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 //
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.
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 //
BEFORE – LIVING ROOM //
AFTER – LIVING ROOM //
That’s another Before + After for the books!