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Dining Room Reveal

Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room

*Many thanks to Taylor Burke Home for gifting us this gorgeous custom Settee for our dining room, and to Rings End for providing the paint. As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own.

The dining room of this new home was the location where I really let my fantasy run wild.  Growing up, the Italian side of my family placed a really strong importance on the dining room as a symbol of family, of tradition, and of elegance– and that has always stuck with me stylistically.  We gathered in the dining room for long, drawn out meals and I remember it as perfectly as I remember things that happened a year ago.  It was so important to me in our new house that we found a way to direct the traffic of our life as a family in to the dining room as a gathering space.  I wanted this room to feel luxurious, elegant, but also ultra functional.  I’m happy to report that we eat every meal in this room, every single day.  The chairs are wipeable (and the fabric cushions are removable), the table is sturdy, and the windows bring in so much light.  I love that I’ve managed to create a culture in our family of actually dining in our dining room– and that it’s a room we all feel good in.  

the before image of Eva Amurri Martino's dining room
Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Inside Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room

I just love how this room turned out, and how many little luxe touches there are! I’ve always had a special connection to hummingbirds (I have a tattoo of one also!) and the hummingbird wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements in the house. Prudence had a great idea to put it on the ceiling, and I especially love it because I can either photograph it in to images or leave it out, depending on what I’m going for.  Super versatile. I also love the Gabriel Scott chandelier.  This chandelier reminds me of that book about choosing what surrounds you based upon the things that “spark joy”.  This light fixture sparks ALL the joy for me! Especially juxtaposed with the wallpaper on the ceiling.  Taylor Burke also totally hit it out of the park with this settee.  It’s such a stunning piece, that already feels like a family heirloom.  I love how the dark green color brings out the same colors in the wallpaper and in the leaves of the olive trees.  Just being in our dining room makes me happy!

A closeup of the custom Gabriel Scott Chandelier in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A closeup of the custom Gabriel Scott Chandelier in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A closeup of the ceiling wallpaper in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A closeup of the custom Gabriel Scott Chandelier in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A performance velvet custom settee from Taylor Burke Home inside Eva Amurri Martino's renovated dining room
A performance velvet custom settee from Taylor Burke Home inside Eva Amurri Martino's renovated dining room
A closeup of the Taylor Burke settee and planters in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated Connecticut home

Check out the video below for more of the goals behind this room!

Eva Amurri Martino sits on her custom Taylor Burke settee in her newly renovated dining room
Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
The custom Buffet inside Eva Amurri Martino's renovated dining room
The bar cart and wall shelving in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room

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The bar car in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Details on the shelves in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Details on the buffet in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Details on the shelves in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
The custom cushions on the dining chairs in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A closeup of the Schumacher Drapery in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
A closeup of the custom buffet in Eva Amurri Martino's newly renovated dining room
Eva Amurri Martino sits on her custom Taylor Burke settee in her newly renovated dining room

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14 Comments

  1. Jen says:

    I love your design posts, and what a beautiful room! It’d be interesting to know if/how you incorporate purchases from your travels abroad into your home! Perhaps this could be an interesting post.

    10.23.19 Reply
  2. Nancy Velasquez says:

    It’s gorgeous! You nailed it! This dining room is everything. I know you will make so many beautiful memories with your friends and family! Love what you’re all about!

    10.23.19 Reply
  3. melanie chiasson says:

    Bonjour Eva,

    Votre salle a manger,est magnifique!;)

    10.23.19 Reply
  4. Anna says:

    I think this might be my favorite room in the whole house! It feels so elegant without being too formal to use every day. Such a beautiful space for your family to make memories!

    10.23.19 Reply
  5. Emily says:

    I have been waiting so long to see your dining room! I’m so glad the reveal is here! I am so in love with the ceiling wallpaper idea! I’d really like to know more about your design process.

    10.23.19 Reply
  6. Glenda says:

    I love it! Gorgeous… elegant…

    10.23.19 Reply
  7. Kristin says:

    This is such a beautiful room. I love the idea of the settee. I could see so many uses for that, especially during big celebrations. A weird question – what is the blue / white liquor bottle on the bar cart? I have seen this in quite a few blogger photos of their homes lately. It’s pretty – wondering what it is?

    10.23.19 Reply
  8. Melissa says:

    I LOVE IT! It’s my favorite room!! I have been waiting for the reveal. I love the wall paper on the ceiling and that chandelier!!!! Not that you’re asking but I would add a piece of art on the left of the credenza wall 🤓. Everything is gorgeous 😍😍 congrats!

    10.23.19 Reply
  9. Pearl says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the carpet, it looks like tile from afar. It’s regal but also modern.
    Curious though, how do you keep your kids from running off with that bar cart and breaking all the bottles? Is this area gated when not in use? We had to stow all our liquor into a high, locked cabinet away from our three year old.

    10.25.19 Reply
    • thank you!!
      So regarding bar cart and other “non kid friendly” items, my kids have become good at respecting my boundaries with certain things like that. I make sure there aren’t any open bottles within reach (I will probably have to move them once my kids grow up LOL) but otherwise, I am really clear with them about items in the house that are off limits to them and/or dangerous. It takes some concerted effort at first, but they really do absorb it!

      10.27.19 Reply
  10. Lisa says:

    Beyond stunning room!! Just gorgeous!!

    10.29.19 Reply
  11. Kyle says:

    Gorgeous!! I have a question about vintage items as I’m on the hunt for the perfect buffet for my own home. Do you do anything to cleanse the energy of a previously owned piece before you bring it into your home? It might sound weird, but I worry about not knowing the history of what I’m buying

    11.05.19 Reply
  12. I adore what you have done with the place. The gold accents mixed with the green looks so classic and classy. x

    12.10.19 Reply