Kristen’s Decorating Work – Callie’s Living and Dining Room



One of my sweet neighbor friends asked me to help her with her living/ dining room a few months ago. Her home is a very traditional North Dallas ranch style with a formal living room and dining room directly off of the entry.

Isn’t the before lovely???? This would be looking into the formal living room and the dining room, with that fancy blue accent wall. FYI- I’m not such a fan of accent walls, but look for a post of exceptions soon.

Lovely formals with bay window.
Needless to say, we had a blank slate. Callie and her husband Cody wanted soothing colors and something that tied in with the rest of the home. We decided on shades of blues, creams and browns to start. Here are our original design boards for both the spaces. 
Callie's DIning Room Inspiration Board

Callies Dining Room Inspiration Board

Callie's Living Room Design Board

Callie's Living Room Design Board

We were on a roll with the larger pieces and then stumbled upon a vintage Baker Asian wet bar. Callie’s husband Cody had wanted a bar from the beginning. I knew they liked Asian inspired pieces, but was pretty sure we would need to paint this bright orange gem another color. Lo and behold, Cody loved the orange and we all agreed to live with it in the room and see how the color worked. We were so lucky to find that it worked beautifully and the rest of the rooms began to fall into place, now with a blue, brown, cream and orange color scheme!  We are still working on her entry and now also working on her family room and kitchen, which I will share soon. Until then, enjoy the pics from their completed rooms!
Formal Living Room Sitting Area

Formal Living Room Sitting Area

My New Favorite Upholstered Chair

My New Favorite Upholstered Chair

Formal Living Room Bay Area (I absolutely love the Greek Key trim application we designed on these chairs).

Formal Living Room Bay Area

Don’t you love the Greek key trim application we designed on the slipper chairs above. I freakin’ love it.

The Vintage Bar that Inspired Our Color Scheme

The Vintage Bar that Inspired Our Color Scheme

 

 

Accent Table in Dining Room

Accent Table in Dining Room

View Into Dining Room From Living Room

View Into Dining Room From Living Room

How much do you love the custom monogram on those Parsons chairs? My sweet friend Meredith Grabham did the embroidery. Feel free to contact me for her information. Her work, embroidery and painting, is amazing!

Don’t forget, in addition to full service decorating, we offer online consultations. Its so easy! All you do is send us some pics of your spaces and we will consult with you on styles then present a design board and all sourcing information. Its a great way to pull a room together at a minimal cost! Any new clients I take before the baby is born will be online room consultations or very small design projects. Ann Jane will continue full service design, so we can help with anything you need :)

 

Merry Christmas!!!!

Kristen

Comments

  1. Kristen, beautiful job. Love the addition of orange, it just pops yet overall is very soothing!
    Merry Christmas to you and your growing family!

  2. Kristen, the house looks amazing! Thanks for the mention. The chairs turned out so well!

  3. Can you tell me more about that sofa? I’d really love the source for it.

  4. Courtney says:

    Can you tell me where you go the slipcovers for the dining chairs?

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