Dining Room Inspiration and a Wine Cart

A while back I decided that it was time for my dining room to receive a little face lift.

Until now though, nothing has really happened.
I had the best of intentions, really,
But---like everyone else, life gets in the way.

We did repaint last year, with my favorite color, BM's "Ambiance",
and then, we did absolutely nothing else.

We don't really use our dining room much,
but it is the first room that you see when you walk into our house.
I really want it to "set the tone" for the rest of our spaces.

Here it is now, it is ok---nothing special.

The things that I do love--- my table and the two leather end chairs.
The other chairs are not really what I'm wanting anymore.
I also want to replace the art work and need new curtains.

We are planning on replacing most of the carpet in our house with hardwoods later this year.
(I can't wait-NO more carpet!!!)

My plan is that I want my dining room to be a little traditional and a little modern.

Kind of like.....

I just love the open feeling of all the spaces. 
That is definitely in my plan.

I also plan on using artwork for the majority of the color that I plan on bringing to the room.
(My artwork is in the works as we speak--I can't wait to share, hopefully soon.)

I also wanted to add a few metallic touches to all of the wood that will be in the room.
When designing my sister's room, we found her a gorgeous bar cart/butler's tray from West Elm,
I decided that I had to have it for my dining room makeover.
I decided that it needed to be a wine cart for my dining room, because we already have a bar cabinet
(more to come on that later).

I am really hoping that my new wine cart will motivate me to move this project along.
We'll definitely see, especially if my pocket-book holds out.


  1. Love all the pics for dining. Definetley my style. I am getting ready to painty dining room. Restoration hardware has some great paint colors

  2. Sabrina, what great inspiration photos! Love the metallic wine cart, not to mention those fleur de lis accents! Can't wait to see your new dining room!


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