Historic Ingleside, Macon, GA, USA

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK ONE - DREARY TO DAZZLING DINING ROOM - SUZANNE M ROGERS INTERIORS

Welcome! I am so happy to be participating as a guest designer in the One Room Challenge this fall. If you read my previous post, you know that I have been eager to participate, but neither the timing nor the project has been quite right...until now.

In August I was hired by a young professional to renovate his first home, which is a charming house built in 1937, located in a historic neighborhood. After decades of DIY fixes it needed a lot of cosmetic updates, and a few changes that involved some re-construction and remodeling, as well. The room I am giving a major over-haul to is the dining room.

You may remember from my sneak preview post, that this is how the dining room looked when the previous home owners were living in the house...

= BEFORE =

(Photo from Zillow)

A dining room disaster.

(Photo from Zillow)

And then after they moved out...


The first thing I did was remove the not-so-custom window treatment and tossed it. Do you see those oh-so-short off the rack grommet panels in the photo above? The second task was knocking out the thin and flimsy plywood arches and recessed metal shelf brackets from the niches. The third to go - well, you will have to wait and see...

These bright citrine yellow niches were at one time windows looking out onto the pretty front garden. The dining room was originally located at the corner of the house with exterior walls, but a third bedroom and bathroom were added on placing it in the middle of the house now, eliminating two windows and lots of natural light from this cozy room.

= COLOR PALETTE & WALLCOVERING =


Did you know that it is International Wallpaper Week, October 5 - 11, 2020?
Perfect timing for this install.


The color palette I selected was continuous throughout the house (I always do this) - a hint of blue and shades of whites and grieges, calming down the dark, random colors that were different in every single room. In the dining room, I also added texture with some beautiful and subtle cornflower blue grasscloth from F. Schumacher & Co. installed above the chair rail.

= ROOM PAINTED & GRASSCLOTH WALLCOVERING INSTALLED =


Gorgeous!



So cool and clean. Gone are the yellow niches and dreary, murky walls! I will be placing some great looking mirrors in those niches to reflect the light that comes in from the single window and the adjacent sunroom. The cabinet doors you see on the floor are from the kitchen. They were a dingy "antiqued" finish, circa 1990’s, and we painted them this beautiful hue of Sherwin Williams "Misty," which is also the wall color below the chair rail in the dining room. Painted woodwork is Sherwin Williams "On the Rocks" and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore "White Heron."

Next week you'll get a preview of the antique dining table and chairs that are being refinished. These are family pieces that have sentimental value to my client so we are pulling them out of storage and bringing them back to life.

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Next post October 15th.


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