DINING ROOM TRANSFORMATION / BEFORE & AFTER
I never get tired of sharing a total room before & after, but this dining room is a little bit different than my usual because it’s two different houses. The best transformations happen when you are working with existing pieces and must dig deep to make them work with the client’s budget as well as the overall aesthetic they want. Chances are you have had to move, and not only did you love the pieces already had but you were not sure how they were going to fit into a new home. Lucky for me, I was able to totally transform this home for a second-time client of mine.
We were able to incorporate almost 100% of the furniture, art and accessories from their previous home, and they’re just as lovely the second time around.
Our client’s new home is more modern and flooded with gorgeous natural light, crisp white walls and minimal architectural details. The orange dining chairs (Unfortunately discontinued but here is a similar chair & gold leaf chandelier were obviously on the “keep” list, but a few of the pieces in the previously much smaller dining room were not going to work.
Here is how we made the most of the existing pieces:
We moved the small round dining table to their new breakfast nook. But that left us without a dining table. This white lacquered beauty was an instant favorite and perfectly complimented all of the flat textural elements in the room like the velvet, flat wall finish and floors.
Their previous dining room had a neutral shimmery wallpaper on the ceiling, but we wanted to really make a bold statement in the new home. The orange chairs were a bit too much for this bright open space, so we needed something to compliment them and tie the room together. Enter Arty from Pierre Frey ( A great dupe )! I’d say we stepped this room up quite a bit from what we created in the last home!