Hey Friends! Today I get to share a portion of a dining room I recently completed! We're back in the home of some of my good friends, B and Anthony! They are the type of clients that just make me love my job and I hope my love for them shines through as I put my heart and soul into creating a design that speaks to their family!
Today I am showing off the before and after photos of the built in nook on the left side of their room.
Let's take a look at the before and after and then I'll give you the details!
The existing cut out called for something creative. The nook was an obvious focal point, so I wanted to do something special and unique. I've loved the Inhabit wall tiles for a while and I thought this was the perfect time to try them out. In my opinion, these tiles were a great choice for this area because the lighting in the nook cascades down the tiles creating shadows and super cool texture! Much to my delight, I realized that the pattern created by the tiles is the same shape the Pittsburgh Steelers use in their logo. The Steelers just happen to be Anthony's favorite team! I love that these tiles speak to both B and Anthony!
Let's compare. Logo. . .
Wall tiles. . .
Do you see it? :)
The whole focal wall went through quite a makeover! We started with this. . .
First, we installed the live edge wood shelf and hung the wall tiles, which gave us this look. . .
I loved how things were shaping up but it felt like I needed to put something else along that wall. I thought about a huge piece of art, but I really didn't want to cover up the super cool tiles. So, after a lot of contemplation, I decided that I would use gold paint to create a pattern within the pattern of the tiles. This allowed me to keep the focus on the amazing tiles, but also allows me to break up the white a bit.
I didn't want to use a console in the area, but I did want to create a place that B could place and/or display items! So I opted for a live edge shelf that spans the entire opening. To add a little pizazz, I gold leafed the front edge.
Here's an "in progress" shot. . .
And some photos after the gold leafing was applied. . .
Here's a little tip I love- If you want to add elegance to your space, bring in a touch of gold. It will add an instant sophistication and visual warmth to boot!
So, what do you think? Anxious to see more?! I'll be revealing the whole room very soon! :)