Decorating & Design

Ask A Designer™: Gillian Atkins’ Best Advice For Bringing A Dull Dining Room To Life

In this Ask A Designer column, Gillian Atkins’ shares advice for updating a tired dining room.

Question: My partner and I just moved into a rental apartment in an old house and would really like your help making the long, awkward dining room feel up-to-date and ready for entertaining. My father-in-law made the dining table so we’d like to keep it, though we don’t love the color. We’ll be hosting family for the holidays and need budget ideas to get the space ready! — S.S., Toronto

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