Transitional Interior Design Project

Sarah Trop
by Sarah Trop
2 Materials
5 Months
I usually show you before and after of furniture makeovers, but today I thought I’d mix it up a bit and show you an interior design job I’ve been working on since November.
They trusted me on some decisions they weren't sure about and were willing to make adjustments that made a huge impact on the final look.
As you walk into the room, your eyes wanted to go to the far wall, but it was lacking in wow factor. I wanted to make the room feel like it kept going so I went with a dark blue/gray/teal color and then changed the other three walls to a warm, brown friendly gray.
I wanted them to get a hutch for the large wall because I knew that would send this design out of the park! I took a risk and bought this hutch without them knowing and practically begged them to buy it for the space.
They did and I’m so glad!! If you want to see how we paint furniture, check out our How to Paint Furniture post.
We also custom built the table. The rest we let them know where to purchase (light, picture, chairs).
If you love today’s makeover, reach out to us using our Contact Us form to ask us to help you reinvent your space! You can also check out new furniture for sale on our website here! If you’d like to purchase it, please use our Contact Us form or stop by our store at 272 River Street, Troy, NY. I’ve also added quite a few other new pieces to the store!
Suggested materials:
  • Hutch
  • Farm table
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  • What type of paint did you use? There is sooooo much out there getting confused on what type of paint...... Chalk paint, house paint, sand and clean before paint, don't sand, varnish, wax. ARGH

  • Dim28438726 Dim28438726 on Aug 27, 2018

    Stunning! Where is the hanging light from? I've been looking for months!

  • Eileen Eileen on Jan 31, 2019

    Where did you get the chairs please?

    I love the look!

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  • Lisa Provost Lisa Provost on Sep 08, 2018

    I love it just the way it is! If you love it I wouldn’t change a thing! I honestly don’t like sconces on the it’s just a personal taste! I was also thinking your chairs look GREAT!! Thanks for sharing!! My hubby made a China Hutch for his Mom in 1980...he was a Senior in high school. I inherited’s really dark and plain, but a keep sake! I want to add some white to it somehow, but he won’t let me touch it! 😱😱

    • Kellie Kellie on Sep 24, 2018

      I saw an idea where you can cover foam/poster board with fabric or even wallpaper and fit it into the inside of a bookcase. I'm sure you could do that to the interior of the hutch to lighten it up without your husband objecting since it just pops right out without damaging anything.

  • Carpets in Dubai Carpets in Dubai on Mar 16, 2022

    Wow Amazing. I really like the chairs, Table & lights. Absolutely i like. How to contact with you for interior design ideas. Before this i read the best interior design ideas on this site But thought i should get something new. So i got from you. Thanks a lot.