A Dining Room Work Of Art – Shop This Look

One of my favorite quotes for giving me a gentle but firm kick up the butt to start making magic happen in people’s homes is “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” by Edgar Degas. Let me explain why this applies to this particular room, a lovely lilac themed room with jolts of color and flashes of clean white.

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Well, it should be obvious to all of your creative souls that the abstract painting was the focus for inspiration with its colors being echoed throughout. While it is a striking painting on its own, add furnishings and features to pull that painting into the room and you are creating and giving art to your dining room and to the others who grace it for your finest dinner parties. What I’m trying to say in a convoluted way is that art doesn’t need to just hang on the wall in your dining room it can be your dining room.

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The huge and homely Big Sur Natural dining table is your easel, the colorful cushions are your paints to be applied liberally and with creative liberty, the white of the porcelain sparrows, table lamp and Presley cabinet keep you painting in between some lines and the Handmade Earthenware jars and vases invite the temporary colors of fruit and flowers into your living and breathing work of art.

 Images that inspired us:

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A Little Union and Lots of Jack – Shop This Look

Hello Darlings,

For some reason I thought about my old room today.  The one I painted in these exact colors when I was 15!  The walls were that purple and the heating element and door frames were orange, yes that exact orange.

I remember my mom’s friends saying that it was an “interesting mix”.  I guess what they really wanted to say was “hectic”, but hey! I liked it and clearly until today these are colors that work together.  And! Purple has a calming effect on me, and when you know me, you know I need that a bit … 

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Do you remember that moment when Princess Diana sat in front of the Taj Mahal with a combination of bright red and purple?  A lot of people thought that it was a weird combination but it set a trend and from then on people started putting colors together that didn’t necessarily fit into the schemes we were used to.

Hah!  Which reminds me of this book – “70’s, The decade that style forgot “ (http://www.amazon.com/The-70s-Decade-Style-Forgot/dp/1853756008 ).  Has anyone read it?  If not, get it, put your feet up, settled in our stylish sofa, with the Union Jack cushion in your back and have a good old laugh …

See yah next time…

 Steve 

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Images that inspired us:

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A Modern Country Dining Room – Shop This Look

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 Images that inspired us:

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