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."
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."
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.
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.
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.
The floor plan was modified somewhat, redefining the kitchen and creating a less formal dining area and new breakfast nook. This side of the living room now opens onto the dining area through a cased opening with side lights.