a. I've always known I was a Charlotte, okay Charlotte, mixed with a little bit of Carrie, maybe a lotta bit. I think I've known this since I first laid eyes on her Park Avenue apartment. I loved her traditionalist ways with the perfect amount of class. And, I especially loved her dining room: The dark dining room table and classy white chairs. The wainscoting, the mixed woods and colors, fresh flowers and always perfect tablescapes. What is there not to love?
b. Secondly, I'll admit, I hated our dining room growing up. See below. I realized the other day, it was exactly what I'd love now: wallpaper and wainscoting only in an interesting color choice. [Love ya mom]
So there you have it. The things I love in a dining room: wallpaper and wainscoting, dark and rustic tables, light and surprising chairs, beautiful chandeliers. My first choice: Osbourne & Little's Asuka Leaves in Gold with either black, navy or emerald green wainscoting.
[Osbourne & Little Imperia, Asuka Leaves & Cypres]
[Osbourne & Little Orient Tray, Zecca, Radnor]
[Cole & Son Cranley & Poppy]
Check back tomorrow for my thoughts on what goes on top of the tables.