Jade Dining Room

The Double Take team re-creates a $76,000 dining room for just over $2,300.

  • "Formal, but not intimidating" is how designer Walter Burns describes his creation. He achieves the look by mixing traditional elements with elegant touches of whimsy. Asian antiques sit juxtaposed to very traditional European elements, and a few custom-designed twists add detail and interest to the room.
  • The Double Take team did a fantastic job of capturing the elegant nature scene with their rendition of the crane motif.
  • Michelle uses a projector to trace images of the birds onto the wall. She outlines the cranes and then fills in the color with acrylic paint.
  • Above the dining table in the designer room is a $3,000 iron and crystal chandelier with gold silk shades. The Double Take team found a similar chandelier at a home store for $120.
  • The $10,000 rosewood dining table in the inspiration room has a handcrafted inlaid sunburst pattern accented with heavy brass. The Double Take team found a table and six armchairs at an Internet flea market for $500.
  • The solid mahogany, Chippendale-style dining chairs in the inspiration room are ornately carved and upholstered in Ultrasuede. The makeover room chairs are part of a set purchased online.
  • Underneath the window in the designer room is an antique French cafe table with iron legs that is valued at $2,500. The Double Take team is able to re-create the sideboard for just $115.
  • A 17th-century oil on canvas portrait valued at more than $6,000 hangs in the corner of the designer room. The team decides to personalize their rendition by using the homeowner as a model.
  • The place settings in the inspiration room are a combination of fine china, Italian silver flatware and leaded Irish crystal. The Double Take table uses a set of china with a white-and-gold-rimmed color scheme similar to the designer version.


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