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Steeped In Tradition

For this unique project, Orion Design and Remodel Moore teamed up to transform an outdated dining room into a more modern space that achieves two goals: encouraging guests to linger and incorporating the homeowner’s heirloom dining table. The space’s primarily traditional elements—including a custom built-in with an English feel and classic dentil molding—challenged the team. They also had to factor in the minimal natural lighting.

The team, however, embraced the challenges in various—and sometimes unconventional—ways. They painted the built-in and crown moulding in a dramatic green, emphasizing the design. Going further, they leaned into the dark, low-light feel with even darker finishes and moody indirect lighting. Yet, the real showstopper is the custom wall and ceiling finishes. To create them, the team collaborated with a local artist to incorporate a Kintsugi-inspired design on the walls. Employing this method allowed them to select the perfect mix of greens for the background that seamlessly infuses dramatic gold leafing and a silver finish into the ceiling design. As designers, they love the mix of metals; they also wanted the metallic ceiling to reflect the glow of the dining room’s newer, brighter lighting. Lastly, they selected a gold chandelier and two sconces with linen shades to blanket the transformed space in a soft, warm light.


Remodel Moore

Interior Designer

Orion Design


Matt Kocourek


Hardware: Top Knobs   Lighting Fixtures: Lightology   Painter: Robin Case

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