Thursday, December 1, 2011

From the Stacks: Understated Dining Room

This tear sheet is a little worse for the wear but the beauty of this simple and elegant dining room still shows through. Great symmetry with the urns and round platters on the stands but I'm also noticing how easy it would be to find thrift-store chairs similar to these and paint them.

(Source: Decorating May/June 2004, designer and photographer not known)


helen tilston said...

Thank you for publishing this.
Timeless elegance is always in vogue and your suggestion on replicating it with thrift store finds makes it attainable.

Have a delightful day
Helen xx

designchic said...

Love this dining room - simple and elegant, and a round table is wonderful for conversation!!

A Perfect Gray said...

I am so after that look right now. uncluttered and clean and fresh.

miss b said...

The chairs are so stylish and the colour scheme so restful.

Chic Coles said...

Those chairs are so pretty. We would be so excited to find them in a thrift store.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful and serene. Love the simplicity.
I really like this series, especially since I lost all of my magazine in the flood a couple of years ago. Thank you for sharing these pages.
I have 6 chairs similar to these that I hope to strip after Christmas. I am going to use the table as a desk/library table and use the chairs as extras.
Have a nice day, Michele.

VictoriaArt said...

Beautiful and timeless! Lovely light and airy too!

Like you I have many old tear sheets, many could perfectly fit in today!


Carla Aston said...

I love going back in old magazine issues. You can really see what stands the test of time. Gorgeous dining room!

pve design said...

Everything looks awash in heavy cream. I love it.

Karena said...

Gorgeous Michele!I love that style of chair! The dining room is perfect!

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HRH The Duchess of State said...

Love the drama of the pedestals & urns... always a winner for me!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

A beautiful dinning room. Your right, it would be easy to find flea market chairs and paint them like this image.

Kellie Collis said...

What a lovely dining area! Enjoy the gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Travis said...

Love the ikea plates on the console. Great high/low look!


Oh gosh...could not be more creamy and understated! Love!


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