Mixed Feelings

Mixed Feelings
Hilary’s dining room used to look like little more than a landing pad for extra furniture. Grandma’s hope chest?  Stick ‘er here!  Impossibly narrow china cabinet?  Throw it in the corner! Multi-colored plant stand?  There’s an empty spot over there! Contemporary console with matching ottomans?  I’ve always said the dining room needs more ottomans.
But she streamlined the room by clearing out all the excess and making the back wall a major focal point.  Doesn’t the window look twice as big?   I love the chunky table with the delicate wire chairs too, such an eclectic look.  See, sometimes mix-and-match is a good thing!  See more on her blog My So Called Home.

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  1. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012 / 2:53 PM

    Only problem is now it’s so sparce – it looks like it’s staged for sale? Bright and cheery and crisp – yes, but not as homey.

  2. May 8, 2012 / 3:10 PM

    That’s just lovely! I especially love the way the plates are hung on the wall drawing your eye to the middle of the room and those pretty curtains.

    I’d love to hang out in this room and read the morning paper while enjoying a tea!

  3. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012 / 3:38 PM

    I have that same hope chest, only mine is in my living room! I love the new room – the plates on the wall are a beautiful focal point and the chairs are a nice twist, too.

  4. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012 / 3:53 PM

    Love the contrast of the bulky farm table and the dainty metal chairs. Whole room is so crisp and clean. Very refreshing!

  5. May 8, 2012 / 7:49 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the chairs!!!

  6. May 9, 2012 / 12:00 PM

    Those chairs are my favorite thing!

  7. May 9, 2012 / 12:11 PM

    Love this re-do, so airy and beautiful but I like the first chairs better, look more comfy

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