Style Mix: Wood Tables + White Chairs

Thursday, 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 !

Pacific Heights Stroll + Interiors

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

On Saturday I did one of my favorite things, I took a stroll through a neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes just to stare at the architecture and be inspired by the design. This particular stroll was through Pacific Heights in San Francisco, the most prestigious location to own real estate in the City by the Bay.

These are the residences that make you dream of what it might be like to live here if only you had an extra, oh, 2 to 20 million. As you walk, the facades vary from classic Victorians to European revival to newer Contemporary exteriors and many have views of the San Francisco Bay.

I’m a looky loo so I loved walking up and down the hills of the neighborhood and admiring the details of these homes: the grand doors, the moldings, the touches of gold leaf, the entry gates, the clipped boxwood and espalier, the exquisiteness of them all. Come on along on the walking tour!

san francisco pacific heights home


pacific heights balcony


ornate wood doors san francisco


espalier tree san francisco


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