A Few Changes in the Dining Room

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While I had the dining table set for a lunch this weekend, I snapped some quick photos with my phone to show you a few changes I made.

First I reupholstered the chairs using this taupe and cream striped fabric I had laying around.Β (I ran out of time to steam out the wrinkles so please excuse…..)

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I debated a lot of options but finally chose the stripes because I like the crispness it brings to the room. With all the antique art and furniture, I felt like it needed something fresh.

In the end I also decided to keep it a neutral color so it would be a nice background for whatever colors I wanted to use on the tabletop. For instance for the lunch, I went with a light blue and purple palette using some of my mom’s antique linens:

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(I didn’t appreciate all these gorgeous linens when I was growing up but I’m now so happy to have them!)

I also tweaked the art wall a little bit but you can’t tell unless you really study the previous photos…..

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Lastly I swapped out the black and white rug for this gray sisal. I really loved the black and white but it was just too small. Under a dining table, a rug really needs to be large enough for the chairs when they are pulled out and I already had the sisal and it was the perfect size. (I tried it with the black and white over the sisal too but it bugged me.)

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And with that,Β the dining room is officially finished! (For 2012 anyway!)

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  1. sue says:

    i love it, it looks so grown up! i much prefer this new rug and i think you played it clever with the neutral seat covers! that art wall truly is lovely…

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