Monday, September 20, 2010

#238...leslie's dining room

My client Leslie wanted a pretty, decorated dining room. We started off with her new dining table and chairs, her chrome and crystal chandelier, a mirror that we reoriented, and her Grandmother's vintage Hummel figurine shadow box (built by her Grandfather) that got a face lift with a bold Saffron colored paint.




Here is what we did in the room.......
Leslie painted the room Rock Gray by Benjamin Moore. I sewed the curtains using premade cotton gauze panels from Ikea and then added a black and white floral cotton gauze print from JoAnn Fabrics to the sides, and some yellow stripe upholstery to the top, creating a back tab panel that self pleats on the rod.

I made the console table and skirt similar to this one, and we re-hung her mirror in a vertical orientation to give the room height. We added also added lamps to the console to complete the vignette.

This was her Grandmother's Hummel box before. I found these two small mirrors at the Goodwill and we decided to use them to flank the box to give it bigger presence in the room.
I painted the set in a Saffron yellow color and wallpapered the back of the little box for a modern, fun look.

The chandelier shades also got a little face lift. After adding all of the white fabrics to the room, they were too gold, so I recovered them in a white linen with contrast bias, following these instructions from Autumn at design dump.

We made a table centerpiece for the room using a ceramic vessel found at HomeGoods, and some  artificial stems & moss from Michael's craft store. I am not usually an artificial arrangement fan, but I really like how Leslie's centerpiece turned out.

No comments: