Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 6d: Texture and Pattern in the Dining Room

We haven’t checked in on our fictional sisters Ann and Lia lately. A little refresher may be in order, yes? We’re following the Napa Dining Table as it is passed down from Ann to Lia as part of my Making it Yours (MiY) series, and seeing how it fares through several style changes.

First Ann had it in her modern country dining room, and then her tastes ran toward the more traditional. Later, she passed the table down to her little sister Lia, who didn’t have much money but made the table work for her quirky and colorful style. Now Lia has been moving up the ranks at work, and she wanted to change up her dining room a bit. Let’s see what she’s come up with…

The wall color has stayed the same aqua blue, and she has kept her glasses and bowls plus some new light blue plates. The dresser (being used as a credenza) that she painted to look like the latitude grellow dresser has stayed as well. Lia toned down the crazy mishmash of colors though and is instead focusing more on adding interest through texture and pattern. The cool glass link chandelier and smooth white lamp contrast nicely with her new woven chairs. The iron ring starburst mirror plays off of the circles in the rug, and the yellow patterned vase relates back to the dresser. There’s a ton of texture and pattern here, but the overall look works really well without going too over the top.

We’ll see one more look from Lia as we finish this edition of Making it Yours. What direction should she go in next?

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  • Debbie
    December 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Can we pretend say that Lia’s dining room is open to her living room, what kind of connected living room ideas would you throw in with this dinning room. (Because I love it compleatly and want to do this in my space, but I have a black leather sectional in the connected living room)

  • Amanda
    December 7, 2010 at 9:48 am

    This is off topic, but I was at my local book store last night and saw this Olivia Claus book and thought of you and your little one!

  • Jenae
    December 7, 2010 at 10:49 am

    I love the mirror! I am always on the hunt for a fabulous mirror for above my mantel. I keep hoping to score one from my local thrift store.

  • Christine
    December 7, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Man, that dresser is fantastic! I love this look.

  • Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons
    December 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    The chair and that mirror are so much fun together! I love the textures =)

  • Becka @ life as an artistpreneur
    December 7, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I really like the blue plates and the patterned lamp.

  • Béa
    December 8, 2010 at 9:06 am

    looked at the very same dresser just yesterday!!!!

  • Kate
    December 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

    love that dresser, so pretty you could design a whole room around it!

  • Zoryana
    December 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Maybe this time Lia could go more towards some whimsical and charming decor?

  • Susie
    December 10, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I don’t know how you can improve on this one. I love it just the way it is!

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