Category Archives: Dining Rooms

Farmhouse Garden (2)

A Farmhouse Wedding Shower & Tour

Farmhouse Garden (2)

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I do not covet my sister’s house. I will not covet my sister’s house.

But, I will admit, I’d love to find an old farmhouse to call my own that has just as much charm as this one. Charm and character that says welcome even before you walk in the door.

But Sheri would have to design the landscape and maintain the flower beds because my creativity doesn’t venture much beyond the screen door.  Pun intended. :) 

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Shabby Chic Dining Room (2)

Shabby, Chic and Romantic Dining Room and More

Shabby Chic Dining Room (2)

Shabby Chic Dining Room (2)

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.

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Silk Plaid Panels with lead edge trim

Black, Cream & Gold Silk Window Treatments for the Dining Room…with a Twist

Silk Plaid Panels with lead edge trim

Silk Plaid Panels with lead edge trim

I know I’ve said this before but my favorite design transformation to witness is the change that occurs when you add window treatments to a room.

When you dress bare windows with a window treatment, whether simple or elaborate, it changes the mood of the entire room!

This pair of floor length, silk plaid panels are destined to grace a gorgeous set of dining room double French doors that open out onto a backyard patio.

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Christmas Kitchen (2)

Our Christmas Home Tour ~ Kitchen & Dining Room

Christmas Kitchen (2)

Christmas Kitchen (2)

The mantle over my stove and the space above the refrigerator were the only Kitchen spots to get much Christmas attention this year.

I’ve had the burlap wrapped twin trees for years and they’re still one of my favorites. Can you believe when I first bought them I covered up the burlap with velvet and toile. They looked really cute that way but now I’m loving the burlap.

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Arch Garland

A 1928 Christmas Home Tour

Arch Garland

Arch Garland

Old houses have a special place in my heart and I absolutely love this one. Built in 1928 it is filled with charming details like nooks & crannies, arched doors & windows, slanted ceilings and stairs that talk to you. :)

My friend Charletta asked me to help her this year with her Christmas decorations and I jumped at the chance to spend the day with her and visit her gorgeous home again.

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Christmas Tree (2)

Mini Christmas Tour and a Growing Nativity Collection

Christmas Tree (2)

Christmas Tree (2)Today you’re invited on a mini Christmas Tour of a home you may recognize.

Three years ago, during my first Christmas as a blogger, I visited Tim and Elizabeth’s home just as it was all decked out for an upcoming Christmas Home Tour.

Merry and Bright and Gorgeous! 

As luck would have it, I recently delivered some updated valances (which you’ll see a peek of here but more details coming soon) right in time for Christmas. Again!

And I just happened to have my camera!

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Stone Dining Room (3)

A Dining Room Fit For a Castle

Stone Dining Room (3)

Stone Dining Room (3)

Don’t you love walking into a home and finding that totally unexpected detail? Some wonderful detail beyond your basic four walls?

When entering Tara’s home you are immediately stuck by the unexpected impact of these majestic, dry-stacked stone walls.

Paired with the furnishings and accessories Tara chose for her dining room you can almost imagine this room in a remodeled medieval castle complete with moat!

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Beyond the Screen Door - Painted Ceiling Medallion

Creative Ceiling Treatments

Beyond the Screen Door - Painted Ceiling Medallion

Beyond the Screen Door Painted Metallic CeilingWe’ve all heard the saying the “ceiling is the 5th wall”. Most of the time we don’t pay a lot of attention to this 5th wall but while editing photos this week I realized I’d taken a lot of pictures of ceilings lately. It’d be a shame not to share.

This first ceiling is in the entry hall of a brand new home I’ve been working on with the owner, Tara. Absolutely gorgeous! The unusual shape of the ceiling paired with a layered metallic paint treatment, painted scroll details and a stunning chandelier completes the initial WOW factor when you walk into this home.

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