I was contacted several weeks ago by Donni and Bill. A couple that had purchased an older 70's home and where looking for some much needed updates. They had purchased the home only three weeks prior to our meeting and where so excited to get started on the transition.
Only one month later, we had new furniture, new artwork, wall accessories, new lighting, and a freshly painted house!
Here is the Dining Room now...
Full of light and some punches of color! The artwork on the fireplace was chosen by the clients. They love sailing so when they came across this piece it really spoke to them. The more personal elements you can add to a room, the more it allows the family to feel like the space is tailored to them.
To the dining table, we added a bench seat on one side and kept the three main seats on the other.
The rug from World Market is a bit tough to see in this picture but it has so many colors in it. I will try to get a closer shot of it when we take pics of the living room side of the makeover since we have the same rug in there too.
One of my all time favorites to bring texture and aroma into a room, just add a bag of coffee beans to each glass candle holder and push in a candle and every time you light the candles it has a "did someone get Starbucks" feel. Can't go wrong.
To add another layer of texture I chose a natural and organic fabric runner to go under the candle holders.
The artwork was chosen by the clients. They love sailing so when they came across this piece it really spoke to them. The more personal elements you can add to a room, the more it allows the family to feel like the space is tailored to them.
Ahh Magical and Sparkly! I may say this here and there, but truly the most important element in a room is lighting! The rest of the room can kinda be naked, but if the lighting is great it feels all dressed up!
The electrician went above and beyond on this job to install all of the lighting. I opted to order two of the CB2 Firefly Pendant Chandeliers and had them rewired to drop down 10 feet over the dining table. I had them pushed together at the base so it would appear as one continuous chandelier.
Sometimes a room just needs a few added lighting elements, but this home, built in the 70's had no ceiling lights what so ever! I also had the electrician add 4 recessed lights to give the couple additional lighting in the space.
This is the Beam Wall Candle holder from CB2. It houses 10 little glass cylinders for tea lights that adds plenty of mood lighting.
The glass framed hanging pieces in the doorway where from the previous owner and the clients wanted to keep them. So by adding the baskets on the wall between the pieces, it made them all feel like a grouping of artwork together and now the glass work pieces feel like they now make sense. For my own personal irritation for things being symmetrical, I wish the previous owner would have either gone with two of the rectangles or two of the octagons.
The wall color we went with throughout the house is On the Rocks by Sherwin Williams. It is such a soft pretty gray!
Let's take a peak at what the room started out like...
Originally the dining room had a smaller table and chairs that didn't fit their design scheme.
The original buffet went with the table but again, not what we were going for in the more contemporary design.
No recessed lights or hanging pendants.
Outdated curtains that the client took down within days after we met. She couldn't wait to have them gone :)
An empty fireplace that was calling for some artwork.
And here is the after again...
Stay tuned for the Living Room Transformation! It's nearly complete!