Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: Gorgeous Shiny Things

So. Tell me something. Tell me you have heard of the famous O'verlays. If you have not, they are the genius fretwork pieces that are made to accompany your Ikea pieces. Hello Ikea hack. They are beyond brilliant. My girl Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things just so happens to be the owner of this amazingly creative product. Let me just tell you, Danika is probably one of the most clever and original designers I have ever seen. Go figure. It is honestly not fair! She is an incredible artist and decorator. Just you wait and see. I am so glad I have gotten the chance to know her over the blogosphere. Truly inspirational. Danika, (no not Danika Patrick), you are up! 

Hello there S&S readers! I am Danika from Gorgeous Shiny Things and I am so excited to be invited to participate in this series and share one of my favorite rooms with you. Truth be told, these ladies were the motivating factor to get me to tie up some loose ends in my family room.  I had been procrastinating making slipcovers and finishing some projects, but there is nothing like a promised deadline to get me moving.  It was also a lot of fun having a perfectly clean room for a few hours. It will never look this good again.
We have been in this house for almost three years now, and those of you that read my blog know this room/entryway have been about 6 different ways from Sunday in that time.  I love to paint stuff, my entry in particular because its only a 10 foot wall, so the current chevron stripes have been holding strong and I kind of did my decorating around them...
This room isn't for the faint of heart with color, so I apologize to all the neutral folks in advanced. Please put on some sunglasses because its gonna be bright (and crazy).
I like my lily gilded I suppose, and I also have no fear of color and pattern which explains the zig zags paired with my gold pen squiggle walls.  Its a high energy room used by 2 little boys, my husband and myself.  I dosed the hell out of the place with pink because I am surrounded by testosterone 24/7 and needed to keep my girly side. 
 I just finished my new white slipcovers in time for summer.  I love this time of year and I tend to really amp up the bold and bright.  I love a space that is fun and relaxed.
 I made a super sized painting that hangs over the TV. 
 This room gets used tons thanks to the boob tube on its big vintage alter/ credenza.
 I also just recently painted a wall "Old Navy" by Ben Moore (best navy blue EVER!) and I added 3 big IKEA mirrors over in the dining area to brighten it up a bit.  I added some O'verlays since it is my biz and I have to test these things- right?
 I am also a lighting whore, and find myself picking up stray, discarded chandeliers and lamps from the trash and thrift stores. I particularly love this lucite number I found at a year ago. She is a keeper...
My dining table is very special to me because it was made by my father.


 Our house is 1960's ranch, so what it lacks in crown moldings 
it makes up for in funk (or so I have convinced myself): like its retro 
peek-a-boo entry shelves...
 Finger paint and glitter kids art, doesn't get much better...
 and thats all folks! Oh, and please note the messed up pillows. A 4 year old just couch jumped minutes before the shot.
Thank you ladies for having me over, you are awesome!  
I hope you all enjoyed the tour!

36 comments:

  1. Danika is seriously unbelievable!!! I always read her blog and say (out loud) "are you serious?!" A magician and a designer all in one. Looks amazing. :)

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  2. So fun to see Danika over here! Love her blog and it was great to see more shots of her house {although it was probably repainted over night ;)}

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  3. Ok now I don't want to show my room! That room is so colorful and gorgeous!! Love the chevron wall, mirrors, light fixture, everything!! Glad you introduced me to Danika!

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  4. Unreal. LOVE everything! The overlays on the mirrors are genius and that table is so gorgeous! Lucky lady :-)

    xoxo
    eileen

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  5. Wonderful post. Her room is amazing. Thanks for sharing. - Brandy

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  6. Danika's bold wall paintings inspire me often. Who does stuff like that and pulls it off so effortlessly?! Amazing!

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  7. Such a bold and invigorating room, Danika. I love your total commitment to color!

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  8. WOW - the colors in this are so scrumptious!!


    Bethany
    www.PowellBrowerHome.com

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  9. Awesome job. Your O'verlays for the IKEA mirrors are brilliant.

    Love the colors and cheeriness and, of course, the DIY slipcovers.

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  10. LOVE the color, that chevron wall and the slip covered ottoman... Genius!

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  11. if i listed everything i love, we'd be here for days. we'll start with the color of the tv console, the colors period., the art, and the zig zag wall. and to top it all off that the cute kiddo jumped on the couch and ruined the perfectly placed pillows-- that's real life, folks. love. it.

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  12. Danika is the master color lady! I love everything she touches- she really has magic in her fingers :)

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  13. Oh my gosh love the 60's vibe! The credenzas are amazing! Of course love all the retro paneling. And her abstract is gorgeous! How neat to have a table her dad made?!

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  14. I love her fearless use of color especially the chevron walls! Also loving her chandelier, brass sphere and artwork.

    Great talent!

    Have a great day, ladies! Thanks for sharing an inspiring space with us.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  15. wow! i love danika's blog and am way excited to see her popping up here, thank you for sharing these inspirational photos!!

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  16. It's a fabulous color explosion! Love the use of the O'verlays on the mirrors - they elevate the entire room.
    -SF

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  17. What a beautiful home!

    Love the Overlays - would look great a wall.

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  18. The painting is to die! Along with everything else!!! Gorgeous!

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  19. Is it really fair for one person to have such talent?!! Jealous.

    This is incredible. I LOVE everything. And I'm not a bit surprised!

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  20. LOVE all of this! Can you share where Danika got those gold letter "H"'s on the wall? Thank you!

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  21. Wow! Love all of the gorgeous colors going on here. It all just makes me smile! xoxo

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  22. Hi Jenn,

    The "H"s came off of a bank nearby that got bought out. My husband is obsessed with signage (used to actually be a sign maker before he was a realtor). I think he paid the guys doing the demo $50 for dibs on some of the letters.

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  23. Love, love, love it all! I'm also calling myself a "lighting whore" from now on, it sounds SO much better than "hoarder"! Awesome work Danika!

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  24. I got to witness this transformation ....and you are all correct, Danika is truly amazing. Day and night painting and sewing...Happy as a clam while working away!! Cheryle of Danika & Cheryle

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  25. Love this room! The chevron wall and vintage credenza are amazing!!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  26. I love everything! Especially the Overlays on the Ikea mirrors. Brilliant!

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  27. What a wonderful room and I adore the painting over the credenza...fabulous!!

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  28. It's such a cool freaking room. I want my room to be this cool

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  29. Wow love Danika's room!! The chevron wall and all the colors are amazing!

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  30. thanks for letting me know, Danika! Now i'll just have to find a bank going out of business :)

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  31. Love it ALL! Would you mind sharing the paint color/brand you used on the credenza??

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  32. Love the mirrors and the overlay. Would you be able to share the sizes of your mirrors from IKEA and which one of your overlays I could purchase to do this project. I love it!

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  33. Yes, could you share the size/kind of mirror you used? Please :)

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