Monday, April 17, 2017

Apple Blossoms in the Dining Room and Some New Architectural Prints

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We don't have a ton new to share tonight (although we are working on some upcoming posts including a week from today when we will share the girls' finished bathroom makeover!) but did want to share a few updates we have added to our dining room. I ended up moving the lamps I had in here into my office and added this new architectural print from Minted on one side and a large planter filled with blossoms over to the other side. I got two of these prints from Minted and I absolutely love them. I have always loved architectural styled prints and these ones are particularly pretty. I put this one of Westminster Abbey here in our dining room and the other one of Big Ben in our kitchen (there's a couple pictures of it near the end of the post). I love the matte brass frame and want to order a few more prints for a living room with this same style frame. It's simple yet elegant!

I've been thinking about adding a bench in here but haven't decided for sure yet. I tried this one in here to see how it looked visually (it's too deep to actually function in here) and I also tried our new ottoman from our porch in here too.

And here you can see the Big Ben print in our kitchen. 

Dining Room:

Wall Color - Gravel Gray by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim - Existing but planning on painting it Simply White eventually
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-gloss Finish
Farmhouse Table - I made it using this plan from Ana White's site. Stained with Rustoleum's Weathered Gray and Minwax's Provincial
Slipcovered End Chairs - Lee Industries (about 7 or 8 years ago)
Gold Tray on Table - HomeGoods
Sideboard - Found at a Consingment Shop and Painted in Paris Gray (I's been a few years)
White Beaded Dishes - Milford Square Dishes from Birch Lane
Throw - HomeGoods


Cabinet Color - existing (I am pretty sure it is Lampblack by Benjamin Moore)
Wall Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Eggshell
Trim Color - Simply White by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Door Color - Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore in Semi-Gloss
Beadboard Wallpaper below Chair Rail - can be found here
Counters - existing (granite)

Artwork supplied by Minted in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
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  1. Your dining room is stunning. In fact, your entire home is beautiful. I have a question about your paint finishes. How do you choose? I've seen you use matte and semi-gloss in other rooms in your home.

    1. Thank you! For Jenni it depends on the condition of the walls and how much abuse a room takes. This article breaks it down nicely:


  2. Are the apple blossoms real or silk? If faux, can you give us a source? Thanks!

  3. Wow! All i can say is GORGEOUS! I love the pure white look with gold and blue.... You did a wonderful job on decorating! No matter how much i try, my decorating will not ever look as elegant as this....