the cottage project: dining room design plan

Welcome back to another installment of The Cottage Project!  Today I'm sharing the dining room.  My client loves to cook and entertain, so her dining room is an important space. 

If you look at the exterior of the home, you can see the large, floor to ceiling, bay window 
with white sheets: the dining room.

Here is the before shot from the doorway of the kitchen.  Since this picture was taken, the ceiling has been 
re-plastered, and the wood floors were stained.

Her three large windows need special attention.  When I saw the treatment on the bay windows designed by Milk & Honey Home, I knew it was just what the cottage needed.

Sheri also loved this chandelier I proposed.
                                                                               Source: ballarddesigns.com via Abby on Pinterest

Back to the tour...
Here is the view if you look to your left.  The original architectural details in this house are amazing.

When you look to the right, there is a door to the attic, more built-ins, and a door to the pantry/basement.   

There is a lot going on in this room before we do anything to the space.  Including textured walls. For this reason, I kept the design plan very simple.  There is no art, because the architecture and windows will be art enough.  The space combines the neutral, old world feel that Sherri loves,
with the cottage that the home truly is.

I'm sure we will make tweaks to the design, but I love the relaxed, yet beautiful, direction we are headed.  Just click on the links below to see plans for the other rooms in The Cottage Project.

If you would like to work together creating a home you truly love, contact me or learn more 
about my design services here.


  1. Yes, I like the dining room mood board. I can't wait to see more progress photos.


  2. Love that project that Julie and Anisa did....I know your project will look equally amazing :)

  3. Abby! What a brilliant mix of finishes and textures. I LOVE that chandelier with the table and chairs. Killer rug. Of course, you know I'm going to love those drapes. And the woven woods. You go girl. This client is LUCK.EE.

  4. That exterior gets me every time - it's such a great house. The character and details are so nice. And love the choice you selected for the chandelier - that really sets the stage for beautiful cottage dining.

  5. That is the greatest looking house! Can't wait to see how it all turns out.

  6. lovely! I like your window treatment choice, and the pops of blue keep it interesting.


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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