I’ve gotten so many compliments on my home office remodel. Thank you! In fact, it just got published on Gray Malin’s site. Amy Berry Design and I have been working on our next project since this summer and it’s almost finished. Today, I am showing you our formal dining room as it is today… before the transformation.
We have lived in our home over 25 years and it was built by a custom builder. Pete and I have raised our family in this home and it is the only house our children know. Pete and I did not have this type of ‘one home’ growing up so it was super important to us to lay down roots and have a ‘forever home’. All family holidays happen in our home and we absolutely love hosting everyone here. The more, the merrier!
That being said, I can tell that our traditional home and decor need some updates. Specifically, the formal dining room has never been updated. I mean just look at the curtains and its a dead giveaway. Can you say ‘dated’? There are so many things I love about this room that hosts all Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners as well as any dinner party or gathering. What really bothers me most about the room is the red fabric on the walls. It’s intense and over the years I’ve been going more neutral throughout our traditional, two-story house.
Enter Gracie Studio. I’ve always wanted to incorporate their beautiful, custom hand painted wallpaper and this is my chance. I love working with the Dallas showroom (Andrew Gonzales is amazing!) as well as Mike and Jennifer Gracie directly, the leaders of their family business. They are the 4th generation of the NYC based company that started in 1898. Amy Berry has been instrumental in helping me narrow down the selections.
I’m not going to give anything away but if you follow me on Instagram and watch the Instagram stories you have seen some of the behind the scenes of this installation. To say its a beautiful work of art is an understatement. Stay tuned for the full reveal in an upcoming blog post. I can’t wait to share it with you!
Happy Weekend! xoxo – Tanya
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Photo: Mary Hafner