For the dining room challenge on HGTV Design Star season 5, Emily Henderson and Michael Moeller design a space completely out of repurposed furnishings. They paint the ceiling a bright green to create an "intentional explosion" of color, and for her project, Emily attaches plastic flowers to a chandelier and paints the entire piece a crisp white.
The bright orange, textured accent wall provides contrast against the exposed brick in this eclectic dining room. The wooden dining table and unique art give the space an earthy feel, toning down the vibrancy of the wall's orange hue.
HGTV Design Star judge Genevieve Gorder says, "In order to make the brick wall the focal point, it's necessary to pull back on the opposing walls. They should've brought in light, creamy, smooth textures to give the space a greater sense of grandeur while highlighting the earthy color and rougher texture of the bricks."
This dining room, featured on HGTV Design Star, features a rich orange accent wall and heavy wood furniture. Light hardwood floors are offset by exposed brick walls, while a mix of seating keeps the dining area relaxed. White cornices frame the windows with airy white curtains.
HGTV Design Star judge Genevieve Gorder says, "Compositionally, I think the room is scaled appropriately — there's room to move, I know what I'm supposed to do in here and the asymmetry is working organically for me."
A signature highlight in the renovation is this breakfast nook just off the kitchen, with bay window and wooden table custom built by Clint Harp. Another special feature is a set of antique doors (left) with vintage hardware installed on the new pantry.
Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines ultimately opted to keep the ceiling beams which, with the new bright white interior, tie in nicely with the newly added trim. The fresh motif and added light make the room feel much larger.
In the new dining room, existing windows were replaced with French doors and sidelights to bring lots of natural light into the space. Joanna added a statement chandelier, rustic wood dining table, and glass-front bookcase, also in the natural wood finish.
The built-in shelves were removed to make room for new windows, bringing more natural light into the space. The fireplace gets a facelift with marble hearth and surround, contrasting smartly with the new hardwood floors in dark stain.