7.03.2009

Dining Details~



I have had so much positive feedback on my dining room restaging (and so many questions from readers) that I thought I'd share with you all a few of the details.












First and foremost, because we chose a neutral palette, texture was key! I used a burlap runner on the table, along with burlap, linen and canvas pillows.






And yes, for those of you who asked, my new curtains are painter's dropcloths. I love the heavy weight....they hang perfectly when left straight, or drape beautifully if pulled back.









My centerpiece is made from a seemingly mismatched bunch of random things...but it works together beautifully and adds a subtle touch of color.







Remove the color, and look how the textures play off of one another...the heavy details of the sphere, the smooth surface of the footed bowl, the earthiness of the wreath and the intricate metal work of the tray. A feast for the eyes!


Just a reminder today is the last day for the Shabby Nest Summer Sale...still some great deals left....hurry over!
Hope you all have a lovely July 4th weekend~

31 comments:

Laura said...

What a gorgeous room - simple, beautiful, warm & inviting! Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Amy@DesigningaLifeILove said...

You did such a great job with your dining room! I love your dropcloth curtains. They're beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

pk @ room remix said...

What a beautiful, creative room! Love it. Thank you for sharing. Have a great 4th of July weekend!

Carmen said...

I love it! Doesn't it make you want to stay in your house now? haha

I have a blog question for you if you have time to answer. Do you schedule your posts? I have tried to schedule my posts and it says "scheduled" in my post list but they don't post on their own. What am I doing wrong?

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your dining room is just beautiful! I love the neutral palette. It' so calming!

Have a safe and happy 4th!

Jane

Jill said...

ooooh, I love me some burlap (I'm recovering my patio chairs today)...I just love everything you do!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I really need to try the drop cloth curtains! They look great!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love it! I'm planning to try my hand at a burlap table runner soon...nervous b/c I've never measured/cut/sewn anything all on my own before. :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey Carmen! I just posted yesterday that I am having the same problem, and one of my readers commented that apparently it is a blogger-wide problem, so you're not doing anything wrong, and hopefully they'll get it fixed (especially before I go on vacation!)

morethanthestarsinthesky said...

Love the drop cloth curtains! Great idea! Your dining room looks amazing and those pillows.

Amanda in Alabama

Nancy said...

Wendy,
Thanks for emailing me back re: curtains. I like the inviting and cozy look of this room. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Nancy

Shelia said...

Wendy, your room is absolutely beautiful! I love those drop cloth curtains and just may have to get some - they're really lovely! Did you make your pillows!
You're good, Dear ONe!
Have a wonderful fourth tomorrow and
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Very pretty!
~Michelle

Holly said...

It all makes me smile!,.. But I REALLY love the simple fresh centerpiece. So darling!!

Nora said...

I'm sure you've probably mentioned this a ton before but what is your wall color? It is so amazing. We are buying a house that is going to need a complete makeover and I love that color!

Ms. Tee said...

I love all the neutrals, Wendy - so pretty! Happy 4th!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Nora...our paint color is Cathedral Gray from Ralph Lauren.

Hope this helps~

The Mommy said...

Adorable decor and fabulous blog. Glad I found it.

OK to VA said...

I love, love, love this room! It looks so inviting, but uniform. Perfect!

its so very cheri said...

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Our Complete Family said...

What a beautiful room! That is just perfect and calming and lovely~ all rolled into one area!!!
Hoping you are having a terrific 4th of July weekend hun!
Many hugs, Les

Stacey said...

Love it! I am wondering where do you buy your drop cloths?

Elyse said...

very cool wendy!

i am hoping to go to brimfield for my 1st time. how 'bout you?

xo

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Stacy: I just got them in the paint section at Home Depot.

And Elyse: I've been to Brimfield several times now....you are in for a treat!! Be prepared to walk...a lot!

Becki said...

I also love your restaging however am wondering what you did with a cute little bee pillow you used to have on your window seat? It was so sweet! Becki

debra said...

Love the painter's dropcloth curtains - brilliant!!

Leen said...

Great job, I love everything about it!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hi Becki:


It's still there. ;-)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Love the room and the centerpiece is gorgeous!! Can I ask where you got the image for your bee pillow. I would love to make chandelier shades with a bee image for my friend in Cali?

Toni
thetatteredcottage@yahoo.com

Amy Thomas said...

I have been hunting all over for a chandellier exactly like this! Where did you find it?

Jennifer said...

I love your dining area. What color did you paint your walls?