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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Dining style

Totally loving this look at the moment.
Source Lily G
Dining tables with NON matching chairs
I found these white crossback chairs on sale at
a nice little french provincial touch!!!
Source The house that AM built
I like either of these looks, it probably helps that I also love the pendant lights in each image as well.
I love these tolix style chairs for adding an idustrial edge.
This is my every day dining table & chairs, all matching, purchased as a set.
Now I realise there is nothing wrong with that, but you seem to get a more homely feel when you mix things up a bit.
All of this matching furniture throughout my house makes it a little boring & doesn't evoke the feeling I am looking for.
I would be more than happy to keep my table, but I would love to get some new chairs when we get in the dream house.
The issue will be, making a decision on the perfect style at the time!!!
This is what I refer to as my FORMAL dining table & chairs, which has been in storage for the past 4 years.I have always loved it, but am thinking it may need a little jazz up as well.
 Whether we recover the chairs in a more sophisticated fabric or perhaps add a nailhead trim.
Any suggestions????
I would love some beautiful tufted dining chairs, I wonder if mine can be reupholstered to look like this?????
Unfortunately it wont be in the budget to replace all of our furniture, we will be able to add a few new bits & pieces & certainly dress things up with some accessories.
Pinned Image
We are planning timber floors & some wainscotting.
This image above is our inspiration for style & colour.
I think my furniture will look fine in this setting, I just need a few key pieces to complete the look & maybe some mini make overs, like nailhead trims or painting over some timber pieces, just to take away that matchy matchy furniture store look!!!
Perhaps I need to start learning to upholster, I have plans for tufted ottomans & benches, but thats a whole other post.
What do you think, should everything match or should we be mixing it up more to achieve a warm, homely feel?
Trish xxx

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