Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dining Room Makeover with Sarah Catherine Design


I'm so excited to finally be sharing a project that has been in the works behind the scenes for a few months now! I've shared bits and pieces along the way over on Instagram, but in case you haven't seen it there, I teamed up with Sarah from Sarah Catherine Design to give my dining room a whole new look! I love meeting and working with like minded entruperners here in the Nashville area, so collaborating with Sarah was such a treat. When I found her on Instagram (check her out here), I absolutely fell in love with her interior design and knew she'd be the perfect person to help me complete a project I had in mind.

My dining room has been a work in progress for years, and it came to the point where I simply did not have the time, or energy, to complete it. So it sat in a barren state, with odds and ends to make due (see before pic below). Thankfully, I came across Sarah's work, and I knew she was the solution. Within the first few minutes of our initial meeting, I was so relieved to have a designer's opinion and guidance to help me complete my dining room. It is one of the first rooms you see when you enter our house, so I really wanted it to be something I loved showing to guests. Not to mention, it's the room where so many meals are shared. I was ready for the decor to be completed so that I would feel more comfortable to host gatherings in this special room.

She listened to what I had in mind, and instantly helped me create a vision for the dining room. She was able to find so many beautiful pieces (like the new chairs - love!) that reflected my decor style and fit the overall vibe of my house. The best part is that she handled everything. From the sourcing, to the ordering, shipping, delivery and setup. In no time at all, my dining room was given a complete makeover, and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out.

My favorite transformation has to be the IKEA open shelving! If I'm being honest, I bought these shelves a while back because they were cheap, and I needed something on that wall. It was my quick fix solution. I never imagined they could turn out to look so good. Sarah was able to take what I already had and transform it into something that totally works with the room! Thanks to her styling, they turned out to beautiful and functional - showcasing some of our china, as well as our record player for some dinner time tunes. Another favorite is the beautiful chandelier. I love the statement it makes when you turn the corner from our living room, heading into the dining room - it's gorgeous!!













I highly recommend Sarah for your interior design needs (bonus - she also does photography)! Not only does she do amazing work, but she will quickly become one of your good friends - she is so out going and bubbly! I loved working with her so much that I am now using her design expertise to give my kitchen a facelift, as well as some final touches in my living room! Make sure to check her out on Instagram, and visit her website to see some of her amazing work.

So who wants to come over for my first dinner party?!! I seriously can't wait to make so many memories with my family and friends in our beautiful new dining room!

To see the full transformation, take a look at the before and after picture below! Thanks so much for reading! XO -

Before Picture



After Picture




Black Open Shelves | Rug | Gold Frames | Crosley Record Player | Lamps (in french blue)

*Contact Sarah Catherine Design for info on other sourced items*

Photos by Catherine Truman