Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: Recently

Girlfriends. Remember the amazing DIY Snakeskin Console Table that I talked about sometime ago? Well folks, Emily was the genius behind that. Thankfully Emily is back in action to share more of her fabulous house and even more fabulous projects. We have some mixtures of old and new in here, DIYs and buys. Just the way I like it. If you aren't reading Emily's blog yet, I will forgive you. Just get with the program, will ya? Show off that space Em!

Hi all,  I'm Emily from Recently, here to share my favorite room with you.  I must say, choosing my fave was tough, not because I just adore every nook and cranny of my home, but because most of my rooms aren't completely finished yet.  Oh, and we've lived in our house for over four years (for the love!).  I blame my procrastination on my extreme inability to make decor decisions, but I'm trying my hardest to overcome so I'll finally be able to enjoy my space.  One room that's close to being finished (I think!) is my dining room. 
I worked the room around my grandparents' oil painting, and chose to keep the chandelier that was in place when we bought the house.  I didn't feel like it was completely my style when we moved in, but it's definitely grown on me.

For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit that the wall you don't see houses baskets full of my boys' toys, and I doubt I'll ever find enough space for those.  The rest of the room is all me, and intended to be a sweet spot for entertaining over cocktails and dinner.  
The cabinet was a garage sale find that I added trim to and painted (Martha Stewart Plumage).  I found the knobs not long ago at Anthropologie.  The metal centers had a dark finish, but I brightened them up with a gold leaf marker so they would stand out against the dark cabinet.
The curtains are from West Elm, and I added a spare set of Ikea curtains I had on hand as a liner, as well as the pom pom trim.  By the way, no sewing machines were harmed in the making of these curtains.  I'm a Heat n' Bond and fabric glue girl all the way!
So, there it is, my dining room and my favorite room.  Thanks to all of you for letting me share, and, Lindsay, thanks to you for being your awesome self and for having me as a guest today.  I loved every minute of it!

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the styling of the console. A cabinet in my dining room is painted the same color!

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  2. I love this! I think I love everything Emily does. She's fabulous!

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  3. Love the little cocktail cabinet. The color was a great choice.

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  4. LOOOOOVE that gallery wall...and everything else! Beauty!

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  5. Loved seeing more of your house Emily! So glad I am not the only sewing-impaired girl!

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  6. So happy to be here today Lindsay! Big thanks again for having me, and for being just plain awesome. :) You rock!

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  7. Very nice! I love the first photo with the gallery wall! Great job Emily!

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  8. Ok, I so need to get my DIY on. Do tell, where did you get your dining table?

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  9. I can see why its your favorite! I love the little pom pom trim! Great idea to layer curtains for some oomph!

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  10. Emily's decor skills always amaze me. The little details make this room so personable and inviting. Love it!

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  11. Love it! So glad she featured her dining room here, is gorgeous!

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  12. Gorgeous room! I love everything about that room, the cabinet color is perfection :)

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  13. She has such fabulous taste, and is one of the sweetest in the blogging world! Way to go Emily, it looks great!

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  14. Looks finished and fabulous to me! Great job Emily!!

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  15. great job emily! i love your grandparents painting - i think its fantastic!

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  16. Thanks all, love reading your sweet comments! Fletcher, we bought our table about three years ago at I.O. Metro. (iometro.com) I like it a lot, but if I had it to do over again, I probably would have saved up for a while longer and gone with something of better quality, just fyi!

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  17. Oh Emily, it's just beautiful. So perfectly styled! And honestly, do any of us ever really feel 'done'? There's no such thing! <3

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  18. Beautiful cane back chairs! Also, I just adore the way you were able to create a gallery wall around one large piece. It's definitely a unique look and not one I'm sure everyone could pull off as beautifully as this. Off to check out your blog :)

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  19. OMG.... I LOVE her home! My favorite part is her vignettes. I spy Joy of Oh Joy!'s wallpaper framed. What a great idea! Fab job to Emily!

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  20. Absolutely beautiful! I love any and everything Emily does!

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  21. I love that Emily based the room around her grandparents painting and that she gave the room her special touch with lots of little details. And oh the toys...they won't be going away soon for me either.

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  22. Love love the art arrangement and the diy touches throughout! I don't think having toys around is such a bad thing...as long as they are organized for company =) Lovely post.

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  23. OMG I love it all...I love the gallery wall layout! You are one talented lady!!

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  24. STOP right now. This room is perfect!! The gallery wall looks amazing and I just love the way everything is styled. Bravo!!!!!! xoxoo

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  25. I think Emily's stile is pretty rad. She always finds cool stuff. I fell hard for her blog the minute I stumbled upon it. Love the way the pom pom trim pops against her drapes.

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  26. Love, love. Love the feeling, colour combo, details, layering...Ah-mazing.

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  27. Love everything about ALL these photos! It's perfectly decorated. What fabulous style!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  28. I adore Emily and this sooo gave me an idea on what to do with his old hutch... Can't wait!
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo
    Natalie

    dishesrunwaysandbriefcases.blogspot.com

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  29. I LOOOOOOOVE it!! Every last bit. Have had my eye out for similar chairs on the cheap...I've been tempted to pull the trigger elsewhere, but this makes me want to hold out. Amazing job, Emily! ox

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