I always say a coat of paint can completely transform a room and today I thought I’d share an example from a project we have been working on here at M. Design. The room in question is the dining room of a great old Spanish house in the hills. When we started the job, it looked like this:Pretty basic, right? The room doesn’t get a ton of natural light despite its bevy of French doors so we thought, why not take it all the way to an intimate, interior room? We wanted deep jewel toned walls but didn’t want to make the place feel like a cave so we decided to paint the floor in a trio of cream and pastel colors. The room abuts the front hall so we decided to play with the pattern of the entry tile and pump up the scale. Here’s the tile: And here’s our take: The process took a few steps. First the floors were sanded down and then our floor painter extraordinaire, Meredith Kleinman, began the arduous task of taping out the floor the specifications we had drawn up. Then it was a matter of adding color, removing tape, retaping, adding more color and finishing sealers. I have to say, Meredith is officially my hero for her patience and perfectionism. I mean, look at the result! Pretty fly, huh? I almost don’t want to put a table on it but it would be a shame not to be able to sit in the room and enjoy it. Maybe a picnic for now? Enjoy!