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Tiny Dining Room Gets Color Makeover

by Debra Gould
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Dining room featuring art and color by Debra GouldIt’s important that living, dining and family rooms feel warm and inviting— whether you’re trying to sell your home or decorating it to live in.

Here a tiny dining room, that was barely more than a hallway from the front of the house to the kitchen in the back was, given a dramatic face lift.

Old wood chairs were re-painted and an inexpensive wrought iron Ikea fixture is dressed up with beaded red shades.

As one might expect in a home from the early 1900s, the old plaster walls were less than smooth. To visually minimize this issue and save money, the walls were repainted and then a wash of a second deeper color mixed with glaze was added over top. This textured look gave depth to the room while making the bumpy walls no longer an issue.

To complete this unique look, original art and a table runner from the Debra Gould Home Collection were added.

Debra Gould, President Six Elements Inc.

Design and color expert Debra Gould is president of Six Elements Inc. She creates environments that are warm and welcoming while reflecting the spirit of the people living there.

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Jeslyn January 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

I love the look.
I have a narrow dining room, planning on selling , should I put the large chaina cabinet in storage while selling. When sitting at the table their is not alot of room, and I could put the dished elsewhere.
Would it look ok with a chinacabinet.

Debra Gould June 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Jeslyn, It’s always best to put excess furniture into off site storage. Better to show the room with extra space and let the buyer imagine their china cabinet will fit there, then to show it not working with yours. Thanks for your question!

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