One of my friend's (C.A.) has a lovely home and her own sense of style. Her dining room is the first thing one sees when entering the home but for one reason or another it never got 'done'. She had purchased a huge (6 feet across) round farm table but wasn't sure how to pull the room together. She asked if I minded tossing some ideas around...what designer doesn't love that?
Around the table were a variety of chairs that she had put slip covers on for unity, while she was waiting on some French chairs she found on Etsy. She is a great shopper!
She inherited some drapes from the previous owner...
...and a very pretty chandy.
My first suggestion was to neutralize the walls and to her good fortune, SW Rice Grain (one of my favorite neutrals) matched her trim quite nicely. She did keep the dark ceiling.
This door on 4 legs which she had in another part of the home fits the French theme well and perfect the room. It's great to be able to 'shop the house' for treasures. Here you can see one of the French chairs.
We had a lined burlap table skirt made and she got the glass cut. The birdcage was green and all I had to say was 'how about making it creamy' and she was on it and did a great job!
C.A. fell in love with the Restoration Hardware mirror which is a beautiful addition. She also found the sconces which frame the room nicely. I meet at her house for Bible study and it was fun to hear the other ladies comment on how much they loved her dining room!
I think she did quite nicely, don't you?
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