Dining With Style

Designer Emily Butler transforms a boring dining room into a stylish dining area with panache.
By: Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien
From: Emily Butler
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Practical and Attractive

The amber-glass chandelier is the star of this dining room and is functional as well as eye-catching. Replacing the plain, white back door with a striking, dark Mahogany one adds character.

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Peeking Around the Corner

The wainscoting detail extends from the dining room into the kitchen for a cohesive look.

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All in the Details

The interior of the built-in bookcase was painted blue which made it pop.

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Colorless and Uninspiring

Overusing white can make the room virtually disappear. Not having many architectural details in the space adds to the monotony.

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Blank Slate

Neutral furnishings and accessories are uninteresting. This space needed some color to add excitement and personality.

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