Happy Monday to you! We’re continuing on with our search for French inspired design and today we’re focusing on the dining room and the office area. Just a reminder, these are not entirely French but I picked them because they have that old world European flavor that we are trying to incorporate into the design scheme of the house we are working on. So without further adieu, Bon Appetit!
I love the soft curves and colors combined with the relaxed elegance of these dining rooms. They are inviting and rich with textures and grace. Dinner party, anyone?
That sense of pieces being collected over time and in travel is the key to these rooms. They feel as if they could be encased in an old chateau or a Paris apartment overlooking the shops below. They are full of interest without being the least bit cluttered and they just invite creativity. I could work here!
Check back tomorrow. We’ll be moving on to the bedroom and it’s going to be delightful!
My dining room is slooowwwwllllyyyyy beginning to take shape. This is one of those rooms that sadly, I haven’t paid nearly enough attention to which is ridiculous because it’s the first room you see when you walk in through the front door.
After breaking out the holiday decorations this past weekend I suddenly became inspired to begin working out the details and putting together a real design plan.
For the holiday design, I was inspired by this cute little picture I found in one of the Christmas boxes, which my youngest made in preschool when he was just 4.
and upon wanting to incorporate it along with some other family photos along my gallery shelves I began plundering other areas of my house such as my office, living room, etc. and put together a little grouping of my greatest works of art: my family
I recently picked up some really great art books filled with period maps and architectural drawing of London and Rome and have plans of framing several prints to be hung throughout the room. I also need to pick up some lovely Poinsettas to fill the mercury glass pots on the table. Easy enough!
For now though, this will have to do. I have to constantly remind myself that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be lovely and just like my soul, my home is a work in progress. For now though, I’m feeling good about the direction this ball is rolling.
With Thanks Giving just a little over a week away I have gone into full blown panic mode over the state of my dining room. Most people are blogging about their beautiful fall table-scapes and autominal decor and here I am, just trying to pull my dining room together in time to slap a giant turkey in the middle before next Thursday.
I'm not one to usually get all wound up about the state of my house when it's just a few family members and close friends. Truth be told, our house has been in such a state of continuous construction for so long now it almost seems normal. But here we are, so close to having all of our projects complete and my dining room is nearing it's final destination and I'm antsy, to say the least!
Here are some inspiration photos that keep me moving forward and have me itching to be done:
I've got new slip covers arriving this week for my dining room chairs and found some really fun artwork that I'll be framing as soon as I can swing a trip to Ikea to rack up some frames. It's so close, I can taste it!
How about you? Are you ready for next week's holiday season kick off?
As always, if you know someone who needs help pulling their own space together before the holidays or any time, let me know. I'll gladly put mine on hold or just multi task…that's what we do here!