I am working on this dining room right now and it is turning out beautifully! The ‘before’ picture is drab and completely dated. We painted a cool grey and dark blue, added a beautiful wood cornice board with raw silk steel grey drapery. We kept the old table but changed the chairs out. We upholstered inexpensive chairs and a bench (not shown) with a gorgeous grey and tan ikat fabric and tufted end chairs. And what a difference a beautiful chandelier makes! The brass sconces sitting on the table in the ‘after’ photo I found on Ebay and put on the wall on either side of the mirror. I’ll show you that wall…later.
The entry way of a home tells guests what the rest of your home and the tone of your home life is like. The homeowners were no longer happy with what their entry was saying about them. It was dated, bland and a little unwelcoming. The homeowners are quite the opposite – warm, generous, hospitable and modern. Time for a redo!
With a simple paint job, a zebra rug and pictures of cathedrals (copied in sepia from an old calendar of cathedrals from a collection of the homeowners) framed in barn wood, this little nook is fresh, simple and inviting!