One of my favorite things to do when the weather turns is transition the dining room. It’s a space that serves us for both casual and formal dinners, so it has to multitask. Last May, I transitioned the space for summer, adding off-white slipcovers and garden roses. However, with the first autumn rain, it was time again to change the slipcovers on the chairs and update the tablescape. This year, I also changed the window treatments. A few candlesticks, seasonal pumpkins, and some earth toned linens, and the dining room is ready for homemade hot soups and pumpkin pie. Yum.
One thing I wanted to change this year was the window panels. The existing dark brown panels with a botanical pattern looked great in summertime contrasted with the crisp white slipcovers. But in winter, with a brown rug and brown slipcovers, the whole space was looking a little, well, a little too brown. So I opted for something lighter, and simpler. Soft green linen look panels customized to fit my French doors.