Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dining Room Ideas

I've been figuring out what to do with my dining room. It's been sort of percolating in my head since I first found this image from Domino (R.I.P.). I've been really into the idea of a blue ceiling overhead, sort of glowing like the sky and this picture gets the feeling across perfectly. I've had this very old Alphonse Mucha print for at least a decade. I found it at a yard sale for $20 years ago, but it's been hanging in my parents house because I've never had a place for it. I don't know how old it is, but judging from the look of the old frame and ripply glass, it's at least from the 30's if not before. I'd like to think it's as old as the house. I don't have photos of the furniture that I have for the space, but I have a danish modern-esque dining set that I got from Craigslist and a small modern dresser that I will be using as a sideboard. I decided to put it all together to see how everything works together and I'm really happy with it. I also have a small but growing collection of this turquoise glassware that I think will help give the room a little sparkle. I think I've only bought one or two pieces for myself, but friends and family seem to keep finding them and getting them for me!
The chairs for the dining set are covered with a surprisingly inoffensive brown-ish/khaki-ish vinyl. I may leave them as is or I may recover them in one of the many fabrics above- which will, of course, require more decision making. I'm not sure why I have such issues picking out fabrics! I think I'll decide that after the room is done. Patterns on the chairs might be too much for the room, or it might be just what it needs. I guess we'll have to wait and see!

2 comments:

dolcechic said...

I linked here from this photo on flickr...I love it! I can't wait to see what you end up doing with this room.

Elissa said...

Thanks! I'll definitely be posting during and after pictures once I have them. Right now there hasn't been any photogenic progress, just scraping and spackling.

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