Inspiration Album

Dining

Contry house dining room

Since we're talking about dining rooms this month, we have to re-post another favorite. Ever since we first saw this photo in a book ages ago, we've loved it. The whimsical circus-type lights, the industrial pendants, the vintage poster, the huge table, the vintage chairs, the Jielde lamp.... It makes us wish we lived in a funky old apartment where we could do something similar.

Children play table

Yesterday you voted on which French Country style dining room was higher end and, if you voted for this one, then you nailed it! Survey results though were pretty close, with roughly half of you choosing A and the other half B. Click through to see the price and source for each piece, along with the cheaper alternative options. Tufted Dining Chair from Ballard Designs; $665. Floral Rug from Ballard Designs; $599. All items combined ring up at the cash register for $4269, with the biggest ticket items being the chandelier and dining room table. Beaded Empire Chandelier from Shades of Light; $489. Embossed Mirror from Pier 1; $199. Rustic Trestle Table from World Market; $700. Tufted Dining Chair from Overstock; $205. Floral Rug from Overstock; $334. You might be more comfortable with a price tag of $1927, which is what this second collection will run. As always, if you find something similar to the items above, for a better price, share the information by linking to it in the comments below. Or, if you want to go out on your own, take a look at this earlier post, with shopping secrets and tips for finding a certain look for less money.

Dining room

When I think about an eclectic room, I always picture something very involved. With lots going on inside of it - colors, treasures, just... things. The truth is, eclectic style is more than just having a lot of different stuff. Your home can live somewhere between minimalist and eclectic, and these 8 rooms prove it. Just take a minimalist room, then add color and texture - not stuff! - to give it that worldly, lived-in look we've come to love. Above and at top: An apartment-turned-showroom in Denmark called, obviously, The Apartment. Each of these three photos was taken during a different period of The Apartment with different decor: March 2012, March 2013 and August 2012, respectively. The two photos above were taken in the Brooklyn apartment of jewelry and textile designer Caitlin Mociun, featured on Houzz. Above, a Primrose Hill, London, bedroom designed by Jino Design, via Houzz. The living room and bedroom in the above two photos belong to DJ Simon Digby's Australian home, featured on HomeLife. What do you think of this style? Is it possible to be eclectic and minimalist, or would you call these rooms something else entirely?

Kitchen and dining room

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Dining room with red chairs

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Dining room with red furniture

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Dining room

Cara could have given up when tasked with turning this space into a dining room, but she persevered. There is no question that it took a bit of vision and a large leap of faith to see the potential in our dining room. Lots of 1960 going on here, but the absolute best part of this space was how open it already was to the kitchen. Right off the bat, dreams of an open kitchen and dining space danced in my head. Sure enough, once the reno ball began to roll, our vision for an open kitchen/dining area made for entertaining started to take shape. You can find a lot more photos of this dated transformation on Cara's blog.

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Dining table with christmas tree

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Small round dining table

Hello AT,. I have a problem with my kitchen in my new apartment. Adjacent to the kitchen is an extremely small in-kitchen dining area- only 61' wide and 93' long. I want to create a dining table setting that can fit up to four, but will usually only be used for two. Can you come up with a solution? Most tables I can find are either too small to fit four people, or too big to fit in the space. This sounds like a situation where you might have to build or fashion something in to get the most out of your space. Without knowing exactly what your space looks like, we did a little drawing above of a built in banquette-type of solution which has worked for us in the past. Instead of trying to fit bulky moveable furniture in a small space, building in like this will make it seem roomy.

Round dining table

It's often hard to find time to design around a television setup, but it's even harder to do it when all you have is a tiny flat to work with. Our Australian comrade Filip has come to terms with both areas of hardship and created one of the most amazing spaces we've seen in a while. We love how his couch softly creates a divider between his kitchen and living room, executing serene contrast filled with warm, leather fabrics - we just can't help but to drool like crazy! More photos of his marvelous flat can be found on his Flickr. Have a picture to share? Tag them 'Unplggd' and we'll find them! Or join our totally awesome Flickr group, Unplggd.

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Kitchen and dining room

Q: We are all moved in and now we are trying to add some color to this room. Editor: Leave your suggestions for Amy in the comments - thanks! Got a question? Send us yours with pic attachments here.

Red kitchen

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