The main objective with the redesign/staging of this dining room was to lighten and freshen the space while working with the furniture that was already there.
The first order of business was selecting a new color palette of taupe for the walls, a pale blue for the ceiling and crisp white trim. Replacing the ceiling medallion and painting it the same color as the ceiling was a quick and inexpensive way to add some overhead detail.
The furniture needed to stay so the goal here was to minimize the heavy, dark and dated feel it brought to the room. By simply removing the hutch top and working with just the buffet (which we found was plenty of space once all the clutter and used items were removed), and covering the side chairs with neutral cotton chair covers did the trick.
Removing the hutch allowed us more wall space which was the perfect location for a great architectural feature – a pair of antique armoire doors.
Some art and a bit of greenery for an organic touch and this room is complete!