Jillian loves to entertain and has the room to do it in. Her Dining Room is 1 part dining and 1 part lounging PLUS, it leads to the great outdoors! She wanted a sleek, simple, stylish room that had a moody, comfortable feel. She wanted to entertain in the new space but also spend a quiet evening or morning alone, lounging and taking in her back yard.
She got that feel started by installing a new slate floor all on her own. She experimented with color, but couldn't decide. Jillian knew she wanted something dark and modern along with plenty of stylish storage, sleek comfortable seating and an informal dining area.
Jillian was an amazing companion on this makeover. She had sincere joy & enthusiasm with each day of renovations. I can't thank her enough for her openness and kindness. YOU ROCK.
The inspirations started coming in for her in many ways and 3 specific ones from the RMS page helped guide her way.
TODD & STEVE: They have a great dining/lounge room that Jillian was drawn to. She wanted to find a way to create that while representing her natural and informal style.
JEANETTE: Has a beautiful and stylish built-in buffet. It has a traditional and classic look that works beautifully for Jeannette's style. Jillian wanted a similar feel, but thought hers should be more contemporary and darker.
DEAN: Has a solarium that gives the room an outdoor feel due to all the French doors. Jillian wished for French doors that opened up to her back yard. She wanted them to be simple, clean and modern...just like her.
ALL the inspirational homeowner's were so cool and wonderful to meet. It was so much fun for both Jillian and myself to meet them. THANK YOU ALL!
-PAINT COLORS (in flat): MARTHA STEWART Dark Fig MS049 & Otter MS099
from VALSPAR paints at www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-ALL FRENCH DOORS/WOOD SUPPLIES: www.lowes.com/ratemyspace
-DNG. TABLE/BLK DN. CHAIRS/TABLE & FLOOR LAMP: www.potterybarn.com
-END DN. CHAIRS: www.shopurbanhome.com
-SECTIONAL SOFA: www.customsofadesign.com
-FABRIC for SOFA: www.calicocorners.com
-OVERHEAD LIGHTS: www.digsak.com
-PILLOWS/COFFEE TABLE: www.roomandboard.com
-WOODEN BLOCK END TABLES: www.hdbuttercup.com
-B&W LOUNGE CHAIR: www.ikea.com
Many, many thanks to Jared, Jason, Jen, Ron, Jacob & Ivana for their tireless work and sense of humor. The fact that they can make my design dreams come true under the gun every week is nothing short of Good times!
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