Can you believe it! Our Choose Your Own Adventure blogging challenge is coming to an end! In three short weeks we picked a space, came up with a design plan and then got to work installing it all! Let me tell you, all of the ladies taking part in this group have a group message going on where we having being share all of our highs and lows. Let me tell you we have given this challenge our blood, sweat and tears! I feel bad because my adventure refresh is just hallway and others went with a full room design in the same short time frame!
Now lets go back to the beginning! Here is my parents upstairs hallway. There was nothing wrong with it, but the lighting fixture was dated and the walls had some artwork, but they are pretty blah. My parents are currently on vacation so, I thought it would be fun to tackle this space and surprise them!
Adventure Refresh: Hallway Reveal
Isn’t it amazing that a couple of changes can make such a big difference in the space! One of my first items I sourced was the allure flush mount from Troy lighting that is part of Hudson Valley Lighting. It was the perfect amount of sparkle that the space needed. The brass finish is a beautiful warm gold and it gives off an amazing amount of light! We had no idea how bright the space could be with a new light fixture.
Another easy change that made a big difference was adding wallpaper into the space. I wanted something with a pattern and interest, but not too drastic. It needed to be something that would allow the artwork to still shine. This Sarah Annie pattern from Milton & King fit the bill perfectly and they were nice enough to send it over to me. I liked that the blue was slightly off because I didn’t want the space to be matchy/matchy. Since I was doing this without telling my parents I decided to go with Milton & King’s removable wallpaper option in case they hated it. After seeing it all come together I know they are going to love it, but if they ever tire of it, it will easily come off.
Artwork also played a crucial part in the new look! Minted is one of our gracious sponsors, which was perfect, because they are one of my to sources for artwork. I love their variety! You can find abstracts, photography, illustrations, typography! They have a variety of sizes that the pieces can be printed in and you can pick from a variety of frames as well. Since the space was busy I decided to go with the same classic white border frame to make it a bit easier on the eyes.
It was so nice to scroll thru their fine art selections and mix and match all of my favorites! So many of the pieces work nicely together. Before I knew it I had some up with my color scheme without even trying.
MINTED ARTWORK SELECTION:
The wall opposite all of the artwork needed a little love! I knew I wanted a mirror and really wanted to find something vintage for this space. I wasn’t finding any luck at my normal thrift store haunts and was just frustrated. I went into our shed that houses all of my vintage treasures and found this pretty mirror! I forgot I had picked up a set of 2 of these mirrors a while back because I loved the lattice pattern on them. A quick clean up and spray painting job and we were in business!
With all of the fun happening on the ceiling with lighting and the walls with stunning artwork we couldn’t forget the floor! Laying down new wall to wall carpeting wasn’t in the budget. I still wanted to zhush up the space and I see nothing wrong with layering a patterned rug over carpeting. It’s a little trick I do all of time. Doesn’t this runner work perfectly with all of the pink shades in the artwork?
Now you would think we were finish, but opposite the gallery wall there was a space that needed a little love.
Remember this view:
Hudson Valley Lighting is another one of our generous sponsors and along with providing me with the allure mount I also selected the Jade chandelier in gold leaf and cream. This piece is a stunning work of art! It is on the large side, but I needed something substantial to fill the space. It’s classic looking with a twist and totally glam. It has become my favorite lighting fixture from Mitzi and I’m already dreaming up ways to take it with me whenever we find our forever home. Haha. Don’t worry I’m kidding. Mom and Dad are getting to keep this beauty.
Close up details including these chic round bulbs for a more updated look.
All of that hard work meant I got to treat myself to flowers to celebrate my adventure refresh being complete!
I will be spending a good chunk of my morning drinking my tea and looking thru all of the reveal from the lovely ladies below! I know it’s going to be full of eye candy and I will be sharing it all over social media!!!! A big thank you to Jewel from Jeweled Interiors for putting this all together! I know how much hard work it was to put it all together and keep all of us going! It was truly an honor being part of this group and I can’t wait to see what else we collaborate on!
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