Before and After – Mediterranean Dining Room Dazzles

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after comparison? This is one of our favorites! We love the remarkable transformation.

We have the fondest memories of working closely with our client on the renovations as we polished this gem of a home into the stately presence it is today. We think the whole house now reflects his warmth and grace–and creates a welcoming and comfortable place for his family and friends.

This classic, Spanish Mediterranean home with beautiful energy just needed a little love to make it shine.

First order of business: We ditched all of the ’80s faux, in favor of timeless finishes.

Next, we sourced furniture that accentuated the stately, elegant vibe. We view lighting like jewelry; the more beautiful it is, the more magnificent it makes the outfit. Thus we adorned the dining room with this Moroccan chandelier — a piece that had been hand-carved with a jeweler’s tool over many months. The resulting filigree casts exquisite shadows on the ceiling, creating drama and excitement.

The “Before” picture (below) shows our client’s dining room as it looked when the house was inhabited by the previous owners.

And here is another view of the finished product. So much nicer…

View more images, including the living room transformation (as glimpsed through the archway, above) and the dedicated wine room, in our portfolio, here.

February 1st, 2011|Before and After, Dining Room|


  1. Gabrielle Fishman June 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a gorgeous transformation. The room is so much more spacious and inviting. I especially love the light fixture above the table.

    • Laura Martin Bovard June 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      That fixture has a special story…made in Morocco and hand cut with jewelers tools. It really does make the room. Thank you for the input Gabrielle.

  2. Deidre January 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Laura, I love the light fixture in the “after”. Is it Moroccan? The doors are fantastic!

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