Style Mix: Wood Tables + White Chairs

October 23rd, 2014

I’m most drawn to rooms where traditional elements are mixed with modern pieces, it makes a space feel more collected and less matchy matchy or straight from a big box store. Dining rooms are great place to ignore the old rules of a perfectly matched set and mix it up by pairing modern or industrial with traditional or cottage styles. 

The marriage of traditional and contemporary is labeled “transitional” in design, you can never go wrong with a wood plus white medley as these dining rooms demonstrate. Pack a modern punch with the additional use of a bold wallpaper or textile, or black and white photography and a statement light fixture too !

trad meets mod

trad table wishbone chairs

image: zeke photography x 2

mod meets trad dining

marie olsson nylander

modern chairs traditional table

 light locations

modern table white chairs

style by emily henderson

mixed seating


farmhouse table metal chairs


I rounded up some similar pairings …

wood and white style mix dining room

slope chair / natural table / whitewash pedestal / cameron fretwork chair / windsor chair / cherry double pedestal table / shaker farmhouse tablewishbone chair / tolix chair / x base table 


I’ve been updating all the galleries on the blog, so far the best decorating articles have been reorganized under the Style Files, click over for more inspiration!

updated style files


Friday I’m participating in a Celebration of Service Day with Home Depot in San Francisco to honor military veterans, Saturday is a big day of painting for the latest COTS project and Sunday we’re focused on Grandma’s kitchen remodel so I’m checking out early this week, no weekend links since the WORLD SERIES has my full attention… c’mon boys!

go giants

..Be Be back here on Monday !

Botanical Art Print Giveaway

October 22nd, 2014

Fall is in the air! Outdoors the leaves are changing colors before our eyes, isn’t it nice to bring the look indoors too? Art prints are one way to do it and they will last for years after the real leaves fade. I featured two of Andy’s prints from Flat Flower Designs on my living room mantel earlier this month, his shop is a favorite of mine for botanical prints, especially the pressed leaf art.

flat flower leaf prints


Today Andy is giving away three $75 shop credits to Flat Flower Designs …

flat flower designs giveaway


Eligibility to be one of three $75 shop credit winners:

1) Visit Flat Flower Designs and pick a favorite botanical or feather art print, then name it here in a comment.

Three winners chosen at random, giveaway ends Sunday October 26, 2014 at midnight PST. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

Good luck!