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:
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?
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