2.01.2011

Dining Room

I can't handle eating on the floor anymore. Or the couch (which really isn't an upgrade) and is white, which worries me a little.
My goal for February is to pull the dining room together. Which actually isn't a room, just a space we have for a table and chairs. I want the living and the dining room to feel like two separate rooms though, because tying them together would look too matchy-matchy.
We got a free table off of craigslist, which I love. It is walnut now, and a little scratched up but we are going to paint it in a glossy black. The chairs are old Louis chairs I bought on craigslist also, and although I am attempting to upholster two of them for the living room, I think I am going to pay an upholsterer to do them in a white pleather or something like that. I want them to be easy to clean, and durable but still look elegant and a little bit extravagant. I also want nailhead trim on them, so they look a little like these chairs by Sixx Design.
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A lot of this is just speculation, but since this is a source of creative inspiration for me, organizing my thoughts and visualizing the space is helping me realize which direction I want to go in.
Thanks for being my sounding board friends :)

7 comments:

Erin said...

It will be a lovely dining room, Mandy. Keep working on it!

Alex said...

That sounds perfect! I'm sure it's all going to turn out just lovely :)

Caroline Henley said...

I love it! Sounds like it will fit together perfectly!!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I think it looks great. My and my hubberz have a great table... yet we still eat on the couch... this needs to change!

Ana* said...

I must say you're very creative my friend. Sounds like the end result will looks great. Keep us posted :)

Callie said...

You have such a great eye for stuff like this, it is going to look fabulous! We got our table from DI and painted it glossy black as well. I love it. I love your idea for the white chairs, they will turn out great.

Kimberly Geneviève said...

You're so creative, I love that about you. Also, I can't believe you've been eating on the ground !! LOL!