So excited to get to work on this 70’s colonial. This house has great bones, a huge kitchen and a fantastic backyard… just needs a bit of updating to make it feel like home.
Since the first thing you see when you walk in the door is the dining room, so that was the first project to tackle.
For instant gratification, a fresh paint job (walls in taupe-greige and ceiling in a soft gray-blue), a new area rug and window treatments were the answer.
To keep costs down, we elected to work with furniture that we already owned with the exception of two new distressed leather upholstered chairs and a new chandelier.
I love the rustic feel of this chandelier – almost looks barbed wire – with subtle lightly brushed gold accents.
I’ve been obsessed with these distressed leather-covered dining chairs since I got them in my store, and knew they would be a perfect replacement for the arm chairs at the head of the dining room table.
This room was starting to remind me our of trips to California wine country and Sedona, AZ.
Luckily the dining room is huge, so I was able to include a special family heirloom – my grandparents piano, along with a couple of favorite Stickley pieces and a great accent chair.
All and all the room feels like home. It’s warm and inviting and ready for guests, which is a good thing since our first family gathering is tonight!