Sunday, February 21, 2010

dining room progress...

I have a few things to shuffle around, depending on where our new (old) loveseat ends up at the end of the week. I think we are getting close to a permanent set up in the living room and dining room that I really love. Boy, did we come a long way from this.

Here is the big burden that had taken over the center of the room until yesterday.

And this was the HUGE armoire we magically moved upstairs. It is an unbelievably heavy piece of furniture, and it kind of took over the room before.

I still love this armoire to death but it really just didn't fit in here.


One new addition to the room is a couple of antique chairs. Last week I acquired a lovely antique pedestal table and 5 mismatched chairs.
2 were this style:

and 3 were a little simpler in this style.
It is very uncharacteristic of me, but I actually love the old patina the chairs have from decades of love in someone's kitchen. Perhaps they will see the sprayer someday, but not right now~
I decided to move my wingbacks into the living room right now, and 2 of the old wood chairs are the perfect compliment to the clean lines of the white dining chairs.



Since the dining set was not really complete, the table is in rough shape, and I have no use (or space) for yet another dining table right now, I am planning on cutting down the base, painting it and turning it in to a fabulous, huge coffee table for the living room.

26 comments:

Lovely Little Nest said...

Ooh great idea for the table! Can't wait to see it after the transformation :)

Deb said...

Hi Holly, your home should be featured in a magazine, it's so beautiful!

Marg said...

Absolutely love all of it.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I love the addition of the wood chairs. Your rooms are beautiful.

House of Giggles said...

Your house is so beautiful! I love those lovely wooden chairs....and the contrast with the white. Your gorgeous wing chairs fit in so well in the living area too! Don't you just love switching stuff around? It's like you see it all in a new light :)
Happy weekend!
Tracey

Cary K. said...

I love the reflection in the television- so funny! Is it the abominable snow monster from Rudolph?

You are so amazing- so inspiring- your work is beautiful and your home is unbelievable!!!!

xoxo

Holly and Sean said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Cary, you have a GOOD eye! The abominable snowman is Wren's best buddy, he goes everywhere she goes right now LOL. She even likes to make monster growls when she hugs him.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Ha, I like the monster in the tv refelction (wanna know something weird? He showed up in my dream last night. I had a funny 'bad' dream about being scared of some big creature, then it turned into that Yeti, and I was like "oh it's ok, we're just in Monster's Inc.," then I woke up). I don't know why you needed to know that, it just reminded me of my dream. haha
Anyway, these pictures are even more gorgeous and give a better idea of how big the space is and how your rooms flow together so beautifully! Glad you're getting things worked out in new ways you like even better :) Did you paint and redo that armoir before moving it upstairs, or did you keep it cherry like that?
Your wingbacks are just SO pretty, and your coffee table idea is really cool, is it as daunting as I'd imagine to cut down the base of a table that much while keeping it level? I'm not sure I'd know what to use.
Anyway, good luck with all that, and your impending laundry-room d-day, too :)

Becca said...

I love the contrast between the white and the wood chairs. Good choice not painting them.

Peggy said...

I love your ebony floors against all the white! I'm doing everything all white as well in our home and we bought darker cherry wood to lay down b/c I wanted something different than the light birch everywhere. This ebony is awesome! You are so talented and I agree, your home and your work should be featured in a Magazine!

Amanda said...

love.it.all.

MrsKBJ said...

Looks great Holly! I wish I lived near you and can see it in person, because I bet the pictures don't even do it justice. I really like the wing back chairs in the living room.
xo,
Kelly

Caroline said...

I love the changes! = ) What a beautiful room!

Stacey Merriman said...

Okay Girlie,

Ive got a question about slipcovers. I saw in your recent post you are going to slip cover that new sofa and I LOVE the look of these chairs. So you make them, buy them or have someone else make them??? I don't sew :( but I want some slip covered chairs like this! Tell me how I can have some ...lol

Stace

Carmi said...

Holly, I just love everything you have been doing... so inspiring! Do you have a heater in your studio, how do you handle all this painting in the cold weather? Also...I have an armoire very similar to the one you have (that you magically moved upstairs) It is currently in our bedroom and I do love it but it doesn't really go with everything anymore... I'm not sure I should paint it though, and others have told me not to. What are your plans for the one you have? Thanks :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I was going to ask about the abominable snowman in the reflection, but several have beaten me to it! I'm glad there's not a reflection of my rooms in most of the pictures I take in my house, because people would be Downright Horrified. ;)

Playing Sublimely said...

I know all about rooms coming a long way...I just posted about our bathroom remodel that took NINE months to finish. But oh my goodness the difference :)! Always love visiting here....
Amy

Holly and Sean said...

Stace, it would take me well over a year to complete a project like one of those slipcovers LOL. I have a seamstress who does all the tough work, like actually sewing. I just get to come up with the ideas ;)

Melissa said...

Love the mix of the wood chairs in with all the white. Looks gorgeous.

~Chandelier No. 4~ said...

Love the contrast. Gorgeous choice!

~ Joanna

Erika said...

Truly inspired by your work. Where did you get those adorable white slipcovers on your wing back chairs? They are simply adorable. Do tell!

Beth said...

Ok, I couldn't quit looking at the abominable snowman's reflection in the TV. It is like he is throwing a fit b/c you are getting rid of the Tv! hahah
too cute!
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keely @ luxe + lillies said...

Holly... your home is SO beautiful! Great transformation!

Rob said...

Your house is lovely! I especially love your dining room. Where did you get your chandelier?

Thanks,
Beth

pitcherandpearl said...

LOVE that your keeping those antique chairs wooden for now - I totally agree about their beautiful condition! Plus the addition of a little natural wood work tossed in with all your crisp white looks great!

Kristin said...

great idea to mix the warm wood chair with the rest of the white. that little piece of rusticity is the perfect compliment to the crisp white. you are cozy casual to a tee! love it!

 
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