Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More GreenHouse: A Delightful Dining Room

This delightful, garden-inspired dining room by Victoria Neale is more than just lovely shades of lime and olive - it's also eco-green by design. Opening to terrace doors, this elegant room is fresh and pretty. Your eye is immediately drawn to the settee by Edward Ferrell ( a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council) which is comprised of soy based cushions and covered in flax by Henry Calvin. Above it is a beautiful lemon botonical by local artist John Matthew Moore. The window panels were constructed of vintage printed linen and the sconces are antique. The stunning chandelier is by David Iatesta.
This chic Chinoiserie mirror is an ebay find, transformed from an original dark brown finish to it's new light, mod look. Love this whole vignette!
Gorgeous pillows on the settee. Love the introduction of the plaid on the bolster.
First, take a look at what's behind the chair. The designer created a trellis effect with trim that was hand-dyed with water based dye. The same trim also appears on the settee. The custom rug by Odegard is made of hemp. Here's an inside scoop on this rug - a few days before the showhouse opened a very dark red lipstick type stain appeared on it. It was completely removed by a cleaner and now there is absolutely no trace of it. Love the bamboo chairs from Hickory Chair with both a velvet cushion and mini-bolster. It seems it's always about those little extra details.
The china is from Victoria Neale's personal collection and I am in love with it. This brings up an another interesting eco-green idea - temporarily swap china with your friends for a holiday dinner or party. I was able to avoid buying extra silverware or using plastic knives & forks (!) for my Eddie Ross party by borrowing from 2 friends to supplement my silverware (thanks Anne & Gretchen!)

Hope you're still loving the CharityWorks GreenHouse. I purposely didn't show every amazing detail from Victoria Neale's dining room so be sure to go and check it out for yourself.

One of the 4 charities that will benefit from the funds raised by the showhouse is Friendship Public Charter School. It is the area’s largest public charter school, serving more than 4,000 students from pre-school (3-years-old) to 12th grade on five campuses. They are proud to report that students attending Friendship’s two elementary campuses have not only exceeded state academic requirements for the past six years, they are raising the achievement bar and continue to outpace or equal students at similar public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia.

15 comments:

Greet said...

Wondeful!! I go to check more of Victoria's dining room! Thank you so much!

Greet

AnneHH said...

Stunning! The trellis out of the trim is an inspiration.

custardbydesign said...

what a tranquil dining room...love the colour combination used here...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a gorgeous room!!

bluehydrangea said...

Oh my, love it all. Favorites? The mirror, it must have been scary in brown and the trellis trim on the wall!! Wow!!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Love it! What caught my eye, first? That wonderful botanical of a lemon - I've been looking for one.

Haven on Hanover said...

Victoria Neale is very talented. I love all the shades of green. Thanks for the sneak peak.
Linda

Things That Inspire said...

Beautiful! I love that Iatesta chandelier.

Porchlight Interiors said...

So gorgeous! Love the green and white china! Tracey xx

pve design said...

It is so enchanting. I love that settee and the attention to detail - restraint in color and detail are delightful here!
pve

Diane James Home said...

We think green design is divine... Pamela Lekakos created a gorgeous guest room, a haven of peace and beauty. We can't wait to see the house on Friday!

Annie@A View On Design said...

absolutely gorgeous - so fresh! in a traditional way!

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks for all the comments! If you live anywhere near DC definitely try to go.

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