My 130-Year-Old Home Renovation: The Dining Room

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Of all of the rooms on the first floor of this house, the dining room was by far the worst off (as you can see by the image below). This was the room that most people would walk into, and as soon as they saw it, would run out of the front door and be done with the showing — but not us! I immediately had my vision for this room, and I was determined to see it through!

Our Dining Room Reveal: Before & After

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.For this room, like the other rooms in my house, I knew I wanted dark and moody, but I also wanted to balance the dark, cool-toned walls/ceilings with lots of brass accents and warmer wood tones. The paint color I went with for the walls, ceiling and all the trim is Sea Serpent by Sherwin Williams!

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.There was a lot of old and new incorporated into this room. This server is an old antique piece I have had for about seven years, and has moved to four different houses with me! I painted it a glossy camel color to warm up the space a bit.

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.My West Elm Dinnerware Set and Gold Threshold Flatware Set finish off my dining room table setting so, so nicely. I love the black and gold accents throughout the room!

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside. Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.These Ballard Design Lottie Sconces are To. Die. For. I love how they balance the chandelier in the room. They have a traditional-yet-clean modern look to them.

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.I absolutely love my Bradding Dining Table from Pier 1. I have had this table for about four years now, and I cannot say enough good things about it. I get so many compliments on my table, and most people think it’s A LOT more expensive than it is! Pier 1 has this table available in several finishes (mine is the natural stonewash), and it’s on sale for $559 right now!

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.I’ve also had this Home Decorator’s Collection Area Rug for years. The key to making an area rug last for a long time in a home filled with kids and animals is, again, darker colors and busy patterns! I can’t tell you all of the food and beverage we’ve spilled on this rug over the last several years, and whatever I couldn’t fully get out pretty much is just hidden amongst the pattern and dark color!

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.This CB2 Tarte Chandelier is my favorite light fixture in my entire house. It is such a beautiful architectural statement piece and brings a more modern element to our very old, traditional home!

Renovating a 130-year-old home provides plenty of home decor & interior design ideas. Such as this dining room: swoon-worthy before & after inspo. Inside.Shop My Entire Dining Room Here

 

Xo,

Tori

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Meet Tori, our newest Home & Interior Design contributor. Tori recently restored her 100-year-old home (it's beautiful) and now she's sharing her journey with us here on TME. Look to her for major design inspiration straight from her modern traditionalist eye.

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  1. I am fascinated with how lovely all your “dark and moody” looks… in a world where there is so much light and modern with all the beige/gray/white… it’s nice to see other options. Why did you go in that direction, if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Thank you! Honestly, I don’t do anything in my life based off of popular opinion, I do what I feel like. And to me, home is a feeling not just a physical place and so it was very important for me to design this home based off of what I love and what makes ME feel good. I don’t feel cozy in stark, white spaces. I am drawn to darker moodier colors and rich fabrics and textures and fun pattern. I am a big art nerd so alot of my inspiration throughout the house was pulled from or designed around some of my favorite pieces of art. This house is just very me… its definitely not for everyone but I love it so much and that’s really all that matters right?!

  2. Elizabeth Rafter on

    This room is simply stunning. I love that you have stuff from all target along with your more expensive pieces, too. Also, I’m so intrigued by the way you paint everything the same color. I’ve always thought I liked woodwork to be stained, not painted, especially in older houses, but I absolutely love how the painted wood looks in your house. So beautiful!!!

    • Thank you! I always talk about balance and its really not just in color and texture and style its also in budget! I love mixing some higher end pieces with Target finds and old antiques ive thrifted over the years. I think it just adds more character and personality! And a room washed all the same color will 10 out of 10 times make the room look larger, regardless of if you paint it a light or dark color!

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