Aug 30, 2011

Dining Room Planning

As I'm finishing up a few other rooms in the house (living room, kitchen, and guest room- oh, and writing a post about the finished playroom), I'm also decorating the dining room in my head.  Does anyone else decorate in their head... tell me I'm not the only one!

So, on to the dining room.... I mentioned here that I should really recover the seat cushions on my dining chairs.  We used them at our kitchen table in the rental house for about three months and the seat fabric is not so pretty anymore.  I'll keep the camera far away, but you get the picture.... kids and pasta sauce, strawberries, blueberries..... mmmm, yeah.... they need an update!

I debated between covering the seats in a vinyl-type fabric so spills could easily be wiped away or making slipcovers that I could remove and throw in the wash if they need a cleaning.  I ordered several fabric samples, both vinyl and cotton, in solids and prints.  Once I saw Chloe Ruby by P/Kaufmann in person, I was sold!

Chloe Ruby by P/Kaufmann, available thru Tonic Living

This botanical print is beautiful... pink, golden yellow and cream..... lovely!  I'll be making slipcovers for my dining room chairs soon and maybe when they're finished I'll celebrate by throwing a dinner party!  Probably just in time for Thanksgiving :)

And since we're talking about the dining room, here's what the room looked like when we bought the house....

Dining Room Before

And here's what it looks like now.... the only updates I've made to the room so far have been painting the walls (Floral White by Benjamin Moore), removing the glass from the chandelier (more work to be done on the chandelier), taking down the curtains and moving our furniture into the room.

Dining Room Before

So, I'll start with updating the chairs in the new fabric and slowly work my way around the room.... I think there's gonna be more pink and maybe a little stenciling on the walls!


  1. Love the fabric! Its so fresh and fun, a great pop of color to liven up the space!

  2. Love that fabric! Your dining room is going to be a beautiful space. You've got great light in there.

  3. kristy, i love this room. it looks so good with the simple changes you've already made!!!

  4. Kristy, I love this fabric ! Its so you !
    I can't wait to see your dining room when its complete !

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