Now that the Study is done at my clients home, we are moving on to the Dining Room and Entryway. This area is all open and adjacent to the study so, it was natural to concentrate on these spaces next.
This is what the space looked like when we first began. The Dining Room table worked for my clients in their last home, which was smaller….their family was also smaller then too. Now they need a larger table to accommodate the entire family for holidays and gatherings, plus they love to entertain.
First we decided that we needed a bigger table. We shopped and shopped. Then, my client ended up finding a craftsman online who would custom make her a table from reclaimed barn wood and stain it to her specifications. Perfect!!! New chairs were a consideration but we wanted to get some other layers in the room before we decided.
Next task was rugs and we fell in love with the grey and blue tones in this wool rug. That determined the color for the walls. There was a lot of red in the room, and while my clients like red, we decided to go a different direction.
We picked the Benjamin Moore color Evening Dove to bring out the blue tones in the new rug.
The paint is up. The table and rug are new. The chairs, artwork and lighting we have decided all must go!
We have chosen new chairs from World Market that we think will be great with the new table and the lighter, cooler tones of the room. Maybe a Wingback chair at the ends of the table?
Then there is the issue of lighting. This chandelier and its matching friend in the foyer are very formal for this young casual family. We have discussed a heavier more linear fixture for the table, like the one above.
Hopefully in the next few weeks I will have an update for you and this project will be done so we can move on to the next room.