Welcome to my formal dining room. While I know this room is almost a thing of the past, I still enjoy mine. I often host dinner parties and holiday meals, and I like that when the kitchen is a disaster from cooking we can all escape the dirty pots and pans. I hate looking at a messy kitchen while enjoying a beautiful meal. I also love setting the table in a separate room. Once my guests settle in with their cocktails they often wander into the dining room and admire the table scape.
I recently updated this room with the navy and white grasscloth wallpaper, which completely transformed the space. It added texture and warmed up the room, and I love how it pairs with my floral window treatments. I purchased the fabric for the panels off a showroom floor at 50% off years ago. I’ve had the furniture for years as well, and although I would love to update my dining table, mostly everything is classic enough that it won’t go out of style. The chippendale chairs and leather embossed console are from Jonathan Adler, the table is from a local furniture store, and my lighting fixture is Mitchell Gold.
Now let’s talk art. The three abstract pieces on my back wall were purchased on the streets of Soho (back when you could find great art on the streets of NYC) when I was in my twenties for less than $200/each. The frames cost more than the actual art. The photo gallery is a collection of family photos I gathered over time. I designed the wall to highlight these beautiful vintage photographs, which is truly one of my favorite features in my home.
Last but not least, I also recently added the rust colored ginger jars snd filled them with magnolia leaves to carry us through the fall. The orange gives the room a pop of color and you can never go wrong with magnolia leaves.
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