Loving my blue and white dining room makeover this winter! I’ve been looking to refresh this space for quite awhile and finally decided to get on with it.. After attempting a different direction with color last summer I’ve fallen back to my true love of blue and white. My home has an open floor plan making every room visible from one end of our home to other. Keeping things within the same color tone lends a seamless look and simply seems to work best within my home…
Approaching the space one of the first things I knew I wanted to do was replace my dining hutch with a piece that fit the niche better. My hutch has always been a little small for the larger sized niche and I was ready to get a different piece like that of a sideboard. Beyond thrilled when I stumbled upon the perfect piece at one of my favorite consignment stores. After another visit I found the large round mirror to hang above it and with both at rock bottom prices I couldn’t pass them up. All that was required was a new coat of paint.
While I’ll miss the shelves I used to decorate in my hutch, I love that my sideboard is large enough to house a piece or two of decor along with the two silver lamps I found at Ethan Allen. The niche looks so pretty lit up at night and accents my Antler bowl filled with Paper Whites for the holidays beautifully.
Taking the change a step further I switched out my matchy matchy Pottery Barn side chairs for a blue upholstered set from Cost Plus World Market. Once in my home I wasn’t in love with the color of the wood tone against my floors so I painted the chairs as well. The cost of the chairs helped make my decision to paint them even easier as they were just $299 a pair. Yes a PAIR! I figured it was worth the gamble and knew I’d love them. How could I not at that price??
You may remember that I introduced the new ‘Edisto’ chandelier a couple of weeks ago from Kathy Kuo Home. It’s a grand piece that I really love. The frosted beaded glass and iron really shine in my space and it needed the right rug to anchor it. The gorgeous ‘Icelandia’ rug from Dash and Albert fit the bill perfectly. The platinum rug made of soft wool in a combination of cool tones elevates the room and the subtle stripes of the icey grays, whites and creams pull everything together from my white walls to the cream colored dining table. This new piece as classic and elegant as it is will become a long standing staple I’m sure. I’m crazy about it.
Across from my dining room I’ve added a new large blue and white piece from Minted that incorporates all the colors I’m working into my space. The abstact print also coordinates perfectly with the 2 existing turquoise ginger jars from Kathy Kuo Home.
Last but not least… drapes. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found the perfect linen drapes from HomeGoods. I’m switching things up far too often to spend a fortune anymore… I’ve done it twice before and refuse to waste money on an expensive set again. When I found this linen pattern with all my colors intact I bought 6 panels and knew they’d work perfectly. The new champaign painted wooden drapery rod and finial set from Calico Corners completes the space and accents the tones reflected in my new chandelier beautifully. I was thrilled.
Below you will find links to everything. While the room may not look vastly different to someone else it’s exactly as I had envisioned. It’s a light, airy and open space with pieces that look and feel so me. That’s the most important part of decorating… staying true to yourself and choosing what really makes you happiest.
Have a great day!