Behind the Design

When you do what you love for work, that often means that you spend your "free" time making magic happen.

For many years, I was a "midnight hustler", working my 9-5 and then working 5pm-12am on design projects.

Although now I design all day at work, I still love to go shopping and pull together projects when I'm not at the office. I just can't get enough. I thought it would be fun to share a little peek into how I worked with Ricardo of DESiGN iNKREDiBLE to finish this dining room update!


The client had already purchased a dining room table, chairs and buffet, so we had a foundation to start with. Ricardo selected this beautiful blue from Sherwin Williams called Commodore that makes the room pop as you enter the home. The first thing we did was replace the standard chandelier with an elegant black drum shade with crystals. Lighting is such a crucial element to any room and this was a much needed update! 

Next, we layered their neutral furniture with a bold black & white houndstooth rug. We softened the windows with crisp white curtain panels.

Ricardo styled the table + buffet with modern accents and this beautiful ombre glass lamp. Watch us shopping in the video below!

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Get the Look 

THE FINAL LOOK

The client loved it! It's always a joy to watch a client walk into their new space after an install and light up. It makes all the hard work worth it!

Follow Ricardo @DESiGNiNKREDiBLE on Instagram to see more of his work!

Creative spirit living & loving in Raleigh, NC.