go wrong with girly and pink! I love all of the fun details in your kitchen, some of them I never would have thought look good in a kitchen, but they do!!

    So fun doing this challenge with you!

  21. Just lovely, Beth! Love your colors and the window treatment is perfect!
    Thanks for the mention, too. xx

  22. great job! love the fabrics and the excellent accessories!

  23. Your kitchen is such a happy, fun, colorful, magical space. I love that you have so many 'friends'-figurines, pictures, animals included in your decor. Great job!

  24. You never lose when you go with your heart. Enjoy your new space

  25. I love the gallery wall and the fabrics; the end result looks fabulous!

  26. That kitchen is ready for its close up!!! Beautiful....and the colors are perfect. Love all of the pink and blue gorgeousness....

  27. The wall color is divine and I am officially inspired to create a gallery wall in my kitchen. It's on!

  28. Oh my goodness it's fabulous!!! I am so in love with that light fixture!!! and I'm dying over your gallery wall too- you don't often see them in kitchens and it looks fantastic. Love!!!

  29. I'm obsessed with the your Marilyn Monroe print. In an earlier blog you mentioned it was one of your favorite French Artist but you never said who he was. I think I see W Turner but I can't seem to find him anywhere. Can you please let me know his name? Thanks!

    You did an amazing job with your kitchen I'm in awe.

  30. Your kitchen looks fabulous! Love the gallery wall, the artwork and all the beautiful chinoiserie details! Well done, Beth!

  31. Beth, it look so so amazing! You really nailed all of the details. Your bamboo bar stools are to die for!

  32. Love the gallery wall!! Great job! Congrats on finishing the challenge.

  33. Your chandelier looks gorgeous! Great job everything is organize and a right place.

  34. Very cheerful and glamorous -- almost like a museum to come down to breakfast in the morning! I love the furnished pagoda "dollhouse"!

  35. Wow what a collection of Botanic Garden! I'm very envious. I have some catching up to do with my own collection.