Room We Love: An Informal Dining Room in Myers Park

And that rug really ties the room together
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LAURA SUMRAK

Jess Ebert, who owns Four Story Interiors, wanted her clients to use every room in their sprawling Myers Park home. So she made sure no space felt off-limits or too precious for their two young kids or the family dog. She designed a colorful, approachable space they could enjoy every day instead of a formal dining room they’d use only on special occasions. “This space definitely has drama,” she says. “It’s not a casual look, but it’s still very usable.”

FROM THE GROUND UP
The first thing most people notice is the blue-and-gold, screen-printed wallpaper, which came from an Oregon-based company called makelike. But Ebert determined her color palette based on the Turkish rug she found at Charlotte Rug Gallery. “The rug is the piece that brings this room together with the vibrancy and the pattern,” she says. “That set the tone, and everything else fell into line with that.”

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ALL ABOUT THAT BRASS
Ebert incorporated the homeowners’ love of navy and brass tones with Iris Brass side chairs from Century Furniture and soft brass sconces and a chandelier from Circa Lighting. She chose a walnut credenza with a brass base from Century Furniture and installed an antique mirror with a gold leaf outline from Bungalow 5. Kauffman & Co. custom-made the six-seat table.

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MORE IS MORE
The homeowners wanted plenty of color, but Ebert was careful not to overwhelm the space with too many patterns. “When you pick too many bold patterns, there are too many players, and there isn’t an opportunity for one to shine,” she says. “But when you have a mix of large and small patterns, or maybe a solid that has a texture, it works so much better.”

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