Dining Rooms

Jul 24

The Story of an Antique: Laurent Console

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Producing the Lauren Console

At least once a year we visit Paris for an antique excursion in the famous marchés aux puces, or flea markets. We stroll the vast acres of stalls located on the edge of the city, rummaging through piles of junk and antiques alike — and finding delight in all it. There’s no telling what might catch our eye: the crackled texture of a finish worn with time, the marvelous detail of a framed mirror or the great bones of a classical antique. Without fail, we return home bearing treasures from our trip to fuel our creative fires.

Apr 16

How to Mix & Match Seating in an Open Floor Plan

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How to Mix and Match Barstools with DIning Chairs

Most modern homes feature open floor plans with large kitchens that connect to the surrounding rooms — dining room, family room and foyer. The openness reflects the way we live today, making it easy to gather and mingle with friends and family in a casual manner without feeling separated from one another. However, creating a cohesive look and feel throughout the space can be tricky. Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve coordinated style, and one of those is through seating. Here are our favorite ways to mix and match barstools or counter stools and dining room chairs.

Jan 21

Tips for Decorating an Open Floor Plan

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Tips for decorating an open floor plan

As soon as we saw this space from interior designer and blogger Sita Montgomery, we couldn’t wait to share it here on How to Decorate! We love the way Sita uses a happy shades of coral as exclamation marks around this primarily neutral great room. Each space feels defined but still cohesive, which can be a tricky balance in an open floor plan. Luckily, Sita walks us through her favorite ways to bring purpose and pretty to this space.

Dec 16

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Console

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Console tables are great multi-tasking furniture pieces

You may not know it, but one of the most functional and versatile pieces in your home is the console table. It has just the right proportions, storage and display to work in virtually any room. The trick in adapting a console table to any setting is starting with a great design and neutral finish. All that’s left is styling it to fit the needs of the space — and suddenly you’ve brought new life to a piece that perhaps you’ve long overlooked.

Oct 1

Setting a Beautiful Holiday Table

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Nov 12

Simple but Elegant Holiday Tables

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With the holidays approaching, all the planning, shopping and cooking becomes an overwhelming task. We have taken a simple approach to setting the table this Christmas. We think you will be able to make your table look elegant with very little effort.

Our choice for dinnerware is our Antique Beaded Dinnerware (BD323). It is ivory, so it blends with whatever we do. Our flatware is called Chatou (BF046) and again goes with everything, our glasses – our favorites- Bee Glasses (BG066). The basics always remain the same – only the accents will change. Watch the transformation!

 

Elegant Christmas Tabletops

 

Thanksgiving Basket of Mums