Before and After: Dining Room

A couple living in Chapel Hill gave me a call to help them with their new home.  From the moment I stepped in the door, I knew they had great style.  The newly built house had wonderful bones.  From the light fixtures, to all of the surface selections- it felt right.   They put so much energy in the building process, that they just “hit a wall” when it came to the design of their dining room.

The owners wanted a casual yet sophisticated room where they would be able to comfortably entertain friends and family.  To blend in the with rest of the house, we talked about contrasting modern and traditional pieces.   The wife wanted the dining chairs to be a pop of color amidst a more neutral backdrop.  Here is what we came up with:





I had their pine buffet repainted in a custom gustavian gray finish.  I also replaced the existing hardware with antique brass knobs.  My clients barely recognized it when I had it delivered!  I love how the Louis XVI gilded mirror accentuates their nice tall ceilings.


Filling in the open space to the left of the buffet, I added a fiddle leaf fig tree to breath life and character to the room.  The white gourd lamps add a soft glow when they are having dinner at night.