Thursday, July 12, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: My Interior Life

Friday eve is here and we have a super fun visitor this morning! Are you all familiar with Kathy from My Interior Life? She is hysterical, has a fresh style and is a daily read for me. Today is she is sharing her chinoiseriesque dining room with us and I am beyond obsessed. Beyond. There are gingers, mercury glass and bamboo all present. Oh my. What more could I want in a space. Without further adieu... 

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!


  1. That mirror is insane and love the chandy too. I too have a blue dining room and love it. I think it is the perfect color for nighttime, sparkly cocktails and dinners. Great space!

  2. In love with your dining room! So chic.

  3. I love this space! Especially the chandy. Great job Kathy!

  4. Hi Kathy, I'll be following your blog as well now, cause anyone that picks such a beautiful blue to do their walls in is ok in my book! I love the way it brings out the lines of the furniture - excellent choice. And I too, am gaga over that light!

  5. Thanks so much for having me Lindsay, and for all the sweet comments! I've had such fun visiting!

  6. i love those chandeliers, great pick. and you are so smart to change out the color to that bold blue! my mom has a bold blue in her kitchen/breakfast area and I always thought it lends itself SO well as a backdrop for art. I have yet to see a piece of art that doesnt look good against it. as is true for your dining room too :) nice to meet you KATHY :)

  7. I am a new follower to your gorgeous blog! So glad I found you from Emily A. Clark Interiors. Stop by and say Hi...


  8. What a rich and gorgeous space!! On some days, I might even considering trading 1 13 year old daughter for that gilt console. Beyond gorgeous!

  9. Love, love, LOVE Kathy's dining room. If she weren't so sweet, I might have to steal that mirror! ;)

  10. I L-O-V-E your cobalt dining room! Amaze-balls! you rock! Lovin it all!!!! Lindsey that mirror is awesome and so is the chandy!!!!! Love me some leopard too! So happy to be a follower!!!

  11. ok, so i feel like a stupido, just realizing that is kathy's dining room...

  12. Hi Kathy! I think your dining room is to die for gorgeous. I'm particularly crazy for your mirror!

  13. Way to go Kathy! I love your space and love your blog of course. You are sooo famous! I'm not worthy :) Brandy

  14. I can see why you love this room.

  15. I love Kathy, and her fabulous dining room, home, and everything else! That gal can score a vintage find like nobody else!

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