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Before & After: Open Plan Dining Room & Entry
October 05, 2012 in Before & After | 19 comments

Continuing with the new build home recently completed (you’ve seen the family and breakfast rooms), we also decorated the dining room, entry and master bedroom.

When you walk in the front door, the dining room is on your left.  It has two wall openings (open to the entry and open here at an angle looking back to the front of the house)


The ‘entry hall’ is nice and open with an alcove area next to the stairwell.



To keep a consistent flow throughout the downstairs level, we used the same color scheme in the entry and dining areas, going just a shade darker with the paint for the dining room.  The home owners had a table and chairs they were happy with, but the space was to narrow for any of the rugs and buffets they had seen in stores.

We did a new floorplan for the space and had a sisal rug custom made to fit the confines of the room.  We also found a very narrow buffet in a pretty white wash that stands out against the dark blue paint and the dark wood table.


Dining Room



With the dining room, you can see yet another example of why it can be a big source of design impact to swap out the builder installed light fixtures for ones that reflect your personality.  As well, you also see again the impact of paint and window treatments.  It is hard to argue against the proof in a picture!

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