Doorways Safehouse: The Living & Dining Room {On My Agenda}

For the next few days, I'm going to post a little about each of the designers and the rooms they designed at the Doorways safehouse.  If you are just joining us now (or rejoining after some time away), check out these background posts about the project before reading further.

Nicole Lanteri from On My Agenda took on the living and dining room combination.  This room is the only space where the clients in the safehouse can hang out and relax other than in their rooms.  Nicole describes herself as "a designer, former lawyer, and happy small businesswoman." She raised quite a bit of money for the Doorways project and she only purchaseddd high quality furnishings.

Here are a few samples of her past work from her website:

Here are a few pictures of the Doorways living and dining room space she was working with:

Generally the space was in pretty good condition.  The built-ins are a great feature and focal point.  The space does have nice light although the shades generally remain closed for security reasons.  The built in bench works well for the house because several kids can sit together there.  

Here is Nicole's design board (from her blog) - 

The fresh golds and oranges are wonderful with the gray and teal.

And here are the after pictures...

It's an amazing space now. The pictures do not do it justice!  I think everyone is in love with the new Room & Board sofa especially.  The West Elm chairs offer comfort and durability.  

And a quick before and after...

Thanks Nicole for taking on this big project!!  Check out Nicole's blog for the sources.

p.s.  I love Nicole's Pinterest page so be sure to check it out here!