Before: Classic but DrabSisters Holly and Caitlin have a small dining room that doubles as an office. The cluttered space lacks any semblance of organization or design, and that just isn't working for them anymore.
From the stark white walls, table and loveseat to the outdated chandelier and plethora of computer supplies shoved into a corner (not pictured), it is a far cry from a delectable dining space. The 24 Hour Design team — designer Angelo Surmelis, design assistant Wanda Colón and carpenter Chris Ashe — sign on to turn this bland room into the ultimate space for a dinner date.
After: Warm and InvitingDesigner Angelo Surmelis and team successfully merged the classic elements of this California bungalow dining room with contemporary style through color and modern furnishings and accessories. The wall paint was just the first step. The gold paint separated by the new white chair rail and the dark-orange Venetian plaster paint treatment below all work together to make the room seem warmer without fighting against the architectural "bones."
A new circular dining table in black is more traditional, while the brown wicker chairs are a bit more modern. Chic black accessories really pop against the gold backdrop and white display boxes in various shapes on one of the dining room walls. Black and white window treatments in two different lengths (far right) add much-needed depth to the small space. Painting the ceiling and framing it with molding makes the chandelier become a stunning focal point that helps unite the room with a modern twist.
Products from World Market/Cost Plus:
dining table, Hutton
Products from Target:
side chairs, Andres II
Products from Ikea:
Products from Spectra:
Venetian plaster, Tuscany
Products from ICI:
paint, Sinclaire, Eddie Bauer's Bungalow Gold and Martha Stewart's Pebblestone
Before: Wasted Wall SpaceThis side of the room is under-utilized, and Surmelis intends to make use of every spare inch possible to make it a multifunctional space for the girls.
After: Multifunctional and ModA crisp white buffet squeezes out some extra storage and provides an extra surface area for food and drinks when entertaining. Black accessories are used to create great contrast and continue the theme of having traditional and contemporary elements play off each other for added interest and individuality. The mirrors, flanked by ultra-cool wine racks, add a nice finishing touch and make the room appear larger than it is.