PUTTING TOGETHER A DINING ROOM






I think I mentioned I am mid stream in all my projects and I am not kidding.....

Last week I was working on a dining room and it should be a slam dunk.  White walls.....no furniture.....a blank slate!  That sounds easy but the possibilities are endless.

Since the room is square we are going with a round 72" table which was recently purchased.

There was no way to raise the ceiling but were able to put in this cove and we covered it in wallpaper to highlight the beautiful Circa Lighting chandelier.



I don't have a full picture of the table but here a picture of the top.  

There is a small problema.....square room.... round table....so a rectangular rug is "no bueno". Which means a custom size.  [Whispered cuss words]

Y'all just so you don't think this is all a slam dunk in decision making...... this room took a lot of thought and research!

I started with chairs.....I always go with easy first.





After measuring all of them for height and width a few were eliminated.  We decided that a taller chair would actually work better for the room.

We were leaning towards the last one [the only one we could completely customize] with perhaps a dark ebony finish and a cool fabric. Maybe add some nail heads for a little glitz. 

Because of this large 4ft x 6ft art that is going on the only wall without a door or opening...


I opted for some gray silk curtains with gold hardware for the set of french doors.

 
There is not much prettier than gray and white in my opinion....

Now the hard part.

The rug.

So before I put together the plans I was still thinking that a 10 x 12 would work [I can be stubborn like that] but after I was there and we drilled down on the measurements we came to the conclusion that it would in fact need to be a custom 12 x 12.

Rats.

So these next design boards belong in the trash.....













BUT.....it sure was fun. All rugs came from Loloi

And there you have it.....I'm on the hunt to find the perfect rug so I will keep you updated!

I went to a little get together the other night and brought the snacks so I put together my version of the "poo poo" platter:)
 



If you look closely you are going to see some friends hanging around

Josh was determined to drink my wine.....

 Some answers to questions on the before and after.  The fabric for the pillows on the couch is Sarah Richardson for Kravet.  The other pillows came from Target and the lumbar pillow from Homegoods.  The rug came from Myers Carpet here in Atlanta.  

There was also a question about Lee Industries furniture.  It is sold in many retail stores so I am sure you can go on their website to get a list of local places.

And that's a wrap guys!

Shafightingoffjosh

 






5 comments

Kathysue said...

That dining table is stunning and the art, and the chandelier and the ceiling. Okay I love it all!! Looking forward to seeing the custom rug!!

Debra Phillips said...

a seriously killer look, that ceiling with that chandy......fab!
debra

Anonymous said...

OMG Sherry! I went on a beach weekend with some close girlfriends, and, those beach boys hung around all weekend! We had much fun with the boys!
As always, beautiful design, and, you'll find the perfect rug.

Mary Deckert said...

Ladt year, I was happy to learn Lee Industries furniture can be ordered through Crate and Barrel. Also, certain Crate and Barrel pieces are made by LI.

designchic said...

Love every choice. Round tables are amazing in a dining room if the shape works, and the chandelier...stunning! Happy Wednesday!

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