ahhh...the magic of e-design!
remember this room?
well....here it is now:
my client has been VERY busy the last few months, working on the design of this room with me,
ordering all of the elements, overseeing the installation of the wallpaper and wainscoting (and everything else), getting the rug made, taking some amazing photographs for our collage wall, and
....oh, yeah...giving birth to her first baby!
a few weeks ago, i had the immense pleasure of getting to meet not only
my amazing client, but her sweet husband, her parents, and her d-a-r-l-i-n-g baby boy when they
were in salt lake city. it was the highlight of my july! (well, that AND getting these
pictures in my inbox!)
what we did:
*new wainscoting was installed on the lower portion of the wall.
*grasscloth wallpaper was added to the upper part of the walls.
*the ceiling was painted a soft mocha color, and a subtle metallic wallpaper was installed in the inner-most tray of the ceiling.
*4 new chairs were added to the existing 6 leather dining chairs.
*new curtain rods and custom silk drapes
*mirrored buffet added
*new, custom rug was made to fit the long room.
the items in this room are from a large variety of sources, including ikea, pier 1, west elm, wisteria,
restoration hardware, and other online retailers. the additions of a few "splurge" items, like the black and cream upholstered chairs, wallpaper, and great chandelier really elevate this room and give
it a very high-end look.
this dining room needed to seat a lot of people. my client has large family get togethers several times a
year, and wanted to maximize seating.
she already had the extendable dining table and 6 cream leather chairs. we brought in two larger upholstered chairs for the heads of the table and had them custom upholstered in a graphic cream and black cut velvet. two additional chairs flank the mirrored buffet, and a new grey velvet loveseat (on backorder, but should arrive in the next few weeks) will anchor the wall near the fireplace, and provide even more seating.
the curtains were custom made for us at village workroom, one of my sponsors. as always, i am thrilled with the results!
the curtains are a bronze dupioni silk with a small band of black silk at the top, and a larger band at the bottom. they are SO yummy!
the new rug is a very unique size---approximately 7 feet by 15 feet. we had it cut from a neutral colored,
textured wall to wall carpet and had it bound...this was a fraction of the cost that a truly custom rug would have been!
chairs upholstered in a black wool with a subtle stripe flank the mirrored buffet. eventually, new lamps and a great piece of art will eventually round out this vignette. the larger pillows will go on the new love seat, but the smaller lumbar pillows with the peacock dotted velvet will stay on the striped chairs.
my client and i both agree that one of our favorite elements of the room is the sublte metallic wallpaper we installed in the innermost trey of the ceiling. the soft mocha background and bronze and gold strings of "pearls" really tie the room together and add just the right hint of sparkle. the pictures really do NOT do this wallpaper justice...it really is GORGEOUS in person.
as i stated in my post yesterday, there are several elements that are yet to be added to the room...but that is the beauty of e-design...you get to pace the design and installation of the room according to your own budget, needs, and timeline.