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Bye Bye DIning Room

Hello friends.  Thank you for understanding my little break this past week & being so supportive.  As I mentioned last we are going through some changes, I'll be able to share more details later on but here is the big house news.  This dining room...


Will now be Chloe's room.  WHAT?!?!?!!!!!!  

Yes, you read that right.  No we have not completely lost our minds :)  This is not some rash decision made to fuel my constant need for change or blogging material, this is a major decision that was made for our family.  In the end, I think this solution will serve us better than a dining room that is used twice a year & usually just a landing pad for stuff. 

While there are multiple challenges in this space including the french doors, the lack of a real closet & the fact that this room is where our washer & dryer are located, this room is literally falling into place as if everything I bring in was custom made for the space.  I'm taking that as a sign that we are making the right call on this.  And yes, the built ins & fireplace will remain! With a few THI tweaks to them of course.  I mean it wouldn't be one of my projects without a little something else thrown in there.

The other great thing about this makeover is that this will be a true reflection of my "Hunting" abilities. Almost 90% of the items going into this room are items we already had in her room, in our attic or shoved in a closet.... I've been busy beginning to pull all of this together this past week and  I am thrilled with how different this space looks already.  Especially from her "old" room.  And I will be the first to tell you that I feel like we just finished her room! 

When I designed her nursery turned toddler room, Chloe obviously had little input... being a baby and all.  This go around is a completely different story.  I sat her down, like I would with any of my clients & asked her what she wanted.  There was no surprise on my end when asked what colors would you like? Her immediate response was "Pink & Sparkles" because lets face it... Sparkles is considered a color to a three year old!  My goal with this space is to not go the expected pink route.  There was also one more request, it had to have toys.  My reply was "I think we can handle that."

Now comes the scary part... We are now left without a dining room right before Thanksgiving... & we are hosting.  Um... yeah.  Luckily we have an amazing family (who knows the major reasoning behind this change!) and are fully supportive.  So there will be no Thanksgiving tablescapes this year (or next for that matter) but in the reality of it all, I'd rather have a happy & healthy family then a pretty dining room table for one day.  

After I finish her "new" room (which really should be soon!) I will hopefully be able to share what we will be doing with her "old" room.  And y'all... it is something I have never tackled before.

Stay tuned for lots of changes & fun little projects & oh yeah, there will probably need to be some holiday decorating thrown in too the next few weeks! If you need me, I'll be covered in paint & sparkles!

x o -
Kristin

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28 comments:

  1. Excited to see how you tackle this challenge!! And my fingers are crossed that the change is a good thing =)

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  2. That is a big change! Excited to see how it progresses :) xo Kristin

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  3. Lucky girl! I love that room! :)

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  4. Beyond excited to see the changes! Your blog inspires me so much!

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  5. Amy Raymond OlszewskiNovember 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    How exciting you get to give her a unique space! PS - I'm not saying this to be intrusive, but I think I can read between the lines here. The only thing you don't get enough of in life is time and you are doing an amazing thing by caring for someone you love who needs support right now.

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  6. Can't wait! I'm sure it will be fabulous…and who wouldn't love french doors and a fireplace in her room! Sign me up!

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  7. How awesome is that! We totally nixed our "formal living and dining" rooms in our house too. They just aren't our cup of tea. I believe homes should truly be lived in and if that means making a dining room a bedroom then I say bring it on! I'm getting the feeling Chloe may be becoming a big sister? That would be a great reason for such an awesome change!

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  8. I love that you roll with the punches with a plan in hand and a smile on your face. It sounds like whatever y'all are facing is done with the the support of those around you and that is all you can ask for. Can't wait to see Chloe's new room, I love her requests! :)

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  9. So exciting! Can't wait to see what you do with this room. I love that you included Chloe on the process as well - I'll be she had her opinions ready!

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  10. Get it girl! I know it will all be amazing. We're not given more than we can handle, and I have a feeling these projects will be your best work yet. Thinking about you lady!

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  11. When our homes fill our needs, and not the other way around...that's great!

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  12. We just switched up how several rooms function in our home. You gotta do what you gotta do! It will be fabulous, I'm sure!!

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  13. How fun! Sounds like an exciting time : ) And just for the record, I'm 30 and I still consider "sparkles" as a color!

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  14. simplymodernhome.comNovember 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    No one really uses their dining room anyway! Can't wait to see what you do with the space. Good luck with everything!!!

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  15. Julia @cuckoo4designNovember 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Wow, I can't wait for this one! I know it will be amazing!

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  16. I didnt really use our formal dining room either. So when we redid the kitchen we installed a big island, small pantry closet and a banquette. And I never missed it! Good Luck!

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  17. You have no idea how excited I am to see your twist on the new space! Sounds like it could be a challenge, but I have no doubt you will wow us all! And way to have that family first attitude! xo!

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  18. I know a family in a small apartment in San Francisco who did the same thing and it has worked out very well for them (french doors and all). You are so talented and I am sure it will be an amazing space!
    jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  19. I'm really excited to see what you have up your sleeves for her new room and her old room! We never use our dining room either! We can't turn it into anything else since we have an open concept floor plan so it just gets dusty and becomes the catch all for stuff we're too lazy to put away right away haha

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  20. Wow, what a challenge! I can't wait to see the final outcome! And what the 'old' room will be used for?!?!?! :-O

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  21. I love the look of the drapery ! Great tutorial ! I also love the pillow cover ! Can you share the source of the fabric ?

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  22. It is a fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata.)

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  24. Just saw this in Adorn Mag, this looks amazing!!!!!!!!!! xx

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  25. The
    pictures of the black and white curtains
    were great. Liked each one of them.

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  27. BEYOND obsessed with this! I can't wait to try it immediately. I've been on the hunt for affordable spotted drapery panels for awhile now, and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

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