Before and After Dining Room Makeover Reveal

We spend the most time as a family and with friends around this table. I knew it was one of the first rooms in our rental house I really wanted to take time to make it feel inviting, as if it were to say, come and sit a spell as we pour you a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Here are a few of the before and after dining room makeover photos…

Before and After Dining Room Makeover | In Honor of Design

We started from scratch with nothing but this table Gabe built. (He might share the directions for this one soon!) I knew I would never be able to execute decisions to save my life, so I called in the expert Kristin Jackson of The Hunted Interior. She is my brilliant and super sweet friend here in Atlanta who does no wrong in the interior design realm. I am so thankful to her for teaming up with me on this project and completely nailing my style. We have another project we are working on we will share soon!

Statement Chandelier | In Honor of Design
Dining room makeover | In Honor of Design

A few behind the scenes things you may want to know…

– Wallpapering was not as difficult as I had anticipated! I followed tips from Yellow Brick Home which was super helpful. Hygge and West also has some fantastic removable wallpaper options for those of you who may not want to commit to permanent.
– We only keep out glassware when we are hosting. When you have busy little ones running around, acrylic glassware is a good option! Otherwise, we keep the rest hidden:)
– Gabe built the bench (measurements and details coming soon), so that we could fit more people on one side! Leaned it up against the wall with pillows for a comfortable lounge area.
– We left the windows without curtains to maximize the natural light. I love as much natural light as possible in a room, and since it is a smaller room, I didn’t really feel like it needed the extra textiles.

Dining Room Bart Cart

So thankful to West Elm for teaming up on this project (they have that mid century modern edge to their pieces that makes me swoon.) All Modern had the statement chandelier that was a welcome and dramatic change to the rental fixture. Plush Rugs had just the right selection of overdyed rugs, and we found the peacock blue hue I was hoping for.

Dining Room Makeover Reveal | In Honor of Design

I look forward to many brunches, birthdays, and long lingering dinners around this table, and hope my little ones can have some of those memories to keep.

Head on over to Style Me Pretty Living for the full gallery of images, why we chose to makeover the dining room first, and how Kristin came up with the color palate and layering the design elements!

All the details:
Rug  // Table – Handmade // Chairs // Bench – Handmade // Pillows  // statement chandelier // Wallpaper // Mirrors  // Bar Cart  // Decanters  // Mercury Vases 


December morning with Anthropologie

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As you all know, December has been slow down month for us. It has been a really good time of rejuvenation and getting ready for the new year ahead. I especially look forward to weekend mornings. They are never quiet mind you (hello little miss morning bird Veronica!), but they are easy paced and always involve a hot breakfast and a record player.

Recently, I got the royal treatment in bed which hasn’t happened since mother’s day! My little ones love to surprise me lately even if it means a scribble scrabbled note they made the moment before. So when Gabe schemed up a breakfast plot, they were beaming with smiles to deliver it. I love how they can’t really keep surprises either since they can hardly stand to keep it to themselves.

I would say my husband can cook up a better breakfast than I any day. Scalloped potatoes with over easy eggs, sauteed tomatoes, cranberry orange juice, and fresh fruit. Still thinking about it…ahhh. Although, I don’t believe any mother has every really eaten breakfast in bed without a few hands tackling it before she does;)

We have a few more weeks before we head to St. Louis for Christmas. I am hoping I get a few more mornings like this (no breakfast needed, maybe just coffee) with my little ones. It has been so good to have more time with them.

Also, so grateful to Anthropologie for helping me re-vamp our bedroom! It was time to give it some much needed attention:) Will be posting more photos soon! Details of the room: Enmore Embroidered duvet c/o and shamsEmbroidered Aravalli curtains c/o, frames via Frambebridge, end tables made by Gabe,  Anthropologie candles and hardware c/o, rugs by Momeni via Home Brands USA c/o

How to Style Emerald in Your Home.

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Ohhh how I love good rich color in a home. I am currently working on integrating more bold colors into our own home, so working on this post had me dreaming up ways to work in a velvet emerald couch or striking emerald walls.

So excited to be posting over at the Interior Collective with several ideas of how to style emerald in your home. I hope you enjoy it! See you over there:)

P.S. Come back tomorrow for the huge giveaway reveal!