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Monday, October 15, 2012

Client dining room reveal

There is nothing better than a side by side, before and after comparison to lend a feeling of satisfaction to the hard work and end results of a project well done. So let's start at the beginning... I have shared much about this project as it unfolded. I asked for your help with fabrics, here, here and here. I shared our choice and the cute little slipcovers that were made and today you get the whole banana!  

The before...

A neglected room, trying to be a library of sorts. Good bones, a nice size, a pretty bay window, nice mouldings. The room had a non-functioning light fixture and the chair rail looked wimpy and dated. Outfitted with the home's hand me down furnishings, it just wasn't working, it needed to be a dining room again. My client had a table, chairs, china hutch and side board we would be re-using, but the rest was fair game.

Since I was working on other rooms with this client, a cohesive plan was in order. We started with a color palette and floor coverings. I knew that we needed to soften the heavy look of the wood furniture, so fabric host and hostess chairs were added as well as roman shades in the bay window.  The clean look of a banded sisal rug on the floor was the perfect beginning.


By adding some moulding, the chair rail was transformed into a painted wainscoting, further lightening the look. We had fun collecting plates for the wall, inspired by a collection given to my client by her aunt.

The light fixture adds a dash of black, a bit of whimsy and feels modern paired with the rustic furniture.


Crisp and clean Roman shades grace the windows.


These slipcovers make me smile...


I love the mercury glass lamps on the sideboard and at some point a piece of artwork will grace the wall. In the meantime hanging the mirror vertically makes a difference.

Bottom line? I could not be more delighted with the result and my client concurs! What do you think? How did we do?!!!

In other news, the cross country pot luck was a smash success!

My house was filled with shoes, teenagers, laughing and fun. I am not sure that the menu was quite what I would be looking for at a pot luck, the kids brought more chips, brownies and juice than main dishes and salads, but I don't think anyone went home hungry!  
How was your week-end?
P.S. I am sharing over at Cottage and Vine today where Rene is hosting a before and after party as well as a give away. If you love a good make over be sure to check out what other clever folks have been up to. You are gonna die over Rene's family room.....

 Cottage & Vine

Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Room Rx.

14 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

Wow, you did an excellent job. Bye bye holiday lights.

pam {simple details} said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy!! What a transformation ~ the color and moulding are such a beautiful backdrop for the wood, and your fabric choices and accessories are fresh and timeless! The shot into the family room, ahh...more gorgeousness!!

René said...

Cathy, that is quite a transformation! So fresh and inviting now! Love the mix of textures and colors. SO pretty! You are one brave mom having all those teenagers over at once ;).

Thanks for joining "The After Party"!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow, cathy! it's stunning.... the wall color paired with the warm wood is just gorgeous!

Holly said...

It's ALIVE! And I mean that in the very best way possible - the room has come alive! Through the new paint color and the new light fixture - those beautiful host chairs. Gorgeous Cathy - your client must be absolutely thrilled (and probably gazes with a big smile every time she looks in there). Is that Wythe Blue on the walls? It's beautiful. And that's quite a bunch of shoes - good for you for hosting everyone. You could post a photo like that on Instagram - or your project photos too. There are endless possibilities.

Annie @ House on Rene said...

so light and fresh!! Love it! Great job again my friend!

Sarah said...

Now that is a transformation, wow!!! Its gorgeous, Cathy!!! Such a difference, the client must be thrilled!! Love the combo of cool tones with all the warm woods, natural textures. The slipcovers are so pretty, definitely picked the right fabric there. Its great to see that you can transform just a chair rail (what we have in our DR) into beautiful wainscoting, and how big of an impact it has. Fabulous job!!!!

PS. Thanks for letting us know about Rene's, can't wait to head over and see some more before/afters:)

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

That is a pretty fantastic makeover! I love the hutch and centerpiece especially. I'm now following your blog.

Angela

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Cathy, I can't even believe that is the same room! Everything is perfect, but I especially love the light fixture, plate displays, and the host chairs. Beatiful! I also love the dog in the back of one of the pics...looks just like mine!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

What a lovely makeover Cathy! Love the color palette and the casual feel! Can I ask what type of camera you use? The photos are nice and I'm hoping for a new camera from Santa this year!


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Andrea said...

That dining room is FABULOUS!! I love everything about it. I'm especially loving those slipcovered chairs. I am sure your clients are over the moon about their new dining room. And yes, you are a brave woman for hosting so many teenagers. Glad it all went well.

Jenn said...

I'm so excited that you finally revealed the room where the amazing slip covers live! The whole room is beautiful -- I LOVE the wall color. And that pendant? Amazing.

The Governors Daughter said...

what an inviting dining room. it looks real and not over decorated or styled. very nice!

iram akrm said...

I like you post it to much helpful If your city has an art college, or even a neighborhood just known for young, artsy residents, you might find people selling their own artwork at yard sales. I live in one of those neighborhoods and I’ve often found paintings, sculpture, and funky, handmade furniture.Grandfather Clock Maker

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