Category Archives: Dining Rooms

Ivory & Gray Window Treatments

Gray & Ivory Damask Dining Room Window Treatments

Ivory & Gray Window Treatments

Gray & ivory with a touch of orange.

You might think this color scheme is just for the fall holidays but in Cheryl’s home that’s not the case. This beautiful combination of gray, ivory & orange is the color scheme for the main living area, dining room and kitchen in this new home.

The walls are Worldly Gray by Sherwin WIlliams and the dining room window treatments are made from a damask like pattern called Dreamer in Gray from Interior Fabrics.

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Tutorial: Window Treatment Sheers with Cord Loops

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My friend Jan has one of the warmest, most inviting homes I’ve been in. Several years ago she had these cotton sheer panels made for her living room which include a cord trim along the upper edge that forms large loops from which the window treatment hangs.

While updating her adjoining dining room Jan asked me if I would duplicate the look and style of these sheers.

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While not an exact replica, I was able to get pretty close to the original.

Today’s tutorial includes all the details, how-to’s and what-to-avoid’s in creating this look for yourself.

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Painted Fall Centerpiece

Dining Room Before & After Including Updated Fall Centerpiece

Painted Fall Centerpiece

Know what the key ingredient was for updating this Fall centerpiece?

Spray paint! Specifically several different shades of metallic spray paint.

My friend Jan has a large Fall centerpiece that I have admired for several years. This year I went to her home and it was completely different. Gone were the oranges, reds & yellow golds and in their place was this shimmering neutral beauty.

In fact, that wasn’t the only thing that was different.

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Farmhouse Garden (2)

A Farmhouse Wedding Shower & Tour

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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)

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

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

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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

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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