Dining Room Style: Southwestern Chic

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been going through the application process for an interior decorating position at a national company. (Cross your fingers everyone!).  One of the requirements was to “redecorate” two rooms that I gleaned from decorating magazines, and put together a mood board for each.

The first room that I chose was a dining room, in a very traditional style.  The color palette was mostly off-whites, and they had made the horrible mistake interesting choice of installing wall-to-wall carpeting (in the dining room! Gah).  Here is the original room:

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via Traditional Home

Here is what I turned it into (please forgive my amateur Photoshop skills):

Dining Room Makeover

And here is the mood board! I am so in love with this wallpaper, and how good it looks with the honey-colored leather chairs.  I wish this was my dining room!

Southwest style modern dining room

From top left:

Of course, I had a rather large imaginary budget for this project so unfortunately this room is not in my immediate future.  But a girl can dream!

What do you think? Leave a comment in the box below or by clicking the link at the top of the post.  I’d love to hear from you!

Comments (6 )
  • cassie
    | 8 October 2014

    i LOVE that buffalo art every since spying it on a cup of jo! and love the paper and all the other choices- i could live there, too!

    • annabode
      | 10 October 2014

      Thanks Cassie! Me too–just wish it was less expensive!

  • Mama C
    | 9 October 2014

    I love the wallpaper!! I am thinking of papering my diningroom and this is definitely in the running.

    Mama C

    • annabode
      | 10 October 2014

      Thanks Mama! You totally should, it’s fabulous.

  • Kristen
    | 9 October 2014

    That wallpaper is so fun! And I REALLY love that buffalo print! Pretty room – great work!

    • annabode
      | 10 October 2014

      Thanks Kristen! I’m praying my fiancé will relinquish his ban on wallpaper in our next house so I can try it out :).

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