When I designed a dining room for a client’s new home in the Boston suburbs, I was tasked to create a beautiful, updated dining and entertaining space while maintaining the integrity of the home and the client’s own wishes. My goal: to help refresh the dated, deep red walls and Victorian light fixtures with the client’s own furnishings, artwork and newly discovered transitional style.
First, I started with the walls. Out with the red paint, and in with elegant, gold strie wallpaper. Sourced at the Boston Design Center, the grasscloth wallpaper by Donghia creates just enough texture and shimmer to be striking in and of itself, while still serving as a neutral base for the rest of the dining room decor.
Now that the walls lightened up the room, I added new lighting to brighten up this space. The unique chandelier from Fine Art Lighting, sourced with Wolfers Lighting, features a transitional mix of traditional crystal and contemporary metal, a perfect fit for my transitional style.
Accessories put the golden touch on the room, including the newly sourced, refurbished, gold, antique buffet lighting and candle holders from Blanche Field on the dining table. Paired with the fresh and modern chandelier, the lighting creates an elegantly eclectic look for the dining room.
I kept the client’s own drapes, a Beacon Hill gold silk with embroidered crystals, and updated them with dressmaker details to fit the windows. The addition of Robert Allen sheers allows the client to draw the drapes for more natural light while still maintaining privacy at the dining table.
For the final touch, I added a custom, silk floral table arrangement, as well as a beautiful silk tree from New England Silks & Accessories. All of these elegant touches of gold, crystals and opulent silk window dressings keep the homeowner’s original contemporary art as a focal point and seamlessly blends the old with the new.
This project shows my ability to respect the style of the home and the client’s own taste and desires, while incorporating my signature, luxury brand of transitional interior design. If you’re interested in working with me to create your own dream dining room, contact me today at 617-699-9462.