Merching the Fall Catalogs: Dining Rooms

One of the fun things about putting together vignettes that are pure fantasy is the opportunity to experiment a little.  For years, I wanted to be a window dresser at ABC Carpet and Home, and this feels a little like that, lite.  In these dining rooms, I pulled benches up to the table, repurposed dressers as buffets, and generally pushed it just a bit with the mix.

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I'm loving this dining room.  It isn't "me" exactly, but man do I love all of these elements.  I decided to try on some West Elm faux-wood wallpaper for size, mixed three different kinds of seating at the parsons table, and used a campaign chest as a buffet.  Loving the rope chandelier and the mid century bar cart.  It all feels on-trend without going overboard trendy. 

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And this here is the kind of dining room I always thinking I'm going to do, but never actually do.  Love the mash up of pseudo-Gustavian (bench), updated Chinoiserie (mint chairs), beach (bead chandelier and rattan mirror), coastal (striped dhurrie and galvanized metal table), and regency-lite (dresser and gold garden seat.)  I think I would pull the daybed up to the table and finish it off with six of the minty chairs.  Oh, and gold curtains?  Where have you been all my life?

The first one reminds me a little of the work I did at the local restaurant Cheeky Monkey (which I still need to share properly).  I would love the first one in a second home, and the second one in my first home.

What about you: any favorites?