Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Seifert Dining Room- progress! Room Re-Design

Fantastic color change! Benjamin Moore: Sterling Gray
We've been busy bees over at the Seifert home. The painter visited the kitchen and we did a little rearranging.

We originally told you about the dining room in an earlier post. With some inherited family furniture and a limited budget, we had to get creative.  

We started with the wall color. Even though it was a pale blue-gray, it was so light it almost blended into the trim. It definitely wasn't adding anything to the room! There was also too much furniture in the room making it look crowded. Since we couldn't replace the pieces, we relocated them to the kitchen and the family room.

 We chose Benjamin Moore's Sterling Gray for the walls. The new color has a calm, soothing effect and coordinates nicely with the existing rug. It now has a softer appearance without the icy undertone.

Since the large china hutch is black, we swapped the teak dining set with the darker one from the breakfast nook. The dark wood compliments the blue-gray wall color and the hutch. We love using what we already have in a fresh, new way!
This mood board was created so the client could see our vision for the finished space and implement simple changes as her budget allows. Who knows, maybe a run to Homegoods this week will yield a couple of buffet lamps or even a console? That fabulous round mirror might require a more thorough search. This is a perfect example of how keeping some elements frugal, allows for a splurge like this unique mirror. The mood board gives the homeowner a blueprint for the space and the opportunity to pick something she likes while out shopping.

The coral paint on the back of the shelves accents the coral in the rug. We took the navy and white china and placed it front and center inside the double doors to bring some blue to the shelves. The two end doors were then filled with a LOT of crystal stemware. If 40 people came over; every last one of them could have a glass of wine, in their very own glass.

Another before picture of the buffet. You can see how great it now looks in the Family room here.
As shown on our mood board, we'd like to add a funky round mirror, a black console and some candlestick lamps. For now, we're using the sofa table from the family room.

I love the deeper paint color and the china cabinet styling coupled with fewer pieces of furniture. I think it is a much cleaner look! Tell us what you think! Leave a comment below! And don't forget to enter to win a room re-design of your own! See official contest rules here and enter today!


  1. It's really looking nice! Like that you reuse many of the owner's things. Often things have special meaning and most of us can't afford to "start from scratch". Good job!

  2. Looks wonderful! Really Love that color on the wall as well,any leftovers ��
    trying to loosen the load of heavy furniture in my large rectangle dining room (which is the where the main entry is as well, ugh) maybe switch the smaller room, that happens to be living room into the dining room since we do not use our dining room that much (it has became the landing pad for anything and everything!) Any ideas I'll take! And the family room there looks great too!


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