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One Room Challenge “The Nebula Project Reveal”

After exactly 6 weeks and 3 days it’s time for the reveal! But before showing you the before and after pictures, I really would like to thank the amazing Linda for organising the ORC. This event is such a great opportunity to share room makeover projects and discover bloggers. I already took part in this crazy challenge twice, but this time was definitely the most difficult, exhausting and time consuming project. If you want to know more the Nebula Project, you can catch up here:
Week 1 “The Nebula Project”
Week 2 “From Scratch”
Week 3 “The Panic Stage”
Week 4 “Vintage Finds”
Week 5 “Adaptability”

For me the biggest challenge here was that this project was abroad, in Brussels to be precise and I am in London. And I top of that, there were 2 rooms to renovate: a tiny bathroom and a kitchen that needed to be transform in a small studio. It was a crazy project with a lot of train travels, video calls and sleepless nights trying our best to complete this makeover in time. We had to do a lot of things in the rush or last minute, even the final pictures were taken at night! And guess what? After all this hard work, we couldn’t finish both rooms. But I am still happy with the result because at least the main room is done.

The Kitchen Studio

So let’s start with the main room which was an old (ugly) kitchen that needed to welcome a small studio. Here are the before pictures just in case you don’t remember what it looked like.

And here it is now… bye bye kitchen and hello little studio!


In this room I had to fit a studio with a kitchen “that doesn’t look like a kitchen”. So I created this credenza style kitchen using Ikea cabinet.

And I DIYed these wooden and brass legs.

These are the vintage faux fur chairs I showed you here and that I reupholstered using velvet fabric..

And here are more pictures of the rooms and details.

The Bathroom

Here are the before pictures:

A LOT of things went wrong with this room like wrong tiles delivery, or a custom concrete sink that arrives broken 2 days before being installed and MANY other things! But at the end, things slowly started taking shape, unfortunately too late. We still have work left here but I am so in love with the pink terrazzo, I really look forward to complete this bathroom. Here is what it looks like now.

I wasn’t too sure about the wrong square tiles that had been delivered and as you can see we ended up using them on the walls. And I have to say I am pretty happy with the result. Now “To be continued” for this pink bathroom story and I will obviously share the pictures as soon as it’s done.

In the meantime, you can see more before and after makeovers with the ORC and ORC Guest Participants projects.

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10 comments

  1. Gorgeous!!!

    1. Thank you so much!!! Glad you like it!

  2. Oh my goodness Nadia!!! This is really beautiful!!! Those legs you did with brass are amazing! Also can you cook in that kitchen? Does it have a stove?? I loved how you covered the radiator. You are so talented. The space is really beautiful and the bathroom is looking fabulous as well!!! Congrats!!!

    1. Oh my goodness Albertina! Thank you for these words!!! Glad you like the legs I will post the DIY on the blog 🙂
      And yes you can cook in that little “credenza” kitchen!
      I will try to post daylight pictures soon, we ended up taking up these pictures at night in a rush just before the ORC link up closed…!
      Thank you so much again for your lovely comment, it really means the world to me ♡

  3. This transformation is stunning !! You must be so proud of yourself. The color palet is so elegant. And so many things in such a small place.
    Where did you find the clothes rack ? I am looking for one like that for a tiny room…
    Bravo !!!!

    1. Merci beaucoup Véronique !!! C’était un projet difficile mais oui, je suis ravie du résultat.
      En ce qui concerne le portant doré, c’est une autre jolie trouvaille sur le bon coin !

  4. Looks absolutely fabulous. I love all the details and how all colours gel together so beautifully. You did it! Great job.

    1. Thank you so much Sueli! I wish I could have taken daylight picture so people can see the truly beautiful colour palette;
      I am so glad you like it!

  5. I really like the style of the new areas, and you completely nailed it with a kitchen that doesn’t look like a kitchen! Great space 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Nicole!
      So glad you like the new space ♡

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