I mentioned to you a few weeks ago that my dear friend Anne was helping me decide which direction to take my dining room, and boy — is she good. Seriously. If you’re re-decorating and need a kick in the pants, or if you need someone to help edit your wish list, email her. The girl’s insane (in the best of ways!).
The best part? She confirmed that my style isn’t absolutely horrid. Because I trust her aesthetic, I was thrilled when she nodded her head to many of the ideas I had already desired (i.e. stacked logs, white fireplace, gigantic farmhouse table). And then, where I was stumped, she filled in the gaps (lighting! gasp!).
So, a huge thank you to Anne, for being the catalyst that drove me out of bed this morning to create an inspiration board for our dining room. I’m pretty in love with it, and I imagine some things will change (b/c I’m fickle in that way), but if it stays this way forever? I’m a lucky gal.
So, stacked logs are a must. You guys know I’m obsessed. And the lighting? Anne decided I needed a design gem to tie the room together, and what’s more classic than the Nelson Saucer Lamp? It’s an extra large, so it will look stunning centered over the massive farmhouse table Husband is going to build me (he doesn’t know this yet… but trust me; he’ll have fun!). On one wall? Hermitage Random Geometry wallpaper, which I am head over heels in love with. And of course, my lovely sponsor Burke Decor is providing 8 Radman chairs for my gigantic farmhouse table. Lovely, yes?
So. Now that the basics are decided, I can have some serious fun with styling and art (my favorite!). I have some built-in bookshelves on the fireplace wall and am replacing one with a cubby for my floor-to-ceiling stacked walls. On the other side? Accessorize, accessorize, accessorize!:
I know, I know — it looks a bit black/white (but how well does that Alyson Fox print go with the wallpaper above? Gorgeous!). Color is usually the very last thing I inject into a space, because I like to work with a blank slate first. And the good news? I have a ton of black/white accessories from my old house, so I’ll be re-purposing a lot of that in my new dining room.
Besides, I’m toying with the idea of hanging vintage arrows over the fireplace, so color will definitely prevail.
What do you think? Do you love it? It’s getting there, no?
p.s. To keep the space light and clean, we’re nixing a rug and window treatments (for now). BUT — to bring some texture, I’ll be giving each chair a sweet, miniature sheepskin accent for comfort and style!
[All interior images from Sweet Home Style; if you know of their original source, please link in comments!]