Friday, March 25, 2011

Fabulous Room Friday 03.25.11

I love the casual, layered elegance of this dining nook by Nathan Turner. I really like the simple tablecloth with the wide black band as well as the beautifully upholstered chairs. It all looks very European, doesn’t it? The perfectly-bookshelves and slightly off-center chandelier make the space feel a little more laid back, but no less inviting. It’s all so lovely!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

A.J.Barnes said...

I love the idea of dining rooms having dual uses like this. Just adding books it becomes a great reading room too.

www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com

Allison {Halcyon Style} said...

I'm loving that chandelier - such clean lines but still stunning! I would be a little worried having bright white upholstered chairs in my own dining room...

Clementina said...

Bellissima!

La Tendedera said...

I love the pop of color on the print to the left which throws you off a bit!

The Iconic Blog said...

Absolutely charming. When is the next High Gloss coming out? Can't wait!xx

Melanie
www.theiconicblog.com

Jenna@simplybonvivant.com said...

Love love love those chairs! I need them now! Thanks for the inspiration. Happy first weekend of spring! XO

The enchanted home said...

Anything with black and bookshlelves is a winning combination in my book! I did a huge post today on black in interiors, this picture would fit right in! Beautiful....elegant while being inviting and sophisticated.

A Casa da Vá said...

This is a very lovely room, it feels put together but very casually - I like that! I personally love the not so organized bookshelves, looks like they actually read the books instead of just display them...

Anonymous said...

Blah!

éclat said...

great balance of a masculine and feminine feel. love it

GDdesigner said...

It’s really lovely!
thank you
Have a happy weekend!

meenal @ maison marigold said...

I love the casual elegance of it..bookshelves and chandelier- a combination that rarely disappoints! thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog, Paloma..i hope you'll visit more often...a lovely weekend to you too! xx meenal.

quintessence said...

Casual layered elegance always gets big points in my book. And anything with beautiful books and bookshelves is a keeper!!

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

I love the multi-purpose idea. You can dine, work, or have a meeting here! So nice to see personal items in a dining room too. It makes for interesting dinner conversation.

picky girl said...

I am currently turning my dining room into a reading/dining room. Inky slate blue is up on the walls. Baseboards given a fresh coat of hi-gloss white. Next week = bookshelves.

Thanks for posting this because it confirms my suspicion that my rectangular table would be much better switched out for a round one!

1 Funky Woman said...

In love with this room! I would love to use my dining room like this someday!

Megan

Veronika B. said...

Very nice room!

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

I adore the pattern in the backs of the dining room chairs! They look so elegant!

Cris Araujo said...

Paloma,

I love yor blog!
the posts are great!

have a lovely weekend!!
hugs from Brasil!

Arq. Cris Araujo
http://vistaacasa.blogspot.com/

Jacci said...

I like the room. I love high contrast spaces, though, and the white & black combo is just such a classic one. I'm not sure it looks really European to me, though. Maybe it looks more "American-trying-a-little-to-look-European", lol. Seems to me a European wouldn't coordinate the chair upholstery and tablecloths like this. It strikes me like it's a little "off" (which is very nice, here, too) but not quite confident enough to be *really off* and still fab. But, seriously, what the heck do I know?