Dinning Rooms, Mood Board, And Giving Thanks

Delightful dinning rooms that make me happy:

The Cottage Co. via Carriage House Antiques
White china and teacups against turquoise?  Sold.  I love the uncluttered look.

Molly Frey Design
Peaceful and bright is for me.

Morgan Harrison Home
I love me a painted floor.

Bear-Hill Interiors
Would you be gutsy enough to use this chandelier?

Better Homes and Gardens Online via Milk and Honey Home
If I was building a house I really like the idea of an eat-in dinning room.  A farmhouse table plus slipcovered chairs equals a happy Abby.

Anastassios Mentos
Chairs make all the difference; don't you want to spend a long time chatting at this table?

Caldwell Flake
The hutch is a bit much for me, but those chairs and light fixture get me every time.  I love this room.

Yes, this is not a dining room, but I couldn't get away from the fabric on the windows and the monogrammed chairs.  

Now let's change gears.  
After my Miami Mama agreed with the fabrics I chose yesterday, I moved forward with a mood board. 
Here is a start at where we are going:
miami mama

Just click on the board for a list of sources.  

Finally, I just want to say thank you one more time for all of the comments and e-mails I received from this post!  You all confirmed my agreement with this quote from A Gift Wrapped Life:

To some, blogging can be a huge waste of time, a sign our world is becoming one continuous loop of social media, one more way of distancing ourselves. I beg to differ, I have never felt more connected to a continuous thread of women who speak my language, who inspire me, who hear me and for that reason I smile to myself a lot these days.


  1. Abby, that is an amazing post with loads of inspiraiton. Aye aye about blogging. I just had the same convo with my hubbi about how many great styling ladies and gents there are in the 'normal' world and I didnt know they were there until I started to blog! You did say it alot more eloquently than me though!..Sinead

  2. Lovely post.. you are a gracious soul. That palette is wonderful, btw. You've got the vitality of Miami without crossing the line.. love it!

  3. Miami Mama is a lucky gal!!! That is going to be a swanky place!

  4. Ok, where do I start? I love love these dining rooms. I like a little more drama in my own DR, with brown wallpaper, etc., but if I were to go light in my next house (read that as next life!) I'd take any one of those! And, the window treatments in the Bear-Hill Interiors pic have just solidified my design for the new window treatments I'll be doing in my family room. Hopefully a post on that in November. I think the two horizontal lines of contrast is fantastic. So, thank you for inspiring me today! One last...your mom is lucky :)!

  5. Abby, wowsers! Love your mood board!! You go girl - LOVE that blue sofa. You have me rethinking my living room - I love green and blue!


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