Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 6a: Modern Country Dining Room

As I mentioned, in this edition of Making it Yours (MIY), we’re starting out in Anne’s dining room before she hands the Napa dining table down to her sister Lia. Anne loves neutrals, she loves classic design elements, and her she loves modern country style.

The creamy walls and curtains form a soft backdrop that contrasts with the rustic elements like the stoneware and the Tuscan urns. The table has a lovely but understated linen table runner to add a little texture, and two matching pendants hang above. The patterned rug is a modern take on a classic Persian style, and the chairs are a sort of a cool café style. The giclee print adds another modern note, but doesn’t draw too much attention to itself or seem out of place.

We’ll see one more look from Anne as her style heads toward a more classically traditional look, and then her sister Lia will take it in a totally different direction.

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  • Julie
    October 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Okay, I’m sold. I have a nice rose colored wall and I didn’t think the table could go with it but this is perfect. I have different artwork that will still go with this look but otherwise I swear I have to copy this whole thing. My dining room was my last unfinished room but I think I can do it now. Unless I fall in love with one of the other versions.

  • Hally
    October 27, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    It certainly isnt my style, but I appreciate you branching out and showing different “motifs”. I’m anxious for the rest!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      It’s not my style either, but it’s pretty and I did enjoy working with a different look. Lia’s style will be closer to my own.

  • Andnowlights (KMSull)
    October 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    LOVE that inspiration board! Love love love!

  • Erika
    October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Love this look! Thanks for branching out a bit and choosing a style that you wouldn’t necessarily enjoy….this is totally up my alley!

  • Kristen
    October 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    This is sort of the look I’m going for-maybe more of what you are planning next-a touch of modern…but I’d love to see affordable storage options-a dresser or hutch or credenza that compliments the rustic table…any ideas?

    love your constant inspiration, Nicole!

  • Bridget Price
    October 28, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Totally my style…LOVE, LOVE!! Isn’t it great that we have options and there are so many looks to choose from!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Keri
    October 28, 2010 at 10:21 am

    I’m not usually a fan of more traditional, country looks, but this is done so well that I really like it:-). Good job!

  • jbhat
    October 28, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I like that big table. I wish it were even bigger!


  • anne
    October 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Very well done. Love the modern country!!

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