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Sarah 101: After The After

by - Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Many of you were quite interested in what Geeta really thought of her dining room and her experience on Sarah 101. While Geeta wasn't entirely happy with the chairs and artwork that were featured on the show, she was really happy with the replacement chairs that Sarah helped her pick out and the artwork she purchased on etsy.


So let's take a look at how the room looks today. Here's the Before (or is it the After?)...
...and here's the After (the After After)

Much more livable, I think, don't you? The chairs are the Cole chairs from Sarah's own line and feature a nice subtle pattern and nailhead trim at the legs. The artwork picks up on the colours in the room (though it is hung a little high because Geeta just temporarily reused the nail that the floral art was hung on!). And with the table set with more modern dishware, the whole room takes on a younger, more classic vibe than it appeared on the show.

I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peek behind Sarah 101. Thanks for sharing Geeta & Jerry! Its good to know that sometimes the happy homeowners we see on TV really are happy.

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17 comments

  1. Geeta2:23 PM

    Thanks Jen for posting these, even if I gave you poor quality of the photos! You can't really tell in the photos, but the back of the chairs is upholstered in a quilted fabric that has a fan pattern, which I think references the wallpaper very nicely and subtly, and the seat of the chair is a simple beige linen. All in all, this is much more "us"...although, I'm sure there are still some fans who can't believe we gave the original chairs back to Sarah! :)

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  2. Love the room...I did LOVE the first set of chairs but I know that rooms can look different in photos. They were just so bright and cheerful. The wallpaper is my fav though!

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  3. I think the before chairs were a little much but the colour was great. I think the new chairs are a tiny bit bland for the room. Maybe same style but in a more lively fabric? End of the day though if the home owner is happy, all's well!

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  4. Someone should just donate the original chairs to me. I'll put one in every room of my house, that's how much I love them. I do love the new artwork, so pretty!

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  5. This is interesting. I always wonder if people ever change stuff on these design shows. These after chairs look good in the room but I feel with such an ornate dining room that the original chairs fit better. But that's just me. ;)

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  6. I loved the original chairs and according to Sarah herself a week ago on FB, those orginal chairs are still available if you want them!

    looking at the new set of chairs in this dining room and the new art work, I do agree that maybe this is a better mix of "old" and "new" in the room. The before certainly has a more traditional sensibility and now the "after" is more current and more of what Geeta and Jerry like.

    Thanks again for the update! Your room is still my favourite episode so far!

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  7. This makes this room much more livable! I like the new chairs. I like the old ones too, but not in the room with everything else. Great choice

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  8. Anonymous8:59 PM

    I like the mix of old and new as well, they added their personal touch to the room so I am sure it will feel much more comfortable. However, I feel like the art work is hung too high on the wall and should be lowered, it looks out of place.

    Thanks for the update!

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  9. I think the new chairs look great but I also loved the touch of yellowy-gold that Sarah brought in with the other chairs. I would love to see that brought back again in another way. Maybe through the table settings...

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  10. Beautiful. Love the new chairs. Much more livable.

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  11. Anonymous10:15 AM

    Love it! I think this is much more liveable, which is important!!

    I agree that the artwork really needs to be hung lower, it's too high right now. Centred between the crown molding and chair rail would look much better.

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  12. I much prefer the new chairs. Really is a pretty room.

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  13. This room is gorgeous! I love the chairs, love the nailhead detail. But, please-please-please lower that artwork! It makes my head hurt... ;o) D.

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  14. I absolutely love that wallpaper. The new chairs are very calm and pretty and easy to live with. It looks like a dining room that will be a great place for family dinner, entertaining, and making memories.

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  15. I'm actually breathing a sigh of relief that the artwork has been changed and I realized it is only hung temporarily. I like the new chairs but loved the fun nature of the fabrics on the original chairs - it gave the room a lot of personality. But with the square shape of the new ones, you could always make up slipcovers in a fun pattern to get the same feel. :)

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  16. Fascinating - thanks so much for sharing! I wish I could see the show here in the US. I have to get by with pics on hgtv.ca!

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  17. Can't believe they didn't like the chairs! They were so inspiring for me - LOVED the idea of having a different pattern on the back. I'll be doing that soon for SURE.

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