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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Get the Look, photograph 3

On to the next photo... a sweet and simple cottage dining room! It has a great sea-side feel with its bright blue flooring and clean white walls. Take another look!

Rather than buying tiling as shown here, you could start with your existing floor, whether its bringing in a bright throw rug, tinting your wood floor with a stain,  or even painting sanded plywood with a durable paint. Against white walls you'll have the perfect backdrop for simple accessories and clutter-free simplicity.

We'l start with the big items. I love the distressed table! Its very rustic and adds character. Here's a couple really fun tables that would bring a little of this to your own space...

This classic farmhouse-style table pulls out for extra seating and has a super nautical sea-horse pattern in the center!

Or try a more elegant approach with this detailed Victorian-style table...

Next for chairs.... Go simple and modern as in the photograph or add a bit more detail. The great thing about your space is its YOUR space :)! And an added tip: Nothing brings in a cottage look like mix-matched chairs in the same color!

Now for the real fun, accessories... We needs a display shelf, china, vases, and place settings...

I don't find a plate rack quite like this one on Etsy-Most are shabby or too small for the wall space. I suggest trying Ikea, Target, Crate and Barrel, or such stores to find a modern, clean lined over-sized plate rack. Then fill it with a modern retro set like such....

Just a few things for the table top and you've got the look!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of wonderful eye candy there Amy! I love the more Victorian style table...the farmhouse ones are nice also though. I'd take either!