Spring Dining Room

Hey, friends!

I shared our spring home tour a couple of weeks ago and took a lot of pictures of each space. Since I had lots of detail shots and didn’t want to post them all in one post, I’m breaking up the spaces and today want to share our dining room for Spring again, with all the up close detail shots.

Hope you enjoy!

We have loved seeing this room change.

Just a reminder of where we started in this room.  It had the low traditional box molding wainscot, but we wanted something a little more dramatic, so Mark added tall beadboard with trimwork on top, as well as adding molding to all the door casings in the dining room leading to the kitchen and living room, so all of that really added a lot of pizazz to our new home that it didn’t have originally.

Our house is 13 years old this year and had some lovely features, we are just adding more to really take it up a notch.

Here’s the After shot with all the furniture in place and decorated for spring!

What a difference the beadboard wainscot makes in the room!  We are so happy with the way this space turned out and the addition of the navy blue grasscloth was a good decision that I’m so proud of as well.

You can see what a difference the antique brass light fixture makes as well, a splurge from Williams Sonoma that we couldn’t pass up.  It anchors the room so well.

Setting the table is fun to do with all this beauty in the room and I got out a new gray linen tablecloth that I picked up on major sale from Ballard Designs recently and it adds a nice backdrop to all my dishes. I love that I can use so many different dishes in this room with the navy and white as a beautiful backdrop.

My chairs came from Carrington Court (affiliate link), a company I love and worked with a couple of years ago. They updated my original dining chairs that came from their company and after having them 10 years, I ordered these beauties in a cream linen which totally changed the look of our dining room.

Heres’s a shot of my Bordallo bunny dishes that I’ve had for about 20 years.  I don’t think they are making this anymore but I’m glad I have a good collection of this, so fun to pull out this time of year.  That silver-plate silverware was a lucky estate sale find and is just beautiful.

The centerpiece is from Magnolia Market and I got these 2 pieces last year when I was there.  Love them and the faux tulips along with my flying bunnies that were popular from Pier One a few years ago.

Aren’t they cute?  Perfect for spring and Easter centerpieces.

I love this pair of black iron and glass for adding pretty flowers.

Even though we don’t use our dining room all the time, we enjoy having it for special occasions and for setting a pretty table.

That sideboard has been with me over 20 years as well and I still love its traditional lines, a classic piece.  I know this style in not in vogue right now with the younger generation, but it still feels good to me.

Those lamps were a really lucky find from Homegoods, $60 each. They are designer and I found them online, although for not nearly as good a deal as I found.  I sure am glad I snagged them when I did!

I love displaying my collection of blue and white on the sideboard.

Peeking through to the kitchen.

Another look at the centerpiece.  The large tray is from Homegoods.

And a better look at all the blue and white and the lamps on the sideboard.

A pretty blue glass vase of Mark’s holds some gorgeous pink tulips, always nice this time of year.

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed watching our house transform into what it is today. We sure have enjoyed seeing the progress of each and every room in our downstairs, creating a warm and welcoming home!

Below are my rug, lamps, chandelier, all exactly like mine and a few blue and white white which are similar in my room. Affilite links used for your convenience!

- Rhoda


  1. http://Barbara%20Moore says

    Lamps and chandelier???? I die!

  2. http://Andrea%20G%20Corley says

    I love the center pieces with the bunnies…..

  3. http://Roxanne says

    I give a happy sigh whenever you show your dining room! Every detail is perfection. I especially love the sideboard and how you accessorized it. Love the finish on it because it adds drama and weight to the room. I know painting beautiful mahogany and cherry furniture is all the rage now, but I love a good dose of traditional.

  4. http://Donna says

    Love it all! I often wonder if people who paint classic furniture regret covering up beautiful cherry, mahogany or even pecan woods. I’m not of the “if it’s wood, it must be good” school, but there are some pretty pieces that can stand on their own. Two things I love about your home: you and Mark are making your nest together and your use of color.

    • http://Rhoda says

      Thank you, Donna, I agree on painting wood. The older vintage pieces have a lot of character that I would never cover up with paint. I love that we are both putting our stamp on this house too, just feels right to us!

  5. http://Shelia.%20M.%20Massey says

    Love seeing your transformations! Know you are so proud to be remodeling your new home the way you want it to be. Continued success !

  6. http://Pamela says

    Green, blue and white are my favorite colors together. Your room is beautiful and that sideboard is classic and classy!

  7. It looks BEAUTIFUL, Rhoda! I love the way the grasscloth turned out. It makes such a huge impact in the room. You’ve got me wanting to rip out my traditional chair rail and go bold now!

    • http://Rhoda says

      Thank you, Beth!! I appreciate you stopping by! We just love how it all turned out.

  8. It is beautiful Rhoda. I love blue, green and white together. You have both done an amazing job pulling your rooms together in such a short time.

  9. Absolute perfection! It is so pretty and I’d sure love to put my feet under that table and enjoy a meal for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This room couldn’t be any prettier!

  11. http://Melissa%20Tennery says

    So pretty and inviting… I am really loving that navy grasscloth! All the details have come together and the room is so polished and inviting. Thank you for sharing and I m sure I speak for many when I say I can t wait to see more!

  12. http://Rebecca%20M says

    Really beautiful! A perfect nest for you and Mark!

  13. http://Alisha says

    This is so pretty. I love the combination of white, blue, and green. Well done!

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