Quick Ways to Lighten and Brighten the Dining Room

From Margaret Everton on May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles

Jeffrey Allen Marks, a Los Angeles interior designer by trade, was all but impressed with the material and color choices of his home’s original dining room design. Luckily for him, he knew just how to welcome light back into the dark and dreary space.

The room began with low ceilings, outdated shutters and knotty pine wainscoting. His solution was quite simple: use a high-gloss paint color and floor stain to allow the natural light to filter in and stay awhile. He settled on white marine paint and dark ebony stain for contrast. Simple, but sophisticated.

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Color came into play with the addition of a few yellow chair cushions, a yellow table base, some bright accessories, and carefully chosen wall hangings.

Clearly, the remodel worked. This room looks like it could shine bright even in the middle of a thunderstorm.

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