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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!