My Home March 2012: Dining Room

Still an evolving space as we need some chairs.
Or maybe we need to clear the decks and start from scratch.
This is how I roll. I am so lucky my partner has a creative spirit too.

I’m thinkin maybe 4 tree stumps

silverleafed or natural.

I won’t make you sip chardonnay on a stump.

But the room is never used.

I may design some skinny farmhouse benches
for that partner to build.

The hutch was an antiquish white,

and it was just making me SAD

with its old dollhouse-y demeanor.

Now it is layered with Martha Stewart

“flagstone” and “sharkey grey.”

A friend sent this chic moss-covered heart from Sweden,

and it is tied with a ribbon that friend also shared.

The most fabulous shade of grey.

Treasures from the sea.
A few curiosities…

A photo (original color) of my mom at age 3.

Hopefully she does not mind sharing
shelf space with a sheep’s jaw.
(This aint no disco. I told you, curiosities!).

The fresh air felt so refreshing yesterday.

More filling in to do, but the

framed oil of Bella is a crowning glory.

Beachy abstract on wood painted

a couple years ago.
I like it more draped with this

Asa Daxberg greige cross
necklace from Splendid Willow.
The glass beads have the most amazing texture,
and when you wear it, you WILL be asked about
the statement piece everywhere you go.

Our interiors would likely bore many of you to tears,

and the decor gets tweaked with each new chapter of life.
But one constant is an abundance of airy-ness to dream.

Anyone have a creative use of their dining room

they care to share?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. March 27, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    Oh, my! L-O-V-E-L-Y! Did you hand paint the letters on the wall, Michelle? Perhaps one of my fav elements of the room. Oh, and the ghost chairs. Gotta get me a couple of those! Much love, Lisa

  2. March 27, 2012 / 5:32 pm

    Oh I think this is anything but boring!! I love it~so elegant but approachable. Love the ghost chair, the chandy, the color palette, and Cindys artwork~xxoo

  3. March 27, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    I wish I had your restraint because you seem to know exactly when to stop – the rooms breathe but there's a casual elegance as well. So gorgeous.

    I love the initials on the wall as well, perfect personal touch. Actually, there are lovely personal touches everywhere which is why the restraint doesn't read cold. Definitely beautiful, definitely inviting. (oooh kinda like the lady that lives here)


  4. March 27, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    Wow! You have the most gorgeous dining room that I have ever seen! Simply stunning! Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

  5. March 27, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    When did you say you wanted me over for dinner? (:

    Very lovely, calm and serene. A wonderful Scandinavian vibe if you ask me! And you are so good at adding personal and interesting touches, Michele.

    I need to hang Asa's necklace on a pretty painting as well!

    Love to you wonderful lady & friend.


  6. March 27, 2012 / 8:47 pm

    So lovely and dreamy! I am in love with your hutch and all your treasures. I am all about adding memories to make rooms feel like home.

  7. March 27, 2012 / 9:33 pm

    I like the idea of skinny benches :). Love the fresh and open feel. Thanks for letting us take a peek! I hope your week is going well 🙂

  8. March 27, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    I love the soft monochromatic feel of your dining space. I use to have my clients use their dining rooms as a library/office, or just a sweet sitting area to have a cup of tea and read, comfy chairs or a chaise. Michele what color are your walls, it is the prettiest color, not too cream not too beige and definitely not taupe, love it, perfect warm color with some brightness and light. Kathysue

  9. March 27, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    yes. yes! as i look at my photos i think what is missing here is comfort and upholstery (which may or may not be sitting on a restoration hardware showroom floor).

    dinner, yes! absolutely. but the space is not yet worthy of my blog friends!


  10. March 28, 2012 / 12:31 am

    I saw this room on Pinterest and i fell in love with it without even knowing it was yours! It's completely totally perfect just the way it is. Beautiful… I love the way you mixed the lucite chairs in with the wood and natural and frenchy shabby. You have a wonderful decorating style… it's so uncluttered, and light, so that the pieces you do have out, become objects of art, one can actually see and appreciate them.


  11. March 28, 2012 / 8:11 am

    Your dining room is lovely Michele, and I love your quirky touches…I'm sure your Mum wouldn't mind the sheep's jaw next to her photo…and the baseballs and mitt appeal to me also. The colours are very subtle and restful. Have a great week. Robx

  12. March 28, 2012 / 2:43 pm

    Your dining room is beautiful Michele and how about a dinner party to share it with others? Like you ours doesn't get used often but I'm working on that and need ideas too…anyone?

    Enjoy your day!

  13. March 28, 2012 / 8:29 pm

    What a beautiful dreamy space. The light is postiively ethereal! I love it……..most dining rooms see little use but with one as pretty as yours you should think of reasons to use it. Love the colors, the vibes and all the unique things you have done to give it your personality…fabulous!

  14. March 28, 2012 / 11:16 pm

    You have such a beautiful home! I love what you did to the antique cabinet piece – the colors are fab! I know what you mean of not using the dining room as much as you would like. It only seems to be used at Christmas or Thanksgiving around here… oh well… at least yours is eye candy! Best wishes to you – you amazingly talented lady!


  15. March 29, 2012 / 12:40 am


    You take my breath away w/ these pictures! Serenity… that's what I feel when I see your home.

    So much love to you, my friend.


    Luciane at

  16. March 29, 2012 / 8:16 am

    My vote goes to the french benches! Would look fantastic.

    Love your dining! And oh wait, is that snow outside or fairy dust?

  17. March 29, 2012 / 4:30 pm

    I love your dining room – it's ethereal. I can feel the personal vibe, beautifully edited and with soul, humour and quirks.

    Did you have benches before? Benches sound good!

    Love to you, sweet lady!

    Meera xx

  18. March 30, 2012 / 3:20 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dining room!!!! So airy and dreamy and beautiful!! Will be sharing at next weeks party- and coming back to visit it again soon 🙂 thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  19. March 30, 2012 / 4:24 pm

    your newly redone hutch
    is gorgeous

    and those acrylic armchairs?


    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  20. March 30, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    a lovely peek into your ethereal dining room that is so you!
    beautiful touches everywhere and i do love those "Ghost" chairs!

  21. March 31, 2012 / 12:16 am

    Not boring to me – it is so peaceful and serene, oh my word!

    And the bones of your space – the rounded archways and that DOOR!

    WOW- looooove that door!

  22. April 1, 2012 / 5:30 pm

    What a lovely room! It's dream like. I had most of my home in these colors for a while. It is the most relaxing color palette for me. Everything is perfect for me, except perhaps the jawbone. LOL

  23. April 2, 2012 / 12:56 am

    divine !! love your white table the most 🙂

  24. April 5, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    So beautiful! Thank you for linking up to Home Sweet Home!

  25. April 6, 2012 / 2:45 am

    Oh my! So graceful and stylish. Thank you for sharing, Happy Easter, take care and enjoy! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  26. April 13, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! The front door is too die for! I'm a new follower as I'm in love with your style!


  27. April 14, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    The sconces, the chairs, the rosary, I just really enjoy your style!


  28. April 21, 2012 / 1:55 am

    Boring?? Not!!! Very classy and beautiful….love it!!

  29. May 1, 2012 / 5:45 am

    Love Love Love!!!

    Those ghost chairs are so lovely!!

    I have a thing for lucite….sadly at the moment, I don't have any 🙁

  30. Anonymous
    May 11, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I LOVE the dining room light fixture. Can you tell me where you purchased it??? Is it old, or just looks that way?? It is lovely.
    Thanks so much!!
    [email protected]

  31. Brandy~GreyLaneHome
    May 13, 2012 / 2:24 am

    PERFECT. Even without chairs this is a calming and beautiful space.

  32. September 6, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Love your paint colors! What is the dining room color!!!?? Want this color in my bedroom!!

  33. September 11, 2013 / 2:58 am

    the color is benjamin moore white sand in the dining room (it's been painted a different color since this post–now it's benjamin moore white dove).



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