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Dining Room Revamp

Today we are giving you an inside look into a dining room project we are working on for one of our clients. Moving to America from Switzerland, this couple is international (husband is from Holland, wife is from Hong Kong). The objectives for their new home in Livingston, New Jersey are to have a combination of the old world feel that one can appreciate in Europe and Asia with modern touches. Our goal is to ground their home and give it an old world vibe through natural textures and airy tones.

The dining table is a wood table from IKEA styled with orange chairs from West Elm and a multicolored rug. The walls were a muted eggplant mauve color with white molding. There was a lot of consistency and cohesion with the creative direction of the space.

The concept for this space led us to darken the molding and lighten up the walls. We chose paint color Peppercorn by Sherwin Williams (SW7674) in a matte finish for the molding and paint color Shell White by Sherwin Williams (SW8917) for walls. Earthy tones and a refreshing pop of green was selected for an invigorating palette to assist in guiding us towards a cosmopolitan style.

The process began with lightly sanding the molding and painting it Peppercorn. The walls were painted a soft white for contrast with the Shell White. The dining chairs seen above are the Jack Metal dining chairs from West Elm in a distressed velvet spruce green. The highly functional fabric is made from microfiber and can endure daily use. An antique brass element on the back adds a hint of unexpected glamour. Cane inspired header chairs were used to add a natural element and juxtapose with the spruce green chairs for a clean, natural look.

To warm up the room a bit while still keeping it light and airy we added natural linen curtains with matte black iron curtain rods. For another warm pop of color the clients hung an art piece brought over from Switzerland. Green accents in the form of artwork and plants will also be purchased to match the plant artwork we added on either side of the curtains. A six bulb chandelier finished in aged brass will hang above the table for an unpredictable geometric feature. The addition of the chandelier adds some drama and art to the space and it will cover about 2/3rds of the table for balance.

Due to COVID-19, some of these accessories are still being purchased. As this project unfolds, we will continue to update you on different purchases and plans for the space. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes looks at our process.

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