Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tara's Dining Room

Last year, I made-over Matt and Tara's master bedroom, and today, their dining room with Jamie's help. There are always challenges when decorating someone's space. On this particular job, I had two: the budget and using a very large painting that they already had in the room; both issues turned out fine! At first I was stumped on the paint color because it had to compliment the painting. In the end, I chose Moody Blue by Sherwin-Williams- LOVE! Tara really wanted a china cabinet to be able to display her beautiful china, and she found one on Craig's List for $50. I found the red curtains on with no shipping fee:) Everything else was from The Find! When Jamie and I can "shop" from our own store, it equals savings for the client.

{Before} They had a media cabinet as kind of a makeshift buffet, but the height wasn't working.
{Before} Neutral walls that didn't compliment the pretty hardwood floors or furniture.
{Before} Their dining room furniture is really nice and was easy to work around!
{Before} I knew adding curtains would be a huge improvement!
{Before} The painting seemed a little lost on a big wall.
{After} I love the pops of red- panels, plate, candlestick, and painting!
{After} I feel like this painting is much more "in place" now with the change of wall color and hanging it off-center for a little unexpected touch.
{After} They painted the oak hutch with black--didn't mean to do shiny but it'll get fixed someday. I do like it black though.
{After} I love seeing that we incorporated Tara's iron wall hanging, her lamp, china, and chalkboard in with our yard sale and Goodwill finds (suitcase, topiary, plate stands & plates, bird, antique books, candlestick, basket, ...).
{After} We decided to keep the centerpiece simple using a basket of Tara's and lots of Dollar Tree moss balls. It'll be easy to move for family dinners.
{After} We had one other wall to address. Tara had this large empty frame from a thrift store and the window from her grandmother's home. The wreath was one Jamie made last month.

I know everyone probably says this, but PICS don't do rooms justice! Tara was so happy with it! :)


  1. Great job as usual, the red accents are perfect!

  2. Love the wall color. It does make that gorgeous painting POP! Beautiful work Brooke! Hope your birthday is great! I miss you so much!


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