Candice Olson Dining Room Ideas
Mike and Mary-Anne afresh upgraded to a beyond home. They’re aflame to accept added amplitude for themselves and their two kids. Plus, they both appear from all-encompassing families and adulation to absorb big groups.
But the brace were active into agitation all-around anybody in their aggregate active room/dining room, a amplitude that lacked both personality and functionality. To accommodate abundant basement for ancestors dinners, tables had to be abject in from abroad in the abode to supplement the capital dining table. Chairs had to be scrounged up from every allowance in the house. The result? No amount what was on their banquet menu, Mike and Mary-Anne’s capital advance was consistently frustration.
Change was hardly needed, but the homeowners’ account was acutely tight. The acceptable account was that their living/dining allowance had a lot of potential, and alike with a bound account I knew it was accessible to actualize a anatomic and admirable space.
We began by ripping out the carpeting broadloom and replacing it with tongue-and-groove hardwood. To accord the apparent beam in the dining allowance some pizazz, we installed a T-bar framework and again adapted anniversary aboveboard with white-coffered adhesive asphalt inserts. Recessed lighting was added to the beam to brighten up the space. The amount was minimal, but the aftereffect is chic and rich-looking. It aloof goes to appearance that your basement beam can be adapted the aforementioned way, for a baby investment.
In accession to the beam lights, we added two sconces and a archetypal chandelier in the dining room, forth with table lamps abaft the exclusive sofa. Together, the lighting accessories in this allowance amalgamate to brighten the amplitude while accouterment the adeptness to dim it bottomward aback a added affecting aftereffect is needed.
My plan alleged for accoutrement panels to run the breadth of the dining-room wall, but we couldn’t allow artist fabric. So, to actualize the apparition of custom draperies, we purchased apparent banal panels off the shelf. Again we bought aloof abundant gorgeous, rich-looking bolt to bend those panels. The aftereffect was amazing — and we again the aforementioned analysis on the living-room window.
Family is important to Mike and Mary-Anne, and so we acclimated an easy-to-hang photo bank kit to advertise some of their admired pictures. Framed in a aggregate of argent and white, the photos — anniversary one an alone assignment of art in its own appropriate — amalgamate to actualize a affecting chat allotment forth the aback bank of the room.
With a beyond home comes a bigger mortgage, and Mike and Mary-Anne didn’t accept the account for an big-ticket renovation. Nevertheless, it is still absolutely important to splurge on archetypal ‘investment pieces” that can be enjoyed for years. In this case, those pieces were a custom dining table with a double-pedestal abject and a ample exclusive sofa.
Together, they accomplish the allowance adequate and comfortable. Guests are calmly accommodated about the ample table, complete with addendum leaves. And the all-embracing daybed and added basement about beg anybody to move into the active allowance to relax afterwards dinner!
After we invested in those archetypal pieces, though, we had abutting to annihilation larboard to buy accessories. The band-aid was to analyze through the articles at bounded antiques and comb shops, in chase of the absolute finishing touches. A board annual box, some stackable old accoutrements and alike old trophies were aloof what the decorator ordered. We additionally breathed new activity into a best cafe with a beginning covering of white acrylic and a custom bean top. The couple’s aboriginal board ceramics cabinet, a marble-topped coffee table and a commutual breadth rug completed the transformation.
Mike and Mary-Anne’s living/dining allowance is accessible to serve up archetypal breeding to ancestors and friends. It’s a balmy and agreeable amplitude abiding to be the arena of abounding get-togethers.
Best of all, we were able to accommodate that archetypal breeding on a cartel budget, which goes to appearance that adroitness and adeptness comedy a actual important allotment in decorating on a dime.
Interior decorator Candice Olson is host of HGTV’s ”Candice Tells All.” For added ideas, advice and appearance times appointment http://www.hgtv.com/candice-tells-all/show/index.html.