Okay, I have been reluctant to show you anything inside my house because I rent (and for starters the walls are a very pale pinky beige—yuk—anyone who reads this blog knows how much I dislike that colour) but to paint it, I would have to include a very large textured ceiling in the living room so I haven’t done it yet. It is the most adorable 50’s style house with huge, bay windows in the living room and all around to show off the view of the city and the beautiful gardens surrounding the house! I would love to buy it and completely renovate (on my list for next year’s goals) but until that happens, I have to live with some things. . .
It was my good friend Tami Rode’s birthday last week so she was over for brunch on the weekend, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for my first Tablescape Thursday Post, hosted by Between Naps on the Porch!
My dining table has 2 different alternating styles of Queen Anne chairs (4 in total), the one on the left is from William Switzer, and the one on the right is from a garage sale years ago (the pair) for $14 dollars I repainted in cream and re-covered them in the textured leaf fabric.
What I really want now is a Saarinen table and I’m still debating if I should keep the chairs, paint them all the same colour (something fun) and re-cover them.
The placemats from HomeSense were $3 dollars, they only had 3 which is why they were such a good price but I loved the colours so I thought I’d use them when it’s dinner for 3! I’ve had these little frog place card holders forever and I just love how playful they are, I use them a lot in the summer.
This is Tami’s up close. I also have a million colour chips lying around my home office so I thought I’d pick a colour that was somewhere close to the placemats!
You can see the rounded bay windows of the house through the 2 front bushes, I decided to pick some orchids (I think that’s what they are) for the centerpiece (below). I’ll show you what the house looks like soon.
Here you can see the dining room through the back window and also see that this house is full of windows. When it snows it feels like I live in a snow globe! Really it does, here is the view from the side of the house (above).
Test question for anyone that’s been paying attention? Ideally what colour trim should a white house have (not the gray shown above)?
Vancouver had a huge thunderstorm last Saturday night, the entire living room was orange from the lights of the storm, it was quite fun to watch! (See the textured ceiling? *sigh*) Here’s an official photo of the storm:
Before I started decorating for a living, I would spend the entire day decorating a table for a dinner party, now my guests are lucky if they get a napkin!! I’m sure there are others that can relate to this phenomenon!
There are so many beautiful tablescapes waiting at Between Naps on the Porch – go take a look!