This elegant dining room was in need of a more modern but stately facelift. After all, the architecture of our client’s 10,000 square foot colonial in Paramus, NJ was quite impressive, and needed a dining room that would knock your socks off!
With such an amazing natural backdrop beyond those mesmerizing casement windows , the room had loads of potential. Out with the old, end with the new!
My clients were very adamant about making a statement as this is the first room to greet you when walking into their home , which has an open floor plan entry.
Even with the wall to wall window, the room seemed to lack in natural light , so I added gold finishes and mirrored elements throughout the project to reflect light and visually expand the space. Check out that gold foil wallpaper on the ceiling.
Just to share some behind the scenes steps to my design process, here are the mood boards and 3D rendering for this room. This design was also presented to the clients with all of the fabrics, wood samples, and wallpapers as many of the pieces seen in in the room are custom.
I opted for a neutral palette to let the contrast of the formal dark wood finishes and the antique gold details really stand out in the room. The faux finished wallpaper was the perfect backdrop as it provided plenty of texture without overpowering the metallic gold ceiling.
The custom dining chairs are upholstered in a plush gray velvet fabric, and backed in a complementing gray linen embroidered in a queen’s braid pattern.
With a satin gold base and gray mesh top layer , the french pleated drapery really highlighted the windows.
I really love how the light gray silk damask rug adds plenty texture to the overall design, yet it provides a much needed separation between the really dark chair legs and light stone flooring.
Setting the tablescape is my favorite part of designing dining rooms as it really sets a formal tone.
I took a trip to a retail favorite, ZGallerie and loaded my car to the brim ! They actually know be my name or “Glass” at the Paramus location because I go there pretty often when shopping for accessories for projects.
This project has actually been one of my favorites to date , every designer loves those the sky’s-the limit luxury budget clients. As you can see, there was no expense spared and the proof is in the details!
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