2012 ASID First Place Award Winner – Residential – Showcase House Room Winner
2012 ASID Award Winner – People’s Choice Award
The dining room of this historic and gracious home, built in 1899, was in need of a facelift. At the request of the homeowners, the original woodwork and flooring were preserved. It was also important to them that eco-conscious choices be made wherever possible upon selecting the finishes and the furnishings.
Taking a cue from some beautiful Audubon prints in the home, as well as the surrounding outdoor setting of the home, a garden inspired dining room began to emerge. Employing a combination of soft gray and green, the historic dining room was transformed to a fresh and updated feel.
- To accommodate the homeowner’s love for entertaining, a 4 ½ foot wide custom oval table was designed to expand to 12 ½ feet in length upon the insertion of three custom leaves. Seating comes in the form of comfortable, inviting chairs that have been upholstered in luxurious fabrics.
- Special touches to the room include reflective, silvery surfaces in the chandelier, mirror and buffet that add sparkle to the room and reflect the lake and gardens outside.
- The update also boasts several eco-conscious selections in the installation of LED recessed lighting, low VOC paint, a 100 percent wool rug, several fabrics of natural fiber and a custom table which was crafted in the USA.
The artwork in the room belongs to the homeowner’s existing collection, and the original woodwork of oak wainscoting, crown molding and maple inlaid floors were beautifully preserved – all adding to the luxurious elegance of this renovated 1899 dining room.
“After” photos by Page Photography