Darling Details in a Warm Modern Dining Room

Darling Details in a Warm Modern Dining Room

Adrienne Breaux
Sep 27, 2014
(Image credit: Lauren Dahl)

Project by: Lauren Dahl of Dahl House Interiors
Location: Louisville, Kentucky

From designer Lauren Dahl: Bonnie and Frank recently moved into a new home that needed a complete renovation. The first thing I did to bring fresh air to the space was take the room from tan to gray. I also used a ton of white to bring light into the space. Warm wood tones brought warmth to the room.

(Image credit: Lauren Dahl)
(Image credit: Lauren Dahl)

Lots of re-occurring shapes and colors are in this room. Dots and teardrop shapes are most obvious, along with neutrals and greens. A not-so-obvious constant in the space is the use of doubled up lines. Where two lines of various thickness are next to each other. Like in the lower right tall pottery object, the sage-y chair pillows, and the table grain. This home has a lot of land, so it only made sense to bring outdoor colors in, but with style.

(Image credit: Lauren Dahl)

We bought the table and chairs on Craigslist separately. I sourced these items for what felt like days and days. Finding quality items to fit within a set budget is hard work! The table was beautiful and very well taken care of. The chairs were such a steal. I honestly could not believe how inexpensive they were: $22 each! There were some stability issues, and the original seating was crazy patterns and nonsense. But with a little love, they were perfect.

(Image credit: Lauren Dahl)


  • Botanical Artwork: Lauren Dahl
  • Tables/Chairs: Louisville Craigslist
  • Rug: Ebay (originally from Target)
  • Curtains/Rod: Target
  • Buffet: (actually a bookshelf, but we used it as a buffet- Target)
  • Two Gray Chairs: Overstock
  • Chandelier: Ebay
  • Green Safavieh Lamps: Ebay
  • White Ornate Mirrors: Homegoods

Thanks, Lauren Dahl!of Dahl House Interiors

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