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The Duplex Dining Room Makeover Inspiration

Duplex Dining Room Before | Dutchie Love

This is what our dining room looks like now. We haven’t touched it since moving in, so it’s a blank slate! Since we’ll be updating the kitchen right away with black granite countertops and white cabinets, I wanted to continue that colour scheme on this side of the room. Here’s some inspiration:

Duplex Dining Room Inspiration | Dutchie Love

Just like in the master bedroom, I’m picturing a black statement wall. We’re considering using charcoal Stikwood to bring a bit of texture and coziness to the space. We’re thinking of DIY’ing some simple white wainscoting on the bottom half of the walls to keep the room from feeling heavy. I’ve been on the hunt for a statement chandelier or pendant to replace the horrible boob chandelier. Why are those lights everywhere?!

Our retro inspired dining room table and chairs will stay, because my Grandfather upholstered the chairs! I’m in love with the caramel colour of them and I think they bring a bit of quirk and warmth to the space. 

Duplex Dining Room Inspiration | Dutchie Love

To get an idea of what I’m thinking, here’s a Photoshop mockup, because you know this girl loves her mockups!

Duplex Dining Room Mockup | Dutchie Love

We’ll either do an eclectic gallery wall or one large statement piece of artwork, like this photo from our recent trip to Tofino. I’ve considered a few options for the light in this space, many of them from Jonathan Adler because that man is a lighting genius and he knows his stuff!

1: Jonathan Adler Caracas 6 light Chandelier  ||  2: Jonathan Adler Mini Sputnik Chandelier  ||  3: Hudson Valley Lambert Pendant  ||  4: Zuo Modern Dragonite Ceiling Lamp  ||  5: Jonathan Adler Rio Pendant Lamp

Duplex Dining Room Lighting | Dutchie Love

Can you guess which one we chose? It’s already arrived and installed! We’ve also got a gold faucet on the way to pull some gold over to the kitchen, and our counters will be templated and installed over the next month as well. Things are moving along and we are so excited! What do you think so far?

Source 1: Cate’s Cozy San Francisco Nest via Apartment Therapy  ||  Source 2: Hello Lidy’s Home Tour via Style Me Pretty Home  ||  Source 3: Eclectic Home tour House Seven via Eclectically Vintage  ||  Source 4: 10 Style Tips for Pulling Off a Mix & Match Dining Set via Apartment Therapy

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  • Reply 204park December 8, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Gah I totally forgot to ask you about this on sunday! I’m DYING to know which light you picked!!

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