We’re looking at the dining room / dining area this week as our room of focus. I’m often surprised by the number of people who admit eating their evening meal sitting on the sofa in front of the TV.
Whether your dining room is a separate room in your home or you have a kitchen/diner, it is worthwhile taking the time to eat at least one family meal a day together at the dining table – for quality family time, to digest our food properly and to relax and enjoy our food.
Mixed Dining Room Seating
Here’s some of my favourite dining rooms with mismatched chairs – whether they are different in style or painted different colours, this can add a quirky touch and plenty of personality to your dining room.
Top Images from House to Home, Others from Pinterest as stated.
Tips for Dining Room Lighting coming up tomorrow.
Room of the Day: Sian Clendennan’s master bedroom – I love its size and scope and the sheer relaxation that is suggested by the claw foot free standing bath in the bay window.
You can see the rest of Sian’s home on the House and Home blog
And do keep an eye out for our very own Paula Asple, owner of Mabel and Violet, as her home is featured in this month’s House and Home magazine and it looks absolutely fabulous.
Back to the Zepherine fabrics again by Designers Guild. My favourite is the Palmieri especially in the slate colourway below. It features delicately drawn floral motifs with classical stonework urns in black and white on vibrant solid colour grounds. And yes, it is available to order from Garrendenny Lane
Unfortunately I didn’t make it up to Tankardstown for the DG launch but I am going to Maison D’Objet on Monday. Have a good weekend all.
Designers Guild’s new collection is now available to view on their website and I am looking forward to viewing it in the flesh tomorrow night for their first ever Irish launch in Co. Meath.
This panel print design is Wow – big, bold, colourful – rich garden blooms in a classic stone urn. Not for the average room but wow:
And here’s the other Zephirine wallpapers by Designers Guild
I love creating spaces in homes which look cosy, inviting and relaxing especially if they are a cosy corner or nook for reading a book. This space between two walls has been made inviting and servicable by creating a narrow bookcase and a little ‘window-type seat’ in the hallway.
Image: Living Etc