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Before & After: Transitional Tarrytown Dining Room
June 30, 2017 in Before & After | 3 comments

On last week’s blog, we introduced you to a transitional sitting room in a 1940s style home in Tarrytown. The sitting room opened up to the home’s formal dining room. Our goal was to have the spaces flow effortlessly and feel more open overall.  The room just needed furnishings as the bones of the room were in fabulous shape.


The couple’s dining room was bare, which gave us some flexibility in our selections. The couple wanted to keep the pale blue walls and the gold light fixture. Of course, we were on board!


We kept with a color scheme of light woods and grey to make the room feel warm and inviting.  We also incorporated navy, eggplant, and lavender accents to be consistent with the sitting room.

The room is very tight, so we specified an oval dining table for better traffic flow.  This young couple did not want a ‘formal’ dining space, but preferred a more casual style they would feel comfortable using often.  The tufted dining chairs add a classic charm to the space and offer just enough seating for dinner parties and entertaining.

The black framed gallery wall above the gray wash buffet gives the room the eclectic feel the couple wanted. The small black and white photos also add sentimental value to the dining room as they are series of travel photos collected by the couple.

A lavish orchid centerpiece will transition through the seasons, but can also be moved to the buffet to make room for seasonal decor.

The gray wash buffet with iron detailing gives proper storage and an eclectic mix to the room. Mixing styles and finishes makes the room feel thoughtful rather than staged.

Now the sitting room and dining room feel open and have a consistent flow.

Such a fun, historic home for a young couple. One of the benefits of  designing interiors is to see all styles and sizes of homes.  It keeps the job interesting and provides new challenges every day!  More interesting and unique homes to come in future posts!