dining rooms with natural + dark accents

Loving these minimal dining rooms with natural and dark accents!

Chalkboard painted walls/canvases/ panels, are not only practical but also an inexpensive solution to create a dramatic effect in kitchens and dining rooms. Add reclaimed aged wood tables, industrial-style chairs and lighting and give your dining room a stylish makeover.


thomas murphy | the brick house

dining room + pendant light desires

When I moved into my new apartment, all I thought about was making the best of the high high ceilings witha  lovely chandy or pendant light above a reclaimed wood dining table.

But the pros of having a large sectional couch {which dexter loves to spread out on} outweighed the pros of a large dining table.  A charming 300 year old drop leaf table (below), that folds into a console when Im not entertaining, was a more practical alternative.

Still, I cant help drooling and dreaming of a dining room with marvelous light fixtures like these someday. If it were up to you, would you go for a large comfy couch or a large dining space?

via: dustjacket atticcocokelley | houzz | skonahem | manvi

dog ate my homework so im blogging about decor instead

He really did. It was kind of cute and flattering. He looked like he loved it so that made me happy. But this also means you will have to wait until Friday to see what I was working on. I will tell you this, my lil Dexter does have good taste 😉  Until then, I pulled some pretty awesome looking rooms from my Pinterest likes.


Personal tastes aside, could we just agree on how beautifully styled these rooms are? And, the dark oversize accents/furnitures/features in white-rooms trend is making me happy. Darker-toned piece such as a chandelier, rug, window, and table anchor a bright room while adding definition. Bring in patterns and colors using throw pillows and you have a great space to build on.

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glamour-infused rooms

A dose of glamour-infused luxurious-looking eclectic rooms to energize and get those decorating juices flowing. These rooms are totally delicious! 😉

Details Im absolutely loving: grasscloth/linen wallpapers, branch/antler inspired chandeliers, gold and brass furniture, and art walls.

Which details catch your eye?



ps: just got the pics from our design camp party! yet to sort through the tablescaping pics but we have some up on mochatini facebook page. Check them out!

images via luxesource, decorati and sukio