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Candy-colored, Mismatched Dining Chairs.

4 Apr

I’ve always been in love with this dining room photograph: a bunch of candy-colored dining chairs around a Saarinen round white marble pedestal table. The bold black and white stripes go a long way in taking down the “sweetness” of this room, and for me that creates the perfect balance of feminine and edgy.

Dining room by Ruthie Sommers. (image via DecorPad)


Last week I saw this dining room image on ReNest (Apartment Therapy’s green style blog).  It’s from a house one block from the Pacific, and mixes beach style with thrift store with French Country with a little rocker chic.  Love those pastel mismatched chairs! Stay tuned this week because ReNest will be featuring the whole house in a Green House Tour!

(image via ReNest)


This image, too, is growing on me:

Note 100% sold on those black end chairs (in term of color or scale) but I love the idea of this room. (image source unknown....can't read the magazine title!)


It’s from Brisbane designer Anna Spiro’s home. You know that someone with a chair like this is going to have fantastic seating pieces in general:

This works so well against the all-white background. (image via Apartment Therapy)


Great dining room inspiration all around!  Which is your favorite?

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Domino Dining Rooms!

23 Nov

Thanksgiving Prep Time is upon us…so my time is in short supply.

Very eclectic. Love the Canada Dry crate on the left. Looks like it may be an office-by-day, but it works! (image via Domino Magazine)

With a husband working through Wednesday evening and an ankle biter at my heels while I try to clean the floors and chop some carrots, the next 36 hours are going to be long.  Luckily, I have a mom in town who is supplying some key dishes (yay!), a husband who puts in more than his domestic share after he gets home from work, and a mother-in-law who has stated multiple times that she’s ready to start working on some side dishes as soon as she gets off the plane (which I won’t even think about making her do!).  In an effort to keep the blog running but save myself some precious half-hours here and there, here’s a few Domino Magazine dining rooms from years past.  I’d be happy to sit down to a Thanksgiving meal in any one of these spaces, and lucky for you, they’re pretty design-attainable if you’re digging them as much as I am.

Enjoy! …and happy cooking…or traveling…or eating!


Black and White Modern Farmhouse (image via Domino Magazine)

Classic and Elegant and Slightly Punchy. I adore the Oly Studio chairs and would recognize them anywhere! (image via Domino Magazine.

Who doesn't love a good and simple yellow room? I do! (image via Domino Magazine)

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