An Artist's Gallery-Inspired Dining Room

For an artist whose paintings were left to gather dust, a gallery-style dining room designed by Kristie Barnett created the perfect place to put them on display.

Photo By: Kristie Barnett

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Photo By: Kristie Barnett

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Photo By: Kristie Barnett ©Melanie G. Photography

Gallery-Inspired Dining Room

To create a gallery-inspired space for the homeowner to show off his art, designer Kristie Barnett opted for a traditional space with a light green walls to serve as a flattering backdrop for a few lovely landscape scenes.

"Night Sky" Effect

A dark gray ceiling was a hard sell for designer Kristie Barnett, because the homeowners worried it would make the ceiling appear shorter and the room feel small. Once painted, they were pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous "night sky" effect.

New Life for Old Lighting

Though other lighting options were discussed, this room makeover just didn't have the budget for brand-new lighting. As an alternative, designer Kristie Barnett opted to give the once-brass chandelier a wrought-iron finish.

Earthy Table Décor

A stunning tablescape features a set of beautiful candlesticks and a bowl full of decorative moss balls that give the table a pop of color and look great paired with the pale green walls of this traditional dining room.

Art on Display

This talented homeowner loves to paint but didn't have a place to display his art. Now, his impressive landscape paintings are beautifully framed and on display.

Well-Lit Landscapes

To add to the gallery feel of this artist's dining space, lights were placed above his favorite paintings.

Creamy Cabinet Storage

A cream cabinet just off the dining area offers extra space for storing extra plates and serving ware.

Paint Palette Pro

For designer Kristie Barnett, this traditional dining room makeover turned out just as she'd hoped. A self-professed paint-color specialist, she chose light green for the walls and white trim paint for the chair rail and everything beneath it for an effect she calls "instant wainscoting with no wood added."