July 23, 2010

Dining Room E-Design

by Shelly

I’ve been continuing work with an e-design client in Massachusetts the past month or so. It has been a fun process as well as a total learning experience for me! Working online and over the phone ONLY, makes it definitely a challenging endeavor!
The client likes traditional furnishings, but with a more funky contemporary twist. Although she sent me lots of inspiration pics with ultra modern lighting and furnishings, we were not able to go AS modern because she has a inherited, super traditional mahogany dining set. Here is what we came up with….


The room will have an updated, younger feel to it with the sleek new chandelier, the eye catching large convex mirror and the glass accents and lamps. Her current dining set has eight all wood chairs, so to break up some of those legs we are putting two upholstered wingback dining chairs at the heads of the table. The dark navy fabric brings out the navy in the existing Bettina fabric that is already on the window panels and the dining chair seats.

The existing fabric really gives the room a lovely garden..but funky feel to the room. To play up that element a little more some fun topiaries are to be added to the dining room table, as well as two sleek, modern hurricane holders. The table will sparkle during dinners in the evening.
A skirted console will replace a mahogany buffet that is just a bit to small for the wall it is currently on. Also, adding more fabric to the room will soften the lines going on with the table and chairs.  The console will not only be made larger to serve as a nice buffet area during dinners, but also under the skirt lots of entertaining dishes, glasses and serving pieces can be hidden away.  The two gorgeous blown glass lamps will rest atop the console on either side of her existing cut crystal decanters she currently has. The beautiful gilded gold convex mirror will go over the console wall.
I can’t wait to see the room once everything is in! I think it’s going to be just the place my client was looking for…inviting, warm, traditional but updated, and just enough glitz to impress guests.
If you are interested in e-design packages please contact me here!  I work with all budgets and projects…big or small.
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!


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Julie Holloway July 23, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Love this post and the background to your blog–it matches my kitchen tile. Can't wait to read more. You are talented! Julie

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