Last week we showed you the amazing transformation of a St. Louis family home. Now it’s time to take a closer look at the foyer and dining room reveal.
S&N’s Jesse Bodine takes us through the design:
In this formal dining room, we took a less is more approach. We wanted to create a formal dining room that they could use all the time. It doesn’t feel too fancy and it’s kid friendly as well.
Before: Dining Room
After: Dining Room
We chose Benjamin Moore Chelsea Grey for the walls which creates a really cozy and intimate atmosphere. This color is just a little darker than the main floor of the house. I actually like to keep the color consistent through a house because it makes the different rooms in a home feels more cohesive. We went with a black table that pops against the white wainscoting. The table has really beautiful metal details with rivets running all along the sides and a metal bracket underneath which adds that extra layer to the space.
The Arteriors Tilda chandelier is really the star of the show in this room, like a beautiful piece of jewelry that elevates the room to a new level. It’s made up of five tiers of wooden sticks on curved iron arms, all in a whitewash finish. Lighting is a great way to create drama in a room and if you want to splurge on something, this would be it.
We have a grey heirloom rug from Loloi on the wooden floor. The pile on it is gorgeous and because it’s overdyed and faded it’s going to hide stains, crumbs and anything else that might fall on the floor. It’s also great if you have pets because it will hide hair as well, making it really durable for family living.
The large brass mirror creates a beautiful backdrop against the dark wall and reflects light from both the window and the chandelier.
We chose a clean and simple velvet side chair and went with textured club chairs on the ends. This combination of chairs makes it look really inviting!
The client didn’t love the floor tiles in the foyer, but it wasn’t in our budget to pull them out and have them replaced. They also were not particularly crazy about the color of the stain on the wooden staircase. But instead of spending their budget on replacing the floor and updating the staircase, we chose to rather take the attention away from what we didn’t like by creating a focal with things that we do like.
We decided to make an impact in the foyer with the beautiful oak Terrance chest with faux bone inlay. The strong geometric lines are beautifully complemented by the graphic print hanging above it. A big bold lamp completes the statement focal point, with a vintage runner found online adding a soft touch to the area. This stunning collection of items takes the focus away from the less than desirable features.
We’ll be looking at the formal living room, den and 4 seasons room next so make sure you subscribe so we can keep you updated!