In my last post, I introduced the Sterling Project and revealed their living room makeover. Today, I'm back with photos of their dining room! Here's a side-by-side of the before & after.
During our consultation, we talked through the layout and ways to update the decor while keeping their existing dining set. The client had recently purchased this new, antique white buffet cabinet but wasn't sure how to pull everything together. Over the years, my client had collected a lot of great furniture and art pieces. However, she was feeling the urge to update and simplify. To keep this space feeling as airy as possible, I recommended removing extra furniture and accents, like the cabinet in the right hand corner of the before photo. This simple change makes the room feel much more spacious.
The styling in this room is actually fairly minimal. My main goal was to balance the scale of the large buffet and front window with some hefty art work that would be the main statement of the room. I am so in love with this pair of vintage bookplate prints from Ballard Designs. The colors are even more striking in person. A few pieces of pottery in complementary colors and a fiddle leaf fig (which we placed in an antique crock) were all we needed to round out the room design. The finished look is fresh, and just full enough to look put together while still leaving plenty of breathing space for entertaining.