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    Before & After: Ethereal Dining Room
    July 13, 2012 in Before & After | 11 comments

    We have been blessed with so many projects of late, I have a number of fabulous before and after photos to share.  These are always my favorite because you get that ‘wow’ factor of seeing what can really be achieved with thoughtful design.

    Before:

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    In this recently built home, my stylish, professional homeowners have a dining room that is long and narrow. This made furnishing the space a challenge (you could not have a deep buffet and still walk by the table). Also, no matter what art you hang, it looks too small on a long, empty wall.

    After:

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    Gorgeous!  We started with addressing the need for some architectural improvements to the envelope of the space.  Primarily, adding the molding to the wall and the beams to the ceiling.

    Then, we could address the ‘decorating’ part- new table, chairs and narrow buffet.  We wanted to keep the room light and airy, so we used light colors and reflective elements, such as the glass chandelier and lamps, as well as antiqued mirrored buffet and antiqued mirror.

    I hope you like this room as much as I do.  I know the space gets a lot more use by the homeowners now that it is elegant and inviting… and isn’t that the point of owning a home, after all?