Transitional LIving And Dining Room Decorating Ideas

By: Meredith
Designer: Dragana V.
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Transitional LIving And Dining Room Decorating Ideas
Project Description
Hi!

We are thrilled with Dragana's Great Room design, and our general contractor and kitchen designer will be starting work and ordering cabinets soon (and we are having them make custom cabinets for the Great Room, based on Dragana's design). I hope we will be close to complete with both of those rooms by early summer. We are extremely happy we chose Decorilla and can't wait to see the final result!

Because everything went so smoothly and we are thrilled with the results, we are thinking of moving forward with Decorilla for our living/dining room (it's a combined space - much smaller than the Great Room, but it needs to be completely redone).

=We are very much transitional style people - I love midcentury modern so happy to have elements of that included. But we definitely do not veer towards modern or contemporary, and definitely not towards farm/industrial/traditional.

I hope this information helps! Thank you.

-Meredith

What's your favorite decor style?
Transitional
Dimensions
ht - 9 feet, Living Room 163" wide x 191" long. Dining Room 148" wide x 172" long
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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 do you currently dislike about the room?
The room colors (dark eggplant and stark white color contrast) are just not us at all (this was what sellers painted it). The room just feels soulless and has basically been acting as a playroom with no real cohesive style in the room. The room is also very dark. This room has sort of become the "throwaway" room and we want to change that, especially because you see it when you first come into the house as it's right off of the entry way.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
Nothing
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?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
Additional comments to designers
As you can see, the columns in the middle act to kind of separate the living room/dining room areas. I didn’t include measurements but let me know if you need those.

I took the photos from the wall when you see the length of the room; it’s not a huge space but it’s right off of the main foyer of the house and kitchen, and visible when you come in the house, so it will have to work with the kitchen and living room colors/design as well.

For the kitchen, we are not yet sure what light grey we are using for the walls -- Bunny Gray read way too light because of the high LRV and our having sunny exposures -- so that is TBD. The island WILL be Benjamin Moore Deep Silver. The Great Room will most likely have Benjamin Moore Thundercloud Gray walls except for the really big accent wall will be Deep Silver (see Dragana's design).

We are looking at Benjamin Moore Metropolitan (the 2019 Color of the Year) for the foyer and upstairs hallway but are still TBD on the light grey for those areas.

Given that, we DON'T want to do another gray room for this living room/dining room but we want it to tie in nicely to the colors we probably will be using in the lower level.

If we use the Metropolitan Gray, for example, there are some complementary colors that Benjamin Moore noted could work well with it - I think one example was Hale Navy. Not necessarily saying we must use this color, but I do like the idea of a navy room or a room with a really rich tone that stands out -- I could see something like that with wallpaper accenting a rich navy color. I love idea of wallpaper since we don't have any on first level and that would add some depth/tonality. **UPDATE - Also, we want to the room to still feel light because the rest of the downstairs will most likely be grey (if that ends up being the foyer color) --so we don't want it to feel too depressive or heavy.

We are also open to doing something a little more dramatic/funky - even some cool piece of pop art (think like a Marilyn Monroe type of big pop art piece) or something different to give a "wow" factor. I really want the room to resonate with people when they walk in. But given we are working with cool tones etc. I also want whatever we do to complement the rest of the house.

We should be making decisions within the next few days on our paint colors for the rooms that Dragana has helped us with. I know that those plans are separate and apart from this room, but I do want the room to tie in color-wise to what we are accomplishing on lower level.

I think Dragana's design plans are helpful to see as you design this room, as it gives a good sense of the transitional style that we are looking for. I am happy to send more inspiration photos but we sent those to Dragana originally for fhe first project so that should also give a good sense, if those are able to be accessed.

Living room/dining room will be more formal, and I would like dining room table to seat at least 12 as we have Thanksgiving Dinner etc. with family and that is about minimum of seating we need. Open to leaf/leaves to make table bigger depending on material of table.
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  • Meredith
    153 days ago

    Hi Dragana!
    It's been an incredible journey!

    I will definitely send you the final photos when more done and contact Decorilla. Professional photo shoot sounds fun to me lol -- I feel like this is such a stark before and after, that it's definitely possible! Thanks again!
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