Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Black, White and Delicious All Over: Dining Room Design

I'm making big plans for the new house. I hope it isn't premature; the inspection is on Wednesday morning, so things aren't final yet. But I can't contain my excitement! Right now everything in the new house is covered with a dingy layer of yellow nicotine, and I want to freshen it up with bright white paint. I'd like to create contrast with black chairs, and add color with a bright, monochromatic, but traditionally patterned rug. We will NOT be getting a Saarinen Tulip table, I'll keep dreaming about it anyway.

Dining Room Concept - Black, White, and Plum

My inspiration comes from these plates. Some of you might remember that I wrote about pillows from Zara Home's portrait collection last summer. I kept an eye on the collection for months, and finally, the price is right. They're on sale for just $4.90 apiece, and shipping is free. Mine just arrives yesterday, and I promise you, they're even prettier and more vivid in person. If you like them, snag them now. They won't last long!


Oh! I have one more thing to share: Last night while I was making dinner, my phone blew up. I was all, "What's happening?" OH! Australia's SheKnows magazine featured pictures of my living room, alongside three other fabulous bloggers! SheKnows even included a little shopping guide on how to get a similar look, which is completely surreal to me. I had a laugh when I saw that they spelled my new last name incorrectly, but honestly I was a little relieved to preserve a bit of anonymity online. Mostly, I feel honored to be included. Big high fives to the other ladies who were featured: Rachel at Hip Brown Home, Simone at Honey and Fizz, and Tessa at Down That Little Lane. Check each of them out, and be sure to visit SheKnows, too.

4 comments:

  1. THAT IS SO EXCITING! YOU ARE BLOWING UP! It is always thrilling to be recognized especially for something you take such pride in. To be honest, I like the accessories in your room better than the suggested ones..just saying! :)

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    1. Haha, thank you!!! It was so weird to see a shopping guide based on my own taste that didn't include Goodwill and Pre to Post Modern.

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  2. Yay Diningrooms! I do love a well laid table and a well prepared serene meal. Congrats on your house.

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