As promised I am posting the digital color boards that I have been working on to help me make some decisions on accenting the dining room. For this project I find my wish list consisting mostly of West Elm and Crate and Barrel items. Both companies have all of their products beautifully featured on their websites and are therefore easy to glean inspiration from! Ahhh, shopping from the sofa!
If I eventually decide I can’t live without some of these things I have a few options to make them mine. I can travel to Toronto and shop, shop, shop! or I can order online and pay the shipping charges. But sometimes I just pine away for them in my office, and then go out and find an almost as awesome substitute at Homesense…..
I completely stayed away from Urban Outfitters items this time. Their apartment line of decor goods are oh so adorable, but again, a bit of a trek away. Maybe I just need to factor a bi-weekly trip to the T DOT into my schedule…..I can just pay with hugs, compliments and friendly advice, right??
In all honestly I really don’t mind the trip, especially to pick up pieces that I just can’t live without. But sometimes the challenge of keeping the design of our own house within a modest budget, ends up producing spaces with more interesting and unique items. And with my ever growing need to collect certain objects, I am always waiting for the perfect piece.
1. Links roman blind West Elm 2. Picture frames. 3. Placements (I like the grey) West Elm 4. Napkins – Duck Feet West Elm 5. Fabric to re-cover chairs Kravet 6. Bar Hutch – Oslo Crate and Barrel 7. Mirror Quantum 8. Spinner Vase Crate and Barrel 9. Mae Vase Crate and Barrel 10. Missoula Bowl Crate and Barrel 11. Olin Rug Crate and Barrel 12. Ampersand accent piece Bouclair
Option one (yellow and grey) is centered around the Kravet fabric (#5) that I picked to recover the dining chair seats. I have had a sample of this fabric laying around for months, because I am IN LOVE with it. It is quite pricey BUT I only need a yard!! (I keep telling hubby) …….and a half……
As far as window treatments go, I have wanted some Hunter Douglas ‘Silhouette’ or ‘Pirouette’ shades for ALL the windows since we moved in. *sigh* Oh I can dream! The more affordable window treatment options are panel curtains, or a less expensive shade, like a roman shade. In option one I used a roman shade (#1) and in option two and three I used panel curtains (#9 and #5 respectively). Still not sure which direction to go….the roman shade sure would show off our new trim well though.
|1. fabric to cover dining chairs Fabricland 2. picture frame 3. creme napkins and banana leaf napkin ring West Elm 4. decorative key jars Pottery Barn 5. woven fishnet placemat West Elm 6. navy cabinet Crate and Barrel 7. Eivor Cirkel Rug Ikea 8. blue splatter dinnerware West Elm 9. Wallace grommet curtain panel Crate and Barrel 10. Mirror Quantum 11. Missoula bowl Crate and Barrel
1. Fabric to recover dining chairs (found at Fabricland) 2. Picture frames (see above) 3. Navy cabinet Crate and Barrel 4. Mirror Quantum 5. Grey cotton panel curtains Rona 6. Ampersand accent piece Bouclair 7. Missoula Bowl Crate and Barrel 8. Mae Vase Crate and Barrel 9. Grier placemat Crate and Barrel 10. Brushstrokes napkins West Elm 11. Olin Rug Crate and Barrel
|triangle drinking glasses Quantum|
|1. seersucker placemat west elm 2. branch vases Quantum 3. Andalusia Dhurrie Rug West Elm 4. Acacia napkin rings Crate and Barrel 5. Elephant vases West Elm 6. Hive Vase West Elm 7. Lattice Dhurrie Rug West Elm 8. Olin panel curtain Crate and Barrel 9. Iznik Dhurrie Rug West Elm 10. Grey Jars Quantum 11. Artwork Bouclair Home 12. Lanterns Quantum|