I previously shared the entry and living room of this recent project in a traditional suburban neighborhood. Now I’m revealing how we transformed the dining room of this home and how we chose the perfect accent wall for this space. Melanie G Photography This room started out as a front parlor that held the […]
I was recently working on a color palette for a home, and the homeowner made the comment: “Well, I know I can’t do blue in a dining room. That’s what my mother always told me.” Have you ever heard you can’t do blue in a dining room? Red has been a popular color for dining rooms over […]
I typically begin Design Consultations by walking through the home and talking with my clients about how they use their space and how it functions for their family. And more times than not, I find that people let their home’s floorplan dictate how they live in it. Even when it really isn’t working for them! […]
My client had been stewing over this dining room for quite some time. She is a fantastic gourmet cook and loves to entertain family and friends with her unforgettable meals, so her dining room should measure up to her high standards. Sadly, it did not.
My client had dated wood dining room furniture and a limited budget. This pine set screamed, “country!!!” The brass chandelier didn’t help, either. I had to come up with a cost-effective remedy. No problem.
I’m always encouraging clients to make their rooms more functional, more beautiful, and more “them.” This is a great example of taking an underused room and making it highly useful and true to the homeowner’s interests. These homeowners are true bibliophiles (that means they’re readers :)). But all their books and bookcases were stuffed into a guest […]