Scouting for Beach House dining furniture

So much time has passed since I’ve written a blog.  You might be wondering what the heck is wrong with her?  I must admit that our lives have been crazier than ever between living in two places, renovating projects, and some physical challenges. Time has flown by quicker than I’d like.

While some people find writing a blog cathartic, I prefer sharing visuals without many words.  This may be because writing is not my strong point!  Soooooo, in rethinking the blog, I decided that I would simply share mostly pictures that inspire me and tiny bit of writing.   Here we go…

 

LIVING AT THE BEACH

I’ve been at the beach for the last couple of months and scouting around for dining furniture.  While I have found many tables I like, I still have yet to find one that I like in the RIGHT size.  Always happens!   I’m looking for a clean lined table that still has a bit of organic feel.  I’m exhausting my options before I dive into the CUSTOM MADE table.  For the dining chairs there are so many options.   I love chairs.  I’m pretty obsessed with chairs in a variety of styles.

I love this Lakin table, but its way too long for our space

 

There are so many great dining chairs to consider. Mid-century, danish, bentwood and the list goes on.

It’s fun to use outdoor furniture for the interiors, so don’t overlook patio furniture for a beach home.

Consider keeping things interesting too by mixing styles for the end chairs and side chairs.

Which chairs do you like the best?  If you have other favorites let me know.  I’m always scouting.

xoxo

Diane

 

 

 

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Relaxed Elegance in a Historic Home

Hi folks,

We had the pleasure of meeting one of the original owners of our home.  She had lived in our historic home for 50 years or so.  What an elegant and gracious lady she is!  Upon researching pictures of the house, we came across interior pictures of her home.  It was beautifully decorated with traditional antiques, floral wallpaper and of course gorgeous rugs.  We certainly felt a need to respect the history of this home and yet, make comfortable for our family.

Below are some of the original photos

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

With those photos in my mind and the trend toward luxurious fabrics on the rise, I knew we would be doing more

elegant interiors than the farmhouse ideas I originally planned.  The trick was to reference the history of the house but give it a modern spin. I know that COLOR is huge right now, but I found luxurious fabrics that inspired the

neutral color scheme.  With the idea to simplify, we wanted all the walls to be white and fresh and the neutral color scheme to give us a place to unwind after long days.

 

Just looking at fabrics gets me inspired and is usually where I begin my projects. Here are some of the fabrics that I used in the actual project.  A mix of Velvet, silks and wool flannel with lots of texture!

 

Remodeling and Design Vintage Home

 

Just to name a few Manuel Canovas, Kravet Couture, Nancy Corzine, and Colefax and Fowler.  I loved the mix of Greige, Grey, Charcoal and Dove Brown.

What inspires your projects?  Artwork? Rugs? Fabrics? Textiles?

 

xoxo

Diane

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