The owners of an outdated house were tired of their piecemeal décor.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.
|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.