Before & After Dining Room Make Over Reveal

11 A Well Dressed Home Dining Room After

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving…I know I did, and I now have a waistline to prove it. Ugh.

Anyhoo, it’s back to the grind around here… and today I’m excited to finally show you this dining room project in its entirety! I was so lucky to have, yet again, extremely amazing clients who were so much fun to work with. I’m not sure how I get so lucky!

From the very beging of this project, my client expressed that she wanted an inviting space with a pop of color… after working with her for only a few days, I began to realize that she desired a bit of a vintage feel, which I was really excited to incorporate into the design.

If you missed last week’s post on the antique hutch that we used for the space, check it out HERE.

Below is the “before” picture of my client’s dining room…


And here is the after…




























We opted for 4 x-back chairs and a bench to help that side of the dining room feel more open to the adjoining living room.

Another shot of the dining area before the make over…


And after…





























I loved styling the hutch…and we did so on a budget as everything on the shelves is from HomeGoods or was on sale!

Thanks for stopping by today… I can’t wait to show you sneak peeks of a few of the projects I’m in the midst of right now! I promise to do so asap!!

Photos by Jay Davis of Jay Davis Photography.

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



  • Beautiful before & after Emily! Makes me want to paint my hutch.

    November 26, 2012
  • Holy heavens! This is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work.

    November 26, 2012
  • Nikki

    I’ll say it again & again…LOVE!!! You did such an amazing job Emily! It’s crazy how different it looks – like a totally different house! Thank you for everything & for sticking to our budget (which the hubby appreciates especially 😉

    November 26, 2012
  • Brenda K.

    What a beautiful transformation! Love your work!

    November 26, 2012
  • seema

    i love how you worked with some existing pieces and gave everything a fresh new look. looks like this room is right by the front door? talk about inviting!

    November 26, 2012
  • Lette

    I always love looking at the spaces you have designed. Just gorgeous!! So glad to see the white dishes showcased in this dining room! I also love white dishes and serving pieces and for Thanksgiving I used them! Looking forward to seeing your other projects!

    November 26, 2012
  • Robynne

    Beautiful space! But why aren’t there any panels on the second window?

    November 27, 2012
  • kristin

    Gorgeous Emily!!

    November 30, 2012
  • Susan

    Can you share the blue gray paint color on the walls?

    November 30, 2012
  • This looks awesome! I love the colour scheme! It makes the room look so fresh and light.

    I’d love to do a whole room makeover at once but our budget is tight so we’re going bit by bit x

    December 20, 2012
  • ​The bench dining table is a lovely addition, your home is very beautiful!

    December 21, 2012

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