August 6, 2020

Our Dining Room Makeover

Our Dining Room Makeover

full dining room details, our design process with Devon Grace Interiors and our before photos at the bottom of this post

Our Dining Room Makeover

Our Dining Room Makeover

Our Dining Room Makeover

Our Dining Room Makeover{everything is linked at the end of this post}

I’m thrilled to finally share our updated dining room and possibly my favorite room in our home.

We had the incredibly talented Devon Wegman of Devon Grace Interiors really bring our vision to life. Prior to starting the project, Devon and I went back and forth (via email) several times so she could really get a sense of our aesthetic, our end goal and where our heads were at. We went into the project knowing we wanted to style around a few key pieces that we already owned: the custom-made dining room table, our vintage rug and our light fixture. I knew that I wanted a gallery wall, but I wasn’t really sure how to go about executing it.  I was  also really debating a darker accent wall, but I was a bit nervous since I typically gravitate towards a softer, more neutral palette. Devon gave me the push that I needed and began mocking up some initial concepts.

Our Dining Room Makeover

The Process:

After some back and forth, Devon gave me some “homework” to really understand what look we were going for. She sent over a bunch of interior images for me to look over and to call out what I was into and alternatively, what I wasn’t into. I found the entire process to be quite fun, but it also challenged me, in the best way, to really understand what we wanted.

You can see all these beautiful images floating around on Instagram or on Pinterest, but those pretty images might not be right for your home. When you sit down and really pinpoint “well, I like this a lot but not necessarily for me,” it gives you an opportunity to really focus on what the design goal is.

I didn’t realize I’d get such detailed mockups, but technology these days is pretty mind blowing. The below is a computerized photo of our living room with ‘Option A.’  It shouldn’t amaze me so much, but it really does. It helped us understand the small tweaks we considered making. After we got this first round, we knew we were heading in the right direction but wanted to see what the wall would like like if we had less frames, added some mirrors and went with a richer hue.

Our Dining Room Makeover

A few days later, we got the below and voila!

Our current dining room (with a change in chairs) mocked up using their incredible technology! Being able to see our dining room, before actually committing to it, was pretty amazing. The below was the winning mockup. Devon & her team handled all of the ordering of product, hiring the appropriate people to paint, to hang up the gallery wall & the mirrors, bringing our dining room to life.

Our Dining Room Makeover

If you’re debating hiring someone for a project, whether it’s a full home or a room, I cannot recommend Devon and her team enough. Not only is the team incredibly talented, but they were such a pleasure to work with.

I know that one question that will often come up is, “But what if you don’t live in the same city?!” I had the same question but truthfully, it really didn’t matter!

You can find Devon’s website and portfolio here and her Instagram (with so much information in her highlights) here.

I am also sharing a video of our dining room on my stories, which gives a much more interactive/detailed overview of what the room looks like and the flow. Highly recommend checking it out! It will be saved to a ‘Dining Room’ IG highlight.

The Details:

Paint Color: Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

Frames: West Elm

Sconces: Restoration Hardware

Wall Mirrors: West Elm

Rug: Vintage via Etsy: I search the word “Oushak Rug” on etsy.

Table: Custom

Dining Room Chairs: Sunpan 

Light Fixture: West Elm 

White Vase: CB2

 Clear Vase: Fferone Design 

U Shape Candle | Glaze Studio

Lastly, find two of the dining room ‘before photos’ below! We also had two mirrors up, but I forgot to snap proper photos before taking them down. However, it still shows what an unbelievable upgrade our dining room had.

Devon Wegman of Devon Grace Interiors

Devon Wegman of Devon Grace Interiors



  • Sel

    Hello Helena, a gorgeous room makeover – calming, classic and elegant. The room reflects your beautiful and elegant wardrobe style. Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend. Sel

  • Mary

    I love this dining room makeover. The paint color you used is stunning and the design is so pretty. Enjoy this space with your family!

  • Mireia

    It looks amazing! I adore the wall art arrangement with all the pictures!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Mariya Zafirova

    Looks absolutely amazing!
    Mariya |

  • LAtoya

    Omg!!! Love!!!! Just brought a new dining table and I was looking for some chairs. I love these but there’s only one set left 😢. I’m going to keep checking for them. Do you find it difficult to keep the chairs clean?

    • Mary Denis

      Check Amazon, has sets just like them at crazy good prices!

  • Joanne

    Your makeover really highlights the beautiful crown molding – the same as mine! You have excellent taste. Love it all.

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  • Barbara

    Wow! Talk about an upgrade! Doesn’t even seem like the same room! Great job! New look is so elegant and calming! Love it!

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  • Jamie

    West Elm needs to use your photos to sell that light fixture! I never would have considered it based on their photo, but your photo makes me want to run out and buy it right away!

  • Meghan

    HI! I absolutely love this makeover! Could you share where the black/wood chairs are from in the original mock-up from your designer? I love them! Thank you!

  • Bets

    Beautiful. What paint finish did you choose, estate?

  • Mary Denis

    Looks, great – you pretty much had the basics …she helped you to center the focus polish the look up… and the richness of a good color paint does wonder

  • Dot naum

    What is the name of the white paint used?

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