A Stunning Dining Room Transformation

Friday May 12th, 2023


If you’re anything like me….

Then you know that there’s nothing better than a good Before + After Pic 😉.

And the star 💫 of today’s show…A Stunning Dining Room Transformation!


When it comes to home design, a well-executed transformation can breathe new life into any space.  In this transformation, I focused on a few key design elements including lighting, wall moldings, accent wall, black paint and custom designed window treatments (Black Velvet of course 😉).



A room that felt cold and dark without any depth or character. Its’ dull walls, lack of natural light, and absence of defining features felt almost disappointing. It was hard to picture yourself having an elegant dinner party at that table - it was definitely giving off paper plate vibes!  And did you notice the space ship 🛸 light fixture? 🤦🏼‍♀️


First Step - Lighting

The new modern and minimalistic chandelier with its’ gold tone finish introduced an elegant galactic feel and became the heart of this room; however, the layered lighting created a warm and inviting ambiance.  By incorporating a combination of overhead chandelier and recessed lighting alongside strategically placed table lamps, we achieved both functionality and aesthetics. The careful selection of lighting fixtures not only illuminated the space but also added a touch of class and sophistication.


Next up - Wall Moldings

To elevate the dining room's visual appeal, we turned to the timeless beauty of wall moldings - with a modern twist!  By installing large square moldings with clean lined frames, we introduced a sense of architectural detail and sophistication. These intricate elements not only added depth to the walls but also created a cohesive and polished look. The play of light and shadow on the moldings further enhanced the room's visual impact, making it a feast for the eyes - while guests await for the actual feast…lol


The Power of an Accent Wall

In this dining room makeover, we opted for a bold and daring approach by incorporating a rich, black accent wall. The deep, moody hue provided a dramatic backdrop that instantly captivated all the senses. This choice not only added depth and contrast to the room but also served as a striking focal point, drawing attention to the dining area and creating a sense of intimacy.


Embracing the Elegance of Black

While black paint may seem daring, it can be a game-changer when used strategically. In our transformation, we applied black paint to the largest focal wall. Contrary to common misconceptions, black paint can actually make a room look larger and more refined when paired with the right elements. It adds depth, character, and a touch of modernity, elevating the dining room's overall aesthetic.


The Finishing Touch - Window Treatments

No room transformation is complete without addressing the windows. In our dining room makeover, we opted for floor-length curtains in a luxurious fabric - Black Velvet.  Keeping the fabric black against the black wall, added a soft luxurious layer to the room without taking away from the accent wall. These window treatments not only added a sense of grandeur and elegance but also softened the overall look of the room.


Want to see more before and afters?  Or have any questions about this transformation?  Reach out, I’m happy to help ☺️

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