Monday, November 14, 2011

A Dining Room for All Occasions

Today I am excited to show you the mood board I created for the Pewter+Sage Mood Board Monday challenge. The challenge was to pick a dinnerware set to use as inspiration for a dining room. I picked the Lenox Fine China Chirp Collection. This watercolor-inspired bird and floral themed dining set boasts numerous bright colors - besides the obvious turquoise color one can see shades of deep pink, reds, orange, sage and brown. I thought the initial challenge would be to narrow my color choices to two or three.

I decided that the dinnerware would be the star of the dining room and therefore I picked just one other item, a large one, in turquoise to tie-in to that. The other colors I picked were a deep orange (rust-like) and shades of a dirty brown (amber-like) and grey. The theme is primarily aviary but also nature...woods, plants, and so on. I chose an elegant yet calm grey, like Valspar's Sharkfin.

The dining table has a bench from the same collection and chairs from a different set. I chose a fully upholstered chair (there are four), tufted, to add an elegant feel to an otherwise relaxed dining space. On the bench I propose a seat cushion made out of the fabric pictured. On the windows I also suggest adding woven shades (natural element) besides rod-pocket drapes. All the fabric in this space softens the room. The additional aviary piece would be the wall sconce which looks amazing and would help illuminate the wall above the console - this would be in place of a mirror. I also thought adding the bubble planters was a fun and interesting way to bring nature indoors and tie that in to the central theme. The candelabra on the table is another lean towards nature without competing with the dinnerware. And the fabulous chandelier illuminates the entire dining table with its brilliance.

 1. Lenox Simply Fine Dinnerware, Chirp Collection from Macy's.
 2. Aviary Sconce - ZGallerie
 4. Choe Console - Horchow
 5. Birch Leaf Bowl - ZGallerie
 6. Smoked Glassware - west elm
 7. Exeter 16-Jar Pendant - Pottery Barn
 8. Sourav Dining Table - World Market
 9. Rust Tufted Chair - World Market
10. Sourav Bench - World Market
12. Mini Candelabra - west elm
13. Cordless Natural Woven Shades - Smith and Noble
14. Rod pocket drapes in Kalah Spice - Calico Corners

I think this dining room is warm and inviting with a touch of global sophistication. I hope you find my mood board as appealing as I found it fun to create. Do check out the other boards created at Pewter+Sage.

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