Makeover Monday: Contemporary Dining Space

It’s Monday! And guess what Monday brings, aside from feelings of utter despair about the weekend being so far away? Another edition of Makeover Monday, where I find a house/flat for sale on Rightmove and give it the Apartment Number 4 e-design treatment.

For this season I decided to choose places that need a little TLC rather than masses of structural work. Last months, for example, was an open plan living kitchen that needed updating, maximising the space in this multi-functional room (see the reveal here).

This month, however, I’ve chosen a 4-bedroom detached house which needs a whole lot of love. I’m also certain this is an extension which was never finished, and although it needs decorating, in terms of space, it makes a beautiful dining room.

I’d love to add a contemporary feel to this space, especially as it’s large enough to hold a six-seater dining table, with plenty of natural light coming through.

With the initial moodboard, I pulled together a series of modern dining spaces, with statement lighting, clean lines, with large pieces of artwork and streamlined styling spotted throughout.

The first things I would change in this space are the internal and external doors, windows, flooring, skirting boards and radiator.

For the external doors and windows, I’d install black crittall glass across the back of the house. This increases the natural light and adds a contemporary touch to the room.

By increasing the skirting boards in height, it makes the space look more luxe, and dark walls allow for a more intimate, cosy setting.

The colour I’ve chosen across all walls is a Railings – a rich black blue from Farrow & Ball, which looks stunning against an ash grey herringbone floor. It also works incredibly well with the black crittall frames.

The walnut table, meanwhile, is a stylish contrast against the cooler tones of the floor, while the upholstered chairs add texture to the room. By adding a vignette of glass vases to the centre of the table, there is both colour and interest, whilst still remaining clean and contemporary.

Finally, by adding a sideboard to the back wall, you have adequate storage, while still remaining minimalist. For the artwork, I simply chose two large oil effect print and flipped one.

What do you think to this makeover? A slight improvement, perhaps? If you’re stuck for ideas with your home, remember that Apartment Number 4 offers an online interior design service where you’ll receive floor plans, moodboards, styling tips, and a digital shopping list. Just click here to discover more.

Walnut & Gold Dining Table £1339.99 Wayfair | Taupe Velvet Chair £129.00 Cult Furniture | Globe Pendant Lamp £99.00 | Counter Balance Art Work £150.00 King & McGaw | Green Cylinder Vase £9.00 Trouva | Rose Cylinder Vase £35.00 Trouva | Shiny Glass Vase £53.00 Trouva | Walnut Sideboard £989.00 Cuckooland | Abstract Oil Print 50 x 70 £22.95 Desenio

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