Washington Street -1Transitional Dining Room, San Francisco
Aaron Leitz Photography
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Before the remodel the dining room was cloaked in dark paneling and cut off from the kitchen, accessed by a single door. “We removed the fireplace to make easy and direct access to the kitchen, although we installed pocket doors so they can close it off if they like,” says Sutro. “It was the right move for this family, who wanted to use the dining room often.” After much discussion the decision was made to paint the woodwork white. “For the owners, it felt fresher and it made the dark room lighter,” says Sutro. “And by painting it white, you can see the detail of the molding much better.”
Lighten up tablescapes. If you've had the same arrangements on your tables for months, now is a good time to shake things up. There is no need to spend money — simply look around your home and see what can be moved or repurposed from another room. Try displaying flowers on the dining table in vintage tea tins or jelly jars, or put fresh herbs in your vases instead of flowers. Streamline the decorative objects you choose to keep out, and store the rest to rotate in at a future date.Tell us: How are you organizing and refreshing your home this month?