This room was pretty amazing before we began the project. Originally, this room was the back of the house before the homeowners added on a dream kitchen and family room addition. All that this room needed were a few finishing touches since 90% of the items you see had already been curated by Meg and Gary.
Also - can we talk about that fireplace for a second?! The homeowners sourced the mantle from another historic property but it looks like it has been there for a hundred years. Seriously - swoon.
One of the main changes was that the room went from off-white walls to white and it made such a difference. It created this gorgeous clean, blank canvas which allows everything else to pop. Plus, since this room doesn’t get a ton of natural light, it really brightened up the space.
Meg and Gary had already sourced a stunning maple table from Raleigh Reclaimed, a local wood-working company, and installed this magnificent modern chandelier over it. We added a simple centerpiece of faux palm leaves in a trio of hammered brass and glass vases for a touch of greenery. We installed a pair of champagne colored velvet drapes (which had been brought over from the homeowners’ previous house) on a simple brass rod for texture and height. They tied in beautifully with the cream tones in the rug that had been purchased from Ebay!
For a pop of color on the wall, we created a gallery wall of art and photographs they had collected over the years. We didn’t have to buy a single frame for this installation and I love how the rust tones of what they already owned mirror the same rich colors in the vintage rug.
One of the biggest projects for this room was the new built-in bar area! Due to limited space, we floated wall cabinets and shelves on this wall to create a place where glassware can be stored and drinks mixed without impeding on the walkway. We sourced a live-edge ambrosia maple countertop from the same company that built their table to tie it all in.
For a playful touch and visual interest, we installed this fun wallpaper at the back of the cabinet (a little “business in the front, party in the back!”). The green colors in the wallpaper are a nod to the beautiful tiles on the fireplace surround.
The vintage dining chairs got a modern makeover with this fun bird print in a bold black and white color palette. (Bonus - this is an outdoor fabric! No need to worry about spills and messes.) All of the little touches of black here and there really accent the stately french doors and fireplace mantle. Again - swoon!
Photos by Whitney Gremaud Photography.