Blue Note

Danielle Robin gives this Homewood dining room a new attitude.

Photography by Emily Brooke Lawrence

Danielle Robin, designer with Twin Interiors, flipped the script on this client’s dining room, trading antiques for newer, more modern pieces. “Before, the room did not represent my clients’ taste at all,” Danielle says.

Using wallpaper as the impetus for the color palette, Danielle says, “I always tell my clients that wallpaper is like art. Everyone likes something different, and when you find the right one, it just speaks to you.” Once they selected a pattern and color, the designer turned to a celestial blue color scheme. Walls and trim are painted Faded Flaxflower (Sherwin-Williams), and the drapes have a small stripe of chartreuse, a secondary color found in the wallpaper. The grasscloth-covered buffet and round mirror with driftwood detail create texture, while the new brass six-arm chandelier with starburst ceiling medallion adds shine.

“The kitchen and dining rooms are the heartbeat of our home,” the homeowners say. “We are very intentional about family meals, and we love to entertain. Those spaces hold so many significant memories—hearing about our children’s days at school, celebrating milestones, and creating holiday traditions. Now, it feels more like us.”

- Sponsors -

About those antiques? The homeowners donated them to Community Furniture Bank. “They do an amazing job, and they always find the perfect home for something with someone who will cherish it.”

“We had always pieced things together and never bought anything of our own. It was super fun to start with a clean slate and show our own style.”

—The Homeowners


Interior Design: Danielle Robin, Twin Interiors Furnishings and Wallpaper: Twin Interiors Light Fixture: Mayer Lighting 
Rug: Custom through Billy Brown Flooring 

author avatar
Cathy Still McGowin

Get the best of Birmingham delivered to your inbox

Stunning local homes, inspiring before & after projects, southern-style recipes, entertaining ideas and more!