As the kitchen renovation comes to a much anticipated and happy end, I couldn’t wait to get started on the decorating portion of the re-model. I mean, really, it is the best part. Since our kitchen and dining room are now basically one space with a bar separating them, I wanted to start with the dining area to really set the tone for the whole space. But the key question here is what tone? What style? I’ve had some great ideas and I think I may need to get a contractor in to bring some of my dreams to life but I’m excited! Of course, I’m going to get some quotes from Cost Shed before I start any work so that I get the best value for money but I can’t help but envisage a beautiful space.
For answers to this question I started with the ever reliable Pinterest. Below are my top two decor inspirations, but you can see all my pins for the renovation on my Dining Room Board and Kitchen Reno Board. Without an inspiration board, I don’t know what I would have done when it came to renovating the kitchen. There are just so many amazing possibilities, it’s a little overwhelming! I used Pinterest to help me choose a theme as well as what appliances would suit the kitchen well. Having to choose between the best induction hob or gas hob can be tricky but Pinterest really helped!
I love the eclectic mix in this decor from the statement rug that introduces a versatility in color and pattern to the space to the blue and white ceramic vase and mix of antiques. I also think these elements really pop against the white and black. I already have a collection of blue and white ceramic pieces, so that would be easy to incorporate, not to mention my china is blue lace by Mottahedeh.
With this space I am really attracted to the neutral palette and rustic elements juxtaposed with the glamorous chandeliers. Plus I really love the idea of putting a chalkboard in the dining space to highlight menus or incorporate seasonal greetings.
Now which way to go? Either decor style would work with the cabinetry and tile floor S. and I selected for the kitchen and both would harmonize with the rest of our house. Hmmm….I guess I’ll start shopping with both in mind, and see what I find.
I pulled together the below mood boards to take with me so I could have reference points. I’m a very visual person, and I really like to see things in person; thus, I hope these will keep me focused. Which style do you think I should choose?
1. Mottahedeh Blue Lace China; 2. Wall Sconce from Joss and Main; 3. Maxfield Flatware from Pottery Barn; 4. Bamboo Chair from One Kings Lane; 5. Home Accents Villa Toile Fabric; 6. Heriz Persian Rug from eSaleRugs; 7. Recipe Box from Rifle Paper.
1. Baby Elephant Print from The Animal Print Shop; 2. Thistle Dinner Napkin from Coral & Tusk; 3. Marble Serving Tray from High Street Market; 4. Luna Sphere Chandelier from One Kings Lane; 5. Bistro Chair from Pottery Barn; 6. Chase Dhurrie Rug from One Kings Lane; 7. Garden of Persia Fabric in Blush from Schumacher.