Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Navy Dining Room Reveal!

I finally had some time to get a few photos of a dining room I finished a while ago. The spring and summer months just flew by and things are starting to slow down a bit.

My client who is the author of the great blog Everything Fitabulous, wanted to update her dining room. It was very traditional with dark warm tones that complemented her beautiful dining room set. They really loved what they had and so did I! So we came up with a plan incorporating a love of traditional classic furniture! She wanted blue to be the main color highlighted and that is just what we did. Here are pictures of the spaces before - sorry for the bad photo taking:

Here are the after shots:

We began by lightening the rooms wall color and adding a fresh coat of paint the the trim. Again, this room is a perfect blend of high and low end furnishings. We selected this beautiful bold ikat navy fabric for the drapes made at Calico Corners in Short Hills NJ for a dramatic effect and chose wrought iron hardware from Restoration Hardware for the windows. My client is not afraid to get her hands dirty and she tackled reupholstering the chairs herself in that gorgeous navy velvet, didn't they come out great! The lamps, rug, planters, mirror and linens were all at very good price points and gave my client considerable savings. The ceiling fixture and lamp in the entry way connected are higher end pieces but they really give that area it's own individual style. The only item left is a chandelier which we are working on!

Well, that is all I have for today. I really hoped you enjoyed this reveal! My client's are thrilled with the final result and that is always what is most important to me!

Please contact me for design services dabriant@gmail.com!


  1. Looks great! I'm loving that light fixture on the ceiling (what I can see of it). I like that its sort of a drum shade but with a shape. I also like the drapes. The mirror is cool too.

  2. Glad you like it and thanks for your support!

  3. what a transformation - like the curtains and the navy blue accessories....well done - formal yet inviting-i would love to have family over in this room!

  4. I love that the lighting brings a modern edge to the traditional room--especially that scalloped white and black drum--so cool! Great job as always.

  5. The dining room looks amazing. Everything just seems perfect, the chairs, table, curtains. Everything just complements each other.