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  1. Elizabeth Roderick says:

    This is beautiful! If you really want to change the moss cabinet what about doing something like the mirror or the piece under it? I think it looks fine but I too enjoy change sometimes. Again this is lovely thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! And I love that idea. Definitely thinking along the lines of a creamy white, but probably won’t get to it until we finish several other things first… šŸ˜‰

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

    The scene out your window looks so beautiful that it reminds me of backdrops movies or photographers will use in their work…and you have the real thing everyday. Love that your have a door leading to your kitchen…always a nice and rare feature.

    Looking forward to future reveals.

    1. Thank you so much!! Funny thing is, we moved to a townhouse, and the one thing I worried about was not having our own yard. Turns out the setting here is, in many ways, more private and green than when we had our own yard… šŸ˜‰

  3. I think your mix of casual, formal and the French elements make a totally cohesive design.

  4. It is all so pretty. I especially love the blush pink walls!

    1. Thank you, Connie! I actually thought twice about staying pinkish, thinking maybe the creamy yellow we have elsewhere would be more neutral for different table settings. But in the end, I love the glow of the blush, too… šŸ™‚

  5. Pat Crowder says:

    Very warm and inviting Lory. I can not tell the color of the ceiling, but would love to know.

    1. Thanks, Pat!! The ceiling, as well as all the trim in the house is Benjamin Moore Simply White. It’s pretty close to an optic white with just a touch of warmth to it.

  6. Lori, I love, love, love your new dining room! That wall color is fantastic. Once again, the Royal Albert cups and saucers are so beautiful! I love seeing your things in a new setting. You are right that a big crystal chandelier would be gorgeous in this space, but this one looks beautiful, too.

    1. Thank you so much!! It is fascinating to see how different the same pieces look in a new setting. It’s like buying new things without the expense! Lol. But there’s also plenty new coming… šŸ˜‰ And yes, so looking forward to a new chandy, but that will be further down the road. Keep having to remind myself Rome wasn’t built in a day!

  7. bobbi duncan says:

    I just know you are having a ball decorating your new home, which looks lovely. Can’t wait for all the other reveals. Lory, I love your plate holders! I have been searching for so long looking for pretty ones like yours. Would you mind sharing where you found them–I would appreciate the help so much. Best wishes for many happy memory making days in your new home.

    1. Thank you, Bobbi! And yes, definitely enjoying the decorating… šŸ™‚ The plate holders I found online – just kept searching until I found the style I liked – then painted them gold (they were a darker color – a brownish black). I tend to walk around my house painting everything gold… lol! If I can find the link, will come back and post it here, but I think there were several places that had them.

  8. It’s absolutely gorgeous Lory. I can’t believe you’ve only been there a month!! Enjoy it!

    1. Thanks, Kim! It’s actually driving me crazy that there’s so much more to do, but in truth we are pretty settled for being here such a short time… šŸ™‚ So glad you stopped by and took the time to comment!

  9. Anna Starner says:

    I love the room your painted china cabinet is wonderful in this space. I would paint the green cupboard to match one of the two painted pieces you have in the room. Either one of would look nice on that piece. I wouldn’t pick another paint color simply because you already have the two different painted pieces.

    1. Thanks, and I agree. I’m thinking an antiqued cream, which is the lighter part of the sideboard and similar to the china cabinet… šŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment!

  10. Ahhhhhhh an absolutely beautiful room…amazingly beautiful in fact!!!!
    You have done wonders for only being there a month…my hat is officially off to you!
    If there were anything at all that I would change (I really had to hunt for something though :^), I would paint the return air vent above your cabinet, to match the wall. I think the glass jars look lovely there by the way!
    Blessings,
    J

    1. Thanks, J! Yes, the vent bothers me too, but I’m not sure I love them painted either. That corner definitely needs work. Let’s see how it evolves… šŸ˜‰

  11. Lory, this room is beautiful. I love the wall color and your pretty furnishings and accessories with it.

  12. Hi Lori, your dining room is stunning! I am already inspired:) I would love it if you would share your creativity at the Friday Favorites Link Party, happening every Friday at Mustlovehome.com!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! That china cabinet is amazing and those drapes make me swoon. I wouldn’t say that you need to change anything in that room at all.

  14. Love the “after”…you created a beautiful space! Love the check fabric on your chairs.

  15. Charlotte says:

    Lovely, lovely, beautiful! What a fantastic house you moved into! Really looking forward to seeing more.

    1. Thanks so much!! It really is fun working on the new house, because we brought with us many pieces that we’ve collected over the years, but also have the opportunity to correct the mistakes we’ve made in the past… šŸ™‚ It’s easy to make the smaller changes because we don’t have to spend on the big items.

  16. Nancy Pacitto says:

    Your ability to bring your items from your old home and recreate such a gorgeous room is a talent that I greatly admire. Your dining room is very lovely with only one item amiss. The moss cupboard overpowers the wonderful room that you have designed. I look forward to viewing and enjoying more of your projects. I think your butler’s pantry is a china collector’s dream. I am an antique dealer and often do tablescapes for charity events. I envision a massive china closet in my dreams. You are truly an inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much! Tablescaping is how I got into blogging in the first place. And I actually completely agree with you about the moss cupboard! I have many changes in mind for this room, but y’know, one step at a time. Hoping to get a grander chandelier in crystal. Always wanted the two end chairs to be French with some patina gilding. And the moss cupboard needs to either be painted an antique white or replaced. Wouldn’t mind an aubusson rug, too… šŸ˜‰

  17. Lory, I am new to your blog and I am in heaven! I think your dining room is just stunning and so much in the lines of my own taste in decorating. I am nearly overtaken with china, which is also a passion for me. I love beautiful tablescpes, and have learned so much from you already. I can’t wait to see your post about your first dinner party in your new home!

    1. Thanks so much, Martha!! And welcome… šŸ™‚ Take your time and look around. Love having like minded people here!!

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