Client Dining Room & Framed Fabric Panels

I'm helping a client of mine, Malinda, tweak a few things in her formal red dining room. Malinda and I met  at the accessory-arranging seminar I did at the Pear Tree Cottage last year and we've been working together since. She really enjoys finding special personal pieces for her home and is so great to work with.  She's so encouraing and really has a handle on her style, which tends to be bold, traditional and a tad English.  She's typically drawn towards a mix of patterns and is attracted to guilded accents like the sunburst mirror below and bold colors.  In her dining room, we've kept all of the existing furniture and introduced some accents and were looking to simply freshen it up. 


{Malinda's Dining Room Before}

And now...

{Malinda's Dining Room Now- We layered in more patterns and added framed ikat panels on the walls.  We're planning to add a new chandy & chairs under prints}


{the new velvet curtains}

My favorite part of the dining room is the pair of framed Ikat fabric panels I had made:



They add an almost modern, graphic element to the room.  They're proteced under UV coated glass and I used a linen liner in the frame to add more texture and a white outline around the fabric.  I love the juxtaposition of the fun fresh ikat with the formal guilded frames. 


For now, we have these seagrass chairs for balance under the Ikat frames and I love the natural element they add to the room.  Eventually we'd like to switch them out to something a bit taller and wider. 


Malinda can also keep plants alive!! Isn't her fern gorgeous?:


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little makeover and I can't wait to show you more!!  And thanks so much Malinda!!

xoxo, Lauren

39 comments:

Three Men and a Little Crazy said...

What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing your work with us -- these are some of my favorite posts of yours.

Style Chronicle said...

Love this! I framed wallpaper samples in my living room for an inexpensive touch of "modern art."

Hamptontoes said...

I love the after....great work! The table without a tablecloth is so nice and the ikat framed work is perfect!

Julia said...

Gah! I am falling in love with you style! I need to show this post to my husband. We both like traditional style but I keep telling him that it has to have a few fresh elements to keep it from looking out-dated. He can't wrap his head around that; but I'll keep working on him. Great job!

La Dolfina said...

Those Ikat framed fabric panels was pure genius and completely added the perfect edge or tension the room was lacking. It's really fresh and modern now and has that wow factor that makes you take a second look.
Bravo, I love it!!

Miss Rubio said...

Gorgeous...as always very inspiring : )

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love the new room! Can't wait to see more.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow what a difference just removing the tablecloth made to show off that gorgeous table! love the ikat and how it pops on the red and the woven chairs really help to relax the space a bit - love it!

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Flex said...

It's beautiful.....I personally love the dining room. What a good job!
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Acquired Objects said...

Just by removing the tablecloth did a lot in my opinion, made it less busy. Love the framed ikat pieces for bring in the blue. You do such lovely work, thank you for sharing!

sherry said...

Perfect example of a. something green always warms up a room. b. add texture [banana leaf chair] c. adding the modern large Ikat pattern to lift the eye. You achieved a much more modern and updated look with your changes. Great job!
Sherry

Emily A. Clark said...

Love the idea of framing a more modern fabric in a traditional space. And probably scares clients less than actually recoving a piece of furniture in it. Great idea!

Rachel said...

Looks great! I love that Ikat fabric and have been wanting to use it somewhere. Framing it is a great idea!

Rachel
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Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I loved the framed fabric! Great idea for remnant fabrics!!

LisasCreativeHome said...

Looks just beautiful. Its amazing what a few new accessories can do to freshen up a space. Nice job.

Maria Killam said...

You are so creative with artwork!! The room has such a great feeling now! Beautiful job!

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

Great job! Would love to see some upholstered parsons chairs done in a rich navy velvet with some nailhead trim under those ikat prints.

Heidi Lyn said...

I love the difference . . . so simple but it pulls the entire room together! Fantastic job, particularly the framed fabric. LOVE IT!

vignette design said...

It's amazing how just a few changes can update a room. The framed ikat panels are genius! Can't wait to see the new chandelier. That will really make a difference! Great job Lauren!

LindsB said...

Beautiful! With just a few switches it looks like a whole new room, I love it!

Karen said...

It's amazing what a few changes can do to make a room really pop. Great job!

Jan Jessup said...

Dear Lauren, love the transformation of the dining room--and the addition of the framed ikat fabrics. Your readers may be interested to know that this fabric is KALAH in Blue, available at the Calico Corners - Calico Home stores.

It's only $23.99/yd. and is also available in a Spice color. This fabric is available online at www.calicocorners.com or in any Calico store across the country.

KALAH was also featured in the August issue of Oprah's "O" magazine (page 120) and in a recent issue of LONNY, the online magazine.

Gotham said...

very good furniture, i like it and the way this place has been decorated is too good

Gotham said...

very good furniture, i like it and the way this place has been decorated is too good

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Nice! The framed ikat panels make such a great focal point, and adding in the blue to pull from the rug really adds dimension to the space. Love It!

amanda lenore said...

Aloha,
Love the framed ikat!!! The frame and the fabric is a perfect pairing!

Precious and Pink said...

I love this idea, it looks amazing. Bravo!!

Velvet and Linen said...

The framed ikats were a perfect way to update your clients' dining room! You always add a freshness to the rooms you touch.
I'm constantly amazed at how talented you are.
Truly.

xo
Brooke

kayce hughes said...

Great job as always! I love that ikat. I used it for my boy's bedroom.

artisticblend said...

Love it. By removing the tablecloth and bringing out the wood tone, it really makes that rug pop. Love Ikat too! Guess it's the textile artist in me. And the fern?! Just the right touch for the space. Great job. Can't wait to see more.

Rajee Sood said...

Hi Lauren,
Those Ikat pieces look stunning with what you did with them ... the red ... the frames ... really love your work ... :)

twolovelyspaces said...

I love this idea. May be the solution I was looking for. Thanks for posting.

Hello Lover... said...

Love how you made over this space but managed to keep most of the owners own pieces and her her vision for the space - I think that's so important!

Elise said...

This is great! I love the framed panel of fabric, it brings an extra chic feel into the room without plastering fabric all over. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

Kathy said...

Love everything you did, so pretty now. I have the same chandelier and my daughter-n-law made me little slipcovers for my shades at Christmas they were so easy that I want to do more for every season.

Amalia said...

I love your work and now that I am going to make my new apartment you're a very great inspiration for me!
Sorry for my English, I am from Rhodes, Greece!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Looks amazing, Lauren. Genius idea with the ikat panels. So inspirational!

Jamie said...

I love your blog. I lovvveee your entry way and I LOVE this project. It's amazing that you don't go crazy repainting and buying all new things and you take what you have and make it work- actually you do more then make it work= you make them magazine worthy! It's incredible!