Contemporary Combine Living/Dining Transformation

By: Rebecca
Designer: Lauren A.
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Project Title
Contemporary Combine Living/Dining Transformation
Project Description
3 story condo built in 2010 and located in Uptown Dallas. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath (note - the smaller, second bedroom is on the first floor and serves as a guest room & office combo).

I have zero talent for color schemes and layering,which is why I am happy to pay for help! It is critical that I keep a sense of me in the final design. Personal photos need a place and travel souvenirs, etc. I am lucky to have great raw materials to work with including the hand scraped hard woods on the second floor and the hand designed brick wall that runs the length of the second floor too.

First Project - Living and Dining Open Floor Plan + Accessorize Kitchen & Half Bath

Furniture arrangement - I’ve tried the couch against the brick wall and where it is now. Both are an option, open to suggestions.

Wall Color is beige (Softer Tan - Sherman Williams). With a compelling argument, I would change it. (The splits and visibility to the stairwell to first and third floors would need to be understood.)

Lighting! I have an interior unit so not much natural light.
— Dining Area needs a fabulous and functional ceiling fixture with dimmer ability.
—Existing godawful ceiling fan / light can GO
—3 spot lights on the ceiling toward the brick wall and stay / go / swapped out
— repurpose lighting cap over the bar for a fixture / hanging light that is visually more attractive and not so SPOT LIGHT

Window Treatments!
Square Window in Kitchen + Door to Patio + 3 long windows in dining room have white shutters that I have never liked. Completely open to fully removing and starting from scratch.
Kitchen - I don’t “need” that covered at all from a privacy perspective so anything goes there or nothing at all.
Patio door - needs to coordinate (not necessarily match) with dining windows.
Dining Windows - option for wide open when I want some light ... and closed completely for privacy in the evenings.

Dining Furniture -
Need new (smaller) dining table / chairs. Existing is carryover from my home many life times ago. Note - I do not like glass top tables. That probably limits me to wood (which there is already a LOT of ....) but thought I’d mention that preference. I think I can manage with 4 seats - but if 6 is possible, there is a rare need for 6.
Need storage comparable to existing china hutch for ... china, linens etc

Pillows, pillows, pillows for my fabulous sectional couch. Tying in to the overall color scheme of window treatments and table runner/decor.

Narrow table / cupboard / corner shelf at the top of the landing. Help me fill that long skinny wall in a purposeful way. Maybe a tall lamp or a little lamp with a vase on the table. Goal to also cover the outlet.

Replace lamp against the brick wall. Perhaps a pendant (or a few) that hang from the ceiling or are anchored to the wall w the thermostat.

Reading chair - I love the shape of this chair but not the color. Hate to lose it, but open to suggestions.

Rug? Yes or no. Maybe in the dining area to visually break that section?

Kitchen / Bar / Wine Bar
Finish out with accessories for counter / bar that are right sized. Baskets to hide vitamins, etc.

HalfBath
Paint to a different color than the living room
Possibly replace the pedestal sink with a functional vanity with storage for cleaning items, toilet paper, etc.
Replace fixtures.
Overhead light fixture
Replace mirror
Photographs from my grandmothers land in upstate NY would ideally set up a simple and natural decor ... “campy” woodsy creek off the Hudson River.

Final note .... This may bleed in to the next project (Upstairs Master Bedroom) because that existing carpet will be replaced, but I ultimately will also replace carpet for both staircases.
Location
Wynne
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Room Label
My Combined Living/Dining
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Very little sunlight
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
What stays:
Couch
Media Table
TV
Console Table
Painting at top of stairs
Painting above console
Reading chair (hopefully)

All else is up for repurpose / replacement.
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Paint
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Maybe
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
Furniture arrangement - I’ve tried the couch against the brick wall and where it is now. Both are an option, open to suggestions.

Wall Color is beige (Softer Tan - Sherman Williams). With a compelling argument, I would change it. (The splits and visibility to the stairwell to first and third floors would need to be understood.)

Lighting! I have an interior unit so not much natural light.
— Dining Area needs a fabulous and functional ceiling fixture with dimmer ability.
—Existing godawful ceiling fan / light can GO
—3 spot lights on the ceiling toward the brick wall and stay / go / swapped out
— repurpose lighting cap over the bar for a fixture / hanging light that is visually more attractive and not so SPOT LIGHT

Window Treatments!
Square Window in Kitchen + Door to Patio + 3 long windows in dining room have white shutters that I have never liked. Completely open to fully removing and starting from scratch.
Kitchen - I don’t “need” that covered at all from a privacy perspective so anything goes there or nothing at all.
Patio door - needs to coordinate (not necessarily match) with dining windows.
Dining Windows - option for wide open when I want some light ... and closed completely for privacy in the evenings.

Dining Furniture -
Need new (smaller) dining table / chairs. Existing is carryover from my home many life times ago. Note - I do not like glass top tables. That probably limits me to wood (which there is already a LOT of ....) but thought I’d mention that preference. I think I can manage with 4 seats - but if 6 is possible, there is a rare need for 6.
Need storage comparable to existing china hutch for ... china, linens etc

Pillows, pillows, pillows for my fabulous sectional couch. Tying in to the overall color scheme of window treatments and table runner/decor.

Narrow table / cupboard / corner shelf at the top of the landing. Help me fill that long skinny wall in a purposeful way. Maybe a tall lamp or a little lamp with a vase on the table. Goal to also cover the outlet.

Replace lamp against the brick wall. Perhaps a pendant (or a few) that hang from the ceiling or are anchored to the wall w the thermostat.

Reading chair - I love the shape of this chair but not the color. Hate to lose it, but open to suggestions.

Rug? Yes or no. Maybe in the dining area to visually break that section?

Kitchen / Bar / Wine Bar
Finish out with accessories for counter / bar that are right sized. Baskets to hide vitamins, etc.

HalfBath
Paint to a different color than the living room
Possibly replace the pedestal sink with a functional vanity with storage for cleaning items, toilet paper, etc.
Replace fixtures.
Overhead light fixture
Replace mirror
Photographs from my grandmothers land in upstate NY would ideally set up a simple and natural decor ... “campy” woodsy creek off the Hudson River.

Final note .... This may bleed in to the next project (Upstairs Master Bedroom) because that existing carpet will be replaced, but I ultimately will also replace carpet for both staircases.
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  • Rebecca
    172 days ago

    Hi Lauren!
    The design is great and everything has been exciting!

    Thanks so much!

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2 Coziest Throw

3 Horizon Printed Rug - Slate

4 Sculptural Glass Globe 3-Light Chandelier - Mixed

5 Tourney Square Coffee Table

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8 Banded 70" Task Floor Lamp

9 Paidge Armchair

10 Mocha Ombre Mongolian Faux Fur Throw Pillow

11 Neutral Stripe Fringed Indoor Outdoor Lumbar Pillow

12 Indigo Ikat Jacquard Throw Pillow

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14 Jadeite Velvet Throw Pillow

15 Periwinkle Blue Herringbone Cotton Throw Pillow

16 SPHERE + STEM 6-LIGHT CHANDELIER - BRONZE

17 Tall Ivory Earthenware Floor Vase

18 Rowan Metal Vase

19 Marble Round Nesting Side Table (Set Of 2)

20 Porter Leather Chair

21 Felix Black Counter Stool

22 Ceramic Wallscape Planters

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Since your room is smaller using a dark and rich color will make it feel cozy, warm, and lounge-like

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