More often than not my DR is the location of a project spread out across the table, on the side board and even on the floor. I sew here, craft here and occasionally entertain here. That said, my style is pretty low key, a mix of a few old pieces, some newer items and a few bargains. This is what the room looked like when we bought our home:
The table is one of the first furniture purchases I ever made. A harvest table fashioned from recycled barn pine, it was once our "all the time" table and has seen quite the wear and tear over the years. That history and resulting patina is what I love about it.
I also love the chairs, the result of much searching, a mix of high and low. The black x back chairs came from now defunct custom furniture maker, Robert Bergelin Company in North Carolina and the red chairs host chairs are Pier One bargains ($50 each, yes sir)!
I have blogged about my window treatments previously, but they are tricked out Peyton Drapes from Pottery Barn. The upholstery jute was a bargain at 50 cents a yard and works perfectly in this room.
The wall hanging is a piece of Osborne & Little fabric that I found at a flea market for $15. It is a hand painted linen that retails for over $150 per yard! The demi-john belonged to my parents and graced my childhood home.
Keeping it real, this is how my dining room looks on almost a daily basis....
But I can get her "prettied up" for company, like this for Thanksgiving dinner last year.....
And yes I am a fan of red, I have lots of it sprinkled through out my home and while it may not be an au courant "color of the moment" it works for me!
Head over to Rene's blog, Cottage & Vine and check out all of the lovely dining rooms, it is so much fun to have a look at other people's homes and how they decorate!
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? If so please contact me, I would love to help your room feel better with a Room Rx