When I saw this pretty dining room featured on Design Sponge while I was catching up on my Bloglovin' feed over the weekend, it immediately made me stop and stare for one reason - the picture of the man praying. I know that that image will never be considered a great work of art and can be found in thrift stores for probably next to nothing, but I love it. It brings back so many memories of eating around my grandparents table where they had that exact print hanging. Even as a kid I loved this picture and it always stirred up feelings within me. I love the humbleness of the man's meal and his earnest gratitude to God for it. To me the painting is simple, yet profound. Anyways, we're not here today to talk about my love affair with this painting, although it is one of the reasons I wanted to share this space with you. Let's talk about why this space works!
The color palette is simple and soft here. At first glance I thought the walls were white, but they appear to be a soft blue. I love it in this room. It is the perfect backdrop for the soft and warm wood tones, the black chairs, and the sparkly chandelier. It's a calming space without being sleepy. And the pop of pink in the flowers adds a touch of vitality to the space. You could put any arrangement of fruit or flowers on the table to add that pop of color and life in this space.
You always want contrast in a space because it gives energy to a room and to your mind. The black chairs are the contrast here against the soft color scheme and natural woods.
There are so many great ones in this space that take it from ordinary to special.
Wood: The wood tones in this room range from light to dark. They add warmth and color.
Chandelier: A lot of the elements in this room are rustic, but this chandelier with its crystals adds a touch of understated glamour.
Curtain rod: The gold curtain rod is another elegant touch.
Art: We already talked about this special piece, but aside my love for it, art always adds a special and personal touch to a space.
Curtains: The white curtains add softness to the room and frame the windows nicely.
The hutch: The dishes in the hutch stick to a tight color scheme of whites, creams, and browns. The secret to styling shelves or glass front cabinets is choosing a color scheme and making sure all your dishes or accessories keep within that scheme.
What do you love about this space? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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