Before: Lost StyleFor five years, Carrie and Tom Rooney have lived in a five-bedroom colonial home. They love the quiet neighborhood, good schools and family-oriented New Jersey community that's perfect for them and their four children. The couple remodeled the kitchen and family room, but now it's time to bring the dining room up to par with the rest of the first floor. Since it's the focal point from the foyer and they have a large family they entertain often, the Rooneys are hoping a design professional can help them create the ultimate, casually elegant space they desire.
After: Textured EleganceAfter careful consideration of three design plans, the couple decide that Tere Bresin's French Provincial design best encompasses their vision for the room. Bresin enhances the custom table with a sideboard buffet perfect for service and storage. The addition of crown molding gives the room a more distinguished and sophisticated look and the soft yellow color palette is enhanced by rich textures, fabrics and a distinct lighting plan. The homeowners also decide to expand their project by having Bresin redesign their foyer so that it flows with the new dining room. Using a budget of $25,000, Bresin creates an elegant yet family-friendly dining room. This combination of warm materials and rich textures produce a perfect space for entertaining family and friends.
iron side table base - Blastmaster Iron Works
5x7 Oriental rug - David Anthony Carpets
side chair fabric (Marsala brocade #80318-0245, terra cotta) - Stroheim & Romann
dining room arm chair fabric (Magnatism Golden Coin, 22327/40) - Kravet Fabric, Inc.
custom wood dining table (DC 8440, American cherry with walnut trim, traditional style) - Lazarus & Williamson LLC
iron/crystal sconce (#75616.2-X, Finish: B00304, Shade: SF-5); chandelier (#87087-28X, Finish: B00304, Shade: SF-5) - 2nd Ave. Designs
area rug (Uni 3/ Red) - Stark Carpet Corporation
tabletop (verde tropical granite) - Stonecraft Marble & Stone
runner for upper hall and steps (Carina carpet, Honey Butter) - J. Herbro Corp.
arm chairs, side chairs (#100421) - Schwartz Design Showroom
3-door tall sideboard (XN-300, Rochambeau) - Grange Furniture Company
honed tile (Moleanos limestone 12x12) - CCS Stone Inc.
mirror (32" x 42" AMP3200P226B/AF9143P054B); botantical prints (tulips-PB5052P168A, variegated leaves-PT027P214B, banana leaves-RM896054P026A/FRBW50036P116) - J. Pocker & Son
artwork (Handcolored Archect, series 208 - #1 and #4) - S.E. Art & Design, Inc.
window treatments - Pat's Window Shop
window treatment fabric (Tabatha Pepper #8298) - Pindler & Pindler