Friday, September 13, 2013

More New Ideas in the Dining Room

Hello everyone!

  I've been trying to tweak a few things around the house that didn't feel quite right.  Remember the dining room change I made in THIS POST?  Well, I was not loving the set-up on the sideboard as much as I had hoped.  I just knew that having one tall lamp on one side and not one on the other side would throw things off........and it did!  I felt that I needed something tall to balance out the lamp.  So, here is what I came up with.


I moved my Santos doll in here.  Now, I have the height that I felt was missing.  I decided to keep the wreath on the mirror too.  



I also added a small topiary to the sideboard and placed a taller one in the center of the table.  I felt like the large galvanized tub was too large there.


A pair of antler plaques were hung in between the windows.



Some french ticking striped pillows were added to the chairs as well.  Now, the room feels better.  

Do you have big plans for the weekend?  I'm sure I will be comforting our youngest son who gets an appliance put in his mouth, at the orthodontist today, to correct a cross bite.  He is terribly sensitive, so he will have some adjusting to do.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

  

29 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

Very nice.. and I know what you mean about something missing.. I've decided I'm only happy when I decorate in pairs.. not sure why. LOVE those antler sheds on the wall! The color really pops. I'm been adding black in every room and I love it!! Hope I still think so in Spring!

Deserae said...

Lovely as always!!!! Have a fabulous weekend :o)
~Des

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I can soo relate. There was a time when asymmetry did it for me. But of late... I have to have a 'balance' in order to feel right.
Poor little man. Hope it won't be too hard on him :-/
Happy weekend!
Hugs, Gee

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love the changes, Kelly! But, of course, everything was pretty before! I know how annoying it can be when something doesn't look right; and you just have to tweak it! You did great!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly...I love the added antlers!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I hope your little one does well with his new appliance. We've gone through that with spacers for my youngest. We had to turn it with a key thingy every night. I think when there's something new in your mouth, no matter how small it is, it just feels huge. Kind of like when a teeny eye lash gets in your eye...it feels like a rock. :) The changes you made look great! I love the Santos doll and the antler plaques. Have a great weekend!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It looks just right now, Kelly! I hope your little guy is ok. Mine went through the whole braces thing. Motrin really helps a lot if he has any discomfort.

chateau chic said...

Your dining room looks so pretty. Whatever changes you make, the rooms always look so calming and peaceful.
Mary Alice

20 North Ora said...

Kelly - That arrangement looks so pretty! Did you paint the table? Looks fantastic!

Judy

Junkchiccottage said...

Love it Kelly. No matter what you do in each room is always looks awesome. I love that lampshade with the buttons. That is pretty darn cute.
Kris

cynthia lee designs said...

Your Santos doll looks great there. I saw one at a local furniture store and keep thinking that I should go back and get it.
I hope your son does okay. Both of my girls had to wear an appliance in their mouths to wider it before they got their braces and I still remember the tears they shed in the beginning.
We are going to a Street Market this weekend and go look thru some shops in a little town about 10 minutes from us.
hugs, Cindy

Debbiedoos said...

So pretty Kelly. I love that Santos doll there and you are right the height is perfect. Hope all is well:)

Denise Duffy said...

Beautiful, as usual! I love your Santos it looks very regal on your buffet. I'm the only one around here who appreciates them. Everyone else says mine are "creepy"

NanaDiana said...

It looks great. That Santos really does balance the top out. It looks good there. Loving everything else you did in there, too.

Good luck with your son-that is always a mess those first few days until they start adjusting to it. It will be worth it in the long run- xo Diana

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the Santos doll on the table!..Everything looks great...oh yes, remember those "orthodontist days"
Have a great weakend.

missy said...

Not even any little ones !! Everything you do turns our great Kelly..Good luck with your sons dentist thing...

Christine Vandormolen said...

Happy Saturday Kelly, say what slipcovers are those? Where did you get them? Hugsssss

Donna said...

I really like the antlers! I also love the monogrammed chair covers. Did you make them?

Cynthia said...

I really like the changes you made to the dining room, that Santos doll is gorgeous!! I really like that mirror and wreath is perfect.

Cynthia

bj said...

I like things balanced out, too. I use a lot of books to elevate something to make it match the other side.....:) I love your doll there.
Your room looks great.

ImSoVintage said...

It looks wonderful as always, Kelly. Hope things went well for your son. There is always an adjustment to go through with those appliances. OUCH!!! xo Laura

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Becca said...

Hope your son did okay at the orthodontist! I love your sideboard ... awesome Santos! You always know how to balance things beautifully!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the balance you added. It is really a nice space you have created. On a different note, poor Will!!

Anne said...

That is the perfect solution Kelly! I am like you too...it must be balanced or it will drive me crazy LOL! UGH your poor son.My daughter had to wear a stretcher in her mouth several years ago to prevent her teeth from over crowding.It was fun cranking the key every night to stretch her pallet!

Andrea said...

Looks so pretty! I love how you use lamps in many spots-they give such pretty ambience

must love junk said...

Your poor son!
I love your changes, as always :)
The antlers are a fun touch!
Susan

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Sandy said...

Love those Santos dolls! Kelly, I never tire of looking at your house and pretty much love everything you come up with!