Pure Style: Dining Room Before and After

I just recently completed a dining room for a client & thought you'd like to see pics. (Who doesn't like before & afters & instant gratification?!! ;)
It's not styled & I just snapped some photos really quickly, but I thought I'd share with you what we've got so far. Here are the before photos:

This photo doesn't do this rug justice. It really is pretty & we moved it to a more prominent spot in a stairway.

Below is the dining room before. Our goal was to update it & lighten up the space and make it feel more grand in a comfortable way.

So here it is now:

We purchased new oatmeal-colored linen slipcovers with adorable box pleats for parsons chairs she already owned and purchased a few more for around the whole table.

Below is a sneak peak at the living room, which we're finishing up right now:

Here's the chandelier that I really think makes the space. It's totally my client's style & its overscale size was needed to dilineate the dining room & from the living area & to keep it from getting lost in the open-plan living room/ dining room.

Here's a closeup of the hutch. An old friend made it for her!!!! WOW, It's just beautiful & you wouldn't believe the craftsmanship!!

How pretty is this little porcelain basket of hers?

I loaded the hutch with all of her whiteware for a light look for the spring & summer & when she feels like it she can switch it out with other colors:

Here's a close-up of the sconces. Love those beads!!

And finally, one last picture of the room: You can really see how a few small details- lighting, seating and accessories- can have such a huge impact!!

hope you enjoyed!!




Jane said...

Just found your blog and I love it. Love this dining room especially the slip covers and chandalier! Can you share where you found them? You have great style - keep going.

Amber B. said...

Love, love, love it! What is the wall color? I am repainting my DR soon and that looks perfect! Great job!

Love Where You Live said...

We're on the same page, Lauren! I just posted something on dining rooms. ha. Love-love the box pleat slipcovers!! And, you're right, who doesn't like Before and Afters. So fun to see! -susan

Cote de Texas said...

love love this! love the slipcovers - are those custom? they are so great - and the chand. really makes the room. great job, really really great job!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with this room! can you post where you got the slipcovers? I have been looking everywhere for those! You are one mighty talented lady! Melaine at mysweetsavannah


Haven and Home said...

Looks great! You are so talented! Keep up the good work!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Just beautiful Lauren! Totally your style. I'm loving those chairs. I think the slipcovers look like something I saw on Ballards site and I wanted to do an oval/round table as well. I'm back to an empty room in my dining room so I need all the inspiration shots I can get.

janet said...

BEAUTIFUL...lucky lady to have your great help. What a fantastic transformation, love the dining room, the light is perfect. The whiteware looks fabulous on that lovely hutch, and oh my gosh love those slip covers on the chairs. I hope you post when you get the living room done. thanks for sharing.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* Simple + beautiful = "simply beautiful"!!!~~~~~(Are you sure your name isn't REALLY "Ralph", Lauren???). Warm smiles n' congrats, kiddo! Warmly, Linda in AZ*

Velvet and Linen said...

The dining chairs are really pretty, Lauren.
I love how they make the dining room feel so much more comfortable. The white slip covers look great with the wood table. The chandelier is also a beautiful addition.
Wonderful job.
Can't wait to see the living room.


MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Just Lovely!
The box pleats on the slips make them just right - and look much more custom than plain slipcovers.
Mind sharing where you snagged them?

smitten design said...

Great transformation Lauren! I agree with all the readers and want to know where the box pleated slipcovers are from.

Lauren said...

Thanks so much everyone!! :)

The boxpleat slipcovers & chairs are from Smith + Noble. (My client already owned 2 of their parsons chairs so we ordered 4 more & purchased slipcovers for all 6. The 2 older chairs are the tiniest bit smaller than the newer chairs so the slicovers don't fit as snugly. I would think they would fit almost any parsons chairs though with a little bit of tweaking.)

The chandelier is by Arteriors Home.

I'm so glad you like!! :)

Alison Heath said...

That's really amazing. Simple, but effective changes that totally remade the space. Gorgeous.

Maria Killam said...

Those slipcovers just make the room (and this look is so you as well). I love the way you styled the cabinet with all the white dishes. So lucky that she had so many!

Beautiful photos, befores and afters are definitely the most fun!

Two Tall Girls said...

It's amazing how simple it looks to make such a drastic impact. Fabulous results!

Sweet Nothings said...

great work Lauren!!

Melissa said...

Lauren, the room looks beautiful. Simple and timeless! Keep us posted with before and after shots - who doesn't love them? What is your source on the chandelier?

DesignTies said...

Great job, Lauren :-) The slip covered chairs are a huge improvement over the old chairs -- they look so much more comfortable. The chandelier is beautiful. And the white ceramic pieces really stand out nicely in the hutch :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Teacats said...

Fantastic transformation -- excellent work! And those slipcovered chairs are wonderful!

Thanks for sharing! Please post more photos of the living room too!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Lindsay said...

Love LOVE this! The before and after is fantastic, I am seriously in LOVE with those chair covers- the box pleat makes me weak in the knees.

I cant wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for the house, because so far its AMAZING!! xoxox

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

It looks great! Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the slipcovers and the styling of the hutch. Hope things are going well for you with the house and everything. We've been fighting this ridiculous ant invasion. :(

Jennifer said...

it's gorgeous, Lauren! those pleats on the slipcovers are great. and LOVE the chandelier.

pve design said...

I was just thinking of how Joni from cote de Texas would love this and then low and behold, she commented. Great job, I love it and would love to see a dinner party in action! Looks lovely!
Must be so rewarding to see your vision come together.

alice said...

You certainly acheived your goals with this space- very inviting, grand and pretty! Love the box pleat!

Kara said...

You did an amazing job here. It's SO well edited from the before photos. Really, really calm, natural and pretty space. I love it.
Your blog is taking off woman! You are doing a really fantastic job with PSH. It's only going to get better once you start working on that house of yours!
Thanks for your kind words. My Nana just passed away so I've been very preoccupied with family stuff. Will be back sooner rather than later I hope. Just not feeling so full of inspiration right now. You know what I mean? :)

kari and kijsa said...

Wow! Those slipcovers are amazing! And that chandelier...'nuff said!


smiles, kari & kijsa

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Looks fantastic! You've really turned it into something lovely - and made the hutch stand out, before you hardly noticed it.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Wonderful Job!!! 5* all the way!

VictoriaArt said...

Looks very beautiful. Love the slipcovers and the chandelier.
I saw in one of your before posts that garden view with table, I just found it as well elsewhere and used it in my blog, how small is this world!

Anonymous said...

Your slipcovers are beautiful and worthy of envy. I have 4 nice, sturdy wicker parson's chairs and have been wanting to make slips for them for a while, but haven't taken the step to get it done! I think I need to move this back up on my to-do list, because your pleated versions really look lovely.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Sar's Fault

Terri said...

Gorgeous - looks like a whole new house. You have such a lovely style. Wish you were closer and I would hire you!
xo T.

Willow Decor: said...

What a great job! I love the box pleat slipcovers and the wood table - Great choice of chandeliers. Really outstanding room-
Can't wait to see more!!

Jane said...

Hi Lauren -

sorry to bug but are these the right slip covers from S&N in Natural linen?

Thanks so much - jane

Parsons Chair Cover Style: Short Mini Box Pleat Chair Cover $187.00
Bar Stool Cover Style: None
Slipper Chair Cover Style: None
Selt Welt: No

Kat said...

Hi Lauren! Fantastic makeover. You made a brilliant decision on those slipcovers. Really nice. The room lighting fixtures definitely made a difference also. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!