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Current Design Projects and Dining Room Feng Shui Tips

I went for a wow factor with the custom banquette in this breakfast room.

Its been awhile since my last post, I’ve been working on several exciting design jobs and haven’t had time for much else! But I wanted to share some of my current “Works in Progress” with you, and give a few Feng Shui tips and design sources that you can hopefully use for your own home. 

Right now I will focus on the Dining Rooms of the homes I am renovating. Here are three dining rooms in progress (these are not completed spaces, so please excuse the unfinished photos) but I want to point out some of the Feng Shui design decisions that are going into each one:

Dining Room 1: Brooklyn Loft

This home is a gut renovation, removing all sheetrock on the walls and ceiling, and returning the loft to its original state. However, its important to add some glamour as well!

 Based on the Feng Shui analysis of this apartment, the dining room needed EARTH element, to enhance joy and socializing. One form of Earth element is crystal, so the chandelier is also acting as a Feng Shui remedy and enhancing the good energy of the space. The antique French chandelier was found on 1st Dibs. Antique French Victorian doors were found at Eron Johnson Antiques, and are used here as closet doors.

Dining Room 2: Central Park Views

This mid-town apartment is flooded with light and has gorgeous views of the park, but the “dining room” isn’t really a room. It is more of a pass through area between the living room and kitchen. In order to give it presence and drama as its own space, I painted the wall a deep metallic copper color, achieved by starting with a base coat of Benjamin Moore “Penny” topped with a coat of Modern Master’s “Copper” metallic paint. The end result is a powerful focal point in the home. 

Based on the Feng Shui analysis of this apartment, the dining room needed METAL element to support wealth. So the metallic wall color, along with an overhead light and sconces with metal accents (from Lamps Plus) help draw abundance into the space.

Dining Room 3: Retro Catskills Cottage

I gave this breakfast nook a mod makeover with a swanky custom banquette and Jetsons-like dining table. The antique mirror and deco sconces are the clients own. The paint is a tiffany-blue shade from Behr Paint. The table is from Suite NY and the ceiling fan from Lumens.

The Feng Shui reading of this house showed that the room needed WATER and METAL. The blue wall (for water) and gold banquette (for metal) represent these two elements beautifully!

I promise to blog more often, and welcome any of your thoughts or inspirations on dining room design.


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