If your current dining space is a bit blah and you find that you keep pinning chairs on Pinterest, try out this clever design idea. You can thrift chairs and paint them, buy a few of the same chair in different colors, or slowly collect gorgeous chairs as you come across them.
Pale pink may not be a common color for the dining room, but I absolutely love it in these inspiration rooms. It's such a calming and demure color that I can't imagine not having a relaxing meal in a room so delicate. The pale, peachy hues shown above are subtle, yet unexpected enough to be unique. See below for some colors that can help you get this look.
Starring: Walls in "Classic Silver", the $82 industrial-style bookcase, the $40 vintage mirror-makeover, my grandmother's art deco lamp, impulse-bought vintage milk crates, a Kurt Vonnegut print, and the same giant dining room table, but better than ever with a blue burlap table runner. Come on in!
Well, after trips to numerous paint stores, a million paint chips, and a guy at Home Depot handing me a card for paint consulting and saying either A) "In case you need this" or B) "You look like you need this" (I think it was A but it sure sounded like B), we've decided on a color. Sort of. I can't declare victory just yet because we chose gray and, good grief, achieving the right gray is a tough nut to crack.
My floor plan is pretty straightforward because our dining room is a basic rectangle and the room is quite empty right now. I used the floor plan to get a sense of what size rug to buy and where a hutch or bookshelf might work best. Pretty handy visual tool!
Inspiration comes when you least expect it. I was in London last fall for 100% Design. There were tons of beautiful things, but the plywood table that Carl Hansen built for their display (below) stuck with me. I wanted to copy it for my own dining table some day. That day just arrived.
Swooning over the white and brass accents in Danielle's Charming, Classic Walk-Up? Me too. I especially loved the crispness and playful touches in the dining room. If you're looking to go pale and posh, here's how you can shop the room:
The branch-shaped legs of the Scrub table would make it the perfect anchor piece for a natural dining space. However, the price may not be rooted in everyone's reality. This collectible inspired a complete Organic Modern dining room, with money to spare towards a dinner party for 8!