I decorate my home for holidays and seasons. I attribute my holiday decorating love to the fact that I was a first grade teacher and marked my year by holidays and seasons. Pilgrim hats and Mother’s Day bouquets. Crayon colored Santa Marias and crepe paper Valentine hearts! My classroom was a work of holiday art! My teacher’s love for holidays has seemed to seep into my decor life too. I do love the bird’s nest of spring and the holly of Christmas! Dripping my porch’s with flags on the 4th of July and stacked pumpkins for fall! Today is such a change from my usual love of embellishing. My dining room is devoid extra decoration and fluff. Today it’s just a dining room! A simply decorated dining room!
Sometimes its nice to strip down a room and keep it simple. There is amazing beauty and grace in simplicity! I’ve simplified many rooms at StoneGable lately. I like the idea of giving them room to breathe… at least for a little while!
My dining room has quite traditional styling and classic furnishings. I try to keep the decor fresh and a updated by using interesting patterns and trending fabric and not-so-ordinary accessories.
The concrete table top is certainly a little out of the ordinary but the base of the table is classic. I love the concrete. The longer I live with it the more I love it!
Keeping things simple on the table lets the luster of the polished concrete take center stage!
A big chippy urn works perfectly on the table. I filled it with my favorite florist flowers… white tulips. White tulips work in any room in my home. I found a source that I can get tulips for $4.00 a bunch. What a buy! I have to travel a bit for them but it’s so worth it!
The urn will stay through spring! And I’ll keep replacing the tulips until then too! Hello, pretties!
My dining room has slowly transformed over the last 3 years. Little by little, Bobby and I have been making improvements and we have just a little bit more to do. But are we ever REALLY done decorating?
The head chairs were one of the “new” things I bought when I first started changing the decor. I love love love the idea of “head” chairs. They are stately and civilized!
I like the classic styling of these chairs paired with updated linen fabric, painted legs and nailhead accents.
To keep things simple I added black and tan check pillows to the head chairs. The check nicely balances the dressy but fun fabric on the bench.
The concrete dining room table gives my guest a little more “moving around space” than the last table we had in there… FOR 27 YEARS!.
I made the curtains and put the curtain rods together from different pieces I found here and there. Then I painted them to look like they belonged together! It was a feat of creative engineering for sure!
Each piece in my dining room has a story to tell. So old, some new, some painted, some reupholstered, some my own creation.
The top painted buffet has also been simplified. The mercury glass lamp at one end of the buffet, a duo of topiaries at the other and a stack of pedestal cake plates. Nothing too fussy!
Layering detail and decor is a must for me. I love to mix rustic and formal furnishings together. The refined gilded mirror lives beside old chippy shutters next to the crazed chamber pot lids. My dining room is very eclectic. I use what I love and I what I often have!
I brought the “ballet” chair into the dining room to add a little sophisticated black in the neutral room.
Don’t you love the pillow? The pom-poms look like cotton boles!
The dining room is simple and striped down and… just a dining room! At least for now!