Every once and awhile the stars align just so and you find yourself with clients that are not only kind and genuinely wonderful to work with, but also have serious style in their own right, love the things you love, and are willing to take some risks.
When you find clients with that sort of secret sauce, pretty things are bound to happen. Pretty things like this dining room I had the pleasure of working on, which had its 15 minutes of fame yesterday over on Domino!
You can check out the before photo in the feature, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few more of the after photos on the blog because this project really is a favorite.
My clients were initially on the fence about the statement making size of the capiz shell chandelier we selected, but were willing to take a risk and stretch the boundaries of their comfort zone. Once it was hung they agreed it makes the room.
You can’t tell in these photos, but the dining room is open to the living room through an archway which perfectly frames the chandelier. Right at the edge of discomfort is where all the good stuff happens!
Instead of a traditional buffet or sideboard, we used the vertical space between the two windows to our advantage for storage. We found an antique china hutch that perfectly fit the dimensions we required and offers ample display space for china and other decorative objects, as well as concealed storage for linens, etc.
We lacquered the exterior of the hutch in Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue and papered the interior in an acid yellow Phillip Jeffries grasscloth to offset all of the blue and white throughout the room.
I’m always harboring some sort of textile crush, and normally using the object of my affection in a project gets it out of my system, but things are getting serious with the Carolina Irving fabric we used on the drapery panels and Roman shades. I think we might be moving in together in the future. 😉
An inset niche became the perfect spot to house cookbooks and a small bar set up. P.S I can’t promise that they’ll improve your prowess in the kitchen, but I can promise that this and this will up your #shelfie game.
Hope you enjoyed the project peek! It kills me to have to sit on these for so long while I wait for them to be placed, but it’s always exciting in the end to be able to share.
And with that, I’m signing off to enjoy our honeymoon! I’m hoping to be offline for most of the next 2.5 weeks, but I might schedule a few posts while I’m en route. Follow along on Instagram where I undoubtedly will be oversharing photos of zebras, leopards, and giraffes! 😉