My SIL Gina’s entire home is filled with eclectic details and her dining room is no exception. But here you will find plenty of shabby chic details as well. Literally. There are several elements you may recognize from the Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic collection.
Gina’s dining room sits directly across the entry hall from the Parlor.
You can see more of the Parlor in this post.
Gina framed the entranced to the dining room with lightweight ruffled curtains hung from ribbons tied above the transom.
The dining room table is a massive table that once belonged to Gina’s Mother-in-law, Beverly. It’s square shape and size makes it a wonderful table for holiday dinners. Gina can seat 12 comfortably with room for a HUGE centerpiece!
Gina chose to cover the glass top and early 80’s style of the table with a Shabby Chic “tablecloth” made from king size sheets. A few mis-matched chairs and chair covers add to the shabby chic feel as well.
The french doors open onto the front porch. Love the twin wreaths.
Gina and George built their home 15 years ago. When I saw the antique rose wall paper Gina chose for her dining room we laughed because I had just made new window treatments, for my home at the time, out of the exact same pattern! Of course, I now have no recollection of the name of the pattern but I still think it’s gorgeous.
Just above the dining room and overlooking the parlor is a landing where you’ll find this cute and cozy seating area.
The floors are a custom treatment George designed made from painted plywood, cut and installed like tile. The wood tiles are painted with a strie (or striped) effect and topped with a clear sealer.
This comfy velvet sofa, full of pillows, graces the family room just off the kitchen. If you look close you can see Gina used two entirely different window treatments for the windows in this room. The turquoise floral curtains with the white ruffled top flank the french doors leading to the back patio (you can see these reflected in the mirror) while a different curtain dresses the window.
I LOVE the orange glass lamp with the deep turquoise shade & pink finial. Very Gina!
And, of course, no room is complete with fresh, bright pink, flowers.
Hope you enjoyed this peek into Gina’s beautiful, fun home. More coming soon.