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A Total Transformation: Gorgeous, Eclectic Dining Room Reveal

These past couple of months, I’ve been swamped with client projects and pillows, but I have a lot on the way for the blog. I’m so excited to finally reveal photos of my recent eclectic dining room project that I’ve been working on for over a year!

The before photo is a bit sad:

eclectic dining room transformation

To transform this room, we changed from carpet to slate floors, removed wallpaper, painted the walls, installed custom draperies, changed lighting, and brought in some gorgeous furniture, art, and accessories.

Here’s what the room looks like now:

eclectic dining room transformation

Painting the walls black and white was the jumping off point for this entire space. The carpet was replaced for these beautiful charcoal slate floors and is probably the update in the room that is my favorite. The black Restoration Hardware table pulls the black from the wall and into the room. It has an extension leaf to seat 10 people. I installed the mirrors to help reflect light around the room. They were in another part of my client’s home, but we felt like would be a better fit in the dining room. Continue reading A Total Transformation: Gorgeous, Eclectic Dining Room Reveal

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Decorating with Black Walls in Small Spaces

I love seeing black walls in the home. And, before you pass judgement… 

Actually, I think they look even better in small spaces. Check out how I painted a wall black in my small galley kitchen to bring in depth and interest. If you’d like to learn more about using paint to transform a room and my step-by-step process to decorating, join my virtual decorating workshop.

Black walls (or other really dark walls) have a way of making a small space feel more cozy. With good lighting, black walls can make a space look larger, too.

Check out these small spaces that wear black walls well…

samuel masters black kitchen
Samuel Masters
samuel masters entry
Samuel Masters
Reality and Retrospect
Reality and Retrospect
Milk Magazine
Milk Magazine
Design Sponge
Design Sponge
SF Girl by Bay black walls in small spaces
SF Girl by Bay
domaine home black walls small spaces
Domaine Home
black walls in small spaces
Remodeling Consultants
black walls in small spaces
Dust Jacket
black walls in small tiny apartment kitchen
this is my tiny kitchen

Now you see why I LOVE black walls! The POWER OF PAINT is amazing! If you’d like to learn more about using paint to transform a room and my step-by-step process to decorating, join my virtual decorating workshop.

How do you feel about black walls in small spaces? Do you think black walls should be reserved for larger rooms? Let me know in the comment section below!

Till next time,

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