Monday, March 23, 2015

My House Tour... Dining Room

My house evolves. I wouldn't really say it is a big work in progress because I really have settled into what I love. My living spaces, dining room and kitchen have remained the same for the last few years as far as fabrics and color/pattern, but I am always changing it up a little. 

When Spring approaches, I ditch some of the heavier throws for light weight ones, switch dark pillows out for linen and a lighter look and shift my art work around for a fresh palette. 
I clean the windows, fill my vases with evidence of Spring and brighten things up. 

After a long, cold winter. I am ready! We all are. 
Recently, Bonnie-Jeanne Berg of BJB Photography, took some beautiful photos of my home and I wanted to take you on a house tour (at least of the rooms that are clean). You saw my bedroom last week --- check out my dining room! 
Oh, and Bonnie-Jeanne, it's even prettier in pictures. Thank you!
 My chairs are Oscar de la Renta for Century and I have had them for almost ten years. I love them just as much today as I did when I bought them. Invest in pieces you love because they will stand the test of time. I have some scattered around my house for when we need to add the leaves to the table and host a larger group.  
 Mix in the affordable every chance you get. Can you spot it? The sunburst is Martha Stewart for Home Depot. Yes, I said, Home Depot. It was $30. Go. get. one.
 Ann convinced me to hang my very first Christmas gift from Read in our dining room. It is an original oil of Banks Channel. I love the pops of color against the muted wallpaper and now has become a new focal point where we can enjoy the view. 

Remember, I had a piece of glass cut to fit my grandparent's dining table to bounce light around the room and protect the surface of my favorite heirloom. 
 Never forget the ceiling. It's the 5th wall and painted in a pale hue of pink, peach, blue or even a metallic, it adds another dimension.
 I found this tureen at a junk shop in Southport. It never made it to the shop and showcases my favorite animal print.
My Mimi gave me a beautiful antique chest as a wedding gift. For the last 14 years, it was in my bedroom. Recently, I relocated it to my entry and it makes me smile and think of her every time I walk in the front door. I love how it adds warmth, storage and a drop zone for my keys and sunglasses. Don't be afraid to add big pieces to small spaces or a large rug. While they may be a tight fit, they can visually expand a space. 

Happy Monday, and stay tuned for more of my house tour compliments of BJB Photography. 
bye bye birdie....


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