The dining room is such a special place in my home. It’s not only a place where I obviously love to entertain and host the ones I love, but it’s also a space where I found myself stepping out of my comfort zone a bit in terms of decor. It’s a great place to get creative with furniture, artwork, decorative ceramics and even window treatments. It’s a space that should feel welcoming and represent your style and personality.
The show stopper in our dining room was definitely the chairs!! I had my eye on these chairs for months and months… perhaps even a year. They were definitely a splurge, but I knew I wanted to wait and save for them. And truth be told they were worth the wait and every penny, everyone commented on them when they walked in! If you’re looking for even an occasion chair I would recommend these cane back, high gloss white chairs a hundred times over. I just adore them. I collaborated with Stephanie Jean Design to create a custom cushion for each chair with a french navy stripe fabric by Schumacher. Together paired with a gorgeous Schumacher statement floral pillow, which were placed on the chairs at the end of the table. It all looked stunning together.
I knew that I also wanted a large painting by one of my favourite local artists, Dana Mooney. I especially love all her floral paintings she is known for. Because we had so many hydrangeas growing in our garden and yard I knew that they would be a perfect bloom for an over sized custom painting by Dana. We worked together to come up with the perfect hues of greens and blues. It was absolute stunning I could hardly believe how incredible it was when she delivered it to our home. It really created such a statement in the dining room.
The custom built-in cabinet on the far dining wall was one of the first design elements I had in mind when dreaming up this space. I wanted it to be both functional and a design/ decor statement by housing all my entraining pieces. I love the addition of the perforated wood doors. These cupboards were a great way to store away smaller pieces and extra little things that come in handy when entertaining.
To the right of the cabinet is a passthrough/ butlers pantry which leads into the kitchen. It was such an amazing area to have to store additional entertaining pieces, as well as coffee station, wine fridge, small sink and lots of storage! The fun grey swing door led into our pantry, which you can see more of here: in my Pantry Organization post.
Of course the white resin chandelier is also such a gorgeous piece that I adored in the dining room. It’s oversized yes subtle with it’s monochromatic white tones which almost blended into the white panelled walls and it’s surroundings.
The window drapery is where I did something a bit different then my classic choice of white linen. I chose a heavy creamy velvet with an inverted six inch pleat, adding drama and elegance to the room. They hung like a dream and look incredible. I worked together with Q Design Centre, which is my favourite please for all our window treatments and coverings. I used this 1.25 inch polished nickel rod and rings, it was a challenge to find a polished nickel finish- but this one was perfection.
I’m excited to share a closer look at all the details. I really do miss this gorgeous dining room, I can hardy wait to entertain in one in our new home!
Room Paint: Ceiling, finishing & cabinetry- Ultra Pure White by Behr Paint.
Photography: Tracey Ayton Photography
Lighting: The Cross Design
Drapery: Q-Design Centre
Artwork: Dana Mooney Artwork
Custom Cushions: Stephanie Jean Design
Custom Built in: Nickels Cabinets
Hardwood Floors: Divine Flooring
Cabinetry: Nickles Cabinets
Sink and Faucet: Kohler
Roman shade: Q Design Centre
Wallpaper and Rug: Caitlin Wilson
Cabinetry and shelving: Nickels Cabinets
Wine Fridge: Thermador via Coast Appliances
Sink & Faucet: Kohler via The Ensuite Showroom
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