Home & Garden

A Dreamy Dining Room Transformation in Austin

How interior designer Shannon Eddings breathed new life into a 1922 Italian Renaissance home

Photo: Molly Culver

There is something undeniably satisfying about viewing a room both before and after a complete overhaul—especially this time of year, when the weather shifts and the holidays loom and the itch to polish things at home intensifies. Such is the case for this magical dining room transformation by Shannon Eddings Interiors, in Austin, Texas. 

Eddings took the dining room of a 1922 Italian Renaissance structure, a home slated for demolition before her clients purchased it, and worked with its dark trim, playing it up by restoring the original stained doors to match the rest of the millwork and enveloping the room in a sylvan wallpaper called Broceliande by Pierre Frey

The move instantly created a sense of warmth and coziness undoubtedly lacking before. She also introduced family heirlooms from her clients to the room, including the dining room table, and chose a citron Murano glass chandelier, an addition that keeps the whole thing light, unfussy, and youthful. “Old homes require a lot of love but are so worth it,” Eddings says. See for yourself below. 


photo: Shannon Eddings


photo: Molly Culver
photo: Molly Culver