Sunday, 6 January 2008

They said...

They Said This Day Would Never Come....

Ok, fine. Works much better when Obama says it, but it's the effect I'm going for here.

Sooooo, Finally the dining room is DONE!!! (Applause)
The photos don't really do the final product justice, so the three people that actually read this blog will just have to come over for dinner and experience it for reals.



BEFORE

AFTER
Elongated the curtain rod to open things up and got rid of the dead space on either side of the window. Painted the table in a high gloss and took out the extra leafs. Used Mossy plants as coco+kelley suggested.


BEFORE

AFTER
Incorporated orange (to get rid of the drab mono-colour scheme) and more mossy plants and glassware at various heights. All thanks to coco+kelley...Just check out her blog if you dont know about it already!



BEFORE


AFTER

Its busy, but I love it! The orange runner really brings out the antique dresser.



BEFORE


AFTER (option 1)

AFTER (option 2)

Okay, this corner was the biggest challenge. I had bought this chest on a whim before I really knew how I wanted to reconstruct the apartment. When I put it in the room I hated it and wanted to kick myself for buying something I couldn't use. But I loved it so much that I was determined (okay, obsessed) with finding a spot for it to not only function, but Pop! You cant see it so well here, but I'm obnoxiously giddy over the results. Its fuckin' great. But I cant decide which I prefer, the white vases or the lacquered bowl with Japanese Balls. Input please!

Plus, If any of you can identify this chest, I'll be your best friend. Okay, maybe not your best friend, but I'll be less judgmental of you in general. All I know is that it's Louis something...

Stay tuned for the Next Challenge....

12 comments:

stljoie said...

Your room is gorgeous. I like both your options so I say change it occasionally and enjoy both..won't get boring that way. I'm really jealous. I have a dining room that needs some extensive plastering and decorating before I can move my mother's dining set in...I'm excited to begin. Enjoy yours.

coco+kelley said...

woooo hooo!!! it looks AMAZING! god i love a good before/after shot ;)

you know this is gonna go up on my blog asap!! what a great way to start the week :) thanks for sharing, and ENJOY IT! you better believe i'll be taking you up on your dinner offer someday. great job girl!

warnerk said...

Yo Mads.

This looks great. really great. Your dining room was so cold before, and you managed to make it warm without losing the formality. You are really talented. Have always been. I am so glad that you are finally dedicating yourself to your talent.

Love M.

PS- The Japenese Balls. Not the vases. The dresser possesses a central position, and the eye is drawn to the top, yet the vases scream out impersonality. I think the roundess, the color, and the obvious history of the balls make them the only choice.

perfect bound said...

Wowzah! What mighty fine taste you have. I think you did a fabulous job. Fabulous! I agree that The Japanese Balls are the way to go. The color is so very complimentary and warm. I love that you created a formal dining room without loosing the whimsy. Perfection.

designdna said...

killah! what a fabulous job.

i agree with the balls in the bowl. looks more interesting than accessorized and they are a great color.

Bacchus said...

I really love that sideboard. The warmth of the wood is very inviting. The orange is a nice touch to tie the wood into the rest of the room.

My vote goes to the Japanese balls. They have more interest and visual texture.

MAds said...

Thanks so much to everyone for the crazy support!

The vote seems to be for the Japanese balls. This will make Miss Brooke sooooo happy!

Mélanie said...

this looks terrific !!! I can4T WAIT TO GO FOR DINER

atelier said...

it looks amazing! really good! the change is incredibly, I think the key of all are the curtains, really beautiful

Heather said...

Beautiful!

Mrs. Limestone said...

What a great transformation! Love the little chandlier too.

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