Monday, August 8, 2005
Room for Improvement: Dining Room
Elegant but inviting. Designing a dining room offers a lot of food for thought. But in tonight's Room For Improvement, our makeover maestro Martin Amado shows us how to create a five star intimate experience.
WSVN--A dining room only requires a table, chairs and maybe a sideboard. But furniture alone doesn't decorate a space. The key to making it a memorable dining experience is everything else you put around it and that's the mission on today's Room for Improvement! .
Valerie: " Hi Martin."
Martin Amado: " Valerie." Ready for today."
Valerie: "Yes, come on in."
Martin Amado: "Any ideas?" "What do you envision for the space when you walk in?"
Valerie:" I want people to go wow!
Martin Amado: "So you want drama."
Valerie:" I want drama. I want it to be elegant as well."
Martin Amado: "The challenge with the dining room is that's it's open to rest of the living spaces, so we need to add curtains to the arches, paint the white walls and of course change out the light fixture to make it more intimate."
Martin Amado: "The first thing we're going to do is set the space apart by painting it a rich burgundy color."
Martin Amado: "If you want drama, you can never go wrong with red."
Architectural features really get lost if you don't paint them a contrasting color. So this cream is really going to help the tray ceiling really pop!
Martin Amado: "Light fixtures can make or break a dining room. And, this one is just too small for the space so let's change it."
Just to be on the safe side. Always, when you're doing electrical work. Make sure to turn off the breaker.
Martin Amado: "I'm treating this arch basically as a window by adding curtain panels on either side. This helps create a more intimate dining room and also visually separates this space from the family room behind it."
Martin Amado: "Lighting is important in any design and this uplight will turn this urn into a work of art."
Martin Amado: "All right. The tables set and now we're done."
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