COLONIAL HOUSE TOUR PART 3: DINING ROOM

DINING ROOM

I hope that by showing you lots of the (still lovely) peripheral spaces in this beautiful home and saving the LIVING ROOM for last I am creating a slow building, burning and smoldering desire in you to see that final room reveal on this house tour...'cause it's gonna be good people, best for last!

So today I bring you the dining room....a room that is VERY different from any space I have ever done before.  That's because during the design process my clients fell completely and utterly in love with a particular photo of a very particular dining space designed by Nate Berkus, and they simply had to have it, or as close as they could get to it.  

That's something I've never really done before...emulated a room design SO closely with very little deviation from the original inspiration.  But they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?  And since the clients were quite certain of their design direction, I went with it.


Here's the Berkus...
NATE BERKUS


And here's the Beltran...
ROSA BELTRAN DESIGN

Look beyond the obvious details that need polishing....the electrician hung the chandelier a bit too high above the table, for instance, and the window treatments are not up.  But this is what is happening for now, so I wanted to share.

Re-creating those emerald green velvet chairs was a very interesting process.  Needless to say we weren't just going to stumble upon a set of intact emerald green velvet mid-century chairs, or find them at, say, West Elm.  You may remember from this post that I found these Saarinen-style chairs for a bargain on Overstock and had them powder coated gold/brass and redone in our emerald green velvet.


Here's a shot of the dining room BEFORE so you can gain a full appreciation for the current pale grey walls over the pistachio green walls of yore.  The color we used is Benjamin Moore "Silver Satin."

BEFORE...


AFTER...
ROSA BELTRAN DESIGN

One detail of this room that didn't photograph very easily is the gorgeous graphic blue and white Hermes china that fills the two corner built-in cabinets.  It's a great addition to the colors and the vibe going on in this dining room.








There's also a very pretty and airy open metalwork console along one wall, but unfortunately we didn't really wind up with any great photos of it in the context of the whole room.  This was a super rushed whirlwind photo shoot with hardly any time to stop, consider, and edit the styling of each shot, and there are definitely some things I would change now if I could.  The vignette on this console is one of them.



ROSA BELTRAN DESIGN


ROSA BELTRAN DESIGN


ROSA BELTRAN DESIGN

SOURCES:
Wall Color: Benjamin Moore "Silver Satin" OC-26
Chairs:  Overstock.com
Table: Restoration Hardware (exact model is discontinued but they still sell very similar ones)
Scissor Arm Brass Chandelier: Murray Feiss
Vases: West Elm
Sisal rug: Overstock.com
China: Hermes
Abstract painting: done by yours truly
SIGNATURE

1 comment:

Studio Monrok said...

Rosa I have been to CLAD and love it! Bought some nice things there. I also have to have this dining room and after years of waiting I bought the Joseph Andre Motte Dining chairs the second they showed up on Chairish yesterday. Going to get them reupholstered in green velvet. :) Big fan. @studiomonrok

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