Before and after bonus: Wanna see a great before and after?

Who doesn’t love a before and after of a beautiful room?  We all do because it inspires us, gives us hope for our own spaces and is just fun to see the changes.

In this before and after you will see the view of a dining room in a 1980’s tract home that the homeowners wanted to freshen and update.  And boy did they!  We began in this room:

john and karen adler house dining looking into kitchen and buffet before (1)

An outdated light fixture, heavy window treatments and a color scheme that was a bit outdated kept this dining room (being used as a game area) from being as inviting as it could be.

But a little (actually a lot) of warm beige paint, new artwork, Ikat patterned drapery panels, a new light fixture and some colorful furniture and accessories turned it into this bright and cheerful spot to work on a puzzle, play chess or just relax over a cup of tea with a girlfriend.

john and karen adler house game table with new chairs looking from living room

These homeowners wanted a casual and inviting California coastal look that still incorporated their love of strong colors like red and worked around some of their existing furniture.  They were great shoppers and found not only amazing bargains but enjoyed time shopping for new artwork and accessories that adds that all important personal touch to any home.  In future posts I will share their new furniture items and the overall color scheme we chose.

What do you think of this before and after?

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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