Before & After: Dining Room Gone “Restoration Glam”

Dining Room After

To say that I’ve been crazy busy since the end of my maternity leave is an understatement, which is why I’m so excited about today’s post. It feels great to finally reveal one of my latest projects, and the best part is that there is a lot more to come over the next few weeks!

This particular Dining Room project was supposed to start last Spring, but my unexpected hospital bed rest with the twins kinda threw a wrench in those plans…ya think? Luckily my clients were in no hurry, so it was the first project on my list as soon as I was back in full swing.

Their desire was to have a tailored, Restoration Hardware-esque feel….something casual, but still formal enough for those special occasions.

Here is the Dining Room before the make over…



And here is the dining room today!







photos by Jay Davis of Jay Davis Photography 

A big thanks to Laura and Adam for being such awesome clients and to Jay of Jay Davis Photography for the awesome photos! I had so much fun working with y’all!

Don’t forget to stay tuned for my next reveal!

**Out of respect to my clients, I decline to share any sources for the designs. Thank you for your understanding**


  • Ohhh love it!

    November 12, 2012
  • Wow!!! I am over here just drooling. Positively gorgeous.

    November 12, 2012
  • Wow this is beautiful! Such a change from the old dining room. Looks so much more inviting and warm!

    November 12, 2012
  • k

    LOVE it! I especially love the curtain fabric!

    November 12, 2012
  • Deborah Landers

    You did a wonderful Job putting this dining room together. I love the mix of the casual wood table with the glitz of the mercury glass lamps. Great move also on getting your client to invest in the hardwood floor verses the wall to wall carpet. Love the curtain panels too.

    November 12, 2012
  • seema

    perfect balance of rustic and glam. i can see informal meals with the fam all the way to holiday dinners with relatives in this beautiful space!

    November 12, 2012
  • I love everything about it! I bet those are some happy clients!

    November 12, 2012
  • Lette

    Just gorgeous!! And so much better than the old dining room!!

    November 12, 2012
  • Selwamitchell


    November 12, 2012
  • Andrea

    Wow! Emily, that room is breath-taking! Excellent job! Are the curtains black or is my computer playing tricks on me? 😉 So dramatic!

    November 12, 2012
    • Thanks, Andrea!
      The drapery fabric is more of a grey/blue.

      November 13, 2012
  • Love love this dining room! Seriously it’s so glamorous but not overdone. I hope I can pull of such a chic look in my new home. Your taste is impeccable!

    November 14, 2012
  • Monica

    This is a beautiful transformation.

    November 14, 2012
  • Wow, it’s stunning!

    November 15, 2012
  • Brenda K.

    Beautiful room! What a transformation!

    November 15, 2012

Leave a comment


Email(will not be published)*


Your comment*

Submit Comment


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers