Gray & White Dining Room

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of designing a dining room and entry way for a sweet client. I always love the chance to receive pictures of a room and be able to transform it (: I immediately loved the architecture of Amanda's space.  The chair railing, high ceilings and arches stole my heart:

We knew we were keeping the dining table and buffet, but other than that, we needed to embellish! She told me she loved gray...dream come true for this girl! 

Here's what we ended up with for the entry:
And the dining room: 
Entry: Adding a colored piece of furniture is a great way to add a whimsical element to any space. This entry console will be paired with an occasional chair {perfect for slipping shoes on!}, as well as a stunning mirror for that last look before running out the door.  New lighting, a rug, and some accessories and this entry will be inviting in no time.

Dining:  We painted the walls a soft gray, added a steel gray geometric rug, flowy curtains with a subtle pattern to dress up the windows, a lamp for the buffet, a small gallery wall above the buffet, floating shelves on another wall for fun accessories and a new pendant light. I also suggested she paint the entire chair rail white.  This will highlight the great feature of the room, and look crisp and clean next to the gray on the top half.  I just know the room will look so fresh when it's all spruced up!

I can't wait until I get a peek at the paint job after she's done (: What a difference some pretty gray and white will make...dontcha think?

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Have a wonderful Thursday!

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  1. LOVING those boards. They make me oh so happy! Can't wait for the hubby and I to pay off the hospital bills for our oldest and then have you help redesign our living is the saddest little thing in NEED of your help!!

  2. Love these boards! Love the rugs you chose especially. And your blog buttons are so cute!

  3. i am OBSESSED with grey right now. i'd paint every room in my house grey if my husband would let me.

    please dont ever let it go out of style.

  4. ooh now i really can't wait to get my dining room done so you can see it in all its gray and white splendor! that first board is singing to me! and my room might have some similar stripes..... just sayin'.

  5. so cute! can't wait to see the finished product! what a fun job :)

  6. Love the furniture for the entry! Great job, Michaela :)

  7. Great job, I love it! I hope they get to working soon so we can see the final result, it will be gorgeous : )

  8. LOVE your designs...the gray is perfect! Hope you show the finished rooms! :)

  9. LOVE your designs lady! They look great and I can't wait to see how it all comes together too! :)

  10. thanks for the shout out! you're the best! ;)

    i seriously love both spaces! and i love a great entryway! the color of that cabinet, the mirror, the gallery... LOVE IT ALL!

  11. Can't wait to see the results. Great design. And your new buttons are super cute!

  12. Ahhhh, I can't wait until you do my house. : ) And your new buttons are SO SO cute! Love the shoes one!!

  13. Great choices of color, furniture and design Michaela!!
    Love the gray!!

    Yay for a new button!! adding it right away! ;)

  14. Great Designs! xx, AnaLisa


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