Sophisticated Family Dining Room

A worn-out family area is transformed into an elegant and formal dining room.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionGary and Wendy Patriquin moved their young family into a large suburban home 25 years ago. Over the years they've fostered 57 kids as well as raised seven of their own, which left little time for home decorating.
Over the course of 40 years, Gary and Wendy Patriquin have been busy taking care of their seven children as well as fostering 57 kids. However, in all this time they haven't managed to give themselves what their home really needs — an adult space where they can dine and gather as a family.

They've never had a dining room where the immediate family could sit together to eat a meal, so hosts Andrika Lawren and Emmanuel Belliveau are ready to transform the space with a modern design.