Bungalow Dining Room: Before & After

A client of mine purchased an adorable bungalow in a great neighborhood around here & I have been so excited about her project.  We're just finishing up the main level.  She's young & single and has a really great style: relaxed & fresh yet cozy with a tiny vintage-rustic edge.  After talking with her about what she was looking for & pouring over inspiration images, we decided on a mix of woods & aged finished with fresh, happy turquoisey-blues.

{The gorgeous paisley is by Raoul Textiles available through John Rosselli}

We installed the dining room & final rouches in the other rooms earlier this week so I wanted to share a couple quick {unstyled} shots of the dining room.  My camera battery died on installation day (boo hoo!!!) but I will definitely be back to share more & pics of the other spaces.  My client entertains frequently & I can't wait for her have some guests over to enjoy the finished dining room!  Here it is a few days after she moved in.  (You can spy moving boxes)--


...And here it is now:


The artwork is a set of 3 oversized prints (out of 16 total) made out of an antique children's game where the kids could mix and match the landscapes to create different stories.  It's hard to see in this photo but the landscapes line up and we chose a tree, a mountain and a crumbling old building flanked by a super tall pair of alabaster lamps.  The curtains (which are sadly so hard to see in this pic!!) are in a Raoul Textiles linen paisley and I want them. 


The host chairs are slipcovered in a  robin's egg linen and I love their lines.  I'll be sure to share close-ups eventually, but the vintage-styled spindled side chairs are in black with oatmeal linen seats.  The reclaimed wood parsons table is custom by one of our favorite companies -The Lorimer Workshop - and its finish is incredible.  (If you're looking to for the perfect table, I can't recommend them enough.  The owner, David Ellison, is so helpful & knowledgable & you will end up with an amazing piece. Check it out here.)  The sideboard in the background is a painstaking reproduction & it has the most incredible rat-tail hinges.   (by Sarried Ltd.)

Everything is simple & functional and I know my client will serve up some amazing gourmet meals in here.  (She loves to cook & could write a blog on entertaining/ creative meals & drinks:)  I can't thank my client enough for such a fun & rewarding project.   (I don't want it to be over!! ;)

I'm off for the day but have a great weekend & good luck if you're braving the stores for Christmas shopping!!  I am going to try to get a fire going this weekend!

xoxo, Lauren

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30 comments:

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Your idea for the artwork is clever and beautiful. The color palette is marvelous too.

~Grace Happens~ said...

what a beautiful room! she is a very lucky client:) have a wonderful weekend!

Windlost said...

What a lovely room - I love the framed pictures for their story and also great images and shapes. The table and chairs and colours and everything is beautiful - I am sure she will have a great time sharing her gourmet gifts with the world here! Great work and those curtains....love!

xo Terri

Diane James Home said...

Another fabulous room by the very talented Lauren! I love the mix of blues and of furniture periods. What a lucky client to have you as a tastemaker! Happy Friday, Cynthia

Greet said...

Lauren,
This is an amazing transformation!! Wonderful! I love the fabrics you have chosen!
Happy weekend!
xx
Greet

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Just wonderful, especially the draperies and color choices! Well done!

Bethany said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Where are you off to for x-mas shopping??

Bethany
http://powellbrower.blogspot.com/2011/12/okl-corral.html

SZInteriors said...

Beautiful! I love the colour, and the story behind the art is really great!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I'm obsessed with the artwork...and the curtains...and the lamps...and those spindle chairs- I've wanted a set of those forever!!! As always, gorgeous work!!

Velvet and Linen said...

Wonderful transformation Lauren.
I love the wall color (great backdrop for the landscapes) and the drapery fabric!

Thank you for continuing to inspire us!

xo
Brooke

Leslie said...

I adore this makeover! You did such a great job. Best of luck braving the stores.

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

The space feels so much more cozy!
Happy weekend!

Acquired Objects said...

That dining room is so beautiful and I'm loving the linen slipcovers they're so rich!

lorimer Antiques said...

Thank you so much for including one of my tables in this great article.
David
www.lorimerworkshop.com

hdayton said...

Such a lovely, thoughtful space. Lauren, I am intrigued by the game. Would you mind sharing what it's called?
Thanks!
Hilarie

leviheart said...

It's lovely Lauren. Lively and calming at the same time. Your efforts will be enjoyed for years, that's the super cool thing about designing!
Donna Leviheart@aol.com

Something Gorgeous said...

Wow! What an amazing transformation. Congratulations! x

The enchanted home said...

Amazing before and after, love the colors and fabrics...well done!! Love it.

SHERRY HART said...

The colors, the fabrics...it is all so lovely!

pve design said...

I am loving blue now and that wall color is scrumptious as is your make-over. Looks like a perfect spot to serve meals and to break bread!
pve

5th and State said...

lucky client! when i scrolled down to your image lauren it literally took my breath away. amazing transformation!
xo
debra

Kalpesh said...

This article is amazing as it helps me to get the sort of information that i needed. I am thankful as i got your article when was searching brooklyn web design

LindsB said...

What a difference! I love the color, and those panels are amazing!!

I also love the 3 prints- what a fun idea for framed art!!

silly6 said...

What was the name of the antique game?

Dikola said...

Yes....more on that game!

The Devine Life said...

Great work - well done!

classic • casual • home said...

I love that Raoul fabric...I want it! Very lovely room.

Jenna said...

Looks beautiful, the art sounds amazing! How clever!

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