Let’s Hope

…that my dining room will be half as beautiful as this one when I’m finished painting the trim and the ceiling.

Isn’t it gorgeous? And see, I told you those Eames chairs with dowel legs get me every time.

Thank you, Kate, for telling me about that room!

38 Responses to “Let’s Hope”

  1. PaperDollMN September 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    I’m obsessed with those chairs, too. Can’t wait to see how your room turns out.

  2. Robbyn September 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Hubba hubba!

    I don’t normally like Eames chairs (don’t hate me!), but they really work here. Love it!
    I’m sure yours will be even better.

  3. Jane September 14, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    OM to the G!! It is so lovely! I love those chairs as well. I am sure your dining room will be just as gorgeous with a painted trim. I am quite envious of your built-in! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  4. liz @ bon temps beignet September 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    HO-LY crap. (pardon my french) It looks soooo freakin good. The wallpaper looks awesome against the white trim and hutch.


  5. val September 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    LOVE everything about this! great chairs and table and trim and that floor!

  6. Amanda Joy September 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm #

    I just want to live there! So unbelievably beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Helen September 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm #

    But it’s not…pink!

  8. Mish September 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm #

    I am loving the wallpaper- it’s so “grandma chic”- i stole that from Genevieve on HGTV……

  9. Christine September 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    Oh wow, this totally reminds me of your dining room! I can’t wait to see your trim all fancied up!

  10. Angie September 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    I am sure that your dining room will turn out fresh & lovely just the way you have imagined it! Angie xo

  11. Danielle September 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm #


  12. luuve September 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    oooooooooooh i want to live there! soo nice…and i loove the white trim! you made a great choice to paint!

  13. Shana September 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Any idea who makes the wallpaper? I’ve been searching for a print like that for months for my dining room.

  14. Scout D September 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Love it.

  15. Kathryn Humphreys September 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    I’m pretty sure that’s graham and brown wallpaper. If not, they have similar, I almost used it in my kitchen.

  16. Béa September 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm #


  17. Cherie September 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm #

    Ah, My Dear Grandma’s Living Room Walls! This paper is
    by Jane Churchill. Beautiful.
    Thank you Nicole, for giving us inspiration to make
    our own loveliness.

  18. Scout D September 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    I got some lovely chairs just like that for $55 each at Interior Express Outlet in Chicago.

  19. Cherie September 14, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Why not go with your basement stackable chairs? They have the roundness of the Eames, and what’s more, they’re free!

  20. jbhat September 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    At first glance, I thought that WAS your dining room. It really is gorgeous, this one, and yours will be just as lovely. Can’t wait to see!


  21. Oonafey September 14, 2010 at 8:15 pm #

    This could totally BE your dining room! I love it. Can’t wait to see your finished product!

  22. Alicia (Atypical Type A) September 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    That’s uncanny!

    Can’t wait to see the big reveal.

  23. Jane September 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    Love the chairs. And YES it will be that great! I have faith:) For sure the right decision to paint!

  24. Jacinta @ modelmumma September 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm #

    That is a beautiful dining room. Yours will probably look better ;)

  25. Kellie September 15, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    Just dont change your wallpaper. I am absolutely in love with it. To be honest, thats what made me read your entire blog. I love that paper..

  26. julie. September 15, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    I feel your pain about the chairs. I’ve loved the armless shell chair for about a decade and STILL want them for my dining room. BUT, I see them everywhere – AT house tours, every magazine, etc. So, for whatever strange reason, I feel like that makes them less special, but I still want them! Maybe I am worried they are a “trendy” think and will look dated in 5 years. But I think they are just a classic and timeless design and I tell myself if I’ve liked them all these years, I’ll continue to do so if I ever cave in and get them!

  27. kristin September 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    before i read the post (yes, i’m one of THOSE people who scan, then read) i was certain this WAS your place. ha! i’m thinking your room will look just as lovely

  28. citydweller September 15, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

    Beautiful photo. The eclectic mix of traditional, modern, and rustic elements add just the right amount of interest within a soothing palette. Good luck with your dining room!

  29. Nicole September 16, 2010 at 3:38 am #

    I did a double take when I first got to your page. The Farm house table with the Eames chairs with dowel legs is brilliant,but I would love to see these with your table!I cant wait to see how the trim comes out!

  30. Suzie @ cupcake monkey September 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    That IS a great dining room. I am sure yours will be even more lovely, though! :)

  31. Alana September 16, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I’m so glad to see this pic. I have a beautiful Danish modern credenza and just picked up a ginormous rustic dining table the other day and was really not seeing how they were going to go together and what chairs would work.

    I guess the lesson is that if you love it all, it will all work together. :)

    Great inspiration pic. Now you’re gonna have to start saving up for those chairs!

  32. Monoi September 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    I just had to say, you have great taste :D

  33. Alana September 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    OOH! OOH! OOH!!!

  34. JEN RAMOS September 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    I love this pic..have seen it on several blogs and i cant get enough…That empire style chandelier is amazing.

  35. Mariela September 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    Love it! Love everything, and the chairs amazing.

  36. Natalie November 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Looks great! I too love those chairs, and I just scored the best bargain ever.. ok so mine aren’t genuine Eames, but I got the same ones for $80nz (on sale).. which is probably just over $70US, on sale. SO PLEASED with myself. Have been lusting after more expensive ones for soooo long!! More pics please :)

  37. Laurin December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    I LOOOOVE those chairs.
    I’m wondering if you know of where I can find a ‘knock-off’ version, for a less expensive price. I know,,,,bad bad bad. I NEED them for my kitchen!
    And I also love this wall-paper.
    Do you have any good sources for wall-paper? I’m wanting to do a small project in my kitchen w/wallpaper.


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