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How would you decorate my dining room?

Posted by karezz (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 9, 12 at 12:42

I have a new vacation home in Florida and most of the decorating is complete except for the dining room. I can't seem to settle on a style of furniture. At first I was trying to find the dining room furniture in the model home (below) but it's discontinued and I cannot find something similar. What I liked about it was the round table and the caning on the chairs.

Model Home:
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Thinking out of the box, I thought I'd try something different, lighter and bring in my accent color: lime green. Check out this table and chair:
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Here is the chandelier in the room. It is traditional, but I am hoping that the combination of furniture in this room and the adjoining living room read more eclectic. And yes, the tray ceiling is painted light blue, walls are creamy beige.
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The rest of the house is very neutral except for the accent fabric.
Accent fabric on pillows and band on bottom of living room drapes:
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Living room that adjoins with dining room (very neutral and light except for wall unit; rug is blue, beige, brown):
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View of dining room from living room (before living room rug, etc were added):
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So any thoughts on what type of dining room furniture I should look for? Also, given that the sofas are neutral, the accent pillows are floral, what type of drapes would you put in the dining room. I really want a pop of color in there!

Thanks!


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RE: How would you decorate my dining room?

I love your accent fabric. The chairs you have chosen are great. What about a round glass-topped table in the dining room? With it being so open to the rest of the living spaces, and wanting a bit more eclectic feel, it might be the perfect choice. Something weighty for the base, perhaps a bronze finish iron?


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RE: How would you decorate my dining room?

I like both the table and the chairs, although the table might be a little heavy for the chairs -- you'd have to be the judge of that. However, the amber glass globes on the chandelier don't work with everything else. Can you trade them out for a frosted or white glass?


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RE: How would you decorate my dining room?

So I think I need to stick with a more traditional look for the dining room furniture. But something that isn't too heavy. I would love a large round glass table with a beautiful base and chairs that have some caning on them. Any ideas for this or something traditional/not too heavy?


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RE: How would you decorate my dining room?

I would look at something from Tommy Bahama, Stanley, or Lexington since it is your money and they all have gorgeous traditional sets that have a tropical vacation home feel.

The brand names on this page links to their catalog (FL btw and they are having a sale on these brands now)

http://www.annabellesfurniture.com/

The link below has chairs that are similar but a little less heavy than the model home

Here is a link that might be useful: lexington monterey sands chair


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RE: How would you decorate my dining room?

I love the chairs, but agree that the table is too heavy and a glass top would be a better choice. The chandelier just doesn't work IMO. It seems too Mediterranean and the shades would be better in ivory. Actually, a lighter, simpler fixture would be my choice.
Diane


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