Welcome to this week's installment of Design In A Box! This is the third post in this series, which will run until November 16th - then it's time to shift to all-things-holidays. I've got some gift guides in the works for y'all, which I'm hoping will be a great resource for you as the shopping season begins.
At the bottom of the post you can find all the sources for today's "Floral Chic" dining room design. After you look through it, I'd love to know what your favorite piece is - hop over to Instagram to weigh in!
Now onto the inspiration!
via Adore Magazine
via Emily Henderson
Talk about starting off with a bang! I'll bet the first thing you noticed on this week's Design In A Box is that amazing blue and green floral wallpaper*, wasn't it? The colors and pattern of that paper were my jumping off point for putting together the look for this "Floral Chic" dining room. And guess what? It's removable! It's from an Etsy Shop called Sweet Pea Wall Designs - they carry an incredible array of beautiful removable wallpapers, and the one I chose for today jumped out at me right away. Be sure to check them out! I love supporting small businesses when I can, and shopping on Etsy is a great way to do that.
Though I started with a floral pattern, I had no intention of this space becoming overly sweet, feminine, or old fashioned. To keep it feeling fresh, I brought in some modern, clean-lined pieces and updated classics. The turquoise Windsor-style chairs and black candelabra-style chandelier are fun twists on a traditional designs and the walnut credenza adds a hint of masculinity. (Side note - sorry that credenza is a little hard to see behind the dining table. It's so pretty though; be sure go check it out on CB2's website.)
To keep the wallpaper from overwhelming the room, I chose to use it on the upper two-thirds of the space, then add a chair rail and paint the bottom third in a coordinating blue. If you're going to do this in your own space, my paint color suggestions would be Philipsburg Blue or Van Deusen Blue (both from Benjamin Moore), but I would suggest buying the wallpaper first, and then sampling a few colors to see what works best with it.
The white oval tulip table is a classic mid-century piece, and it's great for small spaces since you don't have any table legs to contend with. This particular table is 60" long and can hold up to six. The light and airy Windsor chairs pair well with the table and keep it from leaning too mid-mod.
Finally, I can't let you go without talking about that large bone inlay mirror - the details don't show up super well in the rendering, but man it's pretty in real life, and it's a great price for its size (plus, it's on sale right now!).
FURNITURE AND DECOR SOURCES
Ready to shop this space? Use the links below to take a look at these pieces for your own space. If you're not ready to purchase right now, but would like to save the look for later, feel free to Pin it!
The total cost to recreate this space with seating for six is around $2,500 (plus the cost of the wallpaper, which will vary depending on how many panels you need!).
And finally, I'd LOVE to hear from you! What do you think of this series? Do you have an idea for a space or style you'd like to see on Design In A Box? I'm all ears!
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