Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Eclectic House: Dining room

Rose Uniacke
Room number two of my eclectic house, is the dining room! This is a sort of controversial room in many modern homes. So many of us rarely sit down for formal meals anymore which begs the question, are they necessary? In the last year or so, I've personally had a change of heart about this issue. I think because I spent the last 5 years in a house that is very "open concept" and without a formal dining space, I've grown weary of not having that option. Its difficult to have many people over, because there's no where to put them! Maybe its a sign of getting older, but I want to have a place where my family can enjoy a quiet meal together in a beautiful environment. Needless to say, I am now Pro-dining room! My only requirement is that it not be the old-fashioned formal room that the kids could never walk into! Make it a creative and welcoming space (even for pesky little boys)
Via Houzz
This is the definition of eclectic, no? I mean the formal chandelier with a rustic table, mid-century chairs and modern art!
Wow!


Via Houzz
I know we've been seeing chalkboard walls for a couple of years now, but I'm still LOVING them:)

If I could show photos of what goes on in my dreams, one of them would look just like this!
My favorite detail in this room is the charming art on the back wall. I'm not sure if its a photo or painting. Its a very simple piece but a tasteful way of displaying a personal photo. Not easy to do.

1 comment:

Milena said...

Hi! This is my first visit to your blog (loving it BTW), and this particular photo caught my attention. It took me a while to notice, but then I remembered I had seen this photo before! There's this photographer I really admire, called Max Wanger. He makes wedding and engagement shootings, and one of my favorites is the "owner" of that original photo! What are the odds?!?!?! Anyways, here's the link to the full session.

http://www.maxwangerblog.com/?p=280