29 January, 2022

Dining Room Update: Creating a New Look – Peek at a Project

Dining Room Update: Creating a New Look

This week, we're sharing a dining room update that was part of a larger project involving the "formal spaces" of the main floor of this home. The intention behind this project was the create more welcoming and user-friendly spaces for our clients to entertain.
The dining room was over-crowded with furniture from the clients previous residence and a fresher, more welcoming space for dining with close friends and family was needed.

Edit the Dreary and Dated - Dining Room Update

The formal bombe chest and french dining chairs with a glass top table were outdated.
The armoire was needed to store our clients large china collection and serving spaces.
The swag top treatment was formal, and from an entirely different design era from today.
This dining room update was absolutely needed to take our clients living room from dated to fresh.
DiningBefore1 DiningBefore2

Keep the Gems - Dining Room Update

A fruit and floral silk rug that was designed just for our client was a beloved piece that was to remain as we proceed with this dining room update.
The plantation shutters had been used throughout the home and still felt relevant, replacing them would have created a domino effect of changing them elsewhere. So, we decided to keep them.
The chandelier still felt like a statement piece that would be a great touch in the new room.
We also liked the look of the metallic tray ceiling, but wanted the texture to be gone. The original budget for the room meant hiring a local faux painter to paint the ceiling years later. The budget let us select a more chic finish.

Key Solutions

A new wood dining table was necessary in this dining room update. We chose more of an heirloom piece that would be friendlier for the grandchildren's finger prints.
We designed a built-in for storage and serving, with spots to display different china sets. Our clients are serious china collectors, and part of creating personality driven interiors means we showcase our clients collection!
We selected fully upholstered dining chairs that invite guests to linger, and simple drapery panels that add softness and feel more up to date.
The new room finishes blend with adjacent rooms and create a fresher look and a pared back aesthetic.
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After our dining room update, the space still feels familiar to family and friends, but more like an updated familiarity. We're still waiting on the perfect accessories and art, but we think the space looks amazing so far. The new dining room is a place to linger and chat, and a space that feels like the perfect setting for those after dinner conversations that draw you in, enough to keep you in your chair long after dessert is served.
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Comments on Dining Room Update: Creating a New Look – Peek at a Project
  1. Leslie Carothers says:

    Hi Lisa – that built in cabinetry and the new chairs already really make a difference! I can’t wait to see this room when it’s all finished. The transformation is going to be amazing!

  2. Linda Holt says:

    OMGOSH! What a great transformation. Your clients must be thrilled. Beautiful job!

  3. Janet Lorusso says:

    What a great before and after, Lisa! Both beautiful dn practical to serve the clients needs so perfectly!

  4. Christie says:

    You did an amazing job! I love how you transformed this dining room!!

  5. Amy Wax says:

    What a great transformation Lisa, I love how the new room is as elegant and inviting as it could be! Well done!

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