Friday, September 23, 2011

Roomspiration: Dining Room Style

Today's Roomspiration lands at the blog home, Involving Color. Run by there and take a gander at all the pretties that are linked up. If you're needing some inspiration for Thanksgiving, this is a great place to start.

Want to dig deeper into my Dining Room? You may have seen pictures before, but today I'll share the details. Aren't you excited? Ha!

See that gorgeous chandelier hanging out in there? It's made of capiz shell and my father-in-law was kind enough to buy it for me for Christmas several years ago. It's still for sold at ZGallerie. Here's a picture from their site:

Funny thing about this chandelier... my air conditioning vent blows right on it, so when the air is blowing, the strands rustle against each other and sound like a wind chime! I thought this was going to drive me batty, but now I'm used to it and find it kind of calming. Who knew?!

Moving on...

These prints were a great way to fill a large wall. I found them at IKEA, as well as, several other items in the room. The shelves and vases in the first picture were cheap finds there. I love the simplicity and the symmetry they add to the space.

What about the other accessories, you ask?

The deer head was actually a Christmas decoration I bought last year. My husband and son are avid hunters and think this is probably the coolest thing in our house. As I was packing up the Christmas decorations, my husband asked, "Do you think that deer head would look good somewhere else in our  house?" That was my que...leave it there! I love having accessories splashed around the house that are symbols of those living in it. The tray and the ceramic bowls were a Tuesday Morning find.

Lastly, the table, bench and chairs...

This is a hard room to photograph, for a novice like me. So much light! Anyway, you get the idea. I purchased the dining set at a 4 Hands Warehouse sale here in Austin. It's my favorite place to shop for furniture. You wouldn't believe the bargains you can walk away with. Need proof? How much do you think I spent on the whole set...5 chairs, 8ft. table, and bench? Prepare yourself. $869.00!! You can hardly find a table alone at that price. This was the deal of a century. 4 Hands holds this sale quarterly, thank goodness, or else I'd be broke.

The drapes, oh the drapes. Those are long story and let's just say, I learned a hard lesson about custom pieces and those, my friends, were not such a bargain. Ouch! Paid too much and I'm not even happy with them. Can't win them all, I guess.

I'd love to know your thoughts. I'm honestly not the biggest IKEA fan, so it's funny that I used so much of their stuff in one room. Does it look IKEA cheap to you?


The Former Miss said...

Your room looks great! I really love that chandelier!

I've been getting more and more into IKEA as well - I think they've started looking less-cheap recently and I have quite a few pieces as well!

The Deer has to be my favorite piece though :) Thanks for sharing!

Suzy said...

I LOVE your dining room. I think the chadelier is cheap IKEA feeling to this room at all. Good job!

Jae said...

I really like the deer too! Statement piece!

Jenny said...

This looks great! LOVE it!


Jena @ Involving Color said...

Dana, your dining room is beautiful and I am totally drooling over that chandelier! I love that it makes wind chime noises when the air comes on. I never would have pinpointed anything Ikea about your dining room, and I think you have a great mix of pieces in there. Thanks so much for linking up to Roomspiration!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Oh, and I forgot to ask, do you know the paint color name? It's a great color!

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