“Have you ever looked at a designer room and thought “I want that!” but are too intimidated to attempt it yourself? Well, there is no reason to be afraid! Everyone is capable of creating the home of their dreams within a reasonable budget.
On to Week 2….
I love a beautiful dining room! This one has such a luxurious and romantic feel. I’d live here!!!
|Ellen Grasso & Sons|
Let’s recreate this room! First thing is to break down all of the elements in the room, recreate them and put them back all together.
|Benjamin Moore, Palladian Blue|
Next go to your light fixture. In a dining room, your light fixture can be a piece of art. You can never be too over the top or dramatic…. although don’t forget, the more drama, the more moula!!
|Dauphin Chandelier (shown here in antique white. picture shows gold), Curry & Company. $4700(approx.)|
Even for Curry & Co., I can’t imagine spending $4700 on this fixture!!! And you know what, you don’t have to. In this room, the key is colour and scale. The gold in the fixture is creating a dramatic colour story, and the size of the fixture is really making a statement.
Go shopping! Find something grand, in a similar colour…. and make sure you like it! Don’t buy a light fixture just becuase it “goes”. But it because you like it!!!
|Platinum Rings Chandelier. Shades Of Light. $999|
|6 Light beaded chandelier. Union Lioghting. $859|
|5 Light Contemporary Chandelier. Union Lighting $949|
Or just buy a new one 😉
|Pedestal Table by Hooker Furniture. Stoney Creek Furniture. $1407.99|
|Curved Upholstered Chairs. West Elm. $208|
|Robert Allen Linen Duck Natural. Fabric.com. $11.98/yd|
|Bamboo Shades. Overstock.com. From $32.99|
The floor mirror in the inspiration shot screamed “Home Sense” to me!!!! Can alway find floor mirrors there for $100-200. But I love this one from Restoration Hardware. Simple but stately.
|Mirror, Restoration Hardware. $850|
If you have a room that you’d like me to recreate, email me!!! You can even send me a picture of your current room that you were thinking of redecorating and I can help! And, I can feature you on this blog! 🙂 Cait