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The One Room Challenge Reveal!

Oh my goodness, what a week! It was seriously down to the wire getting everything ready and I could really go for a nap right about now, but I am so excited to share with you the final result!

If you’re new here, welcome! You can catch up on the weekly progress posts and get the full story with these links:

Week 1  // Week 2 // Week 3 // Week 4 // Week 5

Are you ready for the reveal? A little reminder of what I started with:

Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Week 1 Before Photo

Here’s what my living-dining room looks like now:

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I brought in purples and blues with pillows, art, and other accessories. The fact that all the big pieces are neutral in color, makes the space versatile and will allow us to very easily switch out the colors whenever the mood strikes.
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We also added a black vintage-inspired ceiling light fixture which was custom made by a fellow small business.  details // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

art: left, right
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chair | art | sofa | rug

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throw | large white tray
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lamp | art – top lefttop right, bottom right

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pillows: purple textured, blue velvet, floral, navy zig zag 

Gallery wall around the TV finally finished!gallery wall around TV // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog navy zig zag lumbar pillow and black side table // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

end table | lacqured box

The dining space probably went through the biggest transformation. It’s now welcoming and ready for guests.dining space // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

dining table | dining chairs

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woven placemat | gold flatware

tabletop decor // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

white linen table runner

tabletop decor details // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

linen napkins | stainless steel napkin rings

The old Ikea shelving unit that we had, got a little makeover with the addition of legs, doors, and greek key panels. I also added bins to keep it organized inside.  console with organizational bins // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

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candles | glass candle holders
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mirrorslamps| fiddle leaf tree

living and dining room // Arianna Belle One Room Challenge Reveal http://ariannabelle.com/blog

What do you think? I hope you love the space as much as I do. Thank you so much for following along and cheering me on throughout these past six weeks!

Big thank you to Linda, the creator and organizer behind the One Room Challenge, for including me this season. I enjoyed the journey and I am delighted with the result.

Big thank you also to my husband who helped me on weekends and evenings with most of the assembling, installing, hanging, etc.

Shout out to all my sponsors, who generously contributed product to help my vision come to life: Karastan CarpetApt2BBellacorSarah SwansonMintedLowesLucent LightingUrban HomeO’verlaysBassett Mirror CompanyMark & GrahamNDIParima Studio

Be sure to check out the reveals of the other 19 talented ladies who did this challenge with me and worked hard to beautifully transform their rooms. So much eye candy!:

Apartment 34 / Because it’s Awesome / Coco+Kelley / Design Darling / Design Indulgence / Design Manifest / Christine Dovey / The English Room / Vanessa Francis / Hi Sugarplum / Honey We’re Home / Jojotastic / The Pink Clutch / The Pink Pagoda / Simplified Bee / Style Your Senses / A Thoughtful Place  / Kimberly Whitman  / The Zhush 

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Summary of Sources:

Living Area – sponsored sources:: rug | arm chair | seagrass basket | side table | watercolor paintings in three white frames | gallery wall art – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | small clear lamp | black vintage inspired ceiling light fixture (custom) ||  other sources:: blue velvet pillows | floral pillow | navy zig zag pillows | purple pillows | sofa | white tray | gold round mirrored tray | blue lacquered box | throw

Dining Area – sponsored sources:: dining chairs | dining table | custom abstract art | custom greek key pattern for ikea expedit hack | napkin rings | double gourd lamps | fiddle leaf tree | organizational bin ||  other sources:: white linen table runner | chambray linen napkins | natural water hyacinth placemats | gold flatware | tall black mirrors | boxwood topiary

photography by Stephanie Godfrey
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My Office in Our New Home

A couple of months ago I shared a photo of my new home office on Instagram.   Slowly but surely I’ve made some updates and while it’s not quite “finished” yet, I’m happy that it’s starting to take shape and no longer looks like an empty box.  Here’s what it’s looking like currently:

Arianna Belle home office

While most things were carried over from my old office. I did bring in some new art, pillows, accessories and since this office is a bit smaller, a new rug. Also brought in the black ribbon edged curtains from our old bedroom – I love them in here!

Not sure yet if I want to add something in the corner, next to the Expedit. In the old office, I had bookcases on either side.  They are now being used for closet organization.

Arianna Belle home office

The main wall is still pretty bare.  I used the frames that I used to have in my old office, for a gallery wall around the TV in our new living room (photo of that coming soon), so I need to shop for some new ones. I haven’t decided yet though if I want to do a mix or all one color.

Arianna Belle home office

Be sure to follow along here or on Instagram for future updates! I’ll probably share our living room next.

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The Pillow Shop Turns 3 Today!

facebook-3yranniversary-ariannabelleThree years ago today I opened the virtual doors to the Arianna Belle pillow shop. At the time, we were in the economic recession, I was broke, and I didn’t really know what to expect. Despite the strong uncertainty however, I had an optimistic feeling that it was the start of something good.  To test the waters I started very small, with just 6 pillow styles. Since then, the business has slowly but surely grown significantly with the help and support of my family, friends, entrepreneurial peers, and of course our wonderful customers who have have chosen to bring Arianna Belle pillows into their homes and/or incorporate them into a design project.

To celebrate the anniversary, we’re offering a 10% discount on everything, with code:  ABT3YR (or if you’re a newsletter subscriber, check your email for a discount code to get an additional 5% off!)

Thank you so much for all your support! We are working hard to continue to improve the shop and can’t wait to share with you the results of what we have planned for our 4th year!

*Offer ends 11:59 pm PST, September 23, 2014. Not valid on Etsy purchases, previous purchases and cannot be combined with any other discount. 
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My Home Tour + Sources

As mentioned in a previous post, earlier this month, Style Me Pretty Living, one of my favorite lifestyle sites, featured a tour of my previous home. Since the feature went up, I’ve received inquires about the sources of some things, so I thought I’d post a complete list here for anyone else who may also be curious to know. Because the apartment was a rental that we planned to live in for only about 2 years or so and we had other priorities financially, when it came to decorating and furnishing it, we did so on a small budget, splurging only on a few select pieces.  BTW, this post from 2012 shows a few photos of what the place looked like when we first moved in!

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Living Room // photography by Esther Sun

sofa – Crate and Barrel  (crazy comfortable!) , pillows – Arianna Belleblue abstract artwork – commissioned from Parima Studiogold square wall frames – Target (they were originally silver and I spray painted them), white tufted ottoman – Targetround gold mirrored tray – World Marketlarge white tray – West Elmcoasters – Anthropologiesmall gold bowl – Target, blue rug – Overstocksunburst mirror – Home Depot (a total steal!), turquoise vases – Target, double gourd lamps – Overstockblack side tables –  Ikeawhite media unit Ikea – customized it by painting the back blue, small light blue lacquer box Swing DesignsheepskinIkeapaint color – Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic 

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Dining Space // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Dining Space // photography by Esther Sun

white pendant light – Lamps Plus, white round tulip table – Ikea, clear acrylic chairs – Ikea, gold flatware – West Elm, black and white placemats – Serena and Lily, paint color – Horseradish C15-1 by Olympic 

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bar Tray // photography by Esther Sun
Arianna Belle Home Tour - Kitchen // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Kitchen // photography by Esther Sun

gold trayWest Elm, glass decanter – Target, french opaline turquoise glasses – vintage (you can find similar ones on eBay, Etsy, and flea markets), white shelves – Ikea, pot rack – Ikea, stainless steel mixing bowlsJoss and Main, blue treat jar – Homegoods, cookbooksIt’s All Good, The Kind Diet, My Father’s Daughter, Eating the Alkaline Way, Crazy Sexy Kitchen, Superfood Kitchen, Barefoot Contessa at Home

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bedroom // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Bedroom // photography by Esther Sun
floor lamps – Ikea, white duvet cover – Bed Bath and Beyond, embroidered sheet set – BlissLiving Home, pillows – Arianna Belle, silver frames – Target, patterned fabric boxes – Blissliving Home, white shag rug – Rugs USA, benches – Rose Bowl Flea Market, paint colors – Olympic Pounding Surf and Freshwater

Arianna Belle Home Tour // Office // Photography by Esther Sun

Arianna Belle Home Tour - Office // photography by Esther Sun Arianna Belle Home Tour - Office // photography by Esther Sun

white desk –  Ikea, leopard pillow – Arianna Belle, shelving unit – Ikea, rug –  Overstock , doube gourd lamps –  Target, black quatrefoil mirror – Target, artwork – Parima Studioturquoise binders – Office Depot,  orange tray – West Elm,  file boxOffice Depot

FAQ

Q: The base of my Docksta table gets dirty easily from people resting their feet on it, how do you keep yours clean?

A: Magic Erasers

Q: How did you hide the wires and cords of your wall mounted TV in your living room?

A: We used these cable management covers we found on Amazon.  I’ve also seen similar ones at home improvement stores.

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All photography by Esther Sun

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Julia’s Living Room

I love seeing our pillows in their new homes. Julia of Gal Meets Glam decorated her living room with our Leopard Velvet and Channels Ebony & Ivory pillows. Love that she started with an inspiration board and made it come to life!
Julia's Living Room // Arianna Belle pillows

 

Have photos of a space you’ve decorated with Arianna Belle pillows? Send them over or tag us on Instagram (@Arianna_Belle #ariannabellepillows) for possible feature here! 

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Pillows Gift Certificate Deal!

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Deal alert! Tonight through end of Friday May 10th, use code MOTHERSDAY for 10% off e-gift certificates from my shop!

*Offer valid only on gift certificates.  Ends 11:59 pm PST May 10, 2013.
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