Look inside a blogger's incredible dining room makeover

By Aoife Valentine 11-01-2017

Stylist Erin Hiemstra, the woman behind Apartment 34, is wrapping up the restoration of her 19th century Victorian home in San Francisco. She's just revealed her dining room makeover, and the difference is incredible.

She bought the house two years ago and has been renovating the whole place. She wanted to turn the dining room into a classic, timeless space, which is quite a dramatic departure when you look at the before pics!



With the help of One Kings Lane, she got her wish. Working with their studio team and her pinspiration, they transformed the room to something closer to the Parisian pre-war apartment vibe Erin was hoping for.

The dining table is an eight-foot long table made of reclaimed pine in a soft ash stain, a hue they chose to avoid the table looking too rustic. They paired the table with stately, traditional Louis XVI-style chairs and bench-style seating in the tufted bench.

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This tall, narrow dresser was chosen along with the artwork to help alleviate the dwarfing effect the 12ft ceilings have on the room.

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While the mirror adds depth and gives light to the narrow room, one of Erin's requirements for the room was to have a bar area, as she believes you can't entertain without a bar. A vintage-inspired - and fully stocked - bar cart did the trick, hitting the current trend notes for bar carts and mixed metallics, in a timeless way.

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A far cry from the colourful, eclectic room they started with, the dining room makeover has transformed the space into a gorgeous, simple and chic space to host and entertain guests.


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