Family Home Update: Dining Room

This Family Home does not have a formal Dining Room, and the space they had as a Breakfast Area was not large enough to accommodate their extended family. Since the home had 5 bedrooms and all of their children were grown and out of the house, the homeowners decided to convert one of the Guest Bedrooms into a larger Dining Area. We removed the wall between the previous Breakfast Area and the Guest Bedroom. For support, we had to add a column, but we made it a feature by covering it with decorative panel molding to match the Kitchen cabinets. We closed off an entrance to a Jack’n’Jill bathroom and added a third window to the existing double to make the space feel balanced.

To fill the space between the Kitchen and Dining Area, we installed this gorgeous built-in hutch. This added more storage and made a beautiful display for the homeowner’s china. Check out the elaborate wainscoting we added in the Foyer – it ties in beautifully with the new Kitchen and Dining Area.

With the added space, the homeowners can keep two of the leaves in their double pedestal table – plus have the space to add even more leaves if needed. The homeowners’ grandfather clock found the perfect home next to the new triple window.

The homeowners were able to display some of the treasures they found on their travels. The rug and tapestry were acquired on a trip to India, and the carved sculpture and artwork were finds from Israel.

The neutral color on the walls – Sherwin Williams’ Antler Velvet (SW9111) – is the perfect background for these pops of colors. The floors were refinished and stained a medium brown walnut which looks great with the dark furniture and new darker Kitchen cabinetry. This new space functions so well for this large family and is absolutely stunning! Enjoy!

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