Rustic + Refined Dining Room
August 12, 2013
A few months ago I was approached by World Market to partner on a room makeover – they inquired if I would take their products and completely redo a space top to bottom. Um * ahem * “Yes!” I replied being a fan of their store for over a decade. I had the perfect candidates in mind – a very deserving family.
My friends Cheryl and Jay are teachers and they’ve spent many years teaching in the local school system. They bought a house last year with a formal dining room and have wanted to entertain friends and family but didn’t have the time or budget to pull a space together. CG and World Market to the rescue!
The plan was to introduce contrast, color, pattern, and warmth to the room by mixing classic elements with rustic finishes. I used the window panels as the jumping off point for the entire space, pairing grays, plums, and yellows with warm metallic sheens.
The plan included a rustic dining table and mixed seating (I love those hourglass gold tables used as stools!), various wood finishes, a layered plum palette, and a casual table setting.
Here’s what the dining room looked like two months ago when I started:
Here is the dining room totally transformed!
We added the tongue and groove wall treatment in July and I painted above it a contrasting charcoal gray with a hint of taupe (Glidden’s ‘Arrowwood’) pulling the paint color from the fabric in the window panels. Favorite elements? Where to begin… let’s start with the fabulous sideboard.
I absolutely love this Everett table and its weathered finish – it’s a great bargain for such a statement piece at $255. The table is skinny and long and oh so perfect for adding style and storage in a dining space. Use it as a place to set dishes or beverages or simply to create a happy vignette.
One of the newest additions to the World Market collection is this golden Taj wine rack with a trellis motif – it would make a wonderful housewarming or holiday gift!
On the table, cheerful yellow painterly plates are mixed together in a casual setting with various wood tones that include the faceted silverware and bead chargers. The hints of yellow and plum in the Ikat window panels inspired the palette. The purple botanicals and olive branches are just clippings from the yard.
The one piece that these owners wanted to stay in the space was the family’s chest inherited from a beloved uncle. I love its rich detail and the significance to the couple so it was included in the dining room space design. The piece will be used to store linens and other dining room accessories when not in use.
Above we added a meaningful trio of pictures. This family vacations every year in Yosemite National Park so inside of the three frames are images of the Park in different seasons.
The new light fixture is a tone on tone gray chandelier hung 30 inches above the table for ambiance – it plays a background role given all the patterns and accessories in the room.
Best part of all, our families dined together last week in this space, officially breaking it in!
shop the look: greyson dining table / greyson chairs / amethyst rug / everett foyer table / hourglass gold metal drum table / grey vintage chandelier / curtains from floral ikat duvet / chenille throw pillows / taj wine rack / farmhouse chalkboard / cutting board / amelie twist basket / amber vase / feather spreader / conical cloche / curtain rod / amber dinner plates / painterly geo salad plates / painterly chevron bowls / sawyer silverware / ecru crochet napkin / addie wall frames / kamali lantern candlesticks and beaded chargers were clearance items and are unavailable online
The room gets the home’s Pet Seal of Approval !
** This post in partnership with World Market, styling and photography by yours truly, all opinions my own (like how amazing World Market is to give the gift of this space to a deserving family).
Don’t forget you can enter the World Market $5K Spruce up my Space Sweepstakes, entry details here and if you win it it just might be little ol’ ME that shows up at your door to help you makeover a room in your home and then takes pictures of the before and after and shares it with the world. I hope one of you wins! .