Design Friday: Dining Room Do-Over

These are the only photos I can find of my mother’s dining room in it’s “before” state. I feel there are more shots of it in a less, er, festive  state lurking around somewhere, but they elude me at the moment. In any case, you can see the key “problems” in these two photos.

Among those problems are: the 1990s wallpaper border in a print we thought was the absolute LAST WORD in chic in 1993 (Oh, dear!), the dark and dated colour palette of cranberry, dusky navy and forest green with gold metallic accents, the dated and overly ornate accessories and the dark and oppressive dining room suite inherited from my great grandmother. Oh, did I mention that the room is a tiny converted bedroom?

Stay tuned to see how we turned this little space from dark and dated to crisp and fresh!

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