Residential Interior Design of the Year: Dining Room
Wall Coverings: By Seabrook, available through Nancy Rose, Inc., 2716 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-889-1370, nancyroseinc.com
Gina McMurtrey, Nancy Rose, Inc., 2716 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-889-1370, nancyroseinc.com
Nancy & Tom Babik Residence
Cindy Love-Loudis, Cindy Love
The original dining room at the Babik residence was traditional and didn’t fit the homeowners’s modern taste, says Interior Designer Gina McMurtrey. The old space featured a white chair rail that circled the room over neutral beige walls and a gold Colonial chandelier, which made the room appear more dated than it actually was.
McMurtrey started the room’s remodeling process by removing the chair rail, the chandelier and the white wooden window shutters. She added a contemporary metallic wallpaper with a silver- and bronze-textured tile design to the 11-foot tall walls, and dropped in a sleep chrome/glass-beaded six-light chandelier to add a modern feel to the room. Circle-patterned sheer window treatments span the window bay, and drop-tab silk velvet panels were side-mounted on silver swing-arm rods to float in front of these sheers. McMurtrey finished the room with a soft black-finished round table, Kravet Balmoral side chairs and a custom wall art feature.