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Our Dining Room | Dreaming & Scheming

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Several months ago, I mentioned that our dining room is undergoing a few changes.  So far I've DIY'd the drapes to make them look a little more custom.  I also painted the dining table to make it a little more coastal/casual.  I've been squirreling away ideas as I find my way through the process. Design is always a process and I've learned to take my time and not rush into a hasty decision that I'll later regret.  With age comes wisdom I suppose.  It's been a fun process - one that reaffirms my end goals for this space because my plan hasn't really changed since I started all of this way back when.

Today I wanted to share a little bit about my vision so you can see the process and thoughts behind where we are and where we are going.  The image above serves as color inspiration.  I'm in love with blues, pinks, and greens, and lots of white.  The wall color will most likely change to classic gray to flow with the living room.  I'm saving that decision for last once all of the elements come together.

These are a few images of dining rooms that speak to me.  Either white or distressed tables paired with white chairs.  While I would love score a set of bamboo chairs, I've decided to stick with the ones we have for now and recover the seats.  So I ordered this fabric and while recover the chairs asap.





To inject color I will add a statement piece of art over the sideboard.  Something like this only larger.



I've also ordered this rug.  We've never had a rug in our dining room before so I cannot wait for this! I think it's really going to define the space and add warmth.


I'll move my blue and white collection to the dining room like this.  I haven't decided if I'll paint our china cabinet or not, hmmm.


There's also room for a pair of chairs by a window which would create a nice spot to sit and read or enjoy a beverage.  We have a pair of wingback chairs that are currently in other rooms and in desperate need of new upholstery.  This may not happen immediately, but I would love to do something like this using pale blue linen.


I plan to add a bar cart across from the sitting area.



We've been wanting to beef up the mouldings in the dining room for the longest time, so I'm hoping this will happen soon to complete the room.  I'll share pictures soon of the developments.  

9 comments:

  1. i am DYING over that first image- love it! where is it from- i didn't see the source and wanted to check it out. thanks!

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    1. Cassie, thank you so much for letting me know that I forgot to link. That's a huge pet peeve of mine when sources aren't credited :). Isn't that room great? Be sure to check out the tour - one of my favorites!

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  2. I love the direction you're going with your dining room Rene and the colors you're using. Bringing in some touches of pink will be fun! That rug you chose is beautiful. I can't wait to see it all together!

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    1. Thanks Allison! The rug is scheduled to arrive today & I cannot wait!

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  3. I love your inspiration, Rene! It's funny b/c Rebecca's home (first image) is my inspiration for our Living Room. I want the a light and airy look with lots of blue, green, white and touches of pink. I just painted our walls FB Blackened. I can't wait to see where you go with this and your post has already given me some new ideas!! Looking forward to seeing the progress! Good Luck!

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    1. Her home is full of inspiration isn't it?! I immediately fell in love with her blue walls!

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  4. I love your plan Rene! Your dining room is already so pretty but I love this direction you are taking it with the blue and white!

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  5. Love the rug and I can't wait to follow along as you pull your space together
    Pamela

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  6. Can you please tell me where I can purchase the table and chairs in the second picture with the stripped pillow on the tan fabric chair.

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