{Dining Room} The Reveal

Monday, Monday…I’ll admit, I’m a tad thrilled the work week is back…if only to take a break from all the work at home! But if you follow me on InstaGram or Facebook, you saw the serious progress at the ‘new house‘ this weekend. Serious, as in, buh-bye shiny, orange stained cabinets! I’ll have another Reno Update for you this week…but I can’t thank you guys enough for your enthusiasm and genuine happiness for us. It feels like I have a cheering squad encouraging me with each big choice.

Last week I showed you the rugs we considered for the Dining Room, and asked what you’d choose. Usually when I ask you guys, it’s to help me make a decision. This time, however, we already had the new rug in place, so it was fun to see what you liked…and what you thought we’d like. The overwhelming vote was #3…and I agree that the room needed navy in order to marry the drapes to the space better…but I can never resist a good stripe.

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

But it turns out, the striped one I showed you wasn’t available in the larger size, so I went with a slightly different version….which I love even more! The rug was the final piece this room needed, and regardless of our impending move, I can now declare it complete! (Like I have a choice!)

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

The ship belonged to my grandfather…and even though we all agreed you can’t hang on to things you don’t love, just because you loved the person whose thing it was…I just can’t part with this giant, goes-with-nothing-in-my-house, 5-foot-tall ship. It practically shouts, Hi, Sugarplum!’ to me. (For the newer readers, you can read the back-story on my blog name here.)

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

There are a lot of serious pieces in this room, but little quirky touches keep it from feeling too serious. I think that’s why I love the pink walls and red ceiling so much…such a juxtaposition to the traditional Dining Room. I painted the room almost two years ago, and I’ve yet to grow tired of the colors, or regret them.

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

This view from the Foyer will give you an idea of how the space relates to the rest of the house.

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover
Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

And so we can see just how far the room has come…here’s a Before.

And now, her bright and glorious After! I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it! #namethatmovie

Hi Sugarplum | Dining Room Makeover

I’m so grateful for the family pieces I’ve inherited, not only for the sentimentality, but because by layering them with newer items, it makes the room more dynamic, and gives it a sense
of history. And just to set the record straight, for those of you who think I move at lightning speed…this room makeover started Summer of 2012! Greatness takes time, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So what do you think of our rug choice? What about the pink walls or red ceiling, is that something you’d do? What’s your favorite part of the room? Thanks for sticking with me through it, lovebugs!

{Project List}
Add Large Wall Art (aka, Ikea Ribba Hack)
{Additional DIY Projects Shown in Post}
{Source List}
Chandelier // Joss & Main
Upholstered Chairs // Overstock
Happy Jars // HomeGoods
Monkey Dish // Furbish
Plant Basket // West Elm
Black & Gold Mirror // Kirklands
Hot Pink Tapers // Ikea
Lamps // Home Goods
Striped Rug // Rugs USA
Let me know if you want info on anything else!

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47 Comments

  1. The movie is Elf! I love this space, and the rug is the perfect completion! You have such a fun and bold sense of style. It's such an inspiration!

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  2. i love the fun color combo! the ceiling is awesome!

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  3. It is absolutely stunning. Your color choices are always so right on. Love the combo and look.

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  4. You have no idea how excited I was to know what movie that was from….I never get these things!!

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  5. The room is amazing….no wonder you're so proud!!

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  6. Anonymous wrote:

    The rug looks perfect! Fun room!

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  7. This room looks very beautiful. Love the decor. The rug is great.
    House cleaning Sidcup

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  8. Jillian wrote:

    ohh I LOVE that stripe rug! gorgeous room! xo jillian – stop by! I'm hosting a RapidLash giveaway on cornflake dreams

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  9. One of my favorite rugs of all time! (I love mine too!) So fun and colorful and BEAUTIFUL… I hope you can just scoop all of that up and plop it in your new Dining Room! Oh, and I want the monkey. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. I love how it all came together!! Beautiful and fun in every way!

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  11. mwimp wrote:

    i luv all the pieces together. I think that's what makes a home a home, of course my whole house is completely eclectic, lol!

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  12. Wow, that room has come a loooong way!! I couldn't LOVE it more, you know how to rock a great eclectic mix girl!!

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  13. I'm so over this house..just kidding! You've done an amazing job of mixing it up to create a gorgeous room (and home). Won't it be nice to have all of those magazine photos to remember them by!!!!

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  14. So bright and lovely Cassie. I just love the blue and white mixed in ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Love the total transformation and the striped rug in there. It all came together so well, Cassie. Good luck this week! Fun!

    Posted 1.26.15 Reply
  16. Love your trays! You should add them to #trayoftheday on Instagram with me! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. Love this room so much! Can't wait to see what you do with your new dining room!

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  18. I lovet this reveal. It looks so comfortable and classic. I want to sit down and have a cup of tea at that table immediately!

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  19. Oh my! Everything looks gorgeous and the rug was a perfect choice. Looking forward to seeing more of the new home and I'm going to be sad to say good bye to your old home too! I mean…I feel as though I have been apart of living there for the past few years too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week and good luck with your photo shoot coming up! xoxo

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  20. It looks beautiful Cassie! You have such beautiful tasteโ€ฆI love it!

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  21. love your choice of rug. looks great! and that ship! can't wait to see where it "docks" in the new house!

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  22. Michaela wrote:

    This room screams you and I love it for that!! The ship is one of my favorite pieces ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. I'm completely in love with all things navy striped, painted ceilings, window treatments, blue and white pottery and mixing modern with traditional…in other words, I love every inch of this. XO

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  24. That is beautiful!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  25. The rug absolutely finishes the space. Love everything you have done in here!

    Posted 1.27.15 Reply
  26. Tracy K wrote:

    Love the rug choice! I agree with your decision to keep the ship! Could you incorporate it into your son's new room design or maybe his bathroom?

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  27. Leslie wrote:

    It's beautiful! I love how it turned out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. Your dining room was love at first sight for me, and now I love it even more! It had me at hello! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  29. I just found your blog! OMG, you have such a mix and you are doing a fantastic job. I cannot wait to see your next move….

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  30. I have that exact same rug from Rugs USA in my living room! I can't remember exactly because it's been a few years, but I got a crazy good deal on it, like $100 for the 5' x 8'. I expected the quality to be terrible because of the price, but it's great and with the exception of some excessive shedding, it's held up really well and looks great. Good choice!

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  31. I will be thinking of you all week! Keep me updated via text! And your dining room came together so beautifully (I love how the blue stripes pulled everything together flawlessly). The best part is all of the old and new combined to create such a uniquely YOU space. Well, that and the rockin' ceiling. Smooches friend!

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  32. The rug looks so at home in there! I'm giddy over how everything looks together. I'm henceforth calling you The Blend Master ๐Ÿ˜€ I can't stop staring at your table center piece. I loooooove, love it.

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  33. May be you know this, but the space of your dining room is so so nice! I`m totally fell in love with it! Perfect decision to use this rug!
    Greetings from London, UK!
    End of tenancy cleaners Bromley

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  34. Valerie wrote:

    Your dining room is gorgeous! I absolutely love the ship, and it's so sweet that it belonged to your grandfather. Your light fixture is gorgeous, and your walls being pink and ceiling being red are so cute together. I seriously want you to design my dining room when I remodel. Enjoy your new space!!

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  35. So beautiful and so you!!! Personally the sailboat makes the space. I heart it!!! <3

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  36. designchic wrote:

    It looks amazing – just love the rug and the sailboat adds such a special touch – love that it was your grandfathers!!

    Posted 1.28.15 Reply
  37. OMG I love it. You have such a great taste! I have always wanted my future home to be in white and simple design, but you really inspire me to add some colours and other style. ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for sharing!
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  38. Kristy wrote:

    Absolutely LOVE your dining room Cassie! From the pink walls to the red ceiling! Love it all! Hugs sweetie! xx

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  39. So the BEFORE almost made me fall off the couch. So not YOU! Love everything about the after! It's bright, happy, and fun…just like you!!!!! xoxo, me ๐Ÿ™‚

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  40. Drool. I don't know what I love more…the ceiling, the rug, the walls, the candles…wow. Looks ah-mazing.

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  41. Peggy wrote:

    Cassie: This room is so fun to look at. It has YOU stamped all over it. I love how you mix in the new with the old and pull it all together. And your grandfather's boat–what a treasure. I have some pieces like that and I treasure them; they fill my heart with memories and longing and sometimes make me cry, but they also pull the pieces and parts of my life closer. Good luck with the move and everything!!

    Posted 1.29.15 Reply
  42. Meg wrote:

    Hi! Found you from 6th Street Design School. I have to say I am in LOVE with your dining room. In all the design books I read it says not to do a darker color on the ceiling than the walls but then here you did it and BAM it looks fabulous!!! I too have a dining room that has good bones but needs a little extra "something special" and you're making me rethink my paint choices! ๐Ÿ™‚ XO -Meg

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  43. Anonymous wrote:

    Love the room! Where are the curtains from?

    Posted 3.22.15 Reply
  44. The pink is so unexpected and so pretty! And that rug looks identical to the one I recently purchased at World Market for our TV/family room- Love it!

    Posted 12.31.15 Reply
  45. joesmith wrote:

    This is a beautiful dining room, Cassie! From the pink walls to the crimson ceiling, this room is a visual delight! We are in awe of it all! Hugs, my dear!

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    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you so much!

      Posted 8.18.21 Reply