Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Modern Country Dining Rooms

OOOH I LOVE THIS DINING ROOM SO MUCH. I TORE OUT THIS PICTURE FROM A MAGAZINE YEARS AGO! IT IS TIMELESS...CHIC, MODERN AND YET COUNTRY ALL AT THE SAME TIME. OF COURSE THE GORGEOUS PURPLE HYDRANGEA JUST POP OFF THE TABLE AGAINST THE BLACK CHAIRS AND BLACK CHANDELIER.
DINING ROOMS! I love them. They are the place where the family gathers for those special meals when the "nice" dishes come out of the closet. It is also the place where we bring our guests to make them feel special. I love putting fresh flowers on the table,I like to use chargers with a nice dinner plate and sometimes a salad plate or soup bowl. A freshly laundered pressed napkin (if I have the time to iron them) with a some sort of special touch...a ribbon, a flower or just a fun napkin ring.
In this room the big bold green buffalo check on the chairs makes me think of dining in the garden especially when you look up and see that amazing chandelier. How fun to put a bench against the wall to use it like a sideboard with plants and baskets on it. How about the artwork? I kind of like it. It is bold and yet fun at the same time.



How about this green door and chairs with a simple farm table. The chandelier is what really makes this room pop..dont' you think? Don't we ALL appreciate attention to detail when we dine out at a nice restaurant? Well who are the most important people in our life?.....our own family. So why not make time to make them feel special during the week....for no reason at all. I hope some of these photos that I have collected through the years from magazines will inspire you to do something out of the ordinary for your family this week.
I think this room (to the right)looks so French...the soft green colors of the peeled paint table and cupboard. They used my favorite kind of slip cover a little skirt (it looks so feminine and flirty).









I love the white sideboard table with the urns and large glass bowls holding silver balls. Look how they changed up the ratan chairs by adding a white cloth over each chair back. And Hello...look at the chandelier made to look like a nest using grapevines and then adding pearls! How funky is that!

Please let us know if any of these photos inspires anyone of you to do something out of the ordinary in your dining room by leaving us a comment or two.

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KARIN said...

OOH, that last one is my favorite, with the white sideboard and rattan chairs. Unfortunately, I have a very formal chippendale dining room set. Maybe I should ditch my china cabinet and find a funky sideboard. Hmm. But I do have a big dining table in my kitchen. And I can make the chandelier look like a nest. Hey! I'm inspired! Thanks!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Hi Karin (love the spelling by the way)!! Send us some pic's of what you decide to do! I love having a sideboard. You could always paint your formal chippendale dining set if you don't like it! If you make your chadelier look like a nest I want to see it!! Post on your blog!

Thanks for nice comments.

Karin

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