Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


Jane's Dining Room

ask the stylist

I am really excited to be launching a new series on my blog called, 'Ask the Stylist.' Each month, I will respond to a design dilemma from one of you. You provide the question, along with photos and other details, and I will put together a design plan right here on my blog. 

This first design dilemma comes from Jane. She wants new drapery, art and lighting for her dining room. The space is a blank slate with neutral-ish green chairs and dark maple table. 

Jane's main floor is also quite neutral. She wanted to inject some colour in the room. Here is what I came up with:


I used this gorgeous 26 x 34 art print, Laura, by Michelle Armas as inspiration. I love the colour and sense of movement. This piece would hang at the head of the table in place of the existing mirror. 

I would replace the window treatments with lined drapes in this gorgeous Tonic Living fabric. Having larger panels framing the window will give a fuller more formal look to the room.

The Hoyne Pendant Lamp from Crate and Barrel will look amazing over the dining room table. 

Giving the walls a fresh coat of paint in Benjamin Moore Hancock Green will complete the look.

It really is so simple to make a room feel fresh and new with the addition of pattern and colour!

Do you have a design dilemma? Send me an email to sarah @ with the subject line: Ask The Stylist and you may just appear in a post soon!