Before + After // Living and Dining

It’s Transformation Time!

We love a good Before + After, and this living and dining room transformation is one of our favorites.

With a primary residence full of traditional furniture and antiques, these clients wanted to get away from their roots and leave the formality behind on the East Coast. To achieve a breezy mountain aesthetic, we focused on comfort, texture, and relaxed forms. Pattern and color was incorporated enthusiastically, in the form of a handful of luxury fabrics.

BEFORE – DINING ROOM //

BEFORE – Dining Room

BEFORE – Living Room looking toward dining room

FUNCTION OVER FORMAL //

A general rule of design: don’t force it! If you know that you won’t use a formal dining room, utilize that space in a way that makes you happy. With grandkids, nieces and nephews, and plenty of out-of-town guests planning trips, we decided to make the dining room, just off of the kitchen, a multi-purpose hang-out zone.

 

PROGRESS – window seat

Our only design parameter was that this room needed to function as an office. We created a window seat to store all office supplies and files, and introduced a game table to act as a desk when needed. We were able to wire-in reading sconces at the same time that we ditched the baseboard heater and installed cove heating.

The final result is a cozy hang-out and game space, that is the most used room in the house!

AFTER – DINING ROOM //

AFTER – Dining Room

AFTER – Dining Room

AFTER – Dining Room

AFTER – Dining Room

BEFORE – LIVING ROOM //

BEFORE- Living Room

AFTER – LIVING ROOM //

AFTER – Living Room

AFTER – Living Room

AFTER – Living Room

AFTER – Living Room

That’s another Before + After for the books!

Big high-five to Kristen of Bison Custom Cabinetry  for fitting an entire office (including printer!) into the window seat, and to Samantha Livingston Photography for the great shots.