Posts Tagged ‘dining room’

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

blogliv

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 !

Dining Room Updates + Fall Break

Monday, 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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