A bar is built to wrap around the wall in a dining room.
Designing for a client is all about working with their needs and wants. When a designer reworks her own space, it's a chance for her to show off her own style. See how designer Beth Davidson transformed her living and dining rooms with color and artwork.
I needed to eliminate the builder’s beige, showcase style and cover the windows to provide both privacy and a view with top-down/bottom-up window treatments.
The living room and dining room open one to the other, so the spaces need to work together without being exactly the same. I used a palette of colors and finishes that carried throughout the dining room, two-story foyer and living room, to create a harmonious front of the house.
The artwork in the living room and the mirror in the dining room create a strong first impression. The use of faux finishing in the dining room and the same paint colors used in the foyer and living room tie the space together without being boring. The red accessories really pop in this space. Unfortunately, not all of the accessories ended up being quite the same shade of red, since my husband purchased some items himself.
Using artwork as the inspiration for the space is a great starting place for any project. I would be happy to feature original artwork in every space that I design.
The red vases are actually made of wood, so they are beautiful and lightweight. We found them at HomeGoods. The tall secretary is a family piece with traditional style, but it serves as a nice display for contemporary art.
Designer Beth Davidson reworks her own living and dining rooms within a colorful, contemporary look, pops of red and original art.(4 photos)
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