Wednesday, February 26, 2014

An Abstract Answer to a Difficult Dining Room

Love the colors in these pottery pieces

I am going to share a Dining Room I staged last week.  Changing the paint color, which I mistakenly referred to as 'mauve', was not an option. The house seller, Lori, was quick to correct me that the wall color, 'is named Wet Cement' and she was keeping it!  Here are before pics:

The owner's used their dining room as a playroom for their young daughters..  They did agree to move out the toys.  The rug got the heav-ho, too.  We ended up with an empty room.  I only supply accessories and small furniture when I stage.  I persuaded the owner's to invest in a dining room set. They found a table and chairs for $250 on Craigslist.  It wasn't in great shape but with some staging smoke and mirrors I was able to disguise the blemishes. Check out the afters:


I found a picture with china blue, turquoise, and 'mauve' and used it as my inspiration for the tablescape.  This abstract painting was perfect for my mauve room makeover.  My anxiety over how I was going to possibly make this work was replaced with a sigh of relief and satisfaction!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, this looks fantastic. I like the room better as a dining room :). You are so talented.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I get lots of good ideas from your blog.

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  2. That turned out really nice! Such a big difference with all the toys out. The painting and mirror really bring focus into the room.

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    1. It means so much to me that you can tell how it works! Thanks Kristen.

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  3. That art really made the room and made that paint make sense. Thanks for stopping by today. Hope all is well! xo nancy

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    1. I kinda love that picture. It is quirky but really helped that bland room.

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  4. Its MAUVE?!! And you did a great job in using that picture to accent it. Was the owner happy?

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    1. You are right, Heather! Have you ever seen pinky-purple wet cement. The home owner loved it. Can't wait to show you the rest of the house!

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  5. Great Job! You stag a room to show it's best function and that's what you did to perfection.

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    1. What a beautiful compliment, Patty. Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  6. Ha! I tried my best! If I had my way--it would have been painted over.

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