Dining Room

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!

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.


  • val
    September 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm

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

  • Amanda Joy
    September 14, 2010 at 1:10 pm

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

  • Helen
    September 14, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    But it’s not…pink!

  • 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……

  • 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!

  • 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

  • Danielle
    September 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Scout D
    September 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Love it.

  • 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.

  • Béa
    September 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!


  • 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!

  • Alicia (Atypical Type A)
    September 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    That’s uncanny!

    Can’t wait to see the big reveal.

  • 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!

  • Jacinta @ modelmumma
    September 14, 2010 at 11:50 pm

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

  • 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..

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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! :)

  • 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!

  • Monoi
    September 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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

  • Alana
    September 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    OOH! OOH! OOH!!!

    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.

  • Mariela
    September 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Love it! Love everything, and the chairs amazing.

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  • 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 :)

  • 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.