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11 Before-and-After Dining Room Makeovers

See how interior designers transform unappetizing and unsightly spaces into decadent, fine dining designs.

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Before: Dingy Dining

Dingy carpet, dusty walls and dark wood furniture leave a lot to be desired in this California home. A bulky wood dining set is surrounded with cluttered accessories and several mismatched plates displayed on the wall.

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Photo: Phoebe Chuason. From: Natalie Myers.

After: Fresh Eats

Interior designer Natalie Meyers transforms the outdated dining room with several coats of bright-white paint on the walls and ceiling and cool gray hardwoods underfoot. Eames-inspired dining chairs invite guests to gather around a minimalist-style wood dining table at the center of the room. Artwork and accessories are kept to a minimum in the space and an inky, three-arm pendant makes an edgy statement overhead.

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From: Lambert Home

Before: Unsavory Breakfast Nook

This marigold breakfast nook is anything but inviting. The space appears thrown together with ill-fitting window dressings, a dated chandelier, grimy tile floors and mismatched, plastic folding chairs.

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From: Lambert Home

After: Fresh-Cooked + Cozy

Lambert Home designers coat the walls with bright-greige paint crisp and add white trim to brighten the breakfast nook. They replace the tawdry window valances with natural rolling shades allow ample sunlight in the space. Light grey, plank-style tiles line the floor and serve as a neutral base for a French country dining set. An impressive iron chandelier dangles above the table to illuminate the space.

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