Unbalanced Dining Room
Howard Shen's dining room is too stark and needs some punch. See how it's transformed with color and accessories.
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Howard Shen's dining room is now inviting and warm.
Host Kristan Cunningham and design coordinators Spencer Anderson and Dave Sheinkopf decide on what needs to happen to take Shen's dining space from awkward to awesome. They plan on replacing the light fixture, adding texture to the tabletop, brining in muted color and finding a suitable storage piece for wine bottles and glasses.
Here's how the design team creates an inviting, modern
- Two of the walls are painted a slate gray to coordinate with the existing color scheme in the adjoining living room.
- Sheinkopf purchases a clean-lined wine cabinet at a vintage furniture store that solves the storage problem.
- Cunningham adds texture to the tabletop with a runner she makes out of round woven mats. She stitches them together and applies a dark stain to make them pop against the light-colored table.
Accessories — $417
- vase on wine cabinet: Tuesday Morning — #2495862
- vase on dining table: Tuesday Morning — #2443351
- glass bowl: Plummers — #30005
- pinstripe fabric for seat covers: Jo-Ann Fabrics — Stripe Denim Print #6287103
- rug: Plummers — Trocodero
- white slipcovers for chairs: Target — Dining Slip #067040013
- wheatgrass mats: Green Set, Inc.
- pine mats for table runner: IKEA — Sirja #16755
Furniture — $369
- wine cabinet: Design Utopia
Lighting — $150
Paint and supplies — $50
- wall paint — Behr paint matched to Benjamin Moore - Silver Hill 750F-5a
- paint for wheatgrass planters - Behr paint matched to Benjamin Moore — Citrus Blast S-G-260d
Project Total — $986
Now the dining room is an expression of simple elegance and the focal point of the entire home.