This has been a very fun week at Heather Scott Home & Design, including several big installs.
I wanted to share this install as a ‘Before & After’ because it is full of unusual selections.
This is a grand home and the new home owner was ready to jettison her dated dining room set for something that matched her dynamic personality. She loves black, gold and cobalt blue.
This china was her inspiration image to start us off.
These images are pretty bad as they had just moved in, but you get the gist of it. Boring light fixture, dated furniture, amazing windows and view that were just getting lost.
The wall color stayed the same, but we did update the ceiling from rust to cobalt blue.
Toni took the lead on this project and had great fun selecting fabrics that would be glamorous, but also unique and approachable at the same time.
The fronts of the side chairs are lime velvet and the backs are a turquoise velvet leopard print!
The head chairs are done in Studio Bon fabric – all their fabrics are hand printed, one yard at a time here in the US.
You can also see here the detail work in the drapery panels, which were done in blue velvet and lime velvet with a trim overlay that has both those colors in the threading.
The home owner had all that lovely china and needed a place to store it, so we ordered this lovely cabinet in ebony, with an antiqued mirror panel on the back. You can touch the hinge and the lights on the inside can illuminate to 3 different levels. Really cool.
One of my favorite pieces in the room is this amazing buffet:
Sometimes you look at a piece and just think it looks ‘rich’. I’m talking about the materials and finishes, not the price tag, this is one of those pieces. It is really beautiful.
We used the home owner’s existing mirror over the buffet and added new lamps and a chandelier. My favorite part is that it reflects the homeowner’s unique sense of style, yet still fits our mantra of classic, serene and chic. I hope you think so, too!
I challenge you to be bold when developing your own style. Often we want to stick with safe choices for fear of getting tired of something.
I feel like I learned a lot on this project about being confident with what you like and having no fear of living with the decisions you’ve made! And, that is a good life lesson for all of us.
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