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Monday, June 27, 2011

{ In Love with Louis }

Let's Visit the Dining Room:  The dining room is the very first space you see when you walk through the front door.  I finally finished putting the finishing touches.


I bought these lovely Louis XVI chairs.  I know these chairs will stay with me for a very long time.  These babies are likely to never go out of style.  The ceiling is Golden Candlesticks by Ralph Lauren, Regent Metallics.

I added an accent wall using Ralph Lauren Parlour Gold metallic paint and some glaze.  The walls are painted SW Steady Brown (mixed with Behr by Home Depot).

I also replaced the old drapes for these cream colored ones - aren't they yummy?  This room reminds me of a chocolatini drink! ;)

I didn't go for the traditional curtain rod...I wanted to try something a nice pair of earrings to go with that perfect top...

Here's a close-up of the cabinet knobs... - yes, cabinet knobs - and drapery rings (these cabinet knobs were $1 @ Home Depot; I already had the curtain rings):

Wall-to-wall seagrass was installed a few months ago.  I love the smell of it.  I also love animal print so the cowhide "zebra" rug was something I had to add! 

Here's a picture of the entire room...just for fun...don't you just love the texture of the seagrass against the zebra rug?

[Sadly, my dining room sat looking like this for a little too long...four years to be exact.]

Did you like the new changes?

 til next time...


  1. Your dining room has some pizazz! Thanks for sharing at my newbie party. Have fun.

  2. Very nice dining room. Love the animal skin rug.

  3. Very nice dining room! I love the chairs.

  4. So, my giveaway had 2 entries! How fair would it be to single one of my favorite gals out? Not fair at all! I will send you both a pair or two of those earrings just because I love ya!
    Thank you so much for participating. Please send me an email to jennireeve(at)kissedbyafrogonline(dot)com. And I will give you all the details!

  5. Great dining room! I especially love how you dressed up the curtains by hanging them on knobs-so clever!! Great job!!

  6. Oh my, that is beautiful, but the old way was pretty too! And I cannot TELL you how much I adore wall to wall seagrass!

  7. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful inspirations and pictures. I’m your newest follower and look forward to your next ideas!

    Have a nice day!

  8. I just gave you the ONE LOVELY BLG Award. You can check it out here
    I am really looking forward to getting to know you better and reading your blog!

  9. Love your dining room! The colors are so warm and inviting. Clever use of knobs! Thanks for sharing with Amaze Me Monday.

  10. Loving your chairs!! They are oh soo fabulous!

  11. love the knob idea! how do you get them to stay in the wall?? :)

  12. I LOVE your idea of using knobs instead of a rod!! I may be "borrowing that one if that's allright. Everything looks great! And I love the new family room, too. Great job girl! Newest follower here...

  13. I LOVE the cabinet knobs used to hang the curtains!!! Awesome idea!! I adore new ways to use things~out of the ordinary is the way to go! Fabulous the RUG!


  14. I love those chairs and rug! Looks so much better :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you join us more often!

    Coley at

  15. Just got your link from The Mustard Ceiling...I love the rug on rug action - very well done!

  16. Wow, what a difference between before and after. The round table and new Louis chairs really make the space.

    Thanks for linking up to mix and mingle this week.

  17. You just cant go wrong with a Zebra rug! Its the perfect "neutral" to any room- I say!

  18. Hi Sandra! Your dining room is beautiful and I love the metallic ceiling and the zebra rug. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party this week.


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