it was the one and only room that we did not repaint before moving in (21/2 years ago) because we have this big "dream" that we will one day take the wall down between the kitchen and dining room and turn that side of the house into a huge custom kitchen/entertaining space...so I guess you could say we've been "waiting" for this huge renovation to happen...which will not be happening for a VERY LONG TIME.
The room is currently used for children's art, storing table linens and extra kitchenware, sunning house plants, driving cozy coupes, the occasional roller skating...that's about it. Eating does not happen in here.
I recently had a change of heart- during the art show Lola had her work hung in the "dining room art gallery" and I saw the tremendous potential- and in turn, the waste of space that was occurring!
Then I watched a DVR'd episode of Color Splash Miami- and the couple that David was working with used the Viceroy Miami as their inspiration- it's a crazy-gorgeous hotel in Miami designed by Kelly Wearstler- it's insane! They showed the amazing lobby/elevator hallway and it hit me....
TOTAL INSPIRATION!!!! Here's a peek from their website
and here is my very first "inspiration board" for the space: