Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dining Room Blog Love

There's been some good stuff out there this week in the blogging world.  Pretty dining rooms abound.
First up, my sweet friend and one of my absolute favorite bloggers & designers, Holly Mathis...

Is this not prettier than anything you've seen in a magazine lately??!!
I dare not tell you how many times I've looked at these pictures. 
Simply can't get them out of my head.

Rene of Cottage & Vine, a new blog to me, but quickly becoming a favorite... 
She's still in the processs of finishing up her dining room...but really so, so pretty already...
The side board & lamps were Christmas presents, now there's a girl after my own heart!!

I can't wait to see what fabric she picks out for her windows!!

And lastly, also a new blog to me, but one I think many of you probably already read, Emily A. Clark, is also working on what is shaping up to be another gorgeous dining room.
Really, botanicals and toile, always a beautiful combination in my book!!

We are off to enjoy the long weekend.  Be back soon! 


  1. Tessa,
    I am with you...I love Holly's home pictures. It is all so pretty.
    What would we do without all of this blogging inspiration?
    By the way, I loved your post the other day about your son. It really was one of the sweetest things I have read.
    Hope you enjoy your long weekend.

  2. Totally in love with that first dining room and it makes me want new curtains.

  3. I am loving Holly's dining room and desk area. She creates beautiful spaces - I enjoy looking at them too. So fresh - great for the new year!

  4. Wow! Thanks for the shout out Tessa! Those are all so pretty!.


  5. I love those space! I have been reading Cottage and Vine for awhile and can't wait to see how she finishes the perfect already! What great inspiration!

  6. Beautiful botanical prints...

  7. Really gorgeous. I wrote Rene that I have a similar treatment in my dining room with a mirror and shell engravings. All the décor is fresh and classic.
    Mary Ann

  8. Reinvent forlorn dining rooms with suitable furnishings, paint, and fabric. The right table set on a bright area rug or centered on a window can be your anchor. A round table, the favorite for conversation, softens a boxy room. A small square table does well in tight quarters. Long farmhouse-type tables work best in rectangular rooms.

  9. love that first dining table, i have traditional antique furniture teak dining chairs please see my website