Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Dining Room ~ Spring

Just thought I would share some pictures of my dining room. For spring I wanted to add a little color, so I brought out a vintage yoyo quilt in lovely pastels to adorn the table.

As you can see, the room is pretty sparse. The house is very small and looks cluttered when I bring too many things into the space. I also like how select pieces stand out when there's not a lot of little things competing for attention. That same idea is carried out in the adjoining living room. See more photos of that room here. Or you can tour the whole house and yard on the website, here.

I'm not sure how to describe my decorating style. Maybe "Clean Line Romantic" or "Contemporary Vintage"? ...Whatever it is, this is it. LOL

I would really like to find something for the wall under the mirror, though. (any suggestions?)

The brown lump you see in the foreground is my dog, Ubu. She refused to get out of the shot.
And here's another peek at that beautiful yoyo quilt. Its made with some of the prettiest 1930's fabrics I've ever seen. Oh! To have that in yardage!
Well, I hope you've enjoyed the mini tour. Don't forget, you can still sign up for the giveaway until midnight (EST) tonight, Saturday19th. (Just leave a comment on the previous post) I'll be back tomorrow night to announce the winner.

27 comments:

Jerusalem said...

what a lovely dining room! I love it - and that yo-yo table covering is so springy- like a table covered in flowers!

homespun living said...

Your dining room looks very beautiful, and that yo-yo quilt is the perfect touch.
Deb

Angela Louise said...

What a pretty yo-yo quilt. It does give your lovely "soft" dining room a touch of spring. I also have doggy dears turning up in my photos. I think they just like being near "mum".
HAppy spring to you, Angela.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I love your yo-yo table cloth! How sweet?

How about a decorative shelf below the mirror (i.e., attached to the wall --the kind that looks like it has crown moulding on the bottom of it)? It might add some visual "weight" to that side of the room. At the same time, it would help to keep the floor opened up.

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

That quilt is so beautiful, love the colors. Have you every thought of hanging teacups underneath the mirror. You could get like an iron piece that has four or five hooks on it and hang some vintage teacups. Just a suggestion.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Cami said...

Lovely dining room and Ubu is the perfect accent. Just love the yoyo quilt. The fabrics are just out of this world good!!!

cd&m said...

Your dining room is beautiful and of course it wouldn't really be home without a sleeping dog would it?

Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings said...

Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know if you get friends together for a design hop. If you have photos and want to share your experience, please let me know. I will dedicate a whole blog and eventual site to this concept.

LOVE the yo you quilt. I like the shelf idea below the window. I can't tell by the photo have much space you have between the wall and table, but I have an idea. My mother had a dining room with limited space. She really wanted a buffet for serving. She put a 10 inch shelf on the wall with decorative brackets. The 10 inches seemed enough to accommodate most serving plates. Being able to put a few beautiful goodies on pedestal platters on the shelf that quests can look at while dinning and then be brought to the table during dessert is a fun and functional idea.

Show us what you end up deciding to do!

Happy decorating!
Dana

Dana's Design Studio & Wholesale Furnishings said...

oops....on the last comment I meant to suggest the shelf below the mirror, not window.

Dana :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I LOVE your home and your decorating is amazing. It was so much fun to look at your pictures. Yes, I have two big black dogs, so know what you mean!!! I have always loved yoyos and would love to make a table topper with them. what a great splash of color for spring.

Cindy said...

It's very beautiful! What about a shelf under the mirror maybe with all white creamware or something like that. It would look beautiful and still give you the clean look that you like. It also looks fine the way it is too!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!
I really like the idea of a shelf.
I would love to have a buffet size shelf, but I'm not sure if there would be enough room.

Ooohh...and the white creamware with a few pretty floral teacups would look pretty, wouldn't it?
I'll have to look around and see what I can find in the way of a long shelf.

Kimberly :)

Kelley said...

I do love how calm and peaceful your home is! And that quilt - the perfect, light touch and way to bring a lot of fabric to your home! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah and Jack said...

What a gorgeous yo-yo quilt.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by recently! I just LOVE the yoyo cover. I started making yoyo's from my daughters clothes when she was in kindergarden. She is now 19 and well ~ it is a work in process!I hope you are enjoying your spring. Lots of Love, Terri

Callooh Callay said...

What a beautiful, sunny room. I love the quilt!

Lisa said...

I've never made a yo-yo quilt but I've always wanted to try it. Yours is beautiful and great color choices too.

Love the slipcovered chairs in your dining room too.

Hope you have a great weekend!

alamodestuff said...

Your home looks so refreshing and tranquil! Very nice, indeed!

the feathered nest said...

I like clean line romantic! I just love that yo yo table covering! I think you have room for a nice long shelf under that mirror. I can't tell if it has to be a narrow one or if you could do one with some depth in which case it could act as a sideboard. Your dining room looks lovely (love the chairs)!

Manuela

Bristol said...

Oh I love the dining room, less i more right. Love the large model on the floor~
Bristol

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous!

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I think I would be tempted to buy a sideboard to store all those beautiful table linens you are buying. x

Darcy said...

It's looks like a cozy spot to enjoy a meal! I love the color on the wall and that yo-yo quilt is so pretty.

The Vintage Butterfly said...

L-O-V-E the yo-yo quilt...it is just yummy! A yo-yo quilt is on my little list of things to keep my eye out for when I'm shopping. :)

Kelly of The Vintage Butterfly Boutique

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Be still my heart, a yo you table covering! It is beautiful, as is your whole house. Thank you for the peek!

Your interview at Cottage Magpie was inspiring too. :-)

Melissa

papel1 said...

I am enjoying your blog and really liked the yo yo table cloth. I bought the Clover yo yo maker and its fun to make yo yos in the evening.
Judy

Ambrea @ Come Home Cottage said...

Hi! Your blog is wonderful! I love your weekend projects!
I noticed your dutch door...I am so jealous! I would like to find one. Can you point me in the direction you took? Also, I don't know what climate your in, but i'm wondering how the seal between the top and bottom door is holding out the wind, elements etc...
I'm so excited to have found someone with this door! I've been waiting to see it in a cottage!
E-mail me!