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Fine Furnishings + Art: Drawing Board

Fresh + Fancy

The owners of an outdated house were tired of their piecemeal décor. They asked designer Lori Graham to update their home’s look while giving it a more unified feel. The dining room was emblematic of the home’s problems; Graham used her furniture line, LG Place, and a fresh aesthetic to create a whole new space.

 

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The room was informal with a dated-looking dining set and a glass-fronted china cabinet that made it feel cluttered and busy.The dining room is formal, with a birch-and-mahogany table and host chairs by LG Place. Dining chairs are from Holly Hunt.
The walls were occupied by tall furniture pieces so the owners had no wall space for their art collection, which they wished to display.A stone-topped sideboard and a white-lacquer and dark wood console stand at the room’s periphery; both are low enough to display artwork above them.
Walls painted in a bland cream color, a rounded coffer on the ceiling and light-stained baseboards created a “blah” look.Graham painted the room gray to contrast the now-dark-stained baseboards, trim and floor. The coffered ceiling is squared off and a wool-and-silk rug from Timothy Paul enhances the space.

 

RENOVATION DESIGN: LORI GRAHAM, Lori Graham Design, Washington, DC. PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIK JOHNSON.