Monday, April 11, 2011

the dining room








































































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72 comments:

  1. what to say after oohing and ahhing over your gorgeous dining room!
    well let's start with some of my fav's.
    -built in's and what is in the built-in; sizable hotel silver?
    - the whisper of turquoise; the balls, and the paintings; subtle but divine. i had never thought to hang an oil over the mirror with chain; LOVE it!
    -your organic elements esp. the wasp nest in an urn; i have one sitting on a shelf in the garage, going straight to the shop!
    i could keep going but will step aside, no doubt you will be flooded with comments
    well done!
    debra

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  2. I love your room, the simplicity of the decorating, the built in and the fireplace.

    I too am a lover of New Hampshire and its people. One of the very few drawbacks of my retirement was that I no longer travel to NH on a regular basis, I miss it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. You're freaking me out...same exact everything in our dining room right down to the Japanese fish net floats in the dough bin! Rick and I fly fish but we do have different chairs. Your dining room is beautiful and I love it.

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  4. Stunning. Your dining room is gorgeous. LOVE your chandelier and all of your accessories are so pretty. Lovely table and chairs. Everything is so well done. Thanks for the tour. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I love your home~! so beautiful.

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  6. Aunt Joanie! Your dining room is just perfect! The chandelier is beautiful!

    I love you,
    Jenny

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  7. boy you're wordy! Making up for the last post?.... Looks beautiful! Thanks for you comments on my blog about the bird pictures. I took your advice and they look so much better.

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  8. Stunning Joan! No words were even needed.
    A few details that I love and stood right out to me - love the black newel post with the black accents in the entry rug, love all the natural elements ... they make a huge statement, and I really LOVE how the blue glass balls reflect the water and the sky in your paintings. It's an absolutely gorgeous room...I would love a meal and a glass of wine in there.

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  9. Your dining room is as beautiful as the other rooms you have shown in your house! I love all the character this room has - built-ins, fireplace, pretty windows, wood floors. It has been quite a treat to see your home unfold as you finish different spaces. I am so looking forward to seeing what is next.

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  10. oh joan,

    so, so beautiful. don't know where to start. it's all so, so, i can't think of the word. organic! yes, that's it. it's organic and yet formal. looks like it is straight out of house beautiful. have they called yet?

    xo
    janet

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  11. How wonderful to have a beautiful dining room like yours. The dough bowl and glass floats are a nice centerpiece on the table andI like the hornets nests on the urns.
    Babs

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  12. As always...just quietly elegant and all the touches of nature are just perfect. Love everything from ceiling to floor, wall to wall. Always get so excited when I see you posted. Thanks....

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  13. That house must really love you for making it so beautiful. Your rooms are truly perfection.

    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  14. Joan,
    Was the built-in already there, or did you have it installed? Looks great!

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  15. I've looked at this post a dozen times and everytime I see something else I love. I'm announcing now, I'm going to steal many of your ideas. The styling is great...and of course the gray. I'm always trying to make my gold and organic pieces work better to warm the grays I use in our house.

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  16. Your dining room is so pretty, and I absolutely adore the chandelier...gorgeous!!

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  17. I am in serious love with your dining room. I love everything. Well except the hornets nest, because I a deathly afraid of them - lol.

    I adore the candelsticks on the mantel, love the beautiful paintings....

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  18. One word comes to mind...perfect! The chandelier is gorgous and love how the green glass balls pick up the colors of the oil painting..you have done a beautiful job!

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  19. You design, edit and accessorize wonderfully. I fall in love with every space you show. Your home is perfect!

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  20. ...lovely...lovely...lovely...

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  21. I adore it when you do this to us! I think my favorite thing is the little painting over the mirror. you rock.

    donna

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  22. Just gorgeous!! Every single thing! I love it all!!! So lovely and so inviting! We can't wait to sit at the table and have one your your delicious meals! Knowing the history of much of your things make them even more special. I remember the paintings in the den in Dallas and remember so much more.
    love

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  23. I love the way you have brought nature inside...Thanx for sharing...just gorgeous! Tiff

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  24. Your dining room is just as stunning as the rest of your home! Martina

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  25. Absolutely lovely in its simplicity. My favorite things: your hotel silver (!) in that incredible built in, the nautical paintings on the fireplace, the glass floats adding that smooth texture among the wood, and those fabulous chippy urns. I would imagine you enjoy lengthy wonderful gatherings in there. Thanks for sharing, Joan. :)

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  26. oh i just love this room!!! and im with donna i love the picture over the painting :)

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  27. Sigh.......just stunning!!!!

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  28. Your dining room is just stunning from top to bottom! And your chandelier...stunning! Thank you so much for the tour!

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. What a great blend of elements. Love the organic touches and the blue beach glass balls in the wood tray! The very old candle holders are a favorite! What a great touch with the picture hanging down in front of the large mirror...you take chances that I really like! Your chandelier is a great mix with the room, not too fancy but just enough to be formal. Your built in cabinet is classic for the style of home and so interesting to peer into!

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  30. Hi Joan, Dan, and Ella: "Bringing the outdoors in". Everything has a place; this room is beautiful, quiet, stunning, perfect! I am copying the print over the mirror idea! Cindy

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  31. Sigh....Joan, you've done it again...all exquisite.

    xxMB

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  32. Beautiful! I love how the eye goes from one spot to another. Your dining room is simply beautiful. Only thing missing is a table surrounded with friends. Thanks for sharing. xo

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  33. Hi Joan,
    What a gorgeous dining room. I LOVE your chandelier..it's like the icing on the cake in this room. That built in cabinet is VERY special too. The whole room is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us.
    Maura :)

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  34. What can I say that I haven't already? LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! I've been searching for a mentor for years and then you walked in! Thank you! :)

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  35. Ok, you've got me drooling now! I love the chandelier and those glass balls are so cool! So did you collect that bee hive, how cool!

    Megan

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  36. You had me at chandelier! The textures, the finishes, the style are so beautiful it takes my breathe away. There is not one thing in the room that I don't love. Everything I can tell is hand picked and has a meaning to you. No one puts a room together like that buying everyday items. This picture post just made my day. Thank you for sharing your wonderful beautiful dining room.

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  37. You seriously have one of the prettiest houses ever! Your dining room is a dream....I love how nicely you pair natural elements (the wasps nest, wood, moss and honed out wood bowl)with such elegant pieces such as the chandelier and handsome antiques. Such a pretty room! I also love the fireplace in there....!!!

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  38. Beautiful, cozy, elegant, and so inviting. And I love the way one can see the kitchen through the fireplace.

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  39. Wow!!! I was just about to ask about what was in the vase when the next pic was a close up! Amazing. I really like the idea of hanging a picture over the mirror. Very stylish...

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  40. You style is so lovely. Elegant. Gorgeous. I think I found the wall color I've been looking for...

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  41. Joan,
    Your dinning room is gorgeous! I love how you combine very elegant things with nature ~ love it! Looking forward to a post on the stories behind the pieces. :)

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  42. Hi Joan
    Are you inviting us to dinner? FABULOUS
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  43. HI Joan,
    What a beautiful dining room.I never taught a wasp nest can look this good amazing!The floats on the table just the right color, magazine worthy.

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  44. My mouth dropped open as I looked at your pictures! All the rooms you've shared are stunning, and the dining room is no exception! I love your use of natural beauty and knowing how to display them. Wow, wow, wow! Just beautiful. Btw, I feel in love with your japanese fish floats the first time you talked about them. Wish I could find some, but living in KS, it's not likely!

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  45. I'm literally drooling!! Thank you for sharing!! *Becca*

    www.adventuresindecorating.com

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  46. Wow! Love chandeliers... and your style is so elegant and awesome!

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  47. Absolutely beautiful! Love the natural elements - the hornet nest & driftwood - just beautiful.

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  48. I think this is my favorite room to date. Love the simplicity and how each and every element spoke so thoughtfully. So beautiful, inviting and touchable, Love that in a room, Kathysue

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  49. The items you find to put in your beautiful urns are absolutely brilliant! How you mixed unique bits of nature with aged, classically elegant pieces, is so inspired. Love the room...every touch speaks character and home, truly lovely!
    xo J~

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  50. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of the room. Classic and clean. I want the sailboat painting!

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  51. I have to say that is one of THE most simply beautiful dining rooms I have seen in a long time.

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  52. Oh wow beautiful! I was really glad to see this as we are considering what to do with our trim. It's stained wood right now, but they did not fill the nail holes. I love how yours look with white :)

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  53. Absolute perfection.
    It's stunning, like everything else you do.
    xo Trina

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  54. Classic and chic- a perfect combination! I love the driftwood on the chest of drawers. It adds a bit of rustic to a beautiful, polished space! I love it!

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  55. Love each one of the details I've seen here, the chandelier, those glass balls, the paintings and that rug.
    Hugs from Brasil
    Tereza

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  56. Can I move in? ha! :) LOVE the dining chairs. The wood is just beautiful!

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  57. Oh my! I'm loving the floors! Oh so beautiful! And that China Cabinet! OH I'm loving it all!

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  58. gorgeous. ben and i just sat down and looked at your house together. what interested him the most? your GENERATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! figures. hehe. my daughter is dating a boy from New Hampshire. i need to find out what town he lives in. see if its close to you. you can go spy for me.

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  59. So beautiful! I love all your hotel silver in your built in. It's just dreamy! And love the way you hung that painting in front of the mirror and the driftwood on the chest. What is the story behind those glass balls?

    annie

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  60. Bonjour Joan,how I can say in english that french should explain better? Gorgeous and so Chic,the perfect room to have a special "Diner Pascal".
    It's very chic showing the chandelier's photos to introduce and ended this post,well done!
    Irène,thecasualelegance@live.fr

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  61. Love how you say your decorating style is "gathered" so perfect!

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  62. The sisal rug in the dining room is brilliant. It's so appropriately understated while adding such visual texture to the lovely room. I love it when large accessories are content to let other pieces grab the spotlight. Your house inspires great awe!

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  63. I LOVE your japanese fishing float collection! Where did you find them all? they are stunning and I would love to start my own collection :)

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  64. I found my way to your beautiful home because I am looking to fill an antique dough bowl with Japanese fishing floats (for my living room credenza). All of the work that you have done is lovely and pitch perfect--thank you so much for sharing!

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  65. Oh my Joan! Love the stepping stones, the black umbrella, the view!!...Is the shutter secured? Does it topple in the wind? Do you have screens on your french doors? Or do you not get the bugs Ohio does? I'll leave questions for others now.....:) Take care, Sara

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  66. Absolutely beautiful Joan. I have an early 1900's sterling silver plated brass accent lamp from the Los Angeles Biltmore for sale if interested. When the LA Biltmore was rennovated in the 70's, the hotel held an auction selling furniture, decor, ect....My aunt purchased the the lamp at that time. Lamp is beautiful and still works. The bell shaped silver shade is very unique. "L A BILTMORE" is enscribed on the base of the lamp. I can provide you pictures if you are interested or know someone who would like this beautiful piece. I recently had the lamp appraised and will gladly provide this info. bjames.ga@gmail.com

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