Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~a readers dining room transformation~

 I recently did a design consultation on a dining room.
The first photo shows the before.
The second photo shows the "in progress"
A huge difference don't you think? 
I suggested this chandelier from Lowes and bamboo blinds.
I also suggested a round table as it suits the space better. 
The old table was a bit too high and the chandelier was dated. 
The wall color stayed the same.
She still needs to get a rug to ground everything.
This is the one I suggested.
For a more formal look she could also add drapes. 
These ones would be fun.
 I thought it would be fun to 
"set the table" 
for the holidays, so I came up with a little design board to help her do that!
I think it will add a little flair, but still keep it simple and family friendly,
 which is what she is going for!
From left to right
*Gilt chargers from Pottery Barn~these would be great at Christmas too!
*Bountiful salad turkey plates from Pottery Barn.
*Sandwiched in between the chargers and the salad plates,
 these rustic cream dinner plates I found on Amazon.
*Orleans glassware from Ballard Designs
*Grain sack table runner on etsy seller grainsack
*Centered on the table, a Tuscan urn from Pottery Barn {the largest one in the photo}
*Harvest napkins from Pottery Barn
*and finally, mix matched silverware from etsy seller tent for two
I would fill the urn with either fresh seasonal flowers, such as sunflowers or dahlias, or make an arrangement out of twigs, pheasant feathers, and faux sunflowers.
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Jenny said...

I may have to purchase those lovely drapes myself! Beautiful!!

Kathy said...

What a difference Melaine, great job your good!

❀ JoAnne said...

It looks really great Melanie ~ a beautiful transformation...and love the items you picked out for the table setting especially the Pottery Barn urn!

Emily said...

I absolutely love the light fixture! Do you happen to have a link to it or know the name of it? I'm scrolling through Lowe's website with no luck but I think it needs to come live at my house!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Wonderful rebirth....Amazing what just a few changes can do....would love to see it with that gorgeous rug and and tableware you've selected. Bet the homeowner was thrilled! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Anonymous said...

Is that black table C&B or Pottery Barn? love it! Good job!

nannykim said...

ah, I had to laugh because I have a copy of that chandelier--the old one and we are planning on getting rid of it this coming month!

B said...

Love the light but can't find it on the Lowe's website. Can you give me the name of it?

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