Before: Large Empty SpaceA holiday-style space is at the top of a couple's wish-list. Can they Get It Together by Christmas? It's Hank and Stephanie Byra's turn to host the Christmas party this year, but their studio space is giving them the holiday blues. He wants a sleek, modern look with traditional Christmas decor, while her heart is set on a comfortable space full of blue and silver. It's host Chayse Dacoda’s biggest challenge yet to help this couple get it together in time for the holidays.
After: Modern Holiday StyleDacoda keeps the color palette simple with white and red for Hank and wintery blues and reflective silvers for Stephanie. She uses different shades of taupe on the walls to complement the colors on the floor and serve as a great backdrop for all the festive elements. New classic dining room furniture is brought in for Stephanie, but a contemporary finish of charcoal and white give it a more updated feel to please Hank.
light blue paint (Bonaventure); dark taupe paint (Enigma); periwinkle paint (Royal Regatta); white paint with blue tint (Moondancing); white paint (Country Cotton); light taupe paint (Hidcote Manor); white paint with silver tint (Silver Plume); cream paint (Zanzibar) - Kelly Moore Paints
Before: Too Much WhiteHank and Stephanie Byra are not only at odds over the design of their bonus room; they also disagree when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Hank likes contemporary, modern design, while Stephanie leans toward classic styles.
After: Warm and Inviting ChristmasA faux fireplace adds a warm focal point, while an ice bar gives the room a modern feel. Ultra modern white leather sofa brings cozy comfort and plenty of seating for guests. A large ottoman in Stephanie's favorite color brings versatility to the seating, while a traditional 10-foot evergreen tree is flocked white to please them both. A crystal garland adds classic elegance, and a winter mural compliments the holiday decorations, but can also be viewed year round.
Suspended FlowerboxA hanging shelf over the dining room houses white tulips for a cozy festive feel. To create a suspended shelf above the table, make the shelf a slightly smaller size than the table. For example, an 84-inch long by 36-inch wide table would have an ideal shelf size of 70 inches by 16 inches.
Materials and Tools:
MDF or wood if you wish to stain it
1x1 for the lip piece
metal brackets to extend from ceiling
paint and finish spray
boxes that will fit on the desired shelf size
plastic to line
? While the shelf may not be very heavy, check for ceiling joists for better support. This will help determine where the supports will connect with the ceiling.
? Choose boxes that match the color of your shelf. You could wrap them in paper or paint them.
1. Build the shelf to desired size.
2. Trim the 1x1 so it surrounds the shelf on all sides, creating a 1/2-inch lip. Attach to shelf.
3. Paint the shelf desired color. More intense and refined finishes require more time for drying. In this project, they chose to make it appear to be iron and used paints to create that effect.
4. Suspend the shelf from the ceiling about 40 inches above the table height.
5. Line the boxes with plastic to make them watertight. Soak the floral foam in water before putting in the boxes. Note: This will make the foam very heavy.
6. Place the foam in the box and assemble flowers.
7. Secure the shelf to the ceiling and put in floral boxes.