Monday, February 18, 2013

Rustic Glam Dining Room Update

Hi friends!  Happy President's Day!

Today I wanted to share a few small updates to the "Rustic Glam Dining Room" project I first shared here.  When this client first emailed me, she explained that they had purchased most of the furniture items for their dining room but needed help accessorizing it and adding the finishing touches.  She also felt it was "boring", and wanted help sprucing it up a bit:


Although there are many pretty elements in the room (I love the tufted chairs and contemporary light fixture), the neutral floor, walls, and soft color of the furnishings were all blending together.  Nothing in the room popped or created any sort of contrast.  I suggested painting the walls Sherwin Williams Black Fox, adding a rug to anchor the space, alter the window treatments to a dramatic silk dupioni or taffeta, and add in a few fun accessories:


The client loved the idea and wasted no time getting the walls painted!
I am thrilled with the new color. Black Fox is dramatic enough to make the chairs and chandelier stand out and get noticed and exudes massive glamour:


Next, we purchased the Bliss Studio console I highlighted in my inspiration board above, which will go against the back wall:


Once we add the drapery (I am picturing an off-white silk taffeta):


...and add a few accessories to the new console, like an abstract painting and matching lamps...


The room is going to feel even more glam glam (as Martyn Lawrence Bullard would say- LOL).  

A collective "yay" for subtle transformations!

Now... rug decisions.  Here are my top 3 contenders:







Which rug is your favorite?

Tomorrow the lovely Albertina and I will be collaborating on something fun- can't wait to share! Have a lovely week!  

19 comments:

  1. I like the frontier flatweave! That dark paint colour is so sexy!

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  2. Love the Black Fox ... Amazingly beautiful transformation!! xo

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  3. That room looks fab already! Who would've thought black would look so chic :)

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  4. Sam! I love it! the wall color is killing me..what a perfect choice! And I love your plan.

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  5. I love this rustic glam look and the big long wooden table is utterly beautiful! It does seem a bit dark and 'boring' in the original picture, but I can see that the pieces you are trying to bring will definitely brighten this space up. I would definitely add some white flowers with green stems and branches on the table to balance the overall darkness of the room. But well done already!

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  6. Looks like it's coming along great. Looking forward to the final outcome! I say the second rug.

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  7. I am obsessed with the paint color you chose! You've done an amazing job and can't wait to see the final outcome!

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  8. pretty obsessed with that console. Loving the third rug!

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  9. I love this room in so many ways!

    Rug number 3!

    xo
    www.carlyonqueue.blogspot.com

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  10. We have that chandy and we spent all the afternoon today trying to get it hooked but we couldn't!! (too many wires, kind of complicated) I just thought it was funny to see it here! Love the rug options, both are gorgeous!

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  11. Love them all but 2 & 3 are my faves.

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  12. love what you designed up! You are so talented, Sam!xox

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  13. OHHHHH fantastic Sam! Love the black walls and that third rug! It's great that the console makes the room more textural and more collected looking!
    xo Nancy
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  14. AHHHHHH!!! Loving it. That is one of my favorite consoles and is oh so you!

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  15. Beautiful dining room - the living room is gorgeous!

    Eda x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  16. I like the second rug. The black walls are awesome!

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  17. I love the mirrors !! where are they from?! The room looks gorgeous so far!

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