While remodeling a Holladay home, Cara and Tom Fox transformed an outdated dining room into something classic yet fresh, timeless but not overly traditional. Here, Cara Fox explains how specific elements in this room serve its spirited, fresh-picked style.

Aerin Jacqueline chandelier

An Aerin Jacqueline chandelier adds huge scale and surprising style. 

Cara Fox, One Kings Lange, Wingback chair

A bold stripe lends a fresh twist to traditional wingback chairs from One Kings Lane.

Drapery rod, Savannah sconce

The drapery rod and Savannah sconces deliver the warmth and sheen of timeless brass.

Cara Fox, Lemon topiary, The Enchanted Home

Lemon topiaries from The Enchanted Home play off the wallpaper’s whimsical garden theme.

Cara Fox, Citrus Garden, Josef Frank, Schumacher

From windows to walls, Josef Frank’s “Citrus Garden” has been a decorators’ darling for decades. Among the fanciful prints that Schumacher commissioned Swedish designer Josef Frank to create in 1947, “Citrus Garden” became a decorator’s darling, so much so that interior designers began backing the fabric so they could cover walls with it. In 2017, Schumacher responded with wall-ready papers that coordinate with select Frank prints, taking them far beyond window dressing. 

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.