DC-based designer Jennifer transformed her old dining room into a mint-toned dining room that epitomizes the most aesthetic interior design trends of the year.
After moving to a new home in the US capital, Jennifer admits she was “not used to having a dining room. [she] I didn’t know what to do with the space. Therefore, the area quickly became a storage room. However, in October, the interior enthusiast decided to reclaim the space and began an unrecognizable transformation.
In the process, the designer has reset the standard for modern dining ideas on both sides of the Atlantic. In her blog, Jennifer (@jennosias) walks us through the makeover process.
The dining room before renovation:
Jennifer explained that the main purpose of the room was to retain its function of storage space (for tidying up excess items from her kitchen) while also serving as a place to host dinner parties.
âDespite adding open shelves in my kitchen, I still don’t have enough space for my items,â says Jennifer. By moving less frequently used items around the dining room, she would create more space for cooking. However, the challenge was to design storage that didn’t hamper the chic layout of the room.
She also wanted to make sure the room looked bright, as it’s the only space in her house that doesn’t have a window – and therefore doesn’t benefit from natural light.
So what did the design process involve? âI love the fun colors, patterns and textures. I also like to mix vintage pieces with new purchases and finds from my travels, âsays Jennifer.
However, since the dining room is part of a larger open space (and flows into the living room and kitchen), it was especially important that the rooms flow together seamlessly.
‘To help you I [carried] on the black, white and brass color scheme. To help differentiate the space, I [brought] in a pastel green, âshe adds.
The dining room after renovation
Compared to the original setting, the finished dining room is unrecognizable. To make this space happen, Jennifer undertook a month-long project that involved painting, hanging the wallpaper, building (and organizing the storage), adding the curtains, and finding the right art for the walls.
The designer found her storage solution in the IKEA BILLY. It has also invested in a Bell Canyon solid wood dining table – which comes as a statement in the room – and a chic Anthropologie Primrose Mirror.
Jennifer also used green paint by Claire and using Whipped on the ceiling and Money movements for the accent wall.
Is this the modern decor idea from the moment ? We certainly think so. Do we want an invitation to Jennifer’s next dinner party? Absoutely.