Saturday, 9 February 2019

Dining room is coming together.

I did a quick set up of the dining room to try and get the chandelier centered over the table and equally centered with the fireplace, whilst still allowing my large table to sit where it needs to in the room. Oy.. what a geometry equation that has turned out to be... I should have paid more attention in maths class. Lol.

I took some pics, it’s a little off.. but I should be able to hide that under the little rose.


If not I’ll just get a bigger rose. Ha! Speaking of the rose, it needs some paint, it’s decidedly whiter than anything else in the room. Aged gold to blend with the chandelier? Or the wall colour? 


I just need to install the baseboard and window trim in this room and it's done-zo! So exciting to be getting to the finishing of this room so I can move outside and upstairs. :D 

In other news, I think that viewing this room through my camera lens has solidified the kitchen backsplash issue for me. I just think continuing the counter top stone up the wall is the correct choice for the understated relaxed elegance that I'm trying to create in this house. So, finally, a decision made! Thank you to you all for weighing in and helping me. :D 

24 comments:

  1. Lovely chandelier. If it's a little off, I sure can't tell it, and I don't think anyone else will notice, either. For the rose, I would go with the wall/trim color; that is what we most often see here. Good choice on the back splash. You're right--when you look at this room, it becomes obvious that the counter top stone is what will work best. Can't wait to see it accessorized!

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    1. It is a beautiful chandelier isn't it. One of my favourite minis. :) I think I agree, the wall trim colour is best. I was thinking because it's so small maybe the aged gold to blend into the light would be better but it's good to get the feedback. Setting up this room really did clarify the countertop issue for me. Sometimes you have to look at the picture as a whole. Thanks for stopping by Deb! :D

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  2. I love how this room looks. It's turning out perfectly with that look of understated elegance you're going for. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Sheila, it's getting there. I wish I had that chandelier in my own dining room. :D

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  3. Te está quedando precioso, me gusta el toque delicado que consigues. Feliz fin de semana:-)

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  4. This is turning into such a beautiful, calm and gentle room - the perfect backdrop for that absolutely stunning chandelier of yours. I think, I would go for old gold for the ceiling rose if you are keeping it small.

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    1. Thanks Anna! Yes still mulling the rose. One thing is certain, it needs some paint!.

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  5. Oh it's looking so grand and beautiful! I bet you are bursting at the seams to get all the decor elements showcased in the room! I love how you've managed to perfectly utilize and balance the space and the chandelier gives just a hint of opulence without detracting from the Gustavian simplicity. I'm excited to see the backsplash in place, too, and I hope you're epic mini sessions of late have you feeling like a kid in a dollhouse shop! :O)

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    1. Thanks Jodi! Absolutely bursting, but I have other work to do first and Hubby is due home this week (though stuck in Squaw Valley at the moment due to a snow storm cutting the roads. Probably the same one you guys got!) So extra mini time is coming to an end. I have to clean up before he gets here! lol.

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  6. I love just how much you've been able to fit in this narrow room! I'm going to use it as inspiration for my own dining room. It's so beautiful with the large chandelier! Can't wait to see those cabinets filled with all sorts of pretty things :)

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    1. Thanks Krystine! You know the chandelier maker is Canadian - kailusky66 on ebay - and she does custom work, just sayin :D You might be able to get her to make you a spectacular modern chandelier for your entrance hall.. how fabulous would that be!

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  7. Hello Sam,
    The chandelier is perfect for the room. It is a very elegant space, but quite welcoming and cozy at the same time.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac. I'm glad you think it is elegant. You are the King of elegance with your Dollhouse. :D

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  8. This room is EXQUISITE!!! It has great bones even when undressed, and everything has been placed and positioned in it perfectly!
    The drippy elegance of the vintage chandelier is definitely the show stopper in your dining room Sam, and yet it doesn't hold all of the attention, but quietly supports the lovely old table and chairs along with your other well-chosen furnishings. It is SUPERB!
    You my dear, have A GIFT ! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Elisabeth. I love my chandelier. It was a rather extravagant purchase, but worth every penny in my opinion. From a wonderful maker in Canada (ebay handle kailusky66) who has a true gift for mini lighting. I'm really loving how this room is coming together. It's just how I envisioned it, amazingly. I'm not sure how that happened. It's difficult when you are working with a picture in your head and room in pieces. But the progress I'm making is spurring me on. :D

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  9. Hi, Sam - I've loved this dining room since I first saw it in one of your posts. All those soft neutral tones create such a restful ambiance - and now that sparkling chandelier adds another level of elegance. Beautiful.
    Marjorie

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    1. Thanks Marjorie. It has really been accidental serendipity that has bought the colours together on this room.. I'm not sure how I've managed to pull it off to be honest, but I'm loving where it is going. :)

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  10. Buceando por internet acabo de descubrir su blog y ya me hice seguidora para no perder nada creo me sera de gran ayuda, pues a mi también me gustan mucho las miniaturas ya construí tres casitas de muñecas partiendo de cero con materiales reciclados. Creo que por aquí aprenderé mucho Un saludo.

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    1. Muchas gracias! Wow, tres casas! No estoy seguro de cuánto tiempo me llevará construir tres. Estoy seguro de que tienes mucha experiencia, mucho más que yo, pero me alegra que sigas adelante. :) ¿Tienes un blog que pueda seguir?

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  11. Your dining room is lovely! I love the style!

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