A Prescription for Your Split Personality Room

Dottie had a dilemma. She loved her traditional, intricately-carved dining set and her bold, contemporary mirror, but she didn’t like how they worked [or didn’t] together. In an attempt to downplay the dominant table and mirror, she made the costly mistake of choosing a subdued rug and accessories. Her room lacked the cohesive flow she wanted.

Dining Room Before Picture - Design meets Comfort

Dottie’s Dining Room – BEFORE

Here’s the magic fix:

Fix 1: We changed the area rug to a transitional style, bridging the traditional table and contemporary mirror. The rug became the foundation layer for the rest of the room.

Featured Rug: Sphinx by Oriental Weavers - Palermo 2848C

Featured Rug:
Sphinx by Oriental Weavers – Palermo 2848C

Fix 2: We added sideboard accessories to give color, metallic shine, and vertical lift between the sideboard and mirror.

Mosaic Accessories

Fix 3: We exchanged the low tabletop accessories for a single candleholder with simple elegance and height to balance the space between the tabletop and chandelier.

Lamya Candleabra by Uttermost 19569

Featured Product: Lamya Candleabra by Uttermost 19569

Many times, one single elemement like an area rug, can bridge two styles together as one. In this case, it gives a clear direction to begin layering the other accesssories in the room.

Dining Room

Dottie’s Dining Room – AFTER

If you’re still stumped by what element ties your room together, ask our designers. Just post a comment below or email us at Design meets Comfort.

Author:

Betsy Burgan

Interior Designer

Allied Member ASID

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