Dining Room Updates + Fall Break

September 22nd, 2014

I like to switch things up around the house so recently I made some changes to our dining room. I replaced the plain cream silk curtains with patterned window panels and the light fixture with a white beaded chandelier I’ve been crushing on for a year.

Our dining room looks out to the rear courtyard and plays both a formal and casual role in our home. It’s also a space we walk by 100 times a day so I prefer it to be decorated with soothing neutrals. I’ve always loved a soft green and white combination paired with mixed seating and varied wood tones in here so that palette continues even with the new accessories.

green white mixed wood tones dining room

I had a store credit for winning the Lamps Plus Best DIY blog of 2013 and with it I ordered a new chandelier in our dining room (source below) and I think it’s just perfect in this space.

maarid white beaded chandelier

The window panels you see are the Scribble in Leek curtains by West Elm – they popped up on clearance two months ago so I snagged four 96” panels for $29 each and sewed two together on each side for fullness. The midnight blue and gray versions are still available, this green is not. :( 

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BOTB 9.19.14

September 19th, 2014

Greetings everyone! This weekend, we’re taking advantage of the fine fall weather and hosting some friends for dinner out in our courtyard. Ever since we hung strings of globe lights out there it feels enchanting and cozy in the evenings when we light up the outdoor fireplace.

We have a full weekend of things to do, tomorrow we’re headed back to Grandma’s to get more estimates on her kitchen renovation. I can feel fall in the air so I’m in the mood to go grab some pumpkins for the porch this weekend. My local Trader Joe’s has a great selection of Cinderellas every year and they arrive tomorrow, so I’ll be stopping there to stock up. This weekend is another round of inspiring projects and ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ favorites, enjoy!

We love this neutral textured boy nursery by Autumn at Design Dump !

masculine nursery


Welcome fall with wood plank cross stitch decor, how to over at Make It and Love It.

wood plank stitched fall wall hanging


Dusty’s DIY leaf stamped napkins are simple and so elegant.

leaf print fall napkins


Get the look of the pricey Restoration Hardware chandelier for so much less with Lauren’s hula hoop trick she used to make this rope chandelier at Bless’er House.

rope chandelier knock off


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