Hello, Sadie + Stella readers, I'm Kathy from My Interior Life. I was beyond honored when Lindsay asked me to participate in her fun "Favorite Room" feature! As some of you can possibly relate to, I'm not 100% content with any of the rooms in my home - they're all a work in progress in my book (a side effect of my design ADD). But one of the rooms that I feel is the most "finished," and that I love is my dining room. I've noticed a trend in Lindsay's features, and I think I'm the fourth dining room feature in a row . . . hmm, interesting. Without further ado, here's my dining room:
As you can probably tell, I like a mix of styles. A little Chinoiserie, a little modern and some traditional elements make this room the perfect representation of my style. One of the things I adore most about my dining room is the color - Champion Cobalt by Benjamin Moore. Previously, I had painted it a subtle bluish-gray by Sherwin Williams called Silvermist, but I thought it didn't contrast enough with the rest of my open concept living area.
While there was nothing wrong with the previous color per se, I thought my room needed a little kick. The cobalt blue really makes the pagoda mirror and abstract art by Anton Weiss pop.
I also love my Worlds Away mirrored drum chandelier that I snagged at their warehouse in Memphis years ago for a steal. While it technically is a little small for the table/room, I think it has enough presence to hold its own.
Another favorite in the room has also been the gilt faux bamboo console I grabbed at an estate sale years ago. I love its slim profile and elegant lines.
As you can tell, I've changed some items like mirrors and accessories (thus the work in progress), but overall I'm very happy with my dining room in its current state:
In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess that these photos are a little dated as the rug has since been destroyed by my dogs and thus tossed, and my floors have recently been refinished to a darker brown. Oh, and I was waiting to hang my cream colored drapes until I can get the blue Greek Key affixed. See, I'm never really done. Stay tuned for updates.
Thanks so much, Lindsay, for having me! I really enjoyed sharing my favorite room!