Festive, Elegant Formal Dining Room
The designer re-creates the festive, elegant look, accented by a hand-carved rock crystal chandelier and an original Pakistani rug.
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Host Brooke Channon and guest designer Stuart Piontek re-create the festive, elegant look of the Inspiration Room created by Jeanese Rowell. The room is accented by a hand-carved rock crystal chandelier and an original Pakistani rug.
Transforming the Makeover Room:
Guest designer Stuart Piontek helped direct the transformation of a makeshift playroom into a dining room that exudes warmth and romance with the following steps:
Stuart painted the walls a soft glowing gold color (Benjamin Moore: Cork) and added a festive faux leaf pattern.
For an elegant look, he hung handmade velvet panels and sheers. He replaced an antique side table with a china cabinet and sideboard combination to provide ample storage space for dishes.
Stuart added antiqued solid white columns to look like those in the Inspiration Room. He hung a crystal chandelier with gold accents.
The dining room table for two was replaced with a round rope design table with additional chairs with seat cushions upholstered in different fabrics. The table was dressed with a ginger jar centerpiece and a mixture of ceramic and stoneware place settings.
The Bottom Line
To see where the savings are, take a look at this direct cost comparison of some Inspiration Room items and the creatively comparable ones used in the Makeover Room:
Designer velvet panels and sheers with gold-leaf detail, $5,200 / Handmade velvet panels and sheers, $410
Solid concrete columns with bronze finish, $270 / Antiqued columns, $115
Hand-carved rock crystal chandelier, $1,500 / Crystal chandelier with gold painted accents, $200
Reproduction English Chippendale chairs with needlepoint cushions, $2,175 / Sensible chairs with upholstered cushions, $85
Elegant china, place settings, stemware and accessories, $2,565 / Ceramic and stoneware place settings, stemware and accessories, $290
Urns, champagne flutes - Z Gallerie
Curtains - Bed, Bath and Beyond
Round dining table (Kingston) - Bombay Company
Chandelier (Autumn Rain) - Lamps Plus
Gold-plated flatware, jars and vases - Ross
Dinner plates (Wine Roses) - Target
Salad plates (Vallarta), gold chargers, napkin rings - Pier 1
Damask napkins - Macy's
Votives - Michaels
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