Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dining Room Brainstorm

Our dining room has been a work in progress for a while. I finally have a plan for the space so we are moving forward, however slow the pace may be. We are a very informal family and to be honest, I think we've used our dining room once. But, it is at our entry and I'm convinced that if it's finished, we will make better use of the space. It is by no means huge, but perfect for a dinner party of 6 or 8.

Above is a picture of the dining room before we moved in. The walls are Sherwin Williams Griffin and the wainscoting is Sherwin Williams Alabaster.

Below is my concept board for the room. Just like we did for the pagodas by Maggie, I'm using the rug as my main inspiration.

We have some blue willow china from Josh's family, and I'm thrilled because I've always loved this pattern but have never lived in a home with much blue. I thought it looked so great with the rug! Our dining room furniture is all antique and/or up-cycled so I wanted to update the look with elements like the mercury glass lamps with burlap shades and linen drapes with Greek key trim. Hopefully it will all work the way I'm thinking it will!

PS...I'm dying over One Kings Lane's Eastern Philosophy vintage shop today...they have a rug very similar to mine. I also spotted a teacup that we have from Josh's side and some very similar console tables like the one we have in our living room. (Wow, how different our living room looks now that we have a baby!)


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