Our Dining Room Tour!

Our dining room is finished and I'm so in love with how it turned out! We spend a lot of time in this space so I wanted it to be light, bright and uplifting. The sun rises right outside all those windows so for the walls I chose white (Benjamin Moore Decorators White) to reflect all that light. For the furnishings I stuck to neutral tones and livened things up with rich, black metal details.

Here's a before and after that shows the dramatic results!





Once the fireplace surround was painted and the furniture in place, I added lots of green in the form of big, bold plants. The palm in the corner fills in an otherwise bare area and the smaller plants bring texture and detail.

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One of my favorite things is this room is the art. The two target practice sheets (their story here) are perfect here as they are big enough to fill an otherwise very white empty wall. They also pick up the black in the metal details and the tan in the rattan dining chairs.

I also love our custom dining table we had designed and made when we lived in Boston. It's by our friends at Structure Design and Build and it works beautifully in this space. It's extra long and a little bit narrower than most dining tables. I love this detail and find that it makes for a more intimate dining experience.

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An easy way to frame large scale art is to sandwich it between two sheets of plexiglass, drill holes at the corners and simply use anchor bolts in the wall. I added a spacer to pull the art off the wall a bit and give it a little more dimension. 

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