October 2, 2015

Dining Room Makeover Finally Finished - Before & After

Hey guys, notice anything different around here?  We've got a brand new blog and business name!  We are now The Collected Interior.  If you're new here Welcome!  And if you check in every now and then I hope you like all the changes. 

 today I'm sharing our light & bright dining room makeover!  This room used to be warm and dramatic with deep sienna walls that at the time were intended to be a modern version of the red dining room trend that was so popular a decade ago.

Now keep in mind this makeover didn't happen overnight.  It actually happened one project at a time over the course of like 2 years.  What can I say with two expensive teenagers my decorating budget is tight.  But I always find a way to get things done.  Eventually :)


And here's the After...

Ahhh, this room is now light and bright as well as comfortable and casual.  You guys I LOVE THIS SPACE!  Before it was the formal dining room that we rarely used.  But now we really use this space.  My husband even sets up his office here when working from home!

So check out this beautiful rug above!  Medallion rugs sent me this beauty a few years ago and I still love it.  It's an authentic persian rug and the craftsmanship and detail are Amazing.   And this pretty gold mirror below was a great find at a local flea market / antique store for just $75.  Total score.  And I think it really works with our antique sideboard.

And the last main purchase that completely transformed this space, besides the new paint color, are the chairs!  They're from World Market and totally updated my almost 16 year old dining table!  The head chairs have a subtle wing back vibe and the other four are just basic upholstered chairs.  But I was sold on the fact that they are slipcovered... so versatile!

Okay guys that's the scoop on our dining room makeover! 

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  1. Love the new look and name! And cute dining room too!

  2. Beautiful, I love the wall color!

    1. Thank you. It's SW Magnetic Gray and it reads either a pale blue or pale aqua at different times of the day.

  3. Jane, it's gorgeous! So lovely. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-154.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Yay Kathryn, thanks so much for the feature and the fun party!! xoxo


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