Welcome to our Spring dining room! Today I’ve joined up with a fabulous group of inspiring bloggers to bring you ‘Fourteen Ideas to Style Your Home for Spring’! Don’t miss the full lineup of the tour at the end of my post. I’m so excited for the warmer temperatures to get here – we had a huge snow storm this week and it seems like Winter just has no end in sight! I’ll pretend it’s Spring for now, from inside my dining room today…If you’re joining me for the first time, and coming over from my fabulous friend, Summer’s home from Summer Adams Design, welcome to CitrineLiving! I hope you enjoy the tour of our dining room today and I’d love it if you’d stick around!Last Spring, I shared my dining room with a blue and white theme as well (which happens to be my favorite combo, by the way) – with a strong nod to an outdoor garden, using my favorite Chinoiserie ginger jars and faux blooms as the focal point. This year, my take on my favorite color palette is influenced more with a global sensibility – ikat print dishware and layered linens, exotic print pillows mixed in with my ginger jars and chinoiserie dishes. You can see last year’s setup here – if this is your first time visiting, then you’re in for a surprise, since I’ve changed quite a bit in this space since then. Feel free to click here to see the full transformation. PS – did you notice Oscar, our bunny sleeping under the settee in the above shot? This is his favorite space to hang out, so keep your eye open for him! He’s often around somewhere when I’m shooting pics.I often love to layer my tables with pattern, texture and different linens. I use different items as well in lieu of tablecloths – a piece of fabric, scarves, or in this case, a curtain panel as the base of my tablescape.I picked up a gorgeous set of curtains that I’ll be using often on my tables this Spring and Summer, I’m sure. You don’t have to stick to what you may think is typical – think outside of the box and be creative when you’re designing a table – look around your home as well, you’ll be able to find something I’m sure! Make it personal and unique to what you love – give your guests something to smile about!
I also love to layer multiple table runners together, which creates visual interest with a different texture, color or pattern, and draws your eye inward.I wanted to keep the theme of the table simple and elegant. I love mixing metals (you see a lot of that in our home!) and even though the main metal here is silver, I chose to layer in my gold flatware and serving pieces as well.I love the chic and elegant vibe of this silver lantern paired with these candleholders. Varying different heights is always a good idea as well, so your eye has places to travel. Speaking of which, I spy a sleepy bunny :)The pillow shown below is one of a pair I picked up last Fall for my Fall home tour, where I used punches of color throughout our home) – visit that tour here. They’re the perfect addition to layer into this space.
I decided to use them in here after I found these two gorgeous patterned pillows shown on our settee.I love the different ethnic patterns together here – mixing pattern and texture is not hard to do – experiment and have fun with it!Would you have thought of throwing a navy and ivory print pillow on a brown velvet chair? I say why not?!I kept my ginger jars atop the mirrored cabinets to add the pop of color that was needed against the black wall color. This color is Cracked Pepper by Behr Paints.I’m using some blue and white in the entryway as well – you can catch a glimpse of my ginger jar in the photo below. See more to this space in a post I recently shared about four different ways to style a console table – it’s a great resource, even I keep going back to it for ideas. Read all about it here.
If you’re visiting for the first time, this painting was an engagement gift that my mother painted for us – my siblings and I each have them in our homes. I had found a photo in a magazine that I loved and she painted it for us.
Here’s a closer look at some of the details, and how I’ve pulled this look together.
I love to run a multitude of accessories down the center of the table and my idea here is a casual, buffet-style setting, where everyone will be serving themselves and grab a seat if they choose to. A simple bouquet of hydrangeas and tulips is always a favorite of mine, especially since I’m somewhat challenged with arranging flowers! These are a no-brainer for anyone, trust me!I love to stack dishware, glassware and linens within a presentation, and using cake stands is always a great way to give that added importance to ordinary items, while also creating variation in height. Notice how the combination of all of the different patterns don’t fight with each other, since the color palette is monochromatic, keeping things cohesive. Mixed metals live very happily together :)
This table setting can go a long way into the Summer months as well, and it reminds me of my Summer Patio table for two, that I created last year – see more of that here – more blue and white of course!I hope you enjoyed my Spring dining room tour today, please make sure to visit everyone else listed below! Happy almost Spring :)
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Next on the tour is the very talented Amie over at Meme Hill – you’ll love what she’s got going on for Spring! Here is the list of everyone else as well, don’t forget to stop in and say hello!
Meme Hill | Crazy Chic Design | Dwellings By De Vore | I Don’t Know How She Does It | Happy Happy Nester | 2 Ladies & A Chair | Lindsay Hill Interiors | Styled With Lace | Home And Fabulous | Inspired By Charm | Oscar Bravo Home | Maison De Cinq | Summer Adams Design | CitrineLiving
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