Main Navigation

 photo HiSugarplum-MainNav-Home.png photo HiSugarplum-Projects.png photo HiSugarplum-Organize.png photo HiSugarplum-Holiday.png photo HiSugarplum-Fashion.png photo HiSugarplum-MainNav-travel.png

Ad - Header Leaderboard

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

{One Room Challenge} Armani Doesn't Make a Navy Blue Tuxedo

I have no idea why, but ever since we chose Farrow & Ball's 'Hague Blue' as our main paint color for the Living Room, that funny phrase, from one of my favorite movies, has been running through my head! Of course in my head, I'm saying it in Franck's funny accent. And following it up with, 'Armani don't also make a polyester!' Now I'm dying for a Father of the Bride viewing, what about you?!

But ain't nobody got time for movies...it is crunch time. And somehow I've gotten myself in the precarious position of taking this {One Room Challenge} right down to the wire. No exaggeration, but at this point, it's going to take a miracle to pull this off. Or at the very least, late nights, a lot of wine, and some dry weather! (More on that in a bit.)

Let's recap for those popping in for the first time...we're tackling the 'formal' Living Room for this go-round (we did our Master Bedroom in the previous ORC). My goal was to create the feel of a jewel-box, with deep colors, lots of glam, and an element of drama, and I'm collaborating on the room with the most talented girl I know!

Week 1 I showed the Before shots and room layout, Week 2 was all about the Design, Plans, and a big fat Hiccup, Week 3 was a total Demolition Zone, and last week we had Lights & Deliveries. Okay, now that we're all on the same page...let's get after Week 5, the final update!

Here's how the room stands as of yesterday...dark, moody, glossy, gorgeous paint!!!


Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress



I was super excited to use Farrow & Ball paint for the first time, and it did not disappoint. It goes on beautifully, with intense levels of pure pigment, and the full gloss is almost as reflective as a mirror! Having the dark blue on the shelves gave the room depth, but adding it to the trim gave the room the dramatic 'wow factor' I was going for.

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

So why are those shelves leaning against the wall and not installed? Well, that would be the buckets of rain, and accompanying humidity, that we've had for over a week! Which means that not only is the paint not drying, but it's not even close to being ready to man-handle.

There's no way I'm going to mess-up that gorgeous high-gloss finish with finger prints and dings, so the shelves remain un-installed. One week until reveal and I still have construction to complete!!!! Oh yeah, and we have more rain in the forecast. #passthepaperbag

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

But let's focus on the positives...how stunning is that high gloss sheen?! And the dark hue against the gorgeous Crystorama pendant?!

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

And this art...can we just stop and drool over it for a minute? I've been a long-time fan of the artist, Dara Burriss, and I had the good fortune to meet her and tour her studio last week.

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

I stumbled on one of her pieces hanging in the Accessory Concierge shop months ago, and just couldn't get it out of my head. I mean, I've always loved and appreciated art, but in a 'oh yes, that's really pretty' kind of way.

But when I first saw Dara's work, I had an actual physical reaction. It makes me feel so many emotions, and that surprised me. So when it came time to selecting the showpiece art for the ORC, I immediately thought of Dara. I mean, if her art is powerful enough to bring tears to my eyes, then it should hang in my house, right?! Apparently I have good taste, because Neiman-Marcus just discovered her as well, and they are going to start selling her pieces! #girlboss

The icing on this artistic cake? Dara was so smitten with the design of our room, that she offered to create a custom piece! #canyoueven I absolutely can not wait to see it...she's been teasing it on InstaGram and I'm positively frothing at the mouth!!!

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

I went with this trim from DecoratorsBest, and given the tight deadline, and exquisite craftsmanship of the Loom Decor drapes, I opted to have it sewn on by a professional. I have to say, that may be the best $90 I've spent in this entire room! Me + Sewing + 110-inch panels = disaster & tears.

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

A pair of Bassett lamps arrived, as well as the beautiful blue leopard pillows from Arianna Belle, and the quirky Minted art....so that wraps up the last of the deliveries.

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

{Project List}

Built-in Bookshelves // Install shelves & drawers
Lighting // DONE!
Drapes // Hang
Paint // Dry
Seating // DONE!
Rug & Textiles // DONE!
Floors // DONE!

Fingers crossed the paint dries and cures!! Then it's the big scramble to get everything in place...and I'm not going to lie, styling 130-square feet of shelves is intimidating the heck out of me!! Dara's art should arrive this weekend, and the photographer is scheduled for Monday. See....a miracle! Per usual, my assistant is no help.

Hi Sugarplum | One Room Challenge progress

Now we just watch paint dry. Literally. 

57 comments:

  1. You should just pick up a dehumidifier!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the bold colors you've chosen. It will look spectacular at Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am loving watching this room come together! That navy is spectacular! And yes, now I want to watch Father of the Bride!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I feel you girl ... I have become obsessed watching the weather and praying for sun to see my pieces lacquered!!! Seriously ... So stressed! Your room is beyond, but I expected nothing less!!! XXOO

    ReplyDelete
  6. First, I love Father of the Bride - kudos on the reference!

    Second, grabbing a dehumidifier was on my mind too. I used them to dry pain here in the NE all the time. Not sure if it's different for high gloss paint.

    Third, curious if you still needed to coats of paint the the Farrow & Ball?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much!! Yes, we primed the shelves first, then gave it two coats of paint. The lighter colors (like the white we used on the ceiling) only require one, but with these deep hues it's better to to two. xo

      Delete
  7. You're killin' it with this room! That paint is beyond gorgeous. It'll be worth it to see it all come together. Love that you found art that moves you.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wow, Cassie... stunning and dramatic and I LOVE THE SHELVES!! I feel you on the paint, I painted my living room shelves almost 2 weeks ago and I still can't put anything back on them! So frustrating! Sending good paint-drying vibes your way! Oh, and the art? I'm dying... I need those green marbled pieces, but that huge pink floral looking piece is calling my name too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ack!!! Two weeks...don't tell me that!!! :) I hear empty shelves are the new style, right?!? ;) xo

      Delete
  9. My assistant is the same way worthless but darn cute! LOL I have the Navy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. As Casey suggested above, rent an industrial dehumidifier. They sucked the moisture out of our walls when we had a flood in the basement. They can certainly cope with rain. Love the colors in your new room and that bookshelf / storage unit is beyond fabulous.
    I just checked on google; a bunch of places rent dehu units...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! I love that blue, it is incredible! I can't wait to see it all come together!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my, the lacquered cabinets are already gorgeous and they're not even finished. You made a great choice to carry the blue around the room with the molding! It really looks wonderful. I would probably be too nervous to do that but it's what really completes the look.
    Darlene
    www.BundleMeBaby.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm literally dying over that glossy blue paint--ahhh! I'll add that to the never-ending to-do list in my home :) So sorry about the rain delaying your plans, but I know it will all come together beautifully. When can I come visit?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How are you with styling shelves?? ;) If that's your jam, how about Sunday!!! Hopefully shelves are up and dry by then!!!

      Delete
  14. Father of the Bride reference..#girlaftermyownheart #alltimefavoritemovie

    Lovin' this room! I love the gorgeous artwork! In my home, I only have artwork in the common areas. I save all personal photographs for the bedrooms.

    ReplyDelete
  15. It's looking so good! We have Hague Blue in our dining room (although I chickened out and didn't go high gloss - yours is making me wish I had), and I love love love it. Can't wait to see it all come together!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi! I've loved watching this room come together. I also have a formal living room with so-high ceilings, and I love the way your pendant light brings the eye up and unites everything.

    And I kind of squee'd when I saw the navy paint!! I also went DARK with our just-built custom bookcases and trim. I can't wait to see how your draperies tie it together.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Cassie I live in the metroplex too and am in the middle of a painting project. Have you tried cranking up the heat? I've been keeping my apartment warmer to get things to dry. Just a suggestion I think it will turn out great.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Channing!! I've had the A/C running high, but I guess now it's time to turn on the heat instead!! :(

      Delete
  18. Your room has the making of a super fantabulous space! The gorgeous art will just make it even more so! Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Um, I could not love this more!!! The navy is my love language!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Soooo good. Those built ins are so dramatic and beautiful. You had me at navy blue "tuxado" Favorite movie ever.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Cassie. You stop it right now or I'm moving in. xoxo ;)

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow! I know those shelves are going to be gorgeous! And the navy gloss...can't wait to see it finished. Whether before or after the challenge, I am sure it will look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. The navy is absolutely amazing! It's dramatic and sophisticated and just all around fabulous! The pendant lighting is so good against it as well. Can't wait to see next week!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Shut the door! The navy built-in is killer.

    xo
    cristin

    ReplyDelete
  25. I think the navy is beautiful! It's my favorite color. :) I can't wait to see it all come together. I'm curious as to why the floor trim under the windows isn't painted navy, though?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haven't you heard that's the new thing?! you leave one unpainted baseboard. ;) I'm totally kidding, we just hadn't gotten to it when I took these pics...still lots to do!!!

      Delete
    2. Oh I'm sorry! ☺️ I thought maybe it was a deliberate design thing I didn't know about!

      Delete
  26. Loving it!!! You are my favorite eclectic decorator! I know with the one room challenges yall typically get discounts and gifts and such, but would you mind sharing your total costs for the rooms? I love the idea of it, but wondering how realistic it might be for the run of the mill folk. I, like you, just bought a new house and every room needs remodeled and restyled, and I am just overwhelmed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Ashley! That's a great question, and yes...the room does have very generous sponsors! Without them, I wouldn't be able to crank this out so quickly (or high-end!) I'll be linking everything in the end, and doing a Shop the Room post with direct links, as well. You've raised a good point, and maybe I'll work on doing a 'Look for Less' on the room, too! Because let's face it, if I were footing the full bill, I wouldn't be able to do it!! xoxo

      Delete
  27. It looks beautiful! If push comes to shove, you can rent a heavy duty dehumidifier from Home Depot. It works great, and it will help everything dry.
    -Stacy
    http://www.BlakeHillHouse.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. The shelves look amazing! This is shaping up to be a really fabulous room.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Girl, get thee a dehumidifier, stat! Even a normal residential strength model would help immensely. I'm in Oklahoma and we've had the tail ends of the systems that you guys are having down there, and I've had some paint projects have to be on hold because of it. But I'm not on a deadline! You'll be amazed at how much a dehumidifier helps.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh, that blue paint! I absolutely love it. And the art. And the dog. And I'll pray for dry weather for you!

    ReplyDelete
  31. I want a builtin like that one. It is looking fantastic and I'm sure you have all the how-to-dry-paint advice you need. Fingers crossed.

    ReplyDelete
  32. your art situation is seriously off the charts! and this navy gloss is killing me...cannot wait for next week!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. That blue!! Gah I want it. It's so shiny and beautiful! Love that art too! What a great addition to that room and bonus for shopping local! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  34. That is some humidity, amazing and I bet annoying that it can affect the indoor conditions so much that paint wont dry!?! Wow for that and wow for that trim, I just love it. The art looks like it is coming out of the frame, I am so excited to see how you are working with this elegant yet bold dark blue.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Shut your mouth....the finish on the bookshelves is crazy good! Good Lord I feel you pain on waiting for them to dry....I had the same problem with my white floors. This room is going to be a showstopper girl:)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh my goodness that paint is amaze balls! And that art...so fun. Can hardly wait to see the finished project.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Looks beautiful! Can you share what the name of that painting is? I couldn't find it on minted... thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I'm sorry, I just tried the link again and it went directly to the painting!

      Delete
    2. Oh I'm sorry, I just tried the link again and it went directly to the painting!

      Delete
  38. You know I'm a sucker for navy + gold so of course I'm loving this! Can't wait to see how the rest of the room comes together! Fingers crossed for a smooth finish :D

    ReplyDelete
  39. I am so excited to see this reveal! Those colors are fantastic.

    ReplyDelete
  40. omg can you get a hair dryer and de-humidifier in there? I'd be breathing into a bag too. Wish you all the best luck. Love all of your pieces. xo

    ReplyDelete
  41. Forgive me if this is an ignorant question, but is the paint that glossy out of the can or did you do something else for the glossy look? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great question!! The paint comes out of the can that shiny, and dries that shiny!!! It's the super high gloss finish, and lives up to it's name!! xo

      Delete
  42. This is stunning! I love the glossy blue. Can't wait for the reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I can't wait to see it all come together! Love that color!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

Link Within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

rS tracking code

 

design + development by fabulous k